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coding for business professionals

Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals

Coding Fundamentals for Business Professionals is a brand new program aimed at entrepreneurs and traditional practitioners in the areas of marketing, project management, HR and finance. This program will teach you how to speak the language of coding, without actually having to learn to code, in order to better communicate with I.T. staff. As a result, projects will be delivered on time and in budget thanks to having a greater understanding of the processes and requirements involved at the outset.

 

At the end of this program you will have the ability to effectively plan and communicate all of the digital elements of their projects. By knowing the capabilities and skills involved, you will be equipped to handle all of a client’s queries at the outset of a project, plan accordingly, and then communicate the requirements to your development team in a language they can understand. You will learn how different programming languages interact, and the function of each. Utilizing this knowledge will allow you to become an innovator on the digital elements of projects and have a greater input. Finally, you will learn how to empower and build great digital teams. 

6 Months / 50 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals

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Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals Details + Objective

Course Code: GES376

You Will Learn
  • Understand the software development life-cycle that will empower you to contribute to the technology decision making within your role
  • Know how to brief coders into a project in a language you’ll both understand
  • Know how to build and empower great coding teams
  • Know key concepts and business opportunities of software development
  • Know Where, Why and When programming languages including Java, HTML, CSS, Python, C++ and more are used
  • Know the importance UI and UX focused design. (Mobile, Responsive Web Design)
  • Know Core coding competencies: Front End, Back End, frameworks, software development, Cloud Computing, Data Management, and APIs
How the course is taught
  • Self paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 50 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Equip yourself to handle all of a client’s queries at the onset of a project and plan accordingly
  • Become an innovator on the digital elements of projects and have a greater input
  • Effectively empower and build great digital teams
Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals Outline
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Course Introduction and Front End Development

Learn the coding fundamentals for Business Professionals. Explore what Front End Development has to offer. Explore the World Wide Web by looking at the anatomy of an HTML page, common HTML elements, and HTML5 and the Semantic Web. Explore CSS Basics. Learn how you can target individuals and groups in addition to additional targeted styling. Learn about the Box Model. Explore responsive design, JavaScript Basics, and Native Apps. Discover HTML Hello World, HTML Semantic, CSS and Responsive Walkthroughs. Learn about User Experience strategy Plane, Scope Plane, Structure Plane Skeleton Plane, and Surface Plane.

Programming Languages

Begin with an introduction to programming languages by looking at the instructions, complexity and code. Discover the paradigms in programming languages. Explore Object Oriented programming and Functional Programming. Learn about introducing a new language and dealing with data.

Data Storage & Retrieval

Learn about how to store and retrieve data by looking at the entities and attributes of data, where data is stored, where data comes from, and how to acquire new data. Then look at CRUD Operations and how to export data. Gain and introduction to the different types of databases such as: Relational Databases, NoSQl & Key-Value Databases, Document-oriented Databases, and Specialized Databases. Gain all you need to know about data management as you learn what it is and the different types of data. End this session exploring data security

Cloud Computing

Learn all about cloud computing. Discover where cloud computing came from, the benefits of each layer, the risks of cloud computing, as well as the competitive advantages. Learn how to choose a provider and move to The Cloud.

Application Programming Interfaces and Frameworks

Gain knowledge of application and programming interfaces. Discover plugs & sockets. Discover what an API is, why to build and API and explore the different types of API’s. Learn about the different API models and the advantages of each. Learn all about Frameworks and good development principles. Discover Client Side Frameworks, and Server Side Frameworks. Look at WordPress as a simple way to customize and become familiar with WordPress Dashboard.

Open Source Development and Software Development Process

Gain and understanding of Open Source Development by looking at the characteristics of Open Source, and Open Source Software available. Learn all about Licensing and Version Control. Become familiar with Git Commands and the pros and cons of using Git. Gain knowledge of software development by looking the Waterfall Process, Rational Unified Process, Agile principles and problems, Lean Software Development. 

Building & Empowering Great Teams

Discover how to build great teams. Learn to engage through developers, branding, social media, and Open Source. Learn how to conduct interviews, the problems with interviews and technical pre screening. Discover why people leave as you look at real world scenarios. Learn how to communicate with your team and how to empower them. Discover ways to protect your team as well as how to reward them.

