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Python Software Developer


The course is designed to build intermediate programming skills using the Python programming language. It emphasises problem solving through the explicit development of algorithms to solve challenging computational problems

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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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This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's beginner courses, or have equivalent experience (6 - 12 month programming experience)

Course Overview


The course takes you through the major tools that you need to develop effective programs to solve computational problems. It assumes a basic knowledge of programming but begins with a refresher of Python. After equipping the learner with the tools they need for complex problems solving, the learner is presented with challenging problems to solve using the skills they have acquired.

Programming is made up of two parts. The first is the development of an algorithm which solves a given computational problem. The second is the coding of this algorithm into a computer program to be executed by the machine. We emphasise this difference as we build a solid grounding for programmers that complete this course.

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Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
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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
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$399 per month
$899 3 months up-front

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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

$599 per month
$1497 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:


Snake Charming

We get an introduction into this high level and easily understandable language. We learn how to control our program through the variety of built in structures, as well as how to store data through the life of our program and get input from our user - and how to return information to our users as well.


The Full Monty

We take the knowledge from the previous stages in the course and apply it to more advanced concepts that Python's power allows us to implement relatively easily. We'll be looking at complex concepts such as Bioinformatics, Language Processing, Location Plotting, and Machine Learning. All of these are highly valuable concepts in the the world of modern consumer computing.

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Why Take This Course?

Python is a relatively new programming language. But is has already build up a substantial user base and community because of its ability to deliver on it’s said promise to make code simple, readable, beautiful and explicit. This is a fun language that can be used to develop not only applications that run on a desktop, but web based applications as well. This means that after taking this course, you can branch into web development fairly easily, with a framework like Django, without having to learn another programming language.

Learning the intermediate concepts of programming with this language peppers the experience with more fun. With tabs replacing the conventional curly braces, power list and dictionary data structures, and an extensive standard library, your journey to mastering the more advanced concepts and tools of programming is sure to an exciting one.

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

Prior programming experience requirements

-It is required that you have had at least 6 months programming experience or take one of our beginner courses in order to take this course.


-Our courses feature a substantial theoretical aspect even though the focus is on the practical component. You need to be proficient in English, both reading and writing, in order to learn about what programming is and what is expected of you in each task.

Technical Proficiencies

-Basic computer skills, such as sending emails and saving files

-Proficient with the use of a programming application, such as CodeBlocks, Visual Studio, IDLE, or Eclipse

Equipment and Technologies

-Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection *

-A machine that meets the technical requirements to run Python. Please see: https://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7/. More information on the installation of Python 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


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Software Engineer (IT SAAS product)

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Hyperion supports Corporate Training

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Hyperion is happy to work with your employer to support them paying for your enrolment of this course.
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