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COM SCI X 414.56
For those with basic database management knowledge, this course introduces important considerations in database application development and various technologies that have made possible database publishing on the Internet.
Format: Online
This course is a project-based exploration of advanced topics in GIS and geospatial technology, with a focus upon spatial modeling, advanced spatial analysis and geoprocessing, spatial data manipulation, and geocomputation.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 417.29A
This course covers general networking, how to implement and access it from the Linux platform specifically, and Manual and automatic IP configurations. TCP/IP networking over Ethernet is the central focus.
COM SCI X 414.65
For those with SQL knowledge, this course covers advanced SQL statements used in inserting, retrieving, and updating a database. Students learn how to use advanced features of SQL commands and other advanced topics.
Format: Online
This course is part of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) Master of Science in Engineering Online (MSOL) program.  It is available only to students pre-approved by HSSEAS. For more information visit
COM SCI X 460.1
This course provides a hands-on introduction to the architecture, deployment, and management of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Format: Remote Instruction | Classroom
COM SCI X 418.735B
This course provides new developers unfamiliar with the C++ language the knowledge and skills to develop C++ applications using the Microsoft .NET platform. This course focuses on C++ program structure, language syntax, and more.
Format: Online
This course introduces the methods, techniques and considerations behind geographic data visualization and Web based mapping. We will explore constructing narratives using maps with Esri's ArcGIS Story Map platform. It focuses upon data science, scientific communication, and the cartographic process, and in particular, considerations surrounding cartographic data visualization strategies.
COM SCI 900.003
The UCLA Extension Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that prepares students with the skills, understanding, and tools they will need to initiate and advance their careers in the cybersecurity industry. 
COM SCI X 420.9
This hands-on course introduces defensive methodology and tools. Building on the remediation strategies for thwarting off active offensive attacks, and introducing core defensive strategies for various environment types.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 420.8
This course provides a hands-on application of common tools used during penetration assessments and of the specialized security tools available. Providing an opportunity to create a custom tool or extension to a known tool.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 420.7
The class will examine relevant policies and regulations along with auditing practices. Topics covered include auditing standards and ethics, privacy, intellectual property, and legal issues in cyberspace.
COM SCI 800.006
Hands-on workshops, meaningful discussions, and interactive problem-solving exercises build cybersecurity competencies and prepare senior business leaders to more effectively analyze risk and manage security issues within their organizations. 
Format: Classroom
COM SCI 800.008
Tailored for CISOs and senior security leaders, this course includes hands-on workshops and exercises that teach the practical application of C-level management principles, while building competencies in relevant areas of knowledge, including risk and privacy, cyber insurance, cyberlaw, post-breach mediation, and crisis communication. 
Format: Classroom
COM SCI 800.005
The course prepares participants to make better underwriting, claims and pricing decisions by accurately analyzing cyber risk coverage for various insurance policies. Senior insurance executives learn to effectively respond to cyber risk exposures from an enterprise risk management perspective.
Format: Classroom
COM SCI 800.007
This course offers unique, immersive learning experiences for in-house and outside counsel that focus on the intersection of law, business, policy, and technology in relation to the cyber world. Participants emerge as legal experts in cyber law, which is essential for the security and accountability for every type of legal practice. 
Format: Classroom
COM SCI X 418.106
This course introduces Pandas, one of the core Python data analysis packages, and uses it as the basis for performing various types of data analysis tasks. Essential data visualization techniques will also be covered. 
Format: Hybrid
COM SCI X 450.00
This course is for students with limited or no prior programming, statistics, and data analytics knowledge. This course is ideal for absolute beginners, business analysts, or non-tech managers who want to acquire a basic working knowledge of data science.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online | Classroom | Hybrid
COM SCI 800.003
This project-based Data Science Practicum provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience working with our industry partners. Each practicum cohort is sponsored by a company or organization.
Format: Classroom
COM SCI 800.004
A unique and focused class to prepare you for high demanding Data Science Analyst level positions. This is a fast-paced class and requires some computer programming experience in any language or knowledge of SAS programming.
COM SCI X 460.100
This elective course provides practical experience in a variety of digital technology job functions with companies or institutions within either the private or public sectors.
Format: Independent Study/Internship
Free informational tutorials designed to introduce students to the various courses offered in the Digital Technology department. 
ENGR X 457.55
Designing and programming embedded systems require careful coordination between hardware and firmware. This course is hands-on with hardware components and with firmware that directly manipulates the hardware.
ENGR X 457.55A
The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to core principles of operating systems. Successful completion of the course and its projects should students the necessary tools to understand the operation of most small commercial real-time operating systems.
COM SCI 800.02
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurial finance for individuals pursuing a startup. The course content is designed to help entrepreneurs understand all aspects of finance that they will have to analyze and manage.
COM SCI X 450.2
Students will learn the iterative process of EDA, data analysis techniques, data exploration, and visualization. The course uses tools such as R Programming for data analysis, and Tableau for data visualization.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
This free information session, conducted entirely online, provides a comprehensive overview of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program, including career insights, sample videos and more.
Format: Online | Information Session
COM SCI 900.001
Designed to provide rigorous, fast-paced, hands-on training in theory and application of full-stack web development. It will provide skills that are required to build and implement dynamic end-to-end web applications.
