Our Software Engineering Courses Duration and Fees

Software-Engineering certifications typically range from a few weeks to several months, with fees varying based on program and institution.

Program NameDurationFees
Post Graduate Program in DevOps

Cohort Starts: 5 Jun, 2024

9 Months$ 4,849
Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing

Cohort Starts: 5 Jun, 2024

8 Months$ 4,500
Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security

Cohort Starts: 6 Jun, 2024

6 Months$ 3,000
Caltech Coding Bootcamp

Cohort Starts: 17 Jun, 2024

6 Months$ 8,000
Artificial Intelligence Engineer11 Months$ 1,449
Cyber Security Expert6 Months$ 2,999

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Software Engineering Course Advisors

  • Dave Todaro

    Dave Todaro

    Professor, Caltech CTME

    Dave Todaro is a software visionary, entrepreneur, and agile project management expert. Dave has taught agile software development techniques to thousands of people worldwide and regularly advises companies on a wide range of product strategy and software engineering topics.

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  • Rick Hefner

    Rick Hefner

    Caltech CTME, Executive Director

    Dr. Rick Hefner serves as the Executive Director for Caltech’s CTME, where he develops customized training programs for technology-driven organizations. He has over 40 years of experience in systems development and has served in academic, industrial, and research positions. 

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Software Engineering Learner's Reviews

  • Peter Bartow

    Peter Bartow

    Sr Project Manager IT PMO

    I enjoyed taking the class with so many people from all over the world. The course was elaborate and easy to comprehend.

  • Myles Howard II

    Myles Howard II

    The instructor chains together the learning topics very well. One subject leads to the next, and they are woven together comprehensively.

  • Peter Bartow

    Peter Bartow

    Sr Project Manager IT PMO at University of Miami

    I enjoyed taking the class with so many people from all over the world.

  • Ebenezer Fowobaje

    Ebenezer Fowobaje

    Product Owner at High Products Consulting

    The training is very efficient and accurate...Simple and direct teaching technique was helpful.

  • Erik Smidt

    Erik Smidt

    Sr. Security Manager

    The course was well balanced and covered each domain clearly and in good detail. The instructor was very knowledgeable and led a very effective course.

  • Rohit Dohare

    Rohit Dohare

    IT Security and Compliance @ Anglepoint Inc.

    I would like to thank Simplilearn for providing a knowledgeable trainer. It was a great experience with Simplilearn team.

  • Myles Howard II

    Myles Howard II

    The instructor chains together the learning topics very well. One subject leads to the next, and they are woven together comprehensively.

  • Indrakala Nigam Beniwal

    Indrakala Nigam Beniwal

    Technical Consultant

    I completed a Master's Program in Artificial Intelligence Engineer with flying colors from Simplilearn. Thanks to the course teachers and others associated with designing such a wonderful learning experience.

  • Tejaswa Rastogi

    Tejaswa Rastogi

    The course encapsulates the offensive approach, which is good, and there is much to learn.

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    Tejaswa Rastogi

    The course encapsulates the offensive approach, which is good, and there is much to learn.

  • Eshan Sharma

    Eshan Sharma

    Simplilearn is the best platform for you if you wish to enter the CEH environment and practice on different tools. Thanks a lot to my trainer, Mr. Bharat & Simplilearn Team!

  • Walter Anderson

    Walter Anderson

    The instructor Bipin provided excellent CEHv10 online classroom training using practical exercises and EC-Council content, as well as sharing his priceless personal knowledge and wisdom.

  • Gurucharan Padki

    Gurucharan Padki

    IT Projects and Services Delivery Manager at Mercator Solutions FZE

    The course was very informative for a newbie like me. It has wide coverage.

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    Hussein Ali Al -Assaad

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    IT Manager at O&G Engineering

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Know more about Software Engineering Certification

Top 10 Software Engineering Courses to Learn in 2024

  • Mobile App Development

Mobile app development are short-term courses that train learners through the process of developing mobile-friendly applications easily. These courses are of great help to learners willing to expand their knowledge in application development. 

  • Web Programming/ Web Design

Web design or web programming are the courses that let students explore various programming languages implemented into website design and development. The courses also introduce various tools and techniques that are popularly used. 

  • Artificial Intelligence

AI or Artificial Intelligence is the most in-demand course these days because of its growing popularity. AI courses cover skills and methods of creating computer-controlled robots that imitate human intelligence. 

  • Data Analytics

These are skill-based courses focusing on the techniques and tools of analyzing data. From understanding data structures to analyzing them, data analytics courses cover every skill needed. 

  • DevOps

These courses are designed to teach the fundamentals of DevOps and full stack development. DevOps are professional courses designed for software and web development professionals.

  • Database Administration

These are professional courses focusing on how to work with database systems and manage them skillfully. 

  • Cyber Security

From penetration testing and ethical hacking to malware testing and bug removal, cyber security courses cover vital areas of network security. These courses cover methods, tools, and techniques needed to maintain security in systems. 

  • Augmented Analytics

These professional courses are very similar to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning courses, they explore tools and techniques needed for managing augmented data and insight generation. 

  • UX/ UI Development And Design

Ideal for aspiring software developers, UX and UI design or development courses are very significant and design-centric. They cover practical skills, tools, and techniques required by professionals. 

