There are abundant certifications in computer languages, cyber security, web design, ethical hacking, games design, android applications, data mining and more areas. Certificate courses mean flexible timings, a skill-based approach, easy access and greater variety aimed at learners of all ages, backgrounds, and capabilities. These courses are an opportunity for self-motivated people to learn any skill, anytime, at any place. Here are a few such courses students can opt for along with their IT degrees.
The course is designed to encourage experimentation with designs for faster, smaller and efficient computing hardware. Core modules range from computer architecture, embedded systems, embedded software development, operating systems, programmable system-on-chip, digital signal processing, wireless communications and algorithms to architectures, electronic design automation and computational intelligence.
Data science or analysis of big data:
The course is emerging as an important base for decision-making and strategic planning. Different levels of the certificate programme cover modules in data mining, data warehousing, statistical and quantitative analysis, Python and R programming. The use of business analytics software such as IBM’s InfoSphere platform, too, is taught. Students learn to uncover patterns and trends in unstructured data for predicting customer behavior, tracking market cycles, optimising websites for customer retention, spotting potential cluster opportunities and mapping customer profiles.
Multimedia and creative technologies:
The course combines creative arts with software. It includes core technologies common to visual effects, mobile applications, android apps, visual graphics, digital marketing, gaming, animation, adapted algorithms, cryptography and digital media. Students develop mobile and Android applications for specific functions.
Cloud architecture and cloud computing:
The course is defined as an understanding of ‘virtualised networking’. Multiple technical platforms and apps work seamlessly together with the ‘cloud’. Students learn to integrate networks of mobile applications, androids, IOS devices, business intelligence systems, etc.
Games development has a number of applications from simulated learning. Modules include artificial intelligence, multiplayer game development, game engine, 3D graphics and rendering, immersive game development, computer animation and simulation, networked artificial intelligence, advanced mobile devices and game consoles, interface design, visual design, usability testing, sound design for games, audio expression, critical theory and analysis of games, and anatomy of a game.
ERP and SAP certification:
The course is supposed to train students to develop and use software to manage the functional areas and business processes of small and mid-sized organisations. SAP is an ERP system that handles almost all departments of an organisation including finance, controlling, human resource, sales, distribution, material management, warehouse, production, security, and research, to name some.
Hacking and cyber security:
This is aimed at students who wish to develop competence to use software for protecting sensitive data. Modules cover ethical hacking, web application security, network security, penetration testing and forensics. Students need to learn to prevent others from attacking the same account and obtaining sensitive information. Modules include cryptography, network security operating systems, data mining, digital forensics and investigations, network forensics, advanced digital forensics, and managing information security.
Modules include machine learning, artificial intelligence, computational models and neural systems, gadgetry, humanoids, feedback control systems, robot kinetics and dynamics, computer vision, human-robot interaction, manipulation, mobility and control systems engineering and management for robotics, computer vision, sensing and sensors, mechanics of manipulation, dynamic optimisation, mobile robots, mechatronic design, statistical techniques in robotics, advanced mobile robot development, algorithm design and analysis.