iOS Certified Associate Developer (ICAD)

5-Day Instructor-Led Course | HRDF SBL-KHAS Claimable!

Course Overview

This 5-day course will guide students on the entire process of developing an iPhone application from design and development to UAT (testing) and release of iPhone and iPad applications. Students will be primed with the necessary background knowledge of iOS platform features and capabilities in order to understand how iPhone and iPad applications work, and how they are built.

Course Outline


Day 1 Fundamentals

  • Introduction & Getting Started
  • Register to the Apple Developer Program
  • Getting other iOS Simulator
  • Interface
  • ToolBar
  • Navigation Area
  • Editor Area
  • Utility Area
  • Testing application in your device

  • Introduction
  • Files
  • Coding Practice
  • Basic Variables and Swift Data Type
  • Operation
  • Optional and Optional Binding
  • Class Declaration
  • OOP in Swift
  • Methods calling
  • Basic Design Pattern
  • MVC Diagram
  • Target- Action
  • Protocol & Delegate
  • Selectors
  • Protocol

  • iOS Architecture
  • iOS9 SDK Features
  • iOS10 SDK Features
  • Using NSFoundation and UIKit
  • App Designing Process
  • Latest UI/UX Design trend
  • Introduction to Prototyping tool
  • App Design Case Study
  • Debugging Tools Instruments

  • Understanding different templates in XCode
  • Programming UI Elements UIButton, UITextField, UISwitch, UISlider
  • Using Assets management in XCode
  • Multiple Screen Development with Size Class and Autolayout

Day 2 Creating Interfaces (Creating an Application Interface)

  • Understanding Different App Development Lifecycle
  • Product Roadmap and versioning
  • UI/UX Trend
  • Design Principle in Mobile application
  • Application Prototyping

  • UiNavigationBar Controller
  • Nested navigation Controller
  • UITabBarController
  • Multi Views

  • Introduction
  • Views
  • Dynamic & Static Table
  • Collection View
  • Creating Custom Cells

  • Segue Elements
    • Passing Data diagram
    • Passing Data
    • Sample passing data code

  • Using breakpoint
  • Understanding common mistake by developer
  • Using print function

Day 3 Creating Data

  • Introduction
  • Retrieving data
  • Plist to Table App using NSUserDefault
  • App Settings
  • NSUserDefaults
  • + Introduction
  • + Store data code
  • + Retrieve data code

  • Introduction
  • Frameworks
  • Step-by-Step

  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Core Data VS SQLite
  • Step-by-Step

  • Introduction
  • NSAppTransport Security
  • Integrate with Remote API and Web service
  • Parsing JSON Data

Day 4 Devices Features

  • Overview
  • Accuracy
  • Basic Setup
  • Reverse Geocoding

  • Overview
  • Placing point
  • Annotation Details
  • Step-by-Step

  • Overview
  • Code
  • Check Camera Availability
  • Getting Image from Photo Library
  • Check support video

  • Overview
  • UI Tap Gesture Recognizer
  • Motion gestures

  • Adding Facebook to your App
  • Adding Twitter to your App

  • User flow documentation
  • Analyzing Technical requirement
  • Mobile application. (End product)

Day 5 Multimedia, Localization and Beyond The Basic

  • Display live dynamic web pages

  • Movie Formats
  • Audio Formats
  • Frameworks
  • Overview

  • Why Localization
  • What can be localized?
  • NSLocalizedstring
  • App name how?
  • Changing Language
  • Common Pitfalls

  • Test driven development:Unit testing and automation testing
  • Working in team: Code style
  • Code documentation using HeaderDoc
  • Best practice of implementing Security in application

  • Dependency Management with Cocoapods
  • Using third party library
  • Understanding BaaS

  • Checklist
  • App Review Guidelines
  • Human Interface Guidelines
  • Considerations before uploading
  • Managing Alpha and Beta Testing with Testflight
  • App submission
  • Acquisition strategy: Introduction to App Store Optimization
  • Flow



You bet it is! Our Certification Body for this course is iTrain Asia Pte Ltd, the region’s top Certifications Tech Provider headquartered in Singapore, with branch offices in Malaysia and Indonesia. Our Mobile Certification Trainings, in particular, are endorsed by Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+), and mapped to Singapore National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) standards.

This is a 5-day course at an instructor-led training centre. The ICAD Certification Exam Duration is 2 Hours, consisting of 50 Multiple Choice Questions, with a Passing Score of 70%. You will receive a professional ICAD Certification upon Passing the Exam.

This course is targeted for Programmers and Designers with programming abilities who are keen to develop applications for the iPhone and iPad.

The prerequisites are a competency in at least one object-oriented programming language such as C++/C#/Java, Javascript. Participants must register as an Apple iOS Developer (Free) at Apple’s website:

Mac machines are provided for iTrain students. If participants wish to use their own Mac computers, they need to install the latest iOS SDK and xCode prior to the training.