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Introduces Linux as an operating system, the basic open source concepts and an understanding of the Linux commands. Linux is crucial for cybersecurity.

Gives you the baseline skills you need to secure a company’s systems, software and hardware. This certificate gives practical hands-on skills to pursue a career in cyber security

Will give you skills in Information Security Threats and Attack Vectors, Attack Detection, Attack Prevention, Procedures, Methodologies and more.

Learn to create worlds, actors, players, characters, collisions and all you need to create your own Unreal4 game.

Create beautiful 3D models and assets for video games, learning the basics of animation for game development.

Learn to create, edit and manipulate original images and how to prepare and process images for game development

Learn to create, analyse and visualise data in Excel using charts, graphs and dashboards. Essential skills to become a data scientist.

Understand the Power BI analytics tool by learning how to prepare, manage and import data sets and create various data visualisations for different purposes.

Learn to write, debug, maintain and document Python code to solve problems. Python is the programming language of choice for data scientists.

Learn the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. You’ll learn to add formatting, color, graphics, images, videos and forms to create stunning web pages.

Learn to create interactive web-pages, including how to communicate with users, validate forms, animate images, communicate with databases and more.

Using WordPress to develop fast, user-friendly and reactive websites. You’ll learn to develop, test and deploy your very own WordPress website from scratch

Learn to build and deploy a high performance Laravel web application on one of the best in-demand PHP frameworks, giving you immediate employability

Introduces Linux as an operating system, the basic open source concepts and an understanding of the Linux commands. Linux is crucial for cybersecurity.

Learn to install, design and maintain your database – the engine to your website. You’ll also learn to write complex SQL queries for report-building.

Learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming in C#, styling in CSS & databases in SQL in order to create your own mobile app from scratch.

Learn the syntax, object oriented principles, logic, functions, patterns and app developer tools to develop your own native iOS application.

Learn to develop your own android app using the Java programming language. You’ll learn about mobile UI design, graphics, multimedia, networking and more.

  • Linux Essentials​

    Introduces Linux as an operating system, the basic open source concepts and an understanding of the Linux commands. Linux is crucial for cybersecurity.

  • Comptia Security+​

    Gives you the baseline skills you need to secure a company’s systems, software and hardware. This certificate gives practical hands-on skills to pursue a career in cyber security

  • Certified Ethical Hacker​

    Will give you skills in Information Security Threats and Attack Vectors, Attack Detection, Attack Prevention, Procedures, Methodologies and more.

  • Data Visualisation in Excel​

    Learn to create, analyse and visualise data in Excel using charts, graphs and dashboards. Essential skills to become a data scientist.

  • Power BI Data Visualisation​

    Understand the Power BI analytics tool by learning how to prepare, manage and import data sets and create various data visualisations for different purposes.

  • Python Institute

    Learn to write, debug, maintain and document Python code to solve problems. Python is the programming language of choice for data scientists.

  • Unreal Engine 4

    Learn to create worlds, actors, players, characters, collisions and all you need to create your own Unreal4 game.

  • Blender 3D modeling​

    Create beautiful 3D models and assets for video games, learning the basics of animation for game development.

  • Photoshop certificate​

    Learn to create, edit and manipulate original images and how to prepare and process images for game development

  • Programming in HTML/CSS​

    Learn the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. You’ll learn to add formatting, color, graphics, images, videos and forms to create stunning web pages.

  • Programming in Javascript​

    Learn to create interactive web-pages, including how to communicate with users, validate forms, animate images, communicate with databases and more.

  • Web Dev with WordPress

    Using WordPress to develop fast, user-friendly and reactive websites. You’ll learn to develop, test and deploy your very own WordPress website from scratch

  • PHP with Zend​

    Learn to build and deploy a high performance Laravel web application on one of the best in-demand PHP frameworks, giving you immediate employability

  • Linux Essentials​

    Introduces Linux as an operating system, the basic open source concepts and an understanding of the Linux commands. Linux is crucial for cybersecurity.

  • Databases MYSQL​

    Learn to install, design and maintain your database - the engine to your website. You’ll also learn to write complex SQL queries for report-building.

