A Bootcamp

IT support Professional Certificate

Companies rely on technology everyday, but sometimes that technology fails us. Computers break, systems fail, phones die; and when that happens, we need experts to fix them. IT support is all about troubleshooting and problem solving when the tech fails, and providing great customer service along the way.

Google has long faced an issue that many other companies also contend with -- had open IT Support roles, and not enough qualified candidates to fill them. So, a few years ago Google began working with a non-profit organization to build out trainings and pathways to roles in technical support at Google. This way we  learned that not only is IT support a highly teachable field, but that we could teach someone completely new to the industry the IT fundamentals in under six months. So, Google built an IT training program on Coursera, created entirely by Googlers who are expert in IT support, so that this training could be available to everyone.

There is no background knowledge necessary!

Bootcamp Overview

Technical Support Fundamentals

What is IT support? Companies rely on technology everyday, but sometimes that technology fails us. Computers break, systems fail, phones die; and when that happens, we need experts to fix them. IT support is all about troubleshooting and problem solving when the tech fails, and providing great customer service along the way.

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

IT: The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking

This course is the second of a series that aims to prepare you for a role as an entry-level IT Support Specialist

This course is designed to provide a full overview of computer networking. We’ll cover everything from the fundamentals of modern networking technologies and protocols to an overview of the cloud to practical applications and network troubleshooting.

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Powerful User

In this course -- through a combination of video lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice -- you’ll learn about the main components of an operating system and how to perform critical tasks like managing software and users, and configuring hardware.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to: 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services

This course will transition you from working on a single computer to an entire fleet. Systems administration is the field of IT that’s responsible for maintaining reliable computers systems in a multi-user environment. In this course, you’ll learn about the infrastructure services that keep all organizations, big and small, up and running.

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts

This course covers a wide variety of IT security concepts, tools, and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks and the many ways they can show up. We’ll give you some background of encryption algorithms and how they’re used to safeguard data. Then, we’ll dive into the three As of information security: authentication, authorization, and accounting.

Course Schedule:

Starting Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location:
OU Boces
Three Washington Center
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: IT support Professional Certificate
All class dates:
Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 9, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 16, Jul 20, Jul 21, Jul 23, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 30, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 6, Aug 10

Summer Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp

Our Summer Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp is a slightly condensed version of our full Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp, hosted at SUNY Ulster (Stone Ridge & Kingston Campuses) and consisting of four technical courses only out of six. Each course can be taken separately based on your previous experience. Taken altogether these courses will provide a solid foundation in website development and the holistic business perspective one needs to implement a truly effective online business strategy, for your own business or for clients. 

Bootcamp Overview

Website Development - Part I

Students are provided with a hands-on introduction to the universal architecture of the web. This course covers website construction with HTML5 and CSS, design and usability concepts, website hosting and administration. Students will learn how to build a simple, professional-class website.

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Website Development - Part II

In this course, students will extend their knowledge of HTML5 & CSS in building multipage websites.Students will explore CSS strategies for managing multi-column layout, responsive design principles, CSS drop-down menus, tables, forms, multimedia. 

Prerequisite 

Website Development - Part I or equivalent knowledge (instructor-approved).

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Website Development - Part III

Building Blocks of Dynamic Websites

Students will discover the power of dynamic website coding with an introductory examination of PHP and MySQL. In this course, students will implement basic dynamic functions with PHP, and will hand-code a simple PHP-MySQL application to produce a dynamically-generated blog page. Students will examine similarities between their application and open source Content Management Systems like WordPress, and use what they learned to migrate an existing WordPress website.

Prerequisite 

Learn to Build a Website – Part II or equivalent knowledge (instructor-approved)

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Intro to JavaScript / jQuery

This course is designed for JavaScript novices who have little or no experience with the language. Students will learn the structure of JavaScript - variables, scope, control flow, functions. Students will create code that interacts with DOM and adds interactive behavior to a website. The course will discuss best practices and introduce jQuery – a widely used JavaScript library.

