The Quantum Computing Fundamentals Program is a 2-course program in which you will discover the business and technical implications of the new frontier in computing and how you can apply them to your organization.
This program is well suited for professionals and leaders in business, government, and technology that need to get an understanding of the business and technical implications of quantum computing. Given that quantum computing is in its earliest stages as an industry, any interested participant who would like to lead the quantum revolution within their field is encouraged to join this course to get a leading edge on this technology. (It is highly recommended that participants have a basic knowledge of vector and matrix multiplication as linear algebra is at the core of quantum computing algorithms. For more information about prerequisite knowledge, please visit this FAQ article.)
Course 1: Introduction to Quantum Computing
Introduction to Quantum Computing is a four-week online course that familiarizes learners with the core principles of quantum computing and some of its areas of practical application.
The course will review the history of classical and quantum computing, introduce and detail the ways in which the nature of quantum computing is fundamentally different from that of classical computation, and familiarize learners with the core principles and areas of practical application of quantum computing. It will consider the implications of quantum computing on business, engineering, science, and technology in light of the new capabilities and advances in existing capabilities afforded by quantum computing over classical computing.
This course is well suited for technical professionals and leaders in business, government, and technology who want to develop an understanding of the business and technical implications of quantum computing. Additionally, because quantum computing is in its earliest stages as an industry, all learners interested in leading the quantum revolution within their field are encouraged to join the course to get started!
You will become familiar with the current state and potential of quantum computers, along with the most significant obstacles to practical implementation and applications. You will learn to think differently about the present reality and the future of computing, and the place, implications, and promise of Quantum Computing for business, engineering, science, and technology. You will explore and connect the challenges of quantum computing to potential risks and rewards within your industry, and gain firsthand experience working with a real quantum computer.
Course 2: Quantum Algorithms for Cybersecurity, Chemistry, and Optimization
Quantum Computing Algorithms for Cybersecurity, Chemistry, and Optimization is a four-week online course that builds on the foundation of Introduction to Quantum Computing and uses it to probe more deeply applications of quantum computing in several important areas.
The course reviews the quantum fundamentals introduced in the first course and then applies the knowledge and skills to explore real-world examples of quantum computing—and its future potential—in cybersecurity, chemistry, and process optimization through investigations of quantum cryptography, quantum simulation, and quantum optimization.
You will expand your understanding of the current approaches to realizing quantum computing, as well as some of the specific fields and types of problems where quantum computers are best poised to deliver disruption and supremacy in the near future. You will understand the technology requirements for quantum computers to be able to run realistically large quantum algorithms and gain firsthand experience implementing and using quantum algorithms for unstructured search.