Career Track - Software Developer/Programmer

Combo of all self-paced courses required to help you make your career as Software Developer. Career Track Certificate.



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Offer ends 31 March 2021
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Online, self-paced
200 hours
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No formal qualification
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Software developers create the applications that run on a computer or another device. Behind Computer programs software developer are the creative minds. Some people develop the applications that allow them to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the root systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties of Software Developers

Software developers mostly do the following:

  • Inspect users'needs and then designtest, and evolve software to meet those needs
  • Suggest software upgrades for customers' existing programs and systems
  • They design each piece of an application/system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a mixture of models and diagramsthat show programmers the software code needed for an application.
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software support and testing
  • Document every form of an application or system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Associate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

They are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may start by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must analyze the basic functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also decide user requirements that are separated to the functions of the software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give command to programmers, who write computer code and test it.If the program does not work as await or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to cleave the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a software developer may perform upgrades and maintenance. Software Developers usually work strictly with computer programmers. However, in some companies, Software developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to programmers.

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Many development careers have a linear progression through the software developer career path ladder, leading to senior management and executive-level positions.

Typical requirements for a Software Developer/Programmer include:

  • The ability to write simple scripts.
  • Understanding of the expected application lifecycle.
  • Basic understanding of database and application services, such as queues and caching.
  • Having several years of professional programming experience.
  • Ability to write complex code.
  • Possessing a thorough understanding of databases, application services and application lifecycle development.

A software developer is someone who has become proficient at creating entire applications. Much of a software developer’s career path will include spending several years as a senior-developer.

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