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 will learn the foundations of Python coding (you have 6 months to complete this part).. In part two, you will prepare to sit the final exam to gain your Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification (you have until the 30th June 2022 to take your exam). The title of the certification you will gain is the MTA: Introduction to Programming Using Python. You can see an example of this certification by scrolling further down the page.
About the Microsoft certification
Upon completion of part two of this course, you’ll receive one Microsoft acclaim badge similar to the one shown above. This can be added to your CV or social media profile for prospective employers to see. You’ll also receive one official Microsoft certification validating your coding skills.
Watch this video to understand how ‘Acclaim’ badges can help you stand out from the crowd.
What will I learn from this course?
By the end of part one of this course, you’ll be able to understand programming, write basic code, grasp programming concepts, think like a Python programmer, understand the tools in coding, have a better idea of careers available in Python coding, and gain practical experience by creating portfolio-worthy projects. In part one, you’ll be guided through each step. You’ll learn the right thing at the right time. By the time you reach 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
Microsoft 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python
Certification exam included:
- Microsoft 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python
MeasureUP practice test included:
- Microsoft 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using 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 Accalim, 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.
How do the part two course resources work?
The part two certification course element is made up of three main resources as shown below. Each resource is designed to work in conjunction with each other to ensure the successful path to certification. Once you have passed the exam, you will receive your certification from Microsoft. Read below to learn more about the resources in this course.
The hands-on live practice labs allow you to experience practical application of course concepts in an authentic online environment 24/7, all from the comfort of your home or office. The lab environment allows you to test and apply your skills as you learn. These labs also come with tasks challenging what you have learnt. To learn more about practice labs, click here.
MeasureUP Practice Exam
After working your way through the text book, you should be ready to start revising for your official exam. To do this, we provide you with MeasureUP practice test. MeasureUP are the official provider to Microsoft for practice tests. These are the closest experience to the actual exam you’ll be taking. Scroll down to learn more about MeasureUP and the practice test.
Official Microsoft Exam
Having confidently passed the practice test, you will be ready to sit the official Microsoft exam – which we will book on your behalf. This is known as an ‘online, web-proctored exam’. This means it can be taken at home. One of the requirements of taking this exam is that you must have a web camera so a proctor can observe you during the exam. This is to ensure no cheating takes place.
An example of a Microsoft certification you can gain through this course.
How long will it take me to complete this course?
Both part one and part two of this course are self-paced. How soon you complete the course is dependent on several factors such as the amount of time you dedicate to the course each week, and how quickly you absorb information. We recommend you spend at least 12 hours per week on part one to finish it within 6 months or less.
Part two of this course comprises of around 80 hours of learning material; and 50+ hours of practice test material. Revision for the exam will take a minimum of four weeks. You must take your Microsoft exam by the 30th June 2022.
Can I continue to access my course after 12 months has lapsed?
Yes. Once 12 months has lapsed since you enrolled on the course, you will be automatically switched to a rolling monthly subscription at a cost of £39 per month. This will be debited from the payment card you used to enrol on the course the first time. Some of the features and benefits of continued access include new course content (added when a new version is released), tutor support through live chat, and access to webinars.
Please note that if your exam vouchers have expired within the 12 month period, the auto course renew feature will not extend your exam voucher expiry dates. Exams must taken within 12 months from the time of enrolment.
If you do not wish to continue to access your course account after 12 months, you can cancel the auto-renew feature at any time by emailing email@example.com.
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.
MeasureUP practice tests
As part of this course, you will get access to MeasureUP practice tests to help prepare you for the Microsoft exams as part of this bundle. MeasureUP practice tests are endorsed by Microsoft and used as the official practice tests of Microsoft certification exams.
Features of MeasureUP practice tests:
- Questions are similar to exam questions, allowing you to test your knowledge of exam objectives
- Detailed explanations for both correct and distractor answers reinforce the material
- ‘Study Mode’ covers all objectives ensuring topics are covered
- ‘Certification Mode’ (timed) prepares students for exam taking conditions
- Instant, drill-down score reports tell you exactly the areas to focus on
Watch this video to learn more about MeasureUP practice tests.