Printing and Photocopying Service Unavailable at Red Hill
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Central Library - Tax Clinic Cancellation
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the free drop-in tax preparation service clinic on Saturday, April 8 has been cancelled. Please visit hpl.ca/free-tax-service for other clinic dates. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Barton Branch Makerspace
The iMac at the Barton Branch Makerspace is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue.
Learn Tech, Build a Career FAQ
Do I need a library card to enrol?
No. Although it’s a good idea to get one. Register at any HPL branch or online.
How do I register for these courses?
Go to hpl.ca/tech-career. Clicking on the course title directs you to the enrolment page. You need an email address to sign up. You will then be prompted to create a netacad account.
How long is each course?
There are six available. Please check hpl.ca/tech-career for the course schedules
- Internet of Things
- Introduction to Cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity Essentials
- Linux Unhatched
- Linux Essentials
- Python Essentials
Is there a deadline to register?
No. However, the courses will have their respective end dates. Please check the course details for these dates.
When do the courses run?
Courses: Internet of Things, Introduction to Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Essentials and Linux Unhatched
- Oct 4 to Dec 22 (2021)
- Jan 17 to Apr 8
- Apr 10 to Jul 1
- Jul 4 to Sep 23
- Sep 26 to Dec 16
Courses: Linux Essentials and Python Essentials
- Sep 20 to Dec 22 (2021)
- Feb 21 to May 27
- May 30 to Sep 2
- Sep 5 to Dec 16
*Please note that dates might change due to unforeseen circumstances
Do I have to pay anything?
No. These are all free!
What do I do if I need help?
HPL staff are here to help you.
Will I be tested/graded?
Yes. You need to pass to get a certificate for each course. But you can do them as often as you need to until you pass.
Do I get a certificate/diploma when I finish each course?
You will receive a certificate of completion when you finish each course.
Who is running these courses? HPL or Cisco?
The courses are provided by Cisco and/or its partners. The program is run by HPL.
Can I complete this course at home?
Yes. These courses are all online. Check the minimum system requirements and be sure you have a reliable Internet connection.
Is there group work?
There are activities that may require working with other learners.
What’s a learning circle?
A group of 10-15 people who meet weekly, virtually, to discuss and collaborate about the coursework.
HPL staff also assist the learners in the circle.
If you have more questions, please email email@example.com