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Computers and computer networks are everywhere and enable access to vast amounts of data and computing power. Beyond personal productivity sofware, computing and networking certificates provide students a meaningful credential that can be leveraged for professional development, career advancement and demonstrated professionalization in the field. Our certificates are offered through partners in online education that have a lengthy and confirmed record of success in training students for certification.

CompTIA Security+ Certification Training

In this program, you'll gain the skills you need to begin a career as a security professional and prepare to take the CompTIA™ Security+ exam. You'll become proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident reporting, and vulnerability assessment. Learn the newest security protocols related to cloud computing, incident response, and the susceptibility of network-enabled devices and mobile devices to wireless networks.

This program builds practical skills with hands-on labs that can be completed in remote and lab environments.

Objectives

By the end of this program, you'll be able to perform the following:

  • Incident Response
  • Network Design Security
  • Risk Calculations
  • Penetration Testing
  • Risk Management
  • Mobil eDevice, Host, and Data Security
  • Account management

 Additionally, you will be able to implement the following:

  • Network Device Security
  • Wireless Security
  • Strategies to Reduce Risk
  • Physical and Environment Security
  • Static Environment Security
  • Authentication Services and Protocols
  • Secure Authentication Methods
  • Authorization Models
  • Security for Protocols and Ports

Lastly, you will be able to understand and implement the following:

  • Techniques to Raise Security Awareness
  • Mitigating Malware
  • Discovery Tools
  • Application Security Controls and Techniques
  • Attack Types
  • The Correct Controls for CIA
  • Cryptography Concepts and Protocols
  • 3rd Party Integration in Risk
  • Computer Forensics
  • Social Engineering Reduction
  • PKI
  • Security Administrative Principles
  • Secure Protocols and Ports
  • Control Types
Microsoft Office 2010 Master Certification Training

Learn basic to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2010 while you prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. You’ll discover how to create and format documents, how to use tables, how to complete a mail merge, and more! Certification can help you differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities, garner greater earning potential, and advance in your current job.

Through this program, you can equip yourself for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, the globally recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. Certification can help you differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities, garner greater earning potential, and advance in your current job.

The Microsoft Office Specialist program is the only comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved by Microsoft to validate business computer skills using Microsoft Office 2010: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

In Word, you'll gain the skills you need to create and customize documents, format illustrations, and share and secure documents. In Excel, you’ll cover basic through advanced topics, including formatting cells, applying number formats, linking worksheets, creating a PivotTable, and more. In PowerPoint, you’ll discover how to create and format presentations, apply Transitions and animations, and set up presentations. In Outlook, you'll design and format E-mail, track and respond to messages, manage the Inbox with Rules and Quick Steps, and create appointments and tasks.

Many employers consider certification when determining who to hire. Certification can make the difference when you're seeking a new job or looking to advance in your career. Students who complete Microsoft Office Specialist training earn about 12% more than employees who aren’t certified, and 82% of students report getting a bonus upon receiving certification.

Microsoft Web Developer

Gain the Web development skills that can put you ahead of your competition! In this program, you will learn how to develop Web pages using .NET Framework 4.0. When you’ve completed the program, you’ll be equipped with the foundational knowledge you will need to take the Microsoft 70-515 exam and become a fully proficient Microsoft Web Developer. Skills you will master in this program include installing and using Visual Studio 2010, using web developer express, and debugging code. You’ll also explore HTML concepts, elements and tags, attributes, hyperlinks and anchors, image management, XML, CSS, .NET programming, ASP.NET, JQuery, AJAX, ASP .NET Web Applications, and .NET Framework 4.0. You will also have the opportunity to practice on online lab systems.

When you are done with this program, you will have basic foundational knowledge, though we also recommend additional study time and practical application before you prepare to take your exams.

Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be prepared for a career as a Web developer and will be able to:

  • Use and customize Visual Studio 2010
  • Work with HTML and XML elements and tags; use images, hyperlinks, and anchor tags; and use Visual Studio IDE to create HTML and XML documents
  • Create cascading style sheets
  • Understand the fundamentals of .NET programming, ASP.NET, JQuery, AJAX, ASP .NET Web Applications, and .NET Framework 4.0 
  • Troubleshoot and debug Web applications
Webmaster

This program will help you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to develop websites for both Internet content and Web applications. You will learn basic skills in HTML5 and CSS3 coding that allow you to build professional websites.

The course walks through several advanced website-building features. Learn how to use advanced HTML5 codes for embedding multimedia elements such as audio and video clips, advanced CSS3 styling for manipulating images on the Web page, and JavaScript involved in creating dynamic Web pages.

Objectives

In this program, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Build websites with HTML5
  • Use CSS3 styling to change Web pages
  • Practice your skills on real websites
  • Build your own websites using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Incorporate advanced styling in your Web pages
  • Create Web forms for handling data
  • Manipulate images using advanced CSS3 styling
  • Embed video and audio clips using HTML5
  • Design dynamic Web applications using JavaScript
Available Classes
Network Security & Productivity
CompTIA Security+ Certification Training
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Tracey Rossi
CRN: ED2GO.904
Fee: $1,495
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Gain the skills you need to be a security professional and prepare yourself to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam as you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security. Once you complete this program, you'll be proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident reporting, and vulnerability assessment.

Web Development
Advanced Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.86
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Acquire advanced techniques in web design. Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough knowledge of web design and development. Topics include the responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework, exploration of CMS frameworks and industry standard technologies and frameworks.