COM SCI X 420.1
This course combines theoretical security models with practical examples for a comprehensive intro and should benefit auditors, system administrators, or anyone else with a basic understanding of information technology.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
COM SCI X 414.20
This course provides an introduction to computer programming and software development covering C, C#, Java, Visual Basic, and shell scripting. Great for individuals pursuing programming and software development.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
This course introduces the design, development, and management of geospatial databases, including multi-user enterprise geodatabases. In addition to learning about relational database design, students will construct and maintain spatial databases.
COM SCI X 418.104F
This course is a hands-on introduction to writing applications for Android devices, focusing on language syntax and object-oriented concepts. Build Android applications, learn how to create user interfaces, and more.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 418.102AB
Understand HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Together, they provide the foundation on which web pages are built. HTML labels types of information, CSS specifies how that information will look.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 450.3
In this course, you learn all about Hadoop & its framework consisting of tools for distributed storage and data processing, to an open-source framework while addressing distributed storage and large data set processing.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
COM SCI X 420.3
This security course covers physical and logical security over data centers and offices. It defines a management program that protects assets across all levels of tech and core components that support that technology.
Format: Online
ENGR 851.232
This course addresses the the different types, sources, and factors around innovation in today'ss workplace
This intermediate course reinforces and introduces additional key geographic concepts and techniques related to GIS, including coordinate systems, data management, spatial databases, geoprocessing, raster processing and analysis, digitizing and various types of spatial analysis.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 418.104G
Develop Android User Interfaces using Android Fragments, retrieving and handling information from the web in apps, background threading techniques, and more.
This course will provide an introduction to computer science via theory, applications, and programming.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 450.1
This course introduces students to the evolving domain of data science and the foodchain of knowledge domains involved in its application. Students learn a range of challenges and questions that data science helps address.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
This introductory course focuses on fundamental principles and concepts behind the use and application of geographic information systems (GIS). Students will learn how to think spatially, become familiar with information technology, produce maps, communicate effectively using spatial information, and conduct data analysis with GIS.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 419.39
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the PHP scripting language that dynamically controls the presentation of web pages based on user input and data stored on a server.
COM SCI X 414.61
Structured Query Language (SQL) is a standard computer language for accessing and manipulating database systems. For those with little or no experience, this hands-on course covers basic SQL syntax for updating a database.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
COM SCI X 418.85A
This course presents the fundamentals of programming using Java and covers object-oriented programming, constructors, flow control statements, data types, inheritance, data hiding, abstraction, and the Java library.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online | Classroom
COM SCI X 418.100
Java II examines more advanced object-oriented programming; collections and generics; graphical user interface design; threading and asynchronous processing; and files, streams, database usage, and object serialization.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 418.85C
Java Programming III examines Java enterprise applications; Java servlets and Java server pages, session management, Spring framework, Web services; data persistence, hibernate ORM, and security.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 418.88B
The course provides an introduction to recursion, prototype-based inheritance, extension of built-in JavaScript objects, and an approach to data validation that students can use as a model for their own applications.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 450.4
This course focuses on using the language R for machine learning, which is concerned with algorithms that transform information into actionable intelligence.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
COM SCI X 417.96
Learn network communications, from the basics of network topologies, OSI layering, & Ethernet to networking hardware and packet-switching fundamentals. The course focuses on TCP/IP and its plethora of protocols and services.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online | Classroom
COM SCI X 420.5
This course delivers a step-by-step methodology to secure any infrastructure by enhancing defenses to the core components of networks and databases, integrating cyber threat/risk management, defense-in-depth, and more.
Format: Online
COM SCI X 450.8
Get an introduction to the core concepts needed to implement a neural network application in Tensorflow. A final project crystallizes key concepts and familiarizes students with Tensorflow protocols.
COM SCI X 418.107
Numerical computing plays an essential role in data processing. Get an introduction to core numerical methods using Python. The Python package for numerical computing, Numpy, is used for implementing these methods.
Format: Hybrid
COM SCI X 450.7
This hands-on course helps you use predictive analytics for improving business performance using techniques such as data mining, statistics, modeling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Format: Remote Instruction | Online | Classroom
COM SCI X 418.735
This course provides new developers unfamiliar with the C# language the knowledge and skills to develop C# applications using the Microsoft .NET platform. Focusing on C# program structure, language syntax, and more.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
COM SCI X 418.735A
This course covers intermediate-level topics in Microsoft application development, building a complete client-server database application using a Microsoft SQL Server database and a Windows desktop client application.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Hybrid
COM SCI X 418.104B
Python is a high-level, dynamically typed, and portable programming language that excels when the cost of software development outweighs performance considerations.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Hybrid
COM SCI X 414.51
Learn relational database technology, data modeling, SQL, the translation of logical designs to physical storage structures, database integrity, storage and client/server management, and introduction to query optimization.
Format: Online | Classroom
This course is part of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) Master of Science in Engineering Online (MSOL) program.  It is available only to students pre-approved by HSSEAS. For more information visit
COM SCI X 457.55B
This hands-on course provides an introduction to FPGA design using Verilog. Topics include the Verilog language, simulation, test benches, synthesis, implementation, and downloading to the target board.
COM SCI X 418.102A
This course provides a hands-on introduction to using Adobe's Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Animate for creating web content. These programs are the choice of many web professionals and each provides unique capabilities.
Format: Online | Remote Instruction | Classroom
COM SCI X 418.104D
Learn the fundamentals for developing on the iOS platform. Get an overview of the Objective-C language and the details of the UIKit, as well as several frameworks essential for development on iOS platforms.
Format: Remote Instruction | Classroom
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