The program offers 300 hours of online video learning sessions, live learning sessions, and a series of practical projects in Cloud Computing, Blockchain and IoT.

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Atom Software Engineering Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 21:23

Great Learning, an EdTech company for professional and higher education and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), on Monday announced the launch of the Advanced Certification Program in Software Engineering for IoT, Cloud and Blockchain. This 9-month long online program will be co-developed and co-delivered by top faculty and industry experts from IIT-Madras and Great Learning. The program offers 300 hours of online video learning sessions, live learning sessions, and a series of practical projects in Cloud Computing, Blockchain and IoT.

This program focuses on making current and aspiring software developers job-ready and future-proof by teaching them cutting edge technologies and is designed to bridge the talent shortage faced by the industry in the areas of Cloud computing, Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT). Mercer’s Global Talent Trends Study 2020 highlights that 99% companies are embarking on digital transformation this year and are also reporting significant skill gaps. Moreover, Deloitte’s outlook on the Technology industry for 2020 also states high adoption in the industry by technologies such as Cloud Computing and AI. This program aims to help learners develop the required skills for roles like Software Development Engineers, Software/Technical Architects, Solution Architects, Cloud engineers etc.

Dr. Janakiraman, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras said, “As the world increasingly adopts frontier technologies such as IoT, Cloud Computing and Blockchain, it is important for our software engineers and software professionals to master these technologies. This is important if India has to retain its edge in a software-dominated world. As India’s pioneering institution, we, at IIT Madras are happy to offer this Advanced Software Engineering program in collaboration with Great Learning.”

This Advanced Certification program begins with foundational knowledge of software engineering such as Data Structures, Software Architecture and Algorithm Design, and then dives deeper into IoT data sources, networking, implementation of IoT on the Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Containers & Microservices, Cloud Deployment & DevOps. It will also provide an in-depth understanding of Blockchain fundamentals and creating Blockchain applications.

Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder and CEO, Great Learning said, “We are delighted to collaborate with IIT Madras to offer this program and further our mutual objective of making high quality education more accessible through online programs. This program marks the coming together of India’s top engineering institution and India’s top online professional learning provider and will immensely benefit millions of technology professionals and students in our country. Given the increasing demand for digital skills, upskilling in cutting edge technologies such as Cloud Computing, Block Chain and Internet of Things is the key to staying competitive in today’s job market.”

Upon completion of the program, the participants will be awarded a Program Completion Certificate from IIT Madras.

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