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What do I have to do if I am interesting at becoming a software engineer?

I am currently a senior high school student and I have interest about becoming a software engineer. engineer technology software-engineer computer-software

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Celiang since a software engineer's (or software developer's) entry-level education typically involves a bachelor's degree, one of your next steps would be to complete a degree program. Those who work with applications typically graduate with a computer software engineer degree or another related degree in computer science or mathematics. Courses in a computer science undergraduate program may include computer fundamentals, data structures, principles of programming languages, software engineering, and computer architecture. Another step I would recommend as an aspiring software engineer would to do some research in the field before pursuing your education and training that for this particular career path. The types of software that computer software engineers create, test, and evaluate include business applications, network control systems, operating systems, databases, middleware, and computer games. Software engineers may use a variety of programming languages.

Since computer software engineers design new software programs, they should have a high degree of creativity. They should also have strong problem-solving, mathematical, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to work with abstract concepts. Communication skills are also important since they may interact with hardware engineers, industrial designers, manufacturing operations personnel, and end users to develop software products. An entry-level position, such as a computer support specialist or computer technician, could help you as a prospective engineer to develop these skills and obtain hands-on experience in the field.

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Obtaining certification can demonstrate a certain level of competence and make job applicants more competitive. Product vendors, software firms, and professional computing societies, such as the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP), offer certification programs. Those who seek certification from a product vendor or software firm may be required to work with the company's products, while certification from a professional computing society typically requires a series of examinations, maintenance of membership, and periodic recertification.
Participate in an internship, employers may prefer to hire those who have relevant experience added to their software engineering qualifications, in addition to a bachelor's degree. Students can participate in internships during their undergraduate education to enhance their employment prospects. Internships also enable students to gain hands-on experience and learn new skills from professionals in the industry.
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Doug’s Answer

Personally I learn the best when I need to complete a project or solve a problem. Try creating a learning project, something like "I want to create a website", "I want to build a mobile app", " I want to create a game", "I want to track stock market trends" or "I want to get readings from a sensor". Once you've decided on a project, then start searching ways to do it "How to build a mobile app".

That will get you familiar with the basic principals, then from there you will inevitably learn languages to build the customizations and extensions you need....

A lot of people get their start this just hacking out a solution to a problem. Your first attempts may not be the most elegant, but just keep working at it and keep refining it. This should give you a good idea what types of software you're interested in. Depending on that you will find which tools and languages are popular and if it's right for you.

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Rebecca’s Answer

I am glad to hear that you are interested on Software Engineering. There are a wide variety works for a software engineering, e.g. System Architect, Software Developer, System Developer, etc.
Firstly, I believe your school may have ICT class. Do you have interest on it? I suggest you can start from there.
Hence, you can explore more information and material online. You can start learning the computing theory, algorithm, etc.
Also, you can explore the entry criteria of the Software Engineering, Computer Science, etc. course in the college and prepare for it.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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To become Software Engineer you need the below skills with Technical degree.

• Coding skills
• Testing skills
• Communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Continuous professional development