Here are some of the top Indianapolis schools offering training, including ONLC Training Centers (88 courses), Certstaffix Training (68 courses), and Eleven Fifty Academy (9 courses).
Project Management Academy offers PMP Exam training, agile training, and other courses in project management, agile management, business analysis, quality management, and IT management. Project Management Academy provides students with online and live courses with a focus on an instructor-led teaching style.
Acquire the skills and confidence you need to pass the PMP exam in this four-day Project Manager Professional certification bootcamp. In addition to instruction from a top professional, students work with a number of study aids, including a 200-question simulated exam, 2,000 practice questions, and various study guides. This bootcamp also serves as 35 hours of PMI CE.
Prepare for CAPM certification with this four-day bootcamp. Unlike the PMP exam, the Certified Associate in Project Management does not have a work experience requirement. Students who complete this bootcamp are fully qualified to sit for, and pass, this exam and demonstrate their skills. Participants work with a number of study aids, including a simulated exam, 2,000 practice questions, post-class tutorials, and various training aids. If you are already CAPM certified, this bootcamp fulfils part of PMI’s CE requirement.
ONLC has over 300 training sites and offers courses and certificates in many areas including desktop applications like Adobe, Microsoft Technical like Visual Studio, Server and Security, and Process and Programming like Java and Web Development.
Adobe CC Graphic Design Bootcamp is a 5-day course that allows students to master the core skills needed to work in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. The curriculum is designed for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of Creative Cloud and how to utilize the Creative Cloud panel to later excel with more advanced content.
This introductory Photoshop course is meant to get students comfortable in the Photoshop interface while exercising new core skills in the process. Students can further their journey in mastering Photoshop by being introduced to selection tools, layering, and how to edit masks and channels. This course can help anyone strengthen their core skills and learn retouching, resolution, cropping, and adjusting color and tone.
This 2-day advanced Photoshop course is an builds off the beginner course and has students learning real-world 'tips and tricks.' Students will dive into more advanced concepts inspired by the Level 1 course to continue to build up their Photoshop skills.
This 2-day beginner class in Adobe Illustrator kicks off the course by thoroughly reviewing the illustrator interface and then merging into teaching new skills that can be found behind more complex drawings. Students will discover the skills behind using tools, panels, customizing and saving workspaces, setting up and saving document presets, using multiple artboards, and navigating the different elements when creating illustrations. The lessons are created to teach you the basics behind Adobe Illustrator and prepare you for more advanced content.
Eleven Fifty Academy is a non-profit school in Indiana dedicated to making tech education available to anyone. The school provides courses, workshops, and sessions for those with no experience at all or seasoned professionals looking to add to their arsenal of skills.
Using HTML and CSS to develop web pages, students also incorporate skills with Microsoft .NET technology into their projects. Additionally, architectural patterns like model-view-controller (MVC) and Representational State Transfer (REST) are taught, and students learn modern frameworks, libraries, and the integration of third-party application programming interfaces (APIs).
This part-time software development class shows how to use HTML and CSS to develop web pages and incorporate skills with Microsoft .NET technology into projects. Additionally, architectural patterns like model-view-controller (MVC) and Representational State Transfer (REST) are taught, and students learn modern frameworks, libraries, and the integration of third-party application programming interfaces (APIs).
Butler University offers part-time data analytics and web development courses at Butler University’s Indianapolis campus. The bootcamps are offered through the Butler Executive Education in partnership with Trilogy Education Services.
Certstaffix offers live online classes and group training onsite for corporate entities all over the U.S. They provide courses in End-user/Desktop, IT Pro Skills, Online Marketing, Business Skills, and Programming/Development.
This course provides an introduction to Quickbooks Basic Edition. This program uses live, online, instructor-led workshops so that students can learn from anywhere. In 1 day, students will learn how to use Quickbooks for processing payments, setting up inventory, working with lists, sending invoices, and managing bank accounts. Students will benefit from collaboration with other students in the online lab environment.
This course is an introduction to QuickBooks Online that will teach you how to use it properly from day one. In this 1-day, live, online workshop, students will learn how to use many of the tools available on QuickBooks Online. They will learn about how to set up a company, work with lists, manage bank accounts. Students will also know how to manage customers and vendors using QuickBook tools.
In this advanced QuickBooks course, students will learn how to use the Desktop Edition’s advanced toolset. This 1-day program teaches students how to handle estimating, time tracking, job costing, online banking, transactions, and much more. Students will know how to develop graphs and reports and maintain accurate company files. This program uses live instructors to teach QuickBooks in an online lab environment.
Prerequisite: Basic Quickbook skills
This course teaches basic SQL Querying in 2-days. Students learn online, attending live training provided by professional instructors. The course explores database concepts such as grouping and summarizing data, joining tables, and clauses. Working in the online lab environment, students will get hands-on experience writing simple SELECT queries and using built-in functions and expressions.
