Qvault’s Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is Qvault for?

    Qvault is for anyone from absolute beginners all the way up to senior developers. Having an understanding of computer science theory and fundamentals makes finding a first job a piece of cake, allows you to break through the glass-ceiling of junior development and will make you a better engineer overall.

    We’ve built an in-depth curriculum that takes you through the concepts taught in a typical computer science degree that you would get from a university. The best part is you can do it on your own time and for a fraction of the cost.

  • I’ve never written code before, is Qvault for me?

    Yes! While many of our students are developers looking to round out their computer science education, we have courses that are built for first-time students. In fact, by starting with computer science and not just coding, you’re doing it right. Finding a job will be much easier for you.

    Take a look at some of the benefits of learning computer science with us here.

  • How can I earn gems?

    Qvault Gems

    Anytime you find yourself without gems and without a course to work on, you’ll need to buy some gems to get going again. Once you are in a course, however, you can earn gems by completing streaks (getting many assignments correct in a row) and unlocking speed and devotion achievements.

    There are achievements for specific streaks, but you also earn gems for streaks generally. Paying close attention and getting answers right the first time goes a long way!

    Read our post on achievements here for more details.

  • How do I get my certificates?

    We believe all your accomplishments are yours, so we never charge you to show off your work. If you go into your settings you can customize your profile, and that profile is accessible to the public.

    If you want to show off your work to a potential employer or on your resume, just drop a link to your Qvault profile. To see an example, you can check out Lane’s profile here.

  • How can I get in touch?

    Of course! Check out our contact page for details.

  • Can I buy courses directly for cash? Do I need to use gems?

    You do need to use gems, but you can buy gems for cash so there isn’t much difference. Cash -> gems -> course. The reason we chose to do things this way is to give you the opportunity to earn free content! By making all content available through gems, we can easily reward you with gems so you can unlock additional courses without making as many cash payments.