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Introduction to Mobile Development


Begin your journey into the basics of mobile development and learn how to design and create applications using the world’s most popular mobile operating system - Android.

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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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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


Hyperion Development has partnered with Google to bring you this introductory Android app development course. Start off with the basics and you’ll continue to progress, building more innovative applications as you do so! This course will not just enable you to become a proficient app developer, but will give you all the skills you require to become a well seasoned software developer.

By the end of the course you will be able to develop software in Java and XML, learn the fundamental application components and User Interface (UI) design, build and deploy your apps in Android Studio, create and manage databases, design and create a music player, deal with mobile networking, and third party libraries to add functionality to your apps and apply the best practices for app efficiency, code readability, testing, memory and power management.

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Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
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Career guidance and job
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Tailored marking on your
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$399 per month
$899 3 months up-front

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Access to all course content

Discussion forum

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

Career guidance and job
search support

Tailored marking on your
code within 6 hours

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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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:


It's What's Appening

Start learning about just how you can access the world's largest mobile market through Android. We'll be looking at how to make simple apps and the fundamentals of how to create functional displays and reactive software our users can interact with, bypassing any language or impairments barriers our users may have experienced.


Android 101

We start examining the basic building blocks and features of the Android system, such as how to access the resources nestled inside of files, how to move around in our apps through Intents and Activities, and learn about the lifecycles of our Activities through the different stages of their existence in our app. We then learn about interacting with the world outside of our app, including other apps and the internet.

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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

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Certified Mobile Developer Learning Path

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

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

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

Careers this will prepare you for:

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Why Take This Course?

Embark upon the journey of mobile development, a new and cutting-edge front in technology. Android provides the tools for you to do so and we’ll teach you everything you need to become a confident mobile developer.

With the over 1 billion active devices and 65 billion app downloads between August 2010 to May 2016. The android app development market is the biggest mobile software market and continues to grow daily. Android app developers have highly rewarding careers, with high salaries and flexible employment prospects. As a qualified developer you have the opportunity to be independent by developing and monetizing your own apps on the Play Store.

Up to 80% of all current software development jobs in South Africa and internationally require at least one of Python, Java, C#, as well as IOS or Android app development. App development is a field in software development that is in high demand.

Handwritten feedback on your work within 6 hours of submission

24/7 online 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

- It is required that you complete the Java Essentials course before embarking upon this course as it will sufficiently prepare you for this course.


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

- You have no problems communicating fluently in written (and spoken) English.

Technical Proficiencies

- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, downloading and installing software and saving files.

- Note that this course is considered an advanced course, as you will be dealing with complex concepts and as a result will need to be confident in your ability to already code at a basic level.

Equipment and Technologies

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

- It is required that you have a computer with at least a dual core processor and 4GB of memory.

- An installation guide of Android studio which you need for the software development will be provided.

- 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.


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