Telecommunications Technology (Certificate)
Focus on the key technologies that are at the center of today's rapid innovation in wireless networks and services in this certificate program. You will study wireless telecommunications networks 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 IT 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.
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/ict.html
The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Telecommunications Technology requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).
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.
- ICT 4800 - Network Communications & the Internet
- ICT 4830 - Broadband Wireless Networks
- ICT 4840 - Next Generation Wireless Networks and Services
- ICT 4845 - Network Security with Lab
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.
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:
- ICT 4000 - ICT Business Foundations
- ICT 4005 - ICT Technical Foundations
- ICT 4015 - Managing Technology For Strategic Value
- ICT 4020 - Business Forecasting and Planning
- ICT 4045 - Information Technology Service Assurance
- ICT 4100 - Principles of Project Management
- ICT 4155 - Strategic Alliances in the Technology Sector
- ICT 4160 - Advanced Methods for Complex Projects
- GIS 4520 - GIS in Telecommunications
- ICT 4605 - Principles of Information Security
- ICT 4610 - TCP/IP Networks
- ICT 4685 - Cloud and Internet Law
- ICT 4815 - Managing Global Telecommunications Projects
- ICT 4835 - Advanced Network Technologies
Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses
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Careers in Telecommunications Technology Certificate
Chief Technology Officer, IT Manager, Telecommunications Officer, Telecommunications Marketing Manager, Specialist, Telecommunications Engineer, Consultant.
Advising, management, research, design and implementation, technical support, collaboration, configuration, installation, assessment.
Monster.com predicts the IT job market will include more opportunities for telecommunications professionals, with hiring more aggressive than in recent years. According to Delottie, the telecommunications sector will continue to grow as mobile devices and related broadband connectivity continues to be more embedded.
Careers In Information and Communications Technology
YOU are in high demand!
YOU are in high demand! One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the U.S., computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% through 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology professionals was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage of $36,200 for all occupations. 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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