Technology can be a very beneficial tool to use, especially for individuals who own a small business. It can make for more effective communication, efficient stock management and ordering systems as well as more effective marketing and promotion opportunities. Staying current with technology can prevent your employees’ skills from becoming stale. Encouraging employees to keep their tech skills fresh and up to date will not only benefit them but the business as well. In the long run it can also save your business money from using the most up-to-date devices and software.
The newest and best technology appears to come at a rapid pace. Ashton College specializes in Continuous Learning and understands that the world is constantly changing with new and more modern technological resources. That is why the college offers fast-track courses in technology to help small business stay up to date with the latest technology.
Some of the courses we offer include AWS Certified Security, Microsoft Azure Certification Advanced, Python Fundamentals and Python Advanced.
Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing areas in the tech sector and organizations need individuals with cloud skills to help create and maintain their cloud infrastructures. AWS Certified Security Training helps you to build up your cloud skills and work towards earning an Amazon certification, so you can get more out of the cloud and your career. Certifications are highly valued in IT with 91% of employers believing them to be an important part of the hiring process and a key indicator of a successful employee.
This course will focus on the security and monitoring of Amazon Web Services and prepare for AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification. The course will discuss attack vectors and defense methods through exploring AWS built-in services and settings from identity management to network security, monitoring, and content delivery (CDN) components.
Microsoft Azure is one of the most popular cloud computing services and many businesses need certified Azure professionals to maintain their cloud infrastructures. Our Azure Certification Advanced course will help you learn the skills you need to work as a cloud computing professional specializing in Microsoft Azure. This course builds on the foundational knowledge taught in the Microsoft Azure Certification Basics course and goes in-depth on Microsoft Azure administrative and security features and functions. The course will help prepare students for the following Microsoft certifications: Azure Administrator Associate and Azure Security Engineer Associate.
Python is a versatile and accessible language, making it a valuable language to learn, and a great starting point for newcomers to programming. The uses for Python vary from web apps and development to data science, machine learning, and other projects.
This course is designed as an introduction to Python for beginners and will allow programming newcomers to discover the core principles, concepts and various uses of Python. Students will become familiar with Python through discussion of programming theory, as well as through practical assignments, in which students will learn how to run and write basic Python scripts that include built-in functions and variables.
The Python Advanced course is designed to help students with prior knowledge and experience in Python take their skills to the next level. Students will learn more complex Python concepts and push the limits of their abilities through practical exercises and assignments using Python 3. By building on fundamental Python principles, students will learn to confidently experiment with the scripts they write and to produce exciting, functional results. The Python certification also teaches students how to use applications that interact with Python, such as the Jupyter Notebook system.
Learning new technology is always a benefit, especially for small business owners. It is never too late to learn something new or freshen up on the current skills you already have.