Certificate in Computer Science

Top Certificate Programs in Computer Science

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Most certificate programs are designed to assist individuals in furthering their professional career, whether it advances them in their current job, or helps them gain new employment. These programs may also be considered a stepping stone into higher education for a bachelor's or master's degree. The length of study varies depending on the field and institution, but most complete their certificate requirements in one year or less.

What is a Certificate in Computer Science? This program focuses on developing the technical skills and knowledge required to work in the computer software and information technology industry. Individuals can learn about software installation, computer programming, databases, network security and installation, and general computer support. Many courses might place emphasis on web and software development, and how systems are designed and configured.

Upon completion of this certificate, graduates can use it to improve their chances for career advancement or employment in an information technology related field or fields where skills in computer science are utilized. Students can also use this program toward earning a bachelor's degree or to prepare for graduate studies. They can also benefit from learning general computer science skills, including database connectivity and development of mobile applications and website development.

Tuition fees for the certificate will vary depending on the institution, field of study and country the school is located in. Students who are interested should contact the office of admissions directly to find out if the program matches your specific needs and budget.

With the evolution of the internet and technology, the demand for those educated in information technology and computer science is higher than ever before. Graduates of the program can find successful careers as a mobility architect, app developer, web programmer, information technologist, mobile designer and usability expert.

Many institutions offer courses part-time, full-time and online with distance learning modules for more schedule flexibility. To find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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HNC in Computer Game Animation

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 1 year June 2017 United Kingdom London

The HNC in Computer Game Animation at LCCA is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It also provides career development opportunities within the film industry. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. HNC in Computer Game Animation The HNC in Computer Game Animation at LCCA is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It also provides career development opportunities within the film industry. On successful completion of the course, you can progress into or within employment and/or continue your study in the same vocational area. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years old Minimum qualifications: UK applicants: four GCSEs (C or above) and two A levels (D or above) any NARIC recognised equivalence Language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 in each component), PTE 51 (min. 51 in each component) Mature students: (over 21) are accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement [-]

Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology

Kangan Institute
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Australia Melbourne

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team. [+]

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team. The certificate IV consists of 20 units. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team. In a typical week students will attend classes approximately four days per week with approximately 60 percent practical and 40 percent theory classes. Classes will be scheduled between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The teaching methods used in the certificate IV include classroom-based teaching and supervised practical components in the computer laboratory. The assessment methods include workshops, class presentations and individual and group projects. Major study areas Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Determine and confirm client business Connect, maintain and configure hardware components Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network Build a small wireless local area network Apply introductory programming skills in another language Configure a troubleshoot operating system software Provide first-level remote help-desk support Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pages Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers Pre-requisites Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 no band less than 5.0 overall or recognised equivalency Dates February and July intakes Career pathways Network support administrator Network operations... [-]

Certificat en Web Développement

ITECOM Art Design Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

Dans le cadre de projets Internet, le développeur web est en charge d’un vaste travail qui s’étend de l’analyse des besoins du client à la réalisation de l’architecture finale, en passant par les choix techniques stratégiques. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Dans le cadre de projets Internet, le développeur web est en charge d’un vaste travail qui s’étend de l’analyse des besoins du client à la réalisation de l’architecture finale, en passant par les choix techniques stratégiques. Il travaille le plus souvent en équipe sous la direction d’un chef de projet et à partir d’un cahier des charges. Alors que les terminaux mobiles vont bientôt devenir les principaux terminaux d’accès à l’Internet, le web développeur doit intégrer une nouvelle approche du partage des données et des contraintes qui en résultent. Ses compétences s’articulent autour de trois pôles : le développement d’applicatifs web à proprement parler (le middleware en architecture trois-tiers), la modélisation du réel et la création de bases de données, l’intégration multimedia (à partir d’une interface réalisée le plus souvent par un web designer). Mais à l’heure du Web 2.0, le web développeur se trouve de plus en plus amené à étendre sa sphère d’intervention jusque dans l’interaction avec l’utilisateur à travers le package technologique Ajax. DÉBOUCHÉS Développeur Web Intégrateur rich média Concepteur et réalisateur web ou multimédia Assistant chef de projet internet Consultant internet, intranet, extranet SECTEURS D'ACTIVITÉ Agence ou studio de création de supports multimédias, Web Agency, Société de services en ingénierie informatique (SSII), Industrie de numérique et de production interactifs en ligne, Presse, Audiovisuel, Commerce électronique et marketing… PROGRAMME FORMATION Les fondamentaux Intégration Plateforme de développement Bases de données modélisation Templating Gestion de projet LANGAGES Html5 CSS3 jQuery Javascript PHP... [-]

