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Information Systems Certificate Programs


Students may earn certifications in specialized areas of information systems by successfully completing the certificate requirements. The requirements typically include taking for-credit courses offered by the university, attending non-credit certificate programs and/or passing certification exams.

Certificate programs provide a great opportunity for working professionals who want to update their knowledge and skills and for students who want a competitive edge as they seek jobs. Students will be able to use or transfer the credit courses they take as part of the certificate program to a degree program if they pursue the degree option.

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  • SAS-UTD Data Mining and BI
  • SAP TERP10
  • Healthcare IT
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Cybersecurity Systems

SAS-UT Dallas Data Mining and BI

The SAS Institute UT Dallas Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Mining emphasizes theoretical concepts and clinical knowledge associated with the design, delivery and use of business intelligence and data mining techniques in organizations. This double program with SAS Institute provides students with an opportunity to work with the latest technology, such as SAS Enterprise Miner, XL Miner and SAP Business Data Warehousing. Upon completion, the awarded certificate is signed by a representative from the SAS Institute and from the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.

The learning outcomes for the program include the following:

  • Develop a basic knowledge of business intelligence concepts and applications.
  • Learn statistical theories underpinning data mining methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of core business intelligence and data mining methods.
  • Apply business intelligence and data mining principles and techniques to solve business problems.

  • Required Courses

    The following four courses are required:

    • OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis
    • MIS 6324 Business Analytics with SAS
    • MIS 6334 Advanced Business Analytics with SAS
    • MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing (ITM Majors Only), OR
      MIS 6320 Database Foundations (non-ITM Majors Only)

    Mandatory Course Requirements:

    • Students may choose to take either online or classroom based courses.
    • Courses typically are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals.
    • Please note that you must have a 3.0 average in the required certificate courses in order be awarded the certificate.
  • Important Information: Current and New Students

    Current Students at UT Dallas already enrolled in a graduate degree program do not need to apply to the certificate program and may immediately register for certificate classes using the standard course registration process.

    New Students who are not currently enrolled as a graduate student at UT Dallas must submit an application to be admitted as a non-degree seeking student. Please note that international students may not apply as non-degree seeking students.

  • Application Requirements

    • Students must complete an online application. The application fee is $50 if it is received before the application deadline.
      • Select “Naveen Jindal School of Management”
      • Create an account through “First-Time Users” instructions
      • Select “Create a new graduate school application”
      • Select “Business Intelligence and Data Mining – Certificate”
      • Complete all required elements and submit application which then will be forwarded to the advising office as a non-degree seeking applicant for the certificate program
    • We encourage students to submit their admission applications as soon as possible to take advantage of the earlier decision.
  • Deadlines for Domestic Applicants

    Term Priority Deadline* Regular Deadline**
    Fall Full-Term January 15 May 1
    Spring Full-Term May 15 October 1
    Summer Sessions October 15 March 1

    * Priority Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)
    ** Regular Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)

    Texas residents can expect to pay approximately $10,200 (assumes two courses per term) to complete the four classes (UT Dallas tuition and fees apply).

    No additional Test scores are needed for non-degree applications.

  • Application to receive the Certificate

    Complete the following courses with a minimum grade as “B” or better

    • OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis
    • OPRE 6399 Business Analytics with SAS
    • OPRE 6334 Advanced Business Analytics with SAS
    • OPRE 6393 Database Foundations

    • Required Step: All students must apply in the semester when taking the last course for the certificate. The deadline is the same as the one for applying for graduation each semester. If the student applies after that, the certificate is awarded in the next semester “In Absentia” and a fee of $100 is charged.
    • Contact Gaurav Shekhar.
    • Once the student applies, the IS department verifies the grades and checks the score and sends the list to the UT Dallas Office of Graduate Studies (OGS). The OGS sends the certificate to the student’s address in file in Galaxy. As part of the new process, the graduate certificate is reflected on the official transcript as well.

For additional questions, please contact:

Mark Thouin, PhD Director, Information Systems Programs

SAP TERP10

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SAP Certification — TERP 10, Integrated Business Processes in ERP

Do you want to be part of state-of-the-art training and earn SAP Certification?

What

A special two-week SAP Certification Academy will be offered by SAP America & the University of Texas @ Dallas School of Management. SAP America will provide SAP Certified faculty to teach the SAP Certification training and administer the SAP Certification Exam.

Goals

The SAP Certification Academy will prepare you to:

  • Enhance your understanding of integration and system navigation in the SAP ECC6.0 and S4/HANNA system.
  • Explain how the fundamental business processes interact with mySAP ERP in the areas of Sales Order Management, Material and Production Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management, Project Management, Plant Maintenance, Human Capital Management, Financial Management, and Management Accounting.
  • Perform the integrated logistics and financial processes in ECC6.0 Enterprise, and the use of analytical components such as Business Warehouse and Strategic Enterprise Management.
  • Perform the core business ECC6.0 & S4/HANNA transactions in the functional areas of Sales and Distribution, Production Planning, Procurement, Human Resources, Financials, and Controlling.

