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Engineering & Technology

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Online Course in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom

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MOS Word 2016 Course

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 100 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The MOS Word 2016 Course (Desktop / Office 365)covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Word 2016 77-725 Core Document Creation, Collaboration and Communication Exam and the Word 2016 Expert 77-726 Creating Documents for Effective Communication Exam. [+]

Online Courses in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom. The MOS Word 2016 Course (Desktop / Office 365)covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Word 2016 77-725 Core Document Creation, Collaboration and Communication Exam and the Word 2016 Expert 77-726 Creating Documents for Effective Communication Exam. Students completing this course will gain a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and will learn how to complete tasks independently. They demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Word 2016 by creating and editing two- to three-page documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Document examples include professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, resumes, and business correspondence. As well as learning the basics of Microsoft Word Students will also learn how to deal with Word’s advanced image manipulation tools, collaboration features, cross-referencing and linking tools, entry forms and data collection, security features, and tools to automate document production. The course Includes: Microsoft Word 2016 – Course Book 1 Students will learn to: Navigate and perform common tasks in Word, such as opening, viewing, editing, saving, and printing documents, and configuring the application. Format text and paragraphs. Perform repetitive operations efficiently using tools such as Find and Replace, Format Painter, and Styles. Enhance lists by sorting, renumbering, and customising list styles. Create and format tables. Insert graphic objects into a document, including symbols, special characters, illustrations, pictures, and clip art. Format the overall appearance of a page through page borders and colours, watermarks, headers and footers, and page... [-]

PC Technology - Level 3 Course

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 100 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The PC Technology - Level 3 Online course is ideal for students who know how to use computers but want to take that next step and learn more about the different components that make up a PC and maybe take their first steps into a career as a PC Technician. The course aims to give the student a good understanding of PC Hardware, the Windows Operating System as well as guidance on maintenance, networking and security issues. [+]

The PC Technology - Level 3 Online course is ideal for students who know how to use computers but want to take that next step and learn more about the different components that make up a PC and maybe take their first steps into a career as a PC Technician. The course aims to give the student a good understanding of PC Hardware, the Windows Operating System as well as guidance on maintenance, networking and security issues. The Course Includes the Following Units:- Unit 1 - Introduction to PC Hardware Unit 2 – PC Hardware Components Unit 3 – Installing PC Hardware Unit 4 – Hardware Diagnostics & Troubleshooting Unit 5 – Supporting Mobile Devices. Unit 6 – Networking Technologies Unit 7: Understanding the Internet Unit 8: The Windows Operating System Unit 9: Maintaining Windows Unit 10: System Security Issues & Controls On successful completion of this course students will receive the PC Master Class Open Awards Level 3 Certificate Award with 8 Open Awards Credits. Prerequisites There are no particular entry requirements although as this is an online course students should be comfortable working on computers. Please Note: This course covers the use of PCs with the Windows Operating System so is not relevant for use on Apple Mac computers unless you have a Windows partition installed. Course Duration & Support Students may register at any time for a fully-supported one-year training licence and will have constant access to a personal tutor via email. As the course is self-study,... [-]

CIW Web Design Specialist Course

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 140 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The CIW Web Design Specialist Course (formerly titled Design Methodology and Technology) teaches you how to design and publish Web sites. [+]

Online Courses in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom. The CIW Web Design Specialist Course (formerly titled Design Methodology and Technology) teaches you how to design and publish Web sites. General topics include Web Site Development Essentials (such as the site development process, customer expectations, and ethical and legal issues in Web development), Web Design Elements (such as aesthetics, the site user's experience, navigation, usability and accessibility), Basic Web Technologies (such as basic Hypertext Markup Language [HTML], Extensible HTML [XHTML] and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, site publishing and maintenance) and Advanced Web Technologies (such as multimedia and plug-in technologies, client-side and server-side technologies, and Web databases). In the home study courses, students will work with popular production tools such as Microsoft Expression Web, and Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. You will study design and development technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript, Java applets, Dynamic HTML, plug-ins, multimedia and databases. You will also explore the extensibility of design tools, incompatibility issues surrounding these tools, and the functionality of current Web browsers. The Official CIW Self Study courses are a convenient learning tool for individuals who do not have the flexibility to attend traditional classroom training. The CIW Web Design Specialist Course includes the following items: 2 Official CIW course books covering the complete CIW Site Design Specialist 1D0-520 syllabus. Additional CIW Exam Study Guide. Convenient online access to official practice exams (Over 660+questions). Over 7 hours of interactive movie clips for the... [-]

