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CareerFoundry

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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
    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 Euros and Pounds.
    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

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    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 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 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 Euros and Pounds.
    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

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    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, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL
    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

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 Program (Online)
    • Web Development Program (Online)
    • UI Design Program (Online)
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    Jenk C • UI/UX designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    DISCOUNT LINK for this course, and ALL courses at CareerFoundry

    This course is an absolute must if you want to survive as a UI, UX, or UI/UX designer, and if like me, you struggle to sit and teach yourself HTML, CSS and Javascript. The real value with this course is the access to the online tutor. All of the information that I learned and the information that ACTUALLY stayed in my head, was all from being able to ask someone a question, and get a direct answer back. I didn't know that this is how I absorb information the best way possible, but it is.

    I landed a UI/UX designer role not long after completing CareerFoundry's UI designer course DISCOUNT CODE FOR THE COURSE and I truly thought my skills in design would save me from any embarressment - trust me - knowing how NOT to design things that cannot be built by an engineer has been far more valuable. 

    You will earn the price of this course back in no time, not just in terms of salary, but in terms of reducing STRESS when you're in the job. And, if anyone reading this is going into any form of tech design (web, UI/UX, product, interaction, multimedia), make your life easier and get engineers on your side by showing you've taken the time to understand how what they have to do to build a site page or component, works. Believe me, you feel a lot more confident in your abilities and life will be good again!

    Another HUGE thing about this course is - you build your own online portfolio as a part of the course. I have interviewed at several tech companies who have asked me in the interview to walk them through my portfolio (my projects), and they LOVE it when I tell them I coded my own site. In every UI/UX job advert, you'll see in the requirements "an understanding of HTML/CSS" so completing this course allow you (and them) to confidently check that skillset off their list of desirable skills before offering you the job.

    Finally, the job guarantee that CF offers....worth its weight in gold. The careers advisor (Sami) helped me write cover letters, plan my CV/portfolio, and taught me how to research salaries. We covered interview techniques, and hunting in the job market, which is backed up by their job guarantee! Paying for a private career advisor alone is more than the cost of this entire course. And same goes for hiring a tutor! 

    Again, here is the DISCOUNT CODE to get a chunk off this course and any other at CareerFoundry. You should 100% be factoring this in to any other UI/UX related courses you are studying. 

    Good luck!!!

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    I am only a month into the course, but already I feel like I'm learning a lot of information! Everything is learned through practical application which really helps to digest the information. I did a lot of research into which program I should choose and I'm really glad I chose CareerFoundry! I'm really looking forward to digging deepr into UX!

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    I am currently a second year student in university. I took Career Foundry's UX Immersion course right after I finished high school because I believe UX was something I would truly enjoy. CF's UX Immersion course is thorough, and detailed without being repetitive. They really helped me get started on my portfolio. The assistance was also superb from them. Timely, always encouraging and helped me through the process. Definitely recommend!

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    DISCOUNT LINK: - Use this code to save on course fees with CareerFoundry.

    I'm so glad I made the decision to study the UI design course. I was a freelance graphic designer with no real focus on where my creative career was heading. In terms of the course - the material is solid, but the real winner here is the access to a tutor, mentor and career advisor. My tutor was by far the best resource for me in terms of absorbing the information. I learn better from asking direct questions and having someone walk me through the answers. Also, having someone give real-world examples of how they work as a UI designer really helps to understand how you apply what you're being taught on the course to an actual job or task. 

    Subject areas of study:

    • Brief-writing
    • Moodboarding
    • Wireframing
    • Brand-asset design
    • Style guide creation and management
    • UI design
    • UX design
    • File-archiving and management
    • Design presentation and delivery
    • Prototyping
    • User-testing
    • Research
    • Data-analysis
    • Case study creating
    • Design practices and principles

    I landed a UI design contract within 3 months of completing the course, which led onto a full-time role because the careers advisor (Sami) helped me write cover letters, plan my CV/portfolio, and taught me how to research salaries. We covered interview techniques, and hunting in the job market, which is backed up by their job guarantee. This is where the investment in this course comes really matters. Paying for a private career advisor alone is more than the cost of this entire course. And same goes for hiring a tutor! 

    I can't stress enough; if you're on the fence about signing up to a course to advance your career, stop hesitating and enrol. It will change you life! Again, use this link for a discount: https://careerfoundry.com?referral=V0R5bOrd

    Good luck!

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    One day I told myself enough is enough and I'll start doing what I love for a living. It took me guts but I finally left my comfort zone, I had a well-paid job but I didn't feel personally accomplished.  

    After thoroughly informing me about Careerfoundry, I enrolled in the UX course. I haven't studied for the last 10 years and I have absolutely no knowledge about UX whatsoever. I was skeptical and scared that I did the biggest mistake of my life. 

    As of now, I'm about to finish my UX course and I've learned tremendously. I can do stuff, I had no idea about still a few months ago. CF gave me the fundamental knowledge to start a career in the UX field and I'm so grateful for that!

    The course is extremely well structured, perfectly adapted for people starting from scratch. Every task provides examples of what they expect from you and the whole course is based on projects, so you apply what you've learned right away after each task. Additionally, you get support from the student community, your mentor and your tutor, so it makes learning online easier since you're not alone. 

    Besides that, you get an amazing job preparation so that once you finish the course you know what to expect and how to behave and speak during interviews to land your first UX job.  

    In a nutshell, every single minute spent on this course was definitely worth it and I can only recommend it! 

