As documented by Peter Seboyeng
I am an industrial and product design graduate who started working as a designer in 2008. After working in the industry for over 10 years, in 2019, I left my job at Formula D Interactive as a senior product designer to pursue a full-time career as a freelancer.
I had always been interested in coding, so I chose to make a career in that field. However, I realized there were some gaps in my knowledge that I needed to fill to be successful; namely, I wanted a solid introduction to Python language fundamentals. I also considered that knowing Python would help me get more clients. So, in 2020, I enrolled in Simplilearn’s Python Certification Course.
After I took the course, I experienced a 20 percent increase in the number of projects I landed, and my earnings increased by 30 percent. I also took on three more clients since completing the course.
Simplilearn Was the Right Choice
Simplilearn is the learning partner of Deviare Organization, a South African company focusing on technology skills development. So, I got a scholarship from the organization to take up the course. I found that Simplilearn’s online, self-paced learning is a good fit. The most valuable aspect was Simplilearn’s live classes — we could ask our instructor questions and get instant feedback.
Recruiters contact me with job offers, but I have decided to remain freelance. In South Africa, people now realize the career benefits of learning Python and working in the software industry.
I also enjoy mentoring and providing career counseling to others. I have taught Python and coding to three people, including my nephew, and I offer career counseling and teach Python and coding for free. I also recommend that they take courses from Simplilearn.