Understand the basics of code

In this free course, you’ll learn how code works and how we use it power almost all technology that exists today. The course will look at many of the most popular coding languages and how they are used to achieve different results. However, most importantly, you will discover how understanding the basics of code can improve your life and career options.

This free online course is one of the many available through Google’s Digital Skills for Africa, a Google initiative in conjunction with various training partners, which aims to train young people in digital skills.

In Digital Skills For Africa you will find free training both face-to-face and online, which will help you to expand knowledge on topics that interest you, information that will allow you to optimise the way you present yourself for a job, and resources to start your own entrepreneurial project.

How it works

Enroll in a course: Select a course from a large catalog of learning materials, that is best suited to your goals.

Track your progress: Use the “My Learning Page” to monitor your progress.

Complete module quizzes: The course contains video tutorials and opportunities to test your knowledge with quizzes.

  • Course Duration: Approx. 1 hr
  • Course Price: Free
  • Level: Beginner

Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who wants to use this intro to code to see how it works and how it can improve your life.

What you will get? Aside from access to a wealth of knowledge from Google industry experts, this course includes video tutorials, easy-to-implement tips, and end of topic assessments. You’ll also have unlimited access to the training.

Lessons included

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