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Advanced Certificate Launch

Spring 2022

The world needs software developers who are knowledgeable and prepared to meet the evolving challenges of modern software development. Frequent technology changes and a shortage of highly trained software engineering talent has increased the need for upskilling and reskilling. An advanced certificate can help bridge these gaps.

The Advanced Certificate in Software Development and Engineering is an online, five-course sequence that teaches the essentials of the software development and engineering process. It includes design, requirements, and quality assurance. Certificate participants get to choose two electives that fit their professional needs.

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Who Should Apply

This certificate is an excellent option for computer science professionals who want to expand their software development skills without pursuing a full master’s degree. Recent graduates or career changers who want to explore software engineering can take this certificate as well, and then apply these courses to the full master’s program if they decide they want more in-depth training.

Applicants should have either a degree in or professional experience in a computing field. They should also have knowledge of programming languages. Otherwise, they will need to take a prerequisite course in Java fundamentals.

Pace MS in Software Development and Engineering students who want to add a valuable credential to their resume can choose to earn this certificate alongside their graduate degree. This is accomplished by aligning their electives with the required certificate courses, eliminating the need to take extra credits. Students may also pursue the MS in Software Development and Engineering after completing this certificate.

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If you are interested in a comprehensive master’s degree that covers all aspects of the software life cycle, view our online Master of Science in Software Development and Engineering.