Certified UX Designer – Course by Career Foundry

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Level: Beginner
Duration: 10 months
Delivery: Online
Certification: Unknown
Cost: 6649
Course Provider: Career Foundry

Overview

With the continued growth of the tech industry, more and more companies need user experience (UX) designers who have strong portfolios and have the skills to create a user-centred design for their products. Career Foundry’s Certified UX Designer Course helps students of all backgrounds and ages become a UX designer through an intense and hands-on program.

Training Course Content

This 10-month-long course teaches students the practical skills that employers look for in UX designers and does away with nonessential information. Students will also have a mentor assigned to them who will guide them throughout the course and help them create a strong portfolio that they can present to potential employers. They will be assigned real-world projects as well and design an entire app from scratch.

The entire course equips students with the basics of UX along with core skills before allowing them to specialise in their area of choice. The following are some of the subjects covered in this comprehensive course:

  • User research
  • User personas
  • Information architecture
  • Wireframing and prototyping
  • Usability testing
  • The role of the UX designer
  • User-centred design process
  • Competitive analysis
  • Lean UX vs. Agile UX
  • Research methods
  • Mobile-first design
  • Content auditing
  • Refining sitemaps with card sorting
  • Mobile and desktop navigation and design patterns
  • Usability heuristics
  • A/B and preference testing
  • HTML basics
  • Responsive frameworks
  • Design documentation
  • End-to-end design
  • UX specialisation: Amazon Alexa
  • UX specialisation: UI for UX designers
  • UX specialisation: Frontend development for designers

When students graduate, Career Foundry’s job guarantee has them covered. This ensures they can practise their skills almost immediately after completing the course. Alumni have tech jobs all over the world, including some of the biggest tech companies: Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix.

Who Is It For?

This course is ideal for students who not only wish to learn UX design but also work as a professional for some of the world’s top tech companies. The course’s practical approach to learning is also best for those who learn by doing actual projects and focusing less on theory.

Cost

$6,649 for one-time upfront payment. Students also have an option to pay $1,499 upfront and $550 per month for 10 months. Interested students may also avail of the free seven-day short course to see if a career in UX design is right for them.

About the Provider

Career Foundry were founded in 2014 to help individuals acquire skills that lead them to professions that provide personal growth, impact, and an experimental mind-set. To date, they have taught thousands of students in iOS development, UI design, web development, and UX design.

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User Reviews

Tony
· October 31, 2018

Pretty costly but it is a long-term course. This is definitely an investment in your future career, but it's one I expect to pay off.

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