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Certificate in Data Science for Financial Analysis

This course introduces learners to the use of tools for acquiring, cleaning, analyzing, exploring, and visualizing data; making data-driven inferences and decisions; and effectively communicating results for more reliable financial decisions. A major component of this course will be learning how to use python-based programming tools to apply these methods to real-life datasets

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Fees

GHS 3,000

Start Date

23 April 2022

Duration

5 Weeks

(4 Hours per week)

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain clearly the data science process
  • Collect quality data, clean and correctly analyze data
  • Identify the right data visualization tools to use for each data type
  • Build robust predictive models to make data-driven decisions
  • Effectively communicate results from models

Course Contents

  • Introduction to programming with python
  • What is Data Science, the toolbox for data science, getting started with Anaconda
  • Data Cleaning and Wrangling
  • Data Visualization
  • Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Final/Capstone Project

Programme Instructors

Dr. Pius Gadosey

Computer Science Department, Lancaster University Ghana

Fredrick Boafo

Computer Science Department, Lancaster University Ghana

Certificate in Ethical Hacking Essentials (CEHE)

With the ever-expanding cyberspace and the exponentially increasing usage of computer systems by organizations, security risks and breaches have become the major concern. Malicious hackers always find new ways to break into systems and perform extremely damaging criminal activities. Protection of critical IT systems from cybersecurity threats and harmful hackers require equally skilled professional hackers. Ethical hackers are the IT security experts who hack the systems they have permission to. Employed by various companies, ethical hackers can perform penetration testing, identify vulnerabilities, provide analysis of systems security and can recommend countermeasures to improve the security. Also, ethical hackers are employed by government agencies to identify and locate potential threats to national security.

Fees

GHS 3,500

Start Date

23 April 2022

Duration

5 Weeks

(4 Hours per week)

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the major cybersecurity threats and attacks on IT systems
  • Acquire the practical knowledge of vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Apply the tools and techniques used for hacking
  • Conduct penetration testing and recommend countermeasures to security attacks

Course Contents

  • Setting-up a hacking lab
  • Linux basics
  • Network Hacking
  • Hacking remote computers
  • Post exploitation
  • Website / web application hacking
  • Detection and Security

Programme Instructor

Dr. Govindha R Yeluripati

Computer Science Department, Lancaster University Ghana

Certificate in IT Law

The objective of this programme would be to increase knowledge and awareness of recent initiatives in IT Law generally and Cyber Crime more specifically in Ghana and internationally. Thus, in addition to modules on Ghana’s Data Protection and Electronic Transactions Act, there will be modules which will focus on international and domestic legal and regulatory responses to Ghana’s digital spaces and intellectual property law.

Fees

GHS 3,500

Start Date

23 April 2022

Duration

5 Weeks

(4 Hours per week)

Course Outcomes

  • To introduce technology legal concepts to IT professionals
  • To increase the capacity of non-lawyers to respond to tech related legal issues

Course Contents

  • Ghana’s legal system – a basic introduction
  • Torts and the Internet
  • Cybercrime
  • Regulating the digital space in Ghana
  • An introduction to intellectual property law

Programme Instructor

Victor Brobbey

HOD at the Department of Law, Lancaster University Ghana

Certificate in Website Development without programming

The purpose of the course is to equip the students with the skills and knowledge needed for the development of website without coding. The development of the website will be focused on using the most popular and secured content management systems (WordPress and Joomla). The first part of the course will focus on the use of WordPress and the second part on Joomla.

Fees

GHS 3,000

Start Date

23 April 2022

Duration

5 Weeks

(4 Hours per week)

Course Outcomes

  • Use WordPress and Joomla for website development
  • Troubleshoot and solve common errors that arrives in the development of website
  • Use third-party plugin and extensions to enhance website development

Course Contents

  • Joomla Planning & Installations
  • WordPress Basics
  • Exploring the Joomla Dashboard
  • Content & Content Editing
  • Fields and Menus
  • Components, Modules and Plugins
  • Extensions and Templates
  • Site Management

Programme Instructor

Charles Adjetey

Computer Science Department, Lancaster University Ghana

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