2017 Course Catalog

Earning a certificate from WashU’s Technology & Leadership Center demonstrates a real commitment to advancing your capabilities and your career.  The short courses offered by TLC are now scheduled and packaged in a format that makes it easier for working professionals to achieve a meaningful credential in under a year. 

The following certificates are offered in an evening format.

Agile Development
Examine the non-traditional approach of sequential software development, allowing all teams to participate throughout the development life-cycle.

Big Data Analytics
Be part of the solution by understanding and identifying the business value and context for analytics, enabling informed decisions using descriptive analytics and predictive modeling that result in improved business performance.

Business Analysis Essentials
Designed to assist new Business Analysts (BA) in the practice of identifying stakeholder needs, guiding solution design and writing effective requirements that will move the project and the business forward more efficiently and effectively.

Business Analysis Tools & Techniques
Targeted for experienced BAs seeking to elevate their skills, enabling them to be more effective in their roles by providing knowledge on strategic direction, performance metrics, deliverable value and reduced  waste.

Cyber Security Essentials
Provides comprehensive foundational knowledge in the field, including incident response, allowing individuals to begin a career in cyber security or take on larger roles within their security organization.
Cyber Security Tools & Techniques
Builds on concepts of the essentials track with a practical view of security, hands-on labs and exercises, this track provides students with tangible skills to operate a network that is more secure and under control.

Industry Certification Prep

Professional Development
Utilizes the DiSC behavior assessment, this certificate enables you to create a strong personal brand, influence your audience and actively listen and motivate team members, stakeholders and clients.

Project Management Essentials
Builds the foundation for effective project managers to understand the business needs, formulate effective project plans, understand risk, motivate teams and communicate effectively with stakeholders. 

Project Management Tools & Techniques
This track builds on the foundational skills of project managers by using tools and techniques to successfully complete projects and manage issues such as project overruns, resource leveling and critical path scheduling.