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Cognizant Talent Accelerator

Hosted at Northwestern School of Professional Studies
Powered by Trilogy Education 
12 Weeks to a New Java Career

Full-Time Training
Fast-Tracked Career Growth

Cognizant is looking for talented professionals to join an exciting, full-time career training program hosted at Northwestern School of Professional Studies, with employer financial assistance available.

Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era.

Enhance your skills, build your future.

12 Intensive Weeks. A Lifelong Career Path.

During the Program

Learn In-Demand Skills: Java 8, Spring Boot, Spring JdbcTemplates, JPA, SQL (MySQL), Cloud Native 12 factor applications, REST services, Microservice architecture, Jenkins, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry.**

Benefit from Class Collaboration: The instructor-led classroom environment allows students to collaborate on projects and receive extensive support from instructional staff.

Get Trained for the Job: Students will learn from skilled professionals during a 12-week training and interview process.

After Successful Completion*

Launch Your Java Consulting Career: Selected graduates access rewarding employment opportunities, interviewing for various Cognizant engagements after the program.

Grow with a Fortune 500 Company: Working with one of the world’s leading professional services companies, you will gain invaluable resume experience.

Achieve Real-World Exposure: Get exposure to pioneering companies like Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle.

*Career opportunities not guaranteed.
**The material covered in this course is subject to change.

Cognizant wants to invest in your future.

We support lifelong learning in the U.S. and around the world, preparing people to make the most of the technology that can forge our shared future.

Why Cognizant?

“Working with Cognizant has enabled me to further develop my data science skill set while engaging directly with clients. I’ve enjoyed the benefits of responsibility from day one and am thrilled to be in a place where I make essential contributions to my team on a daily basis.”

Sylvie, Senior Associate, Business Analytics and Insights

What you Will Learn

What You Will Learn

  • Students will dive into a challenging Java-based curriculum, mastering the skills needed for modern, enterprise Java programming.
  • Students cover an array of skills, starting with a foundation of object-oriented programming (OOP) in Java, and focusing on the language and enterprise development structures and concepts including layering, dependency injection, unit testing, and more.  
  • Students gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students will also gain industry insights through key guest speaking engagements and more.


What You Will Earn

  • Qualified students earn access to employment opportunities and contract work through Cognizant upon successful completion of the program.
  • Qualified students gain accelerated career development and resume building with Cognizant, gaining exposure to Fortune 500 companies and joining a strong network of 260,000 employees.
  • A certificate of completion in Java programming from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, showcasing your accomplishments.
  • A robust portfolio of projects to demonstrate your working knowledge of Java programming.

About Cognizant

Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world.

About Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to provide a superior Northwestern education to outstanding students whose academic pursuits must be balanced with professional or personal commitments. SPS strives to be a national leader in continuing and professional education by providing innovative learning opportunities that serve the lifelong learning needs of its students.

About Trilogy Education Services

Trilogy Education Services Inc. partners with universities to prepare participants for high-demand careers in the Digital Economy. Over 35 of the world’s leading institutions collaborate with Trilogy to help bridge the gap between employers’ needs and participants’ skills.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the Cognizant Talent Accelerator?

  • Classes begin September 16, 2019
  • Classes are held Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How does this talent accelerator work?

  • Due to the limited seats in this affordable program, students must apply for acceptance, meet the requirements, and pass the admissions process. Tuition assistance from employer available.
  • Qualified students who successfully complete the program and meet the requirements will have the opportunity to tap into employment and project work through Cognizant.

How long is the course?

  • The program is full time. Students will complete this accelerated program in three months.

Do I need to have previous experience in programming before enrolling?

  • Digital literacy and foundational IT skills
 are recommended.

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