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All students will graduate with projects they can show to potential employers to get their new careers off and running. Web development students will create a simple portfolio website and code a NoSQL database-driven React app. UX Design students work on a re-design of a web-based app, which includes creating user personas and a UX Design portfolio. UI students will redesign the user interface for one site and built a marketable portfolio that includes the UI for four apps. Students have access to Career Advisors who provide tailored coaching for job hunting and interviewing. Students who do not land a job within 180 days of graduating may be eligible to get a refund.
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $6,900 Class size 25 Location OnlineThe Data Analytics Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive two-part journey: Introduction to Data Analytics and Data Immersion. Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 8 months. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, providing feedback on your daily submissions and answering any questions that come up about individual tasks or instructions. Your mentor has at least 5 years’ experience in the field and is your window into the analytics world. They offer detailed video reviews of each project you complete throughout the program. You’ll also be able to talk with them directly via regular video calls. You'll also be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that.
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Minimum Skill Level Students must have UX design experience. Prep Work None Placement Test No Interview No
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Minimum Skill Level Basic Computer Knowledge Prep Work None required Placement Test No Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $690 Class size 25 Location Berlin, Online
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Minimum Skill Level None required Prep Work None required Placement Test No Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $6,900 Class size 25 Location OnlineThe UI Design Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive three-part journey: Introduction to UI Design, UI Immersion, and your choice of Specialization (either the Frontend Developers for Designers Course, or the Voice User Interface Design Course). Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 9 months—or, if you have more time on your hands, you could be finished in just 4-5 months at a pace of 40 hours per week. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, grading your daily submissions and answering any general questions you may have. Your Mentor is your window into the design world (with over 8 years of industry experience!); offering career advice, and helping you polish your portfolio. We have a 96.4% success rate when it comes to getting our UI graduates hired, and you'll be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that. We also have deals with many of the industry’s top software providers, meaning you’ll have access to discounts and free trials for industry-standard tools such as Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, and more!
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- OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
Start Date None scheduled Cost $2,000 Class size 25 Location OnlineIdeal for those who are already designers, this course takes you through the process of designing the user interface of a responsive app from scratch. Students begin by sketching user flows and paper prototypes for their selected project. From there, you’ll explore grids, visual hierarchy, and UI design patterns, setting up your screens for the beautiful layers of UI you’ll be adding. Following in-depth Exercises in each of these areas, your typography, colour, imagery, and custom icons will add personality and a unique, professional feel to your app. With the visual design complete, the next step is a crash course in interaction design, after which you’ll have a go at animating a piece of your UI. With the mobile UI mocked up and polished, it’s then time to revisit responsive design and adapt your UI for brand new breakpoints. Once finished, you’ll frame your finalized UI in professional presentation mockups to wow clients and employers alike, and take a detailed look at the hand-off process to ensure you meet the needs of the rest of your project team. By the end of the course, students will master the theory behind beautiful UI design, and have the hands-on, technical skills needed to apply it to your own projects. With your combined knowledge of UX and UI, you’ll know how to please and effectively communicate to your users through every screen you design, and have the polished UI for a fully responsive app to prove it!
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Minimum Skill Level Students must have UX design experience. Prep Work None Placement Test No Interview No Start Date None scheduled Cost $6,900 Class size 25 Location OnlineIf you want to build a career as a UX designer, this is for you. Over the course of ten months, you’ll learn everything you need to know to break into the industry. Created by leading UX designers from tech giants including Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is. Beginning with UX Fundamentals, through to complete end-to-end design, we’ll fully immerse you in the industry as well as cover each area of specialization you’ll need to know as a working UX designer. At the end of the course you’ll have an impressive, personalized portfolio ready to show potential employers, giving you the confidence to ace any interview as a Certified UX Designer.
