A great online learning experience
Updated November 14, 2019

A great online learning experience

Javier Carrion | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Udacity

I have used Udacity for my career development and to improve my job performance. The course is well structured. It taught me the foundation of computer science and front end development. As an alumnus with two Nanodegrees, I can say the content of the lessons on audacity is by far the most elaborate, rich and comprehensive compared to other online learning platforms I have used.
  • More than fourteen projects between two Nanodegrees. You can showcase these projects in your portfolio.
  • Real-time feedback and a community of supporters.
  • Knowledge hub/base with easy search and some really useful information.
  • Slack channels were a little disorganized.
  • The prices are a little bit higher compared to other platforms.
  • Some courses and tooling for the projects were outdated.
  • Udacity provided me with multiple projects that I could showcase in a portfolio.
  • Gained a lot of knowledge with different languages, tooling, and frameworks.
  • A better understanding of computer science.
Very good feedback and very reliable. They have a career service department to help you with your resume and job search. They offer real-life projects that are very useful for your career. They offer you the opportunity to become a mentor and work at Udacity. The students' forum and slack channel together with the knowledge center is very helpful.
The overall support is very good and reliable. They offer a lot of videos and online sessions of presentations and one on one to help you succeed. They provide online documentation for general support and quick response via email. The mentors are real humans which make the project reviews more personalized and you have a lot of students that want to help.
Udacity has more structured learning that provides lots of practice and challenges you to create projects by a certain deadline. Udemy has very reasonable prices however, the courses do not challenge you. Pluralsight is almost the same as Udemy but at a higher price. LinkedIn Learning has quick courses to the point that they do not challenge you. Udacity excels at providing you a lot of learning support and the other companies do not provide any learning support at all.
Udacity is well suited if you want to start up your technical career. As a student, they challenge you on how to figure how to code something instead of just showing you. The projects have deadlines but they are very attainable. They offer a lot of different programs, but before you choose your Nanodegree I suggest to review the free courses as much as possible before enrolling.