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Approx. 14 hours to complete

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Learners taking this Course are
  • Software Engineers
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  • IT Managers
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Software Engineers
  • Technical Writers
  • IT Managers
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Machine Learning Engineers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

UML Architecture Diagrams

6 videos (Total 42 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
3.1.2 – Kruchten's 4 + 1 Model View5m
3.1.3 – UML Component Diagram3m
3.1.4 – UML Package Diagram5m
3.1.5 – UML Deployment Diagram5m
3.1.6 – UML Activity Diagram4m
8 readings
Meet Your Presenter – Sam Jeffery10m
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Software Architecture – Course Notes10m
Software Architecture Glossary10m
Discussion: Introduce Yourself10m
Peer Review Request Forum10m
Capstone Assignment 3.1 - Draw a Component Diagram (Solution)10m
Capstone Assignment 3.2 - Draw a Deployment Diagram (Solution)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Review24m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Architectural Styles

9 videos (Total 64 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
3.2.2 – Main Program and Subroutine4m
3.2.3 – Databases9m
3.2.4 – Layered Systems8m
3.2.5 – Client Server n-Tier8m
3.2.6 – Interpreters5m
3.2.7 – Pipes and Filters5m
3.2.8 – Event Based10m
3.2.9 – Process Control7m
3 readings
State Transition Systems10m
Publish–Subscribe10m
Discussions: Architectural Styles10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Review24m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Architecture in Practice

4 videos (Total 43 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
3.3.2 – Analyzing and Evaluating an Architecture14m
3.3.3 – Relationship to Organizational Structure3m
3.3.4 – Product Lines and Product Families8m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Review24m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Capstone Challenge

4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 readings
Capstone Assignment 3.3 - Analyze and Evaluate an Architecture (Solution)10m
Discussion: Last Word – Software Architecture10m
Acknowledgements10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Final Exam1h
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Top reviews from Software Architecture

By ILApr 9th 2019

Combining practical knowledge with the information from this course i succeed to see the big picture of software architecture. Nice work.

By SMSep 12th 2019

The concepts taught in this course helped me apply them in practice during the development of projects at work. Highly recommended!

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Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

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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....
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