Certiport - IT Specialist - Software Development Fundamentals



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18/12/2023 (Monday)


On this accelerated 5-day Certiport IT Specialist - Software Development Fundamentals course, you’ll learn a broad range of entry-level IT skills in software development.


The Information Technology Specialist program is a way for individuals to validate foundational IT skills sought after by employers. The IT Specialist program is aimed at candidates who are considering or just beginning a path to a career in information technology.


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


The course will provide students with an understanding of the following:

Core Programming Concepts

  • Describe computer storage and data types
  • Construct and analyse algorithms and flowcharts to solve programming problems
  • Incorporate error handling into applications or modules
  • Construct and analyse code based on functional programming patterns

Software Development Principles

  • Describe software development lifecycles (SDLC) management
  • Interpret application specifications
  • Construct and analyse code that uses algorithms and data structures
  • Describe the purpose of version control systems
  • Describe secure coding concepts

Object-Oriented Programming

  • Construct and analyse web applications
  • Describe and configure web hosting
  • Describe and configure web services
  • Describe and identify architectural patterns


  • Design and normalise a database
  • Construct, analyse and optimise ANSI SQL queries
  • Manage transactions
  • Describe database access methods
  • Describe types of NoSQL databases

Exam Track

During this accelerated course, you will prepare for the following exam:

Certiport IT Specialist - Software Development Exam (ITS-305)

Please note, as part of this course delegates receive an exam voucher to take the exam remotely.

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove core software development skills, including object-oriented programming, web applications, and databases.

Candidates are expected to have some experience with C# and ANSI SQL.

Candidates should have at least 150 hours of instruction or hands-on experience with concepts related to programming, software development, object-oriented programming, web applications, and databases.

To be successful on the test, the candidate is also expected to have the following perquisite knowledge and skills:

  • 8th grade reading skills
  • Algebra II
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • At least one object-oriented language (C#, Java, C++)
  • SQL queries, XML, JSON

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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