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Things Every Developer Should Know

This course covers a variety of skills that every developer should know, like working with zipped folders and taking screenshots to work with Visual Studio Code, and interacting with the developer community on Stack Overflow. These skills will help any developer be more prepared for additional learning and day-to-day work as a developer.

3 Months / 14 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Learning Method


No instructor. Study on your own schedule

Things Every Developer Should Know

Details + Objectives

Course Code: T14205

What You Will Learn
  • How to create and extract zip files on a Windows computer or a Mac
  • How to show extensions on a Windows computer or on a Mac
  • How to take screenshots
  • Basic commands in each shell
  • Navigate the file system using relative paths and absolute paths
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 14 course hours
How you will benefit
  • By learning these basic skills, developers will be more prepared to learn and develop additional skills.


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I. Zip Files
II. Showing Extensions
III. Taking Screenshots
IV. Using Command-Line Shell
V. Relative and Absolute Paths
VI. Environment Variables
VII. Browsers
VIII. Visual Studio Code
IX. Stack Overflow



There are no prerequisites to taking this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Animate (not included in enrollment).
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

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


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When can I get started?

You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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