Google Africa Developer Scholarship 2022 | Pluralsight Help Center (2022)

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  • About this program
  • Phases and advancement criteria
  • How to get started on Skills
  • Course learning tips
  • What courses do I have access to?

About this program

Pluralsight and Grow with Google have partnered for the final year to provide a program to support software developers across Africa in two different roles:

  • Associate Android Developer
  • Associate Cloud Engineer

The Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) program has sponsored aspiring developers in Africa to skill up with Pluralsight Skills, supported by the Google Developer community.

This program provides access to top-notch Pluralsight Skills courses, as well as support from the GADS program and Google Developer Community, to help you upskill on important Google technologies.

Keep learning and stay motivated

Important:In order to participate in the Google Africa Developer Scholarship program, you must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of a country in Africa. You may only register for one learning track/role.

To gain access to additional courses, you’ll need to prove your dedication to learning these tech skills by:

  • Registering for your selected track. Applicants will be placed in only one track as selected in the onboarding survey during registration.
  • Completing all requirements to advance to the next phase

Advancing to each subsequent phase will help you master in-demand Google developer skills with expert-authored Pluralsight content. You'll gain skills that can help you get opportunities after the program.

Tip:If you watch a course or take a skill assessment during one of the phases, that activity counts toward the current phase as well as any future phases you may advance to.

Phases and advancement criteria

Application and promotion phase

Timeline:May 11 - June 10, 2022, 11:59 Mountain Time (UTC - 6)

What you get access to:

  • Custom Pluralsight experience
  • Curated Pluralsight channels, including Skill IQ

What you need to do to advance:

  • Register for the program. Complete the onboarding survey as part of your registration process. Once you complete the survey, you will be redirected to register for Pluralsight.

Learning phase 1


What you get access to:

  • More content in the track you chose.

What you need to advance:

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  • For both tracks, receive 100+ for the track-specific Skill IQ
    Complete 10+ hours of track-specific content.

Learning phase 2

Timeline: TBD

What you get access to:

  • Even more content in the track you chose.

What you need to advance:

  • For both tracks, receive 200+ for the track-specific Skill IQ
    Complete 20+ hours of track-specific content.

Project phase

Timeline: TBD

What you get access to:

  • Access to a project in your specific track.

What you need to advance:

Android Developer

  • Score 200+ on track-specific Skill IQ
    Watch 20+ hours of track-specific content.
  • Complete your project: Add Implicit and Explicit Intents to an Android Candy Store App.

Cloud Engineer

  • Score 200+ on Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Infrastructures Skill IQ
    Watch 20+ hours of track-specific content.
  • Complete 100% of Qwiklabs associated with the "Architecting with Google Cloud Compute Engine" learning path (must be complete on both Qwiklabs and Pluralsight).

* Please note that Pluralsight and the other partners making this offer available may change selection criteria at their discretion. Additional selection criteria may include first come, first serve; most content viewed; highest Skill IQ.

How to get started on Pluralsight Skills

1. Register, then log in to Pluralsight.

Note:You must complete the onboarding survey in order to register for this program.

First, choose your track during the onboarding survey. You will only be registered for the track you self-select.

Once you complete the survey, you will be redirected to a page where you can create a Pluralsight account. If you already have a Pluralsight account, use the email on that account to register, so you can keep your learning history. Then, to get started on Pluralsight Skills, log in and explore your custom homepage.

Tip: Not sure what your password is? Click here to reset your password, and we’ll email you a link to finish resetting your password. Here’s more password reset help if you get stuck.

Throughout the program, you'll receive emails from Andela with updates on the program. You’ll also receive email communications from Pluralsight about the platform.

2. Once you’re logged into Skills, use channels to guide your learning.

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You'll find channels on your homepage in Skills. A channel is a grouping of courses centered around a specific technology or learning goal. You'll also see another channel, targeted at upgrading your technology careerby building your professional business skills.

Keep reading for tips onskill assessments and our courses to get the most out of your Pluralsight access.

Take learning with you

Download courses onto your phone or laptop for learning on your schedule. Take Pluralsight with you and play courses offline. Click here to get the Pluralsight app.

3. Skill up with skill assessments and course tools.

What are Pluralsight skill assessments? They’re a simple way to quickly measure a tech skill.

After taking a skill assessment, you'll get both a numeric score and a ranking of novice, emerging, average, above average, or expert in a skill area—that’s your Skill IQ. You can even share your Skill IQ on Twitter and LinkedIn.

After you get your Skill IQ, Pluralsight will give you a personalized skill analysis and recommendations on what courses to take to close your skill gaps.