  • Software Quality Testing (SQT) Automation 

These are skill-based courses that cover tools and techniques of software testing, the various concepts and methods. Students learn to perform software testing through practicals and real-world projects.

Scope of Software Engineering Courses

Software engineering courses are designed to equip students with the necessary skills to design, develop, and maintain software applications. The scope of software engineering courses is extensive, providing a solid foundation for various tech-related careers. However, the key lies in leveraging that knowledge, continuously upgrading skills, and staying adaptable to industry shifts. Let's understand the practical and realistic aspects:

Industry Demand

The IT industry is booming. Companies, from startups to tech giants, are continually seeking skilled software engineers. With the rise of digital transformation, even non-tech industries like healthcare, finance, and manufacturing require software engineering expertise.

Diverse Roles

Software engineering courses prepare students for a variety of roles: Backend Developer, Frontend Developer, Systems Architect, DevOps Engineer, QA Engineer, and more. As one gains experience, they can move into roles like Tech Lead or Engineering Manager.

Emerging Technologies

Fields like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, and Cloud Computing are on the rise. A background in software engineering provides a foundation to delve into these specializations.

Freelance and Remote Opportunities

Software engineering skills are in high demand on freelance platforms. Plus, the tech industry is becoming increasingly open to remote work, allowing for greater flexibility and global opportunities.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

With a background in software engineering, one has the technical know-how to start a tech startup or develop software products independently.

Global Recognition:

Software engineering skills are universally recognized. Whether one wishes to work in India, Europe, the US, or any other region, these skills open doors worldwide.

Software Engineer Certification Options To Consider

Some of the best software engineering certifications that you can consider are as follows: 

1. Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This certification focuses on the basics of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. With the growing importance of cloud computing, having a foundational knowledge of one of the leading cloud platforms can be a significant advantage to establish your career as a skilled software engineer.

Duration: 1 day

Fees: Varies (depending on the country chosen)

2. IBM DevOps and Software Engineering Professional Certificate

Presented by IBM, this course introduces DevOps practices, tools, and methodologies used in software engineering. This course is more beneficial to those who want to understand the modern software development lifecycle, including continuous integration and continuous deployment

Duration: 4 months and 10 hours

Fees: Varies 

3. AWS Certified Developer - Associate

This course focuses on how to write code and design scalable applications on the AWS cloud platform. It focuses on application security and testing, and helps gain expertise in key AWS components including CloudFormation, DynamoDB, S3, and Elastic Beanstalk. This certification will help you to demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS. As AWS remains a dominant player in the cloud industry, earning this certification showcases skills in leveraging AWS for application development.

Duration: Flexible 

Fees: INR 13,065

4. C Programming Certificates

These certifications are offered to verify one's expertise in the C programming language. C remains foundational to many areas of software development and system programming. Demonstrating proficiency in C can be valuable, especially for roles related to embedded systems or OS development.

Duration: Varies

Fees: Varies 

5. IEEE Professional Software Developer Certification

 Offered by the renowned Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, it validates knowledge and skills in software development best practices. EEE's recognition gives weight to this certification, emphasizing quality and standard in software development.

Duration: Flexible 

Fees: $775 (for non-members), $595 (for members) 

6. Certified Software Engineer (CSE) Certificate

One of the easiest way of becoming a certified software engineer is pursuinng the CSE certification. This certification is more of a general stamp of approval for software engineering practices, and is a good way to showcase a broad understanding of software engineering principles.

Duration: Varies

Fees: Varies

7. Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

A certification focused on software security throughout its lifecycle, from design to deployment and maintenance, the CSSLP certification is ideal for you if you seek career opportunities in software security engineering. With cybersecurity concerns rising, expertise in security software development is highly sought after, and your gateway to establishing a rewarding career. 

Duration: 40 hours

Fees: $549

8. Certified Web Development Professional

As the name suggests, this course is your gateway to becoming a certified web developer. This certification program helps you with validating skillsets necessary for web development, with a special focus on designing, coding, and deploying websites. As web technologies continue to evolve and dominate the digital landscape, this certification proves valuable for aspiring and experienced web developers.

Duration: Flexible

Fees: Varies

9. Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 (PCPP1)

This certification is designed to test your Python proficiency. Python is one of the most commonly used programming languages in software development and this certification helps you cover advanced topics and best practices. Python's popularity in various domains, from web development to AI, makes this a valuable certification for developers wanting to gain expertise in this language.

Duration: 65 minutes

Fees: $195

10. CompTIA Security+

This is a skill-based course that focuses on how to install and configure systems, secure networks and applications, perform threat analysis, mitigate risk, and so on. While not strictly for software engineers, this certification covers foundational cybersecurity knowledge and best practices and is an ideal choice for software developers and engineers who wish to work with security networks. 

Duration: Flexible 

Fees: INR 85,000

FAQs On Software Engineering Courses

  • Can I get personalized assistance and feedback while taking software engineering courses online?

    Simplilearn is one of those few online learning platforms that provides 24/7 student support. So, yes, it is easy to get personalized assistance and feedback with Simplilearn courses.

  • Can I take software engineering courses as a beginner with no prior experience?

    Yes, it is easy to take software engineering courses as a beginner with no prior experience but for that, the learner must hold a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in computer science. Without the basic knowledge of computer science, it will otherwise become very challenging to understand course content.

  • Can I take multiple software engineering courses simultaneously?

