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CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.53 ( 348 reviews )

CareerFoundry is an online coding school that offers flexible, self-paced, mentored online programs for career changers in web development, UX design, and UI design. Students learn with a 1-on-1 mentor using personalized, project-based, and adaptive curricula. Headquartered in Berlin but with a global student base, CareerFoundry has provided tech education since 2013. CareerFoundry combines the flexibility of online learning with the guidance of mentors, training students to become employable technologists in four to 12 months or their money back. The 7-month Web Development course aims to help students become employable junior full-stack JavaScript developers and covers HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, React, Angular, Vue.js and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the concepts of user experience design, graphic user interface design, and industry best practices, as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 6-month UI Design Course curriculum is focused on teaching practical design skills using all the latest tools in the field, including Sketch.

To apply for the programs, students should have access to a computer and an internet connection, and an interest in the topic they are planning to study. Students apply via the CareerFoundry website to create an account and connect with an advisor who can talk through their options. Students will need to pay a deposit to secure their place, then complete the required prework before the course commences.

All students will graduate with projects they can show to potential employers to get their new careers off and running. Web development students will create a simple portfolio website and code a NoSQL database-driven React app. UX Design students work on a re-design of a web-based app, which includes creating user personas and a UX Design portfolio. UI students will redesign the user interface for one site and built a marketable portfolio that includes the UI for four apps. Students have access to Career Advisors who provide tailored coaching for job hunting and interviewing. Students who do not land a job within 180 days of graduating may be eligible to get a refund.

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  • Data Analytics

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week35 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    The Data Analytics Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive two-part journey: Introduction to Data Analytics and Data Immersion. Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 8 months. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, providing feedback on your daily submissions and answering any questions that come up about individual tasks or instructions. Your mentor has at least 5 years’ experience in the field and is your window into the analytics world. They offer detailed video reviews of each project you complete throughout the program. You’ll also be able to talk with them directly via regular video calls. You'll also be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that.
    Financing
    Deposit1400
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of program start date. Job Guarantee included.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Frontend Development for Designers

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ ​Staying​ ​true​ ​to​ ​your​ ​design​ ​roots,​ ​you’ll​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​course​ ​by thoroughly​ ​reviewing​ ​your​ ​previous​ ​work​ ​and​ ​selecting​ ​pieces​ ​to​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​your​ ​portfolio.​ ​After​ ​that, it’s​ ​time​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​on​ ​your​ ​(new)​ ​developer​ ​hat!​ ​You’ll​ ​first​ ​begin​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​frontend​ ​development through​ ​web​ ​inspection​ ​and​ ​basic​ ​HTML,​ ​before​ ​gradually​ ​working​ ​your​ ​way​ ​through​ ​CSS​ ​stylesheets, responsive​ ​CSS,​ ​JavaScript​ ​plugins,​ ​testing​ ​and​ ​debugging,​ ​and,​ ​finally,​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​presentation​ ​to​ ​show off​ ​your​ ​hard​ ​work. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​gained​ ​hands-on​ ​knowledge​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​build​ ​a​ ​website​ ​from​ ​scratch. You’ll​ ​not​ ​only​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​code​ ​with​ ​HTML​ ​and​ ​CSS,​ ​but​ ​how​ ​to​ ​debug​ ​and​ ​use​ ​JavaScript​ ​to​ ​add interactivity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​website,​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Perhaps​ ​most​ ​importantly,​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​the​ ​language​ ​of “code,”​ ​endowing​ ​you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​any​ ​technical​ ​issues​ ​you​ ​notice​ ​within​ ​the​ ​designs of​ ​a​ ​website​ ​or​ ​application.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​enable​ ​you​ ​to​ ​effectively​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​coordinate cross-team​ ​projects​ ​throughout​ ​your​ ​career—an​ ​essential​ ​part​ ​of​ ​any​ ​design​ ​role. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​14​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​your​ ​course​ ​project.​
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full Stack Web Development

