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Berkeley Boot Camps

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Berkeley Boot Camps

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Berkeley Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time courses in web development; 24-week, part-time courses in data analytics, UX/UI, cybersecurity and financial technology (FinTech) and 18-week, part-time digital marketing and technology project management courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL and Git.

The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.

The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training students in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy and more. Students will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.

The fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.

The technology project management program takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing in-demand technical, leadership and business management skills. The curriculum covers requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning, and more.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll in the bootcamps, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Berkeley Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and individuals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 mentor support, soft skills training and more. Upon program completion, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from Berkeley Extension, and will build a portfolio of projects in our web development, data analytics, UX/UI, digital marketing, financial technology or technical project management programs and gain skills applicable to industry certifications in our cybersecurity program.

Berkeley Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.
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    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco
    This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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    Payment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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    Cost$9,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, Wordpress and more, while also advancing campaign analysis technical skills.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Algorithms, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Excel, Machine Learning, Python, SQL
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco
    Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, and gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training and 1:1 coaching.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Web Development - Full-Time

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    CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, React.js, Git
    OnlineFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops and mock interviews.
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    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time

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    CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, React.js
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops and mock interviews.
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    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Technology Project Management - Part-Time

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    Scrum, Agile
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week18 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Technology Project Management Boot Camp prepares you to effectively lead technology projects across a variety of industries. Gain hands-on training in requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning and more. Obtain the skills necessary to sit for the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master™ Level I Certification.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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    CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco
    Get hands-on training and instruction in UX/UI design methodology, design software skills, front end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery and more. Maintain your current schedule by studying part-time, and apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
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    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

1 Scholarship

  • $500 Berkeley Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Berkeley Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (San Francisco)
    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (San Francisco)
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    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time (San Francisco)
    • Financial Technology - Part-Time (San Francisco)
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    • Technology Project Management - Part-Time (San Francisco)
    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time (San Francisco)
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    • Full Stack Web Development - Full-Time (San Francisco)
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  • FinTech Bootcamp
    - 11/30/2021
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    Prateek Sharma • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Berkeley FinTech Bootcamp is one of the best way to start your career in FinTech industry. I loved the way they helped me in learning basics of coding with real life experiences in a form of case studies to be covered in weekly assignments. Teaching faculty is very cooperating and helpful, they pay attention to each individual to overcome his problem or doubts. I have made new connections and advanced my knowledge in the world of finance and technology. This 6 months course is amazingly designed to boost one’s confidence to start his/her career right after this Bootcamp. 

    I was quite reluctant few months ago while writing a code but now Im very confident and happy that I chose this program to transform myself in the world of FinTech. I highly recommend this course to individuals who are looking for a new start in their career.
  • UXUI DESIGN
    - 8/2/2021
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    Fernanda Vasconcelos Dantas • Occupational Therapist • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I’m so happy and satisfied that I choose the Berkeley Bootcamp, the support to the students even online is amazing. I decided to transition career to be a UX designer, this is a big step for my future career, I was afraid of ending up in a place that doesn't have close contact or interchange with professors, career coaches, and mentors that's why I choose Berkeley because they have all this. 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
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    Monday, Aug 02 2021
    Incredible, Fernanda! Thank you for choosing our program to make a significant career change. It's great to hear you're enjoying the online format and are benefiting from the support of our entire team. We look forward to helping you successfully complete the boot camp. Happy studying!
  • A starting point
    - 7/28/2021
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    Juliet George • Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Firstly, this is not a beginners program as it is very fast-paced. I would recommend going on Udemy and buying programs from Colt Steele
    https://www.udemy.com/user/coltsteele/ and  Maximilian Schwarzmüller
     https://www.udemy.com/user/academind/ for $14.99 when they have a sale.  What is important is really learning what they teach and apply it to a project or 2 to get attention from recruiters and then practice coding challenges on leetcode and hacker rank. 
    Secondly, it does not begin to cover everything you need to know about Full Stack Development especially the backend stuff. You need to know systems design, deployment to AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, etc that are not taught here.  It is a lot of money to just gain the basics. 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Aug 02 2021
    Thank you for your feedback, Juliet. As this is a boot camp, we recognize the course material is fast-paced and challenging while covering a wide range of topics. It's our mission to help as many hard-working, aspiring web developers as we can, so our program is designed for individuals with varying levels of proficiency, including beginners.

