Designed for students who want to hone their information technology (IT) skills, this four-course program provides the foundational networking, programming, data modeling, and database design skills you need for a range of positions, including computer support specialist, systems administrator, and help desk specialist.2
Providing in-demand and immediately applicable IT skills, the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems can also be applied toward Walden’s MS in Information Technology and Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) programs. Walden is committed to helping you earn credit for your foundational knowledge. Find out how you can apply your certificate toward an advanced degree from Walden.
Walden has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
My coursework has recently helped me get a new job as chief information officer at a school district in Indiana.
I hope to set up an IT firm with my Walden education. I would also like to own a school of information technology, where I can train people in the local communities in my country.
I'm a teacher by profession, and today, teaching is shifting from teacher to student, to student to teacher. My DIT gave me the opportunity to learn a little about so many things, and that is what I need in my profession.
1According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Information Security Analysis, on the internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (viewed online October 2, 2017). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
2Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.