FAQs from our Open Day
1. For those who want to do the program virtually, will they be at a disadvantage compared to those who do the course in person in Auckland?
Not at all. Our sessions are designed as remote first which means you sign into our live sessions along with our onsite candidates. It is designed to be equally beneficial for candidates on-site and those attending virtually. Sure you miss out on some food and banter! and it takes a little more effort to engage online. But nothing that will stop you from succeeding.
2. Are your programs appropriate for complete beginners to coding/coding languages?
Absolutely! Our Full-Stack Web Developer Accelerator is designed for complete beginners. It is focused on teaching you the basics of coding and front-end/back-end web development.
3. Can we jump straight into the Level 5 course (Advanced Software Developer) course or do we have to complete the Level 4 course first?
You would need to have completed Level 4 or its equivalent. We are happy to guide you with the best available options.
4. How much are we expected to know before we start the actual course?
Depends on the programme. Full-Stack is for complete beginners. UX Design – if you have a creative mind set and you’re passionate about user experience, you’re all set! The Advanced Software Developer Accelerator has some pre-requisites and is designed for candidates who understand the basics.
5. Do you have projects with companies based in Wellington?
We have business partners all over NZ! We try our best to match this based on skills, location and project requirements. It will be based on which projects we will have at the time.
6. Are the assessments all practical or theory for UX course?
Your project work is the assessment. So it is 100% practical.
7. Can study link provide a student loan for the UX course?
No unfortunately. no loan or allowances are available at this point from Studylink.
8. When is the last date to apply for the UX course for January intake?
We are starting to get full, so we expect to close soon. The sooner you apply the better.
9. How many students in a class?
20 to 30 per group.
10. When are you launching Game Developer Accelerator?
This launches in May 2021. More details will be shared before the end of the year.
11. Are the assessments done in person or virtual? Or given an option?
You can choose. We are flexible.
12. What is the difference between a 3-year university degree vs a 19 week Tech Career Accelerator at Mission Ready?
There are five considerations to take into account when choosing between a degree or an industry cert like MISSION READY to launch your career in tech.
– Accelerator vs Uni Cost: $2k -$6k vs $30k or more.
– Accelerator vs Uni Return on investment (ROI): Invest 3-6 months vs 3 to 4 years. Average starting salary of $50k. You can work out the ROI.
– Accelerator vs Uni Time commitment: 12-19 weeks vs 3-4 years. CS degrees require longer term investment, which means deeper understanding and more practice hours. While accelerators mean completion in a matter of weeks, but more intense effort and self
development will be required to secure a role.
– Accelerator vs Uni Curriculum: Project based just in time, just enough learning vs Deeper understanding, just in case, deeper practice learning.
– Style of learning: Accelerators focus on hands-on real project based learning vs universities cover a mix of lecture/ project based learning and other techniques.
Career decisions are never final. Regardless of whether you choose a accelerator or a computer science degree, it’s never too late to go back and do one or the other. Choose what works for you.