As the number of online users continues to spiral upwards, so does the demand for more programs and applications. Additionally, this need is further bolstered by our society digitizing more of our information and daily functions. As a result, today's world needs more software coders, alternately referred to as software developers and software programmers.
To address this need, Simplilearn has partnered with Caltech’s Center for Technology & Management Education (CTME) in presenting a coding bootcamp to help train the programmers of tomorrow.
The Caltech Coding Bootcamp trains aspiring coders in vital skills for software coders and software engineers, providing instruction in important concepts such as front-end and back-end development, full-stack development, and tools such as MongoDB and Angular.
Front-end developers deal with the parts of the application that users work with, such as the user interface (UI). Back-end developers handle the program sections that reside on the servers, away from public access. Full-stack developers, however, possess a comprehensive set of skills that enable them to develop all application elements, front and back-end.
Unsurprisingly, full-stack developers are much in demand thanks to their ability to work on any part of the new app. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22 percent growth rate for software developers, QA analysts, and testers between 2020 and 2030, far outstripping the average rate in other occupations.
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What is This Program About?
The six-month Caltech Coding Bootcamp was created to train learners in both front-end and back-end Java technologies, ultimately resulting in a well-trained full-stack developer. Students learn the basics of development and work their way up to the advanced concepts of full-stack web development. In addition, the bootcamp provides training in critical areas like Angular, Spring Boot, web services, JSPs, and MongoDB, all designed to facilitate graduates finding a new career as full-stack developers.
The bootcamp runs for six months, with a weekly commitment of between five to ten hours a week. Students learn through masterclasses taught by qualified Caltech instructors, gaining critical coding skills delivered through the intense bootcamp setting.
The online bootcamp offers students a hands-on curriculum that covers the following disciplines:
- Agile front-end development. Students learn how to deliver projects in a timely fashion using Agile and Scrum methodologies. They also learn about building blocks of Java data structures and how to apply them in object-oriented programming. Students round out this section by understanding Git and showing them how to manage version control systems and essential SQL concepts.
- Back-end development/database setup. Students gain in-depth skills in Core Java, JDBC, and other tools, subsequently learning how to use back-end technologies, then apply this newfound knowledge by working on real-world projects.
- Complete front-end and back-end communication. Students learn about vital tools like microservices, web services, and Spring Boot.
- DevOps and cloud automation. DevOps methodology has gained greater traction in the app development world, and this section teaches students how to make a seamless DevOps environment by employing containerization courtesy of Docker. Furthermore, students will learn how to automate applications using the cloud, specifically Amazon S3 servers.
- Capstone Project. Finally, all students must complete a Caltech bootcamp project, where they work on an original problem and try out their newly gained skills in a full-stack format.
The bootcamp also offers an elective; a coding masterclass conducted online by qualified Caltech instructors. Students learn about the latest advances in the field of web development.
The coding bootcamp also provides students with the following benefits:
- Access to Simplilearn's Career Services resource helps new graduates get noticed by the top companies hiring developers.
- A certificate that shows you completed the Caltech CTME Bootcamp.
- The chance to earn up to 17 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Caltech CTME.
- Membership in Caltech’s CTME Circle.
- An online convocation presented by Caltech’s CTME Program Director.
- The chance to work on industry-relevant hands-on projects.
- The opportunity to create your own GitHub portfolio. Students build a visually appealing Git portfolio with CSS and advanced HTML and populate it with their projects as part of their coding training. This exercise demonstrates their coding proficiency.
- A program transcript that covers the bootcamp’s whole learning path.
- And finally, if you request it, a physical certificate from Caltech CTME.
Here is a list of developer-related skills and tools bootcamp students will learn:
- HTML and CSS
About Caltech CTME
Based in California, Caltech is a famous and respected science and engineering institute that boasts some of the world's sharpest scientific and technological minds. Caltech’s alumni have earned the institute international recognition, including 46 Nobel Prizes.
Meeting Today’s Coding Challenges
Full-stack developers are the Swiss Army Knives of the programming/development world, able to work with any stage of an application’s development cycle. Today’s digital world not only wants more applications, they want the applications to be more versatile while also ensuring their user-friendliness.
This rise in qualitative and quantitative demand is a challenge best met by well-trained coders. The Caltech Coding Bootcamp is the ideal resource to train the next generation of programmers, equipping them to meet the challenges of increased consumer demand.