Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the Coaching work?
In the coaching we go through all the important topics of the Learn Data Engineering course within the 12 weeks to build your project.
Every week you book the 1 on 1 coaching Zoom calls during office hours.
Monday and Thursday (30min slots) 6am - 8am and 2pm - 6pm German time
International times: NY -6h, SF -9h, BGL +3.5h
In between the calls you:
- Work on the worksheets of the modules or build your project.
- Document your learning in blog posts or videos
- Work on your GitHub
End of every week all students can join our weekly meetup call Friday 4pm German time
How are the Zoom calls working?
The Zoom calls are private 1 on 1 calls.
You will receive a Calendly link where you can book each session.
If you join as a group then please book consecutive sessions.
You can book the sessions up to one hour before the start, so I can plan ahead.
The goal within the calls is to mentor you on your journey, get you unstuck, point you in the right directing, give feedback to you how you are doing.
You should bombard me with questions. These are not coding sessions. I am not going to code your project.
I record all the calls so I can take interesting bits and put them up in the course for "normal" members. I also put interesting bits from the office hours on my youtube channel for others to learn.
Upon request I can deliver you the replay of individual sessions
Your face or your personal information will never be shown in the videos. Your voice might be in the video if you ask a great question.
How often can I attend the 1 on 1 calls?
You can book a meeting every Monday and Thursday.
The best students usually join at least once, better twice a week.
What is the Friday Coaching Meetup?
The Friday meetup is a call all coaching members can attend. In the meeting you can show what you currently work on and what your next goals are. You can stay in touch with the other coaching members and learn from them.
What will I learn?
Within the coaching you will learn how to do a Data Engineering project that fits to existing job openings in your area. By doing your personal project and documenting it you will learn everything you need to get hired.
Within the project you will:
- Learn how to plan and build a state of the art data science platform.
- Learn how to realize stream and batch processing.
- Gain experience in NoSQL databases.
- Learn how to realize machine learning and business intelligence into your platform.
- Work with Data Warehouses for Business Analytics use cases
What is the difference in content between coaching and the academy?
The academy access is included in the coaching. In the Academy you find courses teaching you
- Data Engineering Fundamentals
- Single Tools
- Complete capstone projects
In the coaching you use these courses as support to build your project.
I help you through the steps and point you in the right direction based on your skills and your future plans.
For beginners we often use these projects, like the AWS capstone project, in the coaching as well. It's a bit easier then starting completely from scratch (a bit like painting by the numbers)
You profit from my years of corporate data science experience.
Can I upgrade to the Coaching as an Academy member?
Yes, this is no problem!
Just send an email to [email protected] We will send you will a coupon which reduces the price of the coaching by the price of the annual access to the Academy, which you have already paid.
Is the coaching right for me?
The coaching is right for you:
If you are interested in the plumbing of data science and want to apply it in your future. We have helped many members and coaching students who work as Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Database Administrator, Software Developer as well as graduates who are searching for Data Engineering jobs.
Don't book the coaching:
If you are looking to learn machine learning algorithms.
Is this coaching useful for Data Scientists?
Data Scientists often work with data engineers and need to understand Data Engineering tools and techniques. This knowledge can be very beneficial for a job search.
Also many Data Scientists need to do Data Engineering tasks, especially in early stages of a project. Like building a demonstrator for a proof of concept.
Data Scientists often build and maintain platforms and pipelines when there is no dedicated engineering team set up yet.
Please keep in mind though this is an engineering program. You will not learn about machine learning and other pure Data Scientist topics in the coaching sessions.
What basic skills do you recommend for the coaching?
Basic skills in one programming language. (Preferably Python)
Know what relational databases are how to use SQL and optionally how to build one
How much time to I have to spend a week for the coaching?
Let's be real: You need to spend time working on your project.
Three months sounds long, but it's no joke. You have to work every day on it.
If you want to spend five hours a week on the training then you will not get very far.
If you want to land a job at top companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon you have to try harder!
I had students who worked many, many hours on their project.
People can see that! Don't underestimate this.
You need to fully commit to this.
Otherwise you should keep your spot open for someone else.
What do I need to do the coaching?
- You need to be able to communicate in English
- You need a device that is able to run Zoom video conferencing software
- You need to have a microphone and camera (I don't want to speak to a black rectangle with a name in it )
- Time to do a project from home
- Time to document your work
How long do I have to complete the course?
The coaching itself takes 12 weeks. During these 12 weeks you will go through your project and can participate in the regular zoom meetings.
After the 12 weeks you will still have access to all materials.
A lifelong access so to speak :-)
You can get in touch with me and the community when ever you want. Just without the Zoom calls.
Do you give a success guarantee?
Success or job guarantees are a bunch of marketing mumbo jumbo!
Of course there is no guarantee! Especially during these times.
It's all up to you.
One thing I can guarantee is: If you work hard it will pay off.
Where can I get even more information?
If you have specific questions regarding the coaching or the Learn Data Engineering Academy membership, please feel free to contact me directly. Just click here.