About this Program
Learning software development and design is one of the best ways to grow your career as a developer. Having a solid understanding of algorithms, data structures, design patterns and system design will prepare you to create efficient, maintainable and scalable software components as well as integrate them flawlessly on any system.
In this three-course certificate program, we’ll cover some of the necessary skills and knowledge required for your long-term success. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of software development and design, methods for problem solving as well as how to apply the concepts to your job. You’ll also learn about concepts such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) and micro-services.
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How to Become a Software Developer DESIGNED FOR
Professionals who have experience coding in a common object-oriented programming language and are looking to move into computer science or software development or enhance their existing skill set.
Instructor Sanjeev Qazi explains how the program enables students to learn how to use structures and algorithms to create scalable software components and grow their careers as developers.
Play WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Ways to build data structures and compare their performance and uses
Methods for creating and implementing algorithms from scratch
How to apply design principles and patterns to build software applications
The basics of building extensible, secure, scalable and high-performing applications that can be used to build real-world software solutions
How to answer common software developer job interview questions
GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Create algorithms and data structures from scratch and learn how to pick the right ones for programming solutions to real-life problems
Design a software system of a single component
Build a larger software system that includes multiple components
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the
Projected job growth for software developers in Washington state (2020-2030)
Average salary for software developers in Washington state
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