Certified Programming/Coding for Beginners with Official Microsoft Exams

Certified Programming/Coding for Beginners with Official Microsoft Exams

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If you’ve ever considered having a career in programming/coding, but felt you lacked the knowledge or skills to launch your career, this might be what you’re looking for. This course bundle is aimed at absolute beginners who want to start a career in programming/coding or just develop their skills in this area. The course assumes you have no technical knowledge of programming/coding whatsoever. You’ll learn how to work with and write code for two of the most common programming/coding languages: Python and HTML. Scroll down to learn more about these languages.
 

 
Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive two Microsoft acclaim badges in beginner level coding that you can add to your CV or social media profile for prospective employers to see. You’ll also receive two official Microsoft certifications validating your programming/coding skills. Scroll further down the page to see an example of a Microsoft MTA certification.

 

Watch this video to understand how ‘Acclaim’ badges can help you stand out from the crowd.

 
What is an MTA?
 

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is the starting point of the Microsoft certification path. It is the first level of certification a learner can gain from Microsoft. From here, a learner can progress onto more advanced Microsoft certifications such as the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD). Click here to view our range of higher level Microsoft certification courses for future reference.

 

Learn what code is and how it’s used in our daily lives.

 
What’s the difference between coding and programming?
 
The names are more or less interchangeable. Coding, as the word suggests, involves writing lines of code. A Programmer, on the other hand, writes lines of code AND performs other tasks like problem solving, critical thinking, and conceptualising. As software programs become more sophisticated from parking your car, to checking fraudulent activity on your bank account, coders are beginning to take on the responsibilities of programmers. So the lines between the two are becoming less visible.
 
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.

 
  What is HTML5?
HTML5 is the standard programming language used to build websites. ‘HTML’ is the name of the language and the number ‘5’ represents the current version. HTML5 allows us to do such things as watch videos on websites without having to download other programs, like Adobe Flash. It also allows websites to display it’s content in a neat and tidy way. Among other things, HTML5 has allowed websites to become more sophisticated over the years. This has given us the ability to do more on the internet, like browse clothing online or watch a Netflix movie.
 

As part of this course, you’ll learn how to create your own Flappy Bird clone.

 
What’s included in this course bundle?
 
This bundle contains 5 Python Beginner courses; and 4 HTML Beginner courses. The knowledge and skills gained on these courses will prepare you to take the MTA certification exams. This course bundle includes the official Microsoft MTA certification exams. The course material and exams are valid for 12 months from the time of enrolment. As part of this bundle, you will get access to a MeasureUP practice test for each certification course. This will help prepare you to pass the final exams.
 
Certification courses included:
 
Click on a course title to see a breakdown of the topics covered. The courses should be completed in the order listed below.
 


  • Getting Started with Python
  • Variables, Loops and Statements
  • If Statements
  • Functions and Global and Local Variables
  • Understanding Error Detection
  • Working with Files and Classes
  • Intermediate Python
  • Final Project



  • Section 1: Getting Started
  • Section 2: The Basics
  • Section 3: Conditionals
  • Section 4: Looping
  • Section 5: Lists
  • Section 6: Receiving Inputs
  • Section 7: Predefined String Functions
  • Section 8: Custom Functions
  • Section 9:  Classes
  • Section 10: File Handling
  • Section 11: Database Handling
  • Section 12: Modules
  • Section 13: Debugging
  • Section 14: Solutions



  • Section 1: Thinking Like a Game Developer
  • Section 2: Graphics to Sprites
  • Section 3: Physics and Collision Detection
  • Section 4: Exploring Event Logic
  • Section 5: Adding Enemies
  • Section 6: Quickly Bringing a Game Together



  • Introduction to the Course and the Game
  • Graphics Setup
  • Creating Input Controls
  • Boundaries, Crash Events and Menu Creation
  • Creating Obstacles Using Polygons
  • Game Logic: Using Block Logic
  • Game Logic: Success Or Failure
  • Creating the Score Display
  • Adding Colors and Difficulty Levels



  • Introduction to the Course
  • Essential Constructs
  • The Python Object
  • The Constructor/Destructor Magic Methods
  • Class Inheritance
  • Final Project
  • Course Conclusion




Text Formatting, Hyperlinks, and Graphics

  • Introduction
  • How HTML Works
  • Mac Settings
  • Basic Structure
  • Saving and Refreshing
  • Creating Paragraphs
  • Headings
  • Hexadecimal Color
  • Hyperlinks
  • New Window
  • Web Images
  • Inserting Images

Lists And Tables

  • Introduction
  • Bullet Points
  • Numbered Lists
  • Nested Lists
  • Intro to Tables
  • Table Rules
  • Table Tags
  • Build Simple Tables




