Grow with Google Professional Certificate Scholarships 2021 for African Women in Tech

The African Coding Network has been collaborating with Google and Coursera to offer professional certifications in various technology fields to women. The Grow with Google Professional Certificate Scholarships 2021 for African Women in Tech is inviting Women who are interested to apply for the scholarship through the African Coding Network. The courses are offered by the online platform Coursera.org with each certification costing $39/month after the initial 7-day free trial period. The duration of the certifications is 6 months. The successful applicants will gain access to the self-paced, fully online courses. According to Google, Grow with Google Professional Certificate Scholarships 2021 for African Women in Tech covers the following certifications:

IT-SUPPORT

In both small businesses and large organizations, IT support involves troubleshooting and problem solving to help computers and networks run smoothly while providing great customer service along the way. There are many career paths that certification in IT support can lead to. Such careers are:

  • Database administrator
  • IT specialist
  • Tech support specialist
  • Systems analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Help desk technician
  • IT support specialist
  • IT technician
  • Computer user specialist
  • IT assistant

IT AUTOMATION

VMware defines IT Automation as the process of creating software and systems to replace repeatable processes and reduce manual intervention. It accelerates the delivery of IT infrastructure and applications by automating manual processes that previously required a human touch. For learners familiar with basic IT concepts, this advanced program builds on those foundations to take your career to the next level. It covers the following:

  • Crash course on Python
  • Using Python to interact with the operating system
  • Introduction to Git and GitHub
  • Troubleshooting and Debugging Techniques
  • Configuration Management and the Cloud
  • Automating Real-World Tasks with Python

DATA ANALYTICS

Data analysts prepare, process, and analyze data to help inform business decisions. They create visualizations to share their findings with stakeholders and provide recommendations driven by data. Careers in data analysis include:

  • Junior data analyst
  • Associate data analyst
  • Junior data scientist
  • Finance analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Data technician
  • Business performance analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Healthcare analyst

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This fully online program provides the skills you need for an entry-level job in project management, with no relevant experience required.Google says that the people who take this certification gain skills such as estimating time and budgets,running effective meetings and managing stakeholders,identifying and managing risks,applying Agile and Scrum frameworks ,leadership skills ,and navigating team dynamic.The certification leads to job titles such as:

  • Project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Project assistant
  • Operations manager
  • Operations associate
  • Program manager
  • Scrum master
  • Project associate
  • Project analyst
  • Project administrator
  • Technical project manager

UX DESIGN

UX designers make technology easier and more enjoyable for people to use. They design products and tools so that they are more useful and accessible for users.Some of the careers in UX Design are:

  • User experience (UX) designer
  • UI designer
  • interaction designer
  • Visual designer
  • Product designer

Eligibility

Women in kenya or Nigeria who are aged between 18-35 years old.

How to apply for the scholarship

To apply for this opportunity, Women interested in a career in tech must complete an aptitude test.  No prior experience is needed to take the test and only takes 40min to complete on average. Youth who complete the application process will be eligible for other opportunities such as tech boot camps, internships, and job opportunities. 

For more details and application, visit the official website here

About: Justina Kageni

Justina Kageni is an information scientist with passion for Information Technology.She is on a mission to share her knowledge and skills.

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