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week30 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,500
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    CareerFoundry runs one of the world’s leading Web Development programs. With the mission to help people transform their careers and lives, we’re driving digital innovation through world-class courses, personal mentoring and an unrivalled graduate network. In fact, we’re so confident that our students will have the skills, portfolio and mindset to land the right role within 6 months of graduation that we refund 100% of your tuition if you don’t. We’ve built a course that has everything you need to get a job as a Full-Stack JavaScript Web Developer. From creating a simple portfolio website to coding an entire NoSQL database-driven React app complete with its own API, you’ll come out with everything you need to get your new career off and running. Work with descriptive languages such as HTML5 and CSS3 before diving straight into frontend and backend languages, tools, and frameworks such as JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, React, Angular, and Vue.js, among others. Along the way, you’ll build a wide variety of apps, including a native app, to showcase your new skills, all while learning how to implement essential development approaches such as test-driven development and functional programming. As a student on our Web Developer course, you’ll have TWO dedicated people guiding you towards success. You get a tutor to help with exercises and answer your day-to-day questions and a senior mentor who works you through exactly what you need to do to impress employers and get a job you love. To ensure this we’ve purpose-built a Career Change ‘Achievement’, providing a step-by-step process that first gets your profile polished and then puts it in front of the right people. We’ve also opened up the CareerFoundry library so that our students get lifetime access to all materials for ALL our courses, and we’ve built beautiful new communication features for you to ask for help from your mentors and collaborate with other students.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans7 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Introduction to UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationBerlin, Online
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI Design

