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Starts : 2017-05-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

Organizations are increasingly moving their critical information and assets to the cloud. Understand the technology, best practices, and economics of cloud computing, and the rewards and risks of this rush to the cloud.

In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will learn the essentials of cloud computing, including Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS), Platform As A Service (PaaS), Software As A Service (SaaS), and other "X as a service" platforms.

You will explore how the cloud can support businesses by increasing productivity and effectiveness.

Starts : 2018-01-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

As Cloud Computing shapes businesses of all sizes, it is vital to understand the technologies behind cloud infrastructure, both public and private.

In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will learn to evaluate and compare cloud systems, technologies and providers. In doing so, you will build an understanding of the concepts of elasticity and availability through cloud orchestration.

Some industry leading cloud platforms will be covered in this class, including: Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and OpenStack. You will use the built-in tools and management consoles within those platforms to configure and manage the infrastructure.

Starts : 2017-10-23
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

The exciting field of Cloud Computing is rapidly changing how businesses operate today. Cloud computing provides rapid access to shared pools of resources, such as: compute, storage, networks, applications, services, or libraries using an on-demand, utility-based model. The characteristics of a cloud computing model include: self-service, network access, resource pools, rapid elasticity, and metered resource usage. As with any large-scale shift, new skills and processes must be learned and implemented to overcome management challenges. Existing business processes, workflows, and policies must be adapted to account for this new technology.

This course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, focuses on commonly encountered management issues with the adoption and implementation of cloud computing. Examples include: Cloud migration, Cloud Requests for Proposals, Cloud Service Level Agreements, and other business process compliance issues.

You will examine these issues in depth, then review industry best practices and other case studies to develop the techniques that address and mitigate them. Business processes such as procurement, vendor management, and end-user management are also covered.

Starts : 2018-03-26
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

How do you protect the critical data that is increasingly being stored in the cloud? Learn how to build a security strategy that keeps data safe and mitigates risk.

In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will be introduced to industry best practices for cloud security and learn how to architect and configure security-related features in a cloud platform. Case studies and government standard documents will be reviewed to help ensure appropriate levels of security are implemented.

You’ll develop the necessary skills to identify possible security issues in the cloud environment. You will also gain experience with tools and techniques that monitor the environment and help prevent security breaches such as monitoring logs and implementing appropriate security policies.

Starts : 2017-05-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

Gene sequences and the rest of the genome play an important role in determining how an organism functions normally and reacts when situations change. DNA sequences can also be used to determine relationships between organisms and form the underpinnings of the Tree of Life.

Since DNA sequences play such an important role in any organism it should not be surprising that any changes to a sequence could lead to alterations in behavior or response. For example, a small number of specific changes in DNA sequence have been shown to lead to tumor development in mammals or the production of enzymes with altered properties.

One of the jobs of a bioinformatician is to help determine where these changes are in a DNA sequence and sort out in that context what effects may result, which is usually done by aligning the sequences in question.

In this course, part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program, you will learn about the theory and algorithms behind DNA alignments, practice doing alignments manually, and then perform more complicated alignments using web and software based approaches.

Starts : 2018-03-26
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX Engineering UMUC USMx

Want to gain software quality skills used in mission critical systems?

Modeling checking, symbolic execution and formal methods are techniques that are used for mission critical systems where human life depends upon the system working correctly.

In this course, part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMasters program, you will learn how to perform these techniques manually and by using automation tools.

No previous programming knowledge needed. The concepts from this course can be applied to any programming language and testing software. This course will use Java, Java Path Finder and Java Modeling Language, however, for examples and assignments.

Starts : 2017-05-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Health & Safety Social Sciences UMUC USMx

This introductory course, first delivered in September 2016, explores how multidisciplinary teams can work more effectively together to address global health needs.

Whether you seek a career in international health or medicine, volunteer to serve those less fortunate, or work in an institutional setting such as a clinic, hospital, or public health agency, it is important to understand the sources and movement of diseases.

The world continues to grow smaller, with international travel, a global economy, and a changing environment contributing to the emergence of new diseases and the spread of existing ones. Understanding these connections -- and how they impact the farthest reaches of the globe – is becoming an essential skill in international development, humanitarian assistance, business and commerce, and at all levels of healthcare.

The 2013-2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa offers a window through which global health can be examined in a variety of disciplines. A Toronto medical center and Dallas hospital are far removed from the outbreaks of SARS in China and Ebola in Guinea, yet those diseases arrived and created crises within these facilities and beyond. Research has shown that health security contributes to civil order, economic growth, and stable governments. It has also demonstrated that every nation bears the economic and human burden of disease, illness, and injury.

The director general of the World Health Organization, multiple world leaders, and innumerable health authorities have called for greater awareness and leadership in global health. That journey begins here.

