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Thanks, shall have a look later.

Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking a proper coding course as GCSE soon,cant be a bad idea to study myself if only to understand and help with homework

I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i have a level 3 national Diploma in ICT but want to further my education.

Thanks

Thanks

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kyletheg

I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i … I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i have a level 3 national Diploma in ICT but want to further my education.Thanks



Best course to do would be one that you pay for and earns you a recognised qualification, not a " free course" featuring freely available Internet content.

lolyehright

Best course to do would be one that you pay for and earns you a … Best course to do would be one that you pay for and earns you a recognised qualification, not a " free course" featuring freely available Internet content.



True; this will not add any real value to your paper profile. It's good if you like to learn something new.

Any courses for beginners? I have a friend who simply cannot get to grips with computers and he's doing my head in with constant "support" calls. I had a brief look and everything looked intermediate...

Anyone that wants to learn to build android apps, I can highly recommend the University of Illinois one with Lawrence Angrave (a Brit). It was one of the best MOOC's I've done - and I've done a LOT. Even though the course has ended I think you can still access it if you join.
The best thing about Coursera over other MOOC providers is you can speed up or slow down the videos - handy if you havent quite got to grips with something - I replay on 1.5 or 2x speed. Also you can download the lectures for offline use. The app on ipad is good as well
As to whether the courses are useful for employment, you can get certified if you pass the tests but I think it costs 25 either $ or £. These are university courses. I have just completed a 6 month genetics course which is equivalent to a 2nd year degree. I never sit the final exams or get certified as I'm only doing it for fun, but they are valid qualifications, though most are overseas unis.

Another highly recommended couse is the Learning how to Learn course (University of California) which is valid for any subject. I have found the US or Canadian courses are much more intereseting than any of the UK ones, but perhaps they were covering drier subjects.
Edited by: "rosiegirl" 13th Dec 2014

Just having a look now, as a graduate computer scientist - this is looking good for bringing my technical skills up-to-date, whilst I keep my management (non-technical) day job running! Heat added!

Not bad heat added

v. useful, thanks

kyletheg

I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i … I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i have a level 3 national Diploma in ICT but want to further my education.Thanks



It depends what career path you'd like to go into. Networking, programming, web design, data analysis etc..
What job were you thinking of doing?

Gareth19791

Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking … Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking a proper coding course as GCSE soon,cant be a bad idea to study myself if only to understand and help with homework



Let me know if you need anymore resources, I have a few good websites which might be of some use.

Think i'll try the Cluster Analysis in Data Mining, why not eh

kyletheg

I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i … I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i have a level 3 national Diploma in ICT but want to further my education.Thanks

Gareth19791

Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking … Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking a proper coding course as GCSE soon,cant be a bad idea to study myself if only to understand and help with homework



Any chance I could get the websites please? Looking to develop my programming skills.

hi, can you send me the links too? looking to get into development, mobile and web (java, javascript, perl and ruby)

thanks

Thanks OP, sent the link to the team at bespokeoffers.co.uk

kyletheg

I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i … I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i have a level 3 national Diploma in ICT but want to further my education.Thanks

Gareth19791

Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking … Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking a proper coding course as GCSE soon,cant be a bad idea to study myself if only to understand and help with homework



I wanted to get into the technician side of things. Such working at a computer repair shop or working as a technician for a large company. I have done all the studying for Comptia A+ and pass the practise exams with ease, but the actual exams are just way to high costs for me at the moment.
I also would like to improve my Web Design skills as I forgot most of what I learnt from my college course, I just remember really enjoying designing Websites.
Edited by: "kyletheg" 15th Dec 2014




gobby88

hi, can you send me the links too? looking to get into development, … hi, can you send me the links too? looking to get into development, mobile and web (java, javascript, perl and ruby)thanks

kyletheg

I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i … I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i have a level 3 national Diploma in ICT but want to further my education.Thanks

Gareth19791

Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids … Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking a proper coding course as GCSE soon,cant be a bad idea to study myself if only to understand and help with homework

kyletheg

I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i … I am going to check this out. Which course would be the best to do, i have a level 3 national Diploma in ICT but want to further my education.Thanks

Gareth19791

Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids … Just signed up for the programming for everybody course,with kids taking a proper coding course as GCSE soon,cant be a bad idea to study myself if only to understand and help with homework



VB - youtube.com/wat…R9U (skip a few parts if you know the basics)
Python/the basics - makeuseof.com/tag…ng/
Webdesign - w3schools.com/


kyletheg

buyer101 It depends what career path you'd like to go into. Networking, … buyer101 It depends what career path you'd like to go into. Networking, programming, web design, data analysis etc..What job were you thinking of doing?Let me know if you need anymore resources, I have a few good websites which might be of some use.I wanted to get into the technician side of things. Such working at a computer repair shop or working as a technician for a large company. I have done all the studying for Comptia A+ and pass the practise exams with ease, but the actual exams are just way to high costs for me at the moment.I also would like to improve my Web Design skills as I forgot most of what I learnt from my college course, I just remember really enjoying designing Websites.



I'm currently a technician so let me know if I can be of any help.

rosiegirl

Anyone that wants to learn to build android apps, I can highly recommend … Anyone that wants to learn to build android apps, I can highly recommend the University of Illinois one with Lawrence Angrave (a Brit). It was one of the best MOOC's I've done - and I've done a LOT. Even though the course has ended I think you can still access it if you join. The best thing about Coursera over other MOOC providers is you can speed up or slow down the videos - handy if you havent quite got to grips with something - I replay on 1.5 or 2x speed. Also you can download the lectures for offline use. The app on ipad is good as wellAs to whether the courses are useful for employment, you can get certified if you pass the tests but I think it costs 25 either $ or £. These are university courses. I have just completed a 6 month genetics course which is equivalent to a 2nd year degree. I never sit the final exams or get certified as I'm only doing it for fun, but they are valid qualifications, though most are overseas unis.Another highly recommended couse is the Learning how to Learn course (University of California) which is valid for any subject. I have found the US or Canadian courses are much more intereseting than any of the UK ones, but perhaps they were covering drier subjects.



Thanks I'll keep this in mind
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