LSUS Offers Free Computer Science Workshops with Certification Opportunities

Shreveport, La. – LSUS is providing an exclusive opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to enhance their knowledge in computer science through a series of free workshops in early September. Participants will have the chance to earn prestigious certifications from NVIDIA, a prominent technology company.

The first workshop, “Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing,” is designed for individuals with intermediate knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Taking place on September 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., this workshop will delve into the intricacies of utilizing accelerated computing. Participants who pass the certification test will receive an NVIDIA certification, recognized and respected in the industry.

For beginners in the field, LSUS is offering the workshop “Fundamentals of Deep Learning” on September 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to grasp the basics of deep learning concepts and applications. Similar to the previous workshop, successful participants will earn an NVIDIA certification that can significantly enhance their credentials.

In addition to these workshops, LSUS is also providing a chance for participants to brush up on the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) through LSU Baton Rouge’s High-Performance Computing team. This knowledge will further augment participants’ understanding of cutting-edge technologies.

Individuals interested in attending these workshops can register by completing a form available until August 31, as long as space is available. Early registration is highly recommended to secure a spot.

“These workshops serve as excellent opportunities for both beginners and individuals with prior knowledge in computer science,” emphasized Subjahit Chakrabarty, Associate Professor and Director of LSUS’ Master’s program in Computer Systems Technology. “Participants can gain valuable insights into artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-performance computing. Additionally, the collaboration with NVIDIA provides industry-recognized certifications, enriching participants’ resumes and career prospects.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Who is eligible to participate in the computer science workshops at LSUS?

These workshops are open to LSUS students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

2. Can participants earn certifications through these workshops?

Yes, participants who successfully complete the workshops and pass the certification tests will earn NVIDIA certifications.

3. Do participants need prior knowledge in computer science to attend the workshops?

There are workshops available for both beginners and individuals with intermediate knowledge in the field. However, some basic understanding of computer science concepts is recommended.

4. How can participants register for the workshops?

Participants can register for the workshops by completing a form available until August 31. Early registration is recommended due to limited space availability.

5. Will participants receive any additional training on high-performance computing?

LSUS is offering additional training on the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) through LSU Baton Rouge’s High-Performance Computing team, providing participants with valuable insights into this advanced technology.

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