Become a Successful Programmer Without a Degree

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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.
  • Introduction
    • Why Become a Programmer?

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

    • Exercise 1 Write Down Your High Level Goals

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

  • Basic Skills
    • What are the Skills you Need?

      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 Equipment Will You Need?

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

    • What Investment 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.

    • Exercise 2 Decide on Your Equipment
    • Java or .NET or Something Else?

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

    • What Concepts Do I Need to Master?

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

    • Where Can I Get the Training?

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

    • Entry Level Certifications

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

    • Exercise 3 Complete Your Training Plan

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

  • Getting Your First Job
    • Writing Your Resume

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

    • Exercise 4 Write Up Your Resume
    • Where to Look For Jobs

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

    • Exercise 5 Write Up Your Job Search Plan

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

    • Get Some Experience First

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

    • Interview Tips

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

    • Sample Interview Questions

      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.

  • Next Steps
    • Summary

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

    • BONUS Lecture: Discounts to Other Destin Learning Courses
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