Introduction to Professional Software Development, Certificate

Introduction to Professional Software Development, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Introduction to Professional Software Development Professional Certificate in collaboration with MicrosoftX. This program will teach you how to better work in teams, to find and fix errors, to write software not only that everyone can use enjoys using, and insure your codebase against disaster.

About

Good software programmers know how to write code that works. Great software programmers know how to write well-documented, solidly-designed code written for an international and diverse audience that is backed up in a repository on a regular basis – and that also works. By writing code in this way, programmers are set up to better work in teams, to find and fix errors more quickly, to write software not only that everyone can use but that everyone will enjoy using, and insures their codebase against disaster.

This Introduction to Professional Software Development Introduction to Professional Software Development Professional Certificate, which is offered by EdX in partnership with MicrosoftX MicrosoftX, will teach you all these things: from how to comment code and work with source control to writing software so it can be localized (prepared for languages and locales beyond the one its written in). You’ll learn about accessibility--writing software for those with disabilities--and how to design a user interface that is highly functional but also very enjoyable to use.

The courses are taught by leaders in their respective fields and you’ll learn in the context of real-world projects. Regular assessments will help you keep track of your learning progress and help you lock in concepts. This course is not only for programmers but for anyone who works with software or related fields. This Certificate Program will take your software skills to the next level by teaching you the finer points of writing professional software.

Job Outlook
  • Junior software developer focusing on automation and test
  • Junior technical writer
  • Junior technical program manager
What You'll Learn:
  • How to work with source control
  • How to design a better user interface
  • How to make your software accessible
  • How to design your software for a global audience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
    • Intensity 2 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      4-12 weeks per course, 2-3 hours per week, per course

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced

Programme Structure

What you'll Learn:
  • Introduction to Design Thinking
  • Writing Professional Code
  • Developing International Software
  • Web Design Best Practices: An Inclusive Approach

Lecturers

  • Jason Ament - Software Design Engineer, Microsoft

  • Jhansi Reddy - Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Learning Experiences

  • Kirk Tarrach - Software Design Engineer, Microsoft

  • Andrew Byrne - Senior Content Developer, Microsoft Corporation

  • Katie Hart - Customer Service Support Lab Engineer, Microsoft

  • Randal Root - Lecturer, University of Washington

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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  • Price (USD): $49-99 per course
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Funding

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