• Personal Plan: Assessment Benchmarking

    Assessments help you identify your level of knowledge in a topic and guides you to recommended content based on your proficiency level.

    Please note:

    What is benchmarking?

    Through benchmarking, you will get additional insight into your level of knowledge and how you compare to others that have completed the same assessment.

    How do I interpret my score?

    The scores on this assessment can range from 0-200, with 100 representing an average score. If your score is greater than 100, your performance is above average. 

    Note: Scores on assessments are never perfect. We recommend that you avoid making comparisons to yourself and others based on small differences in scores. Instead, focus on your general classification into one of four proficiency levels. Changes in proficiency level are more likely to represent tangible differences in your level of understanding.

    How do I interpret my proficiency level?

    You can think of these labels as completing the sentence, 

    Compared to others, my skills are {your proficiency level}.

    Limited (0-49)

    A score within the Limited proficiency level reflects little demonstrated knowledge. We expect that performances at this level are from learners new to a subject or who are casually exploring content. The learner would benefit from completing relevant courses and any available learning activities.

    Developing (50-99)

    Performance categorized as Developing reflects early stages of demonstrated knowledge. Learners in this category show familiarity with content, but clear knowledge gaps remain. Thorough review of relevant courses and active practice with material would benefit the learner.

    Established (100-149)

    Performance categorized as Established reflects demonstrated knowledge that is better than most other learners. Especially for scores toward the top of this category, a learner has shown they compare favorably with other learners that have completed the same assessment. Learners in this category will benefit from active practice with course material and reviewing the relevant course section recommendations.

    Superior (150-200)

    Performances categorized as Superior reflect demonstrated knowledge that is better than almost all other learners. There is always room for review and improvement, but learners in this category would benefit from seeking out advanced courses and learning opportunities in this topic, or seeking out new skill topics in which to grow.

    What is a percentile?

    Your percentile tells you how your performance compares to all learners who have completed the assessment.  If your percentile is 30, your performance was better than 30% of learners. 

    Note: A percentile is not a percentage correct score. It doesn’t tell you how many questions you got right or wrong. Instead, it helps you gauge how your understanding compares to others who have taken the assessment. Try not to over-interpret small differences in percentiles between assessment attempts or different learners. Instead, focus on your general performance level and content recommendations.

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  • Personal Plan: How to Access Data Science Labs

    Personal Plan subscribers who are interested in data science, can enhance their learning experience through our data science labs!

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    How to access labs

    Step 1: Click on the Labs tab on your Udemy home page or in My learning.

    Step 2: Click Explore labs.

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    This will take you to the lab’s overview page, where you can view all the available labs. 

    You can search for data science labs using either the search bar or the Data science radio button to filter labs and then sub-filter by topic. Click on any lab listed to begin learning.

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    Selecting a lab mode

    Once you select a lab, you’ll need to select which mode you want to learn in. We offer multiple modes for each lab so you can select your preferred level of guidance. Learn how to select a mode for a lab.

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    Launching the workspace 

    After selecting the mode, click on the Launch workspace button in either the top right corner or within the lab’s “project assignment” to open the workspace associated with the lab. 

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    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking End at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone.

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    Note for Safari users

    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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  • Personal Plan: How to Access DevOpsLabs

    Personal Plan subscribers who are interested in DevOps, can enhance their learning experience through our DevOps labs!

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    How to access DevOps labs

    1. Click on the Labs tab on your Udemy home page or in My learning.

    2. Click Explore labs. This will take you to the labs’ overview page, where you can view all available labs. 

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    3. You can search for labs using either the search bar or by selecting the DevOps radio button to filter labs and then sub-filter by Popular topic.

    4. Click on any lab listed to begin learning.

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    Selecting a lab mode

    Once you select a DevOps lab, you’ll need to select which mode you want to learn in. We offer multiple modes for each lab so you can select your preferred level of guidance. Learn how to select a mode for a lab.

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    Launching a workspace 

    After selecting the mode, click on the Launch workspace button in either the top right corner or within the lab’s “project assignment” to open the workspace associated with the lab. 

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    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking “End” at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone.

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    Note for Safari users

    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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  • Personal Plan: How to Access and Complete Assessments

    Assessments are a feature that helps learners identify their skill level in a certain topic and guides them to a personalized content recommendation based on their skillset. This article explains how you can access and complete assessments. 

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    How to start and complete assessments

    Personal Plan subscribers can follow the steps below to start and complete assessments:

    1. To get started, you can access assessments on the Assessments tab on your Udemy home page or your My learning page. You can also search for assessments on the Udemy marketplace by searching for relevant topics (like AWS).

    2. Click Start assessment when you’re ready to begin.

    start_assessment.png3. Each assessment includes around 30 multiple-choice or multi-select questions and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. If you exit the assessment before answering all the questions and come back within 24 hours, you can pick up where you left off. Otherwise, you can start a new assessment and will see a different set of questions.