Starts : 2017-05-30
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX UMUC USMx

Technology, digital media and mobile access have changed how people learn. Today’s students want to be engaged and self-directed with digital content, available anytime, anywhere. This is a challenge for instructional designers as they create online learning experiences.

As an instructional designer, it’s critical to understand emerging learning theories including Bloom’s taxonomy and constructivism and how they relate to the way people learn in our digitally connected world. This course, which is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters Program, explores the evolution of learning theories from traditional Socratic methods to emerging learning sciences. Additionally, you will explore curriculum design models using performance-based assessments to create effective and engaging learning experiences.

After a solid foundation of how people learn today, you will explore technology’s role in supporting and enhancing the teaching and learning process.

Previous background in teaching or professional development is a plus, but not required. Join us and launch your career as an instructional designer.

Starts : 2018-03-26
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX UMUC USMx

Data driven decision-making systems allow instructional designers to engage in continuous improvement of course design to optimize student learning.

In this education and teacher training course, part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program we will delve into data driven decision-making and you will learn data mining techniques to collect actionable data. You will learn how to analyze learner statistics to improve the impact of design and technology on learning. 

It’s important for instructional designers to have systematic plans for gathering data and learner analysis to guide ongoing course adjustments to improve teaching and learning. Data is critical to the continuous improvement process.

Starts : 2018-01-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX UMUC USMx

In today’s interconnected world, online education has exploded with engaging learning experiences infused with interactive digital tools, digital media, and collaborative projects designed to engage dispersed learners. These highly engaging and effective courses are not created by chance - they are created by instructional designers using a careful and systematic design process.

In this education and teacher training course, part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters Program we will look at the history and evolution of online learning. You will explore traditional instructional design models and the progression of the learning design approach to creating online learning experiences. During the instructional design process, it’s important to collaborate and work with the many stakeholders involved in the planning and design, especially subject matter experts.

You will explore curriculum design, collaboration and questioning techniques to create shared understandings as you develop your outline of an online course. 

Starts : 2018-01-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX UMUC USMx

Instructional designers today have a tremendous number of tools and resources available to them to create highly engaging courses. Social media, digital video, and freely available online instructional resources and applications connect and engage people in new, and exciting ways. When creating online learning experiences, instructional designers integrate and infuse these digital tools and digital content in ways that engage and connect learners to course content. 

In this education and teacher training course, part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters Program, you will explore the design, development, and integration of digital media to enhance the learning experience and investigate how media, emerging and mobile tools, and online applications impact technology-mediated learning environments.

Choosing instructional materials for a course may seem like a simple step, but in fact, there are many important aspects of online learning experience development that are important to consider, such as content creation, copyright and creative commons, accessibility testing, and visual and web design techniques.

Course topics include media and visual literacy, design for online and mobile environments, use and design of open educational resources, emerging technologies, and trends in technology such as mobile learning environments.

Starts : 2017-10-23
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

Proteins play a very important role in all organisms. In fact, most of the work that happens inside every cell happens because a specific protein is employed for a specific task. Often the three-dimensional shape of a protein plays a major role in its function. As such, it is important to know the structure of all proteins to have an idea of what function they perform.

One of the jobs of a bioinformatician is to predict the three-dimensional structure of a protein using only the DNA sequence that encodes it as well as determining the effects of any mutations in the DNA on the three-dimensional structure/function.

In this course, part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program, you will learn about protein structure and its impact on function, practice aligning protein sequences to discover differences, and generate model structures of proteins using web and software-based approaches.

Starts : 2017-05-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX Engineering UMUC USMx

Want to gain software testing skills to start a career or are you a software developer looking to improve your unit testing skills? This course, part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMasters program, will provide the essential skills you need for success. 

Software needs to be tested for bugs and to insure the product meets the requirements and produces the desired results. Software testing is essential to providing a quality product. 

Learn the techniques Software Testers and Quality Assurance Engineers use every day, which can be applied to any programming language and testing software.

No previous programming knowledge needed. This course will use Java and JUnit, however, for examples and assignments.

Starts : 2017-08-21
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

There is much more to software testing than just finding defects. Successful software and quality assurance engineers need to also manage the testing of software. 

In this course, part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMasters program, you will learn about the management aspects of software testing. You will learn how to successfully plan, schedule, estimate and document a software testing plan.

You will learn how to analyze metrics to improve software quality and software tests.

We will also discuss software quality initiatives developed by industry experts.

No previous programming knowledge needed.

Starts : 2018-01-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

Improvements in modern biology have led to a rapid increase in sensitivity and measurability in experiments and have reached the point where it is often impossible for a scientist alone to sort through the large volume of data that is collected from just one experiment. 

For example, individual data points collected from one gene expression study can easily number in the hundreds of thousands. These types of data sets are often referred to as ‘biological big data’ and require bioinformaticians to use statistical tools to gain meaningful information from them.

In this course, part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program, you will learn about the R language and environment and how to use it to perform statistical analyses on biological big datasets.