    Btw: It was such a rewarding experience that I've decided to enroll in the UI course as well ;)  

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    - 6/14/2019
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    A few months ago, I was a reader as well as many of you right now searching through the best course for you. The price, other reviews, and job guarantee were my signup triggers, and I am very satisfied so far. The content is rich and structured. Student advisors are always in touch with you, the mentor and tutor are great ( means they are supportive, you will get quick feedback etc.) I started a few days ago with Job preparation, but I am sure things there are going great as well. I can recommend the CareerFoundry as you will work on real projects, and you will have a ready portfolio for job searching.

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    I am halfway through the UX Design course now. I have to say, I learned a lot already. I really feel that I am ready to go out there and use my knowledge. 

    I am doing this course full time. And it really is like a full-time job. I feel like I am not only getting prepared to be a UX Designer but also to become a freelancer. 

    The course is well structured. It starts with a fast-paced UX introduction with a quick run through all steps of Design thinking and some important methods with a practical project. Followed by a big project with 6 modules, where you dive deeper into the whole process and different methodologies. 

    I really like the CF community. In Slack, you have the possibility to help each other which sometimes is really helpful and motivating if you get stuck.

    For people living in Berlin, you even get the possibility to meet fellow students. CF invites for productivity workshops or speed networking events or offers the possibility to go to job fairs. 

    I am really happy about the regular Skype calls with my mentor. He is really knowledgable and motivating and has helped me in difficult times, and gives great advice. 

    I can absolutely recommend this course. 

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    I am loving the course so far! It offers great both theoretical and practical knowledge, you can see your own progress and feel more competent with every new achievement. Tutor and mentor feedback is also very helpful and straightforward. Looking forward to finishing the course. I would highly recommend it!
  • Only praises
    - 6/13/2019
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    I'm halfway through my course, and I must say that it has been really great so far. The material and tasks are very informative and well structured. And as it has a lot of small tasks (with an estimated time for completion) it's very fun and motivating to constantly complete new tasks, plus my tutor and mentor have given me great and thoughtful feedback!
    I couldn't be happier at the moment.

    Conserning my lack of rating the Job Assistance, is because I haven't started on that yet.

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    After thoroughly researching the various different courses available, I decided on this one as it was advertised as a course which would enable its students to build an e-commerce site from scratch. I work for my family business who were in need of a new website and this course appeared to offer me the means of building one.   

    The first third of the course concentrated on front end development; HTML, CSS and a little jQuery and Bootstrap were used to build a portfolio website. The remaining two thirds was the main project: an e-commerce website built using ruby on rails. 

    This course is advertised as not needing any previous coding experience but I'm afraid this just isn't the case. Thankfully I had already completed several courses on Udemy, Code Academy and Free Code Camp before starting this course because I otherwise would have been completely and utterly lost. 

    The instructions were often vague and I spent hours and hours scouring Stack Overflow and Google trying to find where I'd gone wrong only to find out a key step had been entirely omitted from the instructions, or was explained in the next lecture.

    The course promised a fully deployable e-commerce site but unfortunately all it did was scratch the surface of how to build a simple site; nowhere near a fully useable one. There was no admin interface built (although that was an optional extra project with no instructions), no shopping basket/add to order etc. 

    Now for the pros. My tutors and mentor were all lovely and very helpful, although I was assigned to two or three different tutors/mentors initially. I had two tutors leave during my time on the course but was offered extra time to make up for this. The tutors on Slack were also very helpful even though I was not assigned to them. The Slack community were also very helpful where they could (especially when it came to errors in the instructions). 

    I fell pregnant whilst doing the course, and CareerFoundry were very supportive. Not only did they give me an extra month to finish the course out (beyond the two month built in flexible time), but they also allowed me to put the job prep course and job guarantee on hold whilst I had my maternity leave. 

    On the whole, I definitely did learn a lot on this course; primarily the reality of being a developer - spending most of your time searching for code solutions and debugging your code! However I felt that for the cost of the course (£3k at the time I did it) the content was very poorly thought out and put together and often backwards in order causing hours of needless headache. After I completed this course I took a ruby on rails course on Udemy for £11.99 which was far cleaner, concise and much easier to understand. 

    From what I've read the job prep course and the support you receive after when looking for a job is superb, however I was lucky enough to land a job off my own bat based on other websites and projects I'd built prior to the course. 

    I finished with the impression that this course has been an add on/afterthought to the certified UX course. It seemed hastily thrown together, and it didn't hold much/any weight in my job interviews. 

    My advice: either do the certified UX course or spend a lot less money and get much better courses on Udemy and the like. 

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    Allison • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I enrolled in the Certified UX Designer course in hopes of paving a new path for myself. I was working in the fundraising industry and was looking for a new challenge and a new career. This course with CF has not disappointed. 

    Fundamentals set me up with a holistic job preview for what lay ahead for me in UX design while creating a foundation of confidence for the successive achievements. Along the way, my tutor and the online Slack community have supported me, helping combat imposter syndrome as a newcomer to the industry.  The course continues to be engaging and informative as I try my hand at other tasks I hope to repeat as I grow in the field. 

    I strongly recommend CF for students who are ready to be immersed in a collaborative, challenging and extremely interesting and motivating educational environment and launch their career in UX! 

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    I only began my course a few weeks ago, but so far the support, resources and study plan has been excellent. It is well structured, the tutor provides support and quick responses, and together with interesting UX tasks I look forward to each new task. I've been familiarizing myself with industry terms that I'm sure will come in handy in a professional environment. I'll update my review nearer the end of the course, but so far I have nothing to criticize. The only thing I might have wished for is an app so I could more easily access course material on the go.

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