Kenzie Academy is a tech and coding school with headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. It offers online and on-campus courses in UX Design and Software Engineering. The school was founded in 2017 with the mission to help people overlooked by the traditional education model.
Financing: 12 or 24-month payment plans with no interest are available (see terms and conditions). SkillsFund Loan (36 or 60-month) also available.
In Kenzie’s UX Design program, students learn how to design functional, beautiful websites and applications. Over the course of 6 months, students go through a project-based curriculum and learn essential principles of user interface and user experience design. The collaborative nature of the program gives students a taste of what it’s like to work on a product design team. New cohorts begin every January, April, July, and October. Program graduates currently work as Web Designers, UX/UI Designers, and Mobile App Designers.
Financing: 12 or 24-month payment plans with no interest are available (see terms and conditions). SkillsFund Loan (36 or 60-month) also available.
Founded in 1999, iD Tech offers summer camp and school-year programs that cater to teens with in-person and online classes.
This course guides students through game development with Java and graphic design. Students create animations to use inside thei arcade game that they learn to code themselves.
Financing: Need-based scholarships
In this course, students discover the essentials of machine learning. By learning to work in Python, students gain familiarity with object-oriented programming and neural networks.
Financing: Need-based scholarships
This course introduces students to the programming language Java. Students gain hands on experience with concepts like arrays, variables, and data types as they program console applications.
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Graphic design is visual communication through artwork or combining images and text. Graphic designers create logos, ads, social media graphics, magazines, books, websites, apps, and more.Explore Graphic Design Classes
Web design combines elements of user experience design (how the website works), visual or user interface design (how the website looks), and coding (how the website is actually built and made to function properly). Some web designers touch on all three areas, while others focus on one specific skill. If you like to design or write code, there's a role for you in web design. With billions of unique websites and more being created every day, web designers continue to be in high demand.Explore Web Design Classes
Video editing is about telling a cohesive story through combining different video clips, footage, and effects. Video editors are able to achieve this using programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Final Cut Pro.Explore Video Editing Classes
Adobe Photoshop is widely known as the best photo editing software for photographers and photo retouchers. It's also used by digital painters as well as graphic designers for creating a wide variety of designs such as social media graphics, web designs, app designs, graphics that will be animated in Adobe After Effects, and much more.Explore Photoshop Classes
Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for video post-production, compositing, effects, and animation. It's one of the most important apps for motion designers and can be used for creating animations and videos for social media, YouTube, websites, TV, and movies.Explore After Effects Classes
User experience (UX) designers work on creating functional, meaningful, and enjoyable user experiences. UX design focuses on ease of use, navigation, and functionality of products (which are commonly digital products such as websites and apps).Explore UX Design Classes
Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of industry-leading apps dedicated to creativity, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and many more. Adobe Creative Cloud has what you need to create projects using photo editing, bitmap or vector illustration, digital design, animation, audio, augmented reality (AR), and more.Explore Adobe Classes
Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading layout design tool for print. Publishers of magazines, books, newspapers and other media rely on InDesign for page layouts and graphic design. InDesign can also be used to create digital documents such as PDFs and eBooks.Explore InDesign Classes
Adobe Premiere Pro is the leading choice for video editing for TV, movies and the internet. It allows users to weave together video clips, graphics, and audio to produce professional grade video projects. It offers seamless integrations with Adobe Audition, After Effects, Photoshop and more.Explore Premiere Pro Classes
AutoCAD is a computer-aided design software used to create scale blueprints, schematics, and models. It’s used by engineers, interior designers, manufacturers, and architects. AutoCAD offers intelligent objects for creating common plans, such as electrical and plumbing design plans.Explore AutoCAD Classes
Adobe XD is built with the specific needs of a modern UX/UI designer (web design or app designer) in mind. Unlike Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (which were originally created for photo retouching or illustration) the entire focus of the Adobe XD app is on designing the UI and UX of digital products such as websites and apps.Explore Adobe XD Classes
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Adobe Acrobat is the premiere software for creating, editing, sharing, and signing .PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat is part of the Adobe Document Cloud as well as the Adobe Creative Cloud. Acrobat is used to turn documents into PDFs which are easily shared with people on any device. People can view, edit, add comments, markup corrections, and digitally sign PDF files using the Adobe Acrobat app.Explore Adobe Acrobat Classes
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Motion graphics refers to animated graphic design. It blends together text, sound, motion, animation, and visual effects to communicate a message or tell a story.Explore Motion Graphics Classes
Visual design focuses on aesthetic presentation of digital products such as websites, apps, social media graphics, and much more. Combining typography, imagery, graphics, shapes, colors, and textures to create a compelling design. Using balance, contrast, scale and space, visual designers create eye-catching designs.Explore Visual Design Classes
Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular vector graphics applications. With seamless integrations across Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Illustrator is widely used by individuals and organizations to create resizable illustrations, design elements for videos and motion graphics, all through its powerful vector creation tools.Explore Illustrator Classes
Adobe Captivate is a tool for developing interactive presentations. This tool can be used to create elearning simulations, convert existing PowerPoint presentations, capture videos and screen recordings, and insert images and videos. This tool is the most popular elearning development tool available and offers seamless integrations with other tools in the Adobe Creative Suite.Explore Adobe Captivate Classes
