Now Enrolling: Design and Cloud Management Professional Certification Bootcamps

The University of Cincinnati School of Information Technology (SoIT) is now enrolling for three self-paced online bootcamps for individuals seeking to upskill and expand their toolbox in the world of design and cloud data management. These three bootcamps are designed for adult learners who wish to acquire skills over a four-week period with an opportunity to test their knowledge via sitting for the credentialing exam, for which they will be reimbursed. Registration deadline is May 3, 2024.

Industry-recognized credentialing (badging) is a great way for employers to surmise a potential candidate’s skillsets and ability to perform at a high level. Employees are certified by the sponsoring organization (Microsoft, Adobe, etc.).  

Register and learn more about the bootcamps on the SoIT Workforce Development page: Workforce Development | University of Cincinnati (uc.edu) .

Adobe Illustrator Certified Professional Bootcamp

Requirement: Must have access to Adobe Creative Cloud account

Session Dates: May 13 – June 9, 2024

Adobe Certified Professional is an industry-recognized certification that validates foundational knowledge and skills for digital media and IT careers.

An industry-leading graphic design tool that lets you design anything you can imagine, Adobe Illustrator enables designers and artists to create everything from logos and icons to graphics and illustrations – and customize it with professional-level accuracy, as well as quick tools such as Repeat for Patterns or Global Edits. Being a vector-based graphics software, you can use what you create with Illustrator in any size, digital or print.

This class will build on the student’s previous knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

The course is self-paced with instructor support. Weekly office hours are available.

Adobe Photoshop Certified Professional Bootcamp

Requirement: Must have access to Adobe Creative Cloud account

Session Dates: May 13 – June 9, 2024

Students prepare for the Adobe Photoshop Certified Professional exam via this four-week, asynchronous, online bootcamp. Emphasis is placed on this raster-based photo editing application, its terminologies and how they influence visual aesthetics. Project work creating and editing images for the web and print, and client interaction.

As with Illustrator, this class will build on student’s previous knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

MS DevOps Engineer Expert

Session Dates: May 13 – June 10, 2024

DevOps Engineers are developers or infrastructure administrators who also have subject matter expertise in working with people, processes, and products to enable continuous delivery of value in organizations.

Responsibilities for this role include designing and implementing strategies for collaboration, code, infrastructure, source control, security, compliance, continuous integration, testing, delivery, monitoring, and feedback. DevOps Engineers work on cross-functional teams that include developers, site reliability engineers, and Azure administrators.

This bootcamp helps prepare students for the Microsoft AZ-400 exam.

To earn the full MS DevOps Engineer Expert designation via Microsoft, students will have to have successfully obtained their Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104 exam) or Azure Developer Associate (AZ-204) prerequisite credential.

Designing Your Company’s IT Solutions for the Present and the Future

Partnering with SoIT is an innovative approach using UC’s faculty to upskill your workforce for the challenges of today while anticipating the needs and trends of tomorrow. Our bootcamp model has been used to upskill employees via online, hybrid and in-person instruction, depending on the needs of the employer, while maintaining the highest quality learning experience. Key features of the bootcamp model are:

  • Instruction from University professors
  • Hands-on labs so employees are job ready
  • At your own pace with instructor support as needed
  • Innovative labs using cutting edge technology   

Additionally, the University of Cincinnati is an approved provider of tech training eligible for the Ohio TechCred. Employers approved for this funding will be reimbursed for the bootcamp’s cost. You can learn more about the program at TechCred | Ohio.gov.


Dyllon Dekok – Assistant Professor Educator, Workforce Development Faculty Coordinator (dekokdj@ucmail.uc.edu)

William Allen – Workforce Development Program Manager-School of Information Technology (allenw2@ucmail.uc.edu)