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Continuing Education

We challenge our members to consider themselves students for life. Our experience tells us that perpetual learning yields the best kind of leaders. We enthusiastically promote partner courses and certification programs that enhance our member’s knowledge and expertise. Education is the key to a vibrant future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Google Cloud Certification Journey

In collaboration with Google Cloud, we have developed and launched an Associate Cloud Engineer training and certification program designed to prepare SHPE higher education student members for ACE certification and build proficiency in the cloud skills needed for entry-level employment opportunities.

Cohorts of student SHPE members who are currently enrolled at a college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related majors. The ideal participants have 6+ months hands-on experience in CS/CIS and are interested in pursuing roles such as cloud engineers, solution architects, and DevOps engineers. Familiarity with the following is helpful:

  • Operating systems
  • File systems
  • The IP networking stack
  • How web browsers and web servers communicate
  • Databases
  • Programming
  • Working with Linux at the command line
  • Editing text files from the Linux command line

Participants will be provisioned with free access to the on-demand training and hands-on labs that are part of the Associate Cloud Engineer certification journey. 

  • Technical Skill Development: 
    • An 8-week learning journey that includes a cohort-based approach to learning with a Learning Guide that contains on-demand courses, hands-on labs, and exam preparation.
    • 4 months access to Google Cloud’s Architecting with Google Compute Engine Specialization (5-course Specialization)
    • Access to Google Cloud Skills Boost for hands-on practice, skill badges, and on-demand courses
    • Certification Vouchers upon competition of the Learning Guide
    • Office hours hosted by Google Cloud technical trainers and Cloud Certified Googlers
  • Career Development: 
    • Online community for support
    • Mentor Program 
    • Resume & interviewing support 
    • Employment connections

Upon completion of the program, students will have achieved the following to display on their resume and social profiles to signal proficiency to employers:

  • Specialization Certificate of Completion (for Architecting with GCE)
  • At least 5 skill badges
  • Associate Cloud Engineer certification (with opt-on option to be in the publicly-accessible Google Cloud Certified Directory)

MindEdge Online Courses & Certifications

Get a competitive edge by boosting your skills – and, ultimately, your career! Enroll now in one (or more!) of these curated professional development courses and certificate programs.

SHPE in collaboration with MindEdge offers the very latest in self-paced online courses and certificate programs. SHPE has composed a comprehensive suite of over 150 online, self-study professional development courses and certificate programs specifically for our professional members.

Created in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators, MindEdge specializes in higher education and professional development content and technology solutions on topics related to leadership, management, communication, process improvement, and project management. They have served over two million learners with their high-quality, expert-designed, and learner-approved courses.

Why MindEdge?

Professional Development & Certification Courses

Continuing education through the SHPE Propel program can help you advance in your current position, earn a certification, or enhance your knowledge in a specific area of interest. Our programs are designed with adult learners in mind, with moderately priced, self-paced, online learning options. SHPE’s courses and certificates will make you desirable in the job market because they focus on developing valuable career skills for high demand fields.

SHPE is committed to the 21st century professional, providing programs that are current and comprehensive, while addressing the demands and opportunities of today’s business environment. Course topics include Career Building, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Project Management, Six Sigma & Lean, Computer Applications, Emerging Technologies, Business Communications, Data Analytics, and more.

Many of our online courses also count towards formal continuing education credits for certifications such as PDU, CEU, HRCI, SHRM, and CFRE. In addition to the 150+ online courses, SHPE offers 18 professional development certificate programs.

CyberTech Trek

Would you like to expand your skillset, earn professional credits, or learn something new? Take one of our many courses on cybersecurity or earn your Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification and join one of the most demanding fields. These courses, carefully selected and curated by SHPE and powered by MindEdge, offer our professional members a path into one of the fastest-growing specialties in STEM.

Why Cybersecurity Matters

Part of living in a globally connected world is understanding that your private information is more vulnerable than ever before. Whether you are a high school student, college student, or professional, we all have a responsibility to protect our information and the people’s information we communicate with. That protection all starts with a strong fundamental understanding of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity are techniques of protecting computers, networks, programs, and data from unauthorized access or attacks that are aimed for exploitation. The major areas of cybersecurity are: 1) Application Security; 2) Information Security; 3) Disaster Recovery; and 4) Network Security.

Cybersecurity Courses

Your Career & Cybersecurity

Are you interested in a career or freelancing in the rapidly growing field of Cybersecurity? According to CyberSecurityVentures there will be approximately 3.5 million job openings in cybersecurity by 2021.

Cybersecurity workers protect our most important and private information, from social media accounts, military, financial, cellphone data, all the way to your cellphone. However, there is a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States that puts our digital privacy and infrastructure at risk.

We need to increase the number of professionals upskilling and learning the art of cybersecurity and encourage more students to choose career paths in Cybersecurity to meet the growing demands across the country

These are the top five (5) positions within Cybersecurity in today’s job market according to CyberSeek.

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Network Engineer/Architect
  • Cybersecurity Manager/Administrator
  • Systems Engineer

Get The Most Out Of SHPE’s Cybersecurity Training

Producing a robust cybersecurity workforce is something SHPE takes very seriously. It requires constant training and skill development to respond to evolving cyber threats in today’s world. Our courses cover topics from Cloud data security to cryptography, malware to risk management, and everything cyber in between.

Course Catalog

With over 25 courses and more added all the time, there’s something for every level of cybersecurity experience.