Creating Web Pages
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Alan Simpson
CRN: ED2GO316.07
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six week workshop. First, you'll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor's patient guidance, you'll plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables

Intermediate Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.85
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Anyone wanting to find out how to create effective and dynamic websites/applications will want to take this course. You may be a webmaster or a graphic designer already creating static websites wishing to take your skills to the next level. You will acquire the fundamentals of the most popular Web 2.0 technologies. You will take away a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and Search Engine Optimized.

Introduction to Building a Website
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, August 5, 2017; 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Piper Henriques
CRN: TEC317.18
Fee: $225
Description
Join us for an introduction to ways you can build you website: professionally and affordably! We introduce you to various programs to build your site, for new beginners to pros. We cover tips for designing it, how to drive traffic to your site, how to read analytics and the nuts and bolts of creating and/or improving an existing site to help get you started.

LERN Certificate in Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.21C
Fee: $595
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Online users say a website's design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today's market of highly saturated digital competition. First discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. The No prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required. After the first course, you will have the info you need to plan and design effective web pages. Then find out how to create effective and dynamic websites/applications. Take away a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and Search Engine Optimized. Finally, learn about responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework. Plus explore CMS frameworks and industry standard technologies and frameworks. Certificate consists of three one-month courses: Web Design, Intermediate Web Design, and Advanced Web Design.

Microsoft Web Developer
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Sean Holmes
CRN: ED2GO214.314
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Gain the Web development skills that can put you ahead of your competition! In today's highly competitive workplace, Microsoft Web Developer certification will show employers that you have the skills they're seeking. Learn how to develop Web pages using .NET Framework 3.5. When you've completed the program, you'll have the foundational knowledge you need to take the Microsoft 70-536 and 70-562 exams and earn a certification as a Microsoft Web Developer. Skills you'll master in this program include installing and using Visual Studio 2008, using web developer express, and debugging code. You'll also explore HTML concepts, elements and tags, attributes, hyperlinks and anchors, image management, XML, CSS, .NET programming, ASP.NET, JQuery, AJAX, ASP .NET Web Applications, and .NET Framework 3.5.

Responsive Web Design
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: David Karlins
CRN: ED2GO316.09
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
In this course, you'll learn to identify and address every aspect of responsive Web design: from scaling elements and adjusting page layout, to adapting color schemes and implementing accessible forms. You'll master how to use HTML5 linked to media queries in CSS3 to adapt content to fit your user's viewport, and see how jQuery Mobile can help you to mobile sites.

Search Engine Marketing
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.213
Fee: $1,895
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
All courses in the Search Engine Marketing Program are tutor-supervised with a tutor assigned to guide students through the lesson material and review their assignments. The program has been designed specifically to prepare students for immediate employment in the search industry. Employers and supervisors can verify a student¿s level of proficiency via their Certification Status page. Job candidates who are certified in search engine marketing may well have an edge over their fellow applicants. This program will walk students through the step-by-step process of setting up new Google AdWords and Bing Ads advertising accounts and assist them in structuring their campaigns to achieve their maximum conversion potential across the Google, Yahoo, and Bing networks. This program will provide students with $75 Google AdWords advertising credit and $100 Bing Ads advertising credit. The credit will help students launch search marketing campaigns for their websites and / or companies. The ability to work on a live advertising campaign will enhance each student's experience and provide a useful testing ground for growing a business.

Search Engine Optimization
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.214
Fee: $1,495
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
All courses in the Search Engine Optimization Program are tutor-supervised with a tutor assigned to guide students through the lesson material and review their assignments. The program has been designed specifically to prepare students for immediate employment in the search industry. Employers and supervisors can verify a student¿s level of proficiency via their Certification Status page. Job candidates who are certified in search engine marketing may well have an edge over their fellow applicants. This program will provide students with $75 Google AdWords advertising credit and $100 Bing Ads advertising credit. The credit will help students launch search marketing campaigns for their websites and / or companies. The ability to work on a live advertising campaign will enhance each student's experience and provide a useful testing ground for growing a business.

Web Design Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructors
CRN: ED2GO314.517
Fee: $2,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Are you a creative person? Do you envision an idea and then wish you could bring it to life? Web design may be the perfect field for you. Every good business needs to present the best image to an audience. In the fast-paced world of web design, you can help companies and organizations present their best images using a mix of modern technology and the proper design principles. Using these tools, you may be the one to convey your client¿s or employer¿s message to the public. In this course, you will learn the technology, philosophy, and proper rules to bring web creativity to life. You will also gain practical skills in the art of planning and managing the development of a web project.

Web Design Value Suite
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Alan Simpson
CRN: ED2GO316.08
Fee: $261
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Suite includes Creating Web Pages, Intro to CSS3 and HTML5, and Intro to Javascript. Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. If you want to survive and excel in the fast-paced world of web publishing, you're going to need to keep up with ever-evolving standards. Then add more power to your programming with JavaScript. This programming language lets you add interactivity to your pages by creating features such as buttons, picture carousels, and collapsible panels to your web pages.

Webmaster
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Matt Scofield Randy Rolen
CRN: ED2GO214.308
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Webmasters design, develop and maintain web sites for companies, institutions and organizations. As a Webmaster, you might be called upon to work in a group developing interactive e-commerce or e-business sites. You could be in control of an auction site, a discussion group, an online newsletter, a physician's appointment page, an organization's membership site, or you could be developing a marketing presence for a new product. Webmasters are often the first to test new and state-of-the-art equipment as well as the latest software. They're allowed to indulge in artistic and professional freedoms rarely seen in any other industry - and can often work from home or use flextime. This Webmaster Online Training Program starts with Web page development and introduces new concepts by involving you in active Web page implementation.

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