Data Communications Analyst Training and Schools

Data communications analysts evaluate, plan and develop networks as well as other Internet systems. Read on to learn more about education options that can help you enter this career. Schools offering Cisco Network Systems degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

A certificate or associate degree program can qualify you for work as a data communications analyst. Certificate programs in information technology or database systems could prepare you for entry-level positions in the field or could help you specialize your pre-existing education or work experience.

Associate degree programs in information technology or computer science can prepare you for entry-level positions, and they can also help you transfer directly into bachelor's degree programs. Bachelor's and master's degree programs in computer science could help you prepare for advanced employment in an area such as system architecture.

Courses Web design, database administration, project management; operating systems, programming, security, networking; information assurance, Linux administration, information systems architecture, virtualization and cloud computing; analytics, security management, Windows administration
Degrees Associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs
Certificate Information technology, database systems

What Courses Will I Take?

Through certificate programs, you might take courses in subjects like project management and quality assurance. Associate degree programs may expand on these subjects with courses in Web authoring and administration. Some of these topics might also be included in your certificate or associate's degree:

  • Visual programming
  • Networking
  • Web design
  • Database administration
  • Network architecture

What About Coursework in Other Degree Programs?

Bachelor's degree programs in computer science can include increased specialization at this level through elective coursework and the completion of projects. Master's degree programs can include coursework in programming, security and computer graphics. The following topics might also be considered via these degree programs:

  • Data warehousing
  • Database management
  • Operating systems
  • Networking
  • Software design

How Can I Choose a School?

You may find schools with up-to-date, on-campus computer laboratories so you can use the most modernized hardware and software programs. If you have interests in areas like network and system design, or administrative positions, you may consider bachelor's or master's degree programs that offer coursework in those areas.

If you're pursuing specialization in a particular area of data communications analysis, you might enroll in shorter certificate programs designed for the study of specific areas, like voice communications or telecommunications. However, a broad understanding of computer technology, data analysis, local area networks and wide area networks could be useful when seeking employment. The following schools offer data communications analyst training:

  • Community College of Philadelphia (PA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Illinois (Multiple locations)
  • Delaware State University (Dover)
  • Franklin University (Columbus, OH)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

What Online Programs Are Available?

If you are a working professional with scheduling constraints, or if you live too far from a prospective data communication analysis school, you may choose to enroll in an online program. Certificate, associate degree, bachelor's degree and master's degree programs are all available as distance-education programs comprised of online lectures, courses and exams.

Where specific hardware or software programs are required, you may be responsible for providing those things yourself when enrolled in an online program. Due to the flexibility that online programs offer, you may find accelerated options at some schools that would allow you to complete a program more quickly.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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