Final Cut Pro, one of Apple's most advanced video editing platforms, gives you the tools you need to make a studio-quality movie from beginning to end or easily add a few extras to existing video. Advanced functions include layering, color correction, and more.Explore Final Cut Pro Classes
Web development encompasses all of the layers involved in building a website or web application. Websites are made up of two parts: the front end and the back end. Web development is used to create beautiful, interactive, and functional websites in nearly every industry.Explore Web Development Classes
Take enterprise-level projects from start to finish with a comprehensive Product Management course. Participants master core concepts, exhibit emotional intelligence, and support a company’s mission.Explore Product Management Classes
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iOS is among the most advanced and widely used mobile operating systems. iOS developers use Xcode, Apple’s Integrated Development Environment, to build apps for Mac and iOS.Explore iOS Development Classes
From basic single-computer programs to enterprise-level solutions, Java is the most widely-used code in the world. It is a simple, open-sourced code which is relatively easy to learn. Those who master it have solid employment prospects now and in the future.Explore Java Classes
The theory and practice of computer science is the foundation of most IT-related endeavors. Computer science also gives students important problem-solving skills.Explore Computer Science Classes
FinTech (financial technology) includes new technologies that aim to improve or automate financial services. Your banking app, stock app, invoicing software, and bitcoins are all examples of FinTech. The FinTech (financial technology) industry has moved far beyond early entrants like PayPal. Many experts predict that this industry could replace up to 50 percent of all bank jobs within the next few decades.Explore FinTech Classes
Visual Basic for Applications is an advanced Excel tool which allows users to visualize and conceptualize spreadsheets. In other words, VBA/Excel users think in three dimentions instead of two.Explore VBA Classes
Data science is one of the fastest-growing career fields, with competitive salaries and nearly endless opportunities for specialization. Data science uses machine learning algorithms, statistics and other analytic tools to understand data.Explore Data Science Classes
Python is an easy-to-read, versatile object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Java, Ruby, and Perl. It is available under an open-source license and is a favorite among programmers.Explore Python Classes
SQL is short for Structured Query Language and refers to a programming language designed for relational databases. SQL organizes data and allows for queries and sorting of data.Explore SQL Classes
Microsoft Excel is the leading spreadsheet application and data analytics tool. With Excel, you can create charts, tables, automate workflow, track budgets and financials, and much more.Explore Excel Classes
Data analytics is the process of analyzing raw data in order to draw conclusions. Data analytics are used to study all kinds of data, including productivity, production, profit/loss and much more.Explore Data Analytics Classes
Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence and involves creating programs that learn from data and optimize. Machine learning is prevalent in our everyday lives, from the recommendation engines for music and TV to the search engines and the voice assistants. Machine learning models leverage vast amounts of past data to learn to solve problems on their own and predict future outcomes. With the power and prevalence of machine learning, it is a highly in-demand set of skills, and the field of machine learning continues to grow.Explore Machine Learning Classes
Tableau is a data visualization tool used to simplify raw data. Data visualizations take data and turn it into easily understandable analysis diagrams – even for non-technical users. Visualizations can be used for data journalism, business insights (BI), reporting, and research.Explore Tableau Classes
Power BI is a collection of software that works together to convert multiple sources of data into usable information. Using the Power BI Desktop, the Power BI service, and the Power BI mobile apps, businesses can analyze data, create visualizations, and make sense of it all. Leaders can use these critical insights to forecast, plan, and make informed decisions. This dashboard has the power to uncover critical business insights needed to drive decision making.Explore Power BI Classes
Python is a general-purpose programming language that is known for being easily readable and visually uncluttered due to its use of whitespace to divide blocks. Used to create applications such as YouTube and DropBox, Python can be used to scrape web pages, making it a powerful tool for data analysis. Using libraries such as BeautifulSoup and scikit-learn, Python can collect and organize assembled data for analysis. Python has broad machine learning capabilities that make it agile and adaptive.Explore Python Data Science Classes
Data visualization creates visual representations of data, making it easier to read and understand.Explore Data Visualization Classes
SEO is the practice of optimizing your pages and website for search engine ranking. With a variety of SEO strategies and techniques, you can boost your websites ranking to start bringing in organic traffic. In SEO classes, participants will learn the fundamental ideas of SEO and strategies to succeed in the search engines.Explore SEO Classes
Google Analytics is a free web and marketing analytics tool offered by Google that provides valuable information about your website traffic. Google Analytics is a fundamental component of digital marketing as it serves as the aggregator of our online efforts. It allows us to measure web traffic, see the success of our marketing efforts, learn about our users, and understand their behavior on our site. Google Analytics does much more than count website views; it provides a deeper understanding of what is going on before, during, and after a website visit.Explore Google Analytics Classes
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Google Ads is an online advertising platform where businesses and organizations can pay to show up in the search results or display advertisements across the web through Google's Display Network. Google Ads can be a powerful tool for driving new prospects to your site and remarketing to previous visitors.Explore Google Ads Classes
Social media refers to websites and applications that allow people to interact, and commonly used tools are Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media marketing involves leveraging those digital channels to achieve your business goals.Explore Social Media Marketing Classes
