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Applications Programmer

Advance your Cornell career in applications programming. Many resources to gain technical skills are free to Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

This article applies to: IT Career Resources by Job Family

The Applications Programmer job profiles can be reviewed on the Cornell Career Navigator site -- look in the Information Technology job family.

Top Ten Technical Skills

The typical Applications Programmer job title at Cornell can include any number or type of applications based on what that unit or department needs. IT directors across campus have identified the following top ten technical skills necessary—for now and for a future career—in application programming:

  1. Drupal
  2. JavaScript
  3. Docker
  4. PHP and Ruby on Rails (tied)
  5. Cloud computing
  6. Python
  7. AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  8. MySQL
  9. NodeJS
  10. GIT

Courses, Books, and Videos on Skillsoft

Courses, books, and videos on Skillsoft are free to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students.

Courses on

Courses and videos on are free to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students.


Industry Certifications

A rigorous security understanding is the difference between writing good software and writing safe software. Cornell IT managers and IT staff recommend these certifications to advance your IT career.

GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
 - Skillsoft books and study materials for the GWAPT certification

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
 - Skillsoft courses and test prep for CISSP

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certification

Physical Security Professional (PSP)

Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM)

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Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:40pm

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