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Udacity (read review) was founded in 2012 by two Stanford University professors with the goal of providing industry-focused tech and business courses to learners from all over the world. Over the years, the company has collaborated with top-notch companies to create quality certifications known as Nanodegree programs. Using lectures and real-world projects, these Nanodegrees are designed to provide learners with the crucial skills they need to break into the industry. Besides the certificate you are issued upon successful completion of your course, each Udacity Nanodegree program comes with extras that make them stand out from the crowd. Here are these Udacity extras:
- A technical mentor to help you have a hassle-free learning experience
- Hands-on projects that mirror real industry issues
- Access to a learners’ forum
- Access to the database with recruiters from top organizations
- Career prep including updated LinkedIn profile and a mock interview
- Self-paced learning
Since this is an intermediate course, Udacity recommends that learners come with some degree of experience. Learners should be able to:
- Recognize object syntax and structure
- Write conditions and loops
- Declare functions
- Navigate and use Chrome DevTools
Alyssa is a full-stack developer with a degree in International Communications. She is always excited to show her learners how they can apply the skills learned in the course in real world scenarios. He ability to connect with learners from all over the world is a tremendous asset, one that makes her one of the best instructors for this course.
Rachel is passionate about helping young learners, especially girls in IT. She is a front-end developer with years of experience including working as developer for a Silicone Beach Bootcamp.
Andrew is a developer with a strong passion for educating others. Over the years, he has developed and facilitated courses of all levels, teaching learners how to code.
Richard is an experienced programmer too. He started off with non-profits, learning bit about everything from front-end to back-end development and beyond. He holds a degree in Computer Science alongside his hands-on experience.
Project 1: Creating an Infographics
Module 2: Functional Programming
Project 2: Creating a dashboard on a Mars Rover
This is an exciting project that will have you building a dashboard for both past as well as current NASA Mars Rovers. This device will be able to collect information and images about missions, using them t help in development. You will interact with real NASA APIs and build front end logic to create your dashboard.
Module 3: Asynchronous Programming
Patterns are crucial in the world of programming, and this is something you will come to learn in this module. From the most basic to the most sophisticated methods used by today’s programmers, you will learn how asynchronous patterns are useful in the development of real-life applications. This module comes with a ton of hands-on practice, allowing you to finish up this module with a ton of practice to start your first job with confidence.
Project 3: Building a Udaciracer Simulation Game
In this final project, you will use a partially constructed infrastructure for a game. You will build and complete a single-player racing game. You will work with callbacks, TODOs, Async/Await syntaxes and more. You will create your own theme and choose your colors and scheme using Nascar and horse racing ideas to create a unique experience for your users. By the end of this project, you will have created your own game!
Udacity estimates that you can complete this course in three months if you dedicate at least 10 hours per week to studies. However, you can take a shorter time of you dedicate more time to learning.
Udacity offers two payment plans: Pay as you go and pay per month of access. Choose the option that works best for you based on your work and family schedules. If you opt for the pay as you go option, you will be required to pay $837 upfront. However, if you opt for the per month of access option, you will be required to pay $399 for every month of access to the course.
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