We start with the basics, using a computer, you will write your first lines of code before moving on to more complex coding exercises. No previous programming experience is required! We simply ask that you know how to use a mouse and a keyboard.
Throughout this experience, you will try and you will fail, over and over again. That’s the point: learning the trial-and-error process builds stamina, determination, and develops skills that are necessary to be a software engineer.
Basic Training is done using the 42 style of learning: no teachers, no classes, no books. You work both individually and in groups, ask your peers for help, help your peers, and complete projects. Not convinced? Try it!
4 WEEKS OF CODING
MONDAY TO SUNDAY, DAY AND NIGHT
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Many students consider it to be one of the highlights of their student life: everyone around you shares a similar passion for coding and is facing the exact same dilemmas at the same time.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come and spend 4 weeks, 7 days a week, day and night, coding your heart out with several hundred other candidates all hoping to earn the same prize: to be a full-time student at 42.
Check out our day-in-the-life videos of three students. You can also sign up for a virtual tour.