The Commonlounge Pro Membership is a great way to get access to all of the Pro material on the platform. This document will provide answers for some of the common questions we receive about the Pro membership. Don't see your question below? Just leave a reply and we'll get back to you!
Commonlounge has over 45+ courses on various topics. All of the tutorials in all of these courses are offered for free. Since some of these courses only have tutorials, like the Learn Cryptography course, they are completely free.
However, over 20+ of our most popular courses have a Pro version available which include:
- Quizzes make you work through interesting problems that stretch your understanding and solidify your learnings.
- Real world projects let you work with tools used in the industry, and we get experts to give you feedback on every submission.
- Certificate of Completion: After completing a Pro course you become eligible for an official certificate of completion, which includes your quiz scores, your completed projects, and the amount of time you spent going through the course. More details here.
This is the best way to delve deeper into a topic and get hands-on experience and practice. Students often tell us that the Pro version is a no-brainer since their understanding of the material improves exponentially.
To get access to the Pro version of these courses, you need to have a Pro subscription.
Once you subscribe to Pro, you get access to ALL of the courses on the platform, not just a specific one. As long as you stay subscribed, you can enroll in as many courses as you'd like!
Absolutely! This is one of the great perks of being a Pro member. We add courses all the time and as a member, you always get Pro access to all of them.
We believe that cost should not be a barrier for education hence we offer premium content at incredibly low prices. Our hope is to bring this content to as many students as possible so we've kept the price point very low. If you don't believe us, just read any of the tutorials in our courses — they are 100% free!
Our courses are created and reviewed by industry experts — people who have worked at places like Facebook and Microsoft and who have graduated from top global universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Technology.
A Pro subscription gives you access to all of the Pro courses and features on the platform as long as you stay subscribed.
Your subscription will automatically renew every month or year depending on how you chose to pay. If you cancel your subscription, you will lose access to all of the Pro courses / features, however your certificate will always remain valid for life (and be accessible via the permanent link printed on it).
There's no minimum time period you have to be subscribed for — you can stay subscribed as long as you're getting value out of our courses. Hope this answers your question.
The subscription works the same way as products such as Netflix, Spotify, Saavn, etc.
After you enter in your card details or PayPal information, you have 7 days to use Pro freely. You can cancel your trial at any time by going to the Settings page. After 7 days, your subscription will begin and you will automatically be charged (either monthly or yearly, depending on the plan that you picked).
Once you've subscribed, you lock in your price as long as you stay subscribed. Since we offer various promotion, and early adopter pricing, if you cancel your subscription then it is likely that the current price may have increased.
You can cancel your membership at any time by going to the Settings page.
After your 7 day trial, your card is charged every month or every year, depending on your payment plan. If you cancel your membership, your subscription will not be renewed the following month / year.
For example, if you're on a monthly plan and midway through your 1st month, you decide to cancel, you will not be refunded for that month and will retain your access to the Pro plan until the end of the month. You will lose access and billing will automatically stop at the beginning of the next month. The exact same thing happens for yearly plans.
If you sign up for a yearly plan, we offer significant discounts off our monthly price (often as much as 40%). Since you're pre-paying for an entire year, we are able to offer these discounts. On the upgrade page, we show you an effective monthly price, i.e. the yearly price divided by 12 so that you can accurately compare against the monthly option and see which deal works better for you.
This is by far the best value deal amongst all of Commonlounge's promotions!
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