    Yes, you can but it is suggested to take one course at a time so that the learners do not get overwhelmed with so much pressure and information. It will become difficult eventually to deal with the course curriculum of multiple courses at a time.

  • How long is a software engineering certification valid?

    A software engineering certification is an asset for lifetime. No matter if the course lasts for 1-2 hours, 3 to 6 months, or 1-2 years, each certification has a worth and adds more value to the professional career. Students get to learn new skills in each of these short or long-term courses as they step closer to their career development.

  • What are some of the top Software Engineering Certifications?

    There are plenty more software engineering certifications available, but which ones are the best? That depends on your goals and preferences. 

    • If you're looking for a general overview of the field, the Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) certification from the International Society of Software Engineering (ISSE) is a good option. 
    • If you're interested in specific software development methodologies, the Certified Agile Software Development (CASD) certification from the Agile Alliance might be a better fit. 
    • There are also certifications from particular vendors, such as Microsoft and Oracle. 

    Ultimately, the best certification for you is the one that will help you achieve your career goals.

    Certified Cyber Security Professional

    As a certified cybersecurity professional, you will be responsible for ensuring the security of computer networks and systems. You will be required to identify and assess security risks and implement and monitor security measures to protect data and systems from attacks. And you will also be responsible for investigating incidents and responding to security breaches. In addition, you will be required to keep abreast of new security threats and technologies and provide training and support to users on cybersecurity issues.

    Certification Details
    There are many popular Cyber Security Professional certifications and their providers. Some of the most popular include the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification from EC-Council, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC, and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from ISACA.

    • Each of these certifications has different requirements, costs, and duration. For example, the CEH certification requires candidates to have at least two years of experience in the field, while the CISSP requires five years. The CISA certification has no experience requirement but requires candidates to pass an exam.
    • The cost of the certification also varies. For example, the CEH certification costs around $1000, the CISSP costs around $700, and the CISA certification costs around $600.
    • The duration of the certification also varies. For example, the CEH certification is valid for three years, the CISSP is valid for four years, and the CISA certification is valid for three years.

    How Can You Opt for It?
    There are many reasons why you should consider becoming a certified cybersecurity professional. You may want to improve your career prospects or offer your clients a higher level of protection. Either way, becoming certified can give you the edge you need to succeed.

    Several different certifications are available, so you will need to decide which is right for you. 

    • Research and speak to other professionals in the field to find out which certificate will best suit your needs. 
    • Once you have decided on a certification, you must complete a training course and pass an exam. 
    • Once you have done this, you will be a certified cybersecurity professional.

    Certified Software Development Professional

    A Certified Software Development Professional is an individual who has been certified by a professional organization to show that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the software development field. This certification can be obtained through many professional organizations, and each has requirements to be met to obtain the certificate. Once an individual has been certified, they can use this certification to show potential employers that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the software development field.

    Certification Details

    There are many different software development professional certifications available from various providers. Some of the most popular include the Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) from the International Software Development Association (ISDA) and the Certified Agile Software Development Professional (CASD) from the Agile Alliance.

    Both certifications require candidates to have at least five years of professional software development experience and to pass an exam. The CSDP exam is four hours long and costs $250, while the CASD exam is three hours long and costs $200.

    Besides these certifications, many others are available from different providers. Some other popular options include the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) from the ISDA and the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) from Scrum Alliance.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    There are many ways to opt for the CASD and CSDP certifications. 

    • One way is to take an accredited CASD or CSDP course, which will prepare you for the exam and provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to pass the exam. 
    • Another way is to study on your own and take the exam. This option is less expensive but requires more self-discipline and motivation. 
    • Finally, you can take a CASD, CSDP prep course, providing the necessary information and resources to help you pass the exam.

    Certified Web Development Professional

    A certified web development professional is an individual who has been certified by a professional organization or body to have the necessary skills and knowledge to develop websites. This certification is generally achieved by passing an exam or series of exams that test the individual's abilities in website development. The certified web development professional designation is usually recognized as a mark of excellence in the field and can help to give the individual an edge in the job market.

    Certification Details

    There are several popular Web Development Professional certifications, and their providers, cost, and duration can vary. 

    • Some popular certifications include the Certified Web Developer (CWD) certification from the International Webmaster Association (IWA), which costs $295 and takes approximately four months to complete. 
    • The Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) certification from CIW International costs $295 and takes about four months to complete. 
    • The Web Developer Professional (WDP) certification from the National Computing Centre (NCC) costs $325 and takes approximately six months to complete.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    There are several ways to become a certified web developer.

    • Attend a coding boot camp and earn a certification from the boot camp. 
    • Alternatively, you can become certified through an online course or program or pass an exam from an accredited organization such as the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP). 
    • To become certified, you must demonstrate proficiency in web development concepts and skills. Once you have earned your certification, you must keep up with your skills by staying current with new technologies and trends.

    Certified Python Development Professional

    A certified Python Development Professional is an individual who has demonstrated expertise in the development and deployment of Python-based applications. This certification is awarded by the Python Software Foundation and is recognized by most employers as a mark of distinction in the field. To become certified, one must pass an examination administered by the Foundation.

    Certification Details: 

    Several Python development certifications are available, from entry-level to expert. The most popular certification providers include Python.org, Zend, and Microsoft.

