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Information Technology

SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

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$1,194

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Course level: Undergraduate

The course focuses on the role of software architecture in modern business system development. Topics covered in this course include the understanding of software architecture as a set of design decisions to meet functional requirements and quality attributes, design patterns, modeling tools and techniques, and software architecture in some new technology trends. 

Prerequisites

None

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Discuss the relation between software, applications, technology, and solution architectures.
  • Explain the role of IT in shaping and delivering business goals.
  • Assess requirements for making design decisions.
  • Examine the inherent difficulties in software intensive systems.
  • Construct Use Case diagrams to illustrate system context and architecturally significant functions of the system.

  • Analyze the role and impact of architects and architecture in the development process.
  • Explore architectural viewpoints through the use of diagramming tools.
  • Contrast component-based, distributed, and SOA-based architecture.
  • Compare and contrast the role of architecture in Agile and waterfall development methodologies to determine which is appropriate to modernize a CRM system.

  • Contrast architectural frameworks.
  • Discuss architectural design based on architectural decisions.
  • Build architectural diagrams using architectural patterns to satisfy functional requirements using UML.

  • Model design decisions for quality attributes through UML.
  • Analyze design patterns to satisfy quality attributes.
  • Construct data models.
  • Apply design patterns for architectural integration.

  • Assess the role of enterprise architecture and the path to building enterprise-level architectural models.
  • Survey newer technology domains.
  • Analyze the role of architecture in creating and releasing software
  • Create an Architecture Design Document to modernize a CRM system.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.