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $2,000 Class size 25 Location OnlineIdeal for those who are already designers, this course walks you through the process of designing for voice user interfaces and shows you where and how it differs from designing for visual interfaces. You’ll use what you already know about topics like creating user personas, prototyping, and usability testing to develop three skills for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Skills in this context are essentially applications that users can interact with using their voice. Starting with why voice is so exciting and psychologically appealing to people, the course will take you through unique use cases for voice, discuss the differences in creating personas for voice, show you how to use Amazon’s skill builder interface, and help you get your first skill out into the world. Next, you’ll create in-depth designs for a second skill, beginning with user stories and moving through sample dialogs, user flows, and a complete script for your skill. You’ll run usability tests with your newly designed skill, iterate on it, and add it to your growing voice portfolio. Then, you’ll dig into some additional considerations for voice, including when and how to combine voice capabilities with visual interfaces, how to address accessibility issues with voice, and how to make sure voice transactions are carried out with safety in mind. You’ll design a third, multimodal skill that uses Alexa’s skill cards to combine graphic and voice considerations. The course is divided into two Achievements and contains a total of 17 Exercises. At the end of each Exercise, you’ll complete a Task to immediately apply what you’ve learned to a deliverable related to the design process for your Alexa skills.
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- UX Design course - a life changing experience- 2/12/2018Leanne Dobson • Junior UX Designer • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
Last year I took the leap and undertook a UX Design course with CareerFoundry. I'm so glad I made this choice and it was by far the best (also hardest) course I've ever done. It took me 9 months to complete and you have to be willing to put your all into it. I like the pratical element and each task built up to a final portfolio piece. The mentor and tutor support really is invaluable and you also get support after the course from the careers advisors. I've just landed my first UX role all thanks to the course and my final portfolio piece. I really couldn't be happier and can't recommend it enough!
- iOS Developer Bootcamp- 2/7/2018Keith • iOS Developer • Student • Course: Mobile App Development (iOS) • Campus: Online
(I had basic coding knoweldge and a little bit of iOS experience before beginning the course)
The CareerFoundry iOS Bootcamp helped take me from a beginner iOS Developer to paid professional. Throughout the course you cover a wide range of iOS topics that when put together give you the tools to create tons of different apps. I enjoyed taking the course online, at home, and at my own pace. This allows you take more time on topics you struggle with, and less time with others.
My mentor and career specialist were also instrumental in helping me pass the course and get a job. They were always available, extremely helpful, and awesome throughout!
I highly recommend CareerFoundry!
- Very great UI Design Course- 1/29/2018Nicola Napoli • UX/UI Designer • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Berlin
I decided to start my UI design course at Careerfoundry because after years of experience as a 'classic' graphic designer I felt it was time to upgrade my professional skills for the world of digital design. Before deciding to sign up for the course I've been hesitating many times about my choice, since in many cases an online formation doens't really give the skills you can then apply in the real work market. All my doubts just blew away as soon as I started my experience at Careerfoundry. All the lessons were really clear, focusing on the most practical aspects of design. My tutor and mentor (the lovely Henrietta Creedy and Argenis Alvarez) were extremely qualified and very kind people, always there to help me and clarify all my doubts. Last but not least, when the course was over I could still count on the support of the members of Careerfoundry's team, who shared with me a lot of useful informations and tips for my job research and interviews. And 1,5 months after the end of the course I got my first UI designer job!!!
I would definitely repeat this great experience and recommend it to anyone else who feels fascinated by the growing world of UX/UI design.
- UX Design Course- 1/29/2018Isabell • Product Designer and User Researcher • Student • Course: UX Designer • Campus: Online
I took the UX Design Course at CareerFoundry in 2017, and can absolutely recommend it anyone who wants to gain practical experience in User Experience Design. The course covered everything from the conception of ideas, through sketching, prototyping testing and iterating. Don't worry about the fact that it is an online course - my tutor was always available when I had questions, my mentor was there for the bigger questions, and the community of students and student advisors is super supportive. I was already super happy with course immediately after finishing it, however the cherry on the top was the career specialists' advice AFTER the course. I could always reach out to them and get an answer, or an appointment for a skype call / mock interview within a few days. Their advice was actionable and super helpful. I think, this is what makes the course different to others in the end. Only a few weeks after finishing the course I started working for a Design Agency, that I had dreamed of working for in about 3 years time.
- A great experience- 1/27/2018Sabrina • Creative Development Specialist • Student • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Online
I’m a Creative Development Specialist in Global Product Development at eBay and work with developers and engineers on a daily basis. Since I don’t have a CS background I wanted to use this course for understanding Web Development better and be able to facilitate this understanding in my job. The course provided a good opportunity to dive into Web Dev through a concrete project, which was challenging but also fun. My tutor provided superb support and patient explanations on every topic, that needed further elaboration. I’m happy I took the course and would recommend it to anyone, who would like to deepen their knowledge in this exciting field. However, if you want to start a job in Web Dev, this course wouldn’t be enough and some more practice would be necessary. It provides a good starting point though and you can learn a lot, if you are willing to do some research and exercises on your own. I didn't take the "Job preparation" course, so I can't evaluate the Job Assistance.
