Digital Career Program
ReDI School NRW

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What we offer
  • 8 tech courses in Autumn 2021 semester

  • Career support including:

    • Career workshops

    • Mentorship Program

    • HR Summit

Semester
  • 2 semesters per year

  • Spring semester: March – July

  • Autumn semester: September – December

  • Students need at least 3 semesters to complete a learning track

Autumn 2021 semester: 13th September – 17th December

Become a student

  • You know the basic use of the computer (eg. email, web browser, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • You can communicate in English (speaking, listening and writing).

  • You are 17 years and older.

  • Check the course dates, hours and extra requirements in the course description.

  • You have a laptop with a video camera, microphone and speaker (if not, ReDI can offer free laptop rental)

  • We give priority to women and people with a forced migration background.

Are you aware of the following steps?
  1. Complete the application form by 8th August

  2. We will announce the result by 20th August

  3. If you are shortlisted, attend an interview with a teacher between 23rd August and 3rd September

  4. Then if you are admitted, attend an onboarding session on 8th or 9th September

  5. During the semester, attend the course, workshop and the demoday and do homework (average 10 hours/week)

  6. To obtain a certificate, 80% attendance of the course and workshops is required

Become a teacher

  • You are an engineer, developer, designer in the field of Web Development, User-Centered Design, Data Science, Computer Network or Cloud

  • You are available in the evening on average 4.5 hours/week between August and December 2021​

  • Check the course dates, hours in the course description

 
Are you aware of the following steps?
  1. Complete the application form by the 15th of August

  2. As a next step, we will contact you back for a short call

  3. An onboarding session is planned for mid-August. You will meet all volunteers at ReDI School NRW!

  4. Conduct curriculum plannings from mid-August to September. Each course has appx. 7 teachers for 24 lessons. Each teacher will take appx. 8 lessons to lead and support the lessons

  5. Interview students in mid-August (optional)

  6. With the teaching team, you will run the course!

 

Course overview

Web Development track

Become Web Developer, Full Stack Developer!

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced (available in 2022)

React

User-centered Design track

Become Web Designer, UX/UI Designer, Digital Product Designer!

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced (available in 2022)

UI Design

Data Science track

Become Data Analyst, Data Engineer, AI Engineer, Machine Learning Specialist!

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced (available in 2022)

Machine Learning

Cloud and Infrastructure track

Become Network Engineer, IT Architect, Cloud Architect, Cloud Engineer!

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced (available in 2022)

Cloud Project
 

HTML and CSS course

Web Development track
Level: beginner
Tue & Thu 19:00 – 21:00, online

24 tech lessons, 4 career workshops

14th September – 16th December 2021

DemoDay: Fri 17th December

Learn the basic skills of web development with HTML and CSS and use them to create a simple website.

Everyone can build a website, we’ll just teach you how!

Student entry requirements
  • Watch the How Computers Work YouTube series

  • Able to understand and speak English

  • Familiar with basic computer terminology

  • Confident with using a computer, creating files and folders

  • Able to browse the web

  • Interest in web development, design or programming

After the course
  • You will understand the basic components of a website and how to style them

  • You will have built your first website

Outline
  • HTML Structure, Tags, Table, Multimedia, Forms

  • CSS Descendant selector, Colors, Formatting Text with CSS, Fonts, Link styling, List styling

  • CSS Units, Height and Width

  • CSS Box Model, Margin, Padding

  • Normal flow

  • CSS Display types, Floats, Flexbox

  • CSS Positioning relative, absolute, Overflow & Text Effects

  • Cascade Inheritance Specificity

  • CSS Selectors II

  • CSS Background & Color Values

  • Responsive Design

  • CSS Animations

  • Accessibility

 

JavaScript course

Web Development track
Level: intermediate
Tue & Thu 19:00 – 21:00, online

24 tech lessons, 4 career workshops

14th September – 16th December 2021

DemoDay: Fri 17th December

Create and deploy a simple web application using JavaScript!

You will end up having a good command of the dominating JavaScript language.

Student entry requirements
  • Watch the How Computers Work YouTube series

  • Register on freeCodeCamp.org

    • Choose the Responsive Web Design Certification

    • Complete the modules Basic HTML and HTML5​ and Basic CSS

  • Complete the JavaScript in 14 minutes tutorial.​

  • Answer a short quiz on the day of the interview

  • Note: Graduates from our HTML & CSS will be preferred!

