What kind of computer or software do I need for Skillcrush?
You don’t need anything fancy to start at Skillcrush or your career in tech – just a computer (laptop or desktop) with access to the Internet and that you can use to watch YouTube or Vimeo videos and download / upload materials like photos and documents.
We recommend a Mac for your time here at Skillcrush and for your future career in tech as Macs tend to be the industry standard. But a Windows PC will work very fine too.
We’ll introduce you to all the software or apps you need as you go through the program, but you can read below about what you'll need and any other costs there might be.
- Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan
This plan is currently $49.99/month with an annual subscription or $74.99/month for a month-by-month subscription. There is a free 7-day trial (which begins on the day you use the first app) that you could use starting at the end of week 1 of Skillcrush 107.
You'll only need Illustrator and InDesign for Skillcrush 107 and Skillcrush 207. So, you can consider cancelling your All Apps plan after Skillcrush 107 if you will be doing the developer track.
Or, if you'll be doing the designer track, you can consider cancelling Your All Apps plan after Skillcrush 207 and then sign up for the Single App plan (which is currently $19.99/month or $29.99/month) for Skillcrush 307.
UXPin is needed for wireframing in Skillcrush 107. There's a 7-day free trial, and you can extend the free trial for up to 30 days by sharing a link to UXPin on social media. After that, the Basic plan is $29/month. But, there are some free alternatives that we'll share with you during the course if you prefer not to subscribe.
- Domain name and hosting
You should plan to spend about $15-20 for the annual domain name fee and about $50-80 for the annual hosting fee for the website that you'll be building and launching. (We'll let you know about what exactly you need and how to get it during the course.)