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Tulane SoPA’s IT Program Partnerships

The world of information technology demands highly specialized tech enthusiasts to be equipped with a robust skillset and the latest industry knowledge. At Tulane SoPA, we’re helping our continuing education students advance their expertise and lead rewarding careers in IT through our many academic partnerships.

Tulane SoPA/ASIS Partnership

Tulane University is proud to partner with the ASIS Preferred CPE Provider Program to award pre-approved continuing professional education (CPE) credits for our security/business management-related continuing education offerings.

Partnership Benefits

  • Save time and money: Admitted applicants can transfer 9 credit hours, a savings of over $9,000.
  • Accelerate your career: SoPA's program faculty are either currently active in or have extensive backgrounds in private and corporate security, along with agencies such as FEMA, the FBI, the CIA, the US State Department, and the US Military.
  • Flexibility to earn your IT master’s degree from anywhere: Our programs are designed with your work schedule and busy home life in mind. Courses are 100% online and combine synchronous and asynchronous elements.

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CPE Accepted Certificates

In order to assist ASIS-certified security professionals in earning recertification CPEs while simultaneously earning graduate-level academic course credits (and an academic graduate certificate), we offer the following security/emergency management/cybersecurity certificates:

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FAQs About Our CPE Accepted Certificates and Courses

When do courses start?

Courses are offered in traditional semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) based on the Tulane academic calendar.

Will I attend class at a regular time in a live section or complete the work on my own schedule?

Courses may be offered synchronously (students log in and meet via Zoom weekly at a designated day/time) or asynchronously with a synchronous component (students work in the learning management system at convenient times but meet online via Zoom three or so times during the semester at a given day/time).

What technology will I need?

Students are required to have a laptop/tablet/desktop that:

  • Is capable of running a modern browser
  • Is equipped with a camera and microphone
  • Has internet access

What financial investment is required?

Tulane offers a high-quality education at an affordable price. Tuition rates and a tuition calculator can be found here. Additionally, you may qualify for a discount or financial aid.

Does Tulane offer other courses that could help advance my career?

Tulane University offers many IT master’s degrees and certificates — note that only the above-listed certificates are authorized for CPE credits. For course descriptions that can help you achieve your professional goals, please visit our online course catalog:

Why should I attend Tulane University?

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement, or SoPA, offers you a potentially life-changing opportunity to further develop your professional skills and position yourself for career advancement. Tulane has a long history of educating working adults; SoPA is the most current evolution of that long-term commitment. SoPA offers applied learning programs that incorporate both industry-relevant knowledge and a grounding in the liberal arts. Tulane University's programs and courses are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

 

Tulane SoPA/AWS Academy Partnership

 

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AWS experts, along with Tulane faculty, develop and maintain course curriculum, specifically for the Tulane AWS Academy course curriculum, that keeps pace with cloud innovation. All Tulane faculty members teaching AWS Academy courses have earned an AWS Certification and are proficient in AWS technology. Through lectures, hands-on labs, group discussions, individual projects, and knowledge checks, you’ll gain a real-world understanding of AWS Cloud practices throughout the course of your studies.

The AWS Academy program gives you access to the AWS Cloud skills and knowledge you need to hit the ground running after graduation. When you graduate, you’ll have mastered skills that open doors to professional opportunities.

Forbes magazine has ranked AWS Certification as one of the top 15 most valuable IT certifications. AWS Academy courses are aligned with AWS Certifications, which means that the things you learn are directly related to the industry-recognized validation measure. You can pursue AWS Certifications to validate and showcase your AWS Cloud skills. As a Tulane IT Program AWS Academy student, you’ll receive one free practice exam and a 50% discount off your AWS Certification Exam.

Top Benefits to Students

  • It doesn’t cost anything extra. Since the AWS Academy curriculum is embedded into your coursework, you only pay your normal tuition rate.
  • You can earn more money in your future career. The average salary of an AWS Certified IT employee is 29% higher than non-certified staff.
  • Flexibility to earn your master’s in information technology from anywhere: Our programs are designed with your work schedule and busy home life in mind. Courses are 100% online and combine synchronous and asynchronous elements.

 

Tulane SoPA/Computing Technology Industry Association Partnership

 

The Tulane University SoPA Information Technology Programs Department has partnered with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a non-profit trade association and the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world, with more than 2,000,000 IT certifications issued worldwide.