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    Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    The UI Design Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive three-part journey: Introduction to UI Design, UI Immersion, and your choice of Specialization (either the Frontend Developers for Designers Course, or the Voice User Interface Design Course). Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 9 months—or, if you have more time on your hands, you could be finished in just 4-5 months at a pace of 40 hours per week. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, grading your daily submissions and answering any general questions you may have. Your Mentor is your window into the design world (with over 8 years of industry experience!); offering career advice, and helping you polish your portfolio. We have a 96.4% success rate when it comes to getting our UI graduates hired, and you'll be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that. We also have deals with many of the industry’s top software providers, meaning you’ll have access to discounts and free trials for industry-standard tools such as Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, and more!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of program start date. Job Guarantee included.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI for UX Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch.​ ​Students ​begin​ ​by​ ​sketching​ ​user​ ​flows​ ​and​ ​paper​ ​prototypes​ ​for their​ ​selected​ ​project​.​ ​From​ ​there,​ ​you’ll​ ​explore​ ​grids,​ ​visual​ ​hierarchy,​ ​and​ ​UI​ ​design patterns,​ ​setting​ ​up​ ​your​ ​screens​ ​for​ ​the​ ​beautiful​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​UI​ ​you’ll​ ​be​ ​adding.​ ​Following​ ​in-depth Exercises​ ​in​ ​each​ ​of​ ​these​ ​areas,​ ​your​ ​typography,​ ​colour,​ ​imagery,​ ​and​ ​custom​ ​icons​ ​will​ ​add​ ​personality and​ ​a​ ​unique,​ ​professional​ ​feel​ ​to​ ​your​ ​app.​ ​With​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​design​ ​complete,​ ​the​ ​next​ ​step​ ​is​ ​a​ ​crash course​ ​in​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​after​ ​which​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​a​ ​go​ ​at​ ​animating​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​your​ ​UI. With​ ​the​ ​mobile​ ​UI​ ​mocked​ ​up​ ​and​ ​polished,​ ​it’s​ ​then​ ​time​ ​to​ ​revisit​ ​responsive​ ​design​ ​and​ ​adapt​ ​your​ ​UI for​ ​brand​ ​new​ ​breakpoints.​ ​Once​ ​finished,​ ​you’ll​ ​frame​ ​your​ ​finalized​ ​UI​ ​in​ ​professional​ ​presentation mockups​ ​to​ ​wow​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​employers​ ​alike,​ ​and​ ​take​ ​a​ ​detailed​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​hand-off​ ​process​ ​to​ ​ensure you​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​your​ ​project​ ​team. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​students will​ ​master​ ​the​ ​theory​ ​behind​ ​beautiful​ ​UI​ ​design,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​hands-on, technical​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​projects.​ ​With​ ​your​ ​combined​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​UX​ ​and​ ​UI, you’ll​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​please​ ​and​ ​effectively​ ​communicate​ ​to​ ​your​ ​users​ ​through​ ​every​ ​screen​ ​you​ ​design, and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​polished​ ​UI​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fully​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​it!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    If you want to build a career as a UX designer, this is for you. Over the course of ten months, you’ll learn everything you need to know to break into the industry. Created by leading UX designers from tech giants including Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is. Beginning with UX Fundamentals, through to complete end-to-end design, we’ll fully immerse you in the industry as well as cover each area of specialization you’ll need to know as a working UX designer. At the end of the course you’ll have an impressive, personalized portfolio ready to show potential employers, giving you the confidence to ace any interview as a Certified UX Designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSuitable for beginners or students with basic knowledge of UX.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Voice Design for Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​walks​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​voice​ ​user​ ​interfaces​ ​and​ ​shows​ ​you​ ​where and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​differs​ ​from​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​visual​ ​interfaces.​ ​You’ll​ ​use​ ​what​ ​you​ ​already​ ​know​ ​about​ ​topics​ ​like creating​ ​user​ ​personas,​ ​prototyping,​ ​and​ ​usability​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​three​ ​skills​ ​for​ ​Amazon’s​ ​Alexa​ ​voice assistant.​ ​Skills​ ​in​ ​this​ ​context​ ​are​ ​essentially​ ​applications​ ​that​ ​users​ ​can​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​using​ ​their​ ​voice. Starting​ ​with​ ​why​ ​voice​ ​is​ ​so​ ​exciting​ ​and​ ​psychologically​ ​appealing​ ​to​ ​people,​ ​the​ ​course​ ​will​ ​take​ ​you through​ ​unique​ ​use​ ​cases​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​creating​ ​personas​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​show​ ​you​ ​how to​ ​use​ ​Amazon’s​ ​skill​ ​builder​ ​interface,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​get​ ​your​ ​first​ ​skill​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​world. Next,​ ​you’ll​ ​create​ ​in-depth​ ​designs​ ​for​ ​a​ ​second​ ​skill,​ ​beginning​ ​with​ ​user​ ​stories​ ​and​ ​moving​ ​through sample​ ​dialogs,​ ​user​ ​flows,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​script​ ​for​ ​your​ ​skill.​ ​You’ll​ ​run​ ​usability​ ​tests​ ​with​ ​your​ ​newly designed​ ​skill,​ ​iterate​ ​on​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​add​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​growing​ ​voice​ ​portfolio.​ ​Then,​ ​you’ll​ ​dig​ ​into​ ​some​ ​additional considerations​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​including​ ​when​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​voice​ ​capabilities​ ​with​ ​visual​ ​interfaces,​ ​how to​ ​address​ ​accessibility​ ​issues​ ​with​ ​voice,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​voice​ ​transactions​ ​are​ ​carried​ ​out​ ​with safety​ ​in​ ​mind.​ ​You’ll​ ​design​ ​a​ ​third,​ ​multimodal​ ​skill​ ​that​ ​uses​ ​Alexa’s​ ​skill​ ​cards​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​graphic​ ​and voice​ ​considerations. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​17​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​a​ ​deliverable​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the design​ ​process​ ​for​ ​your​ ​Alexa​ ​skills.​ ​
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

1 Scholarship

  • $500 CareerFoundry Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive CareerFoundry scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • UX Design (Online)
    • Full Stack Web Development (Online)
    • UI Design (Online)

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    You need experience for programming when take the web development course,If u don't know anything about html,css.It's hard to start here.And mentor not helpful at all.When I get stuck never help me ,wait for a reply forever.Not worth it

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    I signed up for CareerFoundry's "Web Development" course with the belief that at the end of the course, I would be ready to apply for junior-level jobs in my area, as per their online promise.  I was suckered in by their cutesy-poo story of some developer who was unemployed and after three months was working as a freelance developer.  That may be well and dandy, but it would be nice to see a roadmap as to how to go down that path.  But this is my review of CareerFoundry.

    PROS

    CareerFoundry is affordable.  It is cheaper than other bootcamps where you pay 10% of your mortgage, but you pay for what you get.

    My mentor was nice and knowledgable, but per CF you are only entitled to one Skype call per week.  So Google and StackOverflow become your friends.

    The community on Slack is (somewhat) engaging.  There's a lot of "Hi, I'm from [insert country here]" where you can meet other people.