- Claire Barrett • UX/UI designer (mid weight) • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online
I come from a design background having studied Graphic Design in university and having 4 years of web design under my belt, however I wanted a career refresh so that I could move from websites to user experience design within the mobile app industry without having to go in at a junior position.
After taking the User Interface Design course last year I am now in an amazing role as a mid-weight UX designer at the UKs leading mobile app company. I am currently the sole designer on a number of app projects and I get to work alongside talented project managers, strategy managers and iOS/Android developers. The company takes UX seriously so alongside UI design I am learning loads about UX and strategy and I will be helping facilitate a week long client design sprint within the next couple of months (using the Jake Knapp methodology).
I have come so far since starting the course, I would never have dreamt I’d be in this position less than a year into studying so I just want to say a big thanks to everyone on the team at Career Foundry! Although I didn’t get the chance to finish the course, it gave me all the skills I needed to move from web design into the mobile app and UX industries.
I would recommened this course for anyone who already has some design background or talent, who has a passion for problem solving and user experience.
- Great UI Course- 1/12/2018Kathleen • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online
Overall, I really enjoyed the UI Course. It helped me boost up and round out the UX experience I already have under my belt. The classes/modules were comprehensive and challenging. By the end of the course I felt confident that I could market myself as more than just a designer who was limited to wireframes and site maps. Now I have a whole host of other skillsets that help design an entire website/app from soup to nuts.
- Excellent course!- 12/9/2017Taa • Product Designer • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I personally like the UX Bootcamp at CareerFoundry. At the beginning, I was hesitated to enroll this program for many reasons. Because of its 100% online course, I wasn’t sure how the school would navigate Graduated students for their future careers. However, at the end of this road, I knew I made the right decision.
A couple things I want to point out that I think might be helpful for the future students. For those who have a design background may found it’s very light contents at the beginning but think in this way - this is where you can speed up. I do think the curriculum laid out is well-design and effective - getting challenging more and more as you go along. I got a great mentor, he has been super helpful. His feedbacks and suggestions help me get a clear understanding of many “whys”. Help me to develop a mindset and ability to empower my skills.
Danielle is amazing! She is a career specialist here. She helped me when I graduated with all the resources, everything you need to prepare and get done if you need to succeed in your career. I had many interviews right after but I still enjoy learning, so I paused for a while to continue learning, develop skillsets, and get connections. Not for long, I achieve my goal - get a job I love.
Overall, it’s an excellent course. I would recommend for anyone who is interested in getting started in UX Design. All you need to do is just to set you mind believing in the program, make a commitment and believing in yourself!
- CareerFoundry Packs a Punch!- 12/2/2017Eddie • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I really enjoyed my time going through the program. Right out the gate I was introduced to my tutor who helped sharpen the quality of my work throughout each exercise. She offered Skype calls whenever I wanted, which I took advantage of with my most challenging assignments. The video reviews my mentor sent were instructive and the 1-on-1’s are mainly what you want them to be, so be prepared to ensure you make the most of them.
CareerFoundry has an excellent community. Fellow students are active on slack, always sharing, and there's certainly a spirit of participation. Seeing others progress spurred me on too. CF staff reach out often and are a vibrant bunch. I interacted with a lot of awesome people beyond my tutor and mentor. This also increased my level of engagement.
The coursework itself was good and helped me develop solid design skills. Each task has examples of previously approved work which gives additional perspective. I will say that some of the article links seemed a bit outdated (a few were 2+ years old) but CF was working on refreshing this material.
After receiving my certification I started working with my career specialist who is very resourceful. I spent the majority of the 6 months after graduation developing my portfolio which took away from applying. Know upfront you should have at least 3 projects to be considered a viable candidate. I ended up recently accepting a new job in the tech field that I wouldn’t have been able to get without this course. UX plays a big role with any company and these skills are applicable anywhere. CareerFoundry is a great place to learn it and live it!
