TecHR Series - DeVry University Launches Two New Certificate Programs to Help Students Earn Work-Ready Skills

Certificates in Networking Essentials and Programming Essentials Add to DeVry’s Continuum of Learning Framework
In a time of economic crisis and uncertainty during the global pandemic, many working professionals are adapting to new ways of doing business and recognizing the need to upskill or reskill to sustain their careers. While 11 percent of Americans have canceled their plans for obtaining a higher education because of COVID-19, a recent survey shows that those looking to pursue educational opportunities through fall 2020 found “their interests are divided evenly among reskilling, upskilling, and pursuing personal interests.”1 Responding to the need to earn skills-based credentials more quickly, DeVry University is launching two technology certificate programs that contribute to the university’s continuum of learning framework and creates opportunities for students to build durable career value.

The new Networking Essentials certificate is designed to teach students how organizations and businesses are networked to exchange and secure information. Coursework will help prepare students for industry certifications, including CompTIA Network+ and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Students can earn this certificate in as few as 12 months.*

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The new Programming Essentials program is designed to teach students to write code and create applications using industry-recognized programming languages like Python and C#. This certificate introduces students to essential programming and coding concepts while helping prepare them to seek industry certifications such as CompTIA’s LINUX+ and Microsoft’s Technology Associate (MTA) – Python. It can be earned in as few as 10 months.*

* Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment. 

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