Tip:Use your personalized skill analysis and custom recommendations to help you decide what to watch next. Still not sure? Check out our recommendations below.

Did you make a mistake, or want to take the assessment again? You get one free Skill IQ do-over, and you can also earn retakes by watching more courses.

Course learning tips

Each Skills video course details page has tools to help you succeed.

Begin each course by clicking Start Course. Below that button, you’ll find some of these extra learning aids:

  • A clickable transcript of the course

    Note: While many Pluralsight courses have transcripts, some do not. We are adding transcripts to courses every week.

  • Exercise filesto download. For some courses, this will be a PDF of the slide deck. For others, it will be a file that allows you to code right along with the author.
  • A discussion board that allows you to post questions and learn along with other learners
  • Learning checks. Some courses have learning checks that help gauge what you’ve learned from the course.

On the video player, be sure to notice these features:

A .Skip ahead or backward 10 seconds.

B .Most courses support closed captioning, or subtitles. If the course has closed captions, you can use our translation tool, also.

C .Speed up or slow down the course playback.

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D .From the Settings cogwheel, adjust the video playback quality, caption language, and also give us feedback on the course.

If you're experiencing issues with playing videos, start by checking your connection and identify video playback issues using our video checkup tool.

If you're experiencing issues with playing videos, start by checking your connection. Follow our video checkup toolto identify video playback issues.

Sometimes, internet bandwidth is not large enough to handle the demand. There are a few reasons why this might happen.

We find that most buffering issues occur when users switch from theAutosetting to a higher quality setting. The video player automatically detects bandwidth availability and adjusts play quality accordingly to keep a continuous stream. If you manually adjusted it to a higher quality setting, change it back toAuto.

Other reasons include: large volumes of people watching Skills video content, an increased number of devices using your Wi-Fi, or a weak Wi-Fi connection.

If you are having buffering issues, you can:

  1. Make sure your Wi-Fi router is centrally located
  2. Switch the video player setting to Auto
  3. Download the video using our native apps and offline player. Once your video is downloaded, you can watch the video without internet connection. Learn more about downloading courses here. Refer to our mobile and offline player help article if you have questions.
  4. Decrease the bandwidth demand by turning off internet devices

Learn more about video player troubleshooting tips.

What courses do I have access to with the Google Africa Developer Scholarship 2022 program?

If you've registered and continue to qualify for access to the Google Africa Developer Scholarship program, please select your track from the list below. You can see what channels and courses you have access to, as well as which skill assessment(s) you should take for your specific track. Channels are lists of the courses grouped by topic. Skill assessments help you gauge your skill level, identify gaps, and measure how your skills increase over time. We’ll add more courses to these lists for each phase as the program continues.

When you click on a channel, please click the Join button to add the channel to your My Channelslist. This way, it'll be easier to find your channels.

To find these channels after you've joined them, click Channels in your navigation.

Note: You must join the channels if you watch courses on the thePluralsight Android or iOS mobile app. Otherwise you won't be able to find your channels. After joining each channel on the web, you'll see them in the channels section of your mobile app homepage.

What order should I watch the courses in?

For each phase, you have a Foundations channel and a Deep Dive channel for your track. These channels have been broken into sections focused on specific parts of each technology in your track.

There is no required watching order for the courses in order to be eligible to advance to the next phase; however, we have created recommendations if you’d like more guidance in your learning. Otherwise, feel free to watch the courses in any order.

We recommend that you watch all the courses in the Foundations channel first and in the order they’re listed. This will give you a broad and foundational understanding of important key principles in your track.

Once you’ve finished the courses in the Foundations channel, you should start watching courses in the Deep Dive channel based on your interests in the Foundations channel and your skill gaps. If you’re on the web version of Pluralsight Skills, you can see that the channel has been broken into sections to help you identify what you might like to watch next.

Click your track below to see your courses

  • Android Developer
  • Cloud Engineer

Android Developer

Android developer assessments and channels

  • Kotlin: App Fundamentals Skill assessment

Application Phase channels

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  • Associate Android Developer Foundations Channel
  • Associate Android Developer Foundational Deep Dive Channel

Learning Phase 1 channels

  • Associate Android Developer - Learning Phase 1 Foundations Channel

  • Associate Android Developer - Learning Phase 1 Deep Dive Channel

Learning Phase 2 channels

  • Associate Android Developer - Learning Phase 2 Foundations Channel
  • Associate Android Developer - Learning Phase 2 Deep Dive Channel

Cloud Engineer

Cloud engineer assessments and channels

  • Cloud Engineer (Google Cloud) skill assessment

Application Phase channels

  • Associate Cloud Engineer—Foundations Channel
  • Associate Cloud Engineer Foundations Deep Dive Channel

