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Professional Certifications

Further your career with online, professional certifications designed to meet your specific interests and goals.  

Earn professional certifications online and accomplish your specific goals on your own terms.

Whether you’re planning a career change, looking for personal enrichment or professional development, or preparing for an undergraduate or advanced degree, we've got the right certification option for you.

your goals, your terms

Learn at your own pace through our online professional certifications, whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. With access to video lectures and hands-on virtual labs, you could earn a professional certificate in as little as 3-6 hours per week of study over 4 to 8 months.

share your new credentials 

When you complete all of your courses, you'll earn a Certificate and Badge so you can tout your accomplishments and certifications on your social networking sites.

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Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. 

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Certification Programs

SAS® Programmer Professional Certificate
SAS® Programmer Professional Certificate

sas-logo-white.pngLearn to manipulate and transform data, combining SAS data sets, creating basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures and identifying and correcting data, syntax and programming logic errors. These skills prepare you for the SAS® Base Programming Specialist certification exam.  Learn to:

  • Understand/use SAS programming language fundamentals 
  • Access, explore, and prepare different types of data (SAS, Excel, text)
  • Analyze, report, and export data to common formats (HTML, PDF, Excel)
  • Apply SAS programming principles in practical examples

Skills You'll Learn:

Trigonometric Integral, Significant Figures, Dividends, General Statistics, Type I And Type II Errors, Measurement, Home Directory

 Suggested pace is 4 hours per week  / approx. 5 months. 


Price: $450*           Register Now

IBM Data Analyst Professional Certificate
IBM Data Analyst Professional Certificate

IBM-Logo-White.pngGain the job-ready skills for an entry-level data analyst role and position yourself competitively in the thriving job market with hands-on skills practice. Work with a variety of data sources, project scenarios, and data analysis tools, gaining practical experience with data manipulation and applying analytical techniques. No prior programming or statistical skills are needed, and this program is a great foundation for other data disciplines  (i.e. data science, data engineering). Learn to:

  • Gain proficiency using spreadsheets and Excel for data analysis  
  • Create various charts and plots to build dashboards and visualize data
  • Develop working knowledge of Python language to analyze data 
  • Describe data ecosystems and compose queries to access data in cloud databases 

Skills You'll Learn:

Microsoft Excel, Python Programming, Data Analysis, Data Visualization (DataViz), SQL, Data Science, Spreadsheet, Pivot Table, IBM Cognos Analytics, Dashboard, Pandas, Numpy

 Suggested pace: 3 hours per week  / approx. 11 months


Price: $450*           Register Now

Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud Security Engineer Professional Certificate
Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud Security Engineer Professional Certificate

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Gain the skills you need to advance your career as a security engineer and get training to support your preparation for the industry-recognized Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification. You'll also have the opportunity to configure access, configure network security, and ensure data protection among other things.  Learn to:

  • Learn the skills needed to be successful in a cloud security engineer role
  • Prepare for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification exam
  • Learn about Cloud Security 
  • Configure Google VPC networks, subnets, and routers; control VPC access 

Skills You'll Learn:

Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine (GAE), Google Cloud Platform, Cloud Computing, Create and Understand Custom IAM Roles, Secure a Kubernetes Environment, Create and Configure Network Peering

 Suggested pace is 4 hours per week  / approx. 5 months. 


Price: $450*              Register Now

Salesforce Sales Development Rep. Professional Certificate
Salesforce Sales Development Rep. Professional Certificate

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Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) are in the front lines of the tech biz, connecting with customers and clients, and coming up with the smartest solutions for their problems. Do you enjoy engaging with customers? Do you need to be immersed in a value-driving, stimulating industry that’s constantly giving you new, exciting challenges? Would you like to thrive in a high-energy environment that’s collaborative and data-driven? Learn to:

  • Articulate the purpose of the SDR role and develop strategies for success 
  • Prepare a professional portfolio and develop your personal brand 
  • Apply the success-proven principles of the SV Academy Conversational Selling methodology
  • Problem-solve using the best-in-class tech tools of the SDR workflow

Skills You'll Learn:

Sales Development, InterviewingSalesTime ManagementCold Calling, TeamworkPersonal AdvertisementAudiencePersonal BrandingResume Writing, Cold Emailing, Objection Handling

 Suggested pace is 5 hours per week  / approx. 6 months. 


