This program is tailored to individuals who are passionate about the technology industry and want to improve their skills to take on new opportunities. The courses in this program include:
Information Systems Management
In this course, students will be introduced to the Information Technology Organizational Structure and become familiar with the different I.T. business units that make up an enterprise-level project and their respective roles. Students will gain an understanding of the effective collaboration and coordination of these different business units and roles in order to drive project objectives to the solution.
This course will introduce students to different Software Development Lifecycle models and frameworks and how projects are organized and initiated within each model.
This course will introduce the concept of business requirement interpretation and analysis and how they translate into a strategic objective for a project. Students will become familiar with issue tracking and reporting as well as become proficient in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Quality Center backtracking system software.
Introduction to Linux Administration
This course is an introduction to Linux and Unix System Administration. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics including the underlying system architecture, command-line interface administration, device and filesystem management, networking, common administration practices and bash shell scripting.
Relational Database Systems and SQL
In this course, students learn the tools and processes for data modelling in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and the Structured Query Language, SQL, to define and manipulate data.
Cloud Infrastructure Level 1
This course provides students with an introduction to virtualization and cloud-based technologies by using the Amazon Web Services cloud services platform. Students will utilize and implement common AWS services in order to build out basic cloud-based infrastructure. System deploying, configuration, administration and maintenance on virtualized, cloud-based systems will be the central focus of this course. Students will learn the proper method of utilizing Identity and Access Management for the effective management of AWS user accounts and roles.
Cloud Infrastructure Level 2
The course covers advanced usage of AWS cloud-based services such as creating scalable infrastructure, load balancing, advanced data storage solutions and software application deployment. Students will learn the methodologies and strategies for architecting complex infrastructure as well as designing and deploying databases using native AWS database services. This course will cover an introduction into advanced AWS manages services and how they can be implemented and utilized in production level infrastructure. Administration and operational excellence will be a primary focus in this course which will enable students to be able to deploy complex infrastructure at a high level. Students will get the opportunity to design, build and deploy their own production-level infrastructure.
Object-Oriented Programming Level 1
This course will introduce Object-Oriented Programming with Java. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts including environment setup, basic language syntax, control flow, data types and basic object orientation.
Object-Oriented Programming Level 2
This course will introduce more advanced topics of Object-Oriented Programming with Java. Students will learn advanced concepts such as generics, concurrency, unit testing, lambda and regular expressions.
Design Patterns, Data Structures and Algorithms
This course will introduce advanced programming concepts including common design patterns and data structures and algorithms. The concepts of SOLID design principles will be introduced in this course along with structural and creational design patterns. Students will learn various searching and sorting algorithms as well as other advanced concepts such as binary trees, hash tables, heaps and graphs.
Software Test Automation Level 1
This course will introduce Selenium WebDriver for automated testing of web-based applications. Students will learn the core features of the Selenium library using Java in order to prepare them to build an automated software testing framework.
Software Test Automation Level 2
In this course, students will design and build an automation framework using Selenium WebDriver and other related tools and technologies. Students will learn to use build management tools, logging libraries, reporting libraries, test validation tools, as well as how to run test scripts via the command line in headless mode in order to build a production-level software automation framework.
Introduction to Web Services and API Testing
This course will introduce Application Programming Interface (API) Testing and related tools. Students will be introduced to Web Application Architecture, Web Services, HTTP Protocol, XML, JSON and SOAP and REST APIs. Students will get introduced to API testing using Postman.
The REST Assured API testing library will be used to run automated API tests using Java, which will be the core focus of this course.
Introduction to Performance Testing
This course will introduce students to performance testing of web applications using popular tools such as Apache JMeter and HP LoadRunner. Concepts such as parameterization, parallel execution, distributed testing, load and stress testing will be covered in this course as well as how to properly design performance-based application tests.
DevOps Infrastructure Level 1
In this course, students will be introduced to automated server configuration, orchestration, provisioning and monitoring tools. The paradigm of infrastructure as code (IoC) using provision tools such as Terraform will be introduced in this course as well as tools such as other popular DevOps infrastructure tools such as Ansible and Nagios. Students will learn how these popular tools are used inside a modern software development environment in order to create more efficient workflows and deployment systems.
DevOps Infrastructure Level 2
In this course, students will get introduced to DevOps concepts and methodologies and their role in the software development lifecycle. The model of continuous development and delivery (CICD) will be focused on in this course using the Jenkins tool with which students will get to create their own automated deployment and continuous delivery pipeline. Application containerization using Docker will also be learned in this course for the purpose of rapid application deployment as part of the CICD pipeline.