Advance your knowledge of computer information systems by learning the strategic role and management of technology and projects with this three-course series by learning:
- The strategic role and management of technology and its projects, using cases for analyzing project management issues and making decisions.
- How to determine information needs of a company and specifying the requirements for systems that support business processes.
- How to harness vast data stores to solve problems, enhance decision-making, and discover new opportunities.
- Knowledge of the emerging field of business intelligence (BI) including its capabilities, role in decision making, and vendors while gaining hands-on experience with some popular BI technologies and tools.
- The principles and application of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
- Software development methodology and the impact on business and supporting activities, including requirements gathering and the McCabe structured testing methodology.
The Computer Information Systems Certificate is designed for individuals who interface or coordinate with an IT department, have clients or customers in technology fields, or who want an introduction to various areas aspects of information systems. In this program, you gain confidence and insight into the world of information systems allowing you to better communicate and understand how businesses manage the flow of information through an organization thus allowing a business to function more efficiently, effectively and profitably.
This certificate is a companion to the Computer Information Systems master's degree. The credits completed as part of this certificate can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.
Admission to the University is not required to earn the Certificate of Completion in Computer Information Systems. You can register for any course in the certificate program in any order as there are no prerequisites. Prior CSU coursework can be applied toward this certificate, though transfer courses are not accepted.