Software Engineering Boot Camp

Did you know that the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics predicts there will be a 25% nationwide growth for software engineering roles through 2031? They also predict there will be around 189,200 job openings for software engineers yearly.

The Software Engineering Boot Camp takes a holistic approach towards teaching both front-end and back-end technologies, ultimately helping turn students into software developers or full stack developers. This six-month online software engineering boot camp will...

6 Months / 460 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: GES3084

What you will learn

  • Be able to understand basic programming concepts
  • Execute on web development fundamental languages and tools such as HTML & CSS
  • Be able to make websites interactive using Javascript & jQuery
  • Gain full command on version control system i.e. Git / Github
  • Be able to use full functions of Bootstrap to improve website aesthetics
  • Be able to integrate database programming into websites using MySQL & NodeJS

How you will benefit

  • Correctly apply various programming and web design concepts in real-life situations/projects
  • Prepare for in-demand job roles and free-lance opportunities
  • Gain the knowledge to pass the official CompTIA ITF+ certification—giving you an advantage over other job seeking candidates
  • Obtain best and accepted solutions of the common problems faced by professionals in software development industry
  • Understand how to think like a software engineer and how to have a systematic engineering approach to software development

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 460 course hours
  1. Study & Learning Skills
    1. Introduction
    2. How The Brain Works
    3. Modes Of Thinking
    4. Competency
    5. Study Techniques Part 1 Familiar Practices and Notorious Practices
    6. Study Techniques Part 2 Elaborative Interrogation
    7. Study Techniques Part 3 Self Explanation
    8. Study Techniques Part 4 Practice Testing
    9. Study Techniques Part 5 Spaced Repetition
    10. Study Techniques Part 6 Interleaving
    11. Thank You - references to students getting in touch
  2. Principles of Software Engineering I: principles of engineering, software development lifecycle
    1. Introduction
    2. Software Engineering
    3. Software development lifecycle
    4. Lifecycle models
    5. The project team
  3. CompTIA IT Fundamentals ITF+
    1. Using Computers
    2. Using Apps and Databases
    3. Using Computer Hardware
    4. Using Networks
    5. Security Concepts
    6. Infrastructure
  4. Starting with Git & GitHub
    1. Welcome to Git and GitHub
    2. Using Git
    3. Using GitHub
    4. Additional Features
  5. Introduction to Web Development
    1. Introduction
    2. What does a web developer do
    3. Installing software for web development
    4. Folders, terminal, computer networks
  6. Introduction to HTML & CSS
    1. Introduction
    2. HTML fundamentals
    3. HTML forms and Multimedia
    4. CSS fundamentals
  7. Introduction to UX and Product Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Product management
    3. User experience design
  8. Introduction to Bootstrap
    1. Layout Design with Bootstrap
    2. Page Navigation in Bootstrap 4
    3. Page Content Components
    4. Application Setup, Deployment, and Hosting
  9. Fundamentals of Modern JavaScript – ES6 & Beyond
  10. Dynamic & Interactive Web Pages – Beginners JavaScript DOM
  11. JavaScript Async
  12. Data Structures & Algorithm Theory
    1. Introduction
    2. Big O notation
    3. Big data structures
    4. Recursion
    5. Linked list and binary trees
    6. Heaps and sorting
    7. Dynamic programming
  13. Principles of Software Engineering II: System Design
  14. JavaScript Objects and OOP Programming with JavaScript
  15. Principles of Software Engineering III: Software design, UML
  16. Introduction to React
  17. React Router and Redux
    1. Introduction
    2. React Router
    3. Redux
  18. Scrum and Agile immersion
    1. Introduction
    2. Agile Overview
    3. Scrum Overview
    4. Roles and Responsibilities
    5. Project Lifecycle
    6. Building High Performing Teams
    7. Scaling Agile
    8. Closure
  19. Python programming fundamentals
    1. Introduction
    2. Introduction to Python
    3. Language Fundamentals
    4. Functions
    5. Exception Handling
    6. Data Structures
    7. Object Oriented Programming
    8. Interacting with Files and Directories
    9. Module and Packages
  20. Learn Python Django From Scratch
    1. Introduction to Django
    2. Creating a User Authentication System
    3. Frontending
    4. E-Commerce
    5. File Uploading, Ajax, and Emailing
    6. Geolocation and Map Integration
    7. Django Power-Ups: Services and Signals
    8. Testing Your Site
  21. Querying Data with SQL
    1. Introduction to SQL
    2. More SQL: Intermediate Functions
    3. SQL: Output Control
    4. SQL: Table Modification
    5. SQL: Common Table Expressions
  22. Building Functional Prototypes using Node.js
    1. Intro to Back-End Web Development
    2. Writing Server-Side JavaScript with Node.js
    3. Working with Databases
    4. Deploying on Azure
  23. Starting with REST API's
    1. Welcome to Starting With REST API's
    2. Developing REST API's

Zsolt Nagy

Zsolt Nagy has a Master of Science degree in IT Engineering. He is also certified in Front-End Web UI Frameworks and Bootstrap 4. He has several years of relevant professional experience and is currently working as a Senior Engineering Manager in a leading software company. Previously, he has served as the Head of Front-end Engineering at a global ad tech company.


There are no prerequisites to take this boot camp.

Certification Requirements:


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs and Chromebooks are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

According to Lightcast, previously known as Burning Glass, the average software engineer salary is $98,840.

A software engineer is an IT professional who designs, develops, and maintains computer software at a company. They use their creativity and technical skills and apply the principles of software engineering to help solve new and ongoing problems for an organization.

As a software engineer, you will likely research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. In this profession, you analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Additionally, you may update software or enhance existing software capabilities.

You may even work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems and develop specifications and performance requirements. Some also may maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.

Yes, this boot camp prepares you for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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