Introduction to Swift

Introduction to Swift Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

From Playgrounds to protocols, discover, explore, and demonstrate how to use the fundamental building blocks of the Swift programming language. This course is designed to teach you the basic concepts of Swift programming, including syntax, logic, structures, functions, and patterns. It also includes detailed explanations of language syntax and coding exercises.

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Intended Audience for this Introduction to Swift Course

  • » Application Developers
  • » Application Architects

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Course Prerequisites for Introduction to Swift

  • » Getting Started with iOS development videos: Learn about Apple’s advanced mobile device hardware, the characteristics of modern apps, the iOS software development kit, Apple developer programs, and Apple’s approach to security and distribution.
  • » Basic computer programming concepts: You should be comfortable with basic concepts of computer programming, including variables, strings, logic, and classes. You’ll be expected to write code as part of the training.

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Introduction to Swift Course Objectives

  • » Learn how to use Xcode Playgrounds to write Swift code
  • » Learn common programming patterns used in Swift
  • » Learn keywords and vocabulary used by the Swift language

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Introduction to Swift Course Outline

      1. Introduction to Swift and Playgrounds
        1. Learn about the origin of Swift and some of its basic syntax
      2. Constants, Variables, and Data Types
        1. Learn how to define constants for values that don’t change and variables for values that do
        2. Learn the data types that are included in Swift and how they can help you write better code
      3. Operators
        1. Learn how to use logical operators in Swift to check conditions and how to use control flow statements
      4. Strings
        1. Learn how to create and store text using the String type
        2. You'll learn a variety of String methods that allow you to compare two strings, access specific characters within a string, and insert and remove values
      5. Functions
        1. Learn how to declare functions with different parameters and return types
      6. Structures
        1. Learn how to create structures in Swift
      7. Classes
        1. Learn what makes classes different from structures and when to use classes instead of structures
        2. You'll also learn about inheritance, super-classes, and sub-classes
      8. Optionals
        1. Learn to use optionals to properly handle situations when data may or may not exist
      9. Collections
        1. Learn about the various collection types available in Swift and how to choose the appropriate one for your program
      10. Loops
        1. Learn how to create loops in Swift, control the conditions for looping, and specify when to stop
      11. Type Casting
        1. Learn why some data can be expressed using only a broader type and how you can test for specific kinds of data before using it
      12. Guard
        1. Learn to use guard statements to better manage control flow
      13. Scope
        1. Learn to write nicely structured code that's easy to read. You'll do this by properly scoping your constants and variables
      14. Enumerations
        1. Learn when enumerations are commonly used, how to define an enumeration, and how to work with enumerations using switch statements
      15. Protocols
        1. Learn what protocols are, when to use them, and how to write your own. Learn how to enable objects to communicate with each other and how to extend protocols to provide shared functionality across multiple types
      16. Closures
        1. Learn about closures, how to define them, how to use them as function arguments, and how to use some of the common functions that take closures as arguments
      17. Extensions
        1. Learn how to define an extension, as well as how and why to use extensions

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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