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

 it's time to navigate the Windows and Linux Operating Systems or OSs. Learning Linux doesn't have to be scary. It's not impossible to use Windows commands and it's certainly not difficult to get started. 

While this course will have some conceptual learning, we will focus more on the practical aspects of the operating system. Not only when you learn how to use the Windows and Linux OSs, we'll also teach you how to interact with these operating systems through the command line.

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

 IT infrastructure encompasses the software, the hardware, network, and services required for an organization to operate in an enterprise IT environment.

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:

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 webdev boot camp in the Hudson Valley. The curriculum focuses on essential, in-demand skills and is based on industry best practices to stay current and relevant to today’s job market.

You are not in this alone. Joining OpenHub's Fast Track Web Dev Bootcamp means that you have a community of learners and experts who are available for support during training and beyond. 

Bootcamp Overview

Website Planning: Objectives, Information Architecture, UX

Business Objectives, User Experience and Information Architecture. 

This course will teach how to define and distinguish 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:

Starting Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp
All class dates:
Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4

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:

Starting Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp
All class dates:
Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11

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:

Starting Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp
All class dates:
Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8, Apr 15

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.

SEO and Website Optimization - Google Certified

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:

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

Data Analytics for Small Businesses

Let's face it: small businesses generate a lot of data, but cannot utilize it.

Data can inform their decision making. How to get there? Where to start?

Bootcamp Overview

Data-Driven 101: Developing a Data-Driven Small Business Culture

Developing a data-driven culture in the small business is a daunting task, especially during this time of economic recovery. In this hands-on workshop, attendees are introduced to a framework for data-driven decision-making. Using a step-by-step approach, the information used in the planning process is used to transformed into an action plan for implementation.

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

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

Data-Driven 103: Using Data Analytics to Inform Small to Medium Business Continuity Planning

Small or medium business (SMB) generates data, lots of data. Are we using it? 

This data is a rich resource but many SMBs are held back from benefiting from that data because of the following factors:

Prerequisite 

Excel 

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

Starting Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Data Analytics for Small Businesses
All class dates:
Dec 2, Dec 9

Data Analytics Bootcamp

The Data Analytics Bootcamp is an intensive, hands-on learning experience that focuses on providing exposure to highly desirable skills sought by the job market. Over a 6-month period, students build their project portfolio on Github with the goal of being “resume-ready” for their next job interview or for seeking a promotion. 

Timeframe: 26 weeks, 3-hour lecture per week, 4-6 hours per week on quizzes and ongoing real-world projects for homework.
 

Bootcamp Overview

Data Analytics I: Data Sourcing, Feature Engineering and Preprocessing

In this course, students will learn the various methods used to source and load data sets selected for analysis. The features and attributes of data will be reviewed after a data quality assessment has been conducted.

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

Starting Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Data Analytics Bootcamp
All class dates:
Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17

Data Analytics II: Exploratory Data Analysis

In this course, students will learn about the three main rules of data analysis and the associated statistical concepts relevant to performing different analytical methods. Using insight gaining from the data preprocessing step, students will learn how to identify a simple model with the ideal number of predictor variables.

At the end of the course, student will know:

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

Starting Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Data Analytics Bootcamp
All class dates:
Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24

Data Analytics III: Python

In this course, students will learn how to load a data set into Python for analysis. The Python language will be covered to allow the student to become familiar with data analysis techniques accomplished. Specific algorithms and related libraries will be used to develop machine learning models used for prediction.

At the end of the course, student will know:

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

Starting Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Data Analytics Bootcamp
All class dates:
Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28

Data Analytics IV: R

In this course, students will learn how to load a data set into R for analysis. The R language will be covered to allow the student to become familiar with data analysis techniques accomplished. Specific algorithms and related packages will be used to develop machine learning models used for prediction.

At the end of the course, student will know:

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

Starting Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Data Analytics Bootcamp
All class dates:
May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, Jun 2

Data Analytics V: Python and R

In this course, students will expand on skills acquired in the prior courses by learning how to combine R and Python capability into one project using R Studio and Anaconda. Students will develop a working Notebook using R Markdown and transfer results into an interactive web-based dashboard using Shiny.

At the end of the course, student will know:

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

Starting Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Data Analytics Bootcamp
All class dates:
Jun 9, Jun 16, Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 7

Data Analytics VI: Data Visualization

In this course, students will learn how to put data into a chart, graph, or other visual format that helps inform analysis and interpretation using Excel, Tableau, R Studio, and PowerBI.

At the end of the course, student will know:

Mentor(s) 

Course Schedule:

Starting Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location:
online
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This course is part of a bootcamp: Data Analytics Bootcamp
All class dates:
Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 4, Aug 11

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...