College student Severa Cox worked in the restaurant industry as a general manager until the pandemic struck. That’s when Severa woke up to just how vulnerable she was in her current career. With funds provided by the CARES Act, Severa left college and enrolled at Eleven Fifty Academy where she was inspired by her instructors and felt welcomed by her diverse cohort. Only two weeks after bootcamp graduation, Severa explains how Eleven Fifty Academy helped her land her first software engineer job, plus how the online bootcamp environment gave her an advantage in her first remote job!
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Cybersecurity is constantly evolving as technology advances – and your career in cyber will grow just as quickly! Springboard curriculum expert and long-time cybersecurity professional Mark Adams breaks down the cyber security career path, how to progress from entry-level cybersecurity analyst roles to senior cybersecurity engineering roles, and the average cybersecurity salaries that bootcamp graduates can expect. Plus, Mark shares how Springboard’s Cyber Security Bootcamp is preparing students with the skills employers expect from cybersecurity analysts today, and what you need to know to pass CompTIA certification exams.Continue Reading
Since Apple launched the Swift in 2015, the mobile programming language continues to evolve and grow. Between Swift 2 and Swift 5, the world has moved closer to a “mobile-first” environment – but what exactly has changed, and what can we expect in 2021? Karl Pfister, iOS Program Director at Devmountain, shares what’s in store moving forward in iOS development, and the two trends he predicts for 2021.
When Swift 2 was first released, it was still pretty unstable. Companies didn’t have a lot of confidence (for good reason) in Swift as a programming language. The first updates in Swift were all about building stability and confidence in the language. Later, Swift became really intelligent about garbage collection (the ability to discard unused memory). That type of intention with the Swift language is exciting for mobile developers.Continue Reading
Ilias, a graduate of BrainStation’s digital marketing bootcamp wrote a Verified review of his bootcamp experience and won our latest sweepstakes competition! Over 1,200 tech bootcamp graduates wrote a Verified review for their school on Course Report and went into the draw to win a $500 Amazon gift card! We caught up with Ilias to hear about their bootcamp experience!
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Their latest CIRR report shows a 91% alumni job placement rate at The Software Guild, but how exactly is The Software Guild preparing graduates for the workforce? Director of Career Services, Kipp Graham, tells us about their commitment to each bootcamper’s success, from their initial career goals to landing their first job. Plus, Kipp explains how to assess whether a company is the right fit for you and what employers are actually looking for in today’s junior developers.
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With a background in Literature and administration, Liishi Durbin wasn’t sure if she could ever learn how to code until her job led her to managing a database. That’s when she decided to ask around in her network and find out how she could become a developer in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Liishi discovered that most software engineers in the Boston area heralded Launch Academy as the best option to prepare for a new career. Liishi tells us all about the Launch Academy interview process, the two scholarships she earned to help reduce tuition, and what the online classroom experience was like. Find out if Launch Academy was worth it for Liishi!
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Cybersecurity is a quickly developing and in-demand tech field, and many companies are anxious to fill job openings with skilled cyber professionals. For those making a career change into cybersecurity, though, figuring out how to obtain cybersecurity certifications can be overwhelming. NexGenT breaks down today’s most recognized cyber certifications, and how students who are completely new to cybersecurity can learn the skills needed to pass their exams. Plus, NexGenT’s tips for preparing your home office for taking a cyber certification exam remotely!
There is so much information about cyber certifications and it can be confusing for anyone trying to get into the cybersecurity field. While some jobs don’t require cybersecurity certification, for anyone just getting into the field, certification will help them be taken more seriously as a job candidate.Continue Reading
Jules Wood was pursuing a rhetoric, writing, and linguistics degree when she began to question the financial situation academia was leaving her in. Jules shares how General Assembly’s UX Design Immersive in Atlanta gave her the skill set, support, and confidence she needed to quickly climb the UX design career ladder. Plus, learn why Jules has no regrets about enrolling in General Assembly’s Catalyst Program to fund her career change with an Income Share Agreement. Find out if General Assembly was worth it for Jules!
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Which tech skills will get you noticed by employers in 2021 and how can you quickly add them to your skills toolbox? We caught up with three experts from BrainStation to hear their predictions of the 4 top tech trends to expect in 2021 and which tech skills to focus on in order to stay relevant next year. Plus, BrainStation shares how anyone can acquire a new skill set in 2021 even while working full-time!
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