OSPE and Lassonde Professional Development partner to bring you new courses!

The Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, blockchain and cryptocurrency are much more than just buzzwords today. These concepts, industries and their associated technologies continue to expand and evolve at an exponential rate, influencing the way we innovate, live and work.

Why should Ontario’s engineers take note of the opportunity for rewarding careers in these spaces?

  • The share of jobs requiring AI has increased by 450% since 2013
  • The three most in-demand skills on Monster.com are machine learning (ML), deep learning and natural language processing (NLP)
  • The blockchain space is predicted to expand by 42.8% every year to 2022
  • The number of blockchain-related LinkedIn job postings more than tripled over the last year
  • Cybersecurity damage related to cybercrime is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021
  • IoT attacks were up 600 percent in 2017
  • Approximately 24,000 malicious mobile apps are blocked every day

What these industries need are professionals who are continually developing their skills and staying up to date with advancement, including new technologies and the impact they have on society.

OSPE has partnered with the Lassonde School of Engineering to ensure that our members are empowered to do just that. OSPE members now have access to four streams of Lassonde Professional Development courses and workshops, at a 10% discount.

Which Lassonde Professional Development technical and innovation courses suit your interests?


Click on the course names below to register for one of Lassonde’s Professional Development courses in AI, blockchain, cybersecurity or innovation management.

Artificial Intelligence Certification Programs
Cybersecurity Certification Programs
Certified A.I. Professional

In this course, participants will get an introduced to AI and the Opportunities Enabled the technology. First, the course will explain the underlying technologies and tools, then we will dig into the applications such as: Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and supply-chain, etc. The second part of the course will focus on how to create innovative products driven by data and algorithms. Finally, we will cover the topic of how to design organization structures and business models to leverage data and algorithms, machine learning, and deep learning.

Certified Cybersecurity Associate

This program will guide the candidates through the basic concepts of Cyber Security. By completing the program, participants will be able to understand the role of Cyber Security in various industries, and what is required to develop the discipline as a profession. In addition, participants will have an overview on industry frameworks.

Certification in Decentralized AI

The future of AI is on the Blockchain. We all need to know how that works. Whether you are an executive trying to explore the opportunities in AI & Blockchain, or you are a professional looking to acquire the skills and certification to become job-ready in such an exciting domain, this course is definitely for you. This course has been designed specifically to address the challenges, opportunities and provide practical solutions frameworks.

Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner

This program will guide the candidates through advance Cyber Security topics, including in-depth knowledge of technical domains such as Architecture, Solution Design, and Threat Modeling. By completing the program, participants will be able to design and implement solutions to deliver on business goals while protecting businesses assets. In addition, the candidates will gain knowledge for speaking to and addressing senior management concerns and articulate requirements for a security program.

Certified Deep Learning Professional-TensorFlow

With our deep learning course, you’ll master deep learning and TensorFlow concepts, learn to implement algorithms, build artificial neural networks and traverse layers of data abstraction to understand the power of data and prepare you for your new role as deep learning scientist.

Certified Cybersecurity Professional

This program will guide the candidates through Cyber Security body of knowledge, including an overview of Strategy, Governance, Management, and Operational concerns. By completing the program, participants will be able to design and implement strategies and how Cyber Security enables and protects businesses assets. In addition, the candidates will gain knowledge for speaking to and addressing senior management concerns and articulate requirements for a security program.

Certified Machine Learning Professional

Learn and adapt through experience to do specific tasks without explicit programming. You will master machine learning concepts and techniques including supervised and unsupervised learning, mathematical and heuristic aspects, hands-on modeling to develop algorithms and prepare you for the role of Machine Learning Engineer.

Application Security Practitioner

This program will guide the candidates through Application Security concepts and principles. By completing this program, participants will be able to understand various aspects of application security, understand the use of various frameworks and methodologies.

Certified Data Designer With Python

This Data Science with Python course will establish your mastery of data science and analytics techniques using Python. With this Python for Data Science Course, you will also explore other languages at a high level just to get the full spectrum of options.

Certified Privacy Associate

This course will guide the candidates through their obligations in handling customer’s personal identifiable information (PII) in the context of existing legislation in Canada. In Canada, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Digital Privacy Act (update to PIPEDA) apply. Also address other global jurisdictions beyond Canada such as the various privacy legislations in the United States of America and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Certified Ethical Hacking Associate

This course will provide the candidates a high-level overview of the ethical hacking tools and methodologies. They will be provided environments to play around in and they their hands at using the tools.

Blockchain Certification Programs
Blockchain Certification Programs (Continued)
Certified Blockchain Professional

This program will guide the candidates through the concepts of Blockchain technology. By completing the program, participants will be able to understand the theoretical underpinnings of varying Blockchain technologies coupled with a current perspectives into industry regulation and standards. In addition, participants will have a deep dive on different framework to assess if Blockchain technology is a good fit to the problem they are trying to solve, review of existing projects and guidance from industry experts on how to write a good white paper.

Master Certification in Blockchain-Developer Track

The program consists of three certification modules, each of which can be taken stand alone or when combined, award the Masters Certificate. (CEDev-Level1 & CFDev are mandatory, CODev & CEDev-level2 are optional).

Certified Mechanism Designer

This program is made for professionals who want to understand and know in-depth how to Design, Architect and Build Blockchain Solutions and Globally Integrated Systems that are outcome-based. The concepts of Blockchain as a Service, Designing public vs private Blockchain networks, Mechanisms’ design including Game Theory, and the applications and challenges of mechanisms designs will be thoroughly covered. By completing the course, applicants will be able to establish and govern minimum standards credentialing professional Blockchain expert as it pertains to enterprise development measures. Participants will also be able to reinforce their Blockchain expertise as a unique and self-regulating profession.