Email marketing involves sending targeted emails with marketing messages to engage new customers, drive traffic to a company’s website, build loyalty with existing customers, or grow sales. Businesses and organizations rely on email marketing campaigns as a low-cost, high-impact advertising vehicle.Explore Email Marketing Classes
Microsoft Office is a suite of software with an integrated collection of applications for word processing, and creating spreadsheets, databases and other media. Many offices, schools and individuals use Microsoft Office.Explore Microsoft Office Classes
Project management is the art of leading a team to achieve a common goal. As a field, project management involves managing people, scope, time, quality, and budget.Explore Project Management Classes
Microsoft Project is a dashboard of organizational tools that allow everyday users to plan and track projects with ease. Complete with a system of ready-made reports and automatic calculations, MS Project offers the familiar, Microsoft-based interface that allows users to navigate with confidence.Explore Microsoft Project Classes
Agile Certification is for project management professionals who want to expand their skills in Agile. This certification is for project managers who have experience using Agile techniques such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and test-driven development. Agile methodologies provide businesses with proven frameworks for maximizing productivity, reducing waste, and streamlining processes. This certification has a number of education and experience requirements which must be met before sitting for the 120-question exam.Explore Agile Certification Classes
Microsoft Access is a database software system that facilitates creation, organization, and retrieval of information. This information can be accessed by forms and arranged into reports.Explore Microsoft Access Classes
Microsoft Outlook contains a robust collection of organizational tools for email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Outlook easily integrates with all of the other programs in the Office Suite, allowing sophisticated combinations of content to be emailed to particular contacts.Explore Microsoft Outlook Classes
The most popular project management certification programs are the PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification and the (Certified Associate in Project Management) Certification.Explore Project Management Certification Classes
Microsoft Word is the very popular word processing program used world-wide by professionals and students. With built-in templates and pre-made writing elements, MS Word simplifies the writing process and allows a writer to maximize the strength and organization of his/her writing.Explore Microsoft Word Classes
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is for entry-level project managers looking to establish a marketable credential in their field. This program includes best practices for project and operations management, leadership styles, governance frameworks, change management, and budgeting. Achieving this certification is a stepping-stone to the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.Explore CAPM Certification Classes
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Business writing is a discipline that encompasses many types of professional writing. This includes resumes, letters, proposals, email communications, reports and more.Explore Business Writing Classes
Finance refers to all matters relating to money, from creating it to investing it. Finance is often divided into three, distinct specialties – personal finance, public finance, and corporate finance.Explore Finance Classes
Accounting is the act of recording and analyzing financial transactions. Accounting can be as simple as balancing a checkbook, or as complex as a year-end profit and loss statement.Explore Accounting Classes
Financial modeling refers to the act of creating a model of a financial situation. It involves taking known data and using it to create hypothetical models about what may come next given a certain set of behaviors or circumstances.Explore Financial Modeling Classes
Quickbooks is an accounting software product primarily intended for small to mid-sized businesses. Quickbooks is often used by individuals as well, who use it to manage transactions, pay bills, and track spending.Explore QuickBooks Classes
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The Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification is an industry-recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). To qualify for the PMP exam, a specific amount of hours and education level be met which makes this certification in-demand and valuable to employers.Explore PMP Certification Classes
Learn how to make powerful and dynamic presentations that captivate your audience and leave a very strong impression. Microsoft PowerPoint is the industry-standard presentation application. With PowerPoint, you can quickly and efficiently create slideshows, presentations, and reusable templates. You can add animations, images, charts, and more, and as part of the Microsoft Office suite, it integrates well with other Microsoft applications like Excel.Explore PowerPoint Classes
HTML and CSS are two essential coding languages for creating web pages. You cannot make a webpage without them! HTML creates the webpage and marks up the content. CSS styles the content.Explore HTML & CSS Classes
Websites are created by writing code. Web browsers read that code, and in turn create a webpage like this page you're currently reading. The code which affects what you see in the browser is called front-end code. People who write that code are called front-end developers.Explore Front-End Web Development Classes
WordPress is used on over 37% of all websites, and growing. It's a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that lets you create & manage a website or blog. It’s popular for blogging, but you can build websites that don't even have a blog.Explore WordPress Classes
Cybersecurity refers to the protection of internet-connected assets. These assets can include servers, systems, hardware, software, and data. Cybersecurity professionals work to prevent and defend companies, governments, organizations, and individuals from cyber-attacks that seek to interrupt service or compromise data. These experts must stay informed about new technologies and threats.Explore Cybersecurity Classes
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud-based platform offering over 175 services. Offering a broad suite of services, such as machine learning, cloud storage, artificial intelligence, and analytics, AWS is the most popular service of its type in the world. Among the benefits of AWS are ease of use, access to top cloud-security structures, and responsive customer service and support services. AWS even offers SageMaker, a machine learning service for novices.Explore AWS Classes
Learn in-demand technology and computer skills to launch a new career in design, programming, marketing, business, and more. See the career pages for more information on required skills, tips for landing a job, typical day-to-day work, and where to find job postings.
