After being accepted into Lambda School a few months back, the next thing I had to do was the precourse work and pass the Lambda School Challenge to be officially admitted into the school.
I’ve seen mostly great things about Lambda School; however, there are always going to be some negative reviews also for whatever reason. The way I see it, adding mine to the pot just makes them that much more in depth.
If you want a more in depth review of Lambda School Precourse and my thoughts going into Lambda School you can check out the link here! It will take you to a YouTube video I posted yesterday!
The Lambda precourse is free for anyone who applies, even if you’ve not been accepted you can still complete the precourse and take the Lambda Challenge!
The precourse taught me more in a week than college did in 3 1/2 years. Can you imagine what I’ll learn in the actual course for Lambda School? That’s why I’m very excited, because it’s going to be a ton of information that I can soak up!
The precourse was Broken up into three different sections of curriculum…
HTML — hour long course that goes in depth about the basic tags and what not in HTML. It had quizzes and other course work along with it to make this a couple hours long but packed with useful information for beginners!
CSS — the same length as the HTML section and teaches the same basics. Learning how tags, classes, and IDs work. Still with Quizzes and everything the HTML section contained and also amazing for beginners.
In order to be officially accepted you must complete the Lambda Precourse Challenge which is a series of three questions that you’re allotted 45 minutes to complete. You’re allowed to Google answers if you want as well as seek help from others. It seems like it’s just as much of a resourcefulness test as it is an actual programming test. Most of the questions aren’t actually covered in the precourse work because they want you to search for your answers online and find solutions though sites like W3Schools, Stack Overflow, and Code Academy.
Thoughts Moving Forward
I’m very excited to start Lambda School and I think it will be one of the most challenging but also best experiences of my educational life.
While I have seen a few negative things regarding Lambda School, most of it has been overwhelmingly positive. This could be because you go through the course and learn more in nine months than a Stanford or MIT grad in the same area of study does in four years according to Jazmyn Muhammad, a Student Success Coordinator at Lambda School.
Lambda School seems like a far better choice than any college for any of their offered fields, especially if you’re having trouble getting into the big name school’s like MIT and Stanford. It’s also worth mentioning that Lambda is free until you graduate and get a job paying $50,000 or more annually. Once you get that job, you’ll pay 17% of your overall income to Lambda for 2 years and then you’re officially all paid up! Let’s say you get a job paying $120,000 straight out of Lambda; which happens more of Often than you probably think. In that case, the most you can ever pay back is $30,000 which would equate to less than that of 17% of your income!
Wrapping It Up
Lambda is a really cool program that I’m very excited to be a part of! I’ve read the reviews and after doing the precourse work, I’m a firm believer that this is the right move for me as well as anyone who is serious about a career in Software Engineering of any kind.
Do keep in mind, I’ve only finished the precourse and my first official day of Lambda is today so I will have more coming out soon on my YouTube channel about it as well as in this blog so subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow me here if you’re interested in hearing more!
Much Love ❤️
Here’s a link to my Lambda precourse review video!