Software Developer Foundations
The Software Developer Foundations course is the first step to making a lucrative career change to the field of Software Development.
This course is a prerequisite to enrolling in the Certified Software Developer Program and will provide participants with a practical introduction to Python language basics, focusing on employing Python libraries to address common challenges with data access, data filtering and manipulation and data analysis.
Software Developer Course Description
The Software Developer Foundations program introduces participants to the critical and common elements of computer programming through the use of the Python programming language. This program provides practical, hands-on experience with the latest, in-demand technologies that are in use today by software developers, data engineers, and web developers. Rather than an exhaustive dive into one programming language, preference is given to a common paradigm:
- Extract data.
- Transform the data.
- Load the data.
To provide students the best opportunity to absorb and apply these new skills quickly, the Software Developer Foundations course follows a project-based format. This means students will be given a real-world, software development project at the beginning of the class and our instructors will teach the skills needed to execute the project successfully. Students will end the course with a capstone project to certify their ability to perform the functions of a software developer.
Software Developer Foundations Cost & Program Dates
The Software Developer Foundations course costs $2,500.
The program is offered in a part-time format of Tuesday – Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm for 10 weeks and 2 full day Saturday classes from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (Saturday dates are listed in session Schedule below).
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The Software Developer Foundations program is designed for participants with a demonstrated commitment to learning, a strong interest in coding and an understanding that exposure to important technologies is a vital step toward a career in the software sector.
Students taking this program should have a strong desire to launch a career in Software Development and have access to these basic technical requirements:
- Text editor
- Microsoft apps
- Gmail account
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If you are desiring a career change and know that technology is the field for you, then this Software Developer Foundations course is exactly what you need. The skills you learn in this course can translate to a number of lucrative positions in software development, sales, customer support and more. These positions often don’t require degrees, or multiple years of experience so long as you have right foundation of knowledge. If you are ready to make a big change, then register below for an upcoming session.
This course is eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
- Understand core concepts of computer programming
- Learn how to program using the Python Programming Language
- Gain familiarity with the broad range of application areas that the Python programming language has impacted
- Gain a strong working knowledge of fundamental Python programming constructs such as built-in datatypes, variables, conditional logic, control flow, loops, list comprehensions, and functions
- Code using Google Colaboratory and repl.it
- Create and execute Python programs using an online Linux command-line shell
- Learn to debug code and describe the difference between syntax and logic errors in your code
- Work with data formats in commonly use by modern developers : JSON, CSV, and HTML
- Gain significant experience manipulating Python strings, lists, and dictionaries to solve programming problems using Python
- Use pip to install Python modules
- Leverage powerful Python modules such as csv, json, requests, pandas, and more
- Use HTTP and Python modules to access interesting public data APIs such as movie, recipe, and archived newspaper articles
- Get experience applying basic data analytics to large datasets using the pandas library
- Work with Amazon S3 storage
- Present data through a Web User Interface (UI) using Flask
- Progress from writing basic Python programs through creating a significant project that will expose participants to technologies that are in wide use within the software industry today
“I am really enjoying the class. I have learned so much!! I attempted to learn python on my own and it didn’t work out so good. It says a lot that I’m getting the material and able to actually code.”Software Developer Foundations 2020 Student
“Thanks to this class, I was able to write a python script using libvirt and json that reads in data from my kvm server, then uses two functions to spit out a json format that ansible can read and use as an inventory. A few weeks ago I would not even have tried this.”James McDermott, 2020 Software Developer Foundations Student
Register 21 days before class start date and save 10%! Enter discount code EARLY10 during registration.
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Software Developer Foundations COurse Outline
The program is offered in a full-time and part-time format. Each Friday session of the full-time program and each Saturday session of the part-time program will offer students a chance to put their newly acquired development skills to the test. These dedicated coding sessions will allow students the opportunity to flex their abilities and apply it toward finalizing their capstone project.
Getting Started with Programming
- Running Python Notebooks from Google Colaboratory
Running Python from the Command Line
- Python Interactive Shell
- Python Types
- Arithmetic and Assignment Operators
- Logical Operators
- Type Conversion
Python Looping Constructs
- Working with Strings
- Built-in Python String Functions
Python Data Structures
- List Comprehensions
- User-Defined Functions
- Python Built-in Functions
- Object-oriented concepts
- Classes and Objects
Python Libraries and Modules
- Built-in Libraries and Modules
- Installing Modules with PIP
Running Python from the Command Line
- Python Interactive Shell
Errors and Debugging
- Types of Errors
- Planning your Program Design
- Iterative Design – Write, Test, Repeat
- Common Pitfalls for New Programmers
Working with Text Files
- Python File I/O
Working with Different Data Formats
- Data Conversion
- Data Manipulation in Python with the csv and json modules
Interacting with Public Data Sources via the Web
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
- Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
- Python requests Library
Introduction to SQL
- Using Python to Query SQLite Tables
Python and Data Engineering
- pandas library
- the DataFrame structure
- Working with CSV and JSON Data
- Introduction to the Cloud and AWS
- Amazon S3 Storage
- Interacting with S3 using the Amazon boto3 SDK
Introduction to Web Applications
- Using Flask
- Displaying Data via a Web UI
- Is there a discount available for current students?UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.
- What is the cancellation and refund policy?Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.
- What is Live Online training?Classes marked Live Online have the same content and expert instructors as our classroom training, but are delivered entirely online through our virtual classroom environment. Each class session is live, and led by an Instructor.