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Advanced Problem Solving Certificate

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Overview

Advanced Problem Solving Certificate

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The Advanced Problem Solving Certificate will teach you how to solve problems that can threaten not only productivity and profit, but can jeopardize companies and derail careers. Whether you’re managing a team or just starting your career, mastering an array of strategies, managing risks, and envisioning probable outcomes before taking action can help you become more effective no matter your industry.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
  • Effective January 2015, courses can only be applied to one certificate. If a core course for a certificate has already been applied to a previously-awarded certificate, then an additional elective must be taken.
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
  • This certificate does not require an application.
How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.

Cost

  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some programs offer discounts for course bundling.

Registration

  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a bundle if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including credit card, purchase order, a private loan (upon request), and VA benefits for certain programs.

Completion

  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.
  • Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

Once you earn your Georgia Tech Program Certificate, tout your success on your resume and LinkedIn profile, share with your employer, and celebrate an important career growth achievement!

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Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

Professional Certificates are ideal for developing new skills and building deep expertise in a specialized area to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base.

Certificates are an “anytime” credential
Start anytime - after graduation or later in your career - and gain deeper know-how in a specific area without the commitment to a degree.

Certificates demonstrate commitment
The dedication of time to earn a certificate demonstrates that you are committed to achieving a higher standard of professional knowledge in your industry.

Certificates provide immediate “ROE”
Georgia Tech learners master real-world skills and apply them to their career the day after completion.

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A Georgia Tech credential carries the professional weight to give you a competitive edge.

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Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for anyone who wants to become more successful and systematic in the way they solve problems, from engineers and scientists to business professionals, artists, and anyone in between.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn successful strategies and methods to use for solving problems in a wide range of circumstances, including how to properly frame the problem and identify potential courses of action.
  • Discover how to take an opportunity-driven approach to problem solving to tackle the most pervasive and threatening problems.
  • Increase the productivity of yourself and your team to gain a competitive edge in your industry.
  • Establish and deepen contacts with peers and others throughout industry and government.
  • Earn a recognized industry credential.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network

Course Offerings

Requirement A
Principles of Problem Solving (DEF 4519P)

Effective problem solving is recognized as being universally important across all sectors of the economy and aspects of our lives. Regardless of the size of the problem, from setting personal goals to creating a strategic plan for your organization, the basic problem solving process is th... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 25, 2019 - JUN 27, 2019
    Register by JUN 25, 2019
    Denver, CO
    $1,595
  • AUG 6, 2019 - AUG 8, 2019
    Register by AUG 6, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
Requirement B (choose three)
Craft of Problem Solving (DEF 4522P)

This class builds on the core ideas in the Principles of Problem Solving class and introduces a rigorous problem-solving framework built around the notion of the modern problem solver — and encourages you to become one! The modern problem solver is a person ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 18, 2018 - SEP 20, 2018
    Register by SEP 18, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
  • SEP 10, 2019 - SEP 12, 2019
    Register by SEP 10, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
Applied Systems Thinking (DEF 4523P)

In a world where complexity and pace of change continue to increase, there is an accelerating need for holistic viewpoints and a systems approach to decision making and leading change. Effective development of enterprises, organizations, and large engineered systems requires a problem-solving ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Creativity Hacks - Psychology and Tools for Creative Thinking (DEF 4516P)

Like problem solving, everyone has the ability to improve their creativity skills. As team leaders, it's important to know how to foster your team's creativity and promote problem solving skills. In the Creativity Hacks course, you will explore how to substantially improve individual c... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 4, 2019 - JUN 6, 2019
    Register by JUN 4, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
Modeling and Simulation for Systems Engineering (DEF 4003P)

Simulation is the process of designing a model of a system and conducting experiments to understand the behavior of the system and/or evaluate various strategies for the operation of the system. Modeling and Simulation (M&S) has become an important tool in all phases of the acquisition pro... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • NOV 5, 2018 - NOV 8, 2018
    Register by NOV 5, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,595
  • NOV 18, 2019 - NOV 21, 2019
    Register by NOV 18, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Fundamentals of Modern Systems Engineering (DEF 4501P)

By taking the Fundamentals of Modern Systems Engineering course, you will be able to structure and lead a conceptual design effort and apply the most essential systems engineering tools to realistic problems at your own organization. Designed with substantial industry input, the class addresse... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 29, 2018 - NOV 2, 2018
    Register by OCT 29, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
  • MAR 4, 2019 - MAR 8, 2019
    Register by MAR 4, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
Leading Systems Engineering Teams (DEF 4503P)

Key competencies of accomplished systems engineers include team leadership, communication skills, problem solving, systems thinking, strong technical acumen, and mastery of personal attributes such as credibility and trust. Sound familiar? Since most systems engineers develop knowledge in engi... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 1, 2018 - OCT 3, 2018
    Register by OCT 1, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
  • JUL 9, 2019 - JUL 11, 2019
    Register by JUL 9, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
Fundamentals of Systems Architecting (DEF 4511P)

Discover the fundamental concepts of systems architecting as a critical part of systems engineering and development. In the Fundamentals of Systems Architecting course, learn classic methods associated with systems architecting and extend those concepts to complex systems of systems. Gain the ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 12, 2019 - FEB 14, 2019
    Register by FEB 12, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Applied Systems Engineering Laboratory (DEF 4512P)

Practice your systems-engineering principles! In the Applied Systems Engineering Laboratory course, you will apply your working knowledge of systems-engineering methods, techniques, processes, and tools to a case study. The case study will be a satellite mission titled "Disaster Monitorin... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Effect to Cause Problem Solving (DEF 4533P)

Would you like to learn a disciplined approach to quickly identify the driving causes of complex technical issues? No training is needed to attend this Effect to Cause Problem Solving class — just come ready to learn! This course provides you with critical skills to quickly get to the he... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 26, 2019 - FEB 28, 2019
    Register by FEB 26, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,500
Design of Experiments (DOE) I: Introduction to DOE (DEF 5003P)

Design of experiments (DOE) is a very efficient method to derive a mathematical representation of a complex system and is used in both industry and government to develop, manufacture, and acquire the best products and systems. DOE solutions provide equations that characterize the relationships... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • NOV 14, 2018 - NOV 16, 2018
    Register by NOV 14, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,250
  • FEB 26, 2019 - FEB 28, 2019
    Register by FEB 26, 2019
    Orlando, FL
    $1,299
  • AUG 13, 2019 - AUG 15, 2019
    Register by AUG 13, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,299
  • NOV 20, 2019 - NOV 22, 2019
    Register by NOV 20, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,299
Missile Design and System Engineering (DEF 8200P)

Build upon your foundational knowledge of missile design and system engineering. In this course, you will identify key considerations, including the broad range of alternatives in meeting performance, cost risk, and other measures of merit requirements such as robustness, lethality, guidance, ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • DEC 4, 2018 - DEC 6, 2018
    Register by DEC 4, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
  • DEC 3, 2019 - DEC 5, 2019
    Register by DEC 3, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
Inactive Courses

The following required course is no longer offered but may be applied if taken within the six-year rule:

  • Advanced Problem Solving Methods (DEF 4506P)

The following courses from Group A are no longer applicable, but may be applied if taken within the six-year rule:

  • Introduction to Human Systems Integration (DEF 4504P)
  • Cybersecurity: A Systems Approach (DEF 4513P)
  • Visual Problem Solving (DEF 4521P)
  • Perspectives on Problem Solving an Applied Approach (DEF 4524P)
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