    4. Once you’ve completed the assessment, you will be brought to the results page, where you can view your overall score and dive into detailed explanations for each question.

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    5. You will also see a course recommended based on your skill levels. Once enrolled, you will see personalized guidance based on recommended areas of focus. Click Enroll now to jump into your personalized course recommendation.

    6. Once you’re in the course, you can see specific sections highlighted for you based on your skill set.

    7. After completing the highlighted sections, you may retake the assessment to measure your learning progress, and get updated personalized guidance in the recommended course.

    How to access in-progress assessments

    You can find in-progress assessments and your most recent results under your My learning tab. 

     

     

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  • Personal Plan Labs: How to Select a Mode

    Labs are a learning experience that allow learners to apply their skills by completing real-world projects using workspaces. We offer multiple modes for labs. Learn more about the differences and how to access them below. 

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    What are modes? And what types of modes are there?

    Modes allow you to choose what level of guidance you want to receive when engaging in hands-on practice activities. We offer 3 different modes:

    1. Follow-along. The follow along mode provides the highest amount of guidance relative to the other two modes. You can complete a project by following detailed step by step instructions. We recommend this mode if you are unfamiliar with the material and are not ready to try out any of the steps on your own. 
    2. Structured challenge. In this mode you receive a medium level of guidance. You will have a "virtual manager" managing your workflow. The manager breaks down the project into assigned tasks and you are encouraged to try to complete the task on your own before reviewing the solution. We recommend this mode if you need high level guidance on how to approach the problem but you feel you can come up with some of the steps on your own. We recommend this mode for learners looking to practice authentically but need some support.
    3. Open challenge. The open challenge mode provides a minimum level of guidance. We recommend this mode if you want to assess your ability to complete real-world projects by determining the overall approach to the problem as well as the steps you need to take to get there. Some support will be provided for you in the form of resources, but otherwise you're on your own!

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    How do I select my preferred mode?

    You can select your preferred mode right after accessing a lab.

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  • Personal Plan: Workspace Sessions And Restrictions

    Personal Plan subscribers can enhance their learning experience by completing real-world, hands-on activities in workspaces. For example, workspaces are provided by Udemy so that learners can complete certain activities in labs for web development.

    This article includes important information and restrictions about workspace sessions on Udemy. 

    Multi-factor authentication

    Please note that multi-factor authentication (MFA) must be enabled for your account in order to launch labs and workspace sessions.

    Workspace session timelines

    In order to conserve resources, workspaces have 3-hour sessions: at the end of the 3-hour session, any running resources will be stopped. Please note that in such cases any progress made in the workspace or data entered will not be saved. 

    • Learners will be notified when there is 30 minutes left in their session, and from that juncture, a countdown to the 3-hour mark will appear.

    If you wish to take the workspace session again, you will need to start a new session. 

    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking End at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone. 

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    Workspace session restrictions

    • Do not add private or sensitive information (such as passwords) into the workspaces. You may only use simulated, anonymous, non-personal, non-live data or information when accessing or using workspaces. 
    • You may only access and use workspace sessions for your personal, non-commercial, educational purposes. Additional restrictions are listed in Section 8 of our Terms of Use.

    Temporary disablement of workspace sessions

    Udemy may temporarily disable workspaces on our platform for technical or security reasons. Udemy will notify learners if this occurs and when the workspaces and labs can be accessed again. 

    Please note that in such cases, any progress made or data entered will not be saved. If you wish to take the workspace session again, you will need to start a new session.

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  • Personal Plan: How to Access Development Labs

    Learners interested in web development, and who have enrolled in Udemy’s Personal Plan subscription, can enhance their learning experience through our development labs!

    The labs allow you to apply your skills by completing real-world projects using a workspace.

    Note:  

    • Please see below for important information regarding the use of Workspaces.
    • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) must be enabled for your account in order to launch labs. Learn how to enable MFA for your account.

    How to access Development labs in Personal Plan

    To access Development labs please follow the steps below.

    1. Click on the Labs tab on your Udemy home page or in My learning. You can also search for labs on the Udemy marketplace.

    2. Next, click Explore labs.

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    3. From the labs overview page, click on the Development radio button on the left-hand side to see all of the Development labs.

    4. Next, click a Development lab topic from the Popular Topics list on the left.

    5. To choose a Development lab, click Start practicing on any lab listed on the right to begin learning.

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    6. Select a lab mode.

    Once you select a Development lab, choose which mode you want to learn in. We offer multiple modes for each lab so users can select their level of guidance. 

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    Using Safari? Please review the last section in this article for important information.

    1. Next, launch the Workspace. 

    After selecting the mode, click on the Launch button in the top-right corner to open the workspace associated with the lab. 

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    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking End at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone. 

    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

    Note for Safari users

    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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