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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Developing International Software Certificate in collaboration with MicrosoftX. Learn how to design and develop software for international use from experts who’ve helped create some of the world’s most successful software.

About

When you’re designing and developing new software, it’s easy to get laser-focused on getting it functional and into the market or deployed as soon as possible. Thus, many engineering teams develop software that supports their native language first, postponing support for other languages until “later,” when they think they will have the bandwidth. In other words, they don’t plan ahead. The problem with this approach, which experienced developers have found out the hard way, is that it sacrifices budget, time, and opportunity.

The Developing International Software Certificate is part of Introduction to Professional Software Development Professional Certificate from EdX in partnership with MicrosoftX.

Redesigning and rebuilding a different edition of your software for each and every language or market can be a colossal effort. As this computer science course will demonstrate, planning ahead is far more efficient, and the marginal cost of supporting multiple languages from the get go is less than you may think. Harnessing international functionality in operating systems and programming languages makes writing code that works for multiple languages and markets much simpler than retrofitting existing code.

The instructors for this course include programmers who have worked on globalization and localization of some of the world’s most successful software. They’ve experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly of creating world-ready software, and they’re here to ensure your software’s user experience works consistently, regardless of where users are from or what languages they speak.

This course has three parts: the business case, world-ready design, and world-ready development. While students can complete parts one and two without programming knowledge, part three requires programming experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      12 weeks

      3 to 5 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • Foundational concepts for software design: globalization; localization; market needs; regional and language differences; marketing
  • UX Design: human-centric design, culturalization, designing scenarios, world-ready game design
  • Software Development: data input, manipulation and display; engineering & localization approach; development environment; globalization APIs and web services

Lecturers

  • Björn Rettig - Senior Director for Technical Content, Learning Experiences, Microsoft

  • Nadine Kano - Partner,The Arioso Group, LLC

  • Kasey Champion - Learning Team, Microsoft

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites:

  • This course is for anyone interested in Developing International Software.
  • Basic programming knowledge is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
  • National

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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