    • The cost of certification varies depending on the provider and the level of certification. Entry-level certifications can cost as little as $50, while expert-level certificates can cost upwards of $500. 
    • The duration of the certification also varies, with entry-level certifications typically lasting 1-2 years and expert-level certifications lasting 3-5 years. 

    Python development certification can be valuable for any developer, regardless of experience level.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    The most common and recommended way to become a certified Python developer is to complete a professional certification program. These programs are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful Python developer.

    Most certification programs will require you to complete a certain number of courses and pass an exam to receive your certification. Once you have completed the program, you can add the certificate to your resume to show potential employers that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful Python developer.

    Certified Node.js Development Professional

    Node.js is a robust open-source server framework that runs on various platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. It's used to develop scalable network applications, such as web servers and chat servers. To become a certified Node.js development professional, you'll need to have extensive knowledge of JavaScript and be able to use Node.js and its various modules to build applications. You'll also need to be able to troubleshoot and optimize Node.js applications.

    Certification Details

    Some of the most popular include the Node.js Certified Developer (NCD) from Node.js, the Node.js Developer Certificate from W3C, and the Node.js Certified Developer (NCD) from the OpenJS Foundation.

    • The Node.js Certified Developer (NCD) from Node.js is the most popular and widely recognized Node.js development certificate. To earn this certificate, you must pass an exam covering the basics of Node.js, Express, and MongoDB, costing $200.
    • The Node.js Developer Certificate from W3C is another popular option. To earn this certificate, you must pass an exam covering the basics of Node.js, Express, and MongoDB, costing $250.
    • Another popular option is the Node.js Certified Developer (NCD) from the OpenJS Foundation. To earn this certificate, you must pass an exam covering the basics of Node.js, Express, and MongoDB, costing $300.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    There are many reasons why you may opt for Node.js development professional certificates. Improve your skills and knowledge to progress in your career. Or, you may be interested in becoming a Node.js development specialist and want to show prospective employers that you have the skills and qualifications.

    Whatever your reasons, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing a professional certificate program:

    • Ensure the program is accredited and recognized by the Node.js development community.
    • Check that the program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers all the crucial aspects of Node.js development.
    • Ensure that the program has an excellent reputation and is run by experienced and knowledgeable instructors.

    Certified JAVA Development Professional

    A Certified JAVA Development Professional is a qualified individual with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop Java-based applications. The Java Development Certification Board, a recognized Java development authority, granted this professional designation. To earn this designation, individuals must pass an examination covering Java development topics, including object-oriented programming, Java syntax, and Java development tools.

    Certification Details

    • The Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer certification is the most popular JAVA development certification. Oracle provides this certification, and the cost is $1,050. The duration of this certification is two years.
    • Another popular JAVA development certification is the IBM Certified Solution Designer–WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. IBM provides this certification, and the cost is $2,000. The duration of this certification is two years.
    • Still another popular JAVA development certification is the Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer. Red Hat provides this certification, and the cost is $3,000. The duration of this certification is two years.

    As you can see, there are many popular JAVA development professional certifications, each with its provider and cost. The duration of each certification varies, but most are valid for two years.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    Many professional certifications are available for Java developers, but how can you choose the right one? The best way to choose a professional certification is first to identify your career goals and then select a certificate that will help you achieve those goals. 

    For example, if you want to become a Java developer, consider a certificate that covers Java development fundamentals. Alternatively, you may wish to specialize in a particular area of Java development, such as web development or enterprise development. In that case, choose one that covers those specific topics.

    Once you've selected a few potential certifications, you can research each one to see what is required to earn the certificate. Most certifications require you to pass an exam, so check what is needed and ensure you are prepared. Once you've earned your certification, add it to your resume and mention it in job interviews; it will show potential employers that you are a knowledgeable and skilled Java developer.

    Certified Angular Development Professional

    Becoming a certified Angular development professional can open up career opportunities. With this certification, you can prove your expertise in the Angular framework and show employers that you are a skilled software developer. 

    The certification process involves an exam that tests your knowledge of Angular and your ability to build applications using the framework. You can enroll in an Angular development course or review the official documentation to study for the exam.

    Once certified, you can list your credential on your resume and online profile to attract employers. You can also use your certification to apply for jobs that require Angular development skills. With this certification, you can take your career to the next level.

    Certification Details

    There are many popular Angular Development Professional certifications and providers, each with its own cost and duration. Some more popular ones include: 

    • The Angular Certification from Google Developers, 
    • The AngularJS Certification from Code School,
    • And the Angular 2 Certification from Udemy. 

    Each of these providers has different costs and durations for their certification programs. 

    • The Google Developers certification program is free but takes about 10-12 weeks to complete. 
    • The Code School certification program costs $49, but it can be completed in as little as eight weeks. 
    • The Udemy certification program costs $200 and takes around four weeks.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    Many professional certificates are available for those interested in Angular development, but choosing the right one can take time and effort.

    • One option is to get an Angular Development Professional certificate from a reputable institution like the Angular Academy, which will ensure that you receive the best training and are well-prepared for a career in Angular development. 
    • Other certificates may also be beneficial, but do your research to ensure that they are respected and will help you further your career.

    Certified .NET Development Professional

    A certified .NET development professional has been formally recognized as having the skills and knowledge necessary to develop applications using the .NET platform. Microsoft granted this certification, and it is recognized as an industry-standard credential. To become certified, a developer must pass one or more exams that test their ability to work with .NET technologies.