    CONS

    CF is more geared toward UX/UI development and freelance web development.  So if you're looking for support in web development for a company, you won't find it here.

    There are NO CAREER RESOURCES.  No help for technical interviews, job preparation (they don't do placement), resume writing, nothing.  Sidenote: how do you call yourself CAREERFoundry and provide no career support?  They claim to have an "extensive job network", but that's for European jobs in UX/UI.

    The majority of their lessons leave a lot to be desired.  They say that no programming experience is required, but if you've never even looked at HTML before, you'll be blown away by the early assignments.

    Good luck asking for help on the forums.  I've come across problems with assignments and tried to post questions and received no help.

    Your portfolio consists of "two" projects: the personal website and a Ruby on Rails app.  Nothing to really impress a potential employer.

    If you're a PC user, you will struggle with the RoR portion and they provide no support.

    Bottom line is, you can go through Treehouse and get the same skills at a fraction of what you pay for CF.  I cannot recommend this program to anyone.

  • Greate course
    - 11/27/2015
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    I've finished course "Full-stack web developer" recently. I was great experience for me and I got a lot of information. The course is well-design and you develop real project. As a result you can see your work in real life. Nevertheless, this course assumes that you should learn detailed information by yourself. I mean, that the course gives you only base knowledge and you should be prepared work alone in some cases. My mentor was qualified and helped me a lot.

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    If you are beginner in the field please avoid this UX designer course or you are in for a bad time. No previous experience necessary? That's not true at all!

    The first section asks you to write a proposal to a company including an analysis, timeframe and pricing. Sounds great? Well, don't expect to get any help or material relating to how to write a real project proposal. In fact, the majority of the material was completely irrelevant to the task and the little help you get are some outdated links to web applications and blog posts. The submitted answers by fellow colleagues are clearly made by professionals with previous experience in the field.

    Finally, the platform is buggy. My mentor didn't receive some messages or the submit button wouldn't work. I have also noted some sudden changes in how you are supposed to submit a project without prior notice. For instance, all of a sudden i'm supposed to use Adobe's Behance to submit my paper without explanations on what it is or why. My colleagues, however, were able to send their papers as PDF files not long ago.

    I tried to like this course and i believe that I gave my very best. But I seem to get more from a good book at a tiny fraction of the cost. The mentor is nice but Skype calls only once a week are not enough since the course material itself just leaves you hanging. Overall, I regret my decision to pay such a large sum of money and i cannot recommend this Careerfoundry course to anyone.

  • Learned a lot.
    - 11/5/2015
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    I am finishing up the course and wanted to share my experience with the program. I initially decided to go with CareerFoundry because of the cost - for the money, there isn't a comparable online bootcamp that offers one on one mentorship and teaches full stack web development. I also didn't know if I wanted to (or even had the ability to) code and potentially pursue a career in it, so this was a perfect entry point.

    In the beginning, I didn't know anything about writing code or anything about programming languages. The course is well-designed for people starting from zero experience - the lessons are structured into manageable tasks that explain terminology, the how/why of things, and detailed instructions in actually writing the code. By the end of the course, I went from not knowing anything about coding to being able to make my own personal website and also how to make an e-commerce (fancy way of saying a website that sells something) site with Ruby on Rails - one of the more popular programming options right now.

    My mentor reviewed my work on every exercise and let me know if I could improve anything and what to focus on. If I had questions, he responded within a day or two. There's also a forum/group that every student is signed into and I've seen that the people on there are pretty responsive and try to help each other.

    I can't comment on job assistance as I haven't talked to my mentor yet, but this course gave me a good idea of what I can do next. I think that's the important takeaway - ultimately, I got out of the experience what I put into it. The program's a lot of time and effort, so it isn't a walk in the park, "barely scratching the surface" course, but if you use all the resources that you're given, it's definitely a good starting point in learning how to code.

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    CareerFoundry's UX program is challenging and really pushes students to learn the ins and outs of UX while creating great work. Each lesson has vital and helpful information, but my favorite part of the program is being paired with a mentor. Unlike other online programs I've gone through, the mentor/mentee aspect of this one really helps to make sure you understand the concept/fundamentals before moving onto the next section.

