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Mark Robertson111 Points
How long is this?
Is there any way to find out how long the course is supposed to take?
There isn't really a set time for course length. Treehouse provides you with a timecode for the video length, but that really does not provide an accurate estimate of the time needed for each course. Everyone learns at a different pace, so you might finish a course much faster than someone else. I have watched videos a couple times or skipped to a certain spot to review something I didn't pick up on the first time through. You will also need to factor in time to take the quizzes and code challenges, which depending on how well you are understanding the material can go quite fast or the opposite if you are struggling.
I wouldn't recommend putting a specific time frame on completing a course, because that could cause you to rush through the material and not allow yourself enough time to really grasp everything you are learning. I learn best when I go through a few lessons, then let the material sit and soak in my head for a bit before moving on further.
I hope this answer gives you an idea of what to expect, rather than a solid answer for how much time you will invest. Again, you are the one in control of setting the pace. Good luck!
Maximiliane QuelCourses Plus Student 55,489 Points
here is a post that has tried to answer this question. link
in short. there are many aspects to consider and it is really hard to tell. your previous experience, time commitment etc all play a huge role.
hope that helps. a bit at least.
Greg Leibowitz28,536 Points
This depends on how long it takes you to get through these. The videos should be time stamped to better gauge. If you have a solid grasp of the concepts in the videos, the quizzes and code challenges should be about a minute per question. Take your time to grasp the intro material, it will help down the road. I hope this helps :)
Mark Robertson111 Points
Thank you all. I was just hoping for some sort of "estimated" time or counter or something so that I can plan my time appropriately. I see how that might be a difficult thing to gauge. Is there a place where we can view the length of all the videos in the lesson/track?
James Barnett39,199 Points
I usually suggest 1 badge / 1 hour / 1 day. Depending on how much time you care to devote you can double or half that.
In general you want a block of time large enough to learn an entire concept, 30 minutes per session minimum, but not too much that you forget everything in a month, 4 hours per day max.