Are Nanodegree’s worth it?

New / Design
ismo

New Design

BIO
I’m a graphic designer who has a love for product design and user experience.
ismomore
Jan 2, 2018 8 Comments

Possibly looking into App Development courses on Udacity...has anyone taken a course there? If so, what are your thoughts?

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  • Amazon / Eng
    Hooliganss

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    Engineer at AWS
    Hooliganssmore
    Purely for learning, sure. Don’t cite it as an academic accomplishment though.
    Jan 2, 2018 1
    • Apple JWcA53
      Pick a single feature of Facebook, build it as its own app, then put it on the app store. Facebook might buy you for a billion.
      Jan 8, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    commando

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    IBM
    BIO
    Front end, expert React / redux dev.
    commandomore
    Best thing to do is just build stuff. Pick up a side project or build a mini version of an existing app.
    Jan 2, 2018 0
  • Google memegen12
    It doesn't mean anything, really. But if you want it purely for learning, then it's ok.
    Jan 2, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng MarioBros4
    I would say it definitely counts as an academic achievement. They may be able to grade you as well as a “real” college or offer as much competitiveness factor but it’s an achievement if you learn something.
    Jan 2, 2018 0
  • Microsoft TecA10
    The cost seems quite low but why not pick up actual grad level courses from a reputable school?
    Jan 2, 2018 1
    • New / Design
      ismo

      New Design

      BIO
      I’m a graphic designer who has a love for product design and user experience.
      ismomore
      OP
      Time and cost.

      I would love to go back for my masters, but the school I can afford to go to doesn’t offer night or weekend courses.
      Jan 2, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng h4r1
    Not worth it, imho.
    Jan 2, 2018 0