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Computational Fluid Dynamics

esocaet Studies by CADFEM
Online & Campus Combined Part time 6 months October 2017 Germany Grafing

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the key to successful product innovation. The further enhancement program provides comprehensive expertise for the successful application. [+]

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the key to successful product innovation in numerous industry branches: increasing the efficiency of pumps and turbines, the cooling of electrical machines or microchips, the reduction of fuel consumption of vehicles. Performing a CFD simulation is no longer a challenge; however, to draw the right conclusions from the results more than ever. This is what the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Computational Fluid Dynamics provides: comprehensive expertise for the successful application - scientifically sound and practically oriented. Program Overview Since 2016, the CAS in Computational Fluid Dynamics has been offered at the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil in Switzerland. Where appropriate, courses can also be combined with modules from the master’s course offerings on the TH Ingolstadt and HAW Landshut to complete a master's degree. Recent offerings Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Module Studies Program begins in the fall Comprehensive combination of modules as needed Experienced professors from universities and from industry The language of instruction is English if international students participate. Lifelong learning: Even after degree completion, you can take module coursework. Participant Group The ideal candidates are college graduates, who have already collected professional experience in engineering or science, and who are interested in a professional or managerial career in the field of product development with a focus on fluid simulation. Since the study is supervised individually, it also takes into account the interests of newcomers as well as experienced professionals who wish to transfer from related fields of expertise. Thus, the offer... [-]

Software Applications Specialist Certificate

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Mason City

The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software. These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Software Applications Specialist Certificate The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software. These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following areas: Software Specialist Help Desk Support [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Data Science (Microsoft)

edX
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Accelerate your career in one of the hottest fields – data science. Learn data science fundamentals, key data science tools, and widely-used programming languages from industry and academic experts in this unique program created by Microsoft. [+]

Accelerate your career in one of the hottest fields – data science. Learn data science fundamentals, key data science tools, and widely-used programming languages from industry and academic experts in this unique program created by Microsoft. Built in collaboration with leading universities and employers, the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science will develop the analytical and programming skills you need to take advantage of the 1.5 million career opportunities available now in data science. Program Details Effort : 9 courses (16-32 hours each) Final Project : Apply the knowledge and skills acquired (6-10 hours) Institution : Microsoft Price : $49-$99 per course You'll Learn To Use Microsoft Excel to explore data Use Transact-SQL to query a relational database Create data models and visualize data using Excel or Power BI Apply statistical methods to data Use R or Python to explore and transform data Follow a data science methodology Create and validate machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning Write R or Python code to build machine learning models Apply data science techniques to common scenarios Implement a machine learning solution for a given data problem To be eligible to earn a certificate for completing the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science, please go to https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/register/ to create a Microsoft Academy account. After signing up, you’ll be able to track your progress on a personalized dashboard that updates every time you earn a Verified Certificate in a course from the Data Science track. How It Works Made up of three... [-]

Certificate in Computer and Information Management

Saddleback College
Campus Full time 32 weeks September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The Computer Information Management (CIM) Department in the Business Science Division conducts programs designed to offer training in hardware and software applications used in a variety of environments and enterprises. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. The Computer Information Management (CIM) Department in the Business Science Division conducts programs designed to offer training in hardware and software applications used in a variety of environments and enterprises. The programs encompass a broad area of study, including computer operating systems, software applications, and networking and internet technologies. Courses are designed to prepare students at various levels of competence, from the novice to the expert, for immediate employment in computer-related careers, to update computer skills, or transfer to universities. The courses combine classroom lecture/demonstration and individual hands-on training in a laboratory setting. The new categories listed in the class schedule are: CIM - Computer Information Management- Applications and begining courses CIMN - Networking & Operating Systems (CIMN 100, CIMN 100A and CIMN 100B Computer Operating Systems-Windows (Windows 8) is located under the CIM category as it is a beginning class. CIMP - Programming CIMS - Security classes are located under CIMN CIMW - Web Design, Development & Database. (CIMW 105 SQL/Database is located under CIM.) Faculty members work closely with local businesses and industries to ensure relevant and state-of-the-art training in the following programs: Administrative Assistant Applications Developer E-Commerce Specialist Information Security Network Administrator Office and Computer Skills Training Software Specialist Web Designer Webmaster [-]

Certificate in Network Administration Specialist

Centre for Arts and Technology
Campus Full time 12 months January 2018 Canada Kelowna

If you are constantly spending time at the computer and are thrilled by the opportunity to problem solve and are looking to jump into one of the fastest growing industries out there, then Centre for Arts and Technology’s Network Administrator Specialist program is for you! LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY. [+]

LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY.

