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Graduate Certificate in
Advanced Information Technology Boston University Metropolitan College


Designed for students who wish to increase their understanding of information technology and prepare for CISSP® and PMP® industry certifications, the online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Information Technology builds upon topics covered in the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology program, also available online. The four-course curriculum explores how to develop web applications based on databases, expanding the understanding of databases to include all database technologies common in business. Students learn how to define, design, and manage IT projects, while developing a solid grasp of increasingly important areas of network and system security.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Information Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge in the field of information technology, with strengths both in the theory and practice of information technology.
  • Proficiency in technical skills used in modern enterprise information systems, as well as comprehensive skills in the analysis of requirements, design, architecture, and implementation of computer applications systems.
  • Competence sufficient for effective management of information systems projects.

Those who complete both the Certificate in Information Technology and the Certificate in Advanced Information Technology will have satisfied all but two of the courses required to complete the online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Getting Started: Please complete this form to receive more information about your program of interest, application deadlines, as well as opportunities to attend online information sessions (webinars).