Through this partnership, students who have successfully completed related courses are eligible to take CompTIA professional certification exams at highly discounted prices. In doing so, students will not only receive a top-tier academic degree but also gain the opportunity to achieve targeted professional certifications from the world’s leading (non-vendor) certification organization.


“I wanted to let you know that I did take and pass the certification exam and that your class and teaching/various tips offered throughout the semester were very helpful in me passing the test. The strategies you discussed during our lectures were immensely helpful… Since you broke down how the COMPTIA graded the test, I really focused on doing my best on the multiple choice section which is what I believed allowed me to pass… Once again, thank you for much for your time and guidance throughout the class. I was concerned about taking the certification test because I had no practical work experience and I credit your class for providing me the necessary tools to pass.”
    —Tulane University Info Tech Student Andrew de Alminana

 

Top Benefits to Students:

  • Receive heavily discounted certification opportunities.
  • Relate certification topics to academic knowledge as you learn.
  • Tulane handles the certification voucher process and delivers it directly to the student as part of your course.
  • Earn a top-tier academic degree, as well as related professional certifications in IT domains heavily sought after by industry employers (cybersecurity, cloud & virtualization, project/program/product management, server/network).
  • Flexibility to earn your online master’s in IT from anywhere: Our programs are designed with your work schedule and busy home life in mind. Courses are 100% online and combine synchronous and asynchronous elements.

 

CompTIA Professional Certificate Opportunities Available for Students* Include:

  • Security+
  • Cloud+
  • Network+
  • Server+
  • Project+

*available only to Tulane degree program students (undergraduate/graduate) upon completion of a related Tulane SoPA IT academic course.

 

Tulane SoPA/ServiceNow Partnership

ServiceNow

ServiceNow is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider, offering IT service management tools to the IT operations of large corporations.

ServiceNow experts, along with Tulane faculty, develop and maintain a course curriculum that keeps pace with PaaS innovation. All Tulane faculty members teaching our IT Service Management curriculum courses have earned ServiceNow Certification and are highly proficient in this technology. Through lectures, hands-on labs, group discussions, individual projects, and knowledge checks, you’ll gain a real-world understanding of IT Service Management practices throughout the course of your studies and will be career-ready after graduation. As a Tulane IT Program student, you’ll be able to earn two ServiceNow certifications during your IT Service Management course.

Read the course announcement here.

Top Benefits to Students

  • It doesn’t cost anything extra: Since the ServiceNow curriculum is embedded into your coursework, you only pay your normal tuition rate.
  • Accelerate your career by learning a highly in-demand skillset.
  • Flexibility to earn your degree from anywhere: Our programs are designed with your work schedule and busy home life in mind. Courses are 100% online and combine synchronous and asynchronous elements.
  • ServiceNow is a cutting-edge platform used by +80% of the Fortune 500 with a 99% renewal rate.
  • ServiceNow has 6,900 unique customers and over 1,300 unique partners, all with ServiceNow-related roles.
  • A free industry-recognized certification exam voucher is available as part of the course.

 

Tulane SoPA/EC-Council Academia Partnership

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The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a Cybersecurity certification body and technology organization offering certifications and education resources to professionals, organizations, institutions, governments, and ministries across the world.

EC-Council Academia, a division under EC-Council, has partnered with Tulane SoPA to offer discounted EC-Council certification courses such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Official EC-Council certification resources, lab technologies, exam vouchers, and more will be offered at significant discounts for students and faculty. EC-Council certifications are highly valued in both the public and private sector and carry accreditations by the US Department of Defense (DoD), the American Council on Education (ACE), CREST, ARMY CA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and more. EC-Council has certified over 250,000 industry professionals.

Top Benefits to Students

  • EC-Council is the owner and creator of the globally recognized Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification program, coining the phrase “Ethical Hacking” in today’s industry.
  • Students receive automatic Exam Eligibility when purchasing any full Academia Series course.
  • Earn highly recognized, accredited, and technical Cybersecurity certifications at affordable rates.
  • Obtain credentials recognized by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and another military branch Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) programs.
  • Receive complimentary tickets to Hacker Halted events and Global CyberLympics competitions.
  • Enjoy discounts on EC-Council technologies such as CyberQ, CodeRed, Break-The-Code, or select workshops.