Price: $450*          Register Now

AWS Cloud Practitioner
AWS Cloud Practitioner

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In preparation for the AWS certification exam, this 4-week, instructor-led asynchronous course will teach students about the foundation of the AWS infrastructure and basic cloud concepts through a guided, instructor-led approach. Expand your knowledge:

  • Non-technical and technical sales, support, legal, finance, marketing, and managerial personnel get a high-level understanding to better interact with advanced technical professionals such as developers, business analysts, and other IT professionals engaged in AWS projects.
  • Start your technical career path: Take your first steps toward a technical career, and in acquiring future technical AWS associate-level certifications.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to sit for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam and provided with a voucher code that covers the cost of the exam. You will also be able to discuss features and principals specific to the AWS cloud:

  • Basic global infrastructure and architecture
  • Deployment and operation
  • Value proposition
  • Platform services and use cases
  • Compliance and security
  • Billing, account management, and pricing
  • Documentation and technical materials

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • General IT business and technical knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of IT services, such as CPUs, RAM, disk, databases, networking, servers, etc.
 

LIVE COURSE DATES:

  • September 27-October 23, 2021
  • October 25-November 20, 2021

4-Week, Instructor-Led Course


Price: $600*          Register Now

IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate
IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate

IBM-Logo-White.pngCybersecurity is one of the most in-demand career fields. Gain the technical skills to become job-ready for a Cybersecurity Analyst role. Instructional content and labs will introduce you to concepts including network security, endpoint protection, incident response, threat intelligence, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment. Learn to:

  • Develop knowledge of cybersecurity analyst tools
  • Learn about key compliance and threat intelligence 
  • Gain skills for incident responses and forensics 
  • Get hands-on experience to develop skills 

Skills You'll Learn:

Information Security Analyst, IT Security Analyst, Security Analyst, Junior Cybersecurity Analyst, Information Security (INFOSEC), IBM New Collar, Malware, Cybersecurity, Cyber Attacks, Database Vulnerabilities, Network Security, SQL Injection

 Suggested pace is 4 hours per week  / approx. 8 months. 


Price: $450*           Register Now

Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate
Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate

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This program includes an industry-relevant curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in social media marketing. You’ll learn to establish an online presence, create posts, build a following, and manage your social media accounts. You’ll develop skills in creating and managing advertising campaigns in social media and learn to evaluate the results of your marketing efforts. Learn to: 

  • Create and analyze an effective advertising campaign  
  • Create a creative brief  
  • Create, edit, and troubleshoot Facebook Ads 
  • Establish and manage a social media presence

Skills You'll Learn:

Performance Advertising, Digital MarketingBrand ManagementSocial Media MarketingContent MarketingMarketingSocial Media Marketing StrategyContent Development, Content ManagementMarketing Content DevelopmentCampaign ManagementAd Management

 Suggested pace is 2 hours per week  / approx. 7 months. 


Price: $450*           Register Now

ASU TESOL Professional Certificate
ASU TESOL Professional Certificate

This program is designed for anyone who wants to teach English anywhere n the world. Whether you want to become a teacher, just polish your teaching skills, or add a credential to your resume, this is the course for you! Learn to:

  • Master modern communicative techniques for engaging students 
  • Recognize, identify, and use language acquisition theories and principles 
  • Deliver lesson plans using interactive and engaging methods
  • Understand ways to motivate and properly engage students

Skills You'll Learn:

EFL, English LanguageTESOLESLEnglish Language TeachingTeaching, Lesson PlanSpeech

 Suggested pace is 4 hours per week  / approx. 12 months. 


