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Are you considering getting a master’s degree but have reservations about the time commitment? A graduate certificate is a higher education program similar to a master’s degree. The difference is this program is more focused, which is why it often only takes one year to complete. What is a graduate certificate in information systems? This type of program focuses on information technolo… Read more

Are you considering getting a master’s degree but have reservations about the time commitment? A graduate certificate is a higher education program similar to a master’s degree. The difference is this program is more focused, which is why it often only takes one year to complete.

What is a graduate certificate in information systems? This type of program focuses on information technology. Students will likely take courses such as principles of programming, data modeling, database design, information technology in the organization and computer networking and operating systems. This course of study is designed to give students a better understanding of the operations, goals and function of an information systems specialist.

This program is beneficial because it ensures students have the skills necessary to design systems and assess an organization’s information system needs. With this graduate certificate, students are likely better prepared to take a leadership role in the IT world.

When it comes to this program’s cost, you have a few considerations to make. First, what institution do you want to attend? Second, are you going to take online or in-person classes? Third, how quickly will you be able to finish the courses?

With a graduate certificate in information systems, you are prepared for a number of different paths. You can continue your education in computer sciences, telecommunication or information systems. You may be able to find a job as a help desk specialist, computer programmer, systems administrator, database design specialist or computer support specialist. These types of positions are available in both the public and private sectors.

Once you figure out you want to pursue a graduate certificate in information systems, you have to find a school with a program that suits your needs. To learn more about the systems that are offered, you have to do a bit of research. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Fanshawe College
London, Canada

This two-year (four semesters) program is designed for international college or university graduates with a strong academic background, who require additional knowledge in inf ... +

This two-year (four semesters) program is designed for international college or university graduates with a strong academic background, who require additional knowledge in information technology and computer systems technologies. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems (IS) is an entry-level course and is part of an articulated postgraduate program in Information Systems. The Graduate Certifica ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems (IS) is an entry-level course and is part of an articulated postgraduate program in Information Systems. The Graduate Certificate in IS provides a background in information systems to enable professionals to effectively understand and engage in areas involving IS. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jul 2021
Campus
 
Georgian College
Barrie, Canada

Students prepare for careers involving the development, evaluation, and support of IT security solutions. Building on previous educational experience, students learn to create ... +

Students prepare for careers involving the development, evaluation, and support of IT security solutions. Building on previous educational experience, students learn to create cost-effective and secure computing environments. Students develop the knowledge and skills to categorize, design, implement and integrate technical safeguards to ensure the security of information systems. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
07 Sep 2021
Online
 

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UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Orono, USA

This program will provide an important and innovative skill-set for archivists in many fields that prepare them to address data and material management issues while positionin ... +

This program will provide an important and innovative skill-set for archivists in many fields that prepare them to address data and material management issues while positioning them and their business or institution for the future. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Know it. Understand it. Test it. Communicate it. Knowledge of software and hardware is important, and in today's fast-paced information technology world, making sure everythin ... +

Know it. Understand it. Test it. Communicate it. Knowledge of software and hardware is important, and in today's fast-paced information technology world, making sure everything is running smoothly is essential to running an effective operation. You'll emerge from the Software and Information Systems Testing program with a better understanding of the testing paradigms and methods associated with IT and software development. You'll understand software and hardware, how to ensure quality control and how to use project management approaches and business analysis techniques. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

This IT professional will interface with organizational areas to gather their business (data) requirements and translate them into functional systems design specifications tha ... +

This IT professional will interface with organizational areas to gather their business (data) requirements and translate them into functional systems design specifications that can be successfully implemented by IT teams. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Strapped for time, but looking to learn valuable skills to help increase your marketability? Fanshawe’s eight-month, in-class or online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) pr ... +

Strapped for time, but looking to learn valuable skills to help increase your marketability? Fanshawe’s eight-month, in-class or online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program can help you discover a new in-demand career. Courses are scheduled Monday to Thursday evenings for both in-class and online learners. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Orono, USA

The Information Systems graduate programs focus on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for mod ... +

The Information Systems graduate programs focus on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. All areas of private and public enterprise rely on information systems for communication, planning, providing services, control and supporting decisions. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Online