- Course Code: UKFEC17WAP
- Location: Online
- Duration: 15 hours
- Cost: £299.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Web Applications for Beginners Certificate
If you have ever used Netflix, listened to Spotify or purchased goods via Amazon, then you know well the smooth experience of using a web application. In fact, web apps are becoming even more sophisticated and ubiquitous.
A fast growing industry, web app development is driving a demand for quality Web Developers and predictions are that this demand is likely to grow exponentially in the next decade! The time is now to learn to develop applications for the Web and with the huge variety of web technologies and frameworks available, web application development is now easier than ever.
Whether you are excited at the possibility of developing web applications for your commercial or personal needs, you will find this course useful. We have covered the basics of web apps and included tips and example code to get you on your way to your first web application in no time.
In this course we cover the basic elements of web applications including front end, back end, databases and the code needed to connect all of these into a working app. We have included guidelines for application development, outlined the process with its individual stages from feature definition to publishing your app to a web server. Along with that, we cover a lot of frameworks – both for the front end and the back end of your web app that will accelerate the process of development and save you time and stress. We also discuss cutting edge technologies for developing web apps and some latest trends.
What you will learn:
The aim of the course is to equip you with the knowledge and tools to build your first web application. It is a practical course with code example, coding activities and plenty of guidance material to help you complete them.
You will learn:
- What a web application is and how it works with browsers and servers
- The development methodologies, their differences and the different stages in web app development
- How to define the features, technical requirements and plan your web app project
- What a front end is and the languages used for front end coding
- What User Interface, User Experience and Material Design are and why they matter
- The difference between relational and non-relational databases and how to create them
- The elements that make up a typical backend and the most popular frameworks
There are a number of benefits, which include:
- Comprehensive, practical and easy-to-understand course material
- End of module activities and a final test which are designed to expand your overall understanding and put what you’ve learned into action
- Can be completed anywhere with an Internet connection.
- Gaining relevant knowledge about an ever-growing industry, which will provide you with practical skills for the workforce.
- What a web application is and how it works with browsers and servers
- The different types of web applications that one can build for the Web
- The main difference between a website and web application
- The main difference between a traditional software application and a web application
- What the three main components of any web application are
- What the difference between front and back end code is
- What the purpose of a database in a web app is
- What the two main development methodologies are, and their differences
- How to start defining the features and technical requirements for your app
- The main questions you need to ask when defining the purpose and audience
- What wireframes are and why they are an important step in web app development
- The purpose of the Unified Modelling Language (UML) and how it can help you create a model flow for your app
- What a front end is and the languages used for building front end code
- How you can use the latest version of HTML to create a front end structure using semantic markup tags
- How to define a web app layout using HTML elements
- How to create an external style sheet for the styling code and import it into the HTML document
- What User Interface is and how it is different from User Experience
- What the basic guidelines for User Interfaces are
- What the key practices are that can help your design look modern and aesthetic
- What a design language is and how it is used by web app designers
- What a database is and the three main concepts of entities, attributes and relationships between them
- The two main types of databases based on the type of information you will store in them
- How a relational database works and the concepts of a record, primary and foreign key in the context of a database table
- What normalisation is and why it is important when creating queries to the database
- The key components of a back end for a web application
- What middleware is in the context of the back end to front end relationship
- The advantages of Java as a language for back end development
- Why Python is the biggest rival to Java for back end development
- How to set up your project folder when starting the front end of a web app
- How to quickly setup a MySQL database and how to fill it with data
- How to use the AngularJS framework to speed up the front end coding process
- How to build the HTML structure of your app and link AngularJS code to HTML elements
- How to effectively utilise CSS styles to the front end built with HTML
- What the CSS Box is, including the concepts of borders, padding and margins
- How to create code for the back end using AngularJS and PHP
- How to utilise AngularJS templates and data binding to achieve a near-OOP style
Who can take the Web Applications for Beginners Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Web Applications for Beginners Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.