Price: $450*              Register Now

Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate
Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate

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Gain in-demand skills that can help you advance your career. Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python, in particular, is now the most in-demand programming language by employers. Take your career to the next level by building on your IT foundations. You'll learn how to program with Python and automate common system administration tasks. You'll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud. Learn to:

  • Automate tasks by writing Python scripts
  • Use Git and GitHub for version control
  • Manage IT resources at scale for physical/virtual cloud machines 
  • Analyze real-world IT problems and implement resolution strategies 

Skills You'll Learn:

Using Version Control, Troubleshooting & DebuggingPython ProgrammingConfiguration ManagementAutomationBasic Python Data StructuresFundamental Programming ConceptsBasic Python SyntaxObject-Oriented Programming (OOP)Setting up your Development EnvironmentRegular Expression (REGEX)Testing in Python

 Suggested pace is 5 hours per week  / approx. 8 months. 


Price: $450*              Register Now

SAS Visual Business Analytics Professional Certificate
SAS Visual Business Analytics Professional Certificate

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Using SAS Visual Analytics, you will learn to access and manipulate data, analyze data with a variety of interactive reports and graphics, and design and share dashboards to visualize your data. SAS Visual Analytics is a useful skill in a variety of careers, including business analyst, researcher, statistician, or data scientist. Learn to:

  • How to explore data using SAS Visual Analytics
  • How to create interactive reports using SAS Visual Analytics
  • How to prepare data using SAS Data Studio
  • To describe the data structure needed for network analysis, path analysis, and text analytics.

Skills You'll Learn:

Business Analytics, SAS VA, SAS Visual Analytics

 Suggested pace is 4 hours per week  / approx. 3 months. 


Price: $450*              Register Now

AWS Solutions Architect - Associate
AWS Solutions Architect - Associate

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This 10-week, instructor-led asynchronous course is geared toward professionals who have one or more years of hands-on experience designing distributed systems on AWS.

Mastering cloud architecture design requires a strong foundation in IT concepts. In preparation for the AWS Certification exam, students learn the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS through a guided, instructor-led approach. Learn how to optimize the use of the AWS cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based business solutions. You'll get:

  • Hands-on experience with practice-server access to the AWS platform: Online labs, activities, and projects.
  • eLearning portal access with interactive content: Labs, video, and practice exams.
  • Online knowledge assessments.
  • Challenging scenario-based exercises that reinforce curriculum topics.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to sit for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification exam and provided with a voucher code that covers the cost of the exam. You will be able to perform tasks not limited to these:

  • Architect and deploy secure and robust AWS applications.
  • Define solutions using architectural design principles based on customer requirements.
  • Provide best-practice implementation guidelines.
  • Identify the value and benefits of cloud and AWS.
  • Understand data protection and methodology.
  • Explain the financial advantages of the AWS cloud.
  • Navigate the AWS Management Console.
  • Understand AWS compute, networking, storage, and database options.
  • Create cloud migration roadmaps and business continuity plans.
  • Use AWS to make infrastructures scalable.
  • Automate the deployment of cloud resources.
  • Design architectures to decouple infrastructure and reduce interdependencies.
  • Optimize data storage for static content.
  • Identify and solve common configuration and design issues.
  • Differentiate between architectures for data processing and analytics, mobile backends, and video transcoding.

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • An understanding of IT technical and business knowledge, and general concepts for networks, cloud computing, and distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with computer hardware, operating systems and basic scripting and programming knowledge. 

While not required, students most successful in this course have: 

  • A basic understanding of global infrastructure and architecture.
  • Familiarity with common AWS services and how and when they are used.
 

LIVE COURSE DATES:

  • September 27- December 4, 2021
  • October 25, 2021-January 2, 2022

10-Week, Instructor-Led Course


Price: $2,000*          Register Now

 

 

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