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Intro to Computer Science

MICRODEGREE ( 3-6 MONTHS PART-TIME )



This introductory course explores the fundamental knowledge that forms the basis of computational problem solving. It introduces the learner to programming and builds their skills through a challenging yet inviting set of tasks.  

 Accredited by

CSA: The Computer Science Association of South Africa is a professional body formed in partnership with Google to promote, protect, and advance Computer Science and software development education in the country.

MICT SETA: The MICT SETA partners with industry, Universities and TVET colleges (both public and private) in the delivery of respective learning programmes in its endeavour to address identified scarce skills. Its commitment to expand and improve provision of skills development for SMMEs and rural communities will contribute towards addressing the requisite skills immeasurably.


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 Difficulty
 Beginner

This course is designed for students with no prior programming experience.



Course Overview


Technologies

Thank you for choosing the Intro to Computer Science in Delphi MicroDegree. This course has been developed in collaboration with the CSTASA and the Google Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) initiative and intends to deliver a thorough foundation to the core concepts and principles in computer science and computational thinking. Learn computational thinking in Delphi to kickstart your journey as a software developer. In this course you will be given a historical theoretical background of introductory computer science and software development concepts, forthwith you will use this knowledge to develop computer programs in Delphi.



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Basics

MicroDegree

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Discussion forum
Discussion forum

Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)

Career guidance and job
search support

Tailored marking on your
code within 6 hours

Hyperion certification

Weekly video calls with mentor

On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor

FREE
Unlimited
$599 per month
$1497 3 months up-front

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Basics



Access to all course content


Discussion forum



FREE
Unlimited


Register Now



MicroDegree



Access to all course content


Discussion forum


Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)


Career guidance and job
search support


Tailored marking on your
code within 6 hours


Hyperion certification


Weekly video calls with mentor


On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor



$399 per month
$899 3 months up-front


Register Now



Course Syllabus




Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:



SECTION 1

Welcome to Computing

We'll dive into the history of computers and explore why they came about, how we design them and how we can communicate with them through the art of programming and logic.

SECTION 2

Thinking Like a Robot

Learn how to think in a way that lets you convert your ideas into programming reality. Put your thoughts into algorithms and code to accomplish complex tasks using Delphi in a breeze - it's not far from what we do every day already.







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Andrae Smith



Sobane Motlomelo



Students Reviews




Why Take This Course?



Computer science isn’t only for those that want to be programmers. This course teaches you how to think logically, through powerful methods like decomposition and abstraction. It develops problem solving skills that you can apply outside of the context of technology. You also learn the valuable skill of programming, which is becoming more important in the technological economy we’re in.

As much as non-technical people can benefit from this course, this doesn’t diminish its value to aspiring computer scientists. You will be challenged, and learn the fundamentals on which your future studies will be grounded in. A vital course to take.





Handwritten feedback on your work within 6 hours of submission

24/7 online chat with your mentor and weekly 1:1 mentorship call

Full access to tailored course content and coding exercises

On-boarding guidance call with an expert mentor to check you're on the right course

Certificate and professional reference on completion

Post graduation career support
A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.





Prerequisites and Requirements


General

- Motivation and dedication to learn, and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

- Proficiency in both written and spoken English

Technical Proficiencies

- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, file navigation, saving files and opening files. 

- Note that this MicroDegree is suitable for beginner-level programmers, since it covers introductory content for each concept. 

Equipment and Technologies

-Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection *

-A machine that meets the technical requirements to run Delphi. Please see: https://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi/downloads . More information on the installation of Delphi will be given in the course. 

-An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.





Looking for a job?


This course will you prepare you with the following jobs offered by examples of some of the
companies hiring Hyperion graduates:




Senior PHP Developer

Webfluential

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Mobile native app developer

GetMyBoat

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Software Engineer (IT SAAS product)

Vix Verify

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Course Mentors






Riaz
Moola

Course Director


Yazeed
Peters

Careers Consultant


Masood
Gool

Lead Mentor


Sobane
Motlomelo

Assistant Mentor


Jared
Ping

Assistant Mentor






Hyperion supports Corporate Training

Are you currently employed?

Hyperion is happy to work with your employer to support them paying for your enrolment of this course.
Most companies have budgets for employee training - just ask your HR department or manager!



Are you an employer or Learning & Development Manager ?

We offer discounted and tailored training programmes for corporate teams.





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