Introduction to Web Development

MICRODEGREE ( 3 MONTHS PART-TIME )



Learn how to build powerful modern websites using the world's most popular web technologies - Javascript, HTML, and CSS. This course is designed to prepare you for a web development career in modern industry and is the second course in our Web Development Learning Path.

 Accredited by

CSA: The Computer Science Association of South Africa is a professional body formed in partnership with Google to promote, protect, and advance Computer Science and software development education in the country.

MICT SETA: The MICT SETA partners with industry, Universities and TVET colleges (both public and private) in the delivery of respective learning programmes in its endeavour to address identified scarce skills. Its commitment to expand and improve provision of skills development for SMMEs and rural communities will contribute towards addressing the requisite skills immeasurably.


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 Difficulty
 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's beginner courses, or have equivalent experience (6 - 12 month programming experience)



Course Overview


Technologies

Dynamic and responsive websites are the foundation of the modern world. This course is designed to have you master the techniques to build technically complex websites that respond and tailor to a user.

For example, web and mobile services such as Whatsapp and Facebook use dynamic, database-driven systems to load a users messages and newsfeed. They change their layout and display to respond to the size of a user's mobile device screen.

This is achieved by technologies such as Javascript, CSS, jQuery, HTML and PHP. This course allows you to master the foundations of these languages so that you can craft web and mobile applications for a huge number of domains and industries.



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MicroDegree

Access to course content
Discussion forum

Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)

Career guidance and job
search support

Get your code and assignments
reviewed by your mentor
on the day of submission

Earn a Hyperion certification

Weekly video calls with mentor

On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor

$599 per month
$1497 3 months up-front

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MicroDegree



Access to course content


Discussion forum


Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)


Career guidance and job
search support


Get your code and assignments
reviewed by your mentor
on the day of submission


Earn a Hyperion certification


Weekly video calls with mentor


On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor



$599 per month
$1497 3 months up-front


Register Now


Course Syllabus




Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:



SECTION 1

Establishing the Link

We reintroduce the PHP language and quickly clear up all the concepts we should know at this stage. We then delve into how we can set up web servers using PHP to begin creating websites, utilising the power of MySQL to effectively and practically store and retrieve permanent data from our code, culminating in a project to create our very own functional website.

SECTION 2

Rounding the Edges

We start learning how to improve the structure of our databases and code behind our website, allowing us to extract more useful information out of our database tables, and use common statements with even greater ease. We also look at creating a more dynamic, engrossing experience for our users by allowing them to register on our websites, and use all these skills in another project to build an even more advanced website.







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Not sure which course to take or have a question? Get in touch with our course consultant who are happy to advise.





Andrae Smith



Sobane Motlomelo






Part of our

Certified Full-Stack Web Developer Learning Path






A combination of 3 courses, from beginner to advanced, getting you started on the type of career you want.






Complete the following three courses
to graduate from this Learning Path:


Complete this learning path in 9 months
part-time to fully prepare for job opportunities
such as:


Careers this will prepare you for:






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Why Take This Course?



Dynamic web development is an exciting field. Our most loved social applications like Twitter and Instagram are example of applications that are developed using  By taking this course you will equip yourself to develop applications like these.





Handwritten feedback on your work on the day of submission

On-demand priority live chat with your mentor and weekly 1:1 mentorship call

Full access to tailored course content and coding exercises

On-boarding guidance call with an expert mentor to check you're on the right course

Certificate and professional reference on completion

Post graduation career support
A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.





Prerequisites and Requirements


Prior programming experience requirements

- You’re required to complete the PHP programming essentials course prior to enrollment into Certified Database Developer

General

- You are motivated to learn and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

- You have no problems communicating fluently in English.
 

Technical Proficiencies

- Sound programming skills

- Experience with back-end scripting language. PHP is preferred

Equipment and Technologies

- Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection.*

- We will be using a text editor to write scripts, and a terminal to interface with MySQL and Apache, so no special requirements are needed except for those required by these applications above

- An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.





Course Mentors






Riaz Moola
Course Director

Riaz is the head of content at Hyperion. He holds a degree in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and previously worked at Google on the Search team. He has a passion for creating accessible educational content that has grown since he first founded Hyperion in 2012.


Masood Gool
Lead Mentor

Masood has supported hundreds of students in mastering software development skills and switching careers, after undergoing a career switch himself from the world of accounting to tech. He holds a degree from the University of Johannesburg and is committed to co-creating the coders of tomorrow.


Sobane Motlomelo
Course Consultant

Sobane is one of the founders of Hyperion with a passion for growing software developers in Africa. A Mathematics and Computer Science graduate of the University of Cape Town, Sobane’s expertise lay in Cyber Security.


Jared Ping
Mentor

Jared Ping has been involved with the computer science industry for several years, including at the Computer Science Association of South Africa and the Google-funded Community of Practice project. Jared played an essential role in developing Hyperion’s Android course for Google accreditation.


Nasreen Mahomed
Mentor

Nasreen is both a Mentor and Content Creator at Hyperion. In 2015 she won the Barclay’s Computer Science Prize at UKZN. Nasreen loves learning new programming languages. She’s also an avid gamer with a passion for game development.










Hyperion supports Corporate Training

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