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Full Stack Software Developer

Full stack software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They use different coding languages and intuitive technologies to create web applications that allow people to achieve specific tasks on a computer or on another device. Our Professional Certificate in Software Development program, fast tracks you into one of the most in demand professions worldwide: Full Stack Software Development. Software developers earn an average salary of $70,604 in the U.S. and enjoy more flexibility in their professional careers than most other industry roles. The demand for software developers is at a global all-time high. By 2024 growth in this area is projected to have increased by 17 percent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified Software Development as one of the top five areas of growth over the next ten years.

After completing this program, you will receive a certificate of completion and become an industry-ready full stack software developer. You will have a professional portfolio of real-world projects to showcase at interviews when you complete the program.

18 Months / 600 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

George Mason University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study on your own schedule.

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Full Stack Software Developer

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study on your own schedule.

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES375

What You Will Learn
  • How to create a frontend website based on frontend languages: on HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • The knowledge to implement a backend web server, managing data in a MySQL database using Python and the Flask framework
  • How to develop an interactive data visualization dashboard that loads data from MongoDB and displays using D3.js and DC.js
  • How to make a full-stack website using the Django framework on the backend, and seamlessly integrate it using Angular
  • Manage source code using Git and GitHub
  • Deploy your projects to the web using GitHub Pages and Heroku
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 600 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Earn a certificate of completion that can be shown to prospective employers
  • Prepare yourself for a career as a software developer, tech support specialist, technology officer, IT project manager, associate software developer, junior web developer, or IT consultant
  • You will have a portfolio comprised of 5 milestone projects and several mini projects to showcase your work
  • You will be able to create a fully interactive website entirely from scratch
  • Learn to present data in a visually striking way
Outline
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I.    User Centric Frontend Development
  A.   Introduction to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  B.   Introduction to Cloud 9
  C.   The Cloud 9 Ecosystem
  D.   The Command-line Interface
  E.   Git Basics
  F.   GitHub
  G.   Debugging HTML & CSS In the Browser
  H.   Introduction to Responsive Web Design
  I.   Media queries
  J.   Mobile vs desktop approach
  K.   CSS transitions
  L.   CSS animations
  M.   CSS transformations
  N.   CSS witchcraft
  O.   Bootstrap Basecamp
  P.   Core CSS & The Grid System
  Q.   Components
  R.   Beyond Bootstrap
  S.   Introduction to User Experience Design (UXD)
  T.   The Strategy Plane
  U.   The Scope Plane
  V.   The Structure Plane
  W.   The Skeleton Plane
  X.   The Surface Plane
  Y.   Putting it all together -  Resumé Mini Project I
  Z.   Milestone Project           
  AA. Learn definitions and tasks performed by peer specialists
  BB. Learn the value of inspiring hope and contributing to the development of a recovery culture
  CC. Be introduced to appropriate roles in the workplace
  DD. Understand how their own values are formed and how understanding themselves effects the way in which they understand others
  EE.   Be introduced to concepts such as conflict resolution, cultural competency and tolerance
  FF.   Understand the importance of self-care and design a self-care plan
II.    Interactive Frontend Development
  A.   Introduction to Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass)
  B.   CSS Extensions
  C.   SCSS as a scripting language
  D.   Structuring with SCSS
  E.   Responsive Design with SCSS
  F.   Test-Driven Development Using Jasmine
  G.   Introduction to jQuery
  H.   jQuery Events
  I.   Traversing the DOM
  J.   Introduction to Data Visualizations
  K.   Scalable Vector Graphics
  L.   D3.js
  M.   DC.js and Crossfilter.js
  N.   Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  O.   Consuming APIs Using JavaScript
  P.   Data & The DOM
  Q.   Putting it all together -  Resumé Mini Project II
  R.   Milestone Project           
III.    Practical Python
  A.   Core Python
  B.   Getting Started with Python in Cloud 9
  C.   Test Driven Development with Python
  D.   Getting to grips with algorithms
  E.   Boggle Solver Part One
  F.   Boggle Solver Part Two
  G.   Reading and writing to files
  H.   The Flask Framework
  I.   Getting Started with Flask
  J.   Applying Styles
  K.   Flask and Data
  L.   Routing and Templates
  M.   Deploying to Heroku
  N.   Putting it all together -  Flask Chat Application Mini Project
  O.   Milestone Project
IV.    Data Centric Development
  A.   Data Fundamentals
  B.   Data Store Types
  C.   Database Fundamentals
  D.   Relational Database Design
  E.   A Database Management System in Action - MySQL
  F.   SQL In Action
  G.   Python and MySQL
  H.   Twitter API - Setup and Trends
  I.   Twitter API - Tweets I
  J.   Twitter API - Tweets II
  K.   Twitter Streams - Storing
  L.   Twitter Streams - Reading Back
  M.   Introduction to Go Humongous with MongoDB
  N.   Create a MongoDB Database
  O.   Manipulate Data Using Mongo Shell
  P.   Manipulate Data Programmatically with Python
  Q.   Manipulate Data with A Custom User Interface
  R.   Putting it all together -  Flask Task Manager Application Mini Project
  S.   Milestone Project
V.    Full Stack Frameworks
  A.   Hello Django
  B.   Testing Django
  C.   Heroku toolbelt
  D.   Making our code deployment ready
  E.   Deploying to Heroku
  F.   Environments, Automation & Security
  G.   Introduction to Authentication & Authorization
  H.   Getting Set Up
  I.   Logging Out
  J.   Creating Login Functionality
  K.   Authorization
  L.   User Registration & Profiles
  M.   Password Reset
  N.   Custom Authentication
  O.   Bootstrapping A Django Project
  P.   Create a Blog
  Q.   Create Models, Views and URLs
  R.   Create HTML templates and CSS styles
  S.   Blog Deployment
  T.   Putting it all together -  Django ECommerce Application Mini Project
  U.   Milestone Project
Instructors
Brian O’Grady

Brian O’Grady has 17 years of professional industry and educational experience in the classroom, including a position as a Solution Architect on the Building Schools for the Future initiative across the UK. He has extensive experience in many different areas, including analytics and program content creation for Thomson Learning.

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this online program, however you will be asked to provide proof of English ETLS level of 6.0 (or equivalent) or higher if English is not your first language.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

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

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the program.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

When can I start the program?

The Professional Certificate in Software Development has a policy of continuous enrollment.  You can register as soon as you are ready and begin learning.  New sessions of Stream 1 will start the third Tuesday of every month. 
Please note:  Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Students will receive 20 mentor hours with industry professionals to help guide them through program material. Students will also be added to a private Slack channel where they can get help from mentors and peers on a 24/7 basis.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
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