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Software Developer

You’ll be the creative mind behind the computer program – you’ll devise a design based on the end-user’s needs and develop software to mirror that. Your role will see you balancing technical function with aesthetics.

As a Software Developer, you’ll need to prove your knowledge through relevant certificates – the crux to successful employment.

What Will I Do as a Software Developer?

As a Software Developer, you’ll oversee the development process for software – this gives you flexibility to create and problem solve to achieve the end result. You’ll collaborate with other specialists to create the best outcome for your client. Understand whether you’re getting the most from the user experience – you’ll design the program before passing it on to a programmer to code.

Off paper, you’ll flex your analytical, communication, detail oriented, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. If you’re an all-rounder, it’s an ideal career move!

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How Do I Become a Software Developer?

You don’t need a degree to become a Software Developer. As with many roles though, the more qualified you are, the easier it will be to find employment. Many people look to certifications to gain crucial knowledge – this turns a pipe dream into a reality!

Course Overview

Here at The Training Room, our Software Developer course includes key industry recognized training and certification giving you both the knowledge and qualifications needed to kick start your career in software.  

Our course includes:

  • Software Development Fundamentals 
  • CIW: Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist 
  • Python Fundamentals

Intermediate Software Developer Course

Take a career boost and get your knowledge in shape with the following certificates:

This course will help you build an understanding of these topics: Core Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, General Software Development, Web Applications, Desktop Applications, and Databases.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Programming
- Understanding Computer Programming
- Understanding Decision Structures
- Understanding Repetition Structures
- Understanding Exception Handling

Chapter 2: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- Understanding Objects
- Understanding Inheritance
- Understanding Polymorphism
- Understanding Encapsulation

Chapter 3: Understanding General Software Development
- Understanding Application Lifecycle Management
- Understanding Testing
- Interpret Application Specifications
- Understanding Data Structures
- Understanding Sorting Algorithms

Chapter 4: Understanding Web Applications
- Understanding Web Page Development
- Understanding ASP.NET Application Development
- Understanding IIS Web Hosting
- Understanding Web Services Development

Chapter 5: Understanding Desktop Applications
- Understanding Windows Forms Applications
- Understanding Console-Based Applications
- Understanding Windows Services

Chapter 6: Understanding Databases
- Understanding Database Management System
- Understanding Database Query Methods
- Understanding Stored Procedures
- Understanding Database Connection Methods

CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist
HTML5 - Hypertext Markup Language version 5 / CSS3 - Cascading Style Sheets version 3

Topics:
• HTML5 Essentials
• Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Technology
• Using CSS Version 3 (CSS3)
• Using Advanced CSS3 Techniques
• Introduction to JavaScript
• JavaScript Events, Functions and Methods
• Using HTML5 APIs
• Developing HTML5 Forms
• Completing, Submitting and Validating User Input Forms
• Copyright, Ethics and Legal Considerations

The course provides skills in all the basic and advanced concepts of Python programming.

Chapter 1: Introduction
- About the Course
- Learning Objectives
- Audience
- Approach
- Minimum Hardware Requirements
- Software Requirements
- Conventions
- Installation
- Installing the Code Bundle

Chapter 2: Introducing Python
- Working with the Python Interactive Shell
- Writing and Running Simple Scripts
- Variables
- User Input, Comments, and Indentations

Chapter 3: Data Types
- Numerical Data
- Strings
- Lists
- Booleans

Chapter 4: Control Statements
- Control Statements
- The if Statement
- The while Statement
- while Versus if
- Loops
- The for Loop
- The range Function
- Nesting Loops
- Breaking Out of Loops

Chapter 5: Functions
- Built-In Functions
- User-Defined Functions
- Function Arguments
- Anonymous Functions

Chapter 6: Lists and Tuples
- List Syntax
- List Methods
- List Comprehensions
- Tuple Syntax
- Accessing Tuple Elements
- Accessing Tuple Elements
- Tuple Methods

Chapter 7: Dictionaries and Sets
- Working with Dictionaries
- Additional Dictionary Attributes
- Ordered Dictionaries
- The Basics of Sets
- Set Operations
- Frozen Sets

Chapter 8: Object-Oriented Programming
- A First Look at OOP
- OOP in Python
- Methods in a Class
- Class Versus Instance Attributes
- Class Versus Instance Methods
- Class Inheritance
- Multiple Inheritance

Chapter 9: Modules, Packages, and File Operations
- Defining Modules
- Imports and Import Statements
- Modules and Packages
- File Operations
- The file Object
- Reading and Writing to Files
- Handling Structured Data

Chapter 10: Error Handling
- Built-In Exceptions
- Handling Errors and Exceptions
- Custom Exceptions