Course Overview

  • ERP Basics
  • ERP SAP NetWeaver
  • Business Warehouse
  • Sales Order Management
  • Material Planning
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • Procurement Cycle
  • S4/HANA
  • Program and Project Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting

When

May 7 thru 18, 2018 (9-Days Training and Test Prep, 1 Day Certification Exam)

Where

UTD School of Management (SOM 1.211 Big SOM Computer Lab 1st Floor)

Why

If you pass the certification exam at the end of the SAP Academy your name will be entered into the SAP database as a certified SAP consultant in ECC6.0 & S4/HANA ERP Integrated Business Processes.

Prerequisite

Students must complete either MIS6319 or ITSS4340 Intro to ERP in order to participate in the Academy. There are no exceptions to this SAP University Alliance Rule!

Cost

Cost $1,400 per student: Cost covers Certification Exam, Professional Instruction, and training materials. Payable to UTD in the form of Certified Check, or Money Order.

Sign up period is February 1 – April 1, 2018. First pay first get a seat only!

Lou Thompson, LHD Director, Enterprise Systems Programs

Healthcare IT

The graduate Certificate in Healthcare IT emphasizes practical concepts and hands-on experience gained using electronic medical records (EMR) software such as Epic. The certificate requires the completion of three courses (with a grade of B or better). Please visit the Certificate in Healthcare IT for information and its course requirements.

Enterprise Systems

The graduate certificate in Enterprise Systems emphasizes theoretical concepts in enterprise resource planning experience using the SAP software. It provides broad exposure to various SAP functional modules such as sales and distribution, supply chain management, customer relationship management, procurement, human capital management, accounting and data warehousing. The program gives students an in-depth knowledge of two of these modules.

At the end of the program, students would be able to:

  • Identify the key integration points across various functional areas of large firms
  • Navigate SAP software and complete key business transactions
  • Gain deep knowledge in at least two functional and/or technical modules of SAP

Students completing this certificate program will also receive a “SAP Student Recognition Award” from SAP University Alliance and will also be eligible to attend the TERP10 SAP certification program at UT Dallas.

The enterprise systems certificate requires the completion of three courses (with a grade of B or better).

Required Course

Electives (Choose two courses from the following)

  • MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing
  • MIS 6332 Advanced ERP: Configuration
  • MIS 6369 Supply Chain Software
  • MIS 6378 Enterprise Systems and CRM
  • ACCT 6338 Accounting Systems Integration and Configuration with SAP
  • Message from the Director

    Lou Thompson

    The Enterprise Management Systems track provides both theory and hands on SAP training in SAP Modules. The courses that this track consists of are the following:

    • MIS6319 – OPRE 6390 Enterprise Resource Planning
    • MIS6309 Business Data Warehousing
    • MIS6332 ERP Configurations
    • MIS-OPRE 6369 Supply Chain Software
    • MIS-ACCT 6338 Accounting Systems Integration and Configurations
    • MIS-ACCT 6378 Enterprise Systems and Customer Relationship Management
    • MIS-ACCT 6379 SAP ABAP Programming

    The Enterprise Resource Planning course is the prerequisite course both to the SAP Terp10 Certication Academy and the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems. It covers the integrated business processes for Sales, Procurement, Production Planning – Execution, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Human Capital Management. Both the S4/HANNA and ECC6.0 platforms are covered. This class is available both online and in the classroom every semester including the summer.

    The Terp10 Certication Academy is a two classroom course that is offered during the second and third weeks of May each year. This course has been offered since 2009. Students that completed this course and pass the SAP Certification Exam become a SAP Certified Consultant at the Associate level. This course offering and examination is done in conjunction with the North America SAP University Alliance.

    The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems is offered to both degree and non-degree seeking students. A student must complete three of the courses that are part of the Enterprise Management Systems Track by which one must be MIS6319-OPRE Enterprise Resource Planning. Students that complete the courses receive a Graduate Certificate Document from UTD and a Student Recognition Award document from SAP University Alliance.

    The Enterprise Management Systems Track is part of the North America SAP University Alliance by which 450 schools make up the alliance. Full time Professors that teach SAP related courses attend a SAP Yearly Conference and winter and summer workshops to be constantly updated and receiving training on SAP products so that we can offer training to our students.

    The Director of the Program Dr. Lou Thompson is a SAP certified consultant. He is a member of the SAP University Alliance Academic Board. Dr. Thompson is also the faculty Advisor for the UTD SAP Users Group and he and some officers of the UTD SAP Users group attend the quarterly American SAP Users Group Conferences held by the Dallas Fort Worth chapter. At the conference, they recruit companies to be guest speakers at the UTD SAP Users Group Information Sessions and offer internships and full job to students that are taking courses in the Enterprise Management Systems Track. We use this opportunity to promote both the Enterprise Management System Track and students.

    They are many companies in the Dallas – Fort Worth area that use SAP and are members of the American SAP Users Group. The opportunity is here for those who take classes in the Enterprise Management System Track.

