Many competitive coding bootcamps require a certain level of coding knowledge or background in order to be accepted into their programs- whether they’re looking for past experience on your resume or require that you pass a coding challenge. For a beginner, it can be tough to get the experience that a selective bootcamp looks for in the application process. There are many ways to learn basic coding (including teaching yourself) but if you want to make sure you’re covering the right material and quickly, then a bootcamp prep program may be for you.
Remember that most coding bootcamps require you to complete pre-work once you’ve been admitted before starting class; however, this is a list of prep programs to help you apply for and get accepted to a bootcamp!
Length: 4 weeks, part time (40 hours total)
Guarantee: App Academy guarantees that after this course you will be accepted into a coding bootcamp or your money back. If you are accepted into App Academy, the cost of Bootcamp Prep will be deducted from your deposit.
Cost: $1999 (online, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Philadelphia), or $2,999 (San Francisco, New York)
Locations: Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, or online
Length: Two 2 hour workshops (4 hours total)
Location: Los Angeles or online
Length: 4 weeks part time (48 hours total)
Guarantee: If you are accepted into the DevLeague bootcamp, the cost of DevLeague prep will be put towards your tuition.
Bootcamp Prep: Introduction to Coding
Length: 4 weeks part time (24 hours total)
Guarantee: If you’re not enjoying the course after 3 classes, you can get a full refund. Get a discount upon admission to certain bootcamps: $500 off App Academy or Learners Guild, $1500 off Rithm School or Startup Institute.
Location: San Francisco, Boston
Length: 60-75 hours (self-paced)
Guarantee: Students who complete Bootcamp Prep will become priority applicants for Flatiron School which will fast track their applications.
Cost: Free for Course Report readers
Length: 20 hours online + 4 weeks part time (68 hours total)
Guarantee: Fullstack Academy guarantees that after this course you will be accepted into at least one coding bootcamp, or your money back. But completion of Bootcamp Prep does not specifically guarantee acceptance into a Fullstack program. If accepted into Fullstack Academy or Grace Hopper Academy, $1500 will be deducted from your tuition.
Location: NYC, Chicago, or online
Length: 8 weeks part time
Curriculum:Python foundations, HTML, CSS, Flask
Guarantee: $1500 discount on your Fellowship tuition if you are accepted
Location: San Francisco or South Bay, CA
Length: 4 weeks or 7 weeks (both 60 hours)
Guarantee: If you are accepted into any Reactor Core full-time immersive program, the cost of Remote Prep will be deducted from your tuition
Length: 4 weeks part time (56 hours total)
Location: San Francisco
Length: 100 hours over 3 months
Guarantee: If you are accepted into a Reactor Core 12-week immersive program, the cost of Fulcrum will be deducted from your tuition.
Length: 2 weeks (40 hours total including 15 hours of class time)
Guarantee: If you are accepted to the LearningFuze full immersion program, the cost of Root will be put towards your tuition.
Cost: $495 (earlybird $345)
Location: Irvine, CA or online
Length: 4 weeks part time (36 hours total)
Guarantee: If you are accepted into the MakerSquare immersive program the cost of MakerPrep will be put towards your tuition.
Cost: $350 (Los Angeles, NYC), $750 (Austin)
Location: Los Angeles, NYC, Austin
Length: 90 hours part time
Guarantee: If you are accepted into Telegraph Academy, the cost of Telegraph Prep+ will be put towards your tuition.
Cost: $1499 (onsite), $299 (online beta)
Length: 8 weeks part time remote
Guarantee: Students accepted to MakerSquare will be able to apply $1000 of the Bootcamp Prep fee to the MakerSquare tuition.
Cost: $1500 (remote)
Length: 4 weeks part time remote
Curriculum: Ruby on Rails, interview prep
Length: One month (as the name implies!)
Cost: $299 per class
ONLINE RESOURCES TO PREPARE FOR CODING BOOTCAMPS:
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