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$70,000 / year26.65% less than the U.S. average
Digital Designers make graphics, animations, and other visual effects. Depending on their preference, a Digital Designer might choose to niche down to work exclusively on pre-print, web, or digital marketing. These niches that the Digital Designer is designing websites, applications, advertisements, or publications.Learn about becoming a Digital Designer
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$92,000 / year27.21% less than the U.S. average
Software engineers use their extensive knowledge of user experience design, operating systems, and programming languages to develop software. They can create different types of software, from games to operating systems. After analyzing a client's needs, they design, develop, and test software to meet that need. Software engineers can be divided into two distinct career categories: application engineers and systems engineers.Learn about becoming a Software Engineer
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$100,000 / year28.7% less than the U.S. average
Data scientists collect, organize, and analyze large sets of data, providing analysis that is key to decision making. Governments, non-profits, and businesses of all types rely on data for forecasting, risk management, and resource allocation. Data scientists discover and analyze trends in data, and report their findings to stakeholders. They will use algorithms and models to simplify and mine data sets to create data-driven recommendations. Data scientists are needed across a handful of industries, especially the ubiquity of data and the reliance on it for business decision-making.Learn about becoming a Data Scientist
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$64,000 / year6.74% less than the U.S. average
Data analysts review large amounts of data to summarize, analyze, and visualize it and provide insights. Working from data from multiple, relevant sources, they create and maintain databases, and use statistical techniques to analyze the collected data. Data analysts must be able to communicate with others about what the data shows and to be able to provide realistic recommendations based on their analysis. Many industries such as healthcare, advertising, and retail rely on the work of data analysts to inform their business decisions and strategy.Learn about becoming a Data Analyst
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$95,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
User experience (UX) designers are responsible for ensuring that digital products offer a seamless user experience, through prototyping, user research, and user testing. They will test the navigation and functionality of websites, apps, and more. UX designers must stay current on design trends to ensure ongoing adherence to best practices. They will also conduct ongoing user research to understand the habits and needs of users.Learn about becoming a User Experience Designer
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$88,000 / year13.52% less than the U.S. average
Product managers guide product development from ideation to market. Starting with consumer and market research, they use their understanding of customer wants and needs to inform product development and go-to-market strategy. They will work closely with engineering, marketing, sales, and other teams to launch products. After launch, they solicit and analyze feedback on the product to inform future iterations.Learn about becoming a Product Manager
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$106,000 / year7.45% less than the U.S. average
Python Developers typically choose to focus on back end web development, data science or analysis, scripting, or product development. They build the server side of websites, processes for data analysis, and create automation scripts.Learn about becoming a Python Developer
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$80,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
Business analysts use business, technology, and project management skills to analyze business problems and propose data-driven solutions. Grounded in technical expertise, business analysts perform risk analyses, manage project plans, and translate technical information such as diagrams and blueprints. Experienced business analysts can become business or project managers, which puts their professional expertise to work with the management of project deliverables and other people. Business analysts can put their skills to work across a variety of industries, companies, and job functions.Learn about becoming a Business Analyst
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$69,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
Financial analysts use their business, finance, or accounting background to analyze data and make recommendations for investments. They study past, present, and future business and economic trends to provide data-driven insights for business decision-making. Financial analysts take on roles as fund managers, portfolio managers, investment advisors, and risk analysts. Many earn additional credentials in the field, such as Certified Public Accountant or Project Management Professional certifications.Learn about becoming a Financial Analyst
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$57,000 / year7.65% less than the U.S. average
Digital marketers are responsible for designing, managing, and reviewing digital marketing campaigns. Using their expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), social media, backlinks, and digital ads, digital marketers provide data and demographic-driven marketing strategies. They may also help companies develop content marketing strategies through the use of blogs. Digital marketers also use data analytics to review digital marketing campaign results and provide guidance for future campaigns.Learn about becoming a Digital Marketer
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$99,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
Full Stack Developers build web applications for both the visible front end that users see and the back end that powers the applications.Learn about becoming a Full Stack Developer
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$64,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
Digital Strategy is the work behind digitally rich projects like websites, social media, SEO content, digital marketing, and more. Digital Strategists identify opportunities for growth and make plans for new website releases, content for their client with a specific end goal in mind, or an advertising campaign.Learn about becoming a Digital Strategist
Indianapolis’ technology ecosystem rivals all other tech hubs with the myriad of opportunities for both business and professionals. The city outpaces the competition through quality of life, attractiveness to those working in technology, lower operations costs, and a rich environment of innovative leaders and investors. From tech giants, such as Salesforce, and Infosys investing in not just one but two campuses in the city, it’s clear that smart companies know where to raise their U.S. presence.