Program Details

I.    Course Introduction
        A.    Coding Fundamentals for Business Professionals – an Introduction
II.    Front End Development
        A.    Front End Development – Introduction        
        B.    World Wide Web        
        C.    Anatomy of an HTML Page        
        D.    Common HTML Elements        
        E.    HTML5 & the Semantic Web                
        F.    CSS Basics        
        G.    CSS Targeting an Individual        
        H.    CSS Targeting a Group       
         I.    Additional Targeted Styling        
        J.    Transitions & Transformations      
        K.    The Box Model        
        L.    Responsive Design        
        M.    JavaScript Basics        
        N.    Native Apps                
        O.    HTML Hello World Walkthrough        
        P.    HTML Semantic Walkthrough        
        Q.    CSS Walkthrough        
        R.    Responsive Walkthrough        
        S.    User Experience Overview        
        T.    User Experience Strategy Plane        
        U.    User Experience Scope Plane        
        V.    User Experience Structure Plane        
        W.    User Experience Skeleton Plane        
        X.    User Experience Surface Plane           
        Y.    Front End Development Module Quiz
III.    Programming Languages
        A.    Programming Languages – Introduction        
        B.    Instructions        
        C.    Complexity       
        D.    Code        
        E.    Programming Languages       
        F.    Paradigms        
        G.    Object Oriented Programming       
        H.    Mutable State        
         I.     Functional Programming        
        J.     Compilers        
        K.    Interpreters             
        L.     Ecosystems       
       M.    Platforms        
        N.    Why Do Programmers Care?       
        O.    Considering Introducing a New Language       
        P.    Introducing a New Language       
        Q.    Dealing with Data        
        R.    Language Debates        
IV.    Data Storage & Retrieval
        A.    Data Storage & Retrieval – Introduction        
        B.    What is Data?       
        C.    Entities & Attributes        
        D.    Where Data is Stored        
        E.    Where Data Comes From        
        F.    How We Acquire New Data        
        G.    CRUD Operations & Data Export        
        H.    Data Access Patterns                
        I.    Data Store Types Overview        
        J.    File-based Data Stores        
        K.    JSON & XML        
        L.    An Introduction to Databases        
        M.    The Context of a Database in Your Software        
        N.    Introduction to Relational Databases        
        O.    NoSQL & Key-Value Databases        
        P.    Introduction to Document-oriented Databases        
        Q.    Specialized Databases & Summary of Overview        
        R.    Relational Database Design Overview        
        S.    Conceptual Design Phase        
        T.    Logical Design Phase        
        U.    Null Values        
        V.    Physical Data Model & Indexes        
        W.    Normalization        
        X.    SQL        
        Y.    Transactions & Concurrency        
        Z.    MySQL Workbench Data Modeling        
     AA.    MySQL Workbench CRUD Operations        
     BB.    Document-oriented Database Design        
     CC.    Document-oriented Database Summary        
     DD.    Mongo Management Studio CRUD Operations        
     EE.    Security Introduction & DBMS Users        
     FF.    SQL Injection        
     GG.    Additional Security Recommendations        
     HH.    Backups Introduction        
       II.     Backups & Recovery Procedures
      JJ.     Scalability & Availability Introduction        
   KK.     Replication & the CAP Theorem        
    LL.     Criteria for Choosing a Data Store      
    MM.  Choosing a Data Store & Module Summary   
V.    Data Management
        A.    Data Management – Introduction        
        B.    What is Data Management?        
        C.    Types of Data        
        D.    DMBOK Wheel        
        E.    Data as an Asset        
        F.    Data & Information        
        G.    Data Quality        
        H.    Data Quality Dimensions        
         I.    Data Governance        
        J.    Big Data        
        K.    Data Insight        
        L.    Data Visualization Part 1 & 2
        M.    Reference Data        
        N.    Data Security            
VI.    Cloud Computing
        A.    Cloud Computing – Introduction        
        B.    An Overview        
        C.    Where Did It Come From?        
        D.    Stack Model        
        E.    Benefits of Each Layer                
        F.    Deployment Models        
        G.    Risks of Cloud Computing        
        H.    Competitive Advantages        
        I.    Choosing a Provider        
        J.    Moving to The Cloud        
VII.    Application Programming Interfaces
        A.    Application Programming Interfaces – Introduction        
        B.    Plugs & Sockets        
        C.    What is an API?        
        D.    The API Economy        
        E.    Why Build an API?        
        F.    API Types        
        G.    API Business Models        
        H.    API Competitive Advantages        
        I.    REST Architecture        
        J.    API Integration Platforms        
