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Career Pathways in Information Technology and Cybersecurity

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Whether completely taken by the world of coding and programming or pursuing executive or department roles in technical leadership, students can enhance their careers in cybersecurity and information technology with the range of programs and coursework offered by Tulane School of Professional Advancement. Review the following details about SoPA's degree programs, course offerings, and how they can jumpstart or further a student's technical career.

Changing the Course of a Career

Maneuvering the job market can be challenging and overwhelming, especially after the first few rounds of submitting a current resume. With any professional or academic background, students can effectively make a career change with the comprehensive coursework, career guidance, and online resources offered by SoPA. Our programs are designed for working adults who can complete the MPS in IT Management 100% online.

Diverse and Intersectional Disciplines

Becoming an IT professional doesn't necessarily require an advanced degree—in fact, Bill Rials, SoPA's Associate Director of Information Technology and Professor of Practice, began his IT career without a graduate degree in the field. However, he understood that he needed to further his education to take the next step in his career as an IT manager. However, everyone's career path is different! Information technology and cybersecurity incorporate a variety of industries, roles, and responsibilities. A cybersecurity engineer could block threats and secure web applications for e-commerce transactions, a government website, or even a hospital, offering flexible and stable career paths. Similarly, an IT manager or network administrator could work internally at a startup, IT consulting agency, or a marketing agency.

The Next Generation of IT and Cybersecurity Professionals

With all of these options, it is overwhelming to determine which discipline or role is right for a particular student. It's for this reason that SoPA offers several graduate certificates for aspiring IT and cybersecurity professionals, including certificates in Cyber Leadership, Cyber Defense, IT Strategic Planning, and Technology Architecture. With certification, students can better market their resumes or even go after a promotion at their current job. Each certificate is "stackable" and can apply toward SoPA’s Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management.

Get to know IT fundamentals, acquire advanced knowledge, and apply your skills in the real world with an education from Tulane School of Professional Advancement. Request more information today about our advanced and introductory IT and Cybersecurity course offerings.

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