Certificate in IT Administration

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 27 percent by 2016. This growth translates into a need for systems administrators who can help organizations use technology to communicate with employees, clients, and consumers. Demand for computer security specialists will grow as businesses and government continue to invest heavily in “cyber security,” protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack. The information security field is expected to generate many new systems administrator jobs over the next decade as firms across all industries place a high priority on safeguarding their data and systems.

Who is this program recommend for?

This certificate is recommended for anyone involved or interested in network and computer systems and the security of those systems.

What will I learn?

This certificate will provide the basics of IT administration as well as a solid technical background in databases and networking. Students learn concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to administer and secure a modern IT environment. Security is a main component and discussed in detail. Topics covered include:

  • Administration of host server systems in a modern operation system environment
  • Fundamentals of wireless network security and administration
  • Protocols and standards of TCP/IP suite that govern the functions of the Internet
  • Security control risks and issues
  • Various network architecture and protocol standards
  • Security control risks and issues

Why study Information Technology Administration at NJIT?

NJIT has a long history of innovation in digital communications. With one of the most computing intensive campuses in the world, NJIT has pioneered the application of new technologies as learning tools. The university educates one of the largest groups of information technology students in the nation. New Jersey is one of the leading states for computing and high technology businesses. Thirty of the nation's fastest growing technology companies are based in the state. New Jersey ranks 7th in the nation as a cyberstate and 8th for venture capital investment – $3.5 billion – in information technology and software. New Jersey offers the highest median salary in the nation for information systems managers.


NJIT’s standard admission requirements apply to this graduate certificate. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in information technology, computer science, computer engineering, information systems or a related field. Students who lack an appropriate undergraduate background may complete bridge courses.

  • IT 114    Advanced Programming for Information Technology
  • IT 120    Introduction to Network Technology
  • IT 220    Wireless Networks
  • IT 230    Computer & Network Security
  • IT 340    Introduction to System Administration
  • IT 420    Computer Systems and Networks
  • IS 331    Database System Design & Management

Related Degrees

Courses in the Graduate Certificate program in Information Technology Administration can be wholly applied to NJIT's MS in IT Administration or MS in Information Systems or MS in Business and Information Systems or MS in Cyber Security and Privacy.

Take Note

Check the course descriptions for more information. Some courses have prerequisites and must be taken in order. Complete course descriptions can be found in the NJIT Online Catalog.

Faculty Advisor: M. Halper

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