        K.    API Integration Platforms – IFTTT        
        L.    API Integration Platforms – Zapier        
        M.    Internet of Things        
        N.    Internet of Things – Be Smarter        
VIII.    Frameworks
        A.    Frameworks – Introduction        
        B.    Goals        
        C.    Good Development Principles        
        D.    MVC        
        E.    Client Side Frameworks – Bootstrap        
        F.    Client Side Frameworks – AngularJS Introduction        
        G.    Client Side Frameworks – Why AngularJS?        
        H.    Server Side Web Frameworks – Django        
        I.    Server Side Web Frameworks – Django Structure        
        J.    Django Primer        
        K.    Server Side Web Frameworks – ASP.Net        
        L.    Server Side Web Frameworks – Rails        
        M.    Server Side Web Frameworks – WordPress        
        N.    Server Side Web Frameworks – WordPress Usage        
        O.    WordPress Basics        
        P.    WordPress Simple Customization        
        Q.    WordPress Dashboard        
        R.    Server Side Web Frameworks – Other Contributors        
IX.    Open Source Development
        A.    Open Source – Introduction        
        B.    Characteristics of Open Source        
        C.    What is Open Source Software?        
        D.    What Is Licensing?        
        E.    Licensing Categories        
        F.    Copy-Left Licenses        
        G.    Open Source & Commerce        
        H.    Version Control        
        I.    Common Features of Version Control        
        J.    Git        
        K.    Git Commands        
        L.    Pros & Cons of Using Git        
        M.    GitHub        
        N.    Git & GitHub Primer        
        O.    GitHub Pages Primer        
        P.    Linux        
        Q.    Linux Primer        
X.    Software Development Process
        A.    Software Crisis        
        B.    Software Development Process – Introduction        
        C.    The Construction Metaphor        
        D.    The Waterfall Process        
        E.    The Benefits of the Waterfall Model        
        F.    Problems with the Waterfall        
        G.    Rational Unified Process        
        H.    Product vs Project Mindset        
        I.    Agile        
        J.    Agile Principles        
        K.    Agile Problems        
        L.    Lean Software Development        
        M.    Lean Software Development – Part 2        
        N.    DevOps        
        O.    The Reality          
        P.    Scenarios 1-5   
        Q.    Scenarios 1-5 Thoughts        
        R.    Impact on Developers        
XI.    Building & Empowering Great Teams
        A.    Introduction to Building Teams        
        B.    Building Great Teams        
        C.    Hiring        
        D.    Engaging with Developers        
        E.    Engaging Through Branding        
        F.    Engaging via Social Media        
        G.    Engaging Through Open Source             
        H.    Interviews        
        I.    Problems with Interviews        
        J.    Targeted Interviews        
        K.    Technical Pre Screening        
        L.    The Interview Itself        
        M.    Why People Leave        
        N.    Remuneration        
        O.    The Real Issues        
        P.    Real World Scenarios        
        Q.    Flexibility        
        R.    Leading for Success        
        S.    The Manager        
        T.    Communication        
        U.    Empowerment        
        V.    Protecting the Team        
        W.    Rewards        
        X.    Context Switching Exercise        
        Y.    Working with Contractors        
        Z.    Remote Workers        
 

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Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals Instructors
Brian O’Grady

Brian O’Grady has 17 years of professional industry and educational experience to the classroom, including solution Architect on the Building Schools for the Future initiative across the UK.

He has extensive experience in diverse areas of expertise from analytics to course content creation (for Thomson Learning).

Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

This online program can be taken on a PC or MAC. It is compatible with Windows 8 or later or OS X 10 or later operating systems. Your system will need at least 8 gigabytes of RAM. You will need the latest version of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. All program materials will be available online.

Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because 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 six (6) 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 hours for each program. Don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No.

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.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

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?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

The Coding Fundamentals for Business Professionals program has a new session that starts the first 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.

Does this program prepare for a certification?

This program is a knowledge-based course. There is not a certification available.

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