Enroll in Computer Programming I with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand
various phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC). This course has four Units with
14 lessons and four Unit Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
This course describes various phases of the SDLC such as analysis, design, development,
testing, and implementation. This course describes software development methodologies,
various types of project plans, Unified Modeling Language (UML) design, various types of
testing, and system implementation. This course also identifies various security threats and
risks to computer systems and the methods to mitigate them.
You will submit the Unit Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your work in the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with given sample responses. The Unit Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are the major components of
this course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and
end of the unit respectively, and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology enhanced (TE) questions.
This course will help you meet the following goals:
Identify the different phases of the SDLC.
Describe and compare the different methods of software development.
Describe the different types of plans created during software development.
Create a design document using Unified Modeling Language (UML).
Identify the different types of software testing.
Describe how to implement a system in a production environment.
Identify the different types of security risks and threats to computer systems.
Identify the different methods to respond to security risks and threats.