    If you're looking to break into the field of UX, I would highly recommend this program!

  • A lot of work!
    - 10/19/2015
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    This course is a lot of work! Be prepared for 6 months of doing nothing but going to work FT and working on this class in every other spare moment. This course takes you through every step of what it is like to be a freelance UX designer - your mentor acts like your client for some assigments. Most of the reading assigments were helpful, some of the links/processes need to be updated. On average you are supposed to spend 10-15 hours per week on 5 assigments (or one module). Most of the time I spent 2-3x that amount. There is a lot of homework! Most of the time the assignments were very vague and I had to ask my mentor what I was supposed to do. In the beginning my mentor was helpful in keeping me motivated when I really just wanted to give up. In the end when I was scrampbing to finish up assignments, I wouldn't hear from my mentor for days. So if I had a question, I would be loosing precoius time waiting for a response (it didn't help that for whatever reason CF gave me a mentor that lived in a time zone 9 hours ahead of me). Overall, it is a good course and I learned a lot! Just be prepared to spend ALOT of time on the assigments. I'm not sure how you would come away with a feel-good project at the end by only spending 2 hours on each assigment as CF outlines in the course overview. 

  • Falk • Student • Student
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    The course was really fun . The lessons are clear and well- structured . Even with some basic knowledge you can still learn a lot . The heart of CareerFoundry are clearly the mentors . They are always eager to help you, either by email or via videochat . It's nice to get such a personal touch in the solitary of e-learning . Thanks a lot for this!

    After the course i feel like i definitely could build a normal website, e-commerce store or even a small blog/social platform. Of course you have to invest time. A lot of time, but it's definitely woth it. :) 

  • Luis Guerra • Composer & UX Designer • Graduate
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    I found UX through my current career as a full time composer in Los Angeles. There aren't many people bridging the two worlds so I began meeting with a UX designer locally and got really inspired by my meetings with him. I also attended UX boot camps and began reading books.

    After spending  a month searching for an online UX design course, I finally found an article written by CF's founder on a UX blog which totally blew me away. The way he decoded and demystified the process of applying UX seemed to be within reach for someone with very little experience. At that point, I was preparing to pay a lot of money for an immersive UX course but ended up going with CF and saved a lot of money in the process AND ended up meeting my incredible mentor. 

    I can't say enough how pleased I've been with my class and especially my mentor - she's been fantastic! However CF found her, and I got paired with her is a miracle or luck or both. But one thing for certain, I have a new approach to using UX in all of daily tasks. Not to mention, I will hopefully nail down a job soon as a UX designer to gain more experience in this fascinating field. 

    There were a few moments I questioned the curriculum and specifically some of the organization of the curriculum. I have no doubts the CF team is staying on top of the latest trends, and updating the course as needed.  I am so thankful that CF exists and is literally going to change people's lives.

    I hope one day, I can meet the CF team in Berlin :)

  • Irina Spicaka • UX & Web Designer, Media Artist • Graduate
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    There are three ways how to learn a new tool / skill - dig and learn it by yourself, study at a school / university, find an intense course that focuses on explaining one theme that interests you the most. 

    A year ago I realised that I am a great graphic designer and media artist but to make good money with it I need to jump to a next level. Taking into account my skills in design, digital media, research and writing I decided to learn UX Design. 

    I did a lot of research online and found CareerFoundry. First, I went to UX meet-up in Berlin and saw how professional CareerFoundry team is. After that I applied for UX Design course and since then almost every day within next 7 months was filled with new and useful information about how to develop digital projects. I learned how to form and develop my own business idea, about user-centred thinking, information architecture, interaction design, wireframing, prototyping, user testing and more.

    I had to put a lot of effort in it and in the end I felt self-confident. I went to a first job interview after the course and got that job. The only thing I can say from my experience - it works! 

    If you still have doubts, just give it a try!

  • Claire • UX Designer • Graduate
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    I chose Career Foundry to make the change from working as a healthcare professional to become a User Experience Designer.  Taking the UX design course has enabled me to build a great foundational set of skills and knowledge with which to start my new career.  I had no prior knowledge of UX design before starting the course, and although it was challenging at times, I was able to successfully complete the course.  My mentor was brilliant, really supportive and always gave me very helpful feedback to ensure that I did my best work. The team at Career Foundry are always very helpful, friendly and supportive, and take the time to interact with and listen to their students.  Highly recommended.

