The University Hubteaches students how to solve a wide range of business problems with low-code—one of the fastest growing technologies in the job landscape today.
Low-code platforms mean that organizations no longer need to be dependent on professional developer skills for all of their solutions. Gartner® forecasts that by 2025, 70 percent of new enterprise applications will use low-code technologies.1
Power Platform University enabling student developers to create business solutions
The Power Platform University Hub provides students with an integrated curriculum focused on the power of using low-code platforms to accelerate digital transformation. Students in the program are granted access to a learning journey that includes more than a dozen courses. Courses span topics like low-code development and analytics tools. Students who successfully complete the curriculum will receive two certifications: a PMI Citizen Developer™ Practitioner Micro-Credential and a PL-100 Microsoft Power Platform App Maker certification.
Training more students in low-code tools addresses the existing gap that has resulted from a shortage of pro-code developers and the growing need for organizations and companies to be able to create business solutions without relying solely on overstretched IT departments. To date, 28 universities have successfully participated in a pilot program and set more than 1,500 low-code student developers on their path to building applications for their future companies. All students get access to PL-900 Power Platform Fundamentals for FREE.
The Power Platform University Hub helps educational institutions prepare their students to enter the workforce and make their students more attractive to potential employers by offering a self-guided learning journey across both the managerial aspect of accelerating and managing adoption of low-code solutions with best practices in mind, as well as the technical knowledge needed to build apps, data visualizations, chat bots, websites, and automation with low-code efficiently and effectively. These skills are covered through interactive learning paths paired with hands-on labs and evaluated through a rigorous certification process.
“The Power Platform University Hub provides an excellent training environment with certified courses which leverages Project Management Institute’s citizen development body of knowledge and Microsoft’s Power Platform. This allows non-technical students to create apps, software solutions and even enterprise-grade applications without necessarily having to learn to code,” said Dr. Noel Carroll, Associate Head of Learning and Founder of the Citizen Developer Lab at the University of Galway. “I am extremely passionate about building student confidence in using digital technology and empower them to question, create, experiment, develop, and learn. In this digital world, we need to ensure we are creating an inclusive society and learning environment. Diversity of opinions and experiences are a critical part of digital innovation and therefore empowering students through education is an important enabler for them to play a role in digital transformation across society and business. The Power Platform University Hub supports us to achieve this.”
Sign up to give your students access to the University Hub
Drive employability for your students by using the Power Platform University Hub to help them become certified low-code professionals and their future companies, industries, and communities realize the full potential of digital transformation.
Sign up today by having a faculty member complete the onboarding form. Once your form submission has been processed, your school’s Microsoft accounts will be given access to the Power Platform University Hub so your students can embark on their low-code learning journeys.
1Gartner, Harness the Disruptive Powers of Low-Code: A Gartner Trend Insight Report, Jason Wong, Kyle Davis, 18 July 2022
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