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Learn to design efficient high quality software

Professional Certificate in
Computer Science Essentials for Software Development
PennX

What you will learn

  • How to design, develop, and test large software applications using the Java programming language
  • Development environments, tools, and frameworks for modern Java software development
  • How to select, apply, and analyze the most appropriate data representations in your code
  • How to apply object-oriented programming principles in order to develop high-quality software that is easy to read, understand, and modify
  • Algorithmic thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • How to create dynamic, interactive web applications using JavaScript tools and frameworks

Gain the systematic knowledge required to be a software developer.

In this professional certificate program, you will learn essential computer science concepts for software development ranging from the fundamentals of object-oriented programming to using efficient algorithms to design high-quality software.

This program begins with the basic concepts of Java, one of the industry’s most commonly used programming languages, and progresses into best practices in modern software development to developing efficient algorithms using sophisticated data structures for complex computational tasks. Finally, you will develop interactive and data-driven web apps using JavaScript.

This program will give you a thorough understanding of core principles of professional software development.

Expert instruction
4 skill-building courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
4 months
7 - 9 hours per week
$536.40
$596USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. PennX's Computer Science Essentials for Software Development Professional Certificate

  2. 6–8 hours per week, for 4 weeks
    Learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming in Java, as well as best practices of modern software development.
  3. 8–10 hours per week, for 4 weeks
    Learn how to select, apply, and analyze the most appropriate data representations in your code and design high quality software that is easy to understand and modify.
  4. 6–8 hours per week, for 4 weeks
    Learn about the core principles of computer science: algorithmic thinking and computational problem solving.
  5. 6–8 hours per week, for 4 weeks
    Learn how to develop dynamic, interactive, and data-driven web apps using JavaScript.
    • Software Developer and Web Developer are two of the top three best technology jobs, with median salaries of over $95,000 (Source: US News & World Report)
    • Nearly 1.3 million new software developer jobs will be created by 2024, and employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    • Java and JavaScript are the top two programming languages mentioned in job advertisements, with nearly 15,000 job listings mentioning them each month (Source: Gooroo)
    • Career prospects include careers mobile/web app development, data science, social media, and systems and core infrastructure

Meet your instructors

from University of Pennsylvania (PennX)
Chris Murphy
Associate Professor of Practice, School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania
Sampath Kannan
Henry Salvatori Professor and Department Chair, Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
Swapneel Sheth
Senior Lecturer, Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
Arvind Bhusnurmath
Lecturer, Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania

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Program endorsements

At Reliance, our focus is on continuous and relentless growth. In order to innovate and transform in multiple sectors, we must not only have the best and brightest talent but also those trained in modern technologies. We believe the Professional Certificate in Computer Science Essentials for Software Development will help increase the numbers of well-educated software developers and thereby fulfill our mission of a highly trained 21st-century workforce, equipped to engineer a digital future.

Hital Meswani , Executive Director and Member of the Board-Reliance Industries Ltd

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