Module 1: What Is HTML?
1.1 Introduction
1.2 What Is HTML
1.3 HTML Resources
1.4 Choosing A Code Editor
1.5 The Relationship Of HTML, CSS, And Java Script
Module 2: The Structure And Components
2.1 The HTML Document
2.2 DOCTYPE Declaration
2.3 The Head
2.4 The Body
2.5 The Footer
Module 3: Formatting The Page
3.1 Using Headings
3.2 Creating Paragraphs
3.3 Emphasizing Text
3.4 Controlling Line Breaks And Whitespace
3.5 Creating Lists
3.6 Working With Tables
Module 4: Structuring Content
4.1 Why Structure Matters
4.2 Controlling Document Outlines
4.3 Structure Elements Part 1
4.4 Structure Elements Part 2
Module 5: Adding Links, Images And Other Media
5.1 Working With Links Part 1
5.2 Working With Links Part 2
5.3 Working With Images Part 1
5.4 Working With Images Part 2
Module 6: Styling Web Pages
6.1 HTML And CSS
6.2 Creating Inline Styles
6.3 Controlling Typography
6.4 Adding Color
6.5 Externalizing Styles
Module 7: Creating Your Own Website
7.1 Creating A Website Part 1
7.2 Creating A Website Part 2
7.3 Conclusion


  • Introduction to the Course
  • The Basics of HTML
  • Block Level Elements
  • Line Break and Spacing
  • Inline Elements
  • Tables and Forms
  • Semantic HTML5 Elements
  • Multimedia



  • Create a default HTML5 template to use and reuse to create unlimited websites (source code included)
  • How to create a mockup for your website design
  • All about content sectioning and proper website design structure
  • Adding a navigation bar to your web project
  • Inline text semantics
  • HTML5 elements that a new and powerful
  • How to add audio video and other media
  • Introduction to using Canvas to draw within HTML5
  • More options for forms that are now more mobile compatible
  • Example contact form for your website
  • Interactive HTML5 elements
  • Progress bars and more
  • Tables and element attributes


 
Certification exams included:
 

  1. Microsoft 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python
  2. Microsoft 98-375 HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

 
Live practice labs included:
 

  1. Microsoft 98-375 HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals*

 
*This live practice lab contains exercises to familiarise yourself with HTML5. It will also allow you to test out your HTML5 skills. For more information on live practice labs, click here.
 
MeasureUP practice tests included:
 

  1. Microsoft 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python
  2. Microsoft 98-375 HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

 

An example of an MTA certification you can gain through this course bundle.

 
How does this course bundle work?
 
This course bundle is made up of four main resources as shown below. Each certification course has as its own set of resources, i.e. 1 x online course, 1 x practice lab (Microsoft 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python course), 1 x MeasureUP practice exam, 1 x official exam. Each resource is designed to work in conjunction with each other to ensure the successful path to certification. You will complete one course and exam, then repeat the process for the remaining courses. Once you have passed the exams, you will receive two MTA certifications from Microsoft. Read below to learn more about the resources in this course.
 
  Video Learning
 
Access to video based online learning material. Tutors use diagrams and illustrations to teach the classes, as well as giving demonstrations of equipment. Lessons are pre-recorded allowing you to  fast-forward, rewind and pause at any time throughout the lessons. Videos can be viewed on different devices including a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smart phone.
 
 Practice Labs
 
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 Exams
 
After working your way through each text book and practice labs, you should be ready to start revising for your official exams. To do this, we provide you with MeasureUP practice tests. 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 tests.
 
 Official Microsoft Exams
 
Having confidently passed the practice tests, you will be ready to sit the official Microsoft exams – which we will book on your behalf. These are known as an ‘online, web-proctored exams’. This means they can be taken at home. One of the requirements of taking these exams is that you must have a web camera so a proctor can observe you during the exams. This is to ensure no cheating takes place.
 
How long will it take me to complete this course?
 

This course bundle comprises of 34 hours of video tutorials, as well as 25+ hours of live practice lab material; and 50+ hours of practice test material. How soon you can complete the course is dependent on several factors such as the amount of time you can dedicate to the course each week, and how quickly you absorb information. Learners can complete a course within this bundle from anywhere between 1-6 hours. Revision for each exam will take a minimum of 2 weeks. We recommend you spend at least 9 hours on the course per week to be able to finish it within 3 and a half months. You will have full access to the course material and resources for 12 months and must take your exams within this period.

 
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.

 
How do I book my exams?
 
When you’re ready to sit your exams, email [email protected] with your request along with the title of the exam you wish to take. We will then send you an email with instructions on how to complete your exam booking.
 
Non-cancellation of course
 
Please note that this course is not covered by our standard 7 day guarantee/cancellation/refund policy.

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