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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

Instructor led training offered by IT Training

Check the Current IT Training page for instructor led training offered by IT Training. Our courses are open to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students unless specifically noted.

Courses, Books, and Videos on Skillsoft

Courses, books, and videos on Skillsoft are free to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students. Once logged in, type any of the topics below into the search box on the top navigation bar, then use the tabs to narrow down your selection by course, book, video, or resource.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • Docker
  • CSS
  • Drupal
  • GIT
  • JavaScript
  • JSON
  • MySQL
  • Node.JS
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • SPARQL

Courses on LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content

Courses and videos on LinkedIn Learning are free to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students. Once logged in, type any of the topics below into the search box on the top navigation bar, then use the filters on the left to narrow down your selection by course, video, or learning path.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • CSS: Core Concepts
  • Docker
  • Drupal
  • GIT
  • JavaScript
  • JSON
  • MySQL
  • NodeJS
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby on Rails

Books

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)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certification

Physical Security Professional (PSP)

Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM)

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Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:29pm

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