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Focus on the key technologies that are at the center of today's rapid innovation in wireless networks and services in this certificate program. Wireless telecommunications networks are studied with an emphasis on the challenges and the approaches to deal with the immense explosion in wireless data traffic from devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and connected laptops, as well as broadband services like VOIP and mobile video. Learn to apply project management best practices to meet the typical challenges faced by managers in today's fast-paced, complex and highly competitive global telecom industry.
You’ll learn how to:


  • Analyze and design network solutions

  • Analyze the "triple play" convergence of voice, video, and data over wireless networks

  • Evaluate and apply best practices in network security

  • Create plans to manage global telecommunications projects

  • Evaluate next generation wireless networks and services


In this certificate program, you’ll gain a practical knowledge of the leading standards and protocols, as well as the next generation all-IP technologies for network security, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.

Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Information and Communications Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/ict.html


Required Courses

The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Telecommunications Technology requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

Concentration courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)

Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.


Elective courses - 8 qtr. hrs (Choose 2)

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Information And Communications Technology programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

After you submit your academic plan, your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Popular electives for students pursuing Information And Communications Technology programs include:

Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses


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Careers in Telecommunications Technology Certificate

Titles
Chief Technology Officer, IT Manager, Telecommunications Officer, Telecommunications Marketing Manager, Specialist, Telecommunications Engineer, Consultant.

Duties
Advising, management, research, design and implementation, technical support, collaboration, configuration, installation, assessment.

Outlook
Monster.com predicts the IT job market will include more opportunities for telecommunications professionals, with hiring more aggressive than in recent years. During the recession, the field of telecommunications was in decline, but to gear up for a tech-job resurgence it’s essential to have a firm grasp on other IT fields, their impact on telecommunications, and an up-to-date repertoire of technical know-how, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Careers In Information and Communications Technology

YOU are in high demand!
One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the US, computer scientist and database administrator job openings are expected to grow 53% in the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the ICT career outlook is incredibly positive, with a 28% employment increase expected within the field. Whether you choose a career at a government agency, large corporation, or small organization, ICT professionals are in high demand—particularly if you have job experience and relevant education in information and communication technology under your belt.

ICT makes the grade.
The best jobs are in IT, according to U.S. News and World Report. From Information Technology Manager to Database Administrator, Software Developer to Web Developer, these jobs crack the top 10 careers on the U.S. News and World Report list of top 100 best jobs, as there is an explosive demand in the IT field. A master's degree is preferred for most positions, according to U.S. News and World Report, which also predicts that a focus on mobile application development will help professionals beat the competition.

Where are they now?
Alumni from University College who graduated with a master's degree in information and communication technology hold job titles such as Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Network Engineer, Managing Consultant, Network Architect, Lead IT Analyst, Data Engineer, and CEO in companies and organizations such as Pratt & Whitney, Ironware Technologies, iBoss Security, PayPal, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Vanguard Communication, CenturyLink, Advanced Program Group, Level 3, Verizon Wireless, IBM, IntelliDyne, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Time Warner, Harland Financial Solutions, and the United States Air Force.

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