The certificate will make candidates proficient in the strategic, tactical, and operational considerations of IT infrastructure/architecture by providing candidates with the vocabulary of modern enterprise systems and architectures, the techniques for defining them, the considerations for integrating them, the analytics for assessing them, and considerations for managing them.
The design of information systems is traditionally taught in a layered fashion. Candidates learn about networks, databases, and applications in separate courses. This layered approach allows for the partitioning of material into areas of specific expertise. However, practicing professionals in companies and government institutions often face situations in which all of these different layers need to be combined across technologies and organizations.
An information systems infrastructure for a large corporation includes networks, data, emerging technologies/systems (e.g., Big Data, analytics, AI, cognitive computing, blockchain, Robotics Process Automation, security), and applications, including TOGAF considerations. Designing or modifying an infrastructure calls for an understanding not only of technology, but also of business needs and how to integrate the different technologies across different technologies and across the different parts of the business.
Responding to the accelerating worldwide demand for reliable and robust communications, this course offers a rich panorama of network principles, architectures, trends, and standards. It focuses on the significant opportunities and obstacles facing today’s rapidly expanding enterprises, not only in the US, but also around the world. Candidates are introduced to the global regulatory environment and critical managerial decisions. They become familiar with key emerging technology concepts, CDMA systems, radio resource management, services and applications, and next-generation standards. Attendees are prepared to become skilled communication managers who appreciate performance requirements coupled with the delivery of top quality service, with a deep understanding of current and emerging communications technologies (e.g., 5G and beyond). Topics include Network & Mobile Computing, Global Network Industry, Next Generation Networks, Performance Management, and Continuity Planning.
7. Integrating IT Technologies, Systems & Services
This course focuses on ways of designing and integrating an enterprise architecture. The course explains the different forms of corporate information systems and their interaction. Mainframe systems and large scale clusters will be the focus of this infrastructure. While in the past, mainframe systems were often self-contained, in current systems, it is more likely that such systems are part of an overall architecture including many smaller hardware devices and operating systems. Competing with classic mainframes are large Linux-based clusters; we will discuss their emergence. The student will learn about the building blocks of current enterprise architectures, and then will learn how to connect them to solve the problems of large companies.
8. Leadership & Management in the Cloud
9. Security Systems (Select from Cyber Security)
10. Enterprise Systems Management
This course offers a broad survey of Enterprise Systems technology and IS management considerations with emphasis on the mainframe. The course takes a strategic management perspective in exploring the mainframe’s architectural capabilities and impacts. Specific topics of study include Introduction to the Mainframe Environment, Total Cost of Ownership, Cost of Downtime, Scalability, Security, Access Management, and Mainframe Careers. Enterprise Systems case studies are explored throughout the course.
11. Green IT
This course presents the across the broad range of issues associated with use of IT to achieve sustainable IT operations and business practices. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the concepts, issues, techniques and challenges in delivering Green IT including:
The wider background to Green IT
Establishing a Green IT Policy
Establishing a Green IT Action Plan
Concepts and techniques for internal assessment
The risks and benefits of Green IT
The techniques and technologies available to enable Green IT
The role of Green IT across the organization
The roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders