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Web Changing Rapidly; New NJIT Certificate Enables Professionals To Stay Ahead

Tim Kellers, long-time NJIT instructor, will teach a new certificate course called WebMASTER TNG.

The World Wide Web is changing and if you’re a web architect, system administrator, content management system specialist or user interface designer, you may need to keep pace along with these changes.  NJIT’s newest professional development WebMASTER TNG Certificate, starting Jan. 23, 2013, may be just the ticket.  The 8-week online class will offer the skills and knowledge to enable you to become or stay on top of your field.

While the web offers many learning resources and tutorials, this certificate program offers far more, including an experienced instructor, the latest in web development, a curated experience, plus a credential from a top notch tech university.  To learn more about fees, registration and the class, please visit http://adultlearner.njit.edu/programs/noncredit/webmaster.php.  For more information, contact training@njit.edu, 800-624-9850.

Since the publishing of the HTML5 standard in early 2008, the hypertext language has expanded beyond the limits of web browsers.  Core functions were built into HTML5, like the ability to use offline storage and drag and drop techniques for moving data.  Extensions to that core group allow for the inclusion of associated technologies such as Canvas, Geolocation, CSS3 and more.

Now there are more changes coming to the design and implementation of database-strategies and web-based publishing.  The new HTML5 standard will present web pages, display multimedia, promote on-and-offline data storage –plus more associated features.

“There is no question that this kind of technological sea change will demand new IT strategies,” said Tim Kellers, a long-time NJIT instructor, who will teach this course.  “People will need specialized skills to implement those strategies and that’s where we come in.  We can help.”

In the early 1980's, when personal computers started appearing in homes and offices, a fundamental requirement for creating software programs was a solid foundation in a computer programming language.  “Common programming languages like assembly and C were the required tools to create games, word processors, utility programs, and others.  Thanks to these early languages, we now have today a myriad of computer software types,” said Kellers.

But as personal computer use proliferated in the 1990's, new information paths emerged.  The invention of the hyper-text transfer protocol grew into the foundation of the World Wide Web.  The world-wide linking of related information by a computer language changed the landscape for the personal computer, broadened its already expansive horizons and launched the web-browser into the realm of the computer operating system.

“Expect now to see the full implementation of the HTML5 standard sweep across the mobile landscape.  It will bring a billion new users to the mobile web,” Kellers said.   “Using lightweight, scalable databases such as SQLite and robust deployment platforms such as Nginx and Apache will result in a dynamic online environment.  This new environment can interact with the ebb and flow of user data without requiring changes to the underlying programming code.  We are traveling a brave new World Wide Web and by taking this course, rest assured, you will be traveling first class.”

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.