At 10 hrs/week
July 11, 2021
EXPLORE's comprehensive long course qualifications are SETA accredited (NQF Level 5) and offer a broad spectrum of data skills, thoughtfully crafted to ensure they can be applied in the workplace immediately.
You'll learn theory, tools and technology in a fast-paced and fun environment, supported by wise and generous tech specialists who delight in learning.
This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience to get a job as a data engineer - which requires a mix of programming, cloud computing, big data knowledge and the ability to apply these skills in new and challenging domains.
Work in SQL, from basic queries to more complex operations where optimisation and database design are key.
Work in Python to be able to manipulate large data sets and perform calculations on them in order to analyse the data for insight.
Understand Relational Data Modelling and NoSQL databases, and the differences between them
Create automated pipelines for a business and learn how to work seamlessly in the cloud.
An introduction to Big Data concepts and software
Learn how to create large data lakes by seamlessly connecting multiple data sources in the cloud.
Automate repeated data gathering and cleaning tasks. Build pipelines that Extract, Transform and Load data into a database for downstream use. Learn how to test data drift and maintain pipelines using best practices.
The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes
EXPLORE has your best interests at heart. We want to give you the best chance of success!
After years of helping students get hired, we’ve developed a proven framework for leading a successful job search. Nearly every single student who has followed these guidelines has been hired.
EXPLORE's personal development curriculum, THRIVE, forms part of each student's learning journey. Creative, fun content delivered through a cutting-edge platform exposes participants to a host of additional content intended to support, guide, stretch and stimulate learning beyond the technical content on offer. Professional coaches are on hand to support students in need.
Every student has access to a dedicated career coach who will mentor students through an effective job search via resume review, mock interviews, and strategies for building a job opportunity pipeline and getting a foot in the door at top-choice companies.
At EXPLORE we firmly believe that learning can be fun, even when the content is complex. Our highly experienced course designers are able to share their insights and wisdom through our innovative learning platform and video-first approach. Take a look at what you can expect when joining us:
My life is completely different to what it was before EXPLORE. I came from a business focused role. I had a desire to break into tech, more specifically Data Science and XPLORE’s program became the catalyst for that ambition to materialise. I went from knowing nothing about coding to now working in a role where I get to build and implement effective software solutions for some of the biggest organisations in SA.
A highlight was meeting some of the most amazing and intelligent people and doing some of the things I'd normally think are impossible!
EXPLORE hasn't only given me the courage to always set the bar higher but also acknowledge the human factor in all of us. They're not only equipping you with the best skills but also personally developing you into becoming better all the time.
We take teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect with topics on a profound level. With experience in the field and the classroom, our data science course designers and instructors are unmatched. Simply put: students learn from the best.
Aidan is a director of EXPLORE and is the lead data scientist on EXPLORE Utilities. He is a co-founder of the Data Science Academy and was core to the initial setup of the flagship Data Science course.
Jaco is a Lead Data Scientist in the EXPLORE Data Science Academy. He has spent the bulk of his career on scientific and industrial research and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on mathematical modelling and optimisation.
Armed with a business degree, Joanne ventured into the world of media, and then cosmetics, before finding a home in Data Science. She believes in the power of storytelling with data and is passionate about alternative education, and solving problems in under-serviced communities. Joanne is decidedly not a morning person unless primed with a cup of [good] coffee.
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EXPLORE is proud to be offering a loan option whereby eligible students can apply to fund their studies at an affordable rate, paid off over a longer period.
Candidates will have 36 months to pay.
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At EXPLORE we believe that talented individuals should be able to access
opportunities to uncover their potential and realise their dreams. We are
dedicated to make learning more accessible.
The EXPLORE loan is designed to do exactly that. With 36 months to pay off your studies, our intention is to offer a competitive and affordable financing option.
Naturally, we need some details and documents from you to get your application started.
The next step in your application journey is to complete a 30 question multiple choice aptitude quiz. We’re looking at your logic, problem-solving and numeracy skills. No preparation is required.
You can access the quiz from the Assessments tab of your Student Dashboard at any