- Great Learning Opportunity and Course Format- 11/30/2017Garance • Student • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online
I completed the UI Design Course with Career Foundry in August, and got a job 2 month later. I really liked the flexibility of the class, exclusively online and self-paced. I also liked being able to communicate with real humans at the same time (my mentor and tutors) to answer questions. The one area where they could improve according to me is to provide a better consistency in the quality of the classes (they were not all equivalent in quality of content and deliverables to provide)
- Good Experience- 11/28/2017Paramjit Sekhon • User Interface Designer • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Berlin
Hi, I recently finished my User Interface designer course and was happy to have made this decision, to go with CareerFoundry, I am so grateful to the wonderful CF community, as now I made a transition from Web/Graphic designer to a UI Designer, This course gave me the skills, knowledge and professional credibility that were required for my field. My confidence as a designer has excelled exponentially with the help of the CF Curriculum, Team and Mentors. Thanks for all the support !
- Great course and support- 11/28/2017Mesquita • Junior Web Developer • Student • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Online
One year ago I decided to give a try to Careerfoundry online Web Development course.
After a few presential courses and some all over the place self study, I decided to try something more structured than my own program and more modern than the previous classrom intake.
My major concern though was the kind of support I'd receive and how to proceed when I got stuck.
It turns out that I had the best feedback ever and the tutor and mentor know in so much depth what they are teaching. To not mention how quick they are. You usually wait 1-2 days for an assessment review and you can also schedule calls.
I do think the course doesn't go into enough depth into JS and Ruby, to be honest, but it already took me nearly 8 months to conciliate work and studies. So overall it has a good balance.
I'd strongly recomment this course to anyone willing to start a career as web developer but keep in mind to go further in all the links and extra material your tutor provides.
The carrer specialist were also great and helped me to tailor my resume and get more confident for interviews.
As I was putting some of the course skills on my marketing and social media job since the beginning of the year, I had some sort of experience in the eyes of the marketing but not much, what was decisive were the code challenges and I was able to do them all until I found the perfect match 2 months ago.
- Time to up skill! And I certainly did that- 11/27/2017Nathan Meek • Digital Designer • Applicant • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online
Career Foundry's UI Designer course helped me to up skill is some key areas where I need some help. As a designer with 8 years commercial experience I was unsure whatelse I would learn. But, I was wrong.
The course structure is designed for someone who has no 'design' expereince so the early course content was a little limiting. But as the course progressed learning new software and applying design patterns to mobile interfaces was inspiring and worthwhile.
The tutors are friendly and helpful and my mentor pushed me to succeed. The online community are very supportive and I found each student wanted to help and assist eachother.
The only CON I would have is that the UI course is predominatly mobile app focussed. This was fine for me as I wnated more expereince in this area. But the course content is less aimed at desktop and tablet, if this is what you are wanting.
I did found it difficult to juggle full time work and a young family around my studies. This could be down to my time management but I found the length of course content challenging. Full time workers beware.
- Becky Hayes • UI Designer • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online
The decision to depart from my 11 year long career in Marketing to become a UI designer was not one i took lightly but was without doubt one i will never regret. It's one year since i began my UI Design course and since completing the course just under four months ago, i have managed to secure a number of paid UI/UX design roles and just last week a full time designer position in a well respected UK digital design agency. I am delighted i chose Career Foundry as my course provider and enjoyed every minute of the course. The format of the teaching and lessons were well crafted, the projects challenging but fulfilling and the general UX of the online course was great. One of the best parts however, was the tutors and mentors. My tutor was extremely helpful and marked all work in a timely manner. My mentor, Muwuso an very experienced designer by far exceeded my expectations in his mentoring role providing me with consistently valuable feedback, insights and suggestions and continously inspired me in my journey both throughout the course and onwards. He was generous enough to support me in my search for a job even once i had completed my certificate and we are still in touch. I cant communicate enough how important his mentoring influence had on me.
- Really, this is the right course for career change.- 11/19/2017Steven Seal • Creative Lead • Graduate • Course: UI Design • Campus: Online
I researched many many courses and even signed up for a few, but they did not have the level of detail or proffessionalism I needed. I got an amazing tutor and she encouraged me to develop the course in a direction I wanted to best suite my requirements.
