UMass Boston

Information Technology Certificate

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Explore fundamental data communication, networking, and database concepts.

Delve into LAN and WAN technologies, network protocols (Ethernet, PPP, TCP/IP, and WWW), mobile/wireless networks, and network applications (Telnet, FTP, email, etc.). Explore network security while gaining practical experience through hands-on simulations and network sniffing. Learn relational database fundamentals, including DBMS architecture, data modeling, SQL programming, and techniques for database access.

Career Possibilities

Become a: 

  • Cloud Support Specialist 
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Cyber Security Analyst 
  • Data Miner
  • IT Help Desk Support Specialist 

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How to Apply

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Required Courses (18 Credits)

Complete 18 credits including these courses:

  • MSIS 110 - Introduction to Computers and Information Systems 3 Credit(s)
  • MSIS 230L - Relational Databases 3 Credit(s)
  • IT 246 - Introduction to Networks 3 Credit(s)

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