20 Seidenberg Graduate ProgramsIf you are looking to solidify your standing in a high-tech field, or need to increase your knowledge base in a specific area of technology, our Advanced Certificate Programs are ideal for you. Network administra-tion, e-commerce, telecommunications, and security and information assurance are just some of the specialized topics in which the Seiden-berg School can expand your knowledge and job potential.Information and Communication Technology Strategy and Innovation This graduate-level certificate in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy and Innovation addresses the needs of experienced information systems pro-fessionals who have already completed, or are near completing, master's degree-level education and who wish to acquire industry insight into how firms leverage their infor-mation technology assets to gain a competitive advantage in their respective markets. This program is offered using both the traditional in-class learning format as well as a multimedia-enhanced online learning format and builds on the concepts learned in the MS in Information Systems program offered through the Seidenberg School. It is antici-pated that the majority of students interested in this certificate will be MS in Information Systems graduates.Core Courses (15 credits)IS 620 Information Systems and Organizational Strategy 3IS 637 IS Project Management 3IS 639 IS Planning and Policy 3IS 650 Telecommunications Management 3orIS 652 Telecommunications Policy and Environment IS 626 Cases in Information and Communications Technology Innovation 3Total Credits: 15Students interested in pursuing this program should be currently enrolled in, or have completed an MS in Information Systems. All students beginning the certificate course sequence while matriculating in the MS in Information Systems program may apply up to 12 credits of those courses towards the elective requirement for the degree.Information Systems There is an increasing need for information systems specialists in the New York met-ropolitan area; articles about the shortage of qualified individuals appear regularly. This certificate program enables interested students to explore the field of information systems before committing to a master's degree or to incorporate information systems principles into their career. The Pace University Information Systems Departments have designed a five-course sequence to accomplish these objectives.Core Courses (12 credits)IS 613 Database Management Systems 3IS 617 Information Systems Principles 3IS 623 IS Analysis and Design 3IS 632 Business Telecommunications 3Elective Courses (3 credits) (Select one)IS 603 Overview of Information Security 3IS 612 Object-Oriented Concepts and Development IS 620 Information Systems and Organizational Strategy 3IS 637 IS Project Management 3IS 639 IS Planning and Policy 3Total Credits: 15Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in Information Systems after satisfactorily completing the certificate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.Internet Technology for e-Commerce The Internet revolution has transformed the way we live and work. As a result, it has created a demand for individuals with the skills and knowledge to build the infrastruc-ture to make websites more than mere sources of information. In light of this need, Pace's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems has designed a five-course, interdisciplinary, advanced certificate program in Internet Technology for e-Commerce. The program is offered entirely online. Students completing this will learn Internet programming, network design, and server setup, configuration, and security.Core Courses (15 credits)IT 600 Overview of Computer Networks and Internet Technology 3IT 603 Overview of Information Security 3IT 604 Web Development I 3IT 608 Web Development II 3IT ___ Elective 3Total Credits: 15Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in IT after satisfactorily completing the certifi-cate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate in the program, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.Large Systems Computing This five-course program was developed to prepare IT professionals who can maximize the use of mainframe systems to support their organizations. Graduates will be well-versed in the mainframe hardware/software environment and be able to install new server software, configure reliable server systems, and develop new mainframe applica-tions for use in today's server-based IT environment.Core Courses (16 credits)CS 612 Concepts and Structures in Internet Computing 4CS 648 Introduction to Mainframe Computing 3CS 644 Internet Computing with Distributed Components 3CS 646 Enterprise System Integration with Web Services 3CS 623 Database Management Systems 3 or CS 650 Grid Computing 3Total Credits: 16Students are expected to enter the program with a working knowledge of basic object-oriented Java programming equivalent to that taught in CS 504 Fundamental Computer Science II using Java and may make-up this deficiency by enrolling in CS 606.Network Administration As organizations become more dependent on the Internet and their computer networks, there is a growing need for IT professionals to provide support for administering all levels of the telecommunications infrastructure. In this five-course, interdisciplinary advanced certificate, students are given skills to understand, manage, and integrate all types of networks including physical layer routing and switches through application layer servers.Core Courses (15 credits)IT 600 Overview of Computer Networks and Internet Technology 3 CS 634 Computer Networking and the Internet 3CS 636 Wide Area Digital Networking 3IS 650 Telecommunications Management 3IT ___ Elective 3Total Credits: 15Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in IT after satisfactorily completing the certifi-cate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate in the program, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.Advanced Certificates
Seidenberg Graduate Programs 21Security and Information Assurance As organizations become more aware of computer and information security require-ments, there is a growing need for IT professionals who understand the technologies and concepts of information assurance including encryption, threat analysis, access control, and social engineering. The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Infor-mation Systems' five-course, interdisciplinary advanced certificate program provides the necessary skills to prepare professionals in this emerging area.Core Courses (15 credits)IT 600 Overview of Computer Networks and Internet Technology 3IT 603 Overview of Information Security 3IT 660 Network Security 3IT 662 Web and Internet Security 3IT ___ Elective 3Total Credits: 15Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in IT after satisfactorily completing the certifi-cate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate in the program, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.Software Development and Engineering The need continues for software developers who are knowledgeable and well prepared to meet the challenges of modern software development. Those unable to complete a full graduate program in software development and engineering may wish to elect the Advanced Certificate in Software Development and Engineering. The Computer Science Department has designed a five-course sequence to teach students the fundamentals of the software development and engineering process.Core Courses (16 credits)SE 673 Software Design Methodologies 4SE 675 Requirements Engineering 3SE 677 Software Reliability and Quality Assurance 3SE ___ Two Electives 6Total Credits: 16For those students with advanced preparation, other courses from the MS program may be substituted with the permission of the chair. Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in Software Development and Engineering after completing the certificate require-ments will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate in the program, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.Telecommunications A six-course sequence leading to a Pace University graduate-level certificate is avail-able to those interested in the field of telecommunications. The course is designed for people who are currently working in or planning to enter the field, and provides a broad background in the technologies of data, voice, and video communications, and in the management, policy, and environment of the telecommunications industry. This advanced certificate is offered entirely online.Core Courses (18 credits)CS 633 Data Communications and Networks 3CS 634 Computer Networking and the Internet 3CS 636 Wide Area Digital Networking 3IS 650 Telecommunications Management 3IS 652 Telecommunications Policy 3 and Regulatory Environment IS 654 Cases in Telecommunications 3Total Credits: 18Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in Telecommunications after satisfactorily completing the certificate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate provided all other admission requirements are satisfied. Note: CS 502 and CS 504 or equivalents are prerequisites for some of the certificate courses. Consult the online catalog course descriptions.