Skype calls were really the best and quickest ways to develop ideas and go through feedback, also my tutor Olga went the extra mile and always encouraged me to email her any time I got stuck.
My partner is now doing the UX course and I have the confidnce that she will complete it being ready for the change of career she desires.
Expensive, but really, it's worth it in the grand scheme of things.
- Jyoti • Graduate • Course: UX Designer • Campus: Online
The CareerFoundry UX course was a great experience for me. My intention for taking it was to change careers and get a job in UX Design. The course material was excellent and I gained many new skills over the 7 months. What made this course highly valuable to me is the interaction I had with my mentor, tutor, and career advisors. At the end of the course, I felt confident in my skills and abilities, and was excited about moving forward in the UX industry. Most importantly, I was successful in getting my first UX job at a well-known company!
Overall, this course was worth every penny. I learned a lot, enjoyed interacting and receiving feedback from mentors and peers, and got a job in UX!
- UX Design program review- 11/2/2017Nora • Product Designer • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I took the online UX intensive back in the fall of 2015. I was really pleased with the experience - the material was well written and easy to follow, and I liked completing the tasks at the end of each unit. My instructor took the time to give me constructive feedback during our sessions that I feel really helped me apply what I was learning in a practical way. I think the focus on creating a portfolio-ready piece by the end of the course set me up for success and helped me showcase my skills to potential employers. I'm now a full time product designer and very happy with my experience with CareerFoundry.
- Good concept, but soul is missing a bit- 10/24/2017Laila • Student • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Berlin
I am now 2 months of 3 into the Web Developer course from Careerfoundry.
You get daily text lessons for which you have to submit exercises at the end which are then revised/approved by a Tutor. At the end of each chapter you have to submit one project which is video reviewed by a Mentor. You also get a total of 4 Skype calls with the Mentor.
First of all, the lessons themselves are limited and short, and not always easy. They can serve like the thread to climb along but won't be helping you enough by themselves. You do spend most of your time researching the internet and learning from outeside sources. I myself am enrolled in 2 other Rails courses in the internet, which are cheaper and explain the Ruby on Rails framework better. So why this course?
Well, the good part ist that you have a Tutor at your availablility which can help you out if you get stuck or have questions. My Tutor is quite available and really knows his way around Rails, so I am quite happy with it. My Mentor is also really professional and his video reviews are always very helpful. All in all it does motivate you to keep going and that is something that helps many people to not give up.
A part where the course is lacking is the student community. You actually don't have any contact with your fellow students. There are some Slack channels but they are not very well visited because it is not enforced. Which is a pity because collaboration and team work are important parts of being a developer, too. There is a commenting system on the lessons where students can ask questions about the course, but 99% are not answered so you are better off just asking your poor Tutor. I think in this area, the course could improve and enforce the students to help each other out more. Additionally it would be great if someone would take care of those student questions, which sometimes arise due to unclear or outdated course material.
The course comes also with a "Job Prep" course, which is supposed to help you change careers. I have not finished that part of the course yet, but what I have seen of it is indeed helpful.
I feel that the idea of the course is really great and that it you can access it with a "Bildungsgutschein" is wonderful. But there are areas where the course could really improve, like the student community, and the lessons could be revised a bit more often. Finally, I personally don't think that the course is worth 3500€, but that is really my opinion, as I would expect a little more for that money. But it can help you to become a Rails Developer if you really fully dedicate yourself to it and use other courses and start your own projects soon - and it is a wonderful alternative to other courses that are available with a "BIldungsgutschein" - so my review is still 4 of 5 stars.
Response From: Jakub of CareerFoundryTitle: Community ManagerMonday, Oct 30 2017Hi Laila! Thank you for your review. It’s great that you are finding the tutor and mentor a valuable teaching method. We’re currently on-boarding more Student Advisors who will be able to engage with students and help with course related queries in our community.
We also appreciate your feedback in regards to the course content. The Curriculum Team releases updates to the courses on a weekly basis to reflect student needs and industry trends.