EARN YOUR NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN ONLY 12 MONTHS!

If you are constantly spending time at the computer and are thrilled by the opportunity to problem solve and are looking to jump into one of the fastest growing industries out there, then Centre for Arts and Technology’s Network Administrator Specialist program is for you!

The program is developed by working professionals and begins by educating you on the foundation of computer networking and administration skills then further expands upon these skills in order to assist you in successfully launching your career in the IT industry.... [-]


Certificate in Business Management: Business on the Web

Butte College
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Chico

The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Certificate in Business Management: Business on the Web Business Management Program Patrick Christensen, Chair (530) 895-2598 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Business Management program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education in business operations, management techniques, human relations, basic marketing principles, accounting, business law, economics and business computer applications. Program specialties include: Management, Retail Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. To be successful, students need basic competence in reading, written and oral communication, and mathematics. Also, students in this field should possess an interest in working with others, developing business strategies, and responding to today's competitive business environment and changing technology. High school students are encouraged to take courses in business, mathematics, communication, and computer applications. Foreign language and social science courses would be helpful. Career Opportunities This program is designed to teach students to solve problems, develop management strategies, make oral presentations, and write reports such as business plans and case analyses. Management skills are useful in many job settings: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, social services, government, and education. These skills are also important for people who wish to improve their performance in existing jobs or develop their own businesses. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Business Management will increase their practical skills relating to devising plans, organizing tasks, leading others, and controlling operations. Students may pursue their interests in management, in general, or choose to focus on managing in retail... [-]

Certificate in Microcomputer Repair and Installation

Polk State College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven + 2 more

he Microcomputer Repair and Installation Certificate Program provides the student with entry-level computer service technician skills. [+]

The Microcomputer Repair and Installation Certificate Program provides the student with entry-level computer service technician skills. The curriculum provides a study of the skills and techniques needed to take the CompTIA A+ certification exams and the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification test. The College's Comp TIA A+ Certificate Program is sponsored and supported by Comp TIA (Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.), and the CCENT Certificate Program is sponsored by Cisco. There are no prerequisite courses required for entry into the program. [-]

Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment

Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts
Campus Full time 1 year South Africa Cape Town

Make use of your existing design skills and expand your creativity into other markets such as Game Design for Ad games, Educational games, Online or Mobile games and more – we’ll show you just how to get there. Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts, has been running the Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment Course since 2012 with great success, being the first Council of Higher Education... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment Make use of your existing design skills and expand your creativity into other markets such as Game Design for Ad games, Educational games, Online or Mobile games and more – we’ll show you just how to get there. Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts, has been running the Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment Course since 2012 with great success, being the first Council of Higher Education accredited, stand-alone course of its kind in South Africa. This course offers game enthusiasts, creatives and interactive media interested students the chance to get an education in this field, thus providing the future employees for companies in the digital entertainment business, as well as equipping students for starting their own companies as freelancers. What to expect from your studies The course is packed with theoretical & practical training that includes: Game Production Overview History of Games and Gaming Game Design Concepts Game Design Document Writing 3D Modeling and Texturing Basics Scripting Basics Game Engine Basics The different applications of Game Technology How to start game and interactive product production Pitching a Game Concept Creating and Importing in-game assets Final Project in your field of choice (Scripting, Game Design Document, 3D Modeling …) Game Prototyping Interface Design Theory Animation in 3D Software Advanced Scripting Level Design Theory You will learn how to use the following Software Applications: Unity3D® Blender® JavaScript (Game Engine related) On Completion You will be able to do... [-]

ITIL Foundation Certification (INCLUDING EXAM)

Adept Technology Dubai
Campus or Online Full time 2 days Open Enrollment United Arab Emirates Dubai

Adept is a global training company started in 2004 which has now expanded across the globe, certifying over 100,000 professionals! We have been conducting ITIL Training & Certifications for 11 years, and are full training institutes, courseware providers, and examination centers. The exam can be taken from your computer, with our full support in preparing you. The official AXELOS/EXIN Certificate will then be mailed to you. [+]