CIW Web Foundations Associate Course

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 180 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Distance Learning Centre's CIW Web Foundations Associate Course is one of the most popular vendor-neutral Web education program available. Certified CIW Web Foundations Associates have validated their understanding of important technologies that affect virtually every business. [+]

Distance Learning Centre's CIW Web Foundations Associate Course is one of the most popular vendor-neutral Web education program available. Certified CIW Web Foundations Associates have validated their understanding of important technologies that affect virtually every business. The CIW Web Foundations Associate Course is ideal for beginners who are looking to learn more about web site design & the web design industry. It covers the basics of Web Design, Networking and Business elements to Web Design Industry standards. This Official CIW Self Study courses is a convenient learning tool for people who do not have the flexibility to attend traditional classroom training and covers the very latest version 6 syllabus. The CIW Web Foundations Associate Course includes the following items: CIW course books covering the CIW Foundations 1D0-610 syllabus (Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate). The course books are also available in HTML format as part of your online access. CIW Exam Study Guide. CIW Pre-Assessment (Online). CIW Course Mastery (Online). CIW Movies (Online). CIW Online Exercises (Online). CIW Practice Exams (Online). The home study course candidates have two options for earning this certification: Option 1: Pass one exam (1DO-610) that covers all three foundational disciplines. Option 2: Pass three modular exams, and earn three additional modular certifications. Students may register at any time. The home study course is designed as a self-study course but if you have any problems you can email our support team. The CIW Web Foundations Associate exams must be sat at a... [-]

Webmaster - JavaScript Course

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 200 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The Webmaster - JavaScript Web Design Course has been designed to introduce students to the JavaScript Programming Language (Inc. jQuery and AJAX), which tightly integrates with HTML for designing interactive Websites. The course consists of 10 units, which are designed to gradually build up and strengthen your technical knowledge. [+]

Online Courses in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom. The Webmaster - JavaScript Web Design Course has been designed to introduce students to the JavaScript Programming Language (Inc. jQuery and AJAX), which tightly integrates with HTML for designing interactive Websites. The course consists of 10 units, which are designed to gradually build up and strengthen your technical knowledge. Interactive exercises have been designed to support the student's learning, and multiple-choice quizzes and assignments at the end of each lesson serve to ensure a thorough understanding of the subject area. Students are taken step-by-step through the lessons using innovative, interactive, multi-media computer-based training techniques, supported by highly-trained technical support specialists. The course is self-paced with no time pressure for completion; the student simply studies at home or at work when time permits. As the training programme progresses, the student's JavaScript skills are honed via interesting assignments which involve the creation of a number of dynamic, interactive games such as the Minefield and Connect 4 games, which are both challenging to build and addictive to play. The final assignment consists of the development of a technically demanding ‘Owzat cricket game, where the extensive JavaScript and jQuery skills learned during the course, are brought together to create a stunning application, which you will be rightly proud of. The course consists of the following lessons: Lesson 1 – Getting Started With JavaScript Lesson 2 – JavaScript Event Handlers Lesson 3 – Expanding Your JavaScript Knowledge Lesson 4 – The Document Object Model Lesson 5... [-]

Webmaster - Responsive Web Design Course

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 140 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The Webmaster - Responsive Web Design Course is for students with a pre-existing knowledge of HTML and CSS, and is an ideal follow-on programme for those completing the Webmaster HTML & CSS module for beginners, this course teaches you all you need to know about responsive web design (RWD), and provides you with the know-how to build stunning, responsive websites using the very latest HTML5 and CSS3 technology. [+]

