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Professional Program Certificate in Agile Development Using Ruby on Rails

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Software Engineer dominates the top jobs list globally for pay, quality of life, and opportunities for advancement. This Professional Certificate program teaches fundamental software engineering skills using Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and Agile methodology, to qualify you for in-demand jobs with high pay, satisfaction and growth potential. [+]

Software Engineer dominates the top jobs list globally for pay, quality of life, and opportunities for advancement. This Professional Certificate program teaches fundamental software engineering skills using Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and Agile methodology, to qualify you for in-demand jobs with high pay, satisfaction and growth potential. You will learn the Ruby programming language and Ruby on Rails mvc web application framework. This program will introduce Agile, which used by 60-80% of all programming teams, and by the majority of programming teams distributed across the globe. You will learn Agile through a "learn by doing" approach in which you use the same tools and techniques as professionals, such as test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven design, continuous integration, and continuous deployment onto the public cloud. Average Length: 4-9 weeks per course Effort: 12-13 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 2 Courses in Program Subject: Computer Science Institution: Berkeley Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $49-300 per course Job Outlook Median salary for full-stack web developers is $105,000 in US, and median salary for Ruby developers is $95,000. (StackOverflow developer survey results 2016) Cloud and distributed computing is #1 Top Skill (now 2 years running) according to LinkedIn's Global Top Skills of 2016. (LinkedIn) The program teaches Agile in the context of developing Web-based services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 27% employment growth for web developers by 2024. What You'll Learn: How to apply fundamental Ruby on Rails programming techniques to the design, development, testing, and public cloud... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Computer Science Essentials for Software Development (University of Pennsylvania)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

In this professional certificate program, you will learn essential computer science concepts for software development ranging from the fundamentals of object-oriented programming to using efficient algorithms to design high-quality software. [+]

Gain the systematic knowledge required to be a software developer. In this professional certificate program, you will learn essential computer science concepts for software development ranging from the fundamentals of object-oriented programming to using efficient algorithms to design high-quality software. This program begins with the basic concepts of Java, one of the industry’s most commonly used programming languages, and progresses into best practices in modern software development to developing efficient algorithms using sophisticated data structures for complex computational tasks. Finally, you will develop interactive and data-driven web apps using JavaScript. This program will give you a thorough understanding of core principles of professional software development. Average Length: 4 weeks per course Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program Subject: Engineering, Computer Science Institution: University of Pennsylvania Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $149 per course Job Outlook Software Developer and Web Developer are two of the top three best technology jobs, with median salaries of over $95,000 (Source: US News & World Report) Nearly 1.3 million new software developer jobs will be created by 2024, and employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) Java and JavaScript are the top two programming languages mentioned in job advertisements, with nearly 15,000 job listings mentioning them each month (Source: Gooroo) Career prospects include careers mobile/web app development, data science, social media, and systems and core infrastructure What You'll Learn: How to design,... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Data Science (Microsoft)

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... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Data Science for Executives (Columbia University)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Data science is making us smarter and more innovative in so many ways. How does it all work? In this Data Science and Analytics Professional Certificate program you will gain insight into the latest data science tools and their application in finance, health care, product development, sales and more. [+]

Data science is making us smarter and more innovative in so many ways. How does it all work? In this Data Science and Analytics Professional Certificate program you will gain insight into the latest data science tools and their application in finance, health care, product development, sales and more. With real world examples, we will demonstrate how data science can improve corporate decision-making and performance, personalize medicine and advance your career goals. Taught by a distinguished team of professors at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute, this program is perfect for anyone who wants to understand basic concepts in data science without getting into the weeds of programming. Aimed at organization leaders, business managers, health care professionals and anyone considering a career in data science, this program will steep learners in the fundamentals of statistics, machine learning and algorithms. It will also introduce emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) , or wirelessly connected products, and techniques that allow computers to summarize mountains of text, audio and video. Concrete examples provided throughout the program will ensure that learners fully grasp and master key concepts. Average Length: 4-6 weeks per course Effort: 7-10 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program Subject: Engineering, Computer Science, Business & Management, Data Analysis & Statistics Institution: Columbia University Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $99-149 per course Job Outlook The use of analytics has grown exponentially in all areas, including healthcare, government, retail, e-commerce, media, manufacturing, and the... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Digital Marketing

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Make yourself more marketable and put your career in high gear with a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from Wharton. Learn the key marketing skills most in-demand today: omni-channel marketing, marketing analytics, social media strategy and analysis, and data-driven customer-centric approaches to customer retention. [+]

