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Become a Successful Programmer Without a Degree

Develop a complete plan to become a professional programmer.
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Last updated 11/2016
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

In this class I will take you through what is necessary to become a programmer.  I will cover:

  • The necessary concepts you need to master
  • The types of equipment you will need
  • Certifications that are available to entry level programmers and why they are important
  • The types of training that are available
  • How to look for a job
  • Interview tips and more

Along the way in this class I have put together some exercises that will help you put together your complete plan on how you can become a programmer.  I have included some samples of various parts of the plan that can help you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interest in making a career change to become a programmer.
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What Will I Learn?
At the end of this class you will have developer a complete plan to become a programmer.
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  • There are really no prerequisites for this class.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 01:12:43
2 Lectures 04:40

In this lecture I will describe some of the major benefits in becoming a programmer in today's job market.

Why Become a Programmer?

In this exercise we will describe your high level goals for your program.

Exercise 1 Write Down Your High Level Goals
Basic Skills
9 Lectures 42:34

In this lecture I will describe the basic skills you need to be a successful programmer and why those skills are important in a work environment. 

What are the Skills you Need?

And this lecture I will describe the equipment that you will need to purchase in order to complete your training program.

What Equipment Will You Need?

This lecture I will describe the types of investment that will be needed to fund your training program as well as the investments in time and resources.

What Investment Will You Need?

Exercise 2 Decide on Your Equipment

In this lecture I will describe some of the choices that are available to you for programming languages.

Java or .NET or Something Else?

In this lecture I will describe the basic concepts that a programmer needs to master in order to become an entry-level programmer.

What Concepts Do I Need to Master?

In this lecture I will describe the basic types that are available for training programmers in today's market.

Where Can I Get the Training?

In this lecture I will describe the types of certifications that are available for entry-level programmers in wired they are important to employers.

Entry Level Certifications

In this exercise you will complete your training plan I have attached some sample training plans that you can use as a guideline.

Exercise 3 Complete Your Training Plan
Getting Your First Job
7 Lectures 24:37

This lecture I will describe some tips for writing your resume and what potential employers look for in your resume.

Writing Your Resume

Exercise 4 Write Up Your Resume

In the lesson I will describe some good sources to look for jobs.

Where to Look For Jobs

In this exercise you will prepare your step-by-step job plan I have attached a sample that you can use as a guideline.

Exercise 5 Write Up Your Job Search Plan

In this lecture I will give you some good ideas to get some entry level experience before you apply for your first job.

Get Some Experience First

In this lecture I will describe some tips that will help you be more successful in your interviews.

Interview Tips

In this lecture I will talk about interview questions for programmers.  I will describe the general categories of questions you can expects and also show some specific questions.  All of the questions in this lesson are from interviews that I have either given or participated in.

Sample Interview Questions
Next Steps
2 Lectures 00:54

In this lecture I will present a brief summary of the class and some potential next steps.


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