Our Pre-Course Work is a self-paced curriculum meant to get you familiarised with the basics of coding before moving onto the technical challenges in our application process.
Depending on your previous knowledge of the subjects at hand, the Pre-Course will take you anywhere between 1 and 10 days of full-time work. The different sections are featured in order of complexity and have estimated times for completion to help you plan ahead.
Get Started 🏁
To start, we recommend that you go over the titles and descriptions of the different Pre-Course sections to get an idea of which section you should complete in order to complement your existing knowledge.
Organize Your Calendar 🗓
Once you have a clear idea of your starting point, use the time estimated for each section to break your work into time blocks. Ideally, you will want to have time blocks of 3 - 4 hours. This will enable you to perform "deep work" while ensuring you don't get burnt out.
Depending on your weekly schedule, you could set fixed time blocks (e.g., Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 11 am) that repeat weekly. Most calendar applications, like Google Calendar, have this feature. Alternatively, you could also set a reminder at the beginning of each week to customize your time blocks around your other commitments.
Join our Practice Sessions 🤝
Sign up for our collaborative learning sessions to move through the Pre-Course curriculum with the support of peers and a current Microverse student! These sessions happen every Saturday and Sunday, and you can sign up here.
Best Practices ⭐️
Ideally, you will assign to each time block a specific section(s) or topic(s) that you want to complete. That way, you have a clear goal that helps you stay accountable and motivated. If you finish your goal ahead of time, take a break! If you need more time, you can schedule another time block to complete those tasks.
Remember, the most important part about setting a schedule is committing to it!