The Webmaster - Responsive Web Design Course is for students with a pre-existing knowledge of HTML and CSS, and is an ideal follow-on programme for those completing the Webmaster HTML & CSS module for beginners, this course teaches you all you need to know about responsive web design (RWD), and provides you with the know-how to build stunning, responsive websites using the very latest HTML5 and CSS3 technology. The burgeoning number of users who access the Internet via smartphones and tablet computers means that modern web designers must build pages that are responsive to the screen size, automatically adjusting the content to suit the user's device. Responsive web design is a methodology which aims at providing an optimal viewing experience – easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling – across a wide range of devices, from computer monitors, through laptops and tablets, to smartphones. A responsive website automatically adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images, and CSS3 media queries. During the course, as well as learning the important responsive web design techniques, you will be introduced to all of the important new HTML5 elements and, via the magic of CSS3, you will apply a range of special effects, including transitions, transformations, and animations. You will marvel at the new HTML5 API's which allow you, for example, to incorporate brilliant drag & drop and geo-location map facilities into your website, as well as the versatile canvas API which allows... [-]

Webmaster - HTML & CSS Course

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 120 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

If you are interested in becoming a Web Designer or simply want to build your own website, or perhaps a website for your company or organisation, then the Webmaster HTML and CSS course for beginner’s is just the course for you. [+]

Online Courses in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom. If you are interested in becoming a Web Designer or simply want to build your own website, or perhaps a website for your company or organisation, then the Webmaster HTML and CSS course for beginner’s is just the course for you. With this course you will receive a thorough introduction to the HTML and CSS development platforms, as well as an introduction to JavaScript, which together form the holy trinity of web design. You will learn how to build a stunning home page with a photo-gallery, an innovative contact form to allow you visitors to contact you, and your own online store, using compelling animation, transition, and transformation techniques to create outstanding web content. The course covers the following topics: (i) Getting started with HTML & CSS; (ii) a comprehensive HTML primer for beginners; (iii) an extensive CSS primer for those new to CSS; (iv) code validation and debugging techniques; (v) an introduction to the basic principles of web design; (vi) incorporating multimedia elements into web pages; (vii) including special effects, such as text shadows, and sensational drop-down menus; (viii) an introduction to the JavaScript scripting language; (ix) an introduction to the powerful HTML5 APIs; and (x) the creation of an online store. The course is in a modern, multimedia, online format, and will be continuously updated as web technology evolves, so it is always up-to-date with the latest developments. Also, on successful completion of the course, the student will receive... [-]

Course in Concurrent Programming in Erlang

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

We combine the theory of concurrent programming with the practice of how that works in Erlang. You’ll get the opportunity to reinforce what you learn through practical exercises and more substantial, optional practical projects. [+]

Concurrent functional programming is increasingly important in providing global-scale applications on the internet. We combine the theory of concurrent programming with the practice of how that works in Erlang. You’ll get the opportunity to reinforce what you learn through practical exercises and more substantial, optional practical projects. Functional programming has been a strength the University of Kent for the last 30 years. Throughout the course, you’ll learn with Simon Thompson – co-author of one of the standard introductions to Erlang, O’Reilly Media’s Erlang Programming. What topics will you cover? Processes and messages in Erlang Message-passing concurrency Designing for robustness Handling errors and dealing with exceptions Testing and fixing concurrency Multicore and distributed Erlang OTP: The Open Telecom Platform What will you achieve? Develop concurrent programs in Erlang using processes and message-passing communication between them Describe the mechanisms underlying message processing in Erlang Explain the life-cycle of an Erlang process and the handling of errors Design and implement robust systems in Erlang Summarise the design principles underlying the Open Telecom Platform (OTP) Who is the course for? This course is designed for anyone with prior experience of functional programming and the Erlang language, who wants to learn more about concurrent programming. You can gain this experience on the University of Kent’s other Erlang course, Functional Programming with Erlang. This course is ideal if you are a developer or computing professional seeking to understand and gain experience with this technology; a computer science undergraduate studying functional programming as part of your degree;... [-]

Course in Nanotechnology for Health: Innovative Designs for Medical Diagnosis

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks May 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the use and implications of nanotechnology in new medical applications Nanotechnology is used to control and manipulate nanometer-sized matter with nanometer precision. [+]

