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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
    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

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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 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

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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
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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 ;)  

  • UI designer course
    - 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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    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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    The course is well structured and the tutor and mentor -the combination is really helpful. I really wish that they develop an app or something because there is no way to be notified ( on our mobile or iPad) when there is a message form tutor or mentor.
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    I did the CareerFoundry Certified UX Design course. It's been an amazing opportunity for me to go for a career change whilst working in my current role and company. My employer has been very supportive of my choice, which was a bonus. The course provides a thorough overview of the UX design process. The clear focus on practical exercises is really what boosted my learning curve. My tutor and mentor were great: Very experienced and skilled. They provided the right balance of valuable, constructive feedback whilst staying supportive and encouraging when I got a bit lost along the way. I really recommend it if you're thinking about entering the UX area.

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    - 5/30/2019
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    Overall, the Certified UX Design course with CareerFoundry was a great experience! The online curriculum and platform allowed me to continue working full-time while balancing my responsibilities as a busy parent. I would not have been able to make a career transition without this type of flexibility. It definitely was not easy and there were many late nights. But looking back over the last year, I am amazed at the amount knowledge I gained and work produced into a portfolio that I am proud of. 

    The support and feedback from my mentor, James and tutor, Kim were invaluable and a key ingredient to this as well. I cannot imagine going through the course without their expertise that comes from thier real-world working experience. They also challenged me in ways that made me into a much stronger designer.

    The one piece of advice I would give to new students, is to try and read ahead on assignments and discuss them with your mentor before completing the work for each one. Sometimes your mentor will want you to complete coursework a little different than the online instructions just because it will help make a stronger portfolio piece. So, reading and discussing assignments ahead will save you time from back-tracking and making revisions after turning them in.

    If you are considering signing up for this course, I would not hesitate. But,understand it does take a lot of time, hard work, and determination. It's not easy, but well worth the investment!

     

     

     

     

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    - 5/29/2019
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    Chris R • Junior UI Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Wanted to say how good an experience I had with Career Foundry. I took some convincing to try something new, but after a lot of research I'm so glad I chose this particular course.

    The curriculum was laid out in logical steps, starting with learning the software, building your knowledge of design theory and UI/UX, then ended with a strong emphasis on building a professional portfolio.

    I knew the course would be tough, but any time I felt stuck or had an issue their support service was right there to help. You also have access to the Career Foundry Slack channels, to reach out for help from your peers on the course.

    Finding a job afterwards was obviously hard, but you do have access to regular calls and help from a career specialist to point you in the right direction. Luckily I got my first UI Job after 3 months (and about 60 applications...) so I'm proof this course can work for anyone interested in changing their career!

    Special thanks to my course tutor Henrietta for all the critique and advice, and also my career specialist Richard for all his help after I finished the course.

Thanks!