Course Comparison

Units

  Intermediate
  Professional
Software Development Fundamentals
CIW: Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist
Python Fundamentals
Beginning C# 7 Programming
Oracle OCA Java SE 8 Programmer
OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II
 

 

Professional Software Developer Course

Progress your learning, improve your employment opportunities and take control of your future with the following certificates:

This course will help you build an understanding of these topics: Core Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, General Software Development, Web Applications, Desktop Applications, and Databases.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Programming
- Understanding Computer Programming
- Understanding Decision Structures
- Understanding Repetition Structures
- Understanding Exception Handling

Chapter 2: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- Understanding Objects
- Understanding Inheritance
- Understanding Polymorphism
- Understanding Encapsulation

Chapter 3: Understanding General Software Development
- Understanding Application Lifecycle Management
- Understanding Testing
- Interpret Application Specifications
- Understanding Data Structures
- Understanding Sorting Algorithms

Chapter 4: Understanding Web Applications
- Understanding Web Page Development
- Understanding ASP.NET Application Development
- Understanding IIS Web Hosting
- Understanding Web Services Development

Chapter 5: Understanding Desktop Applications
- Understanding Windows Forms Applications
- Understanding Console-Based Applications
- Understanding Windows Services

Chapter 6: Understanding Databases
- Understanding Database Management System
- Understanding Database Query Methods
- Understanding Stored Procedures
- Understanding Database Connection Methods

CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist
HTML5 - Hypertext Markup Language version 5 / CSS3 - Cascading Style Sheets version 3

Topics:
• HTML5 Essentials
• Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Technology
• Using CSS Version 3 (CSS3)
• Using Advanced CSS3 Techniques
• Introduction to JavaScript
• JavaScript Events, Functions and Methods
• Using HTML5 APIs
• Developing HTML5 Forms
• Completing, Submitting and Validating User Input Forms
• Copyright, Ethics and Legal Considerations

The course provides skills in all the basic and advanced concepts of Python programming.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    - About the Course
    - Learning Objectives
    - Audience
    - Approach
    - Minimum Hardware Requirements
    - Software Requirements
    - Conventions
    - Installation
    - Installing the Code Bundle

    Chapter 2: Introducing Python
    - Working with the Python Interactive Shell
    - Writing and Running Simple Scripts
    - Variables
    - User Input, Comments, and Indentations

    Chapter 3: Data Types
    - Numerical Data
    - Strings
    - Lists
    - Booleans

    Chapter 4: Control Statements
    - Control Statements
    - The if Statement
    - The while Statement
    - while Versus if
    - Loops
    - The for Loop
    - The range Function
    - Nesting Loops
    - Breaking Out of Loops

    Chapter 5: Functions
    - Built-In Functions
    - User-Defined Functions
    - Function Arguments
    - Anonymous Functions

    Chapter 6: Lists and Tuples
    - List Syntax
    - List Methods
    - List Comprehensions
    - Tuple Syntax
    - Accessing Tuple Elements
    - Accessing Tuple Elements
    - Tuple Methods

    Chapter 7: Dictionaries and Sets
    - Working with Dictionaries
    - Additional Dictionary Attributes
    - Ordered Dictionaries
    - The Basics of Sets
    - Set Operations
    - Frozen Sets

    Chapter 8: Object-Oriented Programming
    - A First Look at OOP
    - OOP in Python
    - Methods in a Class
    - Class Versus Instance Attributes
    - Class Versus Instance Methods
    - Class Inheritance
    - Multiple Inheritance

    Chapter 9: Modules, Packages, and File Operations
    - Defining Modules
    - Imports and Import Statements
    - Modules and Packages
    - File Operations
    - The file Object
    - Reading and Writing to Files
    - Handling Structured Data

    Chapter 10: Error Handling
    - Built-In Exceptions
    - Handling Errors and Exceptions
    - Custom Exceptions

1 - Advanced Class Design:
Reviewing OCA Concepts, Using instanceof, Understanding Virtual Method Invocation, Annotating Overridden Methods, Coding equals, hashCode, and toString, Working with Enums, Creating Nested Classes, Summary & Exam Essentials


2 - Design Patterns and Principles:
Designing an Interface, Introducing Functional Programming, Implementing Polymorphism, Understanding Design Principles, Working with Design Patterns, Summary & Exam Essentials
 

3 - Generics and Collections:
Reviewing OCA Collections, Working with Generics, Using Lists, Sets, Maps, and Queues, Comparator vs. Comparable, Searching and Sorting, Additions in Java 8, Summary & Exam Essentials

