What do you study in second DAW vs DAM vs ASIR?

Hello world 🤟🏻 my name is Francisco, fcoterroba on the Internet and today I bring you a post in which I, along with two other people, are going to debate, comment and explain how the second year has been in our respective higher education cycles of the computer family. 👨🏻‍💻

Remember that you have the first part, explaining the first year of these training cycles. You can reed the post here

Before starting, how could it be otherwise, if you haven't seen it yet, I strongly recommend that you go watch the latest video I have on my YouTube channel in which I explained, in a very simple and concise way, how to perform the installation of a smart light bulb 🧠 with which you can change its color, control it with your own voice and much more! You can see it here 👇🏻

Now yes, let's start!

DAW (Web Application Development)

I am doing the higher degree of DAW in its distance modality, in an Almerian institute. And as far as I can tell, the experience is looking fabulous.

It is true that it is not for everyone, because the student has to have control over his crazy hours since, there are no classes, as such. Teachers open new topics of various subjects from time to time and you, at your own pace, do the activities, read the syllabus and take exams on the subject.

But we have not come to talk about distance learning, but about the cycle itself.

Both DAW and DAM share the same first year, and it is in the second year that they diversify, specifying themselves in each specific part.

We are going to ignore the subject of EIE (Business and Entrepreneurship) since it is a subject present in all higher and intermediate training cycles.

The specific subjects (and my point of view on them) of second are:

  • DWEC (Web Development in Client Environment)
    If you are already into web development a bit, this course is basically front-end.
    JavaScript and JQuery have been learned using "MVC", object-oriented programming, etc.
  • DWES (Web Development in Server Environment)
    Like the previous point, this subject is back-end.
    You learn to handle the PHP programming language, listening very closely to current frameworks and working a little with Twig. Indistinctly, we work with OOP and with the MVC.
  • DAW (Web Application Deployment)
    A subject focused more on SysAdmin and, from my point of view, a little wink so that, if you like this subject, do ASIR since in this subject you can see everything that a SysAdmin or a DevOps does, from deploying , manage security policies in Linux, etc.
  • DIW (Web Interface Design)
    We could also call this front-end since, in this course, CSS is seen in quite depth.
    Everything that is pure CSS is explained (and quite well), in this module. Flexbox, Grid, we hear bootstrap over the top, we use the keyframes, the native 3d CSS, and of course the basics.

Hey! My name's Diego and I am a student of multiplatform application development in Malaga. Specifically at the I.E.S Portada Alta institute in face-to-face mode.

I will talk about my experience, it is also a bit linked to the fact that it has been face-to-face, that is, we had to attend class. But as you already know, with the issue of the pandemic and confinement, we have been confined for the last quarter and that is why we conducted classes online.

Something that, if I have noticed and that can be an advantage or disadvantage, is that telematically in my case I made better use of time, but I have seen that in other cases it was not like that. So studying at a distance is not for everyone and it is something that everyone should reflect on.

Let's go to the focus of the matter, the subjects I have studied during this course:

  • Interface development
    This module was where we focused on the development of native applications with Android. Specifically, we use the Java language, and we went from creating simple interfaces to connecting them with databases or REST services.
  • Programming and mobile devices
    In my center, this module was a bit special, because it was focused on video game development. Therefore, we were developing different videogames with Unity, using C# as the language
  • Programación de servicios y procesos
    Este módulo se centra en enseñarnos los conceptos de programas que usen distintos servicios, procesos, hilos etc… El lenguaje fué Java, donde aplicamos todos estos conceptos y creamos distintos programas que consumen distintos hilos, servicios, procesos e incluso protocolos de red como TCP o UDP.
  • Data access
    This module our teacher focused on creating applications oriented to the backend. And the exercises were done in two languages, PHP and Java. It focused on access to data, therefore concepts were given from access to files, databases, third-party services (APIS). A very necessary module if later in your professional life you want to focus your career on the backend.

The modules that have served me the most for companies have been Data Access, because I am currently a backend developer, and Interface Development, which is based on the creation of native Android applications, a market where it is also currently growing a lot.

Good afternoon! For those who do not come from the second part, I introduce myself, I am Manuel Jesús Flores (@_manueljesus00) and I am a computer engineering and technical student at

Now, how does ASIR's second work? Remember that we come from a first course that physical, database, systems, programming and networks, but now it remains, from my point of view, to see where we apply each thing. For this, I will detail it subject by subject.

  • Operating systems administration
    In this subject you will find out how to use a Windows and Linux server. If I talk to you about Windows, I will tell you that you are going to learn to manage Active Directory through a tube, manage permissions, trust relationships or configure roles, but, if we go to Linux, you will touch scripting, process or file management.
  • Network and Internet services
    Basically here you are going to learn to deploy all the known services that make the internet easy for everyone. DHCP, FTP, HTTP, DNS, IRC or webmail will be services that you will learn to set up and monitor in this course.
  • Implementation of Web Applications
    We have already learned how to set up a system and how to set up services. Now, here you will learn to build web applications and manage them, be it Blogger, wordpress, Joomla or touch code with Javascript, MySQL or PHP. In addition, you will integrate databases and play web office automation or scripts to automate administration tasks of these applications.
  • Administration of database management systems
    In this module you will learn what a database management system is, such as Oracle 12c or PostgreSQL, perform administration, maintenance and security tasks, plan, monitor and optimize the actions that are executed and they will teach you how to program in PL/SQL , a scripting language for SQL tasks.
  • Security and high availability
    Here you will know how to create a secure network, implement firewall in networks and create DMZ, install and maintain a proxy, you will learn to manage RAID and analyze network traffic, to design both passive and active, physical and digital security systems and manage a plan contingency as a data protection policy. To my liking, the legislative part becomes somewhat dense, but it is easy to remove if you put in.

To finish, I would like to tell you one thing and it is that you do not get discouraged if you do not find a job as soon as you leave the cycle. We have gone through (and continue to go through) a pandemic that has paralyzed many of the existing jobs and that in turn has given us more value to our profession, system administration. And if you find yourself like me that back in the day you didn't know what to do after ASIR, don't rule out engineering. It sounds complicated, it is, but today I can say that I am proud to have chosen it (and I don't come from high school).

And that's all for today guys! I hope you liked it and above all, I hope it has helped you to choose your path since, sometimes, the decision being so broad, it is difficult to choose.

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