YOUR SKILLCRUSH COURSE

TECH REQUIREMENTS & COSTS

An important step toward becoming a digital professional is learning how to use the tools of the trade. As you progress through your Skillcrush course you’ll be learning to use different types of professional software and services. Before you begin, we want to make sure you know what to expect and aren’t surprised by anything as you go!

WHAT TYPE OF COMPUTER DO I NEED?

Other than your phone and tablet, almost any laptop or desktop will do!

The only other thing you should make sure is that the computer is running an operating system that’s recent enough that you won’t have trouble installing new versions of the software listed below.  

Things you’ll need to be able to do on your computer:

  • Access the Internet using a modern web browser such as Chrome, Safari, or Firefox (no Internet Explorer, please!)
  • Stream videos (we use Vimeo as our video hosting platform, but as long as you’re able to watch YouTube and Netflix on your computer, you’ll be good to go!)
  • Download & install a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. You can view the system specs needed for Adobe Photoshop here.
  • Space to install MAMP or XAMPP if you wish to take Wordpress courses. MAMP's requirements are here. XAMPP's are here.

Computers that won’t work:

  • Chromebooks (or any other low-cost computer that only runs the Internet)
  • iPads or other tablets
  • Your smartphone (sorry!)
  • Any computer you don’t have full administrator permissions to (e.g., a computer at work with security restrictions in place)  

MAC VS. PC

Although there are some stereotypes that all techies love Macs, we’re here to tell you Mac computers are ABSOLUTELY NOT REQUIRED for your Skillcrush courses or to work in tech. Windows PCs work great (in fact, some members of our team swear by them) and in almost all instances, there’s literally no material difference between the two.

  •  If you're still not sure you've got the computer setup you need, feel free to email us any additional questions at hello@skillcrush.com

A NOTE ABOUT COSTS FOR ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE & TOOLS

In some instances, use of third-party software or services will cost money above and beyond the tuition you are paying for your Skillcrush course. Below you will find more information about what services you may need to use and how much you can expect to pay for them.

We do our best to minimize costs for our students by providing free alternatives, making sure you are aware of free trials, and offering you discount codes where they are available.

That said, working as a professional in tech does at times mean you have to invest money in tools in order to use those tools to make money. It’s totally annoying! We get it! But it’s just part of the "cost of doing business," as they say.

If the cost of a certain program is prohibitive for you at a given time, don’t worry about it—just do your best with free alternatives and plan to come back to those lessons in the future when you have more money to invest. Remember, you have lifetime access to all of your Skillcrush material, so don’t ever feel pressured to put yourself in a tough financial place just to complete a lesson. 

SERVICE

FREE TRIAL

PAYMENT

COST

CLASSES

Adobe CC (Includes Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign) 

7 days

Annual plan, paid monthly -OR- month to month 

$49.99/mo (annual) -OR- $74.99 month to month  

Visual Design Fundamentals, Branding & Identity Design, Visual Design Professional


7 days (can be extended to 30)

Monthly

$29

Visual Design Fundamentals, Visual Design Professional

Adobe CC (Includes Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign) 

Trial: 7 Day Trial

Price: $49.99/Mo (annual) -OR- $74.99 Month to Month  

Classes: Visual Design Fundamentals, Branding & Identity Design, Visual Design Professional


UXPin

Trial: 7 Day Trial (can be extended to 30)

Price: $29/Mo

Classes: Visual Design Fundamentals, Visual Design Professional

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VISUAL DESIGNER PAYMENT OPTIONS

$199

MONTHLY


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