Outline
  • Setting the scene: HTML, CSS and JavaScript

  • Introduction and Setup of Tools

  • Working with console.log

  • Variables, Types, and Operators

  • Conditionals, Loops, and Arrays

  • Functions and Objects

  • JSON

  • Events and Input

  • DOM: Adding/Removing Elements

  • How to work with an API and HTTP Basics

  • JavaScript Libraries

  • Final Project

After the course
  • You understand the basics of JavaScript

  • You have written your first JavaScript web application

 
 

Web Design Fundamentals course

User-Centered Design track
Level: beginner
Mon & Wed 19:00 – 21:00, online

24 tech lessons, 4 career workshops

13th September – 15th December 2021

DemoDay: Fri 17th December

Learn the fundamentals of color theory, typography, iconography, layout, content structure, and user-centered design in a project-based approach.

Student entry requirements
After the course
  • You will deliver a design outcome of a simple website.

  • You will explore creativity and technical skills using Figma.

  • Be ready for the UX Design course!

Outline
  • Introduction to User-centered Design

  • Empathy Map, Personas, Competitor Analysis

  • Figma practice

  • Navigation Theory

  • Interaction Design + Site Map

  • Portfolios Q&A

  • Wireframes

  • Visual Design, Responsive Design

  • Accessibility, Analytics

  • Usability Test

  • Presentation of your project

UX Design course

User-Centered Design track
Level: intermediate
Mon & Wed 19:00 – 21:00, online

24 tech lessons, 4 career workshops

13th September – 15th December 2021

DemoDay: Fri 17th December

UX Design course focuses on the design practice in websites and apps. You will learn how to design complex but friendly-to-use User Experience (UX) while making websites and apps.

Student entry requirements
  • Complete the 5 modules “Get started with Figma design” “Images, shapes and tools” “Text, type, and fonts” “Layer properties and settings” on Figma design.

  • Technical skills: You have already worked as a graphic designer or studied graphic design before

  • Communication skills: You are open-minded in showing your design work and getting feedback

  • Interest in Design: You are interested in exploring the field of design

  • Bring your design work examples on the day of the interview

  • Note: Graduates from our Web Design Fundamentals will be preferred!

Outline
  • Intro to UX Design

  • Design Research

  • Prob Definition / Customer Journey

  • Figma practice

  • Info Architecture / Wireframing

  • Visual Design / Layouting

  • Design Ethics

  • User Testing

  • Presentation of your project

After the course
  • You will deliver your design and present it to the client

  • You will be able to use UI design tools (Figma)

  • Knowledge and methods: you will obtain knowledge of the current digital design field in the context of user-centered design

  • Be ready for the UI Design course!

 
 

Introduction to Python course

Data Science track
Level: beginner
Mon & Wed 19:00 – 21:00, online

24 tech lessons, 4 career workshops

13th September – 15th December 2021

DemoDay: Fri 17th December

Get started into the world of programming with Python. You will learn how to program concepts, solve problems, and how to search for solutions and ideas. Building a computer program is NOT rocket science!​

Student entry requirements
  • Watch the How Computers Work YouTube series

  • Able to understand and speak English

  • Familiar with basic computer terminology

  • Confident with using a computer, creating files and folders

  • Able to browse the web

  • Interest in programming and data analytics

After the course
  • You have a basic understanding of what you can do with Python

  • You have written a simple program with Python

  • You know how to use the internet to research and solve simple problems

Outline
  • Introduction, Installation

  • Basic Data Types, Loops, Operators & Functions

  • Basic Mathematics

  • List and Dictionaries, Set & Tuples

  • Comprehension, Class & Inheritance (Intro), Advanced Class Dev & Inheritance

  • Introduction to Libraries & Standard Library 

  • Numpy recap & Pandas, Matplotlib

  • (Flask / Django) / FastAPI

  • Dependency management 101: pip + requirements.txt + virtual envs

  • GIT + Version control, Project Structure

  • Error Handling (+introduce concept testing)

  • Project

Data Analytics with Python course

Data Science track
Level: intermediate
Mon & Wed 19:00 – 21:00, online

24 tech lessons, 4 career workshops

13th September – 15th December 2021

DemoDay: Fri 17th December

Analyze data to win essential insights into people’s behavior and trends. You will learn how to analyze datasets and visualize your conclusions. You will also get an introduction to machine learning.