  • Alessandro • Graduate
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    When I decided to become a Web Developer I tried many online tutorials and books without success.

    The problem was that I was jumping from one tutorial to another without following a path or a defined objective.

    Not only CareerFoundry gave me a defined path that starts from the basics up to advanced programming, but I was also assisted by a mentor which is the CareerFoundry most precious feature.

    The mentor was always present to explain complicated concepts and helped me every time I got stuck at some point. Having a mentor was also a big motivation for not being lazy because every week I had to report my progress to someone and have precious feedbacks about it.

    Now I feel confident enough to keep improving my skills and looking for my first employment as Web Developer, I strongly recommend CareerFoundry to anyone who wants to learn web development but doesn't know where to start or how to do that. 

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    I'm still doing my WebDev course but everyone at Career Foundry has been really helpful. The course is helping me build up the basic Web Development skills. I will be continuing with the UX course as well!!

  • Annabel • Product Manager • Student
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    I started Career Foundry having done some free online tutorials in HTML, CSS & Ruby and having struggled though the Michael Hartl Ruby on Rails Tutorial not really understanding how things were put together. The structure of Career Foundry really motivated me to get through the course because after each lesson you have something to show for your work. The tutorials are clear, structured and as you progress through the course it prepares you for life after the tutorials. In addition you have a great knowledge of so many elements of web development by the end you really understand how everything is put together.

    I finished having built a personal portfolio site, e-commerce site that integrates with Stripe to process payments, learning about the bootstrap framework, github, triggering e-mails, creating a review system, form validations, user login, automated tests, the list goes on! and the most exciting part is that the foundation gives you the confidence to then go out and find a solution to a problem youself/for a new feature, so that if you've never done it before you know you'll be able to find a way.

    The mentoring part was a key element to speeding up learning and motivation. Without a mentor you might get stuck for hours looking on Stack Overflow for an answer, but your mentor can help breakdown a problem you face so that you fully understand how to overcome it much faster so that you can move on.

    I work as a Product Manager and Career Foundry has given me a great understanding of the day-to-day work of our Development team. In addition I am also tinkering away on my own projects, and am confident that my skills will help me test any business idea I have in the future much faster for for without the cost of needing to hire a developer at the very early stages! I am now able to build more complex features myself due to the great foundation from Career Foundry.

    Thank you!

  • Zoe Luderitz • Marketing Manager
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    I'm someone who has more of a marketing background with some development experience, but not much. I'm currently taking the UX course and really enjoying it. The mentor experience is much better than I imagined. My mentor is great and super engaged. She gives me great feedback to start thinking like a UX professional.

    It's definitely a big committment and I'm struggling to keep up with the pace just a little bit with my full-time job, but it will pay off in the end. I'm hopeful that the course will help in my efforts to shift my career.

    Overall I'm glad I signed up for the course and I'm excited to continue learning about UX.

  • Ahmad Abbas Zainol
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    For those who want to change their career or maybe just want to learn new skill, Careerfoundry is the right place for you to start. Easy to follow and very newbie-friendly. The thing I love the most about Careerfoundry is - their mentor - very helpfull and friendly too. They will try to make you understand anything that confusing you. Plus, their also have slack community - very helpfull to build strong networking for your future venture!

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    When I first encountered with the course I was excited about their Mentor-driven and Project-driven approach to teaching. It felt like what I needed to be able to do an online course. Also the price was unbeatable, and still is I think. I do have some quite minor problems with the course, but at the bottum line, only with the CareerFoundry I was able to learn programming. 

    The biggest thing I was excited about was the mentoring part. It actually what made the difference for me. It was somebody that I could always ask questions, help me when I don't understand the material and the fact that I needed to "satisfy" someone was what kept me always motivated.

    Having said that, I was kind of dissapointed with my particular mentor. I thought he will push me outside of my box and the curriculum boundries, but it never happend. He never challanged me by his own. Another thing is that when ever I encountered with a big problem, instead of pushing me in the right direction, he just gave me the answer. At the moment, it was a great relief to see what was the right and professional way to do something, but as soon as I tried to do it by myself I realized I don't really remember/understood how he actually done that (it mostly happend in the weekly skype call, that's why I always prefred to communicate by messaging, which are always availabe as future references, but my mentor prefered to answer the big problems in the skype call). The thing is, my mentor has a vast knowledge and he is a really good teacher, just our communication wasn't perfect.

