Code Institute Certified - Diploma in Tech Fundamentals

Code Institute Certified - Diploma in Tech Fundamentals

The Diploma in Tech Fundamentals is the ideal course in Coding if you are starting your journey in the web development industry, or are looking to communicate effectively with techies and breakdown the technical language barriers that are faced in the workplace.

If you are interested in starting out with the basics of web development, the Diploma in Tech Fundamentals offers you the best chance to gain a transferrable skillset in the ever-growing digital age. You will learn essential skills, key terminology and start to build your own professional portfolio that can be utilised to find work in the real-world.

The knowledge learned in the programme will help you stay relevant and accelerate your career through improving your overall tech-literacy.

The course has been reviewed, validated and tailored by industry-leading experts in the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to match up to employer demands. The IAC meet every three months to update the course; guaranteeing that you will have the most up-to-date and sought-after skills in the world.

Our online courses are designed to fit around you. Study anywhere, anytime and you’ll be guided by our expert tutors who are on hand 24/7 to answer any questions you may have or clear any potential stumbling blocks you may come across.

What you will study

  • Front End Development
  • Programming Languages
  • Data Storage & Retrieval
  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Frameworks
  • Open Source Development
  • Data Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software Development Process
  • Building and Empowering Great Teams

Advantages of this Course

The completion of this course will provide you with a globally recognised Diploma in Tech Fundamentals, this transferable skillset can open doors for opportunities in many industries including IT, Marketing, Finance and Project Management.

The average salary for starters in the web programming industry is £25,000 which can grow to £50,000+ depending on experience and achievements.

It is estimated that IT jobs as a whole will grow 22% through 2020 with software developers in systems software and applications receiving a growth forecast of 32% and 28% respectively. There will be an estimated one million IT jobs to fill in Europe by 2020.

Did you know: FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites. Facebook bought FriendFeed for $47million and have done nothing with the company except hire 12 engineers, working out to roughly $4million per engineer. (source: Mashable)

So, now the picture has been painted for you regarding why you should take the course and what’s involved, below you can find an article on ten of the most popular coding languages and what they’re used for to help you get started.

10 Coding Languages and What They’re Used For

  1. SQL - Structured Query Language (or SQL, pronounced “sequel”) is a programming language that is used to communicate with a database; aimed to store, manipulate and query data stored in relational databases. According to the American National Standards Institute, it is the standard language for relational database management systems.
  2. Java - Java is one of the most widely used programming languages, used by over 9 million developers it is the language that is used to develop all Android native applications meaning it runs on over a billion smartphones because Google’s Android operating system uses Java APIs. It is so popular due to its security and simplicity.
  3. JavaScript - Java and JavaScript? Surely they’re the same? Almost, but no and that is an easy mistake to make. JavaScript is a scripting language that is used for front-end development, it is compatible across all web browsers without the need for plug-ins and used in over 90% of all webpages.
  4. C++ - C++ was born off the C programming language and is a powerful language used to build system software, games engines and applications. It has object-oriented features, which allow programmers to create objects within the code.
  5. Python - Python is a general-purpose programming language that is widely used due to its emphasis on readability, allowing developers to be more productive. It is used for desktop and web applications and data mining.
  6. C# - Pronounced ‘C Sharp’ and not to be confused with the musical note, C# was developed for Microsoft’s .NET software framework and can now be used on non-Windows machines. Its main use is (unsurprisingly) to build Microsoft enterprise software and is designed for the Common Language Infrastructure.
  7. PHP - PHP is a server-side scripting language designed mainly for web development but is also utilised as a general-purpose programming language. It is used on more than 80% of websites, including Facebook, Wikipedia, Tumblr and WordPress and manipulates data, usually in a database, on the server.
  8. Perl - Perl is a family of programming languages that are known to be high-level, general-purpose, interpreted and dynamic. It is a versatile and known to work well with other languages, making it useful in DevOps. It is also popular in CGI, graphics, network and finance programming.
  9. Ruby - Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, object-orientated, general-purpose programming language. It is one of the easier languages to learn and provides a foundation to anyone wanting to learn Ruby on Rails which is a software framework for creating web applications including Groupon and Twitter.
  10. Swift - Swift is a programming language that was developed by Apple for iOS, macOS, tvOS and Linux. It is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm language that is designed to work with Objective-C code and now has better translation of Objective-C APIs. So, really, I could have put this entry as iOS but thought I’d be specific.
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
Diploma in Tech Fundamentals
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