    The .NET platform is a widely used development platform for building various applications, from small websites to large enterprise systems. .NET developers need to understand how the platform works to build applications on it effectively. The certified .NET development professional designation allows developers to demonstrate their platform mastery to potential employers.

    This certification can help a developer stand out in the job market and open up opportunities for career advancement. For companies, hiring certified .NET developers can help ensure that they have employees with the skills necessary to build high-quality applications on the platform.

    Certification Details

    Some popular .NET development professional certificates include the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). Microsoft offers these programs, which cost between $2,000 and $4,000, depending on your chosen certification path. The MCSD certifies your skills in building web applications, while the MCSE certifies your skills in building enterprise applications.

    Other popular .NET development certificates include the Certified Application Developer (CAD) and the Certified Application Architect (CAA) from the Open Group. Depending on your chosen certification path, these programs cost between $3,000 and $5,000. The CAD certifies your skills in developing applications using the .NET Framework, while the CAA certifies your skills in designing and architecting .NET applications.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    There are a few ways you can opt for .NET Development Professional certificates. You can either take up an online course or an offline course from a certified institute, and you can also take up a certification program from Microsoft. The best way to ensure you get the certificate is to clear the Microsoft .NET Development Professional exam.

    Certified SQL Development Professional

    A certified SQL development professional is a highly skilled and experienced database developer certified by a reputable organization. This certification is a testament to their expertise in designing, developing, and managing SQL databases. Certified SQL development professionals are in high demand by organizations worldwide that need the best database developers to help them achieve their business goals.

    Certification Details

    Some of the most popular SQL development professional certificates include the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certification, the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification, and the IBM Certified Database Administrator (DB2) certification. These certificates typically cost between $500 and $1,000, and the duration of the certification varies from one to three years.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    SQL is a language for accessing and manipulating databases. And many SQL development professional certificates are available; choosing the right one can take time and effort. Here are some things to consider when selecting a certificate:

    • The certificate should be from a reputable organization, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
    • The certificate should cover the latest version of SQL.
    • The certificate should be specific to SQL development and not just general database development.

    Choosing a suitable professional certificate can help you stay up-to-date on the latest SQL developments and ensure that you use the best practices for SQL development.

    Amazon Web Services (AWS Certified Developer)

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform that provides on-demand access to various computing resources, including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence. AWS Certified Developer is a professional-level certification that recognizes individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop, deploy, and debug applications on the AWS platform.

    Certification Details

    Several popular AWS Developer certifications are available, each with its provider and cost. The most popular certifications include:

    • The AWS Certified Developer–Associate level from Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS)
    • The Certified Cloud Developer from the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) 
    • And the Certified Cloud Professional from the Institute of Cloud Computing (ICC).

    Each of these certifications has its own cost and duration, so choosing the one that best fits your needs and budget is essential.

    • The AWS Certified Developer – Associate level certification from AWS is the most popular and widely recognized certification and is also the most expensive, costing USD 300. 
    • The Certified Cloud Developer from the CCC is the second most popular certification and is less costly than the AWS Certified Developer – Associate level, costing USD 250. 
    • The Certified Cloud Professional from the ICC is the third most popular certification and is the least expensive of the three, costing USD 200.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    There are a few things to remember when opting for AWS certifications. The first is to consider what level of certification you need. There are three primary levels of AWS certifications: Foundation, Associate, and Professional.

    • The Foundation level is the entry-level certification designed for those with little to no experience with AWS. 
    • The Associate level is intended for those with some experience using AWS, and the Professional level is for experienced AWS users.

    Once you have considered what level of certification you need, you will need to decide which certification path to take. Four main certification paths exist Cloud Practitioner, Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator. Each course has its own set of exams, so you will need to decide which path is best for you based on your experience and goals.

    Once you have decided on a certification path, you must register for the exams. You can register for the exams through the AWS website, and you will need to create an account and sign up for the exams you wish to take.

    Once you have registered for the exams, you must prepare for them. You can find study materials for the exams on the AWS website and other online resources. It would help if you also considered taking a course or attending training to help you prepare for the exams.

    After you have taken the exams, you will need to maintain your certification, and you will need to retake the exams every three years to maintain your certification. You can also take courses and attend training to keep your skills up-to-date.

    Certified Agile and Scrum Master

    A Certified Agile and Scrum Master have been certified by a professional body to have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully implement Agile and Scrum methods in a project. Certified Agile and Scrum Masters are usually experienced project managers who have undergone specific training in Agile and Scrum methods and have been assessed as competent to lead a project using these methods. 

    Certification Details

    The most popular Agile and Scrum Master certifications are:

    • The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from the Scrum Alliance
    • And the Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

    Both certifications require successful completion of a 2-day course and an exam, and both have an annual renewal fee. 

    The CSM costs $995 for Scrum Alliance members and $1,195 for non-members, while the ACP costs $1,050 for PMI members and $1,155 for non-members.

    How Can You Opt for It?

    Suppose you are interested in pursuing Agile and Scrum Master certifications. In that case, you should keep a few things in mind:

    1. You will need a basic understanding of Agile methodology.
    2. You will need to complete a course or training program covering the topics in the certification exams.
    3. You will need to pass the certification exams, which can be challenging.

    However, if you are willing to put in the time and effort, getting Agile and Scrum Master certifications can significantly improve your career prospects and knowledge of Agile methodology.

