Information Technology Education and Training

Different levels of education are required before an individual can call themselves a certified professional in the information technology field. Personal career aspirations or employer needs will stipulate the level of professional training or education level. Ever-changing technology influences different employer’s needs and further education is often required.
Information Technology careers requires at least an associate’s degree and its advisable to consider a degree in computer science, electronics technology, computer engineering or information technology as starting point. The broader the range of education in computer related classes a student takes the better the job prospects will become. Data communication, computer programming, database software and business applications are a good basis as well. Entry-level jobs will be available with an associate’s degree.
A bachelor’s degree will be the next requirement if a student wishes to further their career as most companies will accept that as the lowest requirement. A variety of courses should be available such as information systems, software management, computer hardware, computer networking and database systems.
To be classified as a certified information technology professional a Master of Science degree will provide you with a very broad understanding of evolving technology. A graduate will have full knowledge in the following:
• Grasp the role of hardware and software lifecycles
• The role of information literacy and awareness in organizational aspects
• Be aware of developments in telecommunications technologies and the convergence of computer technology
• Application of best IT practices to competitive and productive advantages
• Understanding of regulatory and technical issues on and around the Internet
• Understanding of theories and principles underlying in applied information technology
The following areas of specialization will be mastered during a Master of Science degree or program:
• E – Business
• Informatics
• Project Management
• Telecommunications Management
• Software Engineering
• Information assurance
• Homeland Security Management
• Database Systems Technology

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