Micro Credentials in BAIST

All programs have been created in collaboration with industry partners to assure that learners have the most recent information that is applicable for the needs of the industry. -Become job ready or prepare yourself for the “Gig-economy” by have a diverse and needed skill set. 

Professional Development and Micro-Credential Courses offered in
Digital Media, Applied Information &Technology. (DAIST)

Who is DAIST For?

All industry-led short courses provided by the RAC have been created with the objective for the learner to gain the needed knowledge without interfering with their current responsibilities and obligations. These programs are ideal for learners that are often pressed for time, juggling multiple responsibilities, and are sensitive to “wasted time.” Training provided shall provide an immediate benefit to the learner and be relevant to the task it is intended for. All courses offered through the DAIST program have been created, and are offered through our partnerships with IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Google, and Red hat. .

The Department’s mission is to provide learners with the skills and knowledge that is necessary to tackle the challenges of today and to prepare them for the changes of tomorrow. The department undertakes this mission by providing training pathways to affordable, easily accessible, high-quality education to any person that wishes to learn. 

Throughout 2020, The Royal Alberta College (RAC) conducted research: “The RAC-ICTR (Intercultural Competency Training Research.” The process included in-depth consultations with more than 110 small, medium and large industry stakeholders across Canada and outside academics. 

The research determined that: 

"[...] short-courses and micro-credentials that are created in collaboration between industry and academic institutions (that have a focus on career training) is one of the best methods to prepare learners to be:

1.) Job Ready

2.) Enable a learner to achieve further success in their already established career

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3.) Enable a learner to be adaptable to employers needs

4.) Enable individuals to pivot into different roles as the economy requires

5.) "[...]Help individuals acquire the skills to become self-employed or as an entrepreneur[...]"

With the gained insight from the research, and more than 160 years of collective experience in providing educational and career guidance The Office of the Registrar formed relationships with key industry stakeholders, NGOs and governmental organizations and formed ad-hoc committees consisting of highly skilled professionals representing all stakeholders on a volunteer basis. These committees provided their expertise, identified gaps within various sectors and collaborated to create a solution to fill the needs of their sectors through the delivery  of education, mentorship, job training and guidance in a non-confrontational, culturally sensitive, inclusive and supportive environment. Thus creating a foundation of trust for all invested stakeholders while providing training to learners.

All industry-led short courses provided by the RAC have been created with the objective for the learner to gain the needed knowledge without interfering with their current responsibilities and obligations. These programs are ideal for learners that are often pressed for time, juggling multiple responsibilities, and are sensitive to “wasted time.” Training provided shall provide an immediate benefit to the learner and be relevant to the task it is intended for. 

 

CODE

Pathway and Certificate Name

TOTAL TIME 

CSF

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals

(6 hours)

DAF

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Data Analysis Fundamentals

(1 Hour)

Co

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Coding

(20 Hours)

WDF

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Web Developer Foundations

(105 Hours)

FSWD

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Full Stack Web Developer

(440 Hours)

MOLB

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Enterprise Design

(2 Hours)

NSE1|2

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Fortient NSE Levels 1 & 2

(4 Hours) [combined]

Cost:

Regular price for short-course certificates range between $500 – $900, whereby after application of subsidies total amounts will be reduced to the amount displayed ($15.00 – $35.00) per certificate. 

  1. The costs include: Verified Transcript and Diploma
  2. Access to learning materials
  3. Tutor / Learning Navigator
  4. School Email ID to access Google learning resources. 

How to enroll:

  1. You will need to click the enrollment button:
  2. You will have to make a payment online, and after payment is received you will be provided with a Royal Alberta College email address, this email address will be your student ID and is required to access your learning materials and for transcripts.

How to access the online learning channels:

  1. Goto: https://skills.yourlearning.ibm.com/
  2. Sign-up for a NEW account
  3. Enter your assigned SCHOOL email address (yourname@alberta.college)
  4. You will see the learning pathway, if not, type in “RAC Blue” into the search box and your the blue seal program pathway, that includes the courses will be presented.
  5. If you have any problems email the Office of the Registrar by phone, chat or by email.

6 Hours

$12.00 Canadian Dollars

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This course will provide you with an introduction to cybersecurity. From the offense perspective, you will learn about cyber attackers, their tactics, social engineering, and high profile case studies. From the defense perspective, you will learn about common approaches organizations take to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks. You will also learn about career opportunities in this exciting, growing field.

1 Hour

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Data Analysis Fundamentals

This course is designed to introduce you to data analysis. Data is everywhere and is an essential part of our lives. It’s all about what you do with the data. You will learn about why data analysis is important, types of data, databases, data analysis process steps, types of data analysis, data visualization, and tools commonly used to manage and visualize data. You will also learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about the career and life of a data analyst.

20 Hours

$12.00 Canadian Dollars

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Coding

This course covers the basics of problem solving and how logic is the foundation for thinking like a developer. You’ll get familiar with key Internet concepts and technologies, learn how websites are structured and built, and get an opportunity to try out your new skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Check out Welcome to Coding Land to get started on your web developer journey!

