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Course description

This course demystifies the elusive IT industry by discussing the skills you really need to thrive, explaining how teams work together to build software, and giving you a real look at what it is like to work in the different roles including User Experience Designer (UX), Quality Assurance Engineer (QA), iOS Developer, Web Developer, and Software Engineer.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 7 Challenges (formative assessments), 1 Milestone (summative assessment), and 2 Touchstones (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>At the end of this course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Identify the 21st Century employability skills.</li><li>Recall the steps in the software development life cycle and methodologies.</li><li>Recognize the skills and problems associated with user experience work.</li><li>Recognize the skills and problems associated with quality assurance work.</li><li>Recognize the skills and problems associated with iOS engineering work.</li><li>Recognize the skills and problems associated with web development work.</li><li>Recognize the skills and problems associated with software engineering work.</li></ul>

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