Online Courses: Frequently Asked Questions

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Course materials

Does the course price include access to "recommended reading" materials?

Yes, all online courses include access to materials listed in the Recommended reading sections of the course description.

When will I get access to that material?

You get access to all Recommended Reading materials as soon as you register for the online course, so you can start preparing for the course as soon as you register.

Can I buy the recordings of the course?

Short answer: We have no such plans at the moment.

All online sessions (guest speaker presentations and design/Q&A sessions) are recorded and available to future attendees of the course. The same applies in the other direction - recordings of future sessions will be available to anyone who registered for the course in the past.

Will I get access to recordings of current session if I register for a future one?

Absolutely. You'll get access to all session recordings as soon as they are published.

Online courses and subscriptions

Is course material included in subscription?

The online course and the subscription are orthogonal. The only overlap is the self-study material (it doesn't make sense to waste everyone's time in live sessions repeating the stuff we already talked about), and while the live sessions will be recorded, they won't be as structured as regular webinars (we'll do a lot of Q&A and whiteboarding), so we won't publish them as such.

Should I renew the subscription if I plan to attend the course?

The online courses focus on one specific topic (for example, data center infrastructure), while the webinars cover a wider range of topics (see existing webinars and webinar development roadmap for more details), so you'll probably benefit from the subscription anyway.

However, if you want to get the most out of the online course, you'll have to invest a lot of time into self-study preparation before the course starts as well as attend weekly live sessions and work on design assignments, so it might make sense to renew the subscription after the course completes; the renewal offer will not disappear.

Live sessions

When will the live sessions take place?

Live online sessions usually take place on Tuesday or Thursday, and almost all of them start at 4PM CET / 10AM EST / 7AM PST.

How are the live sessions delivered?

We use GoToWebinar classroom to deliver all the live sessions, giving you the ability to ask questions in real time or even join the audio conversation if you wish to. All the sessions are recorded, and the videos are published in downloadable MP4 format, so you can view them (and ask questions in the Slack team) at your convenience.