Prerequisite 

Knowledge of HTML and CSS or Website Development - Part I. In order to work with jQuery, you should be aware of the basics of JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp

OpenHub's Fast Track Web Dev Bootcamp is the only Hudson Valley Webdev boot camp providing real world skills essential and rounded experience in the modern website development.

It is hosted bySUNY Ulster (Kingston Campus) and consists of 6 courses.

Each course can be taken separately based on your previous experience. Taken altogether these courses will provide a solid foundation in website development and the holistic business perspective one needs to implement a truly effective online business strategy, for your own business or for clients. 

Bootcamp Overview

Website Planning: Objectives, Information Architecture, UX

Business Objectives, User Experience and Information Architecture. 

This course will teach how to define and distinquish Business Objectives and Website Goals, User Case and User Story, Wireframes and Information Architecture. In this course, students will learn how to define and plan their website for the optimal conversion to the business goals. This course covers: Conversions and Call to Actions, Content structure, website building blocks and Information Architecture, User centric web development, User Case, User Story, User Journey. Why and when you need to set up your Online marketing strategy, what is the difference between mockups and wireframes, and where to start with your process > how to improve it.

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Website Development - Part I

Students are provided with a hands-on introduction to the universal architecture of the web. This course covers website construction with HTML5 and CSS, design and usability concepts, website hosting and administration. Students will learn how to build a simple, professional-class website.

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Website Development - Part II

In this course, students will extend their knowledge of HTML5 & CSS in building multipage websites.Students will explore CSS strategies for managing multi-column layout, responsive design principles, CSS drop-down menus, tables, forms, multimedia. 

Prerequisite 

Website Development - Part I or equivalent knowledge (instructor-approved).

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Website Development - Part III

Building Blocks of Dynamic Websites

Students will discover the power of dynamic website coding with an introductory examination of PHP and MySQL. In this course, students will implement basic dynamic functions with PHP, and will hand-code a simple PHP-MySQL application to produce a dynamically-generated blog page. Students will examine similarities between their application and open source Content Management Systems like WordPress, and use what they learned to migrate an existing WordPress website.

Prerequisite 

Learn to Build a Website – Part II or equivalent knowledge (instructor-approved)

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Intro to JavaScript / jQuery

This course is designed for JavaScript novices who have little or no experience with the language. Students will learn the structure of JavaScript - variables, scope, control flow, functions. Students will create code that interacts with DOM and adds interactive behavior to a website. The course will discuss best practices and introduce jQuery – a widely used JavaScript library.

Prerequisite 

Knowledge of HTML and CSS or Website Development - Part I. In order to work with jQuery, you should be aware of the basics of JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.

Website Optimization with Google for Maximum Success

This course examines the interplay between clear business messaging and search engine optimization. Principles covered include: Niche Service, Location, Speed, Proper Website Structure, Blogs, Target Keywords, Tags, Metadata, Google Analytics basics, Google Search Console basics, AdWords basics, Tips and Tricks.

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

Starting Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location:
SUNY Ulster
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
This course is part of a bootcamp: Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp
All class dates:
Jun 25, Jul 2, Jul 9, Jul 16

OpenHub’s Rapid Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Transition to online learning for the Web Development Bootcamp:

  • On March 13, 2020, Web Development Bootcamp Mentor Shannah White sent an email to her students: Web Dev classes moving to ONLINE forum. Three days later, Hudson Valley’s technology hub known as OpenHub was online teaching classes using Zoom.
  • March 18, 2020 Governor Cuomo announced school shutdowns statewide would go into
  • ...

Straight Talk about OpenHub's Fast Track Website Development Bootcamp

Firstly, this Bootcamp has a schedule of one 3-hr class per week in the evening from 6-9pm. This is specifically so people can take the Bootcamp while they continue to work. Each course in the Bootcamp gives, on average, three hours of homework, although students can opt to put more time in at home than that with extra assignments. Bootcamp...