  • Microsoft Programming in C#​

    Learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming in C#, styling in CSS & databases in SQL in order to create your own mobile app from scratch.

  • Develop IOS Apps in Swift​

    Learn the syntax, object oriented principles, logic, functions, patterns and app developer tools to develop your own native iOS application.

  • Android Apps in Java​

    Learn to develop your own android app using the Java programming language. You’ll learn about mobile UI design, graphics, multimedia, networking and more.

We are passionate about giving you a headstart to your tech career.

Our Tech Pathways or TechWays™ offer real projects to showcase your experience to future employers. Each TechWay™ offers certified courses that are customised and simplified for youth – helping you build your knowledge for crucial marketplace technology needs today.

Benefits of Learning with Techways

Our vision is to give high schoolers a headstart on your tech career so that by the time you graduate – you are years ahead of your peers with a portfolio of real-project experience and certifications that immediately make you more employable. 

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Pain Points – specific problems that prospective customers of your business are experiencing. In other words, you can think of pain points as problems, plain and simple.

Mad Libs is a phrasal template word game created by Leonard Stern and Roger Price. It consists of one player prompting others for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story before reading aloud.

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We will be talking to Jason Suttie from Devson. Jason has been in the tech world since he was six years old. He headed IT innovation unit at RMB and has since left to start up his own software consulting company – solving problems and building solutions for clients around the world. 

Let’s hear more about the trends in the software and programming industries, where jobs are moving to and what kind of skills you’ll need in this exciting world of opportunities out there. 

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We will be talking to Noelene Kinsley from GC Network. Noelene has been specialised in the exciting career of Genetic Counseling and wants to share her passion for making the world a healthier place using genetics….and data science technology. 

Let’s hear more about the trends in the health/genetics industries, where jobs are moving to and what kind of skills you’ll need in this exciting world of opportunities out there. 

This event is suitable for learners, parents and their teachers. Book your spot HERE

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Calling on all high schoolers interested in tech as a career to join us on 16 September at 5:30pm. If you missed it, we’ll host another one on 18 November. 

We covered the following:

  • general tech career tips
  • a few “hot button/in-demand” career pathways and jobs
  • the skills needed to access these careers
  • some of the job realities in these careers

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Calling on all high schoolers interested in tech as a career. Join us on Thursday 8 September at 5:30pm.

We will be sharing:

  • Some “hot button/in-demand” career pathways – including Automation
  • the skills needed to access these careers
  • some of the job realities in these careers

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#WOW – What Outstanding Work – Awards: join us to learn from our students. 

Our top 20 learners are from St Andrews for Girls, Reddam Umhlanga, Evolve Online, Nova Pioneer and Sutherland High

Learners will be presenting their final projects. Come celebrate their successes and lessons learnt with us at our TechWays #WOW Awards.

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Variables

More about variables

Info about variables

Integrated Development Environment – A digital environment used to develop games, software, hardware, that offers integration from debugging to compiling. 

print ( ) is a built-in function (still to cover what built-in functions are later) that executes data inside the brackets. The results get printed out on the console/results section.

input ( ) is a built-in function (still to cover what built-in functions are later) allows a user to insert info into a program/the code. 

type ( ) is a built-in function (still to cover what built-in functions are later) that determines the Data Type of any data presented. 

str ( ) is a built-in function that converts and sequence of characters (numbers especially) in to text. 

 A User – is any person that interacts (by inputs) with a program without having to write the code directly. For example, you are the user to the code that makes your browser/website run. When you clicked on this pop-up, that was the input that made this explanation come up when the code detected it.

\ – escape character is a string character that tell Python that the next character after it should be taken as a string and not as an instruction.

In programming Concatenation is a process of appending one string to another. 

String Special Characters

There a number of special string characters that have different functions when used inside ” “. Here’re some useful and common ones:

  • \n – Newline – Everything after it goes to next line.
  • \t – Horizontal tab – creates a tab space, similar to when you use ‘tab’ on keyboard.
  • \b – backspace – deletes the character before the it.
  • \r – carriage return – same as \n

String Built-in Functions/Methods

There are a lot of strings functions/methods in Python. Find full list in course manual. Here’s are some that you find useful in this course:

Functions

  • len(varName) – Returns the length of a list, string
  • join(varName) – Converts the elements of an iterable into a string.

