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Kavitha Vijeyavelan
14 Aug 2015 617 2 mins Share

IT Gyaan - The Different Kinds of IT Courses You Can Study In the USA!

Which trending postgraduate IT programmes in the USA are taking the Indian-student-world by storm? Don’t know? What are you waiting for-read on for the full scoop.

14 Aug 2015 617 2 mins Share

That’s Informative!

Well- let’s get started with the downright basics first- the definition of IT.  ‘IT’ is all about- the usage of info as a resource or a commodity- just like in any other job. This info that is being transmitted is usually in the forms of video, text, audio, and numerical data that is processed through the use of computers and microelectronics. 

Opt ‘IT’ – Opt Right!

Some of the popular postgraduate IT courses in the USA at the moment are: The MS in Computer Information Systems; Computer Networking; Computer Security; Web Design; Cyber Security; Computer Forensics; Information System; and Information Security.      
Ctrl+F -“Different Kinds of Postgrad IT Programmes”!
Here are few popular examples from the US that caught our eye…

Web Science and Information Technology 

Based in Troy, New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is the oldest technological college in the United States of America. RPI offers interdisciplinary programmes in Web Science and Information Technology through its MS in Information Technology and has core courses in software design and technology and database systems. 
Information Management 

Graduate applicants interested in IT can choose to complete masters in Information Science & Technology and Information Management through Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies.  

Statistical Analysis of Cyber Attacks 

The Los-Angeles based University of Southern California offers the computer security specialization at the masters level. Some of the topics that students can choose to cover are Web Technologies, System Management; Security Technologies and Enforcement; Statistical Analysis of Cyber Attacks; and Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Information Assurance

In Iowa State University’s Department of Computer Science, you will find programmes in Information Assurance which includes modules in interesting areas including Cryptography and steganography, Information system security, Advanced protocols, Information warfare, and Legal issues in Information Assurance.

Network Security 

The College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul offers at the postgraduate level- the MS in Information Systems, the MS in Business Information Technology; the MS in Computer, Information, and Network Security, and the MS in Management Information Systems. 
Stanford University, yes- the world-famous Stanford,  offers graduate level IT courses in topics including Computer and Network Security, Computer Organization and Systems, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Cloud Computing, Computer Organization and Systems, Advanced Topics in Operating Systems, and Artificial Intelligence: Principles & Techniques as well.

‘Develop’ Your Future!

Now- to answer the question that’s popping in to your head now- the kind of jobs you’d be looking at once you graduated from an IT programme in the USA? There are tons of jobs that are actually called Information Technology jobs – falling into various branched-out sub-categories- quite confusingly.  So let us ‘MS-paint’ a simple pic of what you could become-here are a few common popular ones in the American job market today:

  • Information Architect
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Web Developer/Administrator
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Technical Editor/Writer
  • Usability Analyst
  • Content Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Information Technology Director
  • Chief Information Officer 

That being said- this is all there is to IT really, in a nutshell. So then-what are YOU going to be? While you decide, feel free to browse our sites for postgraduate IT course listings in the USA to make your pick.

And hey- if you’re interested in enrolling in any of the above IT programmes or any other, for that matter -all you need to do is drop us an email or give us a call and our counsellors will help you out with the application process-absolutely free of cost! 

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