Make yourself more marketable and put your career in high gear with a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from Wharton. Learn the key marketing skills most in-demand today: omni-channel marketing, marketing analytics, social media strategy and analysis, and data-driven customer-centric approaches to customer retention. Designed by world-renowned marketing professors at the Wharton School, home of one of the top marketing programs in the country, the Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from Wharton helps you develop the digital marketing skills you need to take advantage of the explosive growth in the marketing industry. Today’s marketers face a “digital skills gap,” and when you earn a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from the Wharton School, you’ll be able to help fill it. Average Length: 5-6 weeks per course Effort: 3-5 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program Subject: Business & Management, Data Analysis & Statistics Institution: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $585 per course Job Outlook 90% of marketers report suffering from a shortage of digital skills, and only 8% of surveyed companies feel strong in the area of digital marketing. (whitepaper by Grovo) In a study conducted by Bullhorn, 64% of recruiters reported a shortage of skilled candidates for available marketing roles. Employment of marketing managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Career opportunities as a Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Analyst,... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Front-End Web Developer (World Wide Web Consortium)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

In this Professional Certificate program, designed by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), creator of the Web standards, you will learn all of the necessary skills needed to build interactive and responsive user experiences on the Web. [+]

The Web is everywhere! Web development is intricate, creative and interesting work that can lead to an exciting career in an in-demand, fast-growing field. In this Professional Certificate program, designed by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), creator of the Web standards, you will learn all of the necessary skills needed to build interactive and responsive user experiences on the Web. This program will deepen your knowledge of the 3 foundational languages that power the Web: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. You will be guided, step-by-step, on how to use all client-side Web development techniques to create and innovate on the web! Each course will also includes interactive examples to help you practice and code the correct way. Average Length: 4-8 weeks per course Effort: 6-10 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 5 Courses in Program Subject: Computer Science Institution: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $49-129 per course Job Outlook Web application development is one of the most exciting fields to be in! Whether you are just starting your professional life or embarking on a new chapter, career prospects are endless and include: Front End Developer, Web App Developer, Web Designer, Web Integrator, Web Content Strategist, and many more. The average salary for front-end web developers in the US is $104,745. What You'll Learn: Develop web sites using the latest web standards How to code with modern HTML5 tags, draw and animate fun Web graphics and play audio and video elements... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Inclusive Leadership (Catalyst)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Around the world, organizations and customers are growing more diverse. To remain competitive, organizations must move from diversity to inclusion to increase employee engagement, innovation, and to win the war for talent. [+]

Acquire the globally in-demand skills necessary to build an inclusive workplace culture in this Inclusive Leadership Professional Certificate Program. Around the world, organizations and customers are growing more diverse. To remain competitive, organizations must move from diversity to inclusion to increase employee engagement, innovation, and to win the war for talent. Today’s leaders must leverage the full power of this diversity by honing their inclusive leadership skills. Inclusive leaders intentionally bring out the full potential of their team by empowering and valuing the unique contributions of individual employees. The innovation and productivity potential of these teams can only be harnessed in an inclusive work culture. Accelerate your career with this Inclusive Leadership Training program. You will learn how to apply inclusive leadership skills—Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility (“EACH”)—and have the opportunity to practice using them to foster team citizenship and innovation. In the 45-minute skills-based “mini-course” on bridging divides, you will explore practical strategies and techniques to find common ground and work successfully with people who think, look, and have beliefs different from your own. These leadership skills are the tools you need to take your diverse team to the next level of performance. Enroll in the Inclusive Leadership Professional Certificate program to become adept at the skills and behaviors of an inclusive leader taught by Catalyst, a global expert in the field. Average Length: 1-6 weeks per course Effort: 1-2 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program Subject: Communication, Business & Management Institution: Catalyst... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Java and Android Foundation (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn how to formulate formal solutions to well-defined problems and implement them in Java using an integrated development environment (IDE). [+]

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn how to formulate formal solutions to well-defined problems and implement them in Java using an integrated development environment (IDE). By the end of this program, you will be able to develop simple Java applications or Android apps to realize concepts in your area of expertise. The program targets learners who have little or no experience of programming. Average Length: 4-6 weeks per course Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program Subject: Computer Science Institution: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $30-99 per course Job Outlook The median salary for a Java Developer is $72,936 and that for an Android developer is $78,003. (source: payscale.com - Java, Android) The need for Java developers is not likely to slow down in 2016 as estimated by a recruiting company. (source: cersnow.com) The demand for Android developers is high while supply of qualified candidates is still low. (source: stackoverflow.blog) Career prospects for candidates with foundation knowledge in Java and Android include: Java Application Developer, Junior Mobile Developer and Mobile Software Engineering. What You'll Learn: Adapt to an effective development life cycle by reading and writing Javadocs, importing third party software libraries and applying testing and debugging skills. Utilize the event-driven programming paradigm to create programs that execute based on asynchronized events. Build graphical user interface (GUI) with customizable rendering by using the Java Foundation Classes (JFC). Develop Android applications with theming... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) (New York Institute of Finance)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, this Professional Certificate program equips analysts and associates with the skills they need to rise in the M&A field. Directors and managers who have transitioned, or hope to transition, to M&A from other areas, such as equities or fixed income, can also use this program to eliminate skill gaps. [+]

Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, this Professional Certificate program equips analysts and associates with the skills they need to rise in the M&A field. Directors and managers who have transitioned, or hope to transition, to M&A from other areas, such as equities or fixed income, can also use this program to eliminate skill gaps. This Professional Certificate program offers an intensive introduction to the complex world of M&A and will provide an invaluable foundation in strategy, regulation, finding a deal, corporate valuation, and more. We’ll dive deep into advanced M&A topics, including financial accounting, financing the deal, and the all-important understanding of the seller’s viewpoint. You will learn exactly how and why different M&A deals come together, and how to determine the ideal capital structure for every deal in which they participate. You will also learn how to use the Free Cash Flow metric to evaluate acquisition opportunities towards the end and how to apply accounting and federal income tax principles to project earnings and cash flows, specifically of the post-combination entity. To drive concepts home, you will work on real world examples and journal entries for common to complex M&A accounting treatments. If your goal is a career on a broker-dealer’s M&A desk, this Professional Certificate program is for you! NOTE: Completing all 5 courses and then taking the Professional Certificate Examination is MANDATORY to achieve both the NYIF Certificate of Mastery and the edX Professional Certificate in Merger and Acquisition. A verified learner... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships (New York Institute of Finance)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, this Professional Certificate program develops the skills you need to handle the transactions, financing and policy of public-private partnerships (PPPs). [+]

Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, this Professional Certificate program develops the skills you need to handle the transactions, financing and policy of public-private partnerships (PPPs). Through case studies you will understand the balance between private investors’ need for profit and governments’ need for transparency in gaining new private funding for key public projects. This knowledge is essential for investors, commercial and investment bankers, lawyers, accountants, and regulators. You will learn about the accounting and economic drivers that motivate the use of Project Finance and understand key participants at critical points in a project timeline. We will explore management of risks including construction, supplier, market demand, market price, credit and political/country. You’ll also examine greenfield, privatization, and Public Private Partnership projects in the power generation, natural resource, extraction, and public infrastructure sectors. This program will also look at several term sheets for actual projects that detail the use of different ownership and debt structures and also examples of the documentation that is required to secure project financing. In the final course of this program we will consider the case of an actual Emerging Market Greenfield project that our instructor – Jeff Hooke - participated in during his investment-banking career. NOTE: Completing all 6 courses and then taking the Professional Certificate Examination is MANDATORY to achieve both the NYIF Certificate of Mastery and the edX Professional Certificate in Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships. A verified learner must pass all courses in the program with a minimum... [-]

Professional Program Certificate In Public Management For Development

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Promoting economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean depends on many factors; And one of the most important is public management: a complex process, involving many actors, with different visions, ideas, objectives ... How to survive in this context and achieve development efficiently and effectively? [+]

Promoting economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean depends on many factors; And one of the most important is public management: a complex process, involving many actors, with different visions, ideas, objectives ... How to survive in this context and achieve development efficiently and effectively? We have a chance for you! The Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has created three online courses that together will provide you with the tools to achieve this: Management of Subnational Governments for Results Management of Development Projects Data for the Effectiveness of Public Policies What should we focus on to achieve adequate public management? How to properly plan, manage and evaluate a project or public policy? How to make the most of the data and visualizations we receive for public policy decision-making? And, of course: what success stories can we find in Latin America and the Caribbean? Develop your skills and abilities from IDB experts and guest organizations. Videos, readings, discussion forums, cartoons, case studies, practical exercises ... these are just some of the resources you will have to learn. If you get the verified certificate of each of the three courses, the IDB will provide you with the Professional Certificate "Public Management for Development." You know, the opportunity is here. You just have to take it! We are waiting for you in our courses. Average Length: 4-7 weeks per course Effort: 5-7 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 3... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Retail and Omnichannel Management (Dartmouth College)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Master the key essentials of the retail business and gain insights from real-world retailers on how to successfully navigate the transformation from traditional brick and mortar to omnichannel. [+]

