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i Want to do programming courses in cape town city

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Following out of interest..
Would certainly like to know as well. Work in IT, but no programming experience
My aim would be part time (evenings) or distance learning/online
 

saor

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Magandroid

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If you've got no coding experience I'd really suggest starting with these in your free time:

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming
https://www.codecademy.com/

You won't get a certificate, but you'll get your feet wet and learn some valuable basics.
When you do start a recognised local / online course you'll be ahead of the pack and able to digest the lessons more easily :).
I agree with saor on this. Many people pay thousands of rands on a course and halfway through they find that it's not for them and now they sit with the debt and never finish the course. Starting online with a free course is ideal as it will be a good indicator whether you really enjoy programming and you would like to continue, with the added advantage of knowing the basics.
Another website is https://www.edx.org/ that has many courses and you can decide whether you want to do a certified course or not.
 

bekdik

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Maybe a high school will offer an introductory evening course. It will most probably be very basic, but could be a useful supplement to an online offering.

Call them to find out.
 

Andraes

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If you want to learn to code and go from beginner to advanced, I would suggest HyperionDev. They offer 6-month Online Coding Bootcamps that are taken part-time and online. You get paired with your own mentor who marks your tasks and gives daily feedback. Check them out: https://www.hyperiondev.com/
 

agentrfr

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Start with python and one of the many beginner tutorials on YouTube - you'll find out pretty quick if it is something worth your time

Don't you dare pay anyone anything for it :)
 
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does anyone know the best that can provide Courses for Visual C++ and java programming and website development.
I've rarely seen C++ jobs going. It's a fun language to learn only because it allows you access to learn lower level coding practices but it also takes a ton of time to learn the language well. To be honest pick one language first and stick with it for a year at least. Python, Java and C# are reasonable to start with.

As far as courses go, your best bet is looking at sites like Udemy and Coursera (I believe the courses can be done for free in some cases). There's also http://uopeople.edu/ but I'm not sure how legitimate it is or what the quality of the courses are. Look at university course hand books (I'm sure you can find these on google), and you can see what type of modules are done, this will better aid you to fix gaps in your knowledge.

Finally, you're going to want to decide what you want to get into, spread yourself into too many things and it'll quickly become impossible. At the end of the day what you want is the skill to be able to develop software...
 

Volksieboi

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/Resurrection no jutsu...

I'm a compliance officer and do alot of work in Excel. I have some excel skills (vlookups, pivots etc.)

I'd like to get into programming in order to automate alot of repetitive tasks (macros and so on)

Can anyone suggest a good starting point or course. Ideally not a 2 day thing that just scratches the surface... i like to go deep :p

Thanks, much appreciated
 

Ancalagon

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With the advent of things like Coursera, EdX and Udemy, I don't know why anyone would study at a local computer college. Just do it online at one of those. Udemy often has pretty good deals apparently.

You can do the courses in the evenings after work, and in no time you have something recognizable, plus practical skills.

Coursera, EdX and Udemy are also recognized internationally, unlike any South African computer college. They won't replace a university degree, but they don't have to.
 

CT_Biker

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Application process is rigorous, high probability you will not get in.
Not to mention there is a bootcamp that needs to be attended before the course starts.
Then your two year course starts, and this a full time course.
 

CT_Biker

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Start with python and one of the many beginner tutorials on YouTube - you'll find out pretty quick if it is something worth your time

Don't you dare pay anyone anything for it :)

This is what I am doing. I actually think I may not even buy a course. You can actually learn a lot free resources, the rest should be left to experimentation and failure - lots and lots of failure.

Also, stackoverflow.
 

Johnatan56

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That's definitely not a short course at 2 years.
And their application you do some games, but I would absolutely fail due to hating puzzles like this, but I am perfectly fine at coding:

At least if you do it: We also provide MICT SETA NQF Level 5 certification.
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4 is matric btw: https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corpo...alifications:-credits,-modules-and-NQF-levels
If you do a diploma at 3 years or a Bsc at 3/4 years, you'll get a higher qualification. Always depends what you want to do though.

I'd like to know what they actually cover because this is all I could find:
by teaching game design, app design, cloud computing, cryptography, artificial intelligence, web design, malware and more.
https://www.coursereport.com/schools/wethinkcode_#/courses
The feeling I get is that you'll basically just know languages etc. without understanding much theory about anything.
 
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