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CareerFoundry

Berlin, Online

CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry is an online bootcamp that offers flexibly paced programs for career changers in web development, UX design, UI design, and data analytics. 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 and tutors through their dual mentorship model, training students to become job-ready in four to 12 month or their money back.

All programs cover the in-demand job skills required as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 7-month Web Development Program explores HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API building, server-side development, test-driven development, progressive web apps, native app development, and more and covers how and when to use industry-standard tools including Atom, GitHub, Node, React, Angular, Vue, and Bootstrap and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the entire UX design process including ​user​ ​research​ ​and​ ​testing,​ ​rapid​ ​prototyping,​ ​iterative design,​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​responsive​ ​design,​ ​and visual​ ​design​, and covers the tools ​​Balsamiq,​ ​Sketch, Figma, ​InVision and more. The 6-month UI Design Program explores responsive design, visual design principles, designing for different platforms, wireframing, mockups, prototyping, testing, and UX design. It covers the tools Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Balsamiq, Figma and more. The 9-month Data Analytics Program explores statistical analysis and testing, data visualisation, data querying, predictive analysis and covers the programming language Python and tools Excel, TableauTableu, PostgreSQL and more.
 

All students will graduate with projects they can show to potential employers to ensure they land their first job. Web development students will create a simple portfolio website and a variety of apps, including a native app as well as a NoSQL database-driven React app complete with its own API. UX Design students work on three complete apps for their portfolio, choosing from various project options. UI Design students build a marketable portfolio that includes the UI for eight projects. Data analytics students work on six projects, covering designing and producing visualizations, dashboards, reports, presentations, and more.

Students have access to a dedicated Career Specialist who provides tailored coaching for job hunting and interviewing. Graduates of the program who do not land a job within six months of graduating are eligible for a full refund.

No previous experience is required 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 by connecting with an advisor who can talk through their options. Students will need to pay a deposit to secure their place, then complete the required pre-work before the program commences.

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  • Data Analytics Program

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week32 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you'll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a data analyst—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into three parts: Intro to Data Analytics, Data Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in data analytics with a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified data analyst.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Full tuition available through our partner Skills Fund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Frontend Development for Designers Course

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    This course covers the most important frontend development skills in a no-nonsense, streamlined approach and ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​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. We’ll pair you with a web development professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX or UI Design Programs.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have basic UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Data Analytics Course

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to gain a solid understanding of key data analysis skills, processes, and principles. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether data analysis is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build an end-to-end analysis for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level, and how to use and analyze data to make better decisions. *The Intro to Data Course constitutes the first module of the full Data Analytics Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Frontend Development Course

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    HTML, CSS
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental frontend development languages (HTML and CSS); and apply core web development skills. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether web development is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build a portfolio site coded from scratch using HTML and CSS, (uploaded to GitHub) for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *The Intro to Frontend Development Course constitutes the first module of the full Full Stack Web Development Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to Frontend Development course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to UI Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn how to build a design from the ground up, exploring the basics of design tools as you progress through the course. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether UI design is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you recreate screens for an app for your course project to ensure that you’ve mastered an industry-standard design tool and have experience designing an app from the ground up. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *The Intro to UI Design Course constitutes the first module of the full UI Design Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to UI Design course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to UX Design Course

    Apply
    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn about every phase of the UX design process, gain an understanding of the industry as a whole, and discover how UXers think. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether UX design is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UX design professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build an app for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level, and how to use UX design to make better decisions. *The Intro to UX Design Course constitutes the first module of the full UX Design Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to UX Design course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI Design Program

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    HTML, JavaScript, Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a UI designer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UI professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into four parts: Intro to UI Design, UI Immersion, your choice of one specialization (Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design), and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in UI Design with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified UI designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via Skills Fund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    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 Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Built in collaboration with design leader, InVision, this fast-track course ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch to include in your design portfolio.​ By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ you’ll have mastered​ ​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! We’ll pair you with a UI professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX Design Program.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must basic have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design Program

    Apply
    HTML, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a UX designer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UX professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into four parts: Intro to UX Design, UX Immersion, your choice of one specialization (User Interface Design for UX Designers, Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design), and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in UX with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio of real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified UX designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Voice User Interface Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Built in collaboration with the pioneer in voice design, Amazon Alexa, our comprehensive course in Voice User Interface Design 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.​ We’ll pair you with a VUI professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX or UI Design Programs.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have basic UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Program

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, Agile, SQL, MVC, REST
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a web developer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two web development professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into three four parts: Intro to Frontend Development, Full-Stack Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in web development with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified web developer.
    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 / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Marvin Valarezo • UX Researcher • Student
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    Tutor and mentors are very good at breaking down your assignments and showcasing weaknesses and strengths. Sessions provide great constructive criticism with clear ways of improving. Only caveat of the course is that you do have a time limit to complete assignments and if you go over you will need to request an extension and pay more. But the site breaks down completion date very well so that you can plan the pace you need to finish the course. 

