George Mason University
What you will learn
- Java syntax elements, concentrating on fundamental and universally useful elements
- How Python works and what it's good for
- Python's place in the world of programming languages
How you will benefit
- Prepare for an entry-level job as a Python and/or Java programmer
- Enhance your programming ability and add a new skill to your resume
- Become more confident in your ability to use the Python and Java programming languages
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 12 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 255 course hours
- Java Programmer
- Java Introduction
- Java Basics
- Java Objects
- Comparisons And Flow Control Structures
- Inner Classes
- Introduction to Python
- Python Basics
- Functions and Modules
- Python Strings
- Iterables: Sequences, Dictionaries, and Sets
- Virtual Environments, Packages, and pip
- Flow Control
- Exception Handling
- Python Dates and Times
- File Processing
- PEP8 and Pylint
- Advanced Python
- Advanced Python Concepts
- Regular Expressions
- Working with Data
- Testing and Debugging
- Classes and Objects
- Python Data Analysis with NumPy and pandas
Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.
There are no prerequisites to take this course, however, some prior programming language knowledge is helpful.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- Dual monitors are helpful but not required.
- PC: Windows 10 or later.
- Mac: macOS 11.0 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
- Python (download and installation instructions are provided in course)
- Java (download and installation instructions are provided in course)
- Visual Studio Code (download and installation instructions provided in course)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
This course does not prepare you for a certification but prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-Java Programmer and/or Python Developer.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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