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What is a Software & Web Developer?

Software and Web Developers are the creative minds behind computer programs and websites. Some Software Developers develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on computers or devices, while others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control the networks. Software Developers must identify the core functionalities that users need. Web Developers are responsible for the both the design and look of the site as well as the site’s technical aspects such as performance and capacity which are metrics of a website’s speed and traffic. Both roles require customer facing skills to determine client wants and needs.

Experience LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Median annual salary*   
Job Postings*
135301
339322
223761
Number of certificates available at each level
4

CompTIA ITF+

Google

RedHat

Microsoft

6

Google

AWS

IBM

VMWare

Redhat

Oracle

6

Google

AWS

IBM

VMWare

Redhat

Oracle

Experience LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced

* Burning Glass Technologies. (2019). Labor Insights.

Required skills at this level
  • Meet with internal and external clients to discuss needs
  • Work with team members to determine website/application layout
  • Design, test and develop software/website to meet those needs
  • Write code for the website or design pieces of an application
  • Monitor website/application traffic and feedback
  • Document aspect of website/application as a reference for maintenance/upgrades
  • Recommend upgrades to customers

Software & Web Developer Certifications

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CompTIA Certifications

Certifications like CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ can give you the background in IT that you need if you don’t already have it, to help launch your career as a Software or Web Developer.

CompTIA ITF+
CompTIA ITF+ Certification

The table below lists the domains measured by the full examination and the extent to which they are represented.

Domain and percentage of examination

Core 1 (220-1001)

1.0  Software 21%
2.0  Hardware 18%
3.0  Security 21%
4.0  Networking 16%
5.0  Basic IT Literacy 24%
Total 100%

Example Questions

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A package-delivery service is working with address information, which contains a house number and a street name. What is the best data type to use for the house number?

A. Integer B. String C. Float D. Char

Why do laptops use a heat spreader instead of heatsinks in their cooling system?

A. Heatsinks are filled with liquid and not conducive to laptop mobility. B. Heatsinks require a lot of extra electricity to run. C. Heatsinks are bulky objects with a lot of height. D. Heatsinks are too expensive and reserved for high-end systems.

A senior manager of a regional office branch needs a payroll report of all staff, to calculate next year's budget. Which program is NOT useful for that?

A. Spreadsheet software B. Database software C. Accounting software D. Project management software

A website visitor realizes that an important notification is not showing because the browser has a pop-up blocker. What's the best thing to do?

A. Disable the pop-up blocker. B. Add an exception for this website. C. Use a different browser. D. Avoid visiting this website.

What does this pseudocode declare?

declare MinutesPerHour as Number = 60

A. A primary key B. An array C. A variable D. A constant

An attacker successfully connects to an open wireless access point, and proceeds to monitor and capture the plain text traffic on the network. Which of the following integrity concerns does this describe?

A. A Denial of Service (DoS) attack B. An impersonation attack C. A Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack D. A replay attack
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Partner Certifications

CompTIA certifications establish a baseline foundation of skills that you can build upon with other vendor or technology-specific certifications.

Google Cloud

Validate expertise in transforming businesses using Google Cloud technology. Google Cloud organizes certifications around roles --notably Engineers, Architects, Data Engineers, and Developers -- and levels:

Associate
Professional

RedHat

Cover the entire Red Hat technology portfolio, validating skills needed to take on projects utilizing Red Hat technology. Red Hat certifies skills across 3 core levels:

Administrator (RHCSA)
Engineer (RHCE)
Architect (RHCA)

Microsoft (MTA, MSCA, MSCE)

Assess skills in using Microsoft technologies including Azure, Dynamics 365, Windows, Microsoft 365 and SQL Server. Within each technology grouping certifications are awarded across three levels:

Fundamental
Associate
Expert

* Burning Glass Technologies. (2019). Labor Insights.

Job Titles


Other IT Jobs You Can Get With Certifications
Required skills at this level
  • Meet with internal and external clients to discuss needs
  • Design, test and develop software/website to meet those needs
  • Write code for the website or design pieces of an application
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams that show programmers application needs
  • Ensure that a program/website continues to function through maintenance and testing
  • Collaborate with others to produce optimum software
  • Train beginner developers

Software & Web Developer Certifications

2-IT-software New Copy copy 4
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Step 1

Partner Certifications

CompTIA certifications establish a baseline foundation of skills that you can build upon with other vendor or technology-specific certifications.

Google Cloud

Validate expertise in transforming businesses using Google Cloud technology. Google Cloud organizes certifications around roles --notably Engineers, Architects, Data Engineers, and Developers -- and levels:

Associate
Professional

AWS

AWS Certification validates expertise needed to deliver on cloud initiatives using AWS. Options are available based on role, Solutions Architect, Operations, or Developer and by level:

Foundational
Associate
Professional

IBM

Prove proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions. They validate skills needed to perform role-related tasks and activities at a specified level of competence.

VMWare

Validate the critical skills required to integrate and manage VMWare virtualization technologies used in the data center, at the network level, and in the cloud. VMWare certifies across 4 levels:

Associate (VCA)
Professional (VCP)
Advanced Professional (VCAP)
Expert (VCDX)

RedHat

Cover the entire Red Hat technology portfolio, validating skills needed to take on projects utilizing Red Hat technology. Red Hat certifies skills across 3 core levels:

Administrator (RHCSA)
Engineer (RHCE)
Architect (RHCA)

Oracle

Validate skills in Oracle solutions across cloud, software, and hardware products for a variety of key technical roles.

*Burning Glass Technologies. (2019). Labor Insights.

Job Titles
  • Senior Developer
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Software Architect


Other IT Jobs You Can Get With Certifications
Required skills at this level
  • Meet with internal and external clients to discuss needs
  • Design, test and develop software/website to meet those needs
  • Oversee development of websites or applications
  • Create reports to communicate the functionality of websites or applications
  • Collaborate with others to produce optimum software
  • Recommend upgrades to management and/or customers
  • Manage and train team

Software & Web Developer Certifications

2-IT-software New Copy copy 4
CERT MAP-itsoft-MOBILE
Step 1

Partner Certifications

CompTIA certifications establish a baseline foundation of skills that you can build upon with other vendor or technology-specific certifications.

Google Cloud

Validate expertise in transforming businesses using Google Cloud technology. Google Cloud organizes certifications around roles --notably Engineers, Architects, Data Engineers, and Developers -- and levels:

Associate
Professional

AWS

AWS Certification validates expertise needed to deliver on cloud initiatives using AWS. Options are available based on role, Solutions Architect, Operations, or Developer and by level:

Foundational
Associate
Professional

IBM

Prove proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions. They validate skills needed to perform role-related tasks and activities at a specified level of competence.

VMWare

Validate the critical skills required to integrate and manage VMWare virtualization technologies used in the data center, at the network level, and in the cloud. VMWare certifies across 4 levels:

Associate (VCA)
Professional (VCP)
Advanced Professional (VCAP)
Expert (VCDX)

RedHat

Cover the entire Red Hat technology portfolio, validating skills needed to take on projects utilizing Red Hat technology. Red Hat certifies skills across 3 core levels:

Administrator (RHCSA)
Engineer (RHCE)
Architect (RHCA)

Oracle

Validate skills in Oracle solutions across cloud, software, and hardware products for a variety of key technical roles.

CompTIA Learning and Training

CompTIA offers everything you need to prepare for your certification exam. Explore training developed by CompTIA with options that fit various learning styles and timelines. Whether you prefer self-study or classroom training, CompTIA has you covered.

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