Under the leadership of Techpoint, an industry-led nonprofit, the technological landscape has scaled up faster than other cities of the same size. Other supporters that desire to draw visibility to tech in Indianapolis include Fortune 500 heavy-hitters, Eli Lilly and Company, Anthem, and Simon Property Group. The Indiana Economic Development group chimes in with solid support for both existing and budding business ventures by connecting them with talent, venture capital, customers, promotion, and the city. Indianapolis places particular emphasis on welcoming all who want to bring their biggest, boldest, and most out-of-the-box ideas to lift up all other entities and play a defining role in shaping the world’s economic future.
Indianapolis is a prime midwest tech hub where futuristic technology, business, research, and top talent meet. As the crossroads of America, the geographic nickname applies to professional relationships, too. With a much smaller metropolitan population, access to major corporations such as Fortune 500 a-listers, legendary companies, and skyrocketing startups can all network in a small space. In other larger metropolitan areas, barriers to connections exist, but all are welcome in a city known for business-welcoming attitudes. The city invests in innovation and cross-country collaboration, resulting in a community of bright minds from booming industries. Established tech sectors in Indy include scientific research, management consulting, custom computer programming, and computer design, each joined by cutting-edge technologies in advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aviation, AgBioscience, defense, biosciences, and logistics and transportation.
Indy is made for those who want to shake up the world in advanced manufacturing. In fact, Indiana as a state is leading the nation in manufacturing job growth, and its centralized location makes moving products efficient, easy, and cost-effective. There’s a good reason Indianapolis is called the Crossroads of America. From Indy, suppliers are within a 12-hour drive of about 75% of the U.S. population. It’s a primary reason that over $650 billion in goods move over roads, rails, ports, and air delivery systems each year. Indiana is the national leader in pass-through interstates, ranked fourth in total freight railroads, and home to three international ports—all things that are irresistible to entities looking to base their manufacturing and distribution centers out of. The world’s second-largest FedEx air hub is located in the city, as are headquarters for Raytheon, Rolls Royce, and UPS.
The aerospace and aviation industry in Indianapolis is impressive. With over $1 billion invested by major business leaders such as AAR Aircraft Services, Divaero, Muncie Aviation, and Lockheed Martin, every player in this sector is on the hunt for top tech talent. Indy’s air and space field entities have the same desire to ideate, challenge, and iterate on the newest and sometimes riskiest solutions. Engineers and tech specialists pick Indianapolis to anchor their careers since they are encouraged to push the future’s most essential evolutions and transformations.
Something most other tech hubs can’t offer is a plethora of opportunities in precision agriculture, turning the Corn Belt into an AgTech Belt. Central Indiana has outpaced national job growth in every major Agbioscience occupational area, leading the way with research-driven solutions. Indy’s approach to AgTech is where food, agriculture, science, and technology converge. Some of the most ground-breaking discoveries are made by tech wizards supported through local and state governments, educational institutions, and corporations. Tech professionals in this specific area report high job satisfaction, feeling they are part of the bigger picture in closing the global food gap. With innovative solutions using 3D printing and drone technology, those working in the area approach challenges with a collaborative, cross-industry perspective.
Yet another effort put forth to improve global conditions where Indianapolis shines is in discovering better ways to power the planet. Companies in Indy are committed to finding and developing clean energy solutions that reduce costs, emissions, and waste. These challenges are too complex to be solved by any one field, and that’s why tech talent throughout industries is needed to collaborate and develop solutions. Indianapolis is supporting all efforts in this area by the creation of an Energy Systems Network (ESN), a non-profit, industry-driven initiative for the advancement of green technology. The ESN organizes cross-industry projects led by a team of companies, research institutions, and other non-profit organizations. Combined, these public-private partnerships help bridge resource gaps and bring forward innovative discoveries.
