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Software Engineering Bootcamp Online Certificate Program

Develop Your Skill Set in Software Engineering

  • Complete in 12 months
  • Learn from a curriculum co-developed with Amazon Technical Academy
  • Credits may apply to an SNHU degree (if eligible)
  • Tuition: $20,000
  • Financial options available, including Federal Student Aid
  • Flexible scheduling

Program Overview

If you’re curious about the world of coding, then you may find software engineering to be fascinating as well.

Software engineering involves designing, building, testing and troubleshooting, and maintaining software. It’s a radically growing, broad field with the opportunity to both problem solve and be creative, which makes software development a desirable career.

To prepare those who want to break into software development, Kenzie Academy offers a Software Engineering with Specialization in Backend Java program, co-developed with Amazon Technical Academy. In this Java software engineering certificate program, you can become proficient in researching, designing, developing and maintaining cloud-enabled software applications, computer systems and databases — with an emphasis on Java.

Java, a backend, server-side language, is essential to learn in software engineer programs. It’s one of the most popular programming languages used for developing applications and solving business problems. It's a well-documented language, so by learning Java, you’ll be able to access many resources. You will further gain a strong foundation for developing a systematic approach to problem solving since Java is an object-oriented programming language.

Career Outlook

The tech field is currently experiencing a shortage of tech talent equipped with in-demand technical skills. As a result, tech professionals like software engineers are in high demand and jobs are opening up at a rapid pace as companies are increasingly investing in technology initiatives.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology-related occupations is expected to grow by 13% by 2030, which is faster than the average for all occupations.1

Also, because the software engineering bootcamp includes a specialization in Java backend development, you will be prepared to pursue Java-related opportunities. These are increasing as Java is a widely used and top programming language. A foundation in Java further instills a technical mindset to learn other object-oriented programming languages, which can open doors to other tech roles and career advancement.

As experience increases, you may be able to pursue work in positions like Java backend developer, DevOps engineer, solutions architect, scrum master and business analyst.

Courses & Curriculum

In addition to learning Java, Kenzie Academy’s software engineering curriculum, co-developed with Amazon industry experts, focuses on:

  • Navigating the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Collaboration as members of Agile Scrum teams to complete software projects with real-world relevance
  • Service design architecture and AWS Lambda functions for project implementations
  • Creating software systems to implement advanced logic, store and process data, and integrate with various services to solve complex problems
  • Finding efficient solutions with systemic, disciplined and measurable approaches
  • “Thinking and working as an engineer” skills, technical interview prep and mentoring

Courses are divided into two sequences: Software Engineering Foundations and Introduction to Java (Months 1-3) and Java Concepts (Months 4-12).

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