IPD Certificate Programs

We are offering our certificate programs via in-person and online modes (both synchronous and asynchronous). Please check the individual program pages for details on the instructional modes.

Maintaining the health and safety of our community will continue to be a priority. To learn of our planning principles, ongoing safety measures, and all important updates, please visit go.depaul.edu/covid.

The Institute for Professional Development (IPD) was formed by the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media of DePaul University 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 and business professionals who wish to learn new technologies and upgrade their skills in a short amount of time. Most recently, the Institute introduced a Career Change Program for individuals without significant computing knowledge, but who have a strong interest and aptitude in technology and wish to make a career transition.

Certificate programs are catalogued as courses of DePaul University and are offered on the university's quarter schedule, with a new session beginning each fall, winter, spring, and summer. Individuals who enroll in the programs are matriculated as non-degree-seeking students of the university, and enjoy all rights, privileges and responsibilities afforded to such students.

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Career Change

  • Career Change

    A 26-week intensive program for career changers in technology

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Big Data Analytics

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Cinematic Arts

  • Web Series Development Program

    A five-week intensive program on creating a short-form television program, specially designed for college students in Latin America and Spain

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Cloud Computing and DevOps

  • Cloud Computing Technologies

    An 11-week high-level overview of the principles, methods, and technologies of cloud computing

  • DevOps

    An 11-week program covering DevOps and continuous delivery, for IT professionals and software developers

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  • Cybersecurity Risk Management

    An 11-week program; participants devise an operational cybersecurity risk management strategy using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for a cyber-physical system or a technology of their choice

  • Incident Response and Digital Forensics

    An 8-week program covering the incident response life cycle, analysis methodology, and the handling of digital forensic evidence for cybersecurity personnel

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Database Technologies

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Mobile Application Development

  • iOS Developer

    A 10-week program covering iOS development for Apple devices, including iPhone and iPad, for IT professionals and software developers

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Software Development and Software Testing