  • What Is a Certified Software Engineer?

    A certified software engineer is a professional certified by a professional organization to practice software engineering. To become certified, a software engineer must have specific software-related education and experience and pass an examination by the certifying organization. Once certified, software engineers must adhere to the profession's code of ethics and maintain their certification through continued education. Certified software engineers are recognized as experts in the field of software engineering, and their services are in high demand.

  • Do You Really Need a Software Engineer Certificate?

    There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the need for a software engineer certificate depends on the specific designation requirements you are applying for. 

    However, certification can show potential employers that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful software engineer. In addition, a certificate can also demonstrate your commitment to your career, as it shows that you are willing to invest time and effort into furthering your education. 

    Therefore, getting a certificate is definitely worth considering if you are interested in pursuing a career in software engineering.

  • Are Software Engineering Certifications Worth It?

    There is no simple answer to whether or not software engineering certifications are worth it. Any certification's value depends on several factors, including the specific certification, the employer, the industry, and the job market. However, certification can be a valuable asset for software engineers.

    While certification is not required to practice software engineering, it can demonstrate a commitment to the profession and proficiency. Employers may view certified candidates as more qualified and more likely to offer them positions or promotions. In a competitive job market, certification can also help job seekers stand out from the crowd. So, software engineering certificates are worth a try.

  • What does the future job needs look like?

    There is no doubt that the field of software engineering is one of the most rapidly changing and evolving industries in the world today. As such, the future job needs of software engineers are likely to be very different from those of today. To stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive in the marketplace, it is essential for software engineers to keep up with the latest trends and technologies.

    One of the best ways to do this is to pursue certification in a specific area of interest. Many software engineering certifications are available, and the right one for you will depend on your specific goals and areas of expertise. However, some of the most popular and in-demand certifications include the Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) and the Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE).

  • What is the Earning Potential after doing software engineering courses?

    Undoubtedly, software engineering certifications can lead to better job prospects and higher earnings potential. With the proper certification, you can show potential employers you have the skills and knowledge to be a successful software engineer. Furthermore, many employers are willing to pay a premium for candidates with certification, so it can be a great way to boost your earnings.

    While there is no guarantee that you will earn more money with a software engineering certification, it is a worthwhile investment. If you are serious about a career in software engineering, investing in a certificate can help you reach your goals.

  • Is Software Engineering Hard To Learn?

    Software engineering is easy to learn, but it is essential to have a strong computer science foundation to succeed in this field. In addition, software engineering requires a lot of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. If willing to put in the time and effort, you can learn software engineering.

  • Do Companies Prefer Software Engineer Certifications?

    There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as each company has different hiring preferences. However, software engineer certifications can help secure a company position. Certifications can demonstrate that an engineer has the necessary skills and knowledge to perform the job, giving them an edge over candidates without certification. In addition, certificates can show that an engineer is committed to their career and willing to invest in their professional development.

  • What Is the Average Salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer?

    • The average salary for an entry-level software engineer in the U.S. is $78,739. 
    • The average salary for an entry-level software engineer in India is Rs 5,25,983. 

    This figure can vary depending on the engineer's experience, skills, and education.

  • What are software engineering certifications?

    Software engineering certifications are training programs designed for beginners and professionals. These certifications cover the basics of computer science and the fundamental concepts of software engineering. Throughout the program, learners come across programming languages and software tools and learn all the technical skills necessary to enter the job market.

    Such a training course develops a basic understanding of the field and provides extensive knowledge of the key aspects of software engineering. In other words, learners come across everything they need to become a professional in this course.

  • What does a software engineer do?

    A software engineer holds a very important place in an organization. This professional is responsible for designing and managing computer systems, developing applications and software, and dealing with complex problems to find solutions. Software engineers perform many other duties that, include:

    • Software Testing

    • Web Development

    • Software Development

    • Software Lifecycle Management

    • Software Design

    • Full Stack Web Development

    • Fulfill All Software Requirements

    • Software Construction

    • Work With Network Control Systems 

    • And Cloud Computing

  • What is the process for obtaining a software engineering certification?

    The process of obtaining a software engineering certification is quite straightforward. Learners must:

    • Earn A Bachelor’s Degree In Computer Science Or Equivalent Field

    • Enroll In A Professional Software Engineering Certification

    • Learn Some New Skills

    • Go At Your Own Pace

    • Solve Real-World Projects

    • Earn A Certificate On Completion

  • Are there any free software engineering courses available?

    Yes, there are several options if the learners wish to consider free software engineering courses. Online learning platforms like Simplilearn have lots of free courses to explore. The free certifications are equally valuable as the paid ones if they cover the skills you are looking for. Precisely, Simplilearn has the best free software engineering and development courses in its SkillUp platform.

  • What programming languages are commonly taught in software engineering courses?

    The programming languages that are commonly taught in software engineering courses are Python, Java, Scala, and C++.

  • What is the salary of software engineers and software developers?

    According to various sources, the average salary of a Software Engineer is about USD 90 968. In contrast, according to the U.S. News & World Reports, the average salary of a Software Developer is about USD 120,730.

  • Who are the highest-paid software engineers?

    Software Engineers are undoubtedly one of the highest-paid professionals. And the highest-paying positions are:


    Salary In USD

    Big Data Scientist


    Machine Learning Engineer


    Cloud Computing Engineer


    Backend Engineer


    DevOps Engineer


    Embedded Systems Engineer


  • What qualifications do you need to become an AWS-certified developer?