  • UI Design Course
    - 4/5/2019
    James Martin • Student
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    I signed up to the UI design course after working in SEO and wanting a career change. I must say the course has been fantastic so far. It is excellently laid out and it's intuative work flow is very engaging and comprehensive. With no UI or UX experience in the past, I feel like I have learned so much. They really do take you from the ground up. It is well paced, interesting and I am able to stay creative throughout. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone looking to venture into this field or looking for a career change. 

  • Anna • Student
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    I am very happy with CareerFoundry! 

    The course has great quality, the reading materials are all up-to-date, there are also a lot of examples of best practices given and links to the other helpful articles and so on.

    But the most value for me as a student comes from the practical tasks and tutor's feedback! You can always find free materials to learn from online, but only on the course like this you can build your own portfolio with guided feedback, which is incredibly valuable. Tutors and mentors are always available whenever there are questions, and help to look at your career path as a "big picture", so you know where you are and where you are going. 

    All in all, I cannot recommend this course more! I already use a lot of the learned techniques in my daily tasks, and now I can't help but look through UX-eyes on my everyday surroundings.. it changes perspective, and you start noticing the details :)

  • Thanks
    - 4/5/2019
    Eric • Student
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     A few months ago I was in a small personal crisis after finishing my Bachelor, and feeling that I wasn't prepared for the real world. I found CF by chance on a Google search, and with 80% of the course finished I can affirm that it was a great decision. The learning methodology is very nice, and you really learn deeply everything a professional does in his day to day work. In my case I have done the UI course ( working 30h week), and although now I am more interested in UX, for me the course has been a perfect starting point in my career. I haven't  started yet the search for a new Ui-UX job, but with everything I have learned in recent months, I am confident in myself and surely everything will be all right with the job preparation course. 

  • UI/UX Designer
    - 3/14/2019
    Gabriel Sheridan • UI/UX Designer • Student
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    After being a Graphic Designer for several years I decided I needed a change and a fresh direction. With the world migrating to a digital experience, I knew that to be a successful designer in the future I needed new skills. I researched for several months but always came back to CareerFoundry. I requested a call to help answer some of my concerns. After that first call with Matt, a UI Designer in Seatle, I was sold. It was challenging for sure and they don't just give out certificates. You earn it. The one on one calls with the mentor and the feedback you receive from your tutor is amazing. The biggest plus is the support. They have folks that will help you with the tuition questions, actual UI of the course itself, Career Preparation support and pretty much every touch point of the experience. Can not say enough about the job prep course and the job prep counselor. The conversations I had with the mentor, tutor and job prep contact was terrific. I switched from a graphic designer to a UI/UX Designer and couldn't be happier!! Best decision of my career!!!

  • Josh Fraser • Software Enginner • Student
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    I enrolled in the iOS development course last year. Halfway through the course they announced it was the last iOS course they would offer becuase of lack of demand. After this, the mentors and tutors became super unresponsive and busy, such that I basically never heard from them the last few months of the course. I'm very disappointed because I wanted to finish it out well, and in the final month I had submitted my work for their review and needed help finishing. They never got back to me before the course ended and I never graduated. I'm frustrated I spent this much money only to have them slowly pull the plug while I was enrolled. 

    Very disappointed...

  • Rodrigo Schneider • Graduate
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    I made the Web Development Course from CF. It’s great and although I have already experience with development it helped me to learn more. For those who don’t have experience, the course is perfect. It’s builded to help all levels of people.

  • UX Design Course
    - 10/15/2018
    Sagan • UX Designer
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    After extensive research for online and in-person "bootcamp" / Masters courses for UX Design, I decided to go with the online course at CareerFoundry based on reviews and the overall cost. I chose the $6,000 USD Certified UX Designer three-part program which pairs each student with tutor and a mentor with whom you have unlimited Skype calls. Each reading / lesson finishes with an assignment that you must submit for your tutor to review. Your tutor with give constructive feedback in order to make sure you get the most out of each project. At the end of each unit - there are between 7-12 lessons per unit - your mentor will review your portfolio and offer feedback as well. There are currently a total of seven units in the course.

    Your mentor is there for you to reach out to as often as you need in order to ask questions about the course, about design, or about the industry -- your calls are dedicated to what you need in regards to UX Design. 

