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Software systems are increasingly ubiquitous in all aspects of our lives. Failures in these systems can be costly in terms of money, time, and business reputation. Effective software testing is integral to mitigating harm caused by software failures and providing confidence in software systems. This course introduces software testing methodology and principles. It explores why testing is necessary, the basic testing process, and the psychology behind testing. This course is one of a series intended to align with the Certified Tester Foundations Level Syllabus (the “Syllabus”).  The authors, Thomas Muller (chair), Dorothy Graham, Debra Friedenberg and Erik van Veendendal, and the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) are the source and copyright owners of the Syllabus.  The course is intended to help learners prepare for the Foundation Certificate in Software Testing exam (BH0-010) which is provided by the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB), a globally-recognized testing body providing software testing certification. SkillSoft makes no claim to any approval or endorsement of this course by any of the aforementioned parties or other third party.

Estimated Course Hours: 13

Target Audience:  Software developers, technical and user acceptance testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, project managers, quality managers; anyone with an interest in testing

Continuing Education : 1.3
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PRINCE2® Foundation certification is a globally recognized credential that validates your understanding of PRINCE2® project management principles and terminology - and is a great addition to your resume. As the first of two qualifications needed to become a PRINCE2 Practitioner, PRINCE2 Foundation teaches the basics of project management. PRINCE2 Foundation gives you an introductory knowledge of the PRINCE2 methodologies and a solid understanding on how these can improve a project. This course is aimed at those who are new to project management, PRINCE2 Foundation measures whether an individual would be able to perform as an effective member of a project management team.

Estimated Course Hours: 9.5

Target Audience: :  All levels of employees or individuals who intend to write OGC’s PRINCE2: 2009 Foundation exam and those who wish to acquire the skills necessary to successfully participate in a project management team using the PRINCE2 methodology

Continuing Education : .95
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Organizations that provide IT services to internal or external customers need to provide excellent services to enhance value to the organization. The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) can help organizations achieve these goals and increase external and internal customer satisfaction. To be successful, an organization needs to have the capabilities to manage these services and good practices to ensure these capabilities are fully utilized. This course addresses using service management as a practice for IT companies. This course will assist the learner in preparing for the ITIL® Foundation level certification examination and is aligned with the ITIL® 2011 Edition syllabus. ITIL® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Cabinet Office in the United Kingdom and other countries.

Estimated Course Hours: 16.5

Target Audience: :  For information technology professionals who seek to improve and streamline the processes used to support the deployment of information technology within a business organization and individuals preparing for the ITIL® Foundation exam.

Continuing Education : 1.65
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UT’s online Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Prep program helps individuals working toward the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) level. This program includes SWITCH 1.0: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (642-813), TSHOOT 1.0: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (642-832), and ROUTE 1.0: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (642-902). Those considering enrolling in this program should have one year of more of networking experience. According to, the “Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. Those who achieve CCNP have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.”

Prerequisite: CCNA

Estimated Course Hours: 62

Target Audience:   IT professionals who are interested in Networking/getting CISCO CCNP certification.

Continuing Education : 6.0
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The demand for skilled network support professionals continues to grow, and CompTIA Network+ is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career. CompTIA Network+  validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. This course prepares the learner for the CompTIA Network+ 2012 certification exam. In this course you will study Networking concepts, Network installation configuration, Network Media topologies, network management and network security. The course also has a testprep Network+ 2012 certification exam. Mentoring is available. Mentors are available to help students with their studies for exam .You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the E-mail My Mentor service.

Estimated Course Hours: 16.0

Target Audience: The audience for CompTIA Network+ 2012 training will comprise IT personnel with at least 9 to 12 months of IT networking experience. Good computer literacy along with a sound technical acumen should be present. This learning path is also suitable for students looking to acquire job skills, and to be trained specifically to pass the associated CompTIA Network+ (2012 Edition) certification exam. It is recommended, but not required, that candidates for the CompTIA Network+ 2012 exam obtain the CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge.

Continuing Education : 1.6
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The UT Austin online Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) program is designed for experienced IT security professionals seeking the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA) CISM designation. According to ISACA, “The management-focused CISM is a unique certification for individuals who design, build and manage enterprise information security programs” ( This online CISM prep program covers topics connected to managing, designing, and overseeing an enterprise’s information security: information security governance, information risk management, information security program development, and incident management and response.

Estimated Course Hours: 24.0

Target Audience: 

Experienced IT security professionals seeking to pass the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam or otherwise gain knowledge in managing, designing, and overseeing an enterprise’s information security
Continuing Education : 2.4
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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation is overseen by the the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²®. The UT Austin online Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) program covers ISC²‘s 10 domains to help candidates prepare for the CISSP examination. CISSP online course topics include information security and risk management, security architecture and design, access control, application security, operations security, cryptography, physical (environmental) security, telecommunications and network security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, and legal, regulations, compliance and investigations.

Estimated Course Hours: 22.5

Target Audience: 

Experienced IT security professionals seeking to pass the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam or otherwise gain knowledge in managing, designing, and overseeing an enterprise’s information security
Continuing Education : 2.25
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The Computing Technology Industry Association ( ) provides a number of international and vendor-neutral professional certifications for the IT industry. According to CompTIA, the Security+ 2011 Certification demonstrates “competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security” ( The UT Austin online CompTIA Security+ 2011 Certification program covers threat mitigation; cryptography; authentication methods; messaging, user, and role security; public key infrastructure and access security; ports, protocols, and network security; Wi-Fi and remote access; risk analysis, vulnerability testing, IDS, and forensics;  auditing, security policies, and disaster recovery.

Estimated Course Hours: 20.0

Target Audience: Individuals who have day to day technical information security experience who are looking to validate that knowledge. It is recommended that individuals have a minimum of 2 years experience in IT administration with a focus on security and a broad knowledge of security concerns and implementations..

Continuing Education : 2.0
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