Over recent years, South Africa has started building its own version of Silicon Valley, poising the country to compete in the global digital economy. But, like Silicon Valley itself and other advanced economies, South Africa faces a chronic shortage of technology skills, which makes this market very attractive for anyone wanting to enter this field. Databases power most applications in the world, and with so much data being produced and consumed, intelligent systems need to be built every day to innovate how to best make use of that data. Relational databases and lately, NoSQL databases have become necessary partners to software development and people with both skills are very sought after in this market, both locally and globally. These factors indicate the need for database skills (not just traditional databases) encompassing both traditional and contemporary approaches.
Subject Matter Expert
Soletu boasts 15 years of experience in the Information communication technologies sector, having worked for leading multinational companies such as Rocket Internet and Naspers in various disciplines within this sector, from being a developer to managing teams locally and internationally. He is inquisitive and passionate about technology and its impact on the world. He is currently doing his masters in IT at Cape peninsula university of technology.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Competence.