    To become an AWS-Certified Developer, a learner must pursue an AWS-Certified Developer Associate degree from the Amazon Web Services platform. Many dream of becoming certified engineers, computing professionals, and developers, and Amazon Web Services AWS is one of the leading platforms in the world to become certified.

    To attend any Amazon Web Services AWS certification, learners must acquire a bachelor’s degree in computer science or any equivalent degree in relevant fields. AWS certifications can boost the software engineering career of a learner in the best way.

  • What are the best career options after pursuing software engineering courses?

    The top career options after pursuing a certification in software engineering are:

    • Professional Software Developer Or Software Development Expert

    • Software Testing Engineer

    • Data Analyst

    • Data Engineer

    • Full Stack Software Developer 

    • Data Scientist

    • Certified Information Security Manager 

    • Machine Learning Engineer

    • Artificial Intelligence Engineer

    • Web Development Professional 

    • AWS Certified Developer

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect 

    • Certified Software Engineers

    • Programming Language Certified Associate

    • Project Managers

  • What skills do you learn in software engineer certifications?

    When a learner attends a software engineering certification, they come across many skills required to establish a career. The major skills they learn are:

    • Technical Skills

    • Programming Skills

    • How To Secure Software Lifecycle

    • Web Development Skills

    • Software Development Skills

    • Software Design Skills

    • Full Stack Web Development Skills

    • Full-Fledged Computer Science Education 

    • Software Testing Skills

    • Problem-Solving Skills

    • Research Skills

    • Critical Thinking Skills

  • Is Simplilearn a good platform to get a software engineering certification?

    Yes, Simplilearn is a leading platform for obtaining advanced certification and preparing for the professional world. Simplilearn has top-rated engineering certifications and can help learners begin their software engineering careers easily. The platform offers certifications for software engineers, guides them toward their careers, and offers job placement guarantees and job assistance.

    Pursuing a software engineering professional certification can be life-changing for those wanting to become certified software engineer, software developers, web development professionals, AWS-certified developer, and any other software requirements and positions.

  • Is it worth giving the Azure fundamentals certification exam?

    The Azure Fundamentals certification exam is certified by Microsoft and is an excellent choice for learners who dream of becoming Microsoft-certified software engineer or certified software development professional. Certified software engineers enjoy many perks, such as a high salary package and better recognition in the job market.

  • Do you need to learn programming languages for software engineering?

    A Software Engineer is a professional holding a very significant position. And as a professional who works on computer systems and software, coding skills are necessary. A Software Engineer must master all the programming languages necessary to design software, secure software lifecycle, or a software development process. 

    To run computer systems and create new software applications, knowing the languages to communicate with computers is necessary. Programming languages help to communicate with computers and give commands to test or run applications. Therefore, they are necessary.

  • Is an AWS certification worth it?

    If a learner dreams of working with Amazon Web Services as an AWS-Certified Machine Learning Engineer, AWS-Certified Developer Associate, or any other similar positions, then the certification programs by AWS are totally worth it. The certification process may be difficult for beginners, but they cover all the software engineering requirements and are equivalent to a software engineer certificate.

  • How can you become an Oracle-certified master?

    To become an Oracle-certified professional, learners must prepare and appear for the Oracle Certified Master Exam. This examination tests the knowledge and skills of a candidate, and the certification approves that the candidate is eligible to work in the software and database environment. The training can be obtained from Oracle University.

  • What are the best software engineering courses for beginners?

  • What are the benefits of taking an online Software Engineering course?

    The sole purpose of pursuing software engineering courses should not be career advancement; there are also other benefits, such as personal growth. These courses help establish a strong foundation in software engineering and other related areas, including programming, software development, software testing, cloud computing, cybersecurity, etc. 

    Software engineering courses provide an excellent opportunity to learn new skills or validate existing ones. The upgraded knowledge and skills help craft software solutions and master software development. These courses also cover software architecture and design patterns that are integral to software engineering. 

    In other words, software engineering courses are your gateway to learning core skills, acquiring in-depth knowledge of the field, and preparing for the competitive job market and numerous career opportunities. These specialization courses boost earning potential, enhance job stability, and help stand out amongst the crowd. 

  • What are the best advanced software engineering courses?‎

  • What is Software Engineering, and why is it important to learn?‎

    For those interested in designing and developing software and seeking career opportunities in the same, software engineering courses are comprehensive educational programs designed for learners of all levels. These courses aim to equip students with the required skills to design, develop, implement, and maintain software systems.

    Not just skills, software engineering courses cover various topics, including fundamental concepts of computer science, the importance of programming languages in software, the software development life cycle, web development, and other key areas like databases, algorithms, and data structures. 

    With a deep emphasis on software design principles, these courses offer a comprehensive overview of the process of deploying and testing software and maintaining it. A great importance is also given to the role of software process models such as Agile, Scrum, and Waterfall.

    From software architecture to software project management and testing, students are equipped with advanced skills through real-world projects. Towards the end of these courses, students are equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skillsets necessary to design effective software solutions and cope with the rapidly evolving environment of the tech industry.   