Master the key essentials of the retail business and gain insights from real-world retailers on how to successfully navigate the transformation from traditional brick and mortar to omnichannel. In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn the four key components of the retail business: Forecasting Inventory Decisions Assortment Planning Pricing You will explore the different challenges that retailers face as they integrate traditional brick and mortar and online and the tools and strategies they are using address these challenges. This program will take a hands-on, problem driven approach that will help you understand and put into practice the concepts you learn. You will see how the decisions you make impact your business and your customers. In addition to the online video, the certificate material includes: simulations, screencast showing how to implement the concepts and tools we discuss, interviews with managers, live chats and more. This program is targeted to a wide variety of participants, from retail owners and store managers, to undergrad business majors or specialists in retail. By the end of the program, you, will be able to make better decisions at every step of the retail process. Average Length: 4 weeks per course Effort: 3-4 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 2 Courses in Program Subject: Business & Management Institution: Dartmouth College Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $99 per course Job Outlook Sales Manager positions are projected to grow by 5% from 2014 to 2024. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook) Median... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Risk Management (New York Institute of Finance)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, the Risk Management Professional Certificate program is a comprehensive survey of the practice of risk management. [+]

Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, the Risk Management Professional Certificate program is a comprehensive survey of the practice of risk management. In this program, you will learn about the major types of risk, risk management tools and techniques and financial regulations. Instructors will work through the annual risk report of a publicly traded financial institution and analyze a number of case studies to illustrate key principles of risk measurement and management. The Risk Management Professional Certificate is broken down into 5 courses: Introduction to Risk Management Measuring Risk: Equity, Fixed Income, Derivatives and FX Risk Management Tools and Practices Stress Testing and Regulation - Part 1 Stress Testing and Regulation - Part 2 The final course in the program will be the Professional Certification Exam. Those participants who pass the examination will receive a Risk Management Professional Certificate from the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF). A NYIF certificate is a valuable addition to your credentials, proving that you have acquired the work-ready skills that employers value. Average Length: 0-4 weeks per course Effort: 2-3 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 6 Courses in Program Subject: Economics & Finance Institution: NYIF Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $99-500 per course Job Outlook The median annual Risk Manager salary is $106,010, as of February 22, 2017, with a range usually between $91,925-$122,019, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. (Source: Salary.com) Employment of financial managers is projected to grow... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Productivity and Quality (Technische Universität München)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Learn how to drive quality and productivity programs by mastering the powerful analytical and management tools of the Six Sigma methodology and the revolutionary concepts of Lean Management. [+]

Learn how to drive quality and productivity programs by mastering the powerful analytical and management tools of the Six Sigma methodology and the revolutionary concepts of Lean Management. Six Sigma and Lean enable organisations to measure and analyse production processes, to eliminate waste and to evolve their management structures in order to motivate employees and improve quality and productivity. The series of courses is provided in collaboration with the TUM School of Management Executive Education Center and the Chair of Production and Supply Chain Management. In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of the Six Sigma methodology and Lean Manufacturing. You will learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) process improvement cycle and examine how the principles of Lean production improve quality and productivity and enable organisational transformation. You will be challenged to learn both the quantitative and qualitative methods associated with Six Sigma and Lean, including: problem definition; baseline performance measurement and process capability; measurement system analysis; root cause analysis; regression and correlation; design of experiments; control charts implementation. Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be applied and all concepts are exercised using online problems and interactive exercises and case studies. Upon successful completion of this program, learners will earn the Technical University of Munich Six Sigma and Lean Yellow Belt Certification (valued at $394 USD), confirming mastery of Lean Six Sigma fundamentals to a Yellow Belt level, based on the American Society of Quality's (ASQ) Body of Knowledge for the Certified Six Sigma Yellow... [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Virtual Reality (VR) App Development (UC San Diego)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Virtual reality (VR) is one of the hottest emerging technologies in the entertainment industry today. Millions of VR devices have been sold in the US alone, but most software developers have no formal training on the technology. [+]

Virtual reality (VR) is one of the hottest emerging technologies in the entertainment industry today. Millions of VR devices have been sold in the US alone, but most software developers have no formal training on the technology. This Professional Certificate program will teach you what VR devices exist, how VR technology works, and how to write software, often called VR experiences, for it. You will learn effective 3D interaction techniques to use VR applications, how to write VR applications in WebVR and Unity 3D, and what features make a VR application successful. You will also learn the required mathematics for successful VR applications and how computer graphics are rendered onto a screen. The final course in this program will allow you to apply the material learned in the previous courses to create your own VR app. This program will provide you with a strong foundation to develop VR apps in all areas VR is used, including entertainment and gaming. This VR program also provides a solid foundation for people who want to develop augmented reality (AR) applications. Average Length: 4-6 weeks per course Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program Subject: Computer Science Institution: UC San Diego Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $49-99 per course Job Outlook Virtual reality will generate $25 billion of revenue worldwide by the year 2021. (Source: Statistica) VR jobs start at $75k/year and range up to $200k/year. (Source: MediaJobs.com) “One of the more vibrant, up-and-coming sectors... [-]

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