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Higher Certificate in New Media Development


SAQA ID: 97802

The Higher Certificate in New Media Development for 2016 will focus strongly on the development of web applications for the Semantic Web.

  • Learn how to develop responsive and dynamic web applications and content management systems for desktop monitors, tablets and mobile phones that are cross platform and browser compatible.
  • Learn how to develop native mobile apps.
  • Develop in-depth theoretical knowledge and practically skills in the application of the following coding and scripting languages:
    • HTML5 (Hypertext Markup Lanuage – for containing data. Some of the new features are designed to make it easy to include and handle multimedia and graphical content on the web without having to resort to proprietary plugins and APIs.)
    • CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets style the appearance and layout of web pages)
    • CSS3 Media Queries (For Responsive Web Page Layout)
    • JavaScript (A client side scripting language that adds interactivity to a webpage based on browser and user interaction)
    • jQuery (JavaScript Scripting Library that adds highly interactive user interface features to a web page)
    • Ajax (A technique that uses the JavaScript XMLhttpRequest object to transport data between client and server without page refresh)
    • HTML Document Object Model (A model for manipulating HTML through the HTML node tree)
    • MySQL (Structured Query Language using the MySQL Relational Database Management Server)
    • PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor)
    • JSON-LD for data serialization using the Schema.org ontology
    • Angular-JS for mobile app development
  • Develop in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the following related areas:
    • User Interface Design for desktop, mobile phone and tablet applications
    • Application Development Architecture
    • Practical Application Development (PHP/MySQL)
    • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
    • Data structuring using microdata, JSON-LD and Schema.org
    • Social Media Integration and Marketing
    • HTML email design
    • WordPress
    • Content Management System Architectural Design and Development
    • WAMP Server administration and management
    • Cross Browser and Cross Platform compatibility testing and bug fixing
    • Web security

Qualification: Higher Certificate in New Media Development

Duration: 1 year *Pending DHET approval