Learning Phase 1 channels

  • Associate Cloud Engineer - Learning Phase 1 Foundations Channel

  • Associate Cloud Engineer - Learning Phase 1 Deep Dive Channel

Learning Phase 2 channels

  • Associate Cloud Engineer - Learning Phase 2 Foundations Channel

  • Associate Cloud Engineer - Learning Phase 2 Deep Dive Channel

Optional channel

In addition, both tracks grant access to anoptional channelwith additional courses:

OPTIONAL: Business Professional Channel

This channel includes various business professional and soft skills courses. Course view time in this channel will notcount toward the view time needed to advance to additional phases.

Tip: Do you want to download courses to your laptop to play offline, instead of your phone? Here’s how to download courses faster.

First, download the MacOS or Windows offline player. Then, authorize your device following these directions.

Finally, click to each of your channels, and click on each course. You'll find a Download course text link on the course page.

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What is Google Africa Developer Scholarship? ›

The Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) program gives participants free access to select courses, projects, embedded labs labs, and skill assessments. This is an opportunity for participants to further advance their knowledge and skills in Android, Google Cloud, or Mobile Web technologies.

What is Google Africa? ›

The Google Africa Certification Program is developed by Google to provide training to 100,000 Africans in software development. The program is aimed at helping successful candidates become certified on Google's Android, Web, and Cloud technologies.

What is Google udacity scholarship? ›

Google Scholarship India is working for students of 18 Years Old for learning Web Development and Android Development. This scholarship is applicable for only Indian Students. To apply for Udacity Google India Scholarship, applicants can choose their path of learning of Web Developer or Android Developer.

What is Google Developer Group? ›

Google Developer Groups Organizers

GDG organizers plan and host meetup events on a wide range of technical topics typically on a monthly basis in a location near them. These community organizers come with various backgrounds, from all types of companies and industries.

Who is an associate Android Developer? ›

Associate Android Developer is a Google Developers Certification that comes direct from the company responsible for the tools you'll use. It's globally recognized, and in theory, it can demonstrate your expertise in Android development.

Who is a mobile web specialist? ›

The Google Developers Certification Team is pleased to announce the Mobile Web Specialist Certification. Based on a thorough analysis of the market, this new certification highlights developers who have in-demand skills as mobile web developers.

Is Google skills for Africa free? ›

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What is Google skills for Africa? ›

About us. Digital Skills For Africa is a Google initiative in conjunction with various training partners, which aims to train young people in digital skills. The future of work is in the online world, a world full of possibilities where you can get everything you set out for.

Where is Google in Africa? ›

Google has today announced the launch of a product development center in Nairobi, its first in the continent, to build “transformative” products and services for the African market and the world. This comes after the tech giant revealed plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in October last year.

How do you get a Google scholarship? ›

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
  1. Be a current high school senior.
  2. Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2018-2019 school year.
  3. Intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field.

Is Udacity scholarship worth? ›

They will not get money in scholarship. They are going to get free enrollment in Android Developer Nanodegree program which is provided by Udacity and created by google.

Is Udacity free for students? ›

Udacity has around 200 courses that are completely free (but do not offer a certificate). Usually these courses are created as part of a paid micro-credential that Udacity offers called a Nanodegree. In previous years, Udacity used to release a large part of courses in a Nanodegree for free.

How do I become a Google developer? ›

To publish Android apps on Google Play, you'll need to create a Google Play Developer account.
  1. Step 1: Sign up for a Google Play Developer account.
  2. Step 2: Accept the Developer Distribution Agreement.
  3. Step 3: Pay registration fee.
  4. Step 4: Complete your account details.

How do I join a Google community? ›

Join a Community

Search on a topic of interest to you. To view a Community before you join, tap the Community. Once you find a Community you want to join, tap Join. If you need permission to join a Community, it will say Ask to join instead.

How do I become a DSC member? ›

What are the eligibility criteria for becoming a DSC lead?
  1. You must have to be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college or university.
  2. You must have to be a student of either 1st year, 2nd year or 3rd year. ...
  3. For getting selected, you must have to be committed to the program for at least one year.
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Do Google certificates expire? ›

A Certification is valid for two years from the date of issue, unless otherwise specified in the description for your Exam. d. Renewal / Recertification. To renew your Certification status (a “Recertification”), you must retake and pass the applicable Exam.

Can you get a job with Google Android certificate? ›

With an Associate Android Developer Certification, you can qualify for in-demand entry-level jobs in Android development. Take the self-paced Android Basics in Kotlin training, and when you're ready, take the certification exam to start your journey as a professional developer.

