Python Mini-Degree

Technology is rapidly evolving and causing huge innovations across the globe. To succeed in this ever-changing world, you need to learn the technologies that are driving the next generation of consumer and enterprise applications.

Python is the perfect choice for this sort of upskilling – it’s one of the world’s most popular languages, and is used in almost every industry, including game development, app development, data science, machine learning, computer vision, and more. It enables you to write complex, data-heavy tasks simply and quickly, and boasts a simple syntax that reads almost like plain English – making it easy to learn for those who’ve never coded before.

With the Python Mini-Degree, you’ll build strong foundations in the language by exploring its practical applications. You’ll create multimedia games, master algorithms, and construct a variety of programs with real-world applications. As you create portfolio-worthy projects that are bound to impress employers and clients, you’ll master Python’s most popular, modern frameworks, including Kivy, Tkinter, and Pygame. With these skills, you’ll be able to expand into multiple areas of development and take on the world as a well-informed and highly-prepared developer.

You will master:

  • Algorithms
  • Project management
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Game creation with Pygame
  • GUIs with Tkinter and Kivy
  • Real-world app building

 

Build Python Projects

Create a portfolio of Python projects, including:

 

100% Beginner-Friendly

With a simple syntax that reads almost like plain English, Python is easy to learn for those who’ve never coded before. It also grows with you – professional developers love Python as it allows you to write complex, data-heavy tasks quickly and simply.

These courses are designed to get complete beginners up and running fast, and to make it easy for more experienced developers to quickly pick up new skills.

 

Understand the Concept Behind Coding

Go beyond surface-level content and gain a solid understanding of the concepts behind coding.

You’ll learn coding basics by creating simple games, all about algorithms while building your own medical diagnosis bot, and how object-oriented programming (OOP) works by creating an escape room.

 

Curriculum

Python Mini-Degree Level 1

Level 1: Algorithms
  • Python Turtle
  • Project management
  • Program logic
  • Input and output

Python Mini-Degree - Level 2

Level 2: Object-Oriented Programming
  • Python principles
  • Classes and objects
  • Real-world applications
  • Text-based games

Python Mini-Degree - Level 3

Level 3: Game Development
  • Pygame Foundations
  • Movement mechanics
  • User-input processing
  • Game graphics

Python Mini-Degree - Level 4

Level 4: App Development
  • Tkinter Fundamentals
  • Kivy Basics
  • GUI creation
Reinforce Your Learning with Challenges

The best way to cement your knowledge is to actively practice what you’ve learned.

Our courses make this easy by featuring quick challenges, so you can ensure that you’re retaining your new skills.

Quiz example from the Python Mini-Degree

 

Why Learn Python?

No matter what area of the development industry you might find yourself in, Python plays a crucial role. Developers rank it as the #1 programming language that they love to work with, and this is reflected in the job market. Python skills are ranked as the top requirement for most data science businesses, while machine learning and computer vision have seen a rapid increase in job demand and offer amazing salary potential compared to other areas of development.

Bar chart showing popularity for specific Python technologies

Programming language popularity, with Python as number 1

Average salaries for various Python developers

Fastest growing jobs by country for Python-related positions

YOUR COURSES, YOUR WAY

Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.

You can even download your course videos and watch them offline using the Zenva app, available on iOS and Android.

✅ Watch video lessons

✅ Read text summaries

✅ Explore interactive lessons

✅ Practice with source code

✅ Build real projects

✅ Earn completion certificates

ACHIEVE REAL RESULTS

Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!

Check out what our learners think below:

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MIHIR PATEL

I love the lectures, concise course objectives, and how they not only teach you enough to get started, but prepare you for the advanced stuff later down the road.

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MONICA MANCUSI

With Zenva, I started learning a more accurate way to approach problems and develop solutions. It’s full of interesting topics that I love to learn in conjunction with my work.

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CRAIG BICKFORD

I chose Zenva because of the large selection of topics and the fact that I can choose what courses I want to take whenever I want to take them. That level of freedom is unique to Zenva.

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ANDREA CARDENAS-ROEDER

The Unity courses at Zenva helped me achieve a level of comfort with game development that I didn’t think was possible. They give you the confidence to expand your skills, and were so easy to understand.

LEARN FROM WORLD-CLASS INSTRUCTORS

Our course instructors participate in elite developer programs and have been recognized for their demonstrated excellence in development and teaching.

That way, you can be confident that you’re learning the most up-to-date content from industry experts.

This curriculum is suitable for complete beginners with no prior coding experience.
Why should I learn programming?

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

What time commitment is needed?

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there!

Can I watch the videos offline?

All courses on Zenva Academy can be accessed both on our online learning platform, and via the Zenva app (available for iOS and Android). The Zenva app features both online and offline access, so you can securely download your courses and complete them at your leisure.

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