IPD Certificate Programs
The Institute for Professional Development (IPD) was formed by the 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.
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.
Big Data and Data Science Technologies
Cloud Computing Technologies
Cybersecurity Risk Management Programan 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 Program an 8-week program covering the incident response life cycle, analysis methodology, and the handling of digital forensic evidence for cybersecurity personnel
Technology and Innovation Program a 10-week program providing a comprehensive review of the disciplines required to manage the ongoing innovation and rapidly changing technology in today's business environment and strategies to assure sound decision-making for business in an interconnected world
Mobile Application Development
iOS Developer Program a 10-week program covering iOS development for Apple devices, including iPhone and iPad, for IT professionals and software developers
IPv6 Program a 10-week online program providing comprehensive coverage of IPv6 technologies and strategies for transitioning enterprise networks to IPv6
Software Development and Software Testing
Special Topics in IT