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This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's intermediate courses, or have equivalent experience (1 year + programming experience)
This course delivers a thorough & foundational introduction to programming and usage of the main building problems of three popular languages - Python, Java, and C# - to create modern desktop and web applications.
The course will cover everything from thinking like a programmer, to practical usage of common software development tools and resources, to key concepts such as data & control structures, usage patterns, control flow, and object orientated programming.
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This course will guide you through three of the most vital languages you'll need in your programming career. You'll be gaining experience in Python, Java and C-Sharp, giving you the tools and knowledge to handle an enormous range of tasks - and the ability to determine the best language and methods for the job.
The Very Beginning
We'll start off our extensive journey with the Python, an extensively used programming language around the world. We'll learn the important structures and concepts of coding using this highly advanced and easily understandable language, such as interacting with the user, data structures for storing information, important coding features and more.
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This MicroDegree offers the introductory platform to programming offered by the Introduction to Programming course, but focuses on more advanced concepts and topics. If you’ve got basic programming skills and are ready to take a step further into more advanced concepts such as best practices for object-oriented programming, a deeper dive into data structures, and advanced IDE topics, this MicroDegree will allow you to flex your software development muscles.
You’ll progress through the content to build proficiency in the concepts you need to begin to develop software at a more professional level. Up to 80% of all current software development jobs in the South African and international markets require at least either Python, Java or C#. As a programmer working in the 21st century, you are almost guaranteed to have to use one of these languages at some point in your career - if not from day one. There’s no doubt you’ll be in demand with this starting language package. Just try out a search on our Careers website for one of these languages to get a feel for the jobs out there.
Prior programming experience requirements
- It is required that you have had at least 12 months programming experience or have taken one of our intermediate-level courses in order to take this course.
- Motivation and dedication to learn, and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.
- Proficiency in both written and spoken English
- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails and saving files.
- Note that this is an intermediate course as you will cross over between both basic and complex concepts.
Equipment and Technologies
- Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection *
- Ability to run a text editor (such as Notepad++) or an IDE such as Visual Studio or CodeBlocks - we will provide you with all installation files
- 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.
Hyperion is happy to work with your employer to support them paying for your enrolment of this course.
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We offer discounted and tailored training programmes for corporate teams.