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. We’ll also cover network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wifi encryption options.

6 weeks
$499.00

Foundations of Information Technology: An Introduction to Digital Skills, IT Support, and Web Development

This program is designed to provide students with the foundational skills necessary for various entry-level roles in IT Support and Web Development. Whether that is doing in-person or remote work, at a small company or a large enterprise organization, nearly every company whose employees use computers have a need for IT support professionals and web developers. The majority of these positions do not require a college degree, but they do require prior experience. 

108
$100.00

Customer Development, Segmentation & Profiling

Starting business or just a website, you have to think about customers you'd like to attract.

3 hours
$45.00

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.

3 hours
$50.00

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.

12 hours
$299.00

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.

15 hours
$699.00

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:

3 hours
$120.00

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. 

15 hours
$699.00

Data-Driven 102: Decision Making for Small Businesses

Understanding business analytics is an essential skill for the small business owner. In this hands-on workshop, a variety of business analytics concepts and related techniques are demonstrated using a common spreadsheet application. Attendees are shown how to conduct a cash flow and spend analysis, project evaluation analysis, customer segmentation analysis, and a customer and product profitability analysis.

3 hours
$100.00

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.

12 hours
$499.00