Want a job with a higher salary? Computer science training could help

Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored
Updated Tue June 26, 2018

Story highlights

  • The program includes eight courses with over 400 lessons
  • It aims to communicate complicated concepts in engaging ways

As part of an ongoing series, the CNN Underscored team showcases outstanding deals you can shop right now in the CNN Store. Each week, we feature a product we think you'll love. This week, we're highlighting The Complete Computer Science Bundle ($39, originally $367; store.cnn.com).

If you've ever thought about learning to code, there's never been a better time or opportunity to do so. Considering a bachelor's degree in computer science has been consistently ranked as one of the most valuable degrees -- Forbes reported an average salary of $61,466 for software designers last year -- the value of computer science knowledge is undeniable.

Of course, you'll need the right resources and tools to start your schooling. Enter the Complete Computer Science Bundle ($39, originally $367; store.cnn.com). This online program includes eight in-depth courses with over 400 lessons that cover everything from coding to design. With over 78 hours of coursework, you'll learn what the creators consider "virtually everything" you would get from a computer science degree.

You will master C programming, Java, data structures and algorithms, and SQL and general database management principles. You'll also take a deep dive into Python, C++ programming and Raspberry Pi. And case studies from top tech companies including Facebook and Apple will allow you to learn from their business successes and failures.

The creators -- who have worked at tech companies such as Google and Microsoft -- aim to communicate complicated concepts in practical and engaging ways. With an emphasis on fundamentals and first principles, this bundle is perfect for anyone who just wants to learn.

Not sure if you have what it takes to commit? With the bundle's 10-day, money-back guarantee and lifetime access, you can try it out or pace yourself in whatever way best suits your needs and schedule. If that doesn't convince you, the bundle's price has been reduced from $367 to just 39 bucks. Learning computer science has never been more affordable and accessible.

Note: The price above reflects the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.