MTA 98-381: Introduction to Programming using Python

This course introduces students to Python, a widely popular and versatile programming language that is used to create websites, applications and games. It covers basic programming topics and provides a good foundation for further studies related to coding and software development.

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You want to learn how to develop websites and build web applications
  • You are interested in learning a new programming language
  • You want to prepare for the MTA 98-381 exam


Course code:


Accreditation status:

This is a non-accredited Short Learning Programme.

Course duration:

From date of activation, students will have access to the GMetrix platform for one year. NO software is required to complete this course.

Entry requirements:

No Matric
Students must have access to a computer with a good internet connection. The course is offered online, and students will be required to watch video tutorials.

Subjects covered:

Session 1

  • Section A: Introduction
  • Section B: Evaluate Data Types
  • Section C: Convert and Work with Data Types
  • Section D: Operator Sequence and Selection

Session 2

  • Section A: Branching Statements
  • Section B: Iterations

Session 3

  • Section A: File Input and Output Operations
  • Section B: Console Input and Output Operations

Session 4

  • Section A: Document Code Segments
  • Section B: Functions

Session 5

  • Section A: Analyze, Detect, and Fix Errors
  • Section B: Exception Handlers

Session 6

  • Section A: Built-in Modules for Operations
  • Section B: Solve Problems with Built-in Modules
  • Section C: Session 6 and Final Recaps
Assessment and award:
  • You will be required to complete a practice exam and achieve a minimum pass mark of 70%.

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded an Oxbridge Academy Skills Certificate: MTA 98-381 – Introduction to Programming using Python from Oxbridge Academy.

Please note: If students want to obtain the Microsoft International (MTA) Certification, they will be required to register for the external exams themselves. These exams are conducted at authorised testing centres across the country. To locate a venue, please follow this link:

Additional information:

This is an online (e-learning) course. To complete this course, students require access to the internet.



R 3700.00

Registration Fee:

R 1200.00

Course Price (Excl. Reg Fee):

R 2500.00

Monthly Instalments:

R 800.00 X 3.1 months

Self-study implies that there is little to no contact with a tutor, allowing students the freedom to study when and where it suits them best. Each module of this online course starts with a pre-assessment to test the student’s knowledge and understanding of the specific topic. Based on the results of the pre-assessment, a student’s study path is then personalised to cover those parts of the curriculum he or she needs more practise in.

Each lesson includes a video tutorial, exercise lab and a student workbook which is designed for students to practice the lesson topic, thus ensuring that they thoroughly understand the topic before progressing. Upon completion of all the lessons, students will find a post-assessment to test their knowledge. If they feel confident in their understanding of the topic, they can then take the practice exam which concludes the self-study element of this course.

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