4 - Functional Programming:
Using Variables in Lambdas, Working with Built-In Functional Interfaces, Returning an Optional, Using Streams, Working with Primitives, Working with Advanced Stream Pipeline Concepts, Summary & Exam Essentials

5 - Dates, Strings, and Localization:
Working with Dates and Times, Reviewing the String class, Adding Internationalization and Localization, Summary & Exam Essentials

6 - Exceptions and Assertions:
Reviewing Exceptions, Creating Custom Exceptions, Using Multi-catch, Using Try-With-Resources, Rethrowing Exceptions, Working with Assertions, Summary & Exam Essentials

7 - Concurrency:
Introducing Threads, Creating Threads with the ExecutorService, Synchronizing Data Access, Using Concurrent Collections, Working with Parallel Streams, Managing Concurrent Processes, Identifying Threading Problems, Summary & Exam Essentials

8 - IO:
Understanding Files and Directories, Introducing Streams, Working with Streams, Interacting with Users, Summary & Exam Essentials

9 - NIO.2:
Introducing NIO.2, Interacting with Paths and Files, Understanding File Attributes, Presenting the New Stream Methods, Comparing Legacy File and NIO.2 Methods, Summary & Exam Essentials

10 - JDBC: 
Introducing Relational Databases and SQL, Introducing the Interfaces of JDBC, Connecting to a Database, Obtaining a Statement, Executing a Statement, Getting Data from a ResultSet, Closing Database Resources, Dealing with Exceptions, Summary & Exam Essentials

11 - Appendix A:
OCP 8 (1Z0-809), Upgrade from Java 7 (1Z0-810) & Upgrade from Java 6 or lower (1Z0-813)

12 - Appendix B:
Enhancing the Java Language, Formatting and Parsing, Applying Locks, Working with Directories, Summary & Exam Essentials

13 - Appendix C:
Method Details, Intrinsic Locks, Interface Details, Class ThreadLocalRandom, Class RandomAccessFile, Enum StandardOpenOption & Enum FileVisitResult

14 - Appendix D: How to Install JDK 8 (on Windows & Ubuntu):
Downloading JDK, Installing JDK on Microsoft Windows & Installing JDK on Ubuntu
 

1 - Introduction:
Who This Course Is For, What This Course Covers, How This Course Is Structured, What You Need To Use This Course & Conventions

2 - Introducing C#:
What is the .NET Framework?, What is C#? & Visual Studio 2017

3 - Writing a C# Program:
The Visual Studio 2017 Development Environment, Console Applications & Desktop Applications

4 - Variables and Expressions:
Basic C# Syntax, Basic C# Console Application Structure, Variables, Expressions & Exercises

5 - Flow Control:
Boolean Logic, Branching, Looping & Exercises

6 - More About Variables:
Type Conversion, Complex Variable Types, String Manipulation & Exercises

7 - Functions:
Defining and Using Functions, Variable Scope, The Main() Function, Struct Functions, Overloading Functions, Using Delegates & Exercises

8 - Debugging and Error Handling:
Debugging in Visual Studio, Error Handling & Exercises

9 - Introducing to Object-Oriented Programming:
What is Object-Oriented Programming?, OOP Techniques, OOP in Desktop Applications & Exercises

10 - Defining Class:
Class Definitions in C#, System.Object, Constructors and Destructors, OOP Tools in Visual Studio, Class Library Projects, Interfaces Versus Abstract Classes, Struct Types, Shallow Copying versus Deep Copying & Exercises

11 - Defining Class Members:
Member Definitions, Additional Class Member Topics, Interface Implementation, Partial Class Definitions, Partial Method Definitions, Example Application, The Call Hierarchy Window & Exercises

12 - Collections, Comparisons, and Conversions:
Collections, Comparisons, Conversions & Exercises

13 - Generics:
What are Generics?, Using Generics, Defining Generic Types, Variance & Exercises

14 - Additional C# Techniques:
The :: Operator and the Global Namespace Qualifier, Custom Exceptions, Events, Expanding and Using Cardlib, Attributes, Initializers, Type Inference, Anonymous Types, Dynamic Lookup, Advanced Method Parameters, Lambda Expressions & Exercises

15 - Basic Desktop Programming:
XAML, The Playground, Control Layout & The Game Client

16 - Advanced Desktop Programming:
Creating and Styling Controls, WPF User Controls, The Main Window, Putting it All Together & Exercises

17 - Basic Cloud Programming:
The Cloud, Cloud Computing, and the Cloud Optimized Stack, Cloud Patterns and Best Practices, Using Microsoft Azure C# Libraries to Create a Storage Container & Creating an ASP.Net 4.7 Web Site that uses the Storage Container