  • What jobs can you get in Software Engineering?‎

    Once you pursue a top-rated course and acquire software engineering skills, you have numerous job opportunities awaiting in different industries. Some of the best job roles that you can fulfil with a specialized software engineering degree include: 

    Job Role

    Average Salary in India (annual)

    Average Salary in USA (annual) 

    Software Engineer

    ₹ 5.2 Lakhs


    Quality Assurance Engineer

    ₹ 4.0 Lakhs


    Database Administrator

    ₹ 10.0 Lakhs


    Web Developer

    ₹ 2.8 Lakhs


    Software Developer

    ₹ 4.8 Lakhs


    Software Security Specialist

    ₹ 13.5 Lakhs 


    Information Systems Manager

    ₹ 17.7 Lakhs


    DevOps Engineer

    ₹ 6.1 Lakhs


    Full-Stack Developer



    Cyber Security Engineer

    ₹ 6.0 Lakhs


    Cloud Architect 

    ₹ 22.3 Lakhs


    Game Developer

    ₹6. 09 Lakhs 


    Applications Developer

    ₹ 6.0 Lakhs


  • How can online courses help you learn Software Engineering?‎

    Online courses can help you learn software engineering in many ways such as:

    • Enhance computer programming skills that are necessary to test, deploy, and maintain software systems. Online software engineering courses focus on commonly used programming languages such as Python, Java, SQL, JavaScript, C++, Ruby etc. 

    • Upgrade your software development skills that are required in every skilled software engineering professional. Online courses offer you proper resources in the form of course materials and assignments, which makes the learning process easy.  

    • Equip with tools and techniques that are essential for web building. Software engineers use several tools in their day-to-day roles that work as debuggers, source-code generators, text editors, and so on. Some of the common tools that these professionals use are Docker, Jira, Git, Jenkins, Slack, Dreamweaver, etc. Most of these commonly used tools are covered in online courses.

    • Diving deep into the fundamental concepts and principles of software engineering, an online software engineering program provides an excellent opportunity of gaining in-depth knowledge about the field you are about to pursue.

  • What Software Engineering courses are best for training and upskilling employees or the workforce?‎

    For upskilling and training employees or boosting the entire workforce, you must seek advanced online courses that are packed with the latest technology and skills. Some of the best courses that you can choose for your employees are:

  • What is the Software engineering course curriculum?

    A software engineering course includes the following curriculum:

    • Fundamental concepts of software systems

    • Computer programming languages including Python, Java, SQL, C++, JavaScript, etc. 

    • Web development techniques and concepts (full-stack)

    • Data structures and algorithms

    • Operating systems

    • Business data processing

    • Database Management Systems

    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    • Computer networks and communications

    • Advanced computer architecture

    • Image processing and Robotics 

  • How to become a software engineer online?

    Becoming a software engineer online is quite easy; here's a step-by-step guide:

    Start with Basics: Before jumping into coding, you must understand the basic concepts. Computers, software, and how the internet works it is important to get a good grip on these.

    Learn Programming: Choose a beginner-friendly language like Python or Java. Top-rated online platforms like Simplilearn offer top-rated software engineering courses for learners of all levels.

    Strengthen Your Foundations: It is crucial to build a strong foundation. Platforms like Simplilearn are designed in a way to reinforce basic concepts. Their courses are well-structured and often come with mentor support.

    Practice Regularly: "Practice makes perfect" through its assignments, quizzes, and real-world projects, Simplilearn challenges to test and improve your coding skills.

    Understand Real-World Applications: Transition from simple exercises to building projects. Simplilearn online courses are where you learn real-world applications and equip industry-relevant skills. 

    Learn Data Structures and Algorithms: These are the backbone of problem-solving in software engineering. Simplilearn’s software engineering course curriculum focuses on data structures and algorithms and takes you one step closer to becoming a skilled software engineer. 

    Explore Specializations: After mastering the basics, you can look into other crucial fields of software engineering like web development, app development, AI, or cloud computing.

    Internships & Projects: Online platforms like Simplilearn can help you find the best virtual internships and encourage you to work on real-world projects. This is because real-world experience is invaluable.

    Stay Updated: Technology is always evolving, and online courses help you to stay updated and follow the latest industry trends.

    Certifications: Once you're comfortable, consider getting certified. Simplilearn offers several certification courses which can add weight to your resume.

  • What is the difference between a software engineer and a software developer?


    Software Engineer

    Software Developer

    Scope of Work

    These professionals work on larger projects that require a comprehensive understanding of systems and architecture. Their role is often to design and oversee the entire solution.

    These professionals primarily focus on the development phase. They write code and might be involved in requirements gathering, software design, testing, and debugging.

    Depth of Knowledge

    These professionals are expected to have a broader knowledge of software design principles, computer systems, and how different pieces of software interact with each other.

    These professionals have expertise in specific areas or languages but might not always have the same breadth of system-wide perspective. 


    They look at problems from a holistic perspective, considering both the specific issue at hand and how it fits into the larger system or project.

    They focus on solving specific problems and implementing specific features, often based on designs or specifications provided to them.

    Design vs. Implementation

    More involved in system design, defining how different components will work together.

    More concentrated on the actual coding or implementation based on pre-defined designs.

    Interdisciplinary Skills

    These professionals are required to have a wide  range of skills, including interfacing with stakeholders, systems architecture, and sometimes project management.

    These professionals are required to interact with other team members, their primary role revolves around coding, testing, and related tasks.

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