Indianapolis benefits from having a small-town feel, making it less complicated to network, find mentors, and support others in the tech community. These are important motivators for those working in a career in technology that aren’t often found in other tech hubs. Additionally, Indy is far more affordable than other areas such as Boston and San Francisco, yet it has many of the same legends in tech. Opportunities for tech professionals weigh heavily on their side, as the crunch of supply not meeting demands across the country is felt. Indy’s business leaders aggressively pursue trained, dedicated tech pros with high salaries and perks that often include a stipend for continuing education.
Beyond careers with the city’s Fortune 500 giants, 1,000s of additional companies in the city that all need tech pros, and similar roles in tech positions in other areas, Indianapolis has the unique advantage to offer the excitement of a job in auto racing. As home to the famous “Indy 500,” one would expect some possibilities to exist around the event, but the city prides itself on being the leader in all things motorsports. The Racing Capital of the World is where major research and design automotive-related entities flock from auto racing to manufacturing. From things as small as microchips in a vehicle that make the difference on and off-track to the entire roaring machine, the opportunities for techies in this field make it paradise. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an icon that is used every day of the year and is, itself, a technological wonder. The IMS is the oldest continually operating racetrack in the world and the largest sports seating facility in existence, and keeping things going all boils down to technology. With a permanent seating capacity of 257,325, this massive sports venue employs an estimated 1,000 directly technology intense workforce. Indianapolis also hosts the Indy Autonomous Challenge, staying on the edge of the future in automotive and manufacturing.
The motorsports industry is just one of the aspects of job opportunities in Indy. The city is the location of five original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), making Indiana one of only two states with auto assembly plants from Honda, Subaru, and Toyota. The advanced manufacturing scene in Indianapolis is laser-focused on attaining and retaining the stars in technology, both newly trained and seasoned professionals. As the second-largest industry sector in the U.S. by GDP and overall production, Indianapolis is dedicated to providing tech pros what they need to keep the city on top of the scene. With backing from world-class universities, top-notch independent training programs, and research facilities, the city makes sure tech talent has the necessary skills for success. This is a prime example of why Indiana is leading the nation in manufacturing job growth.
Life Sciences is another area ripe for the picking for technology professionals seeking a solid and rewarding career in Indianapolis. As the nation’s second-largest exporter in life sciences and leading global companies like Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Diagnostics, and Zimmer Biomet, all located in the city, heads turn when they see how many opportunities there are in emerging health technologies. Idina is one of the top five states for the number and concentration of life sciences companies, total number of industry jobs, and second in the nation for the concentration of biopharmaceutical jobs. The city, educational institutions, and private businesses collaborate with incubation programs, startup companies, research parks, and a robust amount of internship opportunities. Together, all efforts have been combined to create the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, the nation’s first independent industry-led research institute.
It’s not just job satisfaction that is evident in Indianapolis—residents are passionate about their city and all it has to offer. Indy is a walkable city, with all of the amenities of a big metropolitan area combined with a small-town feeling. People smile and say “hello” when they converge in one of the many parks for an event, and residents are well-known enthusiasts for their sports teams. With a diverse population, it isn’t uncommon to hear foreign languages and customs shared on the street and enjoy the multiple cultures that come together to create neighborhoods.
Indianapolis is world-known for more than just a little car race. The Indiana Hoosiers basketball team competes in the Big 10, and pro basketball is a big deal, too, with the Indiana Pacers. Despite the fun of basketball games, it would be impossible to discuss Indiana without bringing up that not-so-little car race. Don’t try telling a resident that the Indy 500 isn’t a sport, either. They’ll gladly instruct you not just on the physicality of the driver’s role, the vehicle, and the track, you’ll also likely get a good amount of history thrown in. As one of history’s best-recognized car races, held for more than 100 years, there are fun facts that many residents like to share. The distance of one lap around the oval is 2.5 miles, and the 33-car field line-up that is three cars wide on an infamous strip of bricks makes for an exciting spectacle. One of the most-loved traditions is for the winner to drink a pint of milk in homage to a former winner who guzzled a post-race pint of buttermilk in 1936.
There is life beyond events in Indianapolis, and that quality of life is excellent. With a significantly lower cost of living than other tech hubs, professionals can look forward to home prices in the low $200,000 or about $800 per month in rent. Considering that the average Data Scientist’s salary is $95,000 and the take-home pay for a Software Engineer is approximately $83,000, the choice to live and work in Indianapolis is a smart decision.
