Are there different types of certificates ?
Yes. There will be a Certificate of Participation (CoP) and a Certificate of Completion (CoC).
What are the eligibility types for different certificate types ?
To receive a CoP, you must successfully complete Milestone 1 of your track within 3 months of enrollment; however, the content itself needs no longer than 2 weeks to complete. To receive a CoC, you must successfully complete Milestone 2 of your track within 6 months of enrollment; however, the content itself needs no longer than 3 months to complete. Details on how to complete these Milestones are available in your classroom.
What are the criteria to be selected for the ND phase?
Students who complete the full foundational track (Milestone 1+2) within 6 months are eligible to take the final assessment in their corresponding track. Final assessments take place every 3 months. Accordingly, top scoring students of the final assessment (around 0.01% of all students enrolled) who show promise and potential will then be selected to take the Nanodegree.
Is there any kind of support provided to students during the program?
Throughout your journey, you will have access to the 1MAC community forum to ask other students and tutors questions to help you through any learning difficulties. For inquiries related to the content you can also reach out to our support team at 1marabcoders@udacity.com For inquiries related to the initiative or program at large please reach out to support@arabcoders.ae
How can I be eligible to access the final assessment?
You must complete both Milestone 1 and 2 of your track within 6 months of the first day of enrollment to be eligible for the final assessment.
What do you mean by milestone?
A Milestone is a stage in a student's learning journey in his/her track where he/she is tested for the practical knowledge they have attained from the classroom content using auto graded tests.
How to join the program as a student/tutor?
Students do not need to apply; they simply need to enroll themselves in the track of their choice through this link. Individuals interested in becoming tutors, should apply, ready to show that they have expert knowledge in the track they are applying to as tutors - more details on tutor application will be shared soon.
Can students re-enroll in the same track after finishing it and receiving a certificate?
Yes but individuals will only receive 1 certificate per track per milestone regardless of the number of times they enroll.
Will the certificates be accredited? and will it have a unique code or serial number ?
Udacity is a private online education provider that is not accredited by an official institution. However, the One Million Arab Coders Milestone certificate will be signed by the UAE's Minister of Artificial Intelligence and our founder Sebastian Thrun and will contain a unique code that can be later verified for every individual.
Until when is the initiative available ?
The initiative is ongoing on a rolling basis.
Can I compete for the nanodegree scholarship more than once?
Students will only be eligible to one attempt in the final assessment per track, which is your way of competing for the nanodegree scholarship. Students will only be able to qualify for one Nanodegree scholarship (if eligible) across the duration of the entire One Million Arab Coders initiative.
I have finished all the criteria for the certificate, when can I receive my certificate? and how?
Your certificate will be automatically generated once you complete all the requirements of your milestone. You will be able provided details instructions on how to download your certificate at the end of each milestone inside your Classroom.
Can I enroll in more than one track through the initiative?
Yes, students can enroll in any track they prefer, but we highly recommend to enroll in one track at a time to increase your chances of success.
Can I apply as tutor and student in two different tracks at the same time?
If you believe that you have a sufficient level of technical knowledge in one of the tracks and would like to help while you're learning another track please feel free to apply as a tutor.
Will you provide us with any kind of career support?
Udacity does not provide direct career support as part of the One Million Arab Coders initiative.
Will this program prepare me to start my career as soon as I complete it?
The One Million Arab Coders courses are foundational courses that, once completed, provide digital literacy and general exposure to corresponding subject matter at a basic level. Nanodegree program scholars selected from graduates of foundational courses who show high potential and promise are able to delve deeper into the corresponding subject matter in order to further equip themselves with the language of the future.
Where can I find technical support?
The first place you should go for technical support is the 1MAC Community, you can contact the support team through this e-mail: support@arabcoders.ae.
If I win the Nanodegree when can I access it ?
Students who have been selected for the Nanodegree scholarship will receive an email with all the details prior to the scholarship start date.
Is there a specific timeframe to complete my track?
Milestone 1: Need only 2 weeks to be completed. But If you are short on time you can complete it within 3 months. Milestone 2: Can be started once you complete Milestone 1 and you finish it within 10-12 weeks. But If you need more time you will have another 3 months. (You will have 6 full months from the first day of your enrollment to finish the whole content of your track.)
What is the criteria for tutors to receive a certificate in the program?
Tutors need to remain consistently active on 1MAC Community for a full 3 months to receive a certificate in the program. "Consistently active" includes, but is not limited to, activities like:
- Meaningfully answering questions in community platform (topics and posts)
- Receiving a high number of appreciation on their community answers (likes received)
- Participating in community activities (e.g. 1MAC talks, workshops, etc.)
What is the duration of the final assessment and how long will it be available?
Details and guidelines for completing the final assessment will be shared with students prior their final assessment date.
How will my name be written on the certificate?
Certificates will be issued based on the names provided in your classroom, you can still edit your name if you wish from your Classroom settings. Please make sure that the first name and last name displayed there is the name you would like displayed on your certificate. Your displayed certificate name will not be changeable after graduation.
Can I learn the course on my mobile phone?
Yes, you can learn the course through your mobile web browser by logging in to https://classroom.udacity.com
Are the courses available in Arabic?
All One Million Arab Coders courses are Arabic language supported through the following:
- Course videos will contain Arabic subtitles
- Lesson text & quizzes are available in Arabic, you just need to set your account language to Arabic. You can find the language settings in your Udacity Classroom settings on the bottom left side of your homepage. (Use the desktop web version to change your account language)
- Online community platform will also support both English & Arabic languages.
How do I toggle/ turn-on the Arabic subtitles?
Here is how you can turn-on the subtitles:
1- Click the gear icon in the bottom-right corner of the video player to the settings.
2- Expand the combo box next to Subtitles/CC.
3- Choose the desired language.
How will you contact me?
We will contact with you via email. So, please make sure to check your e-mail frequently and you will need to use one email for everything during different stages of the initiative. And make sure to check your spam folder to see if you received emails from our side.
Can I change the email address that I have used to sign-up?
You should maintain the email address you used to apply for the One Million Arab Coders Program for the duration of your entire course in order to maintain eligibility for this scholarship.
What will I get after completing the program as a tutor?
Tutors will get a certificate of appreciation at the end of each year. Rewards will be distributed to the top tutors based on their performance and activity in supporting students.
Will 1 Million Arab Coders initiative helps us secure jobs after the program?
Our partners at Bayt.com will help the initiative's graduates to find job opportunities in the programming field.
Are the courses offered for free?
Yes, all the program's courses and exams are offered free of charge.