Certificate Programs

The Institute for Professional Development

Stay on top of industry trends while receiving credit with a certificate program from CDM's Institute for Professional Development (IPD). IPD was formed by DePaul CDM in 1984 to assist both individuals and businesses in keeping pace with the rapid development of computer technologies. The Institute offers a variety of intensive certificate programs designed for IT professionals who wish to learn new technologies and upgrade their skills in a short amount of time.

Classes typically meet two evenings a week and some Saturday mornings. Several programs are also
available online.

The programs are credit-bearing courses of DePaul University, and are offered on the university's quarterly schedule with a new session beginning each fall, winter and spring quarter.

Individuals who enroll in the programs become non-degree seeking students of DePaul University, and enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities afforded to DePaul students.

Read about certificate program descriptions, fees and more at the Institute for Professional Development. 

Certificate Programs

Database Technologies
  • Advanced SQL
  • SQL Server Business Intelligence
  • SQL Server Database Administration
Project Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Wireless LAN Security
Software Development - Available online
  • Java Developer
  • Java Web Services
  • Lightweight Java Web Development
  • .NET Developer
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SharePoint Developer
  • Web Development with AJAX Technologies
  • Web Development with Python