Is Android developer in demand? ›

Is the demand for android developers high? There is an extremely high demand for android developers, both entry-level and experienced. Android apps continue to grow in popularity, creating a wide variety of job opportunities.

Which is better Android or Web development? ›

Overall web development is comparatively easier than android development – however, it majorly depends on the project you build. For example, developing a web page using HTML and CSS can be considered an easier job in comparison with building a basic android application.

How do I become a mobile specialist? ›

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What does Web specialist do? ›

Web specialists are responsible for creating, designing, and maintaining websites for businesses, individuals, or organizations. They offer a wide range of services, including writing, designing, editing, proofing, site maintenance, consulting, installing website updates, and fixing bugs.

Can I get job with Google certificate? ›

Upon completion of a Google Career Certificate, you will gain access to an exclusive job platform where you can easily apply to opportunities from employers with open jobs. Employers interested in joining the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium can find more information at

Are Google certificates free? ›

Access to the Google Associate Android Developer Certification training is free and the official exam fee of $149 is paid to Trueability to administer the exam.

Does Google offer any free courses? ›

Google Digital Workshop provides free of charge, in-person and online training courses with an accredited certification at the end to help graduates boost their LinkedIn profile and CV.

Are Google certifications worth it? ›

According to Coursera's Learner Outcome Survey, 82% of Google certification holders reported a positive career outcome within six months. The ability to network and grow alongside your peers is a huge draw for traditional graduate management education programs.

What are the 5 basic digital skills? ›

The government have recently released a new report, the Essential Digital Skills Framework.
This outlines the main skills that all adults should have so that we can safely and effectively take part in digital life.
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  • Handling Information & Content. ...
  • Transacting. ...
  • Problem Solving. ...
  • Being Safe & Legal Online.
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How can I study in Google? ›

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Is there Google in Africa? ›

After $1 billion investment, Google pledges to build a more 'vibrant and dynamic' digital ecosystem in Africa. Google, which opened its first artificial intelligence center in Ghana in 2019 (pictured), has pledged $1 billion to the continent.

Does Google have a branch in Ghana? ›

And last week, the technology company opened its first center in Africa in Ghana's capital city, Accra.

Does Google have headquarters in Africa? ›

Here's a sneak peek inside Google South Africa's contemporary new headquarters in Bryanston, Joburg. “Our new HQ is meant to be a celebration of African design and ingenuity,” says Google South Africa Communications Manager, Mich Atagana.

Is Google scholarship real or fake? ›

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or $5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2022-2023 school year.

How many people get Google scholarship? ›

They will join a community of over 2,800 Google scholarship recipients. We can't wait to see how these students continue to shape the future of computer science, gaming, and technology. Please be aware that the winners for the Generation Google Scholarship (US and Canada) will be announced at a later stage.

Can 3rd year student apply for Google scholarship? ›

Students pursuing the final year of undergraduate can also apply to this Google scholarship program. They should be pursuing computer science, computer engineering or any other technical courses.

Can I get a job after Udacity? ›

The short answer is “yes.” Here are some of the reasons: 1) Udacity offers a job guarantee and gives students career support and resources. That is why its job placement rate is probably higher than other online learning providers. 2) Regardless of the exact number, Udacity's job placement rate is high.

Do employers recognize Udacity? ›

Udacity's certificates are issued by Udacity itself and aren't accredited by an external partner like a University. Its certificates are highly recognized by employers as its learning is renowned for being high quality. One of the reasons is that it partners with tech companies like Google and IBM.

How many people apply for Udacity scholarships? ›

More Than 47,000 Applications for Bertelsmann's Udacity Technology Scholarship Program. Gütersloh, December 15, 2021 – A total of 47,300 applications from 190 countries were received this year for the Udacity Technology Scholarship Program offered worldwide by Bertelsmann.

Which is better Udacity or Coursera? ›

Based on the overall score of this Udacity vs Coursera comparison, we can see that Udacity has a higher rating between the two brands, scoring 9.8. Coursera has managed to reach an overall score of 8.6. One of the best online learning platforms with some good quality courses.

Is Udacity free or paid? ›

Students will receive one month free and pay $0.00 at checkout. After the free month is complete, students will be charged 30 days after their enrollment date and then on the same date each subsequent month. For the monthly subscription plan, students will be charged $399 per month until they graduate or cancel.

Are Udacity certificates free? ›

We do not offer an option of earning a free certificate. Think of free courses as a textbook. Anyone is welcome to read the textbook but the publisher would not confirm whether or not you read the book.


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