Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Certificate Online

Develop leadership ethics with a professional certificate that prepares you to support emerging, values-driven, transformation technologies like IoT and AI.

Franklin University has partnered with Coursera Campus to provide cutting-edge certificates to learners seeking to advance. Courses are open to all learners. No application required.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain a greater understanding of ethical leadership and its role in minimizing risk and guiding decision making
  • Learn responsible tech strategies and how to apply them to data-driven technologies, including AI, data science and IoT
  • Discover how to foster discussion and prioritization of technological innovation
  • Create, implement and assess methodologies to promote inclusive, fair and ethical technology

About the CertNexus Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Professional Certificate

The CertNexus Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Professional Certificate is for forward-thinking individuals who want to have a proactive voice in helping create the future of technology. This specialization is for anyone new to IT or currently engaged in a technology career that has a desire to understand the potential challenges, unintended consequences and ethical concerns inherent with emerging technologies.

The six courses that comprise this Professional Certificate will introduce you to tech ethics concepts, frameworks and strategies. You’ll learn to identify and mitigate ethical risks at all phases of technical innovation, from design and development through deployment. Completing this Professional Certificate will put you on the path toward CEET Certification, which is an industry-validated credential that can lead to an average salary bump of 25%.

This coursework will cover a variety of ethical leadership topics, including privacy, values alignment and stakeholder communication. You’ll also be involved in an applied learning project that lets you put what you learn into practice while also building a portfolio of proof to share with an employer, online or for a job interview. Because your ethics tech asset portfolio will include such things as strategy memos and risk management reports, it can help showcase your ability to apply ethics in optimizing emerging technologies.

This Professional Certificate is designed to help prepare you to become a trusted technology advisor who can help solve business challenges and mitigate risk.

Required Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Certificate Courses

Promote the Ethical Use of Data-Driven Technologies

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 21 hours

The greatest risk in emerging technology is the perpetuation of bias in automated technologies dependent upon data sets. Solutions created with racial, gender or demographic bias, whether unintentional or not can perpetuate tragic inequities socially and economically. This is the first of five courses within the Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate and it is designed for learners seeking to advocate and promote the ethical use of data-driven technologies. Students will learn what emerging technologies are and how they can be used to create data driven solutions. You will learn types of bias and common ethical theories and how they can be applied to emerging technology, and examine legal and ethical privacy concepts as they relate to technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science fields. Throughout the course learners begin to distinguish which types of bias may cause the greatest risk and which principles to apply to strategically respond to ethical considerations.
Turn Ethical Frameworks into Actionable Steps

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 15 hours

Ethical principles build a strong foundation for driving ethical technologies. Principles alone can be elusive and impractical for application. Ethical frameworks based upon these principles provide a structure to guide technologists when implementing data-driven solutions. However, ethical frameworks, along with standards and regulations, can make compliance tasks more complex, and they can also raise the tension between ethical duties and business practicalities. An approach is needed to reconcile these issues. This second course within the Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate is designed for learners seeking to analyze ethical frameworks, regulations, standards, and best practices and integrate them into data-driven solutions. Students will become familiar with frameworks and the common ethical principles they are based upon and how they can be applied across a variety of ethically driven dilemmas. You will learn applicable regulations and best practices established across global organizations and governments and how to navigate the integration of these standards in the context of business needs. This course is the second of five courses within the Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate. The preceding course is titled Promote the Ethical Use of Data-Driven Technologies.
Detect and Mitigate Ethical Risks

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 19 hours

Data-driven technologies like AI, when designed with ethics in mind, benefit both the business and society at large. But it’s not enough to say you will “be ethical” and expect it to happen. We need tools and techniques to help us assess gaps in our ethical behaviors and to identify and stop threats to our ethical goals. We also need to know where and how to improve our ethical processes across development lifecycles. What we need is a way to manage ethical risk. This third course in the Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate is designed for learners seeking to detect and mitigate ethical risks in the design, development, and deployment of data-driven technologies. Students will learn the fundamentals of ethical risk analysis, sources of risk, and how to manage different types of risk. Throughout the course, learners will learn strategies for identifying and mitigating risks. This course is the third of five courses within the Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate. The preceding courses are titled Promote the Ethical Use of Data-Driven Technologies and Turn Ethical Frameworks into Actionable Steps.
Communicate Effectively about Ethical Challenges in Data-Driven Technologies

