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Program Overview

There is no question that technology is ever-changing and businesses must adapt to remain viable and productive. With this in mind, the IDCP offers a variety of certificate programs and individual course offerings focusing on cutting edge, emerging technologies including Quantum Computing, Business Analytics, and Running Linux Systems in a z/VM Virtualized Environment.


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Quantum Computing

Quantum computers use a fundamentally different architecture than classical digital computers, to solve certain types of problems which lie beyond the capabilities of conventional systems. In recent years, the first practical quantum computers have been constructed, and while still in their early stages they hold great potential to revolutionize the computational landscape. 

Bob Sutor, Vice President for the IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem at IBM Research, explains the IBM Q Quantum Computer:



Quantum computers could spur the development of new breakthroughs in science, life-saving medicines, algorithms to direct traffic in large cities, and provide unprecedented forms of encryption and data security. This course allows students to get in on the ground level of the quantum computer revolution by learning the fundamentals of these new systems while practicing programming a real quantum computer (the IBM Q System, using the open source language Qiskit).

The Introduction to Quantum Computer Algorithms and Programming course provides a technical overview of the fundamental math and physics underlying quantum computers, including entanglement and superposition.  We discuss the types of problems best suited to quantum computers, and examples of quantum algorithms such as Deutsch-Josza, Simon, Grover, and Shor algorithms as well as quantum teleportation and cryptography.  


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Business Analytics

Whether you are a seasoned professional, recent college graduate, or looking to acquire skills for a career change, the Business Analytics certificate program can provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and hands-on experiences to advance within the growing field of Business Analytics. Taught by seasoned faculty and respected industry representatives, you'll develop and broaden your awareness and ability to implement, analyze, advise, and develop the strategy for a variety of business needs in a wide range of business sectors.


Healthcare business and financial analytics market to hit $50B by 2024

In 2019, North America is expected to account for the largest share of the healthcare analytics market, which is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.  The healthcare business analytics market is forecast to swell from $14 billion this year to $50.5 billion by 2024  Read more...

Global Customer Care Business Analytics Market Top Industrial Overview by Players:- Accenture, Cognizant, Genpact, IBM, TCS

Major Outlook in key Market Segments: Through 2025, Sectors in Sales & Marketing Business Analytics industry will remain largest end-use Market. Shares and Demand for Sales & Marketing Business Analytics industry is unexpected to be high for the next six years. Read more...

How Will Data Science Evolve Over The Next Decade?

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Meeting the demand:

The Institute for Data Center Professionals is pleased to announce the graduate-level certificate preparing students to meet this demand.

Students who complete the Certificate in Business Analytics develop expertise and skills in the areas of Data Management, Decision Making, Statistical Data Analysis, Management Science, Online Analytical Processing, Business Performance Management, Data Mining and Predictive Analytics.

List of courses:
  • Data Management
  • Intro to Data Analysis and Computational Statistics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Prerequisites: Completion of a bachelor degree required, no other prerequisites, however an undergraduate course in Introduction to Statistics is desirable

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Running Linux Systems in a z/VM Virtualized Environment

z/VM is one of the most cost effective platforms for running Linux systems in a virtualized enterprise environment. z/VM provides a centrally managed hosting environment with all the tools needed to define, deploy and operate hundreds of Linux guests natively on the platform with no additional tools. Unlike any other platform, z/VM provides a function rich environment for managing hundreds of Linux guests efficiently from one central location, greatly reducing overall operation costs. 

 In this class, each student will IPL their own instance of a z/VM system, define a Linux guest and network within that system in the z/VM directory and install and run a SLES 15 SP1 Linux guest.

 Topics Covered:

  • The concept of virtualization
  • z/VM Administration
    • Directory Maintenance
    • Storage Administration
    • Network Administration
    • Linux Installation  
  • System Administrative tasks required to administer a healthy z/VM production system running Linux  guests.

 Prerequisite:  A basic understanding of Linux or zSeries hardware is recommended, but not required.



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