IT Software Developer


Start date: 17 Feb 2020
Duration: 1 year
Class times:  Weekdays

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About this course

This one-year full-time practical programme will give you the skills and knowledge to be employed in the IT field as a software developer. You will get hands-on software development experience in various languages and will be prepared to succeed in the external Microsoft examinations.

You will need to be self-driven and motivated to complete this programme successfully. Group development will teach you how to work with others, learn from each other and help each other when stuck with a challenge.

What you will learn

You will learn how to use Visual Studio effectively as this is primarily where you will do most of your development. The aim is to make you an effective programmer with problem solving skills and a thorough understanding of the process of development from start to finish. You will write various codes during the course to make up your personal portfolio to form part of your CV.

Modules: Intro to Python using Raspberry Pi, Typing, Hour of Code, Java Programming Fundamentals, Software Development Fundamentals, Database Administration Fundamentals, HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, Intro to Programming in Python, Customer Service & Management, Technopreneurship, Intro to Programming using JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Java. 

Certification and accreditation

The aim of the programme is to prepare you for the Microsoft external examinations through tuition, practice and assessments. On successful completion of the external examinations, learners will receive the following international Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications:

  • MTA: Software Development Fundamentals
  • MTA: Database Administration Fundamentals
  • MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
  • MTA: Introduction to Programming in Python
  • MTA: Introduction to Programming using JavaScript
  • MTA: Introduction to Programming using HTML and CSS
  • MTA: Introduction to Programming using Java

The MTA certification provides the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certifications. The MTA certification is an entry point for those who are new to IT to jump start their careers.

UniCollege is a Microsoft Imagine Academy member and Pearson VUE testing centre.