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 14 hours

Leading a data-driven organization necessitates effective communication to create a culture of ethical practice. Communication to stakeholders will guide an organization's strategy and potentially impact the future of work for that organization or entity. It is not enough to talk about ethical practices, you need to to relate their value to stakeholders. Building out strategies that are inclusive and relatable can build public trust and loyalty, and knowing how to plan for a crisis will reduce the harm to such trust and loyalty. In this fourth course of the CertNexus Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate, learners will develop inclusive strategies to communicate business impacts to stakeholders, design communication strategies that mirror ethical principles and policies, and in case of an ethical crisis, be prepared to manage the crisis and the media to reduce business impact. This course is the fourth of five courses within the Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate. The preceding courses are titled Promote the Ethical Use of Data-Driven Technologies, Turn Ethical Frameworks into Actionable Steps, and Detect and Mitigate Ethical Risks.
Create and Lead an Ethical Data-Driven Organization

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 13 hours

Creating and leading an ethical data-driven organization, when done successfully, is a cultural transformation for an organization. Navigating a cultural shift requires leadership buy in, resourcing, training, and support through creation of boards, policies, and governance. Beyond leadership and organization, it is imperative to engage employees through forums and incentive programs for continual involvement. A strong understanding of ethical organizational policies provides the foundation for consistent monitoring to maintain an ethical culture. In this fifth course of the CertNexus Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate, learners will develop strategies to lead an applied ethics initiative, champion its crucial importance, and promote an ethical organizational culture. Learners will learn how to develop and implement ethical organizational policies and a code of ethics. They will also be prepared to evaluate the effectiveness of policies with internal and external stakeholders. This course is the fifth of five courses within the Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate. The preceding courses are titled Promote the Ethical Use of Data-Driven Technologies, Turn Ethical Frameworks into Actionable Steps, Detect and Mitigate Ethical Risks, and Communicate Effectively about Ethical Challenges in Data-Driven Technologies.
Preparing for Your CertNexus Certification Exam

BEGINNER | Personal Development | Self-paced | 2 hours

What is a certification? How is it different than a certificate or credential? This mini-course will answer these questions and provide learners direction on how to prepare for a certification exam from CertNexus or an other certification vendor. It includes tips and tricks to succeed in your journey towards certification, as well as step by step instructions how to schedule and take your exam, whether in person or online. In addition we will provide next steps after your certification, including posting your badge to social posts and your organization. Candidates with industry recognized certifications can earn up to 25% more than candidates without a certification. Learn how to successfully prepare for, pass, and share your certification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the CertNexus Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Professional Certificate cost?

When you enroll in this self-paced certificate program, you decide how quickly you want to complete each of the courses in the specialization. To access the courses, you pay a small monthly cost of $35, so the total cost of your Professional Certificate depends on you. Plus, you can take a break or cancel your subscription anytime.

How long does it take to finish the CertNexus Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Professional Certificate?

It takes about 3-4 months to finish all the courses and hands-on projects to earn your certificate.

What prior experience do I need to enroll?

No prior experienced is needed for this beginner-level series. Enroll now.

What will I be able to do with my CertNexus Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Professional Certificate?

It can help kickstart your career in emerging tech and put you on the the path toward CEET Certification, an industry-validated credential that can lead to an average salary bump of 25%.

Do I need to apply and be accepted as a Franklin University student to take courses offered through the FranklinWORKS Marketplace?

No. Courses offered through the Marketplace are for all learners. There is no application or admission process.



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