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Building Interactive Prototypes using JavaScript

Course Code: MSF-0039

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About this course

In this course, you'll learn how to turn a static web front-end into something that users can interact with. You'll learn the fundamentals of JavaScript and how to apply JavaScript to enhance the interactivity of webpages. By the end of this course, you'll have a web app prototype that allows basic interaction.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Read code and describe what it does
  • Utilize understanding of program execution to formulate algorithms to solve specific tasks
  • Write JavaScript code to manipulate DOM elements on a webpage

Once you complete this course, continue onto Building Functional Prototypes using Node.js to learn how to write JavaScript code to build the back-end of your app!

What you'll learn

  • Programming fundamentals
  • JavaScript frontend web development basics
  • DOM manipulation with JavaScript


DEV284x – Designing a Technical Solution or basic knowledge of HTML and CSS

Course Syllabus

Module 1 – What is JavaScript?

Module 2 – Programming Fundamentals in JavaScript

Module 3 – Working with the DOM

Module 4 – Putting it all Together

Meet the instructors

Kasey Champion

Kasey Champion

Learning Team

Kasey Champion is a software engineer turned teacher. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Electrical Engineering, but worked for the Computer Science Department as a Teaching Assistant for 3 years. After graduation she joined Microsoft as a software engineer, but spent her mornings volunteer teaching computer science at local high schools through the TEALS program. Recently she was lucky enough to make her passion her full time job and joined the Microsoft Learning team to develop computer science courseware.

Bre’Ana Deen

Bre’Ana Deen

Content Developer

Bre’Ana Deen is a Content Developer at Microsoft Learning. She has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and started her career at Microsoft as a software engineer. Her passion for teaching led her to Microsoft Learning where she focuses on computer science courses for new programmers. She also teaches computer science at a local high school outside of work.

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

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