Applied Software Engineering Fundamentals Specialization
Build the foundation of your career in Software. Develop hands-on experience with Git, GitHub, Linux, and Python, and learn the fundamentals of Software Engineering.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Each course is packed with hands-on labs, interactive activities, and projects so you can build your portfolio while gaining practical knowledge of software engineering concepts. You will develop software engineering skills throughout the program. Projects involve:.
Exploring job listings to become familiar with skills and requirements in the Software Engineering domain.
Using Git commands and GitHub to create an open source project while working with branches, merging code, and performing pull requests (PRs).
Writing a Bash shell script on Linux that takes backups of changed files and schedules it to run every 24 hours using Crontab.
Coding with Python using lists, tuples, dictionaries, sets, conditions, branching, loops, functions, exception handling, objects, and classes, web services & APIs, and libraries like NumPy & Pandas.
Developing a Python web app that uses IBM Watson to translate languages, including writing unit tests and packaging the app for distribution.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
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