If you're interested in joining us sooner, our Java Basics class can prepare you to code with the primary language used in our Software Software course, Java Core. Students that excel in the course will have the opportunity to join an upcoming Software Support course in the Spring. 

Please select "Java Bridge" on your application if you're interested in joining Platform by Per Scholas classes March - June.

Alternatively, if you are not interested in joining our Java Basics class, please reach out via our contact us page and sign up for our mailing list to indicate interest in our Software Support classes.

Course Overview

Software Support (also known as "Application Support Management") is an employer-driven, skills-building course that prepares students to troubleshoot and prioritize application coding problems (in Java or C#) by implementing Cognizant's "engagement lifecycle stages" to pursue a "Zero Maintenance Approach." Students learn to evaluate, improve and manage internal frameworks without disrupting the organization's current operations.

This course improves students' coding knowledge on Java or C#, database maintenance/troubleshooting, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), ITIL principles and ITSM software to document and communicate effectively as a consultant and engineer. Students who excel work with Platform’s Career Advancement team who prepare them for career opportunities with the initiative’s employer partners.


  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

  • Course Start: Late Spring 2018

  • Location: Bronx Training Center - Bronx, NY

  • Duration: 12 week intensive

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Outcomes: Hands-on experience and workplace exposure

  • Cost: Tuition, materials and hardware are offered at no cost

  • Additional Services: Career counseling & connections to employment



Application Details


Location: Bronx, NY Training Center

Candidates: Ideal candidates will be solution-oriented individuals interested in business processes, product sales, client management and technology applications and systems. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship (presently or in the future) and be able to travel to the Bronx, NY for training.

Professional experience should include one or more years of business and/or tech experience in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related topic areas and familiarity with the following technologies:

  • Java, .NET, C++, C#, SQL and/or Oracle
  • Web conferencing (WebEx/Hangouts/Skype/GoToMeeting)
  • Android/iOS operating systems
  • Spreadsheets (Excel, Sheets, Numbers)
  • Diagrams/Workflows (Visio/Lucidchart)
  • Word processing (Word)
  • Mail and Agenda (Outlook, Gmail, Office 365)
  • Presentations (PPT, Keynote)
  • Project Management (Agile, Scrum)



The following courses will provide more insight into Platform by per scholas coursework and requirements.

we suggest you review these topics and complete these courses to prepare you for APPLICATION SUPPORT MANAGEMENT.

Courses are provided by


C# Basics

Mastering ASP.NET and ADO.NET with C#

Master Object Oriented Design in Java



 Oracle SQL - Step by Step SQL

User Stories for Agile Scrum + Product Owner + Business Analysis

Project Management + SDLC Models and Methodology

Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Business Analysis Fundamentals + SDLC

Web Dev Boot Camp 

Please keep in mind, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots.


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 Curriculum developed by Cognizant Technology Solutions

Curriculum developed by Cognizant Technology Solutions