There are a lot of things you can be doing to prepare yourself to learn web development with DevMountain. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Get a taste for coding and practice, practice, practice. There are a lot of different resources students have used in the past to start learning: www.codecademy.com, http://www.asmarterwaytolearn.com/, www.freecodecamp.com.
- More important than understanding how everything works, is knowing that you can be passionate about it. A passion for the work makes all the difference in being able to focus and commit to what it takes to be a successful developer.
- Make arrangements to dedicate the necessary time for the course. Full-time Immersive courses are made up of 40 to 60 hours of required pre-course work (readings and exercises that need to be completed before class starts) 40 class hours/week, and 10 to 20 hours outside of class on project work and practice. After hours courses are made up of 30 to 40 hours of required pre-course work, 11 class hours/week, and between 10 and 20 hours outside of class for project work and practice.