Adept is a global training company started in 2004 which has now expanded across the globe, certifying over 100,000 professionals! We have been conducting ITIL Training & Certifications for 11 years, and are full training institutes, courseware providers, and examination centers. The exam can be taken from your computer, with our full support in preparing you. The official AXELOS/EXIN Certificate will then be mailed to you. If you choose a classroom course, contact us for the upcoming calendar in Dubai. Enquiring for your company? We are happy to host in-house training courses where we fly our trainers to you. If you choose an online course: After registration, you will receive a unique access code to enter our online training platform. From there, you can access our own ITIL Foundation lectures, at your own pace. E-Books will also be provided to help you study – and our tutors are available at any time for any questions you may have. Once you’re ready for the exam, just let us know, and we will conduct it virtually from your own computer. It’s that simple. And if you don’t pass on the first try, we give another exam voucher FREE of charge! After passing, you’ll be ITIL Foundation Certified and will receive your official certification in the mail from EXIN / AXELOS. Included in the Course Classroom or Online Training Class ITIL Foundation E-Books Examination Fee Included (taken online) 98% Exam Pass Rate Exam support and preparation Pass Guarantee* If you don’t pass, the... [-]

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

NIT Australia
Campus Full time 52 weeks January 2018 Australia Perth

The nationally recognised ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking is the ideal pathway into designing and constructing networks. This qualification helps you develop technical skills in network design, database administration, programming, server management, virtualisation, operating systems and network security, client support and the introductory knowledge to use these skills in the workplace. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. The nationally recognised ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking is the ideal pathway into designing and constructing networks. This qualification helps you develop technical skills in network design, database administration, programming, server management, virtualisation, operating systems and network security, client support and the introductory knowledge to use these skills in the workplace. Career Prospects Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: IT helpdesk IT support officer Network support officer Network operations support officer Network operations technician Network technician Network support technician Entry Requirements Academic: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (For Assessment level 1 and 2 countries other qualifications may be accepted). Numeracy: Basic – Mathematics (Year 10) at least Grade C or equivalent Additional requirements for International Students Age: Applicant must be 18 years or above at the time of application. English Language: IELTS test score of 5.5 or above or equivalent. Note: NIT also accepts Occupational English Test (OET) , TOEFL iBT, TOEFL paper based, Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Academic, or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with the scores equivalent to IELTS scores. (Click here to see a table of equivalent scores.) OR IELTS test score of 5 or equivalent with at least 10 weeks ELICOS OR IELTS test score of 4 or equivalent with at least 20 weeks ELICOS OR Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or studies at the Certificate IV or higher level in an English language in Australia within last... [-]

GAME DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATIONS (Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology)

Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Online & Campus Combined Part time 10 - 20 weeks July 2017 Australia Sydney Melbourne Canberra Adelaide Australia Online USA Lafayette Seattle USA Online Campbellsville Perth + 10 more

The Game Development Foundations course will allow you to create 3D games using the powerful Unity 3D game engine. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools and techniques for game development. [+]

The Game Development Foundations course will allow you to create 3D games using the powerful Unity 3D game engine. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools and techniques for game development. The course covers: Use C# to develop games in Unity 3D Learn about game mechanics and how to implement them Create games faster as you learn rapid prototyping Explore Unity3D’s components and scripting to generate levels, special effects, user interface and game logic Import artwork assets for games Manage projects using version control and collaboration tools Successful completion awarded with Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and technology During the course you will develop two games and a web page to display them; the first game introduces you to development in Unity3D. The final production allows you, in small teams or individually, to create the concept, manage the scope, integrate art assets and test a game. The project based modules ensure that you gain practical skills that can be used in game development beyond the course. Unity3D has plugins which export apps and games for IOS and Android mobile devices (additional software and licencing required). The Game Development Foundations course is delivered face to face and also online, using Adobe Connect, allowing you see and interact in real time with your lecturer and class mates. You will be able to participate in group discussions and team work easily through a web browser. Each session will also be recorded allowing you to never miss a class discussion. You can... [-]

Certificate in Microsoft Office Suite Specialist

CDI College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Edmonton

Virtually every office job requires use of the Microsoft Office Suite. It’s the go-to software for business big and small [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Virtually every office job requires use of the Microsoft Office Suite. It’s the go-to software for business big and small and without proper training, the learning curve can eat up precious working hours. The Microsoft Office Suite Specialist program provides students in-depth training in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Earn you certificate today at CDI College. [-]