Topics covered include:

  • Coder mindset
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Web 101: How the web works
  • Intro ductions to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

105 Hours

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Web Developer Foundations

In this comprehensive foundational course by CodeDoor, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping anyone to learn to code, you’ll learn the core skills to build interactive user experiences on the web as a front-end web developer. You’ll develop competencies in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the cornerstone languages of the Internet. You will learn how to use professional tools, including how to manage version control with Git and GitHub. You’ll also have opportunities to put your new knowledge to the test with hands-on practices designed to help you bring these concepts to life. The topics and concepts in this course have been carefully designed based on input from professionals who hire developers from leading tech companies.

Topics covered include:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Developer tools (for example, code editors)
  • Components of the web
  • Version control
  • Human Interface design best practices
  • HTML5
  • CSS and CSS pre-processors
  • JavaScript

CodeDoor allows you to learn and progress skills at your own pace. You can also take part in a learning community. No prior coding skills are required to take this course; however, you will need a free GitHub account to work on projects and share with others.

Complete this learning journey to earn the Web Developer Foundations badge!

Expected duration: This course will take you about 105 hours. Plan to work on the course over a period of 10 weeks, about 10 hours per week.

440 Hours

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Full Stack Web Developer

In this comprehensive in-depth course by CodeDoor, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping anyone to learn to code, you’ll learn the core skills to build interactive user experiences on the web as a full stack web developer. You’ll develop competencies in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the cornerstone languages of the Internet. You will learn how to use professional tools, including how to manage version control with Git and GitHub. You’ll also have opportunities to put your new knowledge to the test with hands-on practices designed to help you bring these concepts to life. The topics and concepts in this course have been carefully designed based on input from professionals who hire developers from leading tech companies.

Topics covered include:

  • Front-end and back-end web development (client, servers, databases)
  • Programming languages (JavaScript, Python)
  • Database management (MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Frameworks (React)

CodeDoor allows you to learn and progress skills at your own pace. You can also take part in a learning community. No prior coding skills are required to take this course; however, you will need a free GitHub account to work on projects and share with others.

1 Hour

$17.50 Canadian Dollars

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Fortinet NSE 1

The self-paced course is the first entry level course in the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. It explores real cyber threats that pose a danger to you and me. The course offers measures that you can take to protect yourself and others from harm. It also explains basic terms and concepts that will help you in your journey to better understand cybersecurity.

The completion of all lessons and associated quizzes in this course completes the requirement to obtain the NSE 1 certification.  After completing the lessons, quizzes, and course rating, you will be able to access your certification certificate from the “Completed” section of your Fortinet NSE Institute dashboard. Please allow up to 24 hours for your certificate to become available.

Lessons in the course

  1. The Bad Actors
  2. Data Security Perspectives
  3. Password Perspectives
  4. Internet Threat Perspectives
  5. Insider Threat Perspectives

Course objectives
After completing this course, you will have a general understanding of the following:

  • Who are the bad actors behind cyber-attacks and what motives them
  • The methods of attack that the bad actors use
  • Best practices to protect yourself and the information you are entrusted to secure
  • Key cybersecurity terms

Notes about the NSE 1 certification

  • NSE 1 is the first, entry-level certification in the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program.
  • You must complete the five mandatory lessons in this course and pass all associated quizzes to obtain the NSE 1 certification.
  • The certification is valid for two years from the date of completion.
     

3 Hours

$17.50 Canadian Dollars

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Fortinet NSE 2

This self-paced course is part of the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. You will learn about the evolution of cybersecurity and the types of security products that have been created by security vendors to address problems facing organizations and individuals. You will also learn how the twelve core elements of the Fortinet Security Fabric combine to create a broad, integrated, and automated solution to today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape.

The completion of all lessons and associated quizzes in this course completes the requirement to obtain the NSE 2 certification.  After completing the lessons, quizzes, and course rating, you will be able to access your certification certificate from the “Completed” section of your Fortinet NSE Institute dashboard. Please allow up to 24 hours for your certificate to become available.

Lessons in this course

  1. SOAR
  2. Cloud Security
  3. SD-WAN
  4. Endpoint
  5. Threat Information Services
  6. Firewall
  7. Network Access Control
  8. Sandbox
  9. Secure Email Gateway
  10. Security Information & Event Management
  11. Web Application Firewall
  12. Web Filter
  13. Wi-Fi

Notes about the NSE 2 certification

  • NSE 2 is the second certification in the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program.
  • NSE 2 is the core-solutions level of the Fortinet NSE program.
  • You must complete the 13 mandatory lessons and pass all associated quizzes to obtain the NSE 2 certification.
  • The certification is valid for two years from the date of completion.

2 Hours

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner

Enterprise Design Thinking is IBM’s approach to applying design thinking at the speed and scale a modern enterprise demands. It helps teams not only form intent, but deliver outcomes; outcomes that advance the state of the art and improve the lives of the people they serve.

Whether you’re just starting out on your design thinking journey or searching for resources to expand your expertise, Enterprise Design Thinking is the perfect place to start.

Website Design

This 8 hour course will teach you all the required skills needed when designing and developing a live WordPress website, including using the advanced options of HTML and CSS.