Selecting the Perfect Track for Zuri Training

Enrolling for Zuri training is an exciting step towards enhancing your skills and advancing your career in tech. However, choosing the right one can be overwhelming with various tracks available. Understanding the nuances of each track, such as UI/UX design, backend development, and frontend development, is essential in making an informed decision that aligns with your interests and goals.

What is UI/UX(Product) Design?

UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) design are essential to creating engaging and intuitive digital experiences. UI designers focus on the visual aspects of a product, crafting layouts, colours, and typography to enhance usability and appeal. On the other hand, UX designers delve into the user journey, ensuring seamless interactions and intuitive navigation through wireframes, prototypes, and user testing. Together, they collaborate to create user-centric designs that optimise satisfaction and functionality. 

Things you will learn:

  •  Intro to Figma
  •  Intro to design
  •  Laws of UX
  •  Psychology of color
  •  Typography in UI/UX
  •  Design Thinking
  •  User Research and common UX deliverables
  •  Interaction Design-
  •  Accessibility in UX design
  •  Prototyping & Mockups
  •  UX Case Studies
  •  Team collaboration

What is Frontend Development?

Frontend development focuses on building the client-side of web applications, shaping the visual and interactive elements that users directly interact with. Frontend developers use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create responsive layouts, dynamic content, and engaging user interfaces. By harnessing frontend frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue.js, they enhance interactivity and streamline user experiences across devices.
Everything you see and interact with in a web application is done by front-end developers.

Things you will learn:

  •  ⁠Introduction to software engineering
  •  ⁠Basic programming syntax and general computer knowledge
  •  ⁠Software Development Lifecycle
  •  ⁠HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  •  ⁠ReactJS
  •  ⁠VueJS
  •  ⁠GitHub pages
  •  ⁠GitHub
  •  Team collaboration
  •  ⁠Figma asset export

What is Backend Development?

Backend development involves constructing and maintaining the server side of web applications. Backend developers work behind the scenes, managing databases, server logic, and application architecture to ensure seamless functionality and data management. They utilise languages like Python, PHP, Java and frameworks like Django, Flask, or Node.js to bring server-side operations to life.
Backend developers collaborate with frontend developers to ensure the full functionality of an application. Without Backend developers, a web application will be as lifeless as a mere design.

Things you will learn:

  • ⁠ Introduction to software engineering
  • ⁠ Basic programming syntax and general computer knowledge
  •  Javascript/NodeJS/ExpressJS
  •  PHP / Laravel
  • ⁠ Database - MySQL
  • ⁠ API Development
  •  Docker
  • ⁠ SSL / NGINX / Ubuntu
  •  Team collaboration
  •  Software Development Lifecycle

How Can I Tell Which Track Fits Me Best?

Finding the ideal track for Zuri training involves introspection and exploration. Consider your interests, strengths, and career aspirations when evaluating each track.

If you are passionate about visual design and enjoy crafting seamless user experiences, UI/UX design may be the perfect fit. 

If you're drawn to problem-solving, understanding logic and how things work behind the scenes, or are a big thinker, backend development could be your calling.

For those with a creative flair and a knack for bringing designs to life, you enjoy the thrill of seeing immediate results. Frontend development offers a rewarding path. Ultimately, choose the track that resonates with your skills, interests, and career goals, and confidently embark on your Zuri training journey.

How can I change my track if I already registered?

Within the first few weeks of the training commences, there will be room to switch tracks.

I hope this helps you decide on the learning track you want to register for. Click here to register for Zuri training

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