18 - Advanced Cloud Programming and Deployment:
Creating an ASP.NET Web API, Deploying and Consuming an ASP.NET Web API on Microsoft Azure, Scaling an ASP.NET Web API on Microsoft Azure &Exercises

19 - .Net Standard and .Net Core:
Cross?Platform Basics and Key “Must Know” Terms, What is .Net Standard, and Why Is It Needed?, Referencing and Targeting Frameworks, What Is .Net Core?, Building and Packaging a .Net Standard Library, Building a .Net Core Application with Visual Studio & Porting from .Net Framework to .Net Core

20 - ASP.Net and ASP.Net Core:
Overview of Web Applications, Which ASP.NET to Use and Why, Using ASP.NET Web Forms, Creating ASP.NET Core Web Applications & What You Learned In This Lesson

21 - Files:
File Classes for Input and Output, Streams, Monitoring the File System & Exercises

22 - XML and JSON:
XML Basics, JSON Basics, XML Schemas, XML Document Object Model, Converting XML to JSON, Searching XML with XPath & Exercises

23 - LINQ:
LINQ to XML, LINQ Providers, LINQ Query Syntax, LINQ Method Syntax, Ordering Query Results, Understanding the Orderby Clause, Querying a Large Data Set, Using Aggregate Operators, Using the Select Distinct Query, Ordering by Multiple Levels, Using Group Queries, Using Joins & Exercises

24 - Databases:
Using Databases, Installing SQL Server Express, Entity Framework, A Code First Database, But Where Is My Database?, Navigating Database Relationships, Handling Migrations, Creating and Querying XML from an Existing Database & Exercises

25 - Windows Communication Foundation:
What Is WCF?, WCF Concepts, WCF Programming & Exercises

26 - Universal Apps:
Getting Started, Windows Universal Apps, 0App Concepts and Design, App Development, Common Elements of Windows Store Apps, The Windows Store & Exercises
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Gain hands-on expertise in Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer I exam certification exam by Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer I course. Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer I exam is designed to certify the competency of Java professionals in developing Java applications, mastering Java data types, operators and decision control structures, and understanding OOPs concepts of Java.

Lesson 1:
• Packaging, Compiling, and Interpreting Java Code
• The Java Platform
• Understand Packages
• Understand Package-Derived Classes
• Understand Class Structure
• Compile and Interpret Java Code
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 2:
• Programming with Java Statements
• Understand Assignment Statements
• Create and Use Conditional Statements
• Create and Use Iteration Statements
• Create and Use Transfer of Control Statements
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 3:
• Programming with Java Operators and Strings
• Understand Fundamental Operators
• Use String Objects and Their Methods
• Use StringBuilder Objects and Their Methods
• Test Equality Between Strings and Other Objects
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 4:
• Working with Basic Classes and Variables
• Understand Primitives, Enumerations, and Objects
• Use Primitives, Enumerations, and Objects
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 5:
• Understanding Methods and Variable Scope
• Create and Use Methods
• Pass Objects by Reference and Value
• Understand Variable Scope
• Create and Use Constructors
• Use the this and super Keywords
• Create Static Methods and Instance Variables
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 6:
• Programming with Arrays
• Work with Java Arrays
• Work with ArrayList Objects and Their Methods
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 7:
• Understanding Class Inheritance
• Implement and Use Inheritance and Class Types
• Understand Encapsulation Principles
• Advanced Use of Classes with Inheritance and Encapsulation
• Certification summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 8:
• Understanding Polymorphism and Casts
• Understand Polymorphism
• Understand Casting
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 9:
• Handling Exceptions
• Understand the Rationale and Types of Exceptions
• Understand the Nature of Exceptions
• Alter the Program Flow
• Recognize Common Exceptions
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 10:
• Programming with the Date and Time API
• Understand the Date and Time API
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 11:
• Understanding Lambda Expressions
• Write Lambda Expressions
• Certification Summary
• Two-Minute Drill

Lesson 12:
• Appendix A: Class Relationships
• Understand Class Compositions and Associations
• Class Compositions and Associations in Practice
• Appendix Summary

Lesson 13:
• Appendix B: Java SE 8 Packages
• Core Packages
• Integration Packages
• User Interface Packages
• Security Packages

What Should I Know About the Software Developer Course?

  • You’ll develop your knowledge in Software Fundamentals, HTML5, CSS3 and Python Fundamentals
  • Upgrade your learning with our Professional Software Developer course, benefit from 3 additional certificates: OCP Java SE 8 Programmer, OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II & Beginning C# 7 Programming​
  • Get your career in Software Development started in as little as 3 months
  • Be supported throughout your studies with your dedicated tutor - they're just an email or phone call away!
  • Complete your learning online and have flexibility over your studies – learn around life’s other commitments

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