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Do you want to become a computer scientist or do you need to acquire some computer skills to advance in this professional field? You should know that even beginners can master the essential notions, if they find the right training. Our tips for learning computers.
How to learn computers for a beginner?
Do you want to master the basics of computer science? You still need to determine which of the various branches of computer science you want to learn. As a beginner, it is first necessary to familiarize yourself with the basics, such as file management.
The basics can then be completed with office automation. This discipline focuses on the use of essential everyday tools, such as word processing and e-mail tools. Afterwards, you can continue the training by learning more specific notions such as computer engineering or software engineering.
Learn computer skills on your own
If you are self-sufficient enough, self-study is a way to learn the basics of computing. To do this, you can resort to computer books for beginners, tutorials and online learning platforms. It should be noted that the theoretical teachings must be accompanied by practice to really master the field of computer science.
Getting help to learn computers
Several training courses are also available, either at a distance or in person. Short-term training courses usually last a few weeks and focus on a specific area. However, you should know that obtaining a diploma attesting to your skills is preferable to entering the professional world.
Is there any study to become a computer scientist?
The computer scientist is a professional in his field, responsible for several missions. Depending on the case, it can be versatile or specialized. Thus, there are studies that can help you train in the discipline of your choice. As mentioned earlier, you can turn to training centers. However, universities and specialized schools can also help you learn.
Depending on your career plans, you can follow a global computer science curriculum or turn to a specialization. Note that specializations are generally offered after the first few years of a generalized course, around the third or fourth year.
What training should I do to learn computer science?
Academic training is the best way to become professional in computer science. To do this, you can choose between several courses:
- the bachelor program, which allows you to obtain a Bac+3 degree in computer science. After the baccalaureate, you can directly enter the ECE to follow a 3-year computer science course. The school also offers several specializations, to be chosen according to the field in which you wish to evolve;
- the Master’s program, which is the logical continuation of a Bachelor’s degree for those who want to continue their studies;
- the grandes écoles program, which aims to obtain a digital engineering degree. This course is also available at ECE and lasts 5 years.
Which diploma to become a computer scientist?
As mentioned above, you can become a computer scientist with a Bac +3 or Bac +5 degree. At ECE, you can for example study for a Bachelor’s degree in Application Development and choose one of the following specialties:
Note that these specializations are accessible in the third year of the Bachelor’s program. If you wish to continue your studies and obtain a degree, you can opt for one of the ECE Msc with one of the following specializations:
- Cloud Native Engineering;
- SAP Augmented Consultant;
- Data Engineer & Artificial Intelligence;
- Data Management & AI;
- Digital Industry;
- Cybersecurity Manager;
- Sustainable Energy Futures;
- Digital Shift.
Which subjects are taught by the ECE to become a computer scientist?
Whatever the path chosen in the ECE, several subjects allow you to acquire all the essential notions in computer science. However, you should know that other subjects are essential to be fully operational. To master the field of computer science, you can rely on subjects like:
- programming languages ;
- development of mobile applications;
- web technology;
- management of information systems ;
- advanced databases ;
- operating systems.
In addition to these, there are other notions such as project management and methodology, and modern languages.Updated 4 May 2023