Certified Full Stack Blockchain Developer

Through this program, candidates will get familiar with the fundamentals of the Blockchain architecture, its technology stack in both permissioned and permissionless environments.
Candidates will then get hands on experience on smart contract programming language and front end development. Candidates will be able at the end of the program to develop their end-to-end decentralised application on either Ethereum, hyperledger or both.

Certified Crypto Analyst

This program will provide the participants with a deep understanding of tokenomics, and how to redesign business models using decentralized technologies. It will cover the principle behind the fourth digital transformation, the required business culture switch and the underlying fundamentals brought by the digitization of value; crypto-currencies and tokens. It will also address the convergence of decentralized technologies and artificial intelligence. The participant will be able to help organizations willing to build or transform their business model to remain competitive in the new economy and emerging market. This course is well-suited for experienced or aspiring practitioners with the following background: analysts, strategic consultants, venture capitalists and executives.

WORKSHOP: Blockchain, Smart Contract & Law

This one day program is a ‘forest rather than the trees’ approach to learning about blockchains, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, tokens, settlement systems, litigation and the law. Suitable for any lawyer, entrepreneur, investor or consumer, this program will help delegates recognize and understand common themes and precipitate understanding of the topics under discussion.
With an unparalleled speaker roster, Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law delivers an exemplary experience highlighting the boldest and the best of the industry.

Certified Blockchain Architect

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WORKSHOP: Blockchain Product Design

This one day program is a ‘forest rather than the trees’ approach to learning about blockchains, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, tokens, settlement systems, litigation and the law. Suitable for any lawyer, entrepreneur, investor or consumer, this program will help delegates recognize and understand common themes and precipitate understanding of the topics under discussion.
With an unparalleled speaker roster, Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law delivers an exemplary experience highlighting the boldest and the best of the industry.

 

Master Certification in Blockchain-Business Track

The program consists of three certification programs, each of which can be taken stand alone or when combined, award the Masters Certificate. (CBPro & CMDes Mandatory, CCAnt or CBArc as an option).

Intro to Javascript for Blockchain Developers

This is an intensive Javascript coding session for blockchain professionals, who wish to participate in technical blockchain programs (CEDev & CFDev).

Certified HyperLedger Fabric Developer

This is a hands-on program that will guide the candidates through the concepts of Hyperledger Fabric, while helping them master the back-end programming of this permissioned Blockchain.
By completing the program, participants will be able to build and deploy Hyperledger single and multi-networks; and query the network. Participants will learn how to write chaincodes (smart contracts) and deploy them to a private cloud instance. They will use Hyperledger Fabric tools such as Containers, Docker Images and interact with smart contracts with exposed REST APIs within the Blockchain.

K1-Blockchain For Kids: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Consensus

This one day workshop for kids introduces children to the blockchain technology. Children will learn the functions of blockchain such as consensus, cryptocurrency, double spending, peer-to-peer transactions, decentralization and mining. Children will also investigate, using hands on learning, the social impact of the technology, and develop an understanding of use cases and how it relates to real world experiences.

Certified Ethereum Developer – Level1

This program will guide the candidates through the concepts of an Ethereum Blockchain, while helping them master in Ethereum Programming. By completing the program, participants will be able to code their own smart contracts on the Ethereum network; while also exploring the theory behind Tokens, ICO’s, DAO’s, and many more exciting new industry standard approaches to Blockchain Development.

K2-Blockchain For Kids: Javascript & Smart contracts

Javascript is an open source coding language that is used to create interactive webpages. Javascript is used on the blockchain to build smart contracts. This is an interactive and exciting coding session for children to learn the basics of JavaScript. The topics include functions, variables and loops. Learning Javascript will teach your child programming on the blockchain and the mechanisms of contract automation.

Certified Ethereum Developer – Level2

This is an advanced program which will guide the candidates through the concepts of Blockchain, while helping them gain significant hands on experience of developing on Ethereum alongside learning the latest technologies to develop the front end and apis that construct the major components of any production ready Blockchain Application. By completing the program, participants will be able to understand how to build solidity smart contracts; while also deep diving into how to connect them with other components like APIs and UI and explore the endless opportunities of building Enterprise Blockchain Applications end to end.

Certified EOS Developer

This program will guide the candidates through the concepts of an EOS Blockchain , while helping them master in EOS Programming. By completing the program, participants will be able to code their own smart contracts on the EOS network; while also exploring differnt tools available to build your blockchain application.

Innovation Management Certification Programs
Certification in Design Thinking

Putting you at the heart of the design process to create meaningful innovative products, services, and experiences that delight customers and create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Certification in Innovation & Creativity

Given 75% of our industry operates in the service sector – learning how to stimulate service innovation is critical to keep organizations competitive.

Certification in Technology Commercialization

This course helps technologists understand the complex issues around enhancing the value proposition of novel technologies.

Certification in innovation Culture

Successful innovation happens in organizations that are designed to support, rather than stifle innovation. This course highlights how to build an innovation culture and remove innovation barriers in your organization.

Certification in Service Innovation

Offers a proven immersive experiential process to harness your creative potential and stimulate your creative process and create new products and services.

*Innovation Management is an upcoming Lassonde Professional Development program. Contact lassondepd.ca for more information.

 

Lassonde Professional Development

Want to learn more about these Lassonde Professional Development programs?


On January 24th, OSPE members can attend an open house at the Lassonde Professional Development Centre. See the leading-edge facilities that you’ll be learning in and meet some of the instructors that you’ll be learning from. Plus, participants will receive $100 credit toward the original course fee for any Lassonde Professional Development Educational Program.

Get more information and register for the open house here.

Click here for more information on other professional development opportunities offered through OSPE.

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