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IT - Software Development Specialist Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (10152391)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the Agile software development methodology and applies it to managing a software development project. Learners will work in small teams, taking an application through its entire lifecycle including the phases of requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance. Additional topics include an introduction to the following disciplines and related tools: project management, version control, issue tracking, unit/regression testing and automated build/deployment.

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DATA CONCEPTS (10152331)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the relational databases, SQL, and data analysis with an emphasis on database design, normalization and querying. Learners will be able to enforce policy integrity, create database objects and evaluate results sets. Additional topics include: database terminology, data types, referential integrity, data integrity and analyzing entity relationship diagrams (ERDs).

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DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL (10152332)

Credits: 3.00

Builds upon the basic database principles learned in Data Concepts, further exploring database design/normalization and introducing more complex and varied SQL statements. Learners will create ERDs, create/modify data objects and populate/retrieve data using SQL. Additional topics include: complex relationships, referential integrity, stored procedures, and database security.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
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