- UX design- 10/21/2017Fabien • Business designer • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: OnlineCareerFoundry was definitely one of the best trainings I have done in my life. Indeed, I received on top of the skills acquired during the course some proper coaching from my mentor Darren (thanks again mate!) and the super friendly career advisors. What I enjoyed a lot is that my experience as a student was outstanding before, during and after the course. Indeed, CareerFoundry is not only teaching UX but really embed those human-centric principles into every single touch point with its customers and stakeholders. This is a true inspiration for me on how UX can be applied at scale within an organisation and its ecosystem.Of course the program in UX design was for me the beginning of my learning journey as I continued to upgrade my skills in disciplines such as UI design, service design or even coding long after the class was over.But the course helped me to find my true calling and to gain confidence in my abilities to drive a UX project from the brief to the final delivery. When taking the class I worked as a business developer for a Fintech company, I now work as a business designer for the innovation department of Nordea, the leading bank in the Nordics. My work consists at leading innovation project from facilitating workshops, prototyping interface or services to testing with customers. I still apply the UX process I learned during the course to the projects I run on a weekly basis.
- UX design course- 10/18/2017Kaya • UI/UX designer • Graduate • Course: UX Designer • Campus: Online
I enrolled the UX design course in December 2016 and finished in August 2017.
I had a basic knowledge of design and psychology from my previous jobs, but I was totally new to a tech field.
At the beginning, I easily and often got overwhelmed because there were so many things to learn. I wasn't sure if I could finish the course. It was not easy and very challenging. But more I learned, more I enjoyed, and eventually my anxiety disappeared.
I am sure I couldn't have completed the course without the help of my very passionate and encouraging tutor, and very precise and perceptive mentors.
There are still lots of things that the course doesn't cover and I have to learn on my own. But I felt I was quite ready to start my career as a UX designer after completing the course.
Following the advice from the awesome career specialists, I updated my resume and LinkedIn, and a few days later a design director from a digital healthcare company got in touch with me asking if I'm interested in a UI/UX designer role, and eventually I got the job!
Even though it's an online course, I got to know very inspiring people such as my tutor, mentors, career specialists, other students etc... and I will be in touch with them for sure!
Taking the UX course was definitely one of the best choices I made in my life :)
- Practical, motivating and exciting- 9/29/2017Maureen • Student • Course: Introduction to UX Design • Campus: Online
I wanted to do a UX course for a while and tried to study UX on my own. Because there are some many websites, blogs and free courses out there, I didn't know where to begin. That's why I choose to follow a UX course at Careerfoundry. I hated going to university: studying books and writing papers was very boring to me. However, I love the UX Fundamentals course in Careerfoundry because you can start building up your portfolio right away. The exercises are hands-on, very practical and exciting! I really appreciate the help from my tutor and mentor, as they always gives me helpful and motivating feedback. What I like the most is that I can immediately start using my new skills in my current job. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in UX!
- Mid course and I'm starting to regret it- 8/26/2017beginner developer • Student • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Online
Very dissatisfied with the Student Advisory team. More of that later.
The course is tough! Taking up more time than expected but I'm progressing and on track to finish on time. If you're a beginner like me, treat this as a full-time course. You may find it difficult to stay on track if you devote only 20 hours/week.
One thing I do not like is the excessive amount of links the lessons throw at me. Ruins my flow. I'd spend a bunch of time finally understanding a section, go on to the next section and get links to read up on other stuff. This happens a lot and pretty much in every lesson. It's overwhelming. Hard to determine which links are important and which ones I can save for later. If I were to go through each link, it would take forever to complete the course. Not ideal for a beginner programmer. Intermediate or Advanced, okay. But I'm not gonna read through all this stuff. I would have liked something more streamlined.
My tutor is okay. He responds to my lesson submissions within 24-48 hours. Maybe on 1-2 occasions, past 48 hours. If I'm stuck and send him a direct message, he'll respond in a couple of hours. 24 hours the latest. Good luck if you have a PC. It's hard to progress once you get on Achievement 3, Ruby. Easier if you have a Mac or Dual boot Ubuntu. Tutor wasn't able to help me with my PC problems so I ended up having to take my Mac out of storage to continue on with the course.
Not a lot of activity on the CF message boards. A lot of questions go unanswered. I might get better success on Slack but I don't see a lot of students posting lesson specific questions so I never bothered. From what I've seen, most of the posts on Slack are for career placement.
