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Certificate & Six Sigma Programs Online

Today’s competitive workplace requires more than casual knowledge to succeed. True leaders must demonstrate mastery of their profession and an ongoing commitment to career development. Recession-proof yourself and get the skills you need with Villanova University’s comprehensive and convenient online certificate programs.

The demand on governments to increase efficiency, improve quality, manage projects and contracts, and follow enhanced IT security protocols has never been higher. To address these issues, governments are calling for more targeted training initiatives to drive a higher benchmark of knowledge and competence from their employees.

Whether you’re currently working for the government or aspire to, you can get the skills you need to distinguish yourself from the crowd. Villanova University offers the most sought-after master certificates for today’s government employees and agencies.

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Project Management:- Villanova offers courses for those new to the field and practicing professionals, including several individual certificates, Master Certificates and Advanced Master Certificates in project management.

Project management is one of the business world’s most in-demand skill sets. It’s also among the fastest growing professional disciplines in North America. That’s because even the smallest project can benefit from project management processes such as planning, time and cost management, scope management, human resource management and communications management.

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Six Sigma:- As an improvement methodology that reduces product or service failure rates to near perfection, Six Sigma utilizes a disciplined, data-driven approach. Six Sigma practitioners use data to monitor, control, and improve operational performance by eliminating and preventing defects in products and associated processes, including management, service delivery, design, production and customer satisfaction. Lean Six Sigma helps you eliminate not only product defects, but six other forms of waste.

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Contract Management:- In today's increasingly competitive and fast-paced business environment, contract management plays a vital role in every organization. It's a critical discipline employed by both buyers and sellers who must manage customer and supplier expectations and relationships, control risk and cost, and contribute to organizational profitability and success. Villanova's contract management master certificates prepare you for industry certification, which can boost your income by 16 percent!

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Information Systems Security:- The protection of information systems is becoming increasingly complex, and demand for new and improved services in both the public and private sectors is intense. As enterprises re-invent their infrastructure to meet the demand, cyber-security threats pose a real danger.

Based around current methods and experienced experts, this program addresses topics necessary to protecting critical government and private industry information systems in today’s highly vulnerable security environment. The program provides information assurance training, and prepares professionals to earn certifications including CompTIA Security+™ (2008 Edition), CISSP®, SSCP®, and CAP®. The government track supports CNSS National Standards 4011 and 4012, dealing with intelligence activities, military command and control and other vital issues impacting national security.

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Business Analysis:- Mounting pressure to improve business performance has driven professionals to understand all aspects of their company's operations. Now more than ever, it is essential to have an effective information system in place in order to ensure timely delivery of cost-effective products. Villanova University's online Business Analysis certificate program helps professionals determine business requirements that drive IT-related projects. Prepare for CBAP® certification testing.

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Software Testing:- Villanova University’s Software Testing program helps IT professionals, or those who want to transition into the software testing part of the IT field, become highly productive and effective testing professionals, managers and leaders. By earning your master certificate and later becoming an ISTQB® Certified Tester (CTFL), you will distinguish yourself as someone who knows how to apply sound software testing techniques and principles to reduce defects, improve quality and enhance business success.

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