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Skills you will gain

Object-Oriented DesignObject-Oriented Analysis And DesignUnified Modeling Language (UML)

Learner Career Outcomes

14%

started a new career after completing these courses

16%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

10%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

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Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: Four weeks of study, 5-8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 59 min), 9 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
1.1.2 – Software Architect and Design Roles in Industry20m
1.1.3 – Object-Oriented Modeling3m
1.1.4 – Software Requirements, Conceptual and Technical Designs9m
1.1.5 – Competing Qualities and Trade-offs8m
1.1.6 – Record, Organize, and Refine Components7m
9 readings
Meet Your Presenter – Sam Jeffery10m
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Java Knowledge10m
Object Oriented Design Course Notes10m
Course Glossary10m
Discussion: Introduce Yourself10m
Expressing Requirements with User Stories10m
Categories of Objects in Design10m
Discussion: Modeling CRC10m
4 practice exercises
Java Proficiency Quiz 130m
Java Proficiency Quiz 230m
Java Proficiency Quiz 330m
Module 1 Review30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Object-Oriented Modeling

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 70 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
1.2.2 – Languages Evolution6m
1.2.3 – Abstraction5m
1.2.4 – Encapsulation6m
1.2.5 – Decomposition5m
1.2.6 – Generalization5m
1.2.7 – Abstraction in Java and UML6m
1.2.8 – Encapsulation in Java and UML4m
1.2.9 – Decomposition in Java and UML8m
1.2.10 – Generalization with Inheritance in Java and UML7m
1.2.11 – Generalization with Interfaces in Java and UML8m
4 readings
Discussion: Design Principles and Language Evolution10m
Ungraded Assignment - UML Class Diagram (Solution)10m
Peer Review Request Forum
Capstone Assignment 1.1 - UML Class Diagram (Solution)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Review30m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Design Principles

7 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 63 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
1.3.2 – Separation of Concerns9m
1.3.3 – Information Hiding6m
1.3.4 – Conceptual Integrity5m
1.3.5 – Inheritance Issues5m
1.3.6 – UML Sequence Diagram7m
1.3.7 – UML State Diagram7m
1.3.8 – Model Checking14m
6 readings
Discussion: Coupling and Cohesion10m
Discussion: Design Principles10m
Ungraded Assignment - UML Sequence Diagram (Solution)10m
Capstone Assignment 1.2 - UML Sequence Diagram (Solution)10m
Ungraded Assignment - UML State Diagram (Solution)10m
Capstone Assignment 1.3 - UML State Diagram (Solution)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Review30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Capstone Challenge

2 hours to complete
4 readings
4 readings
Capstone Assignment 1.4 - Update the Application (Solution)10m
Discussion: Last Word – Object-Oriented Design10m
Acknowledgements10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Final Exam30m

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About the Software Design and Architecture Specialization

In the Software Design and Architecture Specialization, you will learn how to apply design principles, patterns, and architectures to create reusable and flexible software applications and systems. You will learn how to express and document the design and architecture of a software system using a visual notation. Practical examples and opportunities to apply your knowledge will help you develop employable skills and relevant expertise in the software industry....
Software Design and Architecture

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