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Professional Certificate

Software Application Development

Technology in the world today is constantly evolving, which is why companies are searching for tech experts. That is where our affordable Software Application Development Professional Certificate comes in—designed specifically to help you sharpen your skills for this growing field, from variables, procedural abstraction and conditionals to the E-R model and SQL.1

According to Burning Glass Technologies, an analytics software that provides real-time data, there was an increase of 64% in job postings requesting software development skills from 2014–2018.2 That’s just one data point to support your pursuit of advanced skills in our Software Application Development Professional Certificate.

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Solve Today's Tech Problems

In our Software Application Development Professional Certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of programming and database design. These skills provide software developers the ability to build secure business software applications—versatile knowledge that can adapt to a variety of organizations and career paths.

Upon completion of your eRasmussen courses, you will be able to use multiple programming languages and utilize problem-solving skills for your career needs.


Evolve Your Career

Cultivate in-demand, relevant job skills quickly and increase your potential without an overwhelming investment of time or money.

Apply Fundamental Knowledge

Introduce yourself to the fundamental aspects of programming and learn how even the basics can help you solve a variety of business problems.

Upskill Your Career

Businesses are dependent on secure, functional software in today’s digital economy. Gain the skills to help build the secure business software they need.

Build Your Resume

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the software development field is expected to grow over 21%, which is must faster than average, by 2028. 3 Start advancing your skills today with this Professional Certificate.


What You Will Learn

  • COURSE 1

    Foundations of Software Design

    • Explore fundamental aspects of programming as it relates to proper software design concepts
    • Understand how computational techniques are applied in solving a variety of problems
    • Learn about variables, procedural abstraction, utilizing handlers, conditionals and loops
    • Recognize and understand different data types
    • Comprehend software engineering by writing useful computer programs
    • Practice using pseudo-code, flow charts and a high-level programming language
  • COURSE 2

    Database Fundamentals for Programming

    • Learn about relational databases and their efficient design
    • Understand the definition of tables and indexes, logical and physical design, and transaction management
    • Comprehend the E-R model in relation to database design
    • Describe and utilize Structured Query Language (SQL)
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Learn to use various programming tools and techniques to assist your organization.

Two Courses

Completing these courses will qualify you for the Professional Certificate. Show your proficiency by sharing your badges and certificate on your resume or LinkedIn®.4

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Affordable and Convenient

Affordable and Convenient

Engaging content such as videos, infographics and interactive elements emphasize skill mastery; not just theory. Earning a Professional Certificate means quickly realizing the benefits of your new proficiencies with validated skill competencies to showcase on your resume.

Plus, all of the eRasmussen Professional Certificates are available to everyone with no costs or fees to help support our community of motivated learners.5

  • Career training that’s easy to manage

    • No cost to you 5
    • Cloud-based and available on your time
    • Average completion time per course is just six to eight hours 6
    • Easily digestible content units (45–90 minutes), including video, images and interactive elements that keep you engaged
    • Our courses save your progress in real time, allowing you to pause your work and complete it later

2 courses

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