Important Information

Current Students:

UT Dallas students already enrolled in a graduate degree program do not need to apply to the certificate program and may immediately register for certificate classes using the standard course registration process.

New Students:

Students not currently enrolled as a graduate student at UT Dallas must submit an application to be admitted as a non-degree seeking student. Please note that international students may not apply as non-degree seeking students.

Application Requirements:

  • Students must complete an online application. The application fee is $50 if it is received before the application deadline.
    • Select “Naveen Jindal School of Management”
    • Create an account through “First-Time Users” instructions
    • Select “Create a new graduate school application”
    • Select  “Enterprise Systems – Certificate”
      • As part of the essay, please submit a brief paragraph indicating your interest in the “Enterprise Systems
    • Complete all required elements and submit application which then will be forwarded to the advising office as a non-degree seeking applicant for the certificate program
  • We encourage students to submit their admission applications as soon as possible to take advantage of the earlier decision.
    Deadlines for Domestic Applicants
    Term Priority Deadline* Regular Deadline**
    Fall Full-Term January 15 May 1
    Spring Full-Term May 15 October 1
    Summer Sessions October 15 March 1

    * Priority Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)
    ** Regular Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)

  • No additional Test scores are needed for non-degree applications.

Course Requirements:

  • After you have been accepted by the University as either a Degree or Non-Degree student, then you can register for the classes stated above by which MIS6319 Introduction to ERP must be one of the three courses from your selection.
  • The courses are typically offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. Students may choose to take courses online instead of in the classroom.
  • Please note that you must have a 3.0 average in the required certificate courses in order be awarded the certificate.
  • UT Dallas tuition and fees for graduate classes apply. Please review the latest UT Dallas Tuition.

After Completion:

  • After you have completed three of the acceptable courses for the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Management System, one of which must be MIS6319 Introduction to ERP, you must the contact Dr. Lou Thompson.

For more information, please contact:

Lou Thompson, LHD Director, Enterprise Systems Programs

Certificate in Cybersecurity Systems (CCSS)

A double Program of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

The demand for improved cybersecurity education is a critical need in bolstering America’s future workforce. Today, the United States faces a deficit in the number of cybersecurity professionals, and predictions of the growing need are worrisome. Studies indicate a need for several hundred thousand new information security professionals within the next two years.

In addressing this growing critical demand, the Certificate in Cybersecurity Systems (CCSS) offered at UT Dallas provides a double program between the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM). The CCSS is an interdisciplinary program with two specialized tracks: emphasis in Computer Science and Cyber Security Management emphasis. Each track consists of one common course in Information Technology Security and three additional courses specific to the individual tracks, for a total of 12 semester credit hours.

Apply for CCSS

Required Courses

Certificate in cybersecurity systems (CCSS) requires a total of 12 semester credit hours.

All students must successfully complete:

  • MIS 6330 Information Technology Security

Students will select a track and three more courses within the selected track.

Computer Science Emphasis

  • CS 6324 Information Security
  • CS 6349 Network Security
  • CS 6348 Data and Applications Security
  • One course from a list of existing cyber security systems Computer Science courses (offered periodically, and must be approved)

Cyber Security Management Emphasis

Important Information

Current Students at UT Dallas already enrolled in a graduate degree program do not need to apply to the certificate program and may immediately register for certificate classes using the standard course registration process.

New students’ undergraduate degree and background courses determine which track is appropriate.

New Students who are not currently enrolled as a graduate student at UT Dallas must submit an application to be admitted as a non-degree seeking student. Please note that international students may not apply as non-degree seeking students.

Application Requirements:

  • Students must complete an online application. The application fee is $50 if it is received before the application deadline.
    • Select “Naveen Jindal School of Management”
    • Create an account through “First-Time Users” instructions
    • Select “Create a new graduate school application”
    • Select “Cyber Security Management – Certificate”
    • Complete all required elements and submit application which then will be forwarded to the advising office as a non-degree seeking applicant for the certificate program
  • We encourage students to submit their admission applications as soon as possible to take advantage of the earlier decision.
    Deadlines for Domestic Applicants
    Term Priority Deadline* Regular Deadline**
    Fall Full-Term January 15 May 1
    Spring Full-Term May 15 October 1
    Summer Sessions October 15 March 1

    * Priority Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)
    ** Regular Application and Documentation Deadline (Complete Admissions Application File Due)

  • Texas residents can expect to pay approximately $10,200 (assumes two courses per term) to complete the four classes (UT Dallas tuition and fees apply).
  • No additional Test scores are needed for non-degree applications.

Course Requirements:

  • Courses typically are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals.
  • Please note that you must have a 3.0 average in the required certificate courses in order be awarded the certificate.

For additional questions, please contact:

General Admissions and Program Questions:

Gaurav Shekhar
The University of Texas at Dallas

Computer Science Track Questions:

Prof. Kamil Sarac
Computer Science Department
The University of Texas at Dallas

Cyber Security Management Track Questions:

Prof. Huseyin Cavusoglu
Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas