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Alteryx for K-12: FAQ

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Alteryx For K-12 FAQ

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1. What is Alteryx For K-12?

Alteryx for K-12 is a program designed to meet the needs of students and educators who may find themselves having to adjust to new types of learning environments. We are excited to bring our most relevant tools and resources to younger a younger student audience so they are able to gain hands-on experience in elementary, middle, and high school. 

 

This program will leverage new and existing multi-media content and Alteryx For Good free licensing to deliver the fundamentals of data science and analytics and give students and educators exposure to everything Alteryx has to offer – including our Learning Paths and access to our free Core Certification exam. 

 

2. How will Alteryx For K-12 help students succeed?

This program will give students access and hands-on experience with Alteryx Designer as well as access to our training resources. With jobs in data science and analytics in such high demand, students will be able to gain fluency in a core set of skills that can follow them throughout their future academic endeavors.

 

3. How does licensing work for the Alteryx For K-12 program?

All K-12 students and educators are eligible for a one-year free Alteryx Designer license. This license can be renewed each year and throughout students’ academic careers.

 

High School Educators

All High School Educators can apply directly on our site.

 

Middle School Educators

Right now, our website only supports middle school educators in the following countries: the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. You can find the registration here. If you are outside one of these countries and would like to participate, please email alteryxforgood@alteryx.com.

 

Students 16 and Older

All high school students 16 and over can apply directly on our site.

 

Students Under the Age of 16 and Parents

All students under the age of 16 will need their parents to register on their behalf. All parents will fill out the required information [link], and receive their student’s license. Parents who would like to register multiple students can do so by emailing alteryxforgood@alteryx.com

 

For information about license activation, please visit our License Activation FAQ.

 

4. Where can I find the course materials for Alteryx for K-12?

All course materials, including a downloadable PDF you can print out at home, can be found here.

 

5. Who can participate in the Alteryx For K-12 program?

This program is designed to empower all K-12 students and educators to bring Alteryx to their classrooms and their individual studies. If you are learning from home, teaching from home, or face-to-face in a classroom, this program is for you! Just a note, right now our program only supports middle school educators in the following countries: US, Canada, Great Britain and Australia.

 

6. Should I share this with my friends, family and peers?

Yes please! We are excited to extend this program to students across the globe and empower them with the fundamentals of data science and analytics. If you know students who might be interested, please send them our way! 

 

7. How do I register for the Alteryx Community?

 

Instructions for registering on Community can be found on our Program page.


PLEASE NOTE: If you already have a Community account, you need to verify that the name and email address match your ADAPT participant information for licenses purposes. If not or if your existing account was created with a professional email address, please contact community@alteryx.com to request a change to your personal email address. For identity verification purposes, you will be given directions to log into your account and send a private message to the Community administrator confirming the need for the email change. 

 

8. How long will this program take to complete?

This program is designed to be a modular experience; with a few up-front lessons that will set the stage for students to begin their journey through our Learning Paths and to our Core Certification Exam.  The scope and sequence of the program can be found here

 

9. I have a Mac – how would I install the Alteryx Designer? 

A: As Alteryx runs on Windows, there are two ways to install Alteryx on a Mac:
1)      Use Boot Camp
2)      Use a virtual machine product (emulates Windows within macOS) like VMWare, VirtualBox (open source), or  Parallels, among others. 

  

Note that any of the above solutions require a Windows license. This article goes through the pros and cons of the different approaches, as well as detailed installation instructions. 

 

10. Who should I contact for help with the Alteryx for K-12 program? 

 If you have specific questions about the Alteryx For K-12 program, please visit AFG's Discussion Page where you can post questions and view others’ responses.  You can also post general questions about the Alteryx for Good program to Community as well.

 

For any curriculum-related questions, please contact alteryxforgood@alteryx.com.

 

Finally, for any questions about Alteryx Designer, please direct them to our Designer Discussions board in Community.