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Certificate in Software Development & Design Essentials

Create Efficient, Scalable Software Components


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,765

Next start date:

January 20, 2022

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About this Program

Learning software development and design are 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.


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.

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  • 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


  • 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

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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