Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Open Source Application Development (Advanced)

Open Source Application Development

The open source model for software development has become increasingly popular in recent years. This model has led to the production of high quality software at a faster pace than that of more traditional proprietary models. The growth of the World Wide Web has facilitated its use and Linux is one of the best-known examples of software emerging from the open source approach.

This new five-course graduate-level certificate offered by the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will utilize the resources provided by the open source community. The specific focus is on application development utilizing open source resources.


Program Requirements

The following courses are required:



IT 600 Overview of Computer Networks and Internet Technology 3
Select three from the following:
IT 620 Open Source Application Development I with Java and Eclipse 4
IT 621 Open Source Application Development II with Java and Eclipse 4
IT 626 Concepts and Structures in Internet Computing 4
IT 628 The Linux Environment and Security 4



Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in IT after satisfactorily completing the certificate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate in the program provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.*

*Any student who wishes to earn both an advanced certificate and an MS degree through the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems must take an additional elective beyond the stated requirements for each program.

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