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Google Cloud Technologies

This program provides the skills you need to advance your career in cloud architecture and provides a pathway to earn the industry-recognized Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer certification. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and labs, you’ll explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems and applications services; and you’ll gain real world experience through a number of hands-on Qwiklabs projects that you can share with potential employers.

You’ll also have the opportunity to practice key job skills, such as setting up a cloud environment and configuring and deploying a solution in the cloud. For learners looking to get certified, this program will also provide sample questions similar to those on the exam, including solutions and practice exam quizzes that simulates the exam-taking experience.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn a certificate of completion to share with your professional network and potential employers. If you’d like to earn your Google Cloud certification, you will need to register for and pass the certification exam. Please note that this program helps equip you with the skills you need to take the certification exam, but the certification and certification fee is not included in the cost of this training program.

Members can earn three industry recognized certifications upon completion:

IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate – Issued by tech industry titan, International Business Machine (IBM). The credential earner is ready for a career in cybersecurity with demonstrated ability to solve real-world problems. The individual has obtained knowledge of cybersecurity analyst tools including data protection; endpoint protection; SIEM; systems and network fundamentals; as well as key compliance and threat intelligence topics important in today’s cybersecurity landscape. The earner has also gained skills for incident responses and forensics.

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) – Issued by standardizing consortium (ISC)2. SSCP certification demonstrates you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using security best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)².

Google IT Support Professional Certificate – Issued by tech industry tidal Google.  This course prepares the credential earner for a career in the high-growth field of IT, no experience or degree required.  Over 5 courses, learn in-demand skills that prepare you for an entry-level job. Upon completion, you can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 130 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya.  Additionally, This program also prepares you for the CompTIA A+ exams, the industry standard certification for IT.

Cybersecurity

Data Science

Data science is one of the hottest professions of the decade, and the demand for data scientists who can analyze data and communicate results to inform data driven decisions has never been greater. These certificates will help anyone interested in pursuing a career in data science or machine learning and develop career-relevant skills and experience.

It’s a myth that to become a data scientist you need a Ph.D. Anyone with a passion for learning can take these certificates – no prior knowledge of computer science or programming languages required – and develop the skills, tools, and portfolio to have a competitive edge in the job market as an entry level data scientist.

The program consists of multiple certificates that will provide you with the latest job-ready tools and skills, including open source tools and libraries, Python, databases, SQL, data visualization, data analysis, statistical analysis, predictive modeling, and machine learning algorithms. You’ll learn data science through hands-on practice using real data science tools and real-world data sets.

Upon successfully completing these courses, you will have built a portfolio of data science projects to provide you with the confidence to plunge into an exciting profession in data science.

Digital marketing, also called online marketing, is the promotion of brands to connect with potential customers using the internet and other forms of digital communication. This includes not only email, social media, and web-based advertising, but also text and multimedia messages as a marketing channel.

Certifications attained include the Meta Marketing Professional Certificate, Google UX Design Professional Certificate and the University of Illinois/Gies Business Digital Marketing Certification.

Digital Marketing

Health Care Specialties

This specialization starts with preparation to test as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). There is time allotted to schedule and take the test within the 1 week following course completion. 

The course then moves into classes covering different aspects of health care specialties including Caring for Others, Medical Terminology, Medical Cannabis, Newborn Baby Care, Palliative Care, and Foundations for Assisting in Home Care. The final course covers an overview of human anatomoy.

This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles, policies, and practices of human resource management. The specialization begins with a foundational course that considers alternative approaches to managing human resources, provides a background to the U.S. legal context in which employees are hired, fired, rewarded, and managed, and outlines the different reasons that people are motivated to work.

Human Resources

Information Technology

Information Technology is the use of any computers, storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data. 

Typically, IT is used in the context of business operations, as opposed to technology used for personal or entertainment purposes.  The commercial use of IT encompasses both computer technology and telecommunications.  Most agree that data is what drives and powers industries worldwide. 

Few businesses, either small or large, can remain competitive without being able to gather data and turn it into information useful to the company and its stakeholders. IT provides the means to develop, process, analyze, exchange, store and secure information.

Certifications attained include Google IT Support Professional, IBM Data Engineering Professional, Information Systems Specialization and IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization.

This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles, policies, and practices of entrepreneurship. Key learning elements include the physical aspects of starting a physical or online business along with the mental aspects of developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Business strategy, growth theory, finance and asset management/protection are covered.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Project Management

Leadership, top to bottom, is the fundamental principle that makes the United States military the most formidable the world has ever seen. The Project Management track is designed to take the leadership skills service members forge in service, and apply it to the civilian workforce. Project managers can have the responsibility of the planning, execution, controlling, and closing of any project typically relating to the construction industry, engineering, architecture, computing, and telecommunications. Many other fields of production engineering, design engineering, and heavy industry have project managers.

Certifications attained include Google PMP Certification, Scrum Master Certification, Six Sigma Yellow/Green/Black Belts, and IBM DevOps Professional Certification.

This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles, policies and practices of online and retail sales. The specialization covers sales development and strategies from numerous viewpoints to include negotiating, mediation and conflict resolution skills. The final course outlines pricing strategies that aid in sales conversions/closures.

Sales

Salesforce

Certifications:  At the completion  of the program veterans will obtain three industry-recognized certifications designed to represent abilities in Salesforce Administration, Advanced Administration, and Marketing Cloud. These particular certifications will allow graduates to hit the ground running as an Salesforce Administrator with the ability to maintain momentum through job-related knowledge and experience. Administration and marketing knowledge are the foundation of the program; however, continued Salesforce education can propel a graduate in new directions within the platform. Examples of opportunities include application development, data architecture, implementation, and various areas of independent consultant expertise. The Salesforce professional development program hosted by Allegiant Giving will lead participants to a wide range of opportunities which can be transferred into a job earning a great wage.

Certification Preparation Workshop: Each of the three certification testing opportunities will be preceded by dozens of hours of classroom instruction, use of the Salesforce program to complete projects, self and group study, and finally a certification preparation workshop directly from Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco, CA. The certification preparation workshop is designed by Salesforce Academy as the final stage to prepare the participant to successfully pass the certification exam.  On the open market these courses are offered for a cost of $6300. Allegiant Giving will provide them to transitioning military and veterans for no out-of-pocket expense.   

A Python developer can work as a web developer, data analyst or software engineer. Python developers assist organizations with their technological framework. They supervise the information flow between the servers and the users. Python developers use the Python programming language to implement projects or answer questions. They can crunch data, write web application back ends and automate scripts. Python developers can work for a company or as independent contractors.

Certifications attained include Google IT Automation withPython, Data Sciences Fundamentals and SQL Specilization and IBM Full Stack Cloud Developer Professional Certificate.

Software Development: Python

UX / UI

This track comprises of numerous certifications and specializations including:

  • Google UX Design Professional Certificate
  • User Experience Research and Design Specialization
  • User Interface Design Specialization
  • Secure Software Design Specialization
  • Product Ideation, Design and Management Specialization