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University of Oxford - Diploma in IT Systems Analysis and Design (Online) $6400
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https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/advanc...s-analysis

This 1-year online diploma program from University of Oxford's continuing education department is available for $6,400 USD (4,840 GBP).
You can take their course from anywhere in the world.

Upon completion of their course, you'll receive a diploma like this:


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However, this program requires you to have two letters of recommendations from IT industry employers.  
You won't be able to get into this program without letters of recommendations.
It doesn't require a bachelor's degree or exam score though.

This diploma is on my to-do list! I'll work on this after I finish my online IT bachelor.
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Do they have any other diplomas ? Or is it just system analysis and design?
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What is the point of a diploma like this if you already have a bachelor's degree? Seems like that $6400 would be better spent on a graduate degree or an industry certification.
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(08-27-2020, 11:55 AM)ss20ts Wrote: What is the point of a diploma like this if you already have a bachelor's degree? Seems like that $6400 would be better spent on a graduate degree or an industry certification.

Perhaps for someone who wants to go into IT but who has a degree in something that is not IT. A lot of people don't realize that you don't necessarily need a tech degree to get a tech job (though it is highly recommended) so long as you have a few certifications.
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(08-27-2020, 12:16 PM)rachel83az Wrote:
(08-27-2020, 11:55 AM)ss20ts Wrote: What is the point of a diploma like this if you already have a bachelor's degree? Seems like that $6400 would be better spent on a graduate degree or an industry certification.

Perhaps for someone who wants to go into IT but who has a degree in something that is not IT. A lot of people don't realize that you don't necessarily need a tech degree to get a tech job (though it is highly recommended) so long as you have a few certifications.

Indeed. As a supporting example, I see a lot of transitioning US Navy IT personnel, with experience and without a degree, head straight into civilian IT jobs.
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(08-27-2020, 12:16 PM)rachel83az Wrote:
(08-27-2020, 11:55 AM)ss20ts Wrote: What is the point of a diploma like this if you already have a bachelor's degree? Seems like that $6400 would be better spent on a graduate degree or an industry certification.

Perhaps for someone who wants to go into IT but who has a degree in something that is not IT. A lot of people don't realize that you don't necessarily need a tech degree to get a tech job (though it is highly recommended) so long as you have a few certifications.

But for $6400 and 1 year, you could get a bachelor's degree in IT. You could earn several IT certifications for $6400 and in less than a year though.
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(08-27-2020, 02:39 PM)ss20ts Wrote: But for $6400 and 1 year, you could get a bachelor's degree in IT. You could earn several IT certifications for $6400 and in less than a year though.

The people who would think that a diploma like that who would be most useful and the people who know about this forum and that you can get a BA for the same price and in the same time frame are not going to overlap much.

So who does it help? People that aren't aware of the Big 3.
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(08-27-2020, 02:42 PM)rachel83az Wrote:
(08-27-2020, 02:39 PM)ss20ts Wrote: But for $6400 and 1 year, you could get a bachelor's degree in IT. You could earn several IT certifications for $6400 and in less than a year though.

The people who would think that a diploma like that who would be most useful and the people who know about this forum and that you can get a BA for the same price and in the same time frame are not going to overlap much.

So who does it help? People that aren't aware of the Big 3.

There are plenty of other options than the Big 3 to get a degree in a year for less than $6400. You still could also get several IT industry certifications for far less than $6400 in under a year. Those would give you more validation and credibility than a diploma from a random place overseas.
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Hmm, This is a pretty good option for individuals who are in the UK or US citizens/residents stations in the EU looking for an online Diploma focused on IT.
Otherwise, for those with some major credits already or experience in the fields, then a competency based degree from Brandman/WGU would be better.
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This diploma is from University of Oxford which has a very good international reputation. They rank #1 in the world.
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/wor...ity-oxford
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Oxford
In my opinion, this diploma is more valuable than degrees from unknown schools.

And they allow monthly payment. So you can pay them $533 per month through a year.
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