Project managers plan, coordinate, implement and finalize projects according to specifications and deadlines, while keeping the project within budget. Project managers are responsible for all aspects of a time-limited, specific business initiative. IT Project Managers oversee projects such as data management, software development, hardware upgrades, virtualization, network and infrastructure enhancements, and business analytics. The courses offered by AACC's Cyber and Technology Training Department will help IT Project Managers implement IT projects more effectively and efficiently and deal with the unique challenges IT projects can pose.
Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to increase by 17 percent through 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. New applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, fueling the need for more managers. The average annual salary for computer and information systems managers is $112,210.
Students will learn the fundamentals and best practices of project management methodology as applied to IT initiatives and examine IT projects while learning to determine project scope and practicing the skills needed to deliver IT projects on time. In the ITIL v3 Foundation certification preparation course, students will examine the life cycle of managing IT services from delivery to business expectations and learn the core disciplines of ITIL best practices. The Introduction to Agile Project Management will expose students to the tools necessary to manage a project through the Agile project management life cycle.
NTW-535 ITIL v3 Foundation Certification Preparation
Students must be at least 16 years old. Basic knowledge of project management principles recommended.