Purdue University Global is launching four graduate-level micro-credentials in information technology fields. The university says the micro-credentials can fulfill Purdue Global programs’ elective slots, become a specialization or be added to support students’ completed degrees.
The micro-credentials include Amazon web services cloud technologies, secure software development and quality assurance, cybersecurity core concepts, and IT core concepts.
“These are attractive micro-credentials for undergraduate STEM students seeking additional skills at the graduate level or professionals wanting to enhance their credentials and up-skill their careers toward more in-demand fields,” said Tina Burton, associate dean of the Purdue Global School of Business and Information Technology.
Purdue says AWS cloud technologies includes five courses designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career using Amazon Web Services Inc. products and services.
Secure software development and quality assurance will teach graduates how to implement secure development best practices throughout the software development lifecycle.
Cybersecurity core concepts will cover topics such as ethical hacking, forensics, cryptography, security policies and security audits. Purdue says it can either be added to other graduate degrees or taken as a stand-alone credential by students with a technical undergraduate degree.
IT core concepts comprises five graduate courses covering IT topics such as networking, databases, systems analysis, security management and information systems management.