There are two phases to the Next Generation Tech Booster: the first phase is the Challenge phase, and the second phase is the Nanodegree phase.
As part of the first phase, you will learn about the foundational elements of the track you've selected, a subject that is pivotal to in-demand tech skills. Two of the three Challenge tracks (cybersecurity and front end web development) have prerequisites that you will be tested on in order to qualify. The data science programming Challenge track has NO prerequisites, and therefore there is no test as part of this track’s application.
All students must first go through the Challenge phase in order to qualify for the second Nanodegree phase. Students cannot apply to the Nanodegree phase directly nor skip phase one. By applying to this scholarship, you are therefore applying to the Challenge phase and in turn, initiating an opportunity to qualify for the subsequent Nanodegree phase.
After completing the first phase, you will get the chance to assess what you’ve learned through a final assessment. The top 500 students who score highest on this final assessment are prioritized for the Nanodegree phase. This is a selective process, so make sure you're ready for that final assessment when the date approaches on February 20 to 21, 2023. And throughout your entire journey and across both phases, you will have access to an online community platform, where you will get to ask other students and tutors for support to help you through any learning difficulties or even to network.