Methods 

  • varName.capitalize() – Converts the first character to upper case.
  • varName.center(length) – Returns a centered string
  • varName.count(“?”) – Returns the number of times a specified value (?) occurs in a string (varName).
  • varName.endswith(“?”) – Returns true if the string ends with the specified value.
  • varName.find(“?”) – Searches the string for a specified value and returns the position of where it was found.
  • varName.format(placeholder = value) – Formats specified values in a string.
  • varName.index(“?”) – Searches the string for a specified value and returns the position of where it was found.
  • varName.isalnum() – Returns True if all characters in the string are alphanumeric.
  • varName.isalpha() – Returns True if all characters in the string are in the alphabet.
  • varName.isascii() – Returns True if all characters in the string are ascii characters.
  • varName.isdecimal() – Returns True if all characters in the string are decimals.
  • varName.isdigit() – Returns True if all characters in the string are digits.
  • varName.isidentifier() – Returns True if the string is an identifier.
  • varName.islower() – Returns True if all characters in the string are lower case.
  • varName.isupper() – Returns True if all characters in the string are upper case.
  • varName.isnumeric() – Returns True if all characters in the string are numeric.
  • varName.isprintable() – Returns True if all characters in the string are printable.
  • varName.isspace() – Returns True if all characters in the string are whitespaces.
  • varName.istitle() – Returns True if the string follows the rules of a title.
  • varName.ljust(value) – Returns a left justified version of the string.
  • varName.rjust() Returns a right justified version of the string.
  • varName.lower() – Converts a string into lower case.
  • varName.upper() – Converts a string into upper case.
  • varName.strip() – Returns a trimmed version of the string.
  • varName.lstrip() – Returns a left trim version of the string.
  • varName.rstrip() Returns a right trim version of the string.
  • varName.partition() – Returns a tuple where the string is parted into three parts.
  • varName.replace(“old”, “new”) – Returns a string where a specified value is replaced with a specified value.
  • varName.rfind() – Searches the string for a specified value and returns the last position of where it was found.
  • varName.rindex() – Searches the string for a specified value and returns the last position of where it was found.
  • varName.rpartition() – Returns a tuple where the string is parted into three parts.
  • varName.rsplit() – Splits the string at the specified separator, and returns a list.
  • varName.split() – Splits the string at the specified separator, and returns a list.
  • varName.splitlines() – Splits the string at line breaks and returns a list.
  • varName.startswith() – Returns true if the string starts with the specified value.
  • varName.swapcase() – Swaps cases, lower case becomes upper case and vice versa.

Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes on a machine or a system. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem in order to solve it, and make the product or process operational again.

Prompt – to  cause or bring about; to make something happen. For example making someone to say or write something.

Heterogeneous – diverse in character or content; containing different things

Homogeneous – of the same kind; alike throughout.

Text editor – is the part of the IDE where you write the code. Most text editors highlight words with different properties like functions to help you distinguish them from one another. 

Indentation – In the written form of many languages, an indentation or indent is an empty space at the beginning of a line to signal the start of a new paragraph.

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All learners who are aspiring web developers will have an opportunity to build a website for a live NGO or charity client as part of their community service hours. This project will be run jointly with Community Hours – so all your time spent counts towards your LO credits. This event is suitable for learners, parents and their teachers.

TechWays will be providing the WordPress course and web dev resources for free to any learner wanting to participate. 

Besides the amazing community service you’ll be doing for a charity in need – you’ll also be building your portfolio of web dev skills. Who knows – web dev could become a side hustle for extra income?

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Linux Essentials

Introduces Linux as an operating system, the basic open source concepts and an understanding of the Linux commands. Linux is crucial for cybersecurity.

Comptia
Security+

Gives you the baseline skills you need to secure a company’s systems, software and hardware. This certificate gives practical hands-on skills to pursue a career in cyber security

Certified Ethical Hacker

Will give you skills in Information Security Threats and Attack Vectors, Attack Detection, Attack Prevention, Procedures, Methodologies and more.