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Informatics
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


The graduate certificate in informatics at University of Maryland Global Campus Europe gives you a strong foundation in all major categories of IT management so that you can take your career in any direction you choose. Develop advanced skills in networking, security, software development, databases, web design, and IT acquisitions to become a valuable asset to any industry.

This curriculum in the informatics certificate program gives you strong quantitative and managerial skills, as well as knowledge in information theory and best practices for developing a variety of systems and products.

Program Highlights
  • Design information systems, determine system requirements, understand modeling, make decisions, and develop and implement proposals
  • Manage emerging technologies such as cloud computing, BYOD, and virtualization
  • Design for the web using Java and CGI scripts, as well as usability best practices
  • Ensure and manage information security, including risk and vulnerability analysis, security planning, and security architecture
  • Apply legal, ethical, and privacy considerations to information assurance decisions
  • Master techniques for relational database design, query optimization, concurrency control, recovery, and integrity
  • Learn various approaches to developing software using modern methods, including rapid application development and agile development, Scrum, extreme programming, Evolutionary Project Management, lean software development, test-driven development, feature-driven development, Crystal solutions, Rational Unified Process, and other Unified Process methods
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)

  • (3 Credits, IMAT 637)

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed.
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.
  • The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Information Technology with Informatics Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


The informatics specialization gives you a strong foundation in all major categories of IT management, so you can take your career in any direction you choose. Develop advanced skills in networking, security, software development, databases, web design, and IT acquisitions to become a valuable asset to any industry.

Whether you are new to the field, changing careers, or looking to move up in your current organization, you'll find that the informatics specialization can boost your professional value and open doors for you on the cutting edge of high tech.

The specialization in informatics teaches you strong quantitative and managerial skills, as well as knowledge in information theory and best practices for developing a variety of systems and products.

Program Highlights
  • Design information systems, determine system requirements, understand modeling, make decisions, and develop and implement proposals
  • Write system and software requirements, formal specification analyses, formal description reasonings, models of ‚Äústandard‚Äù paradigms, and translations into formal notations
  • Manage emerging technologies such as cloud computing, BYOD, and virtualization
  • Write successful website development plans
  • Design for the web using Java and CGI scripts, as well as usability best practices
  • Develop web benchmarks, standards for representing common media formats, compression algorithms, file format translation tools, and hardware requirements and standards
  • Ensure and manage information security, including risk and vulnerability analysis, security planning, and security architecture
  • Apply legal, ethical, and privacy considerations to information assurance decisions
  • Master techniques for relational database design, query optimization, concurrency control, recovery, and integrity
  • Use a suite of development software, including rapid application development and agile development, Scrum, extreme programming, Evolutionary Project Management, lean software development, test-driven development, feature-driven development, Crystal solutions, Rational Unified Process, and other Unified Process methods
  • Apply management practices related to the acquisition of IT systems, components, and services, including enterprise strategic planning, financial planning and budgeting, and integration
Required Courses

Core Courses


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, SWEN 603)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 645)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)

  • (3 Credits, IMAT 637)

  • (3 Credits, IMAT 639)

  • (3 Credits, IMAT 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in all major areas of IT management, including networking, security, software development, databases, web design, and IT acquisitions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Information Assurance
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Gain a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, cybersecurity, and computer forensics with a graduate certificate in information assurance at University of Maryland Global Campus. We've developed the information assurance curriculum in conjunction with top employers, meaning you'll gain real-world experience through interactions with actual organizations and learn job-relevant skills from case studies of real information assurance crises. Your courses feature topics in network and internet security, intrusion detection and protection, cryptology and data protection, and computer forensics.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

Program Highlights
  • Secure information using symmetric and asymmetric key techniques (including the Advanced Encryption Standard and RSA public key cryptography) and message integrity techniques
  • Protect networks using risk analysis, defense models, security policy development, authentication and authorization controls, firewalls, packet filtering, virtual private networks (VPNs), and wireless network security
  • Respond to attacks with damage assessments, data forensics, data mining, attack tracing, and system recovery processes for continuity of operation
  • Identify system vulnerabilities and attack patterns and solve problems with intrusion detection tactics
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 620)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 630)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 640)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 650)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in network and Internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, and cryptology.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

This program is appropriate for midcareer professionals or career changers. We recommend a background in computing and programming. We recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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