Online Courses in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom. Explore the use and implications of nanotechnology in new medical applications Nanotechnology is used to control and manipulate nanometer-sized matter with nanometer precision. This can be atoms, molecules, or larger biological structures such as DNA or living cells. This online course explores the potential of nanotechnology in medical applications, to create new devices that can be used to diagnose a disease or monitor a medical treatment. What topics will you cover? Introduction to the technology and science of nanotechnology. The relation between nanotechnology and medical applications. The impact and possible consequences of new techniques for ethical questions and societal behaviour. Introduction to the underlying science and technology of nanotechnology developments and of the techniques used to produce devices that use nanotechnology. Nano and breath: Electronic nose; Nano and blood: Lab-on-a-chip; Nano and urine: Cancer detection. Example cases where new technology is not an independent development but arises from societal questions, and in turn also creates new societal and ethical questions. What will you achieve? Describe technology and the science of nanotechnology Investigate the relationship between nanotechnology and the medical application Engage in the underlying science and technology and techniques used to fabricate nano devices Discuss societal and ethical questions that arise from new technological developments in the health domain Who is the course for? This course is designed for anyone with an interest in nanotechnology or medicine. Some of the technical sections of the course require undergraduate-level mathematics and physics, but... [-]

Course in Functional Programming in Erlang

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks February 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Functional programming is increasingly important in providing global-scale applications on the internet. [+]

Functional programming is increasingly important in providing global-scale applications on the internet. We combine the theory of functional programming and the practice of how that works in Erlang. The course will also help you if you are interested in Elixir, based on the same virtual machine as Erlang, and will help you get going with any functional language. Functional programming has been a strength at the University of Kent for the last 30 years. You’ll learn with Simon Thompson – co-author of one of the standard introductions to Erlang, O’Reilly Media’s Erlang Programming. What topics will you cover? Getting started programming in Erlang Programs and functions in Erlang Data structures using lists Tools for Erlang programming Functions as data, and higher-order functions Case studies What will you achieve? Explain why Erlang was developed, how its design was shaped by the context in which it was used, and how Erlang can be used in practice today Reflect on the design of Erlang, in the context of the rationale for its development, and how it is used in practice today Produce programs using the concepts of functional programming, including, in particular, recursion, pattern matching and immutable data Apply knowledge of lists and other Erlang data types in programs Develop higher-order functions using generic patterns Who is the course for? This course is designed for anyone with prior programming experience, who wants to learn more about functional programming and Erlang. You could be a developer or computing professional seeking to understand and gain... [-]

Course in Systems Thinking and Complexity

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course addresses the practical problems that arise in social systems in the context of management and public policy at local, regional and global levels. It is problem-oriented, providing you with both the theoretical understanding and practical tools, to find and implement solutions to organisational and social problems. [+]

Online Courses in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom. This free online course addresses the practical problems that arise in social systems in the context of management and public policy at local, regional and global levels. It is problem-oriented, providing you with both the theoretical understanding and practical tools, to find and implement solutions to organisational and social problems. Use systems thinking to solve complex, real-world problems The course will look at the nature of social, managerial and policy problems, considering a variety of real-world examples: community action; crime and policing; health and social welfare; transportation; smart cities; energy; Europe and Brexit; and mass education for Africa and Latin America. You will discover how a systems thinking approach can be used to understand and help to seek solutions to these problems, and explore the nature of complexity, why systems are complex and how complexity science can help. Apply systems thinking methods and tools to your own area The course will provide you with systems thinking methods and tools, to apply to your own problems and share with other learners in the discussions. By the end of the two weeks, you will be able to: define a system and apply the definition to a variety of social systems; recognise the features of particular systems that make them complex; analyse a system that interests you, to identify problems and formulate it in systems terms; and apply advanced systems thinking to seek solutions to the messy management, business and policy problems you face.... [-]

Course to Learn to Code Electronic Music Tools with Javascript

FutureLearn
Online Part time March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

In this course you will build a range of electronic music tools using the Javascript language and the Web Audio API. You will be shown line by line how to program interactive synthesizers, drum machines and even algorithmic music systems that can generate music automatically. [+]

In this course you will build a range of electronic music tools using the Javascript language and the Web Audio API. You will be shown line by line how to program interactive synthesizers, drum machines and even algorithmic music systems that can generate music automatically. You will also be shown how to develop user interfaces with knobs, sliders and other elements. The music software and user interfaces you make will run in any web browser that supports the Web Audio API, including Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android. At the end of this course, you will be able to: implement sound synthesis using the Web Audio API build a drum machine that can play back drum samples in rhythmic patterns describe the key components of computer music software design user interfaces that allow non-coders to use your electronic music software use algorithmic music techniques to generate music automatically using probability and rules [-]

