Technology courses in Singapore
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Tech is always up and coming and we don’t want to fall behind the times. With IMDA’s TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative, there are plenty of subsidised courses to help get you back on track. As one of the programmes under TeSA, Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) supports fresh and mid-career professionals in keeping pace with technology shifts through continuous training.
If you’re too busy working from 9 to 5 - or later! - then learn from the comfort of your own home with its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). All course materials and guidance will be provided online, so there’s no need to worry about the peak hour commute or having to leave work early.
Here are some interesting courses we have picked in key tech sectors.
1. Digital Leadership
Everything’s going digital now, so there’s no doubt that we need people with plenty of digital knowhow. From financial services to marketing, we need that techwiz who knows how to run the digital side of things - a course in digital leadership will put you leaps and bounds ahead of others.
Learn the basics of digital marketing with Avado’s 5-month course Squared Online Certificate in Digital Marketing. This course will equip you with a solid understanding of digital trends and strategy.
For those in leadership roles, a course to consider is Human Capital Leadership Institute’s Advanced Digital Leadership Programme. The programme will help leaders to understand frameworks and strategies needed to drive digital transformation.
2. Healthcare Technology
Healthcare’s an industry known for their use of breakthrough tech - make sure you’re keeping up to date with the latest. Take a refresher course with NUS Centre for Health Informatics’ Healthcare Analytics for Professionals. It is a 3-day course in which you’ll be given a rundown on the current tools and techniques used in analysing healthcare data.
Another useful course is Gateway Consulting’s 3-day course in Data Analytics in Healthcare, which offers the basic groundwork of health informatics.
3. Coding, Computer Programming & App Development
Similar to learning a new language, computer coding may look like a bunch of foreign text at first glance. But these courses in Java and Python will help translate them into something decipherable, and even something you can mould for your own use. Try Udemy’s SGLearn@Artificial Intelligence I: Basics and Games in Java for a quick course in basic Java and AI algorithms.
Another more advanced course is Udemy’s SGLearn@From 0 to 1: Spark for Data Science with Python, where you’ll learn how to intepret data by using Sparks for analytics, machine learning and data science.
4. Cyber Security
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It’s all well and good to understand the intricacies of computer coding, but do not miss out on one important follow-up step: keeping your systems secure to prevent any hacking threats. Check out Avantus Training’s 5-day CompTIA Security+ course to learn how to secure network services, devices, and traffic.
Kaplan’s Certified Ethical Hacker course is another great choice, since it’ll teach you all you need to know to safeguard against information-security threats.
Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+)
There’s a huge range of courses available under CITREP+, with more than 40 course providers, ranging from tech giants like Hewlett-Packard to universities like NUS. With a choice of more than 100 industry-recognised certs and courses, there’s something for everyone who’s interested in boosting their tech skills.
Find out more about the courses, funding eligibility, and claim details here.
Subsidised technology courses
Whether you’re already a tech junkie or complete computer noob, these subsidised courses will help you understand the world of big data, computer coding, and digital marketing. And with funding support of up to $3k, there is every reason for you to start learning a new tech skill now!
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