This course provides the basics that new and experienced developers need to know to start coding with Ruby. Participants will learn to utilize the Ruby testing framework to help developers be more productive, write better code, and reduce bugs during development.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Utilize the Ruby testing framework that can help developers be more productive, write better code, and reduce bugs during development;
  • Use Ruby to define custom methods with loops and conditional logic;
  • Demonstrate how ActiveRecord is used to create, update, and retrieve data in a relational database;
  • Install and use the Rails Framework.


40 hours

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Trust an Unbiased Global View

This course is technology- and policy-agnostic. It is designed, structured, and delivered based on a blend of learning processes and real-world experiences. This ensures you get a truly unbiased world view of universally applicable information and cybersecurity principles and practices presented from a neutral, Canadian perspective.

Access a Continuum of Learning

By completing the Information and Cybersecurity Management Certificate program, you will have what you need to transition to additional learning in the field or bridge to other programs offered by PDI.

The Information and Cybersecurity Management Program is an integral part of a continuum of learning ecosystem in security, cybersecurity, and other disciplines offered by the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute (uOttawa PDI). The knowledge, skills, and abilities you acquire through this program are complementary to other offerings in PDI’s security portfolio, including:

Financial Intelligence Specialist Program

National Security and Intelligence Advance Certificate

Coding for Veterans

Cyber Skills for Canadians

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