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The course introduces the UNIX operating system and describes the core components of the UNIX system. It also covers topics in shell programming like shell scripting, shell scripting tools and shell programs. The user environment module covers topics like working with UNIX files and Directories, UNIX programs, text editing and printing etc.

Estimated Course Hours: 30.0

Target Audience: IT professionals needing to familiarize themselves with UNIX

Continuing Education : 3.0
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  This course covers topics basic and advance topics in SQL like using SQL to query database, conversions functions, joins, data dictionary views etc. The test prep helps you test your knowledge on the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam. TestPrep can be taken in either Study or Certification mode. Study mode is designed to maximize learning by not only testing your knowledge of the material, but also by providing additional information on the topics presented. Certification mode is designed to test your knowledge of the material within a structured testing environment, providing valuable feedback at the end of the test.

Estimated Course Hours: 14.5 (Excluding the Testprep )

Target Audience:  

Database Administrators, Database Designers, Developer Support Engineers, and Technical Administrators.

Continuing Education : 1.45

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The Cisco Certified Network Associate Voice (CCNA Voice) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to administer a voice network. The Cisco CCNA Voice certification confirms that the required skill set for specialized job roles in voice technologies such as voice technologies administrator, voice engineer, and voice manager. It validates skills in VoIP technologies such as IP PBX, IP telephony, handset, call control, and voicemail solutions.(http://www.cisco.com)

Estimated Course Hours: 20.5 (Excluding the Testprep )

Prerequisites: Any valid Cisco CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Target Audience:  

Individuals seeking to obtain effective skills to administer technologies in a voice network. Candidates should have completed 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate, or 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 and 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2. Candidates should also have working knowledge of converged voice and data networks, basic knowledge of Cisco IOS gateways, and basic knowledge of Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unity Connection.

Continuing Education : 2.3

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Software Testing Foundations
Fee: $350.00
Program #: SS07738

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: 2009 Foundation with TestPrep
Fee: $299.00
Program #: SS07587

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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ITIL® 2011 Edition Foundation Syllabus with TestPrep
Fee: $595.00
Program #: SS07765

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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The CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) is an introductory designation that lays the foundation for individuals working toward the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) level. You can begin Associate certification with CCNA for network operations or CCDA for network design. From http://www.cisco.com:  “Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security”. With a CCENT, network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

Estimated Course Hours: 25.0

Target Audience: :  Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 is essential for students preparing for the CCNA Routing and Switching or CCENT certifications. Students pursuing the CCNA Routing and Switching certification should complete parts 1 & 2 of the ICND learning path. Students pursuing the CCENT certification need only attend part 1 of the ICND curriculum. Anyone wishing to obtain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 100-101 certification that validates the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot small to medium size enterprise branch network. Network administrators, network engineers, network managers, network designers, and project managers. Familiarity of navigating PC operating systems, the Internet, and basic IP addressing knowledge skills recommended.

Continuing Education : 2.50
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The online Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) with TestPrep program helps individuals working toward the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) level. This Program includes Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND1) Part 1, and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (200-101 ICND2). According Cisco website https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccna : “The CCNA routing and switching certification helps network engineers who need to increase to increase their value to employers and stay current with advances in networking knowledge and skills, the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification program provides the education and training required for installing, monitoring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure products designed by the industry leader in IP networking”.

Estimated Course Hours: 40.0 (Excluding the Testprep )

Target Audience: : Anyone wishing to obtain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)  certification that validates the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot small to medium size enterprise branch network. Network administrators, network engineers, network managers, network designers, and project managers. Familiarity of navigating PC operating systems, the Internet, and basic IP addressing knowledge skills recommended. 

Continuing Education : 4.0
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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) with TestPrep
Fee: $595.00
Program #: SS07764

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 cisco.com, 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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UT’s online Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) Prep program helps individuals working toward the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) level. From http://www.cisco.com:  the CCDA designation validates knowledge required to design a Cisco converged network. With a CCDA certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organizations. The CCDA curriculum includes designing basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

Estimated Course Hours: 22 (Excluding the Testprep )

Prerequisites A valid CCENT or a valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Target Audience:  

Anyone wishing to obtain the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCDA) certification that validates the knowledge and skills required to successfully design Cisco converged networks. Candidates who have completed the 640-816, 640-822, or 640-802 Cisco Certified Cisco Network Associate certification exam.

Continuing Education : 2.2 UTPDC powered by SkillSoft


The Computing Technology Industry Association ( CompTIA.org ) provides a number of professional certifications for the IT industry. A+ certification “demonstrates IT entry-level competencies in computer support technicians” (comptia.org). The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers. CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking. CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.

Estimated Course Hours: 30.0

Target Audience: IT professionals seeking COMPTIA A+ 2012 certification

Continuing Education : 3.0
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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 EC Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) designation demonstrates your understanding of both security auditing and business risks related to security and that you have a “baseline knowledge of security threats, risks and countermeasures” (eccouncil.org). The curriculum addresses offensive tactics as well as defensive measures. UT Austin’s online Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification Prep covers penetration testing; footprinting, scanning, and enumeration; system hacking and malicious content; social engineering and sniffing; deterring electronic intrusions; denial of service and session hacking; Linux hacking; cryptography; Internet-based and database-based attacks; wireless attacks and countermeasures; and physical security. 

Estimated Course Hours: 23 (Excluding the Testprep )

Target Audience:   Network and information security professionals

Continuing Education : 2.3
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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Fee: $595.00
Program #: SS07747

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” (isaca.org). 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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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Fee: $595.00
Program #: SS07761

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 ( CompTIA.org ) 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” (CompTIA.org). 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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