This Ruby for Beginners Diploma has been specifically designed to give students the knowledge to understand basic open-source programming.
This course is perfect for:
IT professionals, game designers, developers and web designers.
Those who want to further their learning in programming.
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Up to one year
Approximately 140 hours
You will receive a Ruby for Beginners Diploma
You must have a working understanding of text editors or word processors, your operating system, email software, file-zipping software and downloading and installing software from the web.
Practical programming assignments and coursework
Introduction to Ruby
Working with strings
Guess the number game
The anagram game
Working with arrays
Working with hashes
The hangman game
Parameters and returns
Variables in methods
The noughts and crosses game (1)
The noughts and crosses game (2)
Directory and file methods
Working with text files
The sports quiz
Classes, methods, and objects
Initializing objects and attributes
Special class methods
The hungry caterpillar game
Creating multiple classes
Changing inherited methods
The rock, paper, scissors game
Creating a graphics window
Inserting text and images
Keyboard and mouse input
Simple animation techniques
The bash the ruby game
The ping pong game
Galaxy war game v1
Galaxy war game v2
Galaxy war game v3
The twelve game v1
The twelve game v2
The twelve game v3
The escape game v1
The escape game v2
The escape game v3
The escape game v4
You will be assessed throughout this course via practical programming assignments and coursework.
You may start at any time and have a full year from enrolment to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines. This course has approximately 140 hours self-study time.
You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you.
At the end of each lesson, you will also be provided with a review and quiz, as well as an assignment
On successful completion of this course, students will receive a Ruby for Beginners Diploma with comprehensive feedback and, providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards, students will also receive a Level 3 Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate with 8 Open Awards Credits.
This course does not lead to a regulated qualification but has been benchmarked at level 3 against Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) to allow you to understand the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. It can be used as evidence of the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course of your studies.
The certification will be issued through Open Awards in association with DLC. Open Awards are an Awarding Body Organisation approved by Ofqual.
In order to enrol onto this course, you must have a working understanding of:
Text editors or word processors
Your operating system
Downloading and installing software from the web
Ruby is available for Linux and MacOs, however the installation and running instructions are for the Windows operating system. The other software required is provided with the course.
You have up to a year to complete this course from the start of your enrolment, giving you enough time to study at your own pace.
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No, this course is assessed through tutor-marked assignments.
No. Everything is included within the price!
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