Course in Data to Insight: an Introduction to Data Analysis

FutureLearn
Online Part time 8 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Organisations around the world are collecting more data than ever. They are talking about big data, data science, business intelligence, analytics, data mining and data visualisation.They want to extract insights from data about their worlds and make predictions to inform their decisions. [+]

Online Courses in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom. Gain useful practical and thinking skills in data analysis efficiently Organisations around the world are collecting more data than ever. They are talking about big data, data science, business intelligence, analytics, data mining and data visualisation.They want to extract insights from data about their worlds and make predictions to inform their decisions. This is an introduction to statistical data analysis and data visualisation for those new to the subject as well as those wanting a fresh perspective. We focus on exploration of data and discovery, the limitations of data, avoiding being misled, and learning to think like a statistician. What will you achieve? Explore fundamental statistical concepts Create visual and numerical representations of data Interpret data analysis outputs Discuss possible interpretations of statistical data Who is the course for? Participants ranging from total beginners to experienced PhD researchers have completed and enjoyed this course. It assumes very little experience with statistical ideas and concepts. You will need to be comfortable thinking in terms of percentages and have a level of familiarity with computers that having learned to do basic things in Microsoft Excel would provide. [-]

Course in Data Mining with Weka

FutureLearn
Online Part time March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Today’s world generates more data than ever before! Being able to turn it into useful information is a key skill. This course introduces you to practical data mining using the Weka workbench. [+]

Learn how to mine your own data Today’s world generates more data than ever before! Being able to turn it into useful information is a key skill. This course introduces you to practical data mining using the Weka workbench. We’ll dispel the mystery that surrounds the subject. We’ll explain the principles of popular algorithms. We’ll show you how to use them in practical applications. You’ll get plenty of experience actually mining data during the course, and afterwards you’ll be well equipped to mine your own. Weka originated at the University of Waikato in NZ, and Ian Witten has authored a leading book on data mining. What topics will you cover? What is data mining? Where can it be applied? How do simple classification algorithms work? What are their strengths and weaknesses? In what ways are real-life classification methods more complex? How should you evaluate a classifier’s performance? What is “overfitting” and how can you combat it? How can ensemble techniques combine the result of different algorithms? What ethical considerations arise when mining data? What will you achieve? Demonstrate use of Weka for key data mining tasks Evaluate the performance of a classifier on new, unseen, instances Explain how data miners can unwittingly overestimate the performance of their system Identify learning methods that are based on different flavors of simplicity Apply many different learning methods to a dataset of your choice Interpret the output produced by classification methods Describe the principles behind many modern machine learning methods Compare the decision boundaries... [-]

Course in Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises: Identifying Threats and Preventing Attacks

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Almost daily we hear about cyber attacks on large organisations, but we rarely hear much about similar attacks on small and medium enterprises. This doesn’t mean that they’re not happening. [+]

Online Courses in Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom. Almost daily we hear about cyber attacks on large organisations, but we rarely hear much about similar attacks on small and medium enterprises. This doesn’t mean that they’re not happening. In this course, you’ll explore some of the common cyber threats facing small and medium enterprises, what a cyber attack means, and what practical tools and strategies you can put in place to prevent them. Investigate a real cyber attack in action We’ll start by looking at the recent Panama Papers leak to find out more about cyber threats, the methods that hackers use, and what the consequences of cyber attacks can be for small and medium enterprises. Explore strategies for protecting your organisation against cyber attacks After viewing a simulation of a cyber attack in action, we’ll then take a look at some of the tools and preventative strategies that you can put in place to protect your organisation. Learn from cyber security experts Deakin University has been providing cyber security education since 2007. Our experts are active researchers and engaged in partnerships with leading industry bodies such as Dimension Data Learning Solutions, which ensures we develop our students’ real-world cyber security knowledge and skills. Take your learning to the next stage This course is a free introduction to a Deakin University postgraduate degree in Cyber security which can be done entirely on FutureLearn What topics will you cover? With more and more businesses operating online, the risks to organisations... [-]