Extended Business IT Certificates
Columbus State is offering its Data Analytics and Cybersecurity IT Certificate programs for individual enrollment, based on demand. If you have an interest in participating, please click the "Request Information" button.
Data Analytics Certificate
Step 1: Register for Readiness Evaluation
Individuals do not need to have IT experience, but we require that all individuals take an online readiness evaluation to determine if registration is recommended. The readiness evaluation has no cost.
Readiness Evaluation Registration Dates: TBD
Step 2: Take the Readiness Evaluation
Within two business days of registering for the Readiness Evaluation, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access Blackboard. The evaluation is timed. Once you start the evaluation, you will not be able to exit and re-enter.
Based on your score, we may suggest some alternate options to build your skill level before starting the program. You MUST complete the Readiness Evaluation before you are able to register for classes.
Step 3: Register for Your Class
Within two business days of completing the Readiness Evaluation, you will receive an email with further instructions about your next steps, including information about registering for the IT Certificate program and important dates.
Receiving a recommendation to build your skill level does not preclude anyone from registering for courses and starting the IT Certificate program. That option is available to anyone who completes the Readiness Evaluation.
Note that all certificate program participants must have a laptop to access and complete coursework.
Recommended Minimum Hardware Specs
1.9 GHz or faster processor
8 GB Disk Space Available
8 GB RAM
Operating system: Windows 7 or higher, macOS 10.10+
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.