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Business Intelligence & Technology Certificates

Cybersecurity

Help protect individuals, companies, and/or organizations from cybercrime by developing an understanding of how cybercrime is perpetuated, designing practical systems to detect and prevent it, and implementing solutions that keep important information secure. 

To complete the Cybersecurity Certificate, students will take the following courses:

BIT160: Object-Oriented Programming

This course is for students who want to learn how to write computer programs. Pseudocode and flowcharts are used to develop solutions to object oriented programming problems. Programs are written using an object-oriented language. Topics covered include control structures, simple data types, arrays, strings, structures, data files, objects, classes, and debugging techniques. Top-down and object oriented program design is discussed. 

BIT301: Cybersecurity

This course will provide students an overview into the field of cybersecurity. It will focus on several components of computer science. Topics include cybersecurity policy, cybersecurity law, cybersecurity research, cyber operations, ethical hacking, protocols, cyber architecture, security architecture, digital forensics, intrusion detection, malware, cloud computing, and computer networking. This course will also offer hands-on practical and virtual labs. 

BIT320: Ethical Hacking

Ethical Hacking is a course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of hacking and the ethics involved in hacking systems. Students will learn about malware, wireless security, cryptography, system architecture, and more to best understand system weaknesses in order to strengthen a company’s defense against cyber attacks. 

BIT350: Operating Systems

This course offers a general overview of operating systems. Topics include CPU scheduling, memory management and device management. Analysis of the properties, advantages, and disadvantages of basic algorithms used in the design of operating systems are studied. 

BIT401: Advanced Cybersecurity

Students enrolled in Advanced Cybersecurity will cover topics such as the types of attacks, security assessmetns, enterprise environments, cybersecurity resiliance, network designs, and many others to help ensure that students are ready for the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity upon completion of the course. Course material helps prepare students for an industry certification. 

Data Analytics

Data analytics is the science of interpreting vast amounts of complex data to make sound decisions. The data analytics concentration focuses on developing and applying data analytics skills and tools. Students will integrate business concepts as well as key methods and tools for analysis in order to solve challenging problems. 

To complete the Data Analytics Certificate, students will take the following courses:

BIT101: Introduction to Business Intelligence

Business intelligence is the concept of using data to create information to move an organization forward. This class will cover the systems used to collect data, the legal and ethical practices involved, and the tools used to convert data to information. 

MTH210: Elementary Statistics

This course introduces students to statistical language, skills, and techniques. Emphasis is placed on experiments and applications in business, biological sciences, social science, education, and medicine. Moral and ethical issues relating to experimentation and to decision-making are discussed. Students will learn the computer skills necessary to solve statistical problems. Specific topics will include descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis, experimental design, and inference techniques for distributions, chi-square tests, regression and analysis of variance. 

BUS311: Data Analysis & Decision Modeling

This course provides an application of quantitative methods to the solution of business problems and decision- making. Such topics as marginal analysis, price demand functions, production control, cost, revenue, and operations management for business decisions are discussed. 

BIT330: SQL for Data Analytics

This course will give students hands-on expertise to work with SQL. The lab work simulates real-world, hardware, software, and command-line interface environments. Students will learn the basics of SQL for analytics, SQL for data preparation, aggregate functions for data analysis, importing and exporting data, and analytics using complex data types. 

BIT420: Data Visualization

The general field of visualization focuses on transformations of data to visual representations in order to take advantage of human cognitive capabilities to more efficiently and effectively understand the story being told by the data. In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of visualization and the related user experience in producing and interpreting visualizations of business data. Students will also learn to use selected visual analytic tool(s)to conduct various types of analyses. 

Network Administration

When the internet is down, some people immediately consider what could be wrong. Is it a power issue? A router? Something else? Network administration is a high-growth field with a demand for problem solvers that can analyze, design, and implement solutions to make sure that everyone can access what they need and prevent access from those that don’t. 

To complete the Network Administration Certificate, students will take the following courses:

BIT160: Object-Oriented Programming

This course is for students who want to learn how to write computer programs. Pseudocode and flowcharts are used to develop solutions to object oriented programming problems. Programs are written using an object-oriented language. Topics covered include control structures, simple data types, arrays, strings, structures, data files, objects, classes, and debugging techniques. Top-down and object oriented program design is discussed.

BIT301: Cybersecurity

This course will provide students an overview into the field of cybersecurity. It will focus on several components of computer science. Topics include cybersecurity policy, cybersecurity law, cybersecurity research, cyber operations, ethical hacking, protocols, cyber architecture, security architecture, digital forensics, intrusion detection, malware, cloud computing, and computer networking. This course will also offer hands-on practical and virtual labs.

BIT360: Network & Data Communication

This course is a study of the design and development of computer networks and the methods of transmitting data over these networks. Topics discussed in this course include network architectures, flow control and congestion avoidance techniques, computer and communication security, and communication protocol standards. 

BIT410: Advanced Network Administration

Network administration is a key aspect for many companies looking to successfully operate their business and this course goes in-depth on many topics that are important to success including bandwidth management, data architecture, commands, and routing technologies. The course follows curriculum used to prepare professionals for an industry certification in network administration. 

Software Development

Software development is the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components.  The software development concentration focuses on learning and applying programming languages and best practices in software development for today’s evolving workplace. 

To complete the Software Development Certificate, students will take the following courses:

BIT160: Object-Oriented Programming

This course is for students who want to learn how to write computer programs. Pseudocode and flowcharts are used to develop solutions to object oriented programming problems. Programs are written using an object-oriented language. Topics covered include control structures, simple data types, arrays, strings, structures, data files, objects, classes, and debugging techniques. Top-down and object oriented program design is discussed.

BIT220: Data Structures

This course covers the design, analysis, and essential properties of data structures and the algorithms used to manipulate them. These structures are used as tools to assist algorithm design and to manipulate structures to solve practical problems. Topics include arrays, lists, stacks, queues, trees, recursions, searching, and sorting. Other topics include algorithm analysis and design, inheritance, and polymorphism.

BIT350: Operating Systems

This course offers a general overview of operating systems. Topics include CPU scheduling, memory management and device management. Analysis of the properties, advantages, and disadvantages of basic algorithms used in the design of operating systems are studied.

BIT325: JavaScript

Students enrolled in the course will learn JavaScript principles and practices, programming techniques, technology extensions, and more. Concepts and experiences in the coruse will help prepare students for an industry certification. 

BIT425: PHP & MySQL Web Development

This course will provide hands-on expertise to work with Web application security, MySQL administration, networks and protocol functions; image generation, debugging and logging; authentication, and personalization.

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