My mentor knows his stuff well. Hesitant to reach out to him, however, as he's very busy. He's a contractor for Career Foundry and I was encouraged to reach out to him on Slack only when it is urgent or if I'm really stuck on something. He also didn't sound too confident when I asked if he can help me get up and running on Achievement 3 using a PC. He said he'd try his best. I opted to just get my Mac out of storage. Our communication, for the most part, is via webchat. I have about 8 sessions(up to an hour) total. I need to have a list of questions prior to each session to make the most out of them. Outside of these webchats, it's tough to send quick questions.
I'm basically on my own. They highly encourage Google and Stack Overflow to solve your own problems and only reach out to your tutor/mentor when you absolutely need it. Since they take up to 24 hours to respond to you and not much activity on the message boards, it's hard to get a quick answer.
The course is ideal for intermediate/advanced programmers but for a beginner who needs a little extra hand holding, I feel the human element is strongly lacking. This brings me to the Student Advisory team. These are the guys you reach out to if you have general questions, concerns, requests for tutor/mentor replacement, etc. I'd like to compare the student advisor I was paired up with to that of a robot. This person felt that copying/pasting blocks of text to answer my questions was sufficient correspondence. Questions were only partially answered. I complained about it and another advisor volunteered to replace her when I considered dropping out of the course for a full refund. I believe you have a week or two to back out before you are financially committed. The thing is, once I agreed to stick with CF and knew I wouldn't get a refund on what I currently paid, the replacement advisor stopped answering my emails. It's funny, the only genuine conversations I've had with anyone throughout this experience were with the sales rep when she was selling it to me and the replacement student advisor who assured me I wouldn't have to go through the same frustrations I've experienced with the first advisor when I was thinking of getting a refund. When money is involved, I know they would put in their best effort to address your concerns. After that, you better be lucky you're paired with a good advisor, tutor, and mentor. In my personal experience, I've observed that CareerFoundry is driven most by revenue and will put in a minimal effort into my growth and development and a web programmer.
I haven't started on the job placement portion of the course yet. I'm only halfway done. Don't need to wait, however, to complete the course to write this review. I've already formed my opinion of CareerFoundry. They get 1 star for the overall experience, but I'll add an extra star because I am learning(ever so slowly) and for the job guarantee.
- UX Design course- 8/23/2017Ewa • Student • Course: UX Designer • Campus: Online
This course is really worth your time and investment. I was a COMPLETE beginner with a small tech anxiety too, so it was a challenge for me even see myself as a competent member of the tech industry. Of course, the imposter syndrome is still there and will stay for a while, but I cannot deny myself the huge progress I've made since the beginning of the course.
It is all down to my tutor/mentor team, honestly. They were so patient, helpful and knowledgeable, that I learned a huge deal from them. No task was ever approved just, so I get pushed along - NO, even if one took me weeks, it had to be on a great level for them to accept it. That's what I wanted, I don't want to finish a course and still have no idea what I'm doing - I put in the work, they gave me their attention and perfection seeking attitude. I genuinely felt like I'm seeing online products with completely different eyes, notice things that I've always taken for granted and seeing the difference between the good and not-so-good UX design.
The curriculum is great, easy to understand and presented in a non-techy language, so I was not confused at all, yet learned everything I needed to know (including the properly explained tech lingo).
You get to use industry standard software that makes you feel confident about entering a workplace.
Staff is super helpful, friendly and positive.
Even though I haven't yet finished the course, I can see that the career team is very active and full of energy to help me find a job as much as they possibly can. I talked to a career advisor once already and had a great session, I can do that as much as I want with CF, whenever I need some advice or say an interview prep session. They are like energy volcanos with a passion for getting things done.
There is simply nothing I can think of that I was not very impressed with and you can trust me, I'm not easy to please ;)
- UI Design Course- 7/29/2017Jessica Birzin • Student • Campus: Online
I'm coming to the end of my UI Design course and I must say I'm a little sad that's it's going to be over soon. I have learned SO much & my confidence as a designer has excelled exponentially. As much as I'm excited to start applying my newly found skills to the real world, I am going to miss Career Foundry. I will especially miss the indepth, encouraging, timely and constructive feedback I've been receiving from my tutor, Henrietta Creedy. I recommend this course to all - especially those who think they have no business meddling in the world of tech. I was nearly computer illiterate before I started. Now I consider myself a Sketch master and a UI Designer on my way to the top!
- Great course, great people- 7/16/2017Marta Monelli • Ux designer • Graduate • Campus: Online