The Computer Science Department offers four certification programs which enhance student's education and enable flexible career paths, professional development and advancement in computing. Economic uncertainty does not change the need for advanced certifications for computer science professionals. UW-Parkside's Computer Science Department is currently offering the following four certifications:
Cyber Security is always expanding and your knowledge base needs to stay current. This certificate is for advanced computer information systems technology and programming personnel and gives you more advancement options for professional development.Mobile Application Development
Today more people access the internet via a mobile device than a traditional computer, and applications for mobile devices are exploding in popularity. As businesses catch up with the mobile trend, demand for mobile software will continue to grow, so mobile development skills will be increasingly important.Unix Administration
The Unix Administration Certificate can advance or jumpstart your career by introducing the concepts and details necessary to understand software and hardware of UNIX-based systems and how components interact to provide system services. Certification includes hands-on experience installing, configuring, running, and maintaining a UNIX system, as well as implementing security and safety measures. Certification is suitable for those who currently administer UNIX systems and/or to gain knowledge and experience to keep up with complex UNIX system administration tasks.Web Publishing
The Web Publishing Certificate is a cooperative program between the Computer Science department and the Art department which allows for advanced computer science technical skills in combination with art design aesthetics. Students complete the certificate program by completing two courses in Art and two courses in Computer Science, and then electing either the art course in Web Design or the computer science course in Web Programming. This combination prepares individuals with the technical competence to design attractive and innovative Web pages.