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The bookkeeping courses were simple and had a good gradient. I didn't feel confused or lost at any time during the two first couress. The third course was QuickBooks and that got a bit complicated as there was some omitted steps that was not explained. On the other hand if you are going to be super specific the course would take over 100 hours. I figured it out and the explanations given by the instructor was otherwise detalied. When I emailed him he answered within 48 hours on the two first courses but hasn't answered anything on my third course so not sure what is up.
I'm in the middle of taking two different Udemy courses, Java Programming Masterclass and the Complete 2019 Web Development. I paid about about 15 USD for these courses and both are excellent (IMHO). I know that some people have had bad experiences with Udemy courses and I think that maybe because Udemy doesn't seem to be very good at setting the standards for courses they offer. So some are good and some not so good.
So I suggest that the best way to approach Udemy courses is two fold: 1. Don't buy any class that doesn't have at least 500 reviews and an average review score greater than 4.0 (out of 5). (It also helps to read some of the reviews as well.) 2. Never pay more than 20 USD for a course. If you adhere to these guidelines, I don't see how you can go wrong. Where else are you going to get a good to great course for less than the price of a book?
I have completed multiple courses so far, and have been so informed as to the content of each course. A lot of folks on here are giving Udemy a 1 star review for the fact that they have had issues obtaining a discount. I have received discounts with all of my courses, with no problem at all. I do notice that it is indeed easier to sign up for and do the coursework on my Mac, not my phone. So happy that I found this great platform with wonderful educators! Thank you Udemy!!!
I've bought three courses so far: Modern Python Bootcamp and SQL Bootcamp by Colt Steele as well as Python for Data Science and Machine learning by Jose Portilla. These 3 courses are incredibly detailed, beautifully made, and amazing for a beginner like myself. I got them all for about $10 each. These courses are worth a lot more than that for the amount of quality content and over 20 hours of video. I'm surprised these guys release their content this cheap every now and then. Nevertheless, bottomline, I can speak for these instructors and their content. They are professionals and excellent teachers. I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase and feel lucky I found these guys' courses.
I only bought two courses so far and am halfway through one of them. So far everything is working great. The instructor is good, the material is useful and most importantly I am progressing quickly. For this particular course, the value was very good (looking at money spent per hour of content) and I will probably buy other courses in the future. What I don't like are the ludicrous "90% Off" discounts on what I hope are completely overblown list prices. In addition they try to push you to buy with the common "only X hours left" stuff. Just put the real prices and maybe do a real 10% sale from time to time.
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I had dealt with Udemy in the past and, after being assured they had ironed out the bugs in their log-in and customer support pages, I decided to try them again. That was my second and last time that I will waste my time with this outfit since they seem much more interested in taking your money than providing the services they promise. Try YouTube: the quality of instruction is just as good and it doesn't cost you a thing.
I HATE the aggressive "95% off" all the time, I know that it is normal that the courses are 10 bucks, and that Udemy is just adding hundreds of dollars on to the price so they can say that they have a "limited time offer 95% off" now and then. When I actually want to buy a course, it's super expensive and I have to wait until they get a "sale" so I can get it at the normal price. And I bet some poor folks are going to buy the courses when they are enormously over-priced. I don't accept this marketing approach and once again, it's such a shame to see so many good courses being on this bad storefront. But if you're not bothered by that, it's a pretty alright service.
The courses are a joke. If you are broke don't go more broke by letting them suck a couple hundred bucks out of you. By far the worst course I have used is the C++ for absolute beginners. This is a total load of crap. The instruction is rushed. The education is extremely light and incomplete except for a general sprinkling of what is in the lesson plan of the moment, and the instructor is just barely there for you. This particular course is NOT for beginners and the line that it is, is an outright lie. That should give you some food for thought of the vetting process that they go through over there. NEVER UDEMY should be your motto.
Have enrolled in SAP FICO and the lecturer is not to my expectation. The video finished before due as if the lecture is in a hurry to take a train. When you finished the study you are supposed to received a certificate and still have to chase for it. Do not enroll with Jittesh **.
I looked up some courses and added a few to my cart at $10.44 each. When I go to check out, the price is good, but as soon as I log in, the price goes up significantly. There is no way to contact Udemy. When I go to their Facebook page, there is a button to message them, but as soon as I log into Facebook, that button disappears. They've gone to great lengths to hide from the public. This is worrisome, and obviously points to some type of scam.
Udemy expert review by ConsumerAffairs
Udemy offers classes in virtually every subject imaginable, all available at any time. Their goal is to make education accessible and convenient.
Plentiful class options: They offer more than 20,000 different courses covering everything from yoga to programming.
Affordable pricing: Each class is affordable, and most cost less than $50.
Pay as you go: Instead of racking up thousands in student debt, Udemy has a pay-as-you-go model that works with most budgets.
Expert instructors: Every course is developed and led by experts in the field.
Mobile access: The Udemy apps brings courses to you on the go. If you have a few minutes during the morning commute, catch a video or lecture.
Best for: Professionals, stay-at-home moms and students on a budget.
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- What sets your company apart from the competition?
- Our mission is to help anyone learn anything. The Udemy story is fundamentally about transformation – of education, our jobs, our workplaces, the world around us, and ourselves – and our ability to actively shape our futures in the midst of massive change.
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Additionally, Udemy for Business, our corporate learning platform, delivers employee training for high-growth companies and teams. We are the only corporate learning platform that gives customers access to existing cutting-edge content as well as the ability to easily create and share their own internal content.
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- The online learning space was not around 10 years ago and has really gained momentum in the last few years.
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- How has your company grown or evolved?
- Udemy has experienced rapid growth since its founding in 2010. In 2014 alone, Udemy celebrated the enrollment of its 5 millionth student and added 6,000 new instructors. Company revenue increased 160 percent over the previous year, as well.
Also in 2014, Udemy tripled its employee count to 120 employees and moved into expanded headquarters in San Francisco’s SoMa district. Udemy opened our first European outpost in Dublin, Ireland. Additionally, we established Udemy Social Innovation, a program that helps nonprofits create online courses to increase their impact. Udemy plans to expand its growing international presence in 2015.
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