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Data Science

Data Visualization in Excel Basics

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

web back end

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

mobile app development

Microsoft C# Part2

By the end of this course, you'll understand all the principles of programming & computer science. You will be set to learn any coding language.

Beginners
Web front end

Microsoft HTML & CSS Intermediate

By the end of this course, you will have built your own website from scratch using HTML and CSS.

Data Science

Python Institute

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Game development

Unreal Engine 4

By the end of this course, you'll have built your own Unreal game from scratch.

Game development

Blender

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

mobile app development

Microsoft Programming in C# - Part1

By the end of this course, you'll understand all the principles of programming & computer science. You will be set to learn any coding language.

Cyber Security

Linux Essentials

By the end of this course, you'll know how to build and work in the Linux environment, a key skill for cyber security professionals.

Beginners

Python Basics

This course will ensure you know all the basics of programming in Python. From variables, data types, conditions and repetition statements - you'll be coding all these in this course.

Data Science

Intro to Power BI

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Beginners

Microsoft Word Basics

Microsoft Office Word allows you to create and edit personal and business documents, such as letters, reports, invoices, emails and books.

Beginners

Intro to Programming (optional)

By the end of this course - you'll have a basic sense of how programming works. This course will also help you navigate the TechWays user interface and courses.

Game dev

Game Dev (long version)

Learn how to design a game from scratch using Playcanvas gaming engine. You'll start out with something easy, but soon you'll be able to design any game you want.

Web front end

Web Design with WordPress

Learn to design a stunning 5 page website with WordPress, all the way from mock-up design to launching and adding plugins.

Beginners

Mobile Application

In this course you'll be defining a social problem and then design and develop your own mobile app to address that problem.

Beginners

Understanding AI & Databases

"Understanding AI & Databases" is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental concepts and applications of Artificial Intelligence. It covers topics such as machine learning, deep learning, natural …

Beginners

Microsoft Word (free form)

Microsoft Office Word allows you to create and edit personal and business documents, such as letters, reports, invoices, emails and books.

Beginners
Data Science

Data Visualization in Excel (free form)

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Techways A.I. Hackathon

The Imagine Cup Jr is a global technology competition for students aged 13-18. Students use Microsoft technologies to develop projects that solve real-world problems. It helps students develop problem-solving and …

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Cyber Security

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Linux Essentials

By the end of this course, you'll know how to build and work in the Linux environment, a key skill for cyber security professionals.

Game Development

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Unreal Engine 4

By the end of this course, you'll have built your own Unreal game from scratch.

Blender

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

Game Dev (long version)

Learn how to design a game from scratch using Playcanvas gaming engine. You'll start out with something easy, but soon you'll be able to design any game you want.

Data Science

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Data Visualization in Excel Basics

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Python Institute

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Intro to Power BI

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Data Visualization in Excel (free form)

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Microsoft Excel Intro 1.1

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Microsoft Excel 1.2+1.3 - DON'T COMPLETE

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Microsoft Excel Intro 1.2

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Microsoft Excel Intro 1.3

By the end of this course you will know how to work with and present data for a career in data science.

Web Front-End development

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Microsoft HTML & CSS Intermediate

By the end of this course, you will have built your own website from scratch using HTML and CSS.

Web Design with WordPress

Learn to design a stunning 5 page website with WordPress, all the way from mock-up design to launching and adding plugins.

Web Back-End development

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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

By the end of this course, you'll know how to build and work in the Linux environment, a key skill for cyber security professionals.

SQL Databases

Learn the fundamentals of working with relational databases and SQL (Structured Query Language), including creating tables, inserting, updating, and deleting data, querying data using the SELECT statement, and using aggregate …

Mobile app development

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Microsoft C# Part2

By the end of this course, you'll understand all the principles of programming & computer science. You will be set to learn any coding language.

Microsoft Programming in C# - Part1

By the end of this course, you'll understand all the principles of programming & computer science. You will be set to learn any coding language.

Java Foundations (Oracle)

Learn the basics of programming in Java, including data types, control structures, functions, and object-oriented programming concepts. They also learn how to use tools such as the Java Development Kit …

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Whitespace – basically empty space (like spaces, tabs, or enter button) that makes the code look neat and organized, but the computer doesn’t care about it.

 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.

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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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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.

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. 

Homogeneous – of the same kind; alike throughout.

Heterogeneous – diverse in character or content; containing different things

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

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.

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.

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

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

\ – 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.

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

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.

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

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. 

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.

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) – A digital environment used to develop games, software, hardware, that offers integration from debugging to compiling. Essentially where you write, edit, and run to test your code. 

Variables

More about variables

Info about variables

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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.

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. Join us on Thursday 22 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

There are only 100 spaces – so book your spot now – please RSVP here Book

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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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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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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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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.