Student entry requirements
Outline
  • Data Analysis

    • Basic and composite built-in data types; Introduction to series

    • DataFrames. Indexing and slicing; Missing values

    • String processing and regex; Groupby and aggregation

    • Joins & concat/unions

  • Visualization

    • Types of Plots; Intro to Matplotlib and Seaborn

    • Customize your plots

After the course
  • Build a Data Science Pipeline with Python; Know about Data Science Tools (pandas, sklearn, ...);

  • Get the Data Science mindset; Tell a Data Science Story

 
 

Infrastructure Basics course
(includes Network, Cloud Infrastructure and Workplace Fundamentals)

Cloud and Infrastructure track
Level: beginner
Tue & Thu 18:30 – 20:30, online

24 tech lessons, 4 career workshops

14th September – 16th December 2021

DemoDay: Fri 17th December

Learn the basics of IT Infrastructure: Network, Cloud Infrastructure and Windows Workplaces!
Became a pioneer of digital workplace and infrastructure. Improve your technical skills and learn how to make working more efficient, flexible, secure, collaborative, and connected – anytime, anywhere, anyplace, both from home or delivered from the cloud. Be a part of the change to a modern world of work and the cloud.

Student entry requirements
  • Watch the How Computers Work YouTube series

  • Able to understand and speak English

  • Basic computer skills

  • Basic mathematical education (in particular: binary numbers)

  • Interest in computer networking, cloud infrastructure and Windows workplace technologies

After the course
  • You are ready to step up to more advanced Infrastructure topics.
    You understand how networks operate, how Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is set up on Clouds (like AWS, Azure, …) and how a modern Windows workplace is set up

Outline

Network Fundamentals

  • Basics how Network work

  • Cables, Switches, VLANs

  • IP Addresses and subnetting

  • DNS, Routers and Routing, Network Address Translation
     

Cloud Infrastructure Fundamentals

  • Data Center Basics

  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) like Compute and Storage

  • Cloud Architecture and automation

  • Virtualization Basics
     

Workplace Fundamentals

  • Digital modern Workplaces

  • Windows 10 management

  • Microsoft Azure and Azure AD

  • Intune, Autopilot and Office 365

Cloud Computing

Cloud and Infrastructure track
Level: intermediate
Tue & Thu 19:00 – 21:00, online

24 tech lessons, 4 career workshops

14th September – 16th December 2021

DemoDay: Fri 17th December

Learn about cloud-computing platforms and what it can do for businesses. Prepare certification exam of Microsoft Azure Fundamentals! This course is offered across 3 ReDI locations (Berlin, Munich, NRW).

See an introduction of 3 major cloud service providers
Student entry requirements
After the course
  • You have learned about cloud concepts such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery; You understand the benefits of cloud computing and how it can save you time and money; You can compare and contrast basic strategies for transitioning.

  • Get a voucher and prepare for the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam!

Outline

Introduction​

  • Intro to Cloud, Azure

  • Intro to Compute

  • Intro to Storage (Azure, AWS, Google)

  • Intro to Networking (Azure, AWS, Google)

  • Security and Monitoring Basics

Group project – deploy a webapp in a secure way

  • Project Outline

  • Project Planning Methodology - SCRUM

  • Architecture (Cloud adoption framework)

  • Build and publish a web app, source code management

  • Authorisation & Authentication/Security Azure Key Vault

  • Content delivery network

  • Build CI/CD

  • Performance monitoring

  • Project internal presentation

Microsoft AZ900 Certification

  • Exam preparation

  • Taking an exam

 

Apply for Autumn 2021 semester!

As a student

Before you apply:

  • The deadline is on 14th August 2021

  • The application form takes about 1 hour to complete. Are you ReDI?

  • Do you already know the application steps?

  • Have you read the course descriptions and you are sure what you learn?


In the application form:

  • Select "NRW" as a location!


Questions?

  • If you have questions, send an email to studentnrw@redi-school.org

  • Or join our Student Open Day on 5th August. You get to know how you learn at the ReDI School NRW. Get an invitation from HERE.

As a teacher

Before you apply:

  • The deadline is the 15th of August

  • The application form takes about 15 mins to complete. Are you ReDI?

  • Do you already know the application steps?

  • Have you read the course descriptions and you are sure what you teach?


In the application form:

  • Select "NRW" as a location!

  • Select "Teacher" as a type of volunteering


Questions?