Computing - Short Courses

Short Courses & Professional Development

Computing - Short Courses

Our technical, commercial and creative courses will give you the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and further your professional development.

Whether you are looking to build on your existing knowledge and or interested in a change of career, our short courses are industry led and will equip you with the practical and creative problem-solving skills and knowledge to face challenges and succeed in industry. 

Cyber Security - 3 Day Short Course

Cyber Security

Short Course

This course will allow you to acquire security skills and knowledge to help prepare organisations to reach an improved level of cyber resilience.

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Introduction to Blockchain

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9

Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining in popularity and revolutionising the financial industry and beyond. However, it remains an elusive concept that is much talked about but little understood. This course can help demystify this technology and help participants from all backgrounds appreciate the potential of blockchain applications.

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Introduction to Business Intelligence

Introduction to Business Intelligence

Short Course

This 2 day short course has been specifically designed for professionals who wish to maximise their use of business intelligence in order to leverage the power of data integration and analysis.

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Introduction to Data Science with Python

Introduction to Data Science with Python

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9

This short course introduces students to the main techniques and issues involved in Data Science, introducing and using Python as a tool for working with data. The course covers ethical and legal issues alongside the practical application of the data science lifecycle stages (data cleaning, transformation, analysis, visualisation and reporting).

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Information Security Management

Introduction to Information and Cyber Security

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11

This course will give you the foundation for the management of risk and the application of Information Security Management controls in any organisation. On completion of this course you will have gained an understanding of the increasingly complex Information Security issues facing any organisation. The ability to apply Security Management concepts in a practical manner is critical.

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Knowledge Organisation 15 credits at SCQF 11

Knowledge Organisation

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11

This short course takes a practical, hands-on approach to Knowledge Organisation, involving students in the construction of a controlled vocabulary, a faceted classification, sample thesaurus entries, and the design of a web portal. These well-established techniques are used to develop an Information Architecture for an organisation, visitor attraction, or an event.

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Networking 15 SCQF credits at level 11

Networking

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11

This module will enable you to evaluate recent technologies for information dissemination.

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Practical Data Science using R

Practical Data Science using R

Short Course

This short course has been specifically designed for professionals who wish to build strong analytical skills to process and manipulate different types of data. By attending this course, you will be able to develop strong practical analytical skills, which will enable you to transform data into knowledge that can inform your business practices.

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