    The corriculum is really okay. The frontend part, is written in a fun and descreptive way which makes the learning really enjoyable. The backend part is no fun at all, mostly because it's way more technical and way more difficult. Naturally there's a lot of room for improvement in the lectures, but they are by no means in a bad shape.

    The CareerFoundry team is also really great. I had the chance to meet them in person more than once and they're really nice and helpful. They gave me great and valuable career advices which helped me a lot. 

    A new thing that was started at the middle of my course, so I didn't have the chance to take advantage of, was the Slack community. A place where you can talk with fellow students, the CF team and the mentors. There a student is able to ask all kind of questions. Actually I'm still using the Slack community even though I am long after graduating. 

    Overall, although it's not a perfect course and there's a lot of room for improvement, I really recommend this course to people who are looking for an affordable web dev course (online or not). I was actually able to take my first steps as a web developer in the industry after finishing the course, a thing that says a lot.

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    My experience at CareerFoundry has been very great! Before the course I tried to teach myself web development. But I had a really hard time keeping myself motivated. So I looked into various options to learn coding properly. Compared to all the other online bootcamps out there CareerFoundry had the best price and still a very comprehensive curriculum. The course material covered the most important topics. My mentor helped me a lot when I wanted to learn more than what the actual course contained. 

    Throughout the course the CareerFoundry team has been really helpful and always there if I had any questions. Even after the course they were very supportive, helped me with my CV and forwarded job offers.

    I would recommend CareerFoundry to everyone who wants to get into web development, learn everything important to get started and have the skills and the support to find a job. 

     

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    I enjoyed my experience going thru the CF web development course. Before attending CF, I wasn’t too sure what kind of area of development I would like to specialize in. There are so many specialities, frameworks and languages out there-it can be confusing and overwhelming at first... I’m very happy I chose CF because they teach, in my opinion, a broad spectrum of the popular frameworks out there such as Bootstrap and Ruby on Rails - it really helped me understand the bigger picture of web dev. Now if only they cover mobile dev! :)

    I found I really enjoy the front end aspect of development, and thank CF for discovering that. Since it is self-paced they are really flexible with what you create as a project and the time frame it takes you. It’s also a pretty economical price, considering some other more intense options like Bloc and full-time online immersive type programs. However, CF is a good fit if you have yet to figure out what area of focus you want to delve into your tech career and you’re pressed on time due to a full time job, like myself. Their staff is extremely helpful and open to feedback as well (Blake was my student advisor). Overall, very positive experience throughout and I recommend their online course.

  • Mario Mitchell • Web Manager • Student
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    Career Foundry's program is very comprehesive and thorough. I really enjoyed the way the lessons were setup and it was also challenging.

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    I am a first-timer to Career Foundry and was looking to a career change. I just finished my first course and so far I am enjoying and the team is really helpful. The tutors and mentors are quick and prompt to reply and guiding. The course is much structured and really prepares you well.

    But, since I am from the healthcare industry I am driven by personal connection and online learning is naive to me. So, reading everything online is a little difficult for me. I was hoping to have more online videos and tutors connection so that I know what I am reading, I am understanding right and getting it right. However, assignments provide that but one lecture once a week or quick online direct lessons with video chatting could be one option.

    Thanks for listening to us!

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    I'm about half way done with the entire course and I'm already extremely impressed with the quality of the mentors and course material! You get to build complex project that will make you job ready. Even though I'm not done yet, I'm already starting the Job Prep course. The amount of career support alone is worth the money!
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    Nothing but stellar.

    A whole team of mentors, a big online community, and so many resources along the way.

    Structured lessons, very constructive feedback, and applicable projects that will make me viable on the job market.

     

  • Anonymous • Student
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    From day one CareerFoundry and its team has helped me learn so much.i was not sure how the course would be but its well structured and guides you step by step making the whole journey easy.i am looking forward to learn more and for the new opportunities.

Thanks!