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Since many software developers are compulsive coders, they have created software over the years to help them do their job. There are tools which make design and its associated tasks easier. The course introduces some basic tools and techniques to help you with design. Tools aren’t always tangible, however. The last two lessons of this course discuss questions of Ethics in software development. The purpose here is, as with tools, to equip you to better carry our your responsibilities as a designer. Students will be required to have a prior knowledge of writing and delivering software and some programming knowledge in java....
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100% online courses

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

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Approx. 4 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 2-2.5 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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2 hours to complete

General Design Notions

What is in a design and an introduction to hierarchical design representations....
Reading
2 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Jackson Structured Design5m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
General Design Notions20m
Week
2
Clock
2 hours to complete

Dynamic and Algebraic Designs

Hierarchical design which shows data flow, and rigorous, formally provable methods of design representation....
Reading
2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Z4m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Dynamic and Algebraic Designs20m
Week
3
Clock
2 hours to complete

UML Tools

An introduction to IBM Rhapsody, a UML modeling tool....
Reading
3 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
UML Class diagrams with Rhapsody9m
Building a Sequence Diagram with Rhapsody5m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
UML Tools20m
Week
4
Clock
2 hours to complete

Unit Testing

An introduction to the use of JUnit which performs unit testing for Java software....
Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Using JUnit8m
Reading2 readings
TestRunner Download30m
Additional Resource30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit Testing20m

Instructor

Albert Glock

Instructor
Computer Science

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About the Secure Software Design Specialization

This specialization is for those with limited workplace experience in software development to obtain the background, perspective and skills to recognize important security aspects of software they are expected to design. Mindsets and attitudes of successful designers--and hackers--are presented as well as project successes and failures...
Secure Software Design

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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