If you’re looking to start a career in Python coding, but don’t know where to begin, this might be for you. This course is aimed at absolute beginners that have never done any coding before. Early on in the course, you’ll learn what coding is, what certain types of languages are used for, specifically Python, and the types of careers available through learning Python.
Learn why programming is important.
What is Python?
Python is a programming language that was created in the early 1990s. Millions of people depend on Python to do things like run Instagram, and interact with apps like being able to click things on the screen. It also allows scientists to carry out complex things like test microchips and is used to build video games for mobile phones. Companies that use the Python programming language include Youtube, Facebook, Yahoo, NASA, and IBM.
Python can be used to develop different applications like web applications, graphic user interface based applications, software development applications, scientific and numeric applications, network programming, games, 3D applications, as well as other business applications.
What is Python and why you must learn it.
How does this course work?
The course is comprised of two main parts, which are self-paced. In part one, you’ll learn the foundations of coding. By the end of the first few lessons, you’ll be able to understand programming, write basic code, grasp programming concepts, think like a programmer, understand the tools in coding, have a better idea of careers available in coding, and gain practical experience by creating portfolio-worthy projects. In part two, you’ll complete the courses specific to Python in preparation to sit the final exam to gain your certification.
About the certification
Upon completion of this course and passing the exam, you’ll receive a Python Coding Specialist certification from Knowledge Pillars (KP). Hudson has teamed up with Knowledge Pillars to deliver the exam element of this course. The exam can be taken from the comfort of your own home or office. Click the badge below to learn more about the exam and certification.
Knowledge Pillars provides industry-leading certification exams aimed at coding students and industry professionals. Their online based coding exams assess a learner’s skills and knowledge gained during their course.
Coding certifications are highly sought after by potential employers, as they offer a unique credential reflecting a valid and in-demand unique skill set.
How long will it take me to complete this course?
Most beginners complete their foundation coding courses within 4-8 weeks, based on 10-15 hours of study per week. Following this, you should be able to complete your chosen specialisation courses (i.e. Python) within 4-6 months and be ready to sit the final exam. Rest assured though, you have 12 months to complete your course and sit your exam.
What do I need?
Your course can be done from any where in the world. If you decide to move to a different city or even country, you can continue with the course from wherever you are. All you need is a device such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, and an internet connection.
How do I book my exams?
When you’re ready to sit your exams, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request along with the title of the exam you wish to take. We will then send you an email with instructions on how to complete your exam booking. Prior to sitting your exam, we may ask you to take a practice test to assess your readiness.
What will I learn from this course?
By the end of part one of this course, you’ll be able to understand coding in general, write basic code, grasp coding concepts, think like a Python Developer, understand the tools in coding, have a better idea of careers available in Python coding, and gain practical experience by creating portfolio-worthy projects.
By the time you reach the end of part two of the course, you’ll be ready to start preparing to take the final exam
What’s covered in this course?
Learn Python 3
Learn Statistics With Python
Search Algorithms in Python
Sorting Algorithms in Python
Learn Recursion: Python
Data Visualization in Python
Learn Hardware Programming with CircuitPython
Technical Interview Practice: Python
Salary and job prospect information
We use two excellent third-party resources to allow you to check your earning potential and job prospects before starting this course.
The first is IT JobsWatch, which allows you to check what employers are paying people on average with specific skill sets. Click here to see the current average salary in the UK for a Junior Python Developer.
The second is Acclaim, which allows you to see what types of Python related job titles are paying and where in the country these jobs are. Click here to view this insightful information.