    At the end of the entire course each student will have a completed project to add to your online portfolio! The course also offers an extra specialization course for you to take in order to deepen your knowledge within the field. Currently they are offering specializations in: UI Design, Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design. 

    - 7 units for the Certified UX Designer Course
    - 7-12 assignments per unit 
    - total of 244 hours of course work for the Certified UX Designer Course
    - plus an additional total of 78 hours on the UI Design Course (other specialization courses have similar completion hours as well) 
    - a total of 51 hours in their Job Preparation Course that helps you prepare for the search including tips on networking, mindset for career change, resume tips, and interviewing. 

    I recommend this course to anybody looking to make a career change or simply learn more about user experience design. I was able to work full time, complete the course within five months and then focus on networking and the job search! The mentors and tutors all work in the field and offer valuable feedback. CareerFoundry also builds a community of their students - past and present - on Slack that allows for great networking throughout and after the course.

    Through hard work on my end with networking and the job search, I was able to get a job offer as a mid-level UX Designer within 3 months of finishing up the course and putting together my online portfolio. I didn't find much value in the job prep course as I already felt like I was doing all the right things to get my foot in the door within the industry. However, if people don't know where to begin - I think the job prep will be a good place to help those find work after the course! But its not all up to your tutor, mentor, and job prep contact -- you must put in the effort to network and build connections within the industry as hard as it is, it will be worth it in the end. Sometimes that means taking up freelance or contract work to build your portfolio before getting that full-time job offer you're after! 

  • Paola • UI/UX Designer
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    I took the online UI design course. I loved it! The content is good, the mentors are great and the course lasts for 6 months, but besides that, it's pretty much self-paced which worked perfectly with my busy schedule. The job prep course was super helpful! They gave me actionable steps and excellent feedback to start my job search. When I had questions or needed to prep, my mentor was there for me. So, in the end, I walked out feeling confident with a beautiful portfolio and ready to interview. In 2 months I had a ton of interviews, received 3 job offers and landed my dream job. Thank you CareerFoundry!

  • UI Design Course
    - 7/24/2018
    Anonymous • Interaction Designer • Student
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    I must say I am not the common student taking this course. I've had prior experience doing some UI work and wanted to take this course to solidify what I've learned on my own. I briefly read over the material before joining and it did not disappoint. I had a tutor and a mentor, that I could ask as many questions as I needed too. Also, everyone gets to join the Slack community. So, everyone is on the same boat as you - asking for help or advicem, tips and tricks.

    I did notice the course does get updated if the staff realizes the coursework is outdated or needs a bit of modifying. There consistent emails from student advisors to encourage you and be there for you if you need additional help. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate.

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    - 7/10/2018
    Carlos Viciana • UX Designer • Graduate
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    I divide my experience with CF in 2 parts.

     

    1) The UX course.

    I appreciate to have an organised step by step theoretic explanation of the UX design process. I can say I learnt UX design during the course. I would advise everyone who want to take the course to be sure to have enough time for it. I did the course while working and it turned into a frustrating experience at times because I was doing something I love but I didn't have enough time to do it properly and produce the quality work I wanted.

    My tutor and mentor were both very helpful. I had to request more in depth reviews of my work but after it went pretty smooth.

    The course was never mentioned by the companies I applied to, so I don't really know if it helped me find a job.

    I haven't come back to the theory yet, not sure if I'll do in the future.

     

    2) The find a job course

    Surprising enough, I had better memories of this optional course. You have to go through exercises that help you get to know yourself better, something very helpful when applying for jobs and life in general. I had assigned a career adviser, Mike, he is very supporting and has lot of experience in the field. If you keep a proactive attitude and set training interviews with him, you will feel ready for the interviews. It was actually what happened to me. When I landed in the interview, I knew the answer (a good one, following Mike's advice) to almost every question they could ask me.

     

  • Bill • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I joined CareerFoundry not because I wanted to get a job as a web developer (I’ve been a web developer for three years), but because I like learning. Over my career, this is the fourth “coding boot camp” I’ve attended and completed, and I can say that it’s by far the most well-written and well-thought-out of all. CareerFoundry’s writing is very easy to read and understand. The curriculum is also well-thought-out as it covers the full stack from front to back. It even touches on some extras toward the end that will show potential employers that you’ve gone above and beyond the fundamentals.

    All in all, I’d say this is a great course for beginners, but, like all coding boot camps, you’ll need at least some basic computer skills. If you’re brand new to coding and you’re not a fast learner, you may need to do some extra research on your own time in order to catch up with the lesson. If you have the time, I’d recommend going through a free front end course or two (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) before signing up here as you’ll be able to hit the ground running and you’ll be able to absorb more material overall as you progress.

    Fantastic course!

Thanks!