A range of training is offered to all our students, specialist training is offered to relevant pathways:
(Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Management)
This course offers a detailed introduction in SAS programming. SAS, previously “Statistical Analysis System”, is a software suite for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics. The course consists of slide presentations, quizzes and practical exercises of software modification and development using the SAS Enterprise Guide programming environment. The learning material is closely related to the material of course SAS Programming 1: Essentials offered by SAS. The course is approximately 15 hours long and is delivered over three days. In the end of the third day participants fill in a multiple-choice exam. Participants that complete the course successfully are awarded a certificate shared between SAS and Edge Hill University.
Contact: Dr. Yannis Korkontzelos
Microsoft Technology Associate - MTA
(Databases, Web, Networking, Security)
Microsoft Training Academy (MTA) certifications address a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assess and validate core technical knowledge, and enhance technical credibility. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among students and job-seekers who are pursuing a career in technology. MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess and validate core technical concepts in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.
As the preferred path to Microsoft’s Certified Professional exams, such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), MTA is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in starting a career in technology.
The MTA courses we offer are: Software Development Fundamentals, Database Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, Cloud Fundamentals and HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals.
Contact: Susan Canning
Unity Certified Programmer helps entry to mid-level programmers across all industries validate their abilities and demonstrate their commitment to professional standards. The Unity Certified Developer Exam was designed to provide a credential that validates foundational skills for making a game with Unity, spanning key concepts in both technical art and programming. It offers Unity developers at all levels an opportunity to challenge themselves, to test their understanding of the end-to-end game production process. Results are given immediately upon completion of the exam and shown by topic area, so areas of strength are identified as well as areas where improvement may be needed. By providing a challenging, meaningful indicator of Unity knowledge and skill, we also hope to provide aspiring game developers with a credential that will help them communicate their skills to employers and successfully transition into a professional career in games.
Becoming Unity Certified demonstrates to employers that you have the technical skills and applied knowledge they need. The Unity Developer certification can help your résumé stand out in a crowded field. Once you’re certified, you’ll receive a verifiable digital badge from Acclaim: An online credential that you can share with the world. Certification is valid for two years.
Contact: Dr. Peter Matthew
The professional VR visualisation and collaboration software developed by Virtalis for the CAVE. This 1-day training covers the Visionary Render user interface, viewpoints, materials, textures, lighting, and optional advanced topics, based on the Virtalis courseware. An Edge Hill University certificate is awarded for completing this training.
Contact: Dr. Peter Vangorp
(Big Data Analytics)
This is a 3-hour course which offers a comprehensive introduction to the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem, a distributing processing framework for managing and analysing Big Data Collections. Participants are expected to learn about the theory and design principles underpinning the Hadoop Ecosystem. They will further obtain practical experience using different components of the Hadoop Ecosystem (e.g., HDFS, MapReduce). Department’s certificates on Hadoop will be awarded to participants upon completion of a programming task. The training course is open to all students and staff members (including GTAs/DTs) from the department of computer science and it is organised in the context of an MSc module on ‘Advanced Analytics: Tools and Techniques’.
Contact: Dr. Georgios Kontonatsios