In Indianapolis, the low cost of living and high salaries across all tech sectors make acquiring the skills it takes to enter a career in tech a wise investment. There are an amazing amount of technology classes and bootcamps throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area. More than 100 of the best course offerings from multiple schools provide in-person, live online, and on-demand course options. Opportunities for tech students in the region cover a vast array of subjects in technology, including Design, Digital Marketing, Data-related training, Coding, Business, Web Development, and IT. Two schools, Certstaffix and ONLC, hold classes in a computer lab, pre-loaded with the latest equipment and software, led by a live offsite instructor. Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool, has compiled an extensive list of the top schools and the subjects they offer.
Indianapolis has three schools that offer in-person and hybrid courses and bootcamps in Graphic Design. Those wanting to pursue a design career have more than enough options to learn anything they’d like about the field, and many schools also offer live online options, in addition to live online and on-demand. Types of programs that can be found include bootcamps, immersives, certificates, and classes, ranging from six hours to twelve weeks in length. Topics across the graphic design spectrum are Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Visual Design, and UX Design. The school in the metropolitan area that offers in-person Graphic Design courses is Kenzie Academy. Additionally, ONLC and Certstaffix hold classes in a computer lab near downtown with equipment preloaded with the latest software and a live instructor teaching from a remote site.
Schools that offer Data Science classes and bootcamps in the Indianapolis area include training locations throughout the metropolitan area that provide nine courses both in-person and as live online sessions. Courses range from three hours to 72 weeks, including bootcamps, which dive deeply into hands-on instruction in this fast-growing field. Subjects within the realm of Data Science include Python, SQL, Machine Learning, and R. The school that offers a range of data science courses is top-ranked Butler University Executive Education Boot Camps. Additionally, Certstaffix holds data science classes in a central computer lab led by a live offsite instructor.
For in-person and hybrid Web Development classes and bootcamps in Indianapolis, students can choose from nineteen classes provided by Kenzie Academy in a traditional classroom and two schools that offer live instruction in a state-of-the-art computer lab with a live offsite instructor leading the session. These hybrid-style training locations that offer computer lab access and a live remote instructor are ONLC and Certstaffix.
There are more than forty course options presented by three schools to choose from for in-person or live online coding classes and bootcamps in Indianapolis. Each of these training centers offers live online courses and provides a way for students to take classes from wherever they choose. Highly-ranked Kenzie Academy offers face-to-face sessions. Additionally, two schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, hold their coding classes in a dedicated computer lab, with instruction from a live, remote instructor. All courses take students through the learning process step-by-step and provide object-based experiential learning experiences.
Attending an in-person Digital Marketing class or bootcamp in Indianapolis is a wise investment to get ahead of the competition in the booming digital world. Schools in the city offer live online classes, as well as on-demand sessions. Students can choose to take many options with ONLC and Certstaffix, two schools that hold courses in computer labs with a live, remote instructor leading the class. Subjects students can choose from include Google Analytics, Google Ads, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and e-commerce.
Indianapolis is a fantastic place to learn Python skills in a bootcamp or class. Two highly-rated schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, hold classes in a computer lab with pre-loaded professional-level software and led by a live offsite instructor. Python is essential for most careers in technology, and certain professions require knowledge in specific syntaxes of the language. Instruction in Python for all levels and career-related topics can be found throughout the schools listed and offered live online, as well as on-demand.
Students can choose Video Editing classes and bootcamps in Indianapolis from highly-ranked Certstaffix. Video editing classes are fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences that range from two to ten days. Certstaffix offers courses held in a computer lab with a live instructor leading the class from an offsite location. Areas of study offered in video editing include motion graphics, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and First Cut Pro.
In-person and live online UX Design classes and bootcamps in Indianapolis are offered by Kenzie Academy. This school has classes that are important to every professional in the field of design, including Sketch, Adobe XD and UX Design Research. This school offers comprehensive overviews of the user experience (UX) and places particular emphasis on Sketch and Adobe XD. Throughout the courses, students practice UI foundations, including design iteration and development and best practices when working with a product development team.
Students have a choice of thirteen unique in-person and live online Excel classes and bootcamps throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area. All Excel sessions range from three hours to three days and are provided by two local schools, Certstaffix or ONLC. These learning centers hold Excel courses in computer labs, with a live remote instructor available for assistance. More options for Excel and other business-related skills such as MS Office, Project Management, and Finance are all offered live and online by Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool. The need for Excel skills stretches into most areas of a professional career, so general and specific classes in the software are available face-to-face, live and online, or on-demand.
As business growth continues to trend upwards in Indianapolis, it’s essential to keep your team up to date with the latest developments in technology. That’s why Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool, provides onsite corporate training in technology. An expert Noble Desktop instructor will arrange a session in a vast array of technical subjects and can provide training at your location. Additionally, a live session can be arranged via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom.
If it is easier for individual employees to attend a class on their own schedule, vouchers can be obtained for them to attend an open enrollment session. There is a discount on the purchase of multiple vouchers. Contact Noble Desktop to arrange a tailored training session for your workplace and employees.