    We equip students with a robust academic framework and begin by covering the fundamentals. Each lesson builds upon the last, helping students create a strong foundational skill set and learn how to problem-solve and self-teach—key skills needed in any developer’s career. This foundation equips students with the skills to master additional languages or frameworks following graduation.

    From your review, we understand you did not feel this learning approach was sufficiently beneficial for you and realize you would have liked to spend more time focusing on systems design, deployment to AWS, Kubernetes, and Docker. We appreciate your input as we're constantly optimizing our curriculum and program offerings.

    We would love the opportunity to speak with you directly to learn how else we can assist you at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us at (510) 306-1218.
  • Jose Orellana  User Photo
    Jose Orellana • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I decided to switch careers after a long stretch doing economic modeling.  I looked into options available and suitable and found the Berkeley Data Analytics Boot Camp.  It ticked many of the right boxes:
    • Broad curriculum that would give me exposure to a large set of tools.
    • 24 weeks duration, not too long and not too short.
    • Could be completed remotely 100%.
    • Recognized University in the tech industry.
    • Right price and payment scheme.
    • Career Services aimed to help me find a position within Data Sciences.

    Currently we are half way through the course and I am extremely happy with the program. The material is well structured and provides guided hands-on learning on the multiple tools and technologies.  There are also lots of support available.  There are multiple Office Hours where the Teaching Assistants (TAs) can provide support and answer questions.  It's also possible to request additional tutoring one-on-one sessions and even post questions to the entire class via Slack.

    The instructor Ryan, and the TAs are very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. A few of the TAs have been through the Boot Camp themselves, so they are familiar with the type of questions and issues that we may have.

    I have also found some of the Career Services presentations very informative and have helped me feel more confident about my future.

    However, it's a fast paced course with lots of tools and programming languages presented.  I feel that I need to put in at least 20hrs/week are needed to get the most out of it.  
    One piece of advice that was given to us at the beginning was to stay ahead of the lectures, reviewing the online module materials ahead of the lecture and not letting much time pass before completing the week's challenge.

    Cheers,
    Jose.
     
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Jun 11 2021
    We appreciate your review, Jose! Thank you for choosing our program to make a significant career change. It's great to hear you're enjoying the boot camp, benefiting from the hands-on learning, and taking advantage of all the available resources—including office hours and tutoring.

    Our entire team is passionate about enabling student support, so we're glad this is resonating with you and couldn't agree more that Ryan is pretty great. Like you noted, this is a fast-paced course that will require extensive time both inside and outside of the classroom so we commend all the hard work you've dedicated thus far. We look forward to helping you successfully complete the boot camp. Happy studying! 
  • Vesna Tertei Rudinski  User Photo
    Vesna Tertei Rudinski • Techical Project Manager • Verified via LinkedIn
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    For me and my family, as new immigrants, the year 2020 was challenging, to say the least. It was a year of adjustments. Most people had to acquire new skills to get a job. For me, it was the year when I decided to make room for myself in my new homeland and become employable. I set out to self-educate myself through various online courses. However, what I missed was the experience of experts in the field that interests me. Also, the way of employment here is different than in my homeland, so I needed help with that as well. Luckily, I saw an ad for the Berkeley Tech Project Management Boot Camp, where they offered just that: instructors who are professionals and Career Services’ help with hiring. After reading the reviews, I realized that this is the right program for me.

    Now that I’ve passed half the course, I know I’ve made a good decision. Instructor William is an expert, very knowledgeable, and eager to help and answer all questions. His insight into day-to-day commitments, advice on difficulties, and possible solutions in the Technology Project Manager’s workday is very helpful. The knowledge and skills that I already gained in this program, helped me to present myself as more of an expert and embrace challenging and demanding roles in Technology Project Management. 

    This is a very challenging program, but also very satisfactional in terms of gaining new skills and knowledge that is in high demand. If you are someone looking for a way to change a career path, or even only to acquire a new set of skills, look no further than UC Berkeley. Always challenge yourself, learn as much as you can, it wouldn’t be waste of time. Don’t be uncomfortable to ask questions or get a tutor, there is a team of professionals watching your progress and wishing you success. 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Apr 07 2021
    Way to go, Vesna! Thank you for choosing our boot camp to make a significant career change. We're glad to hear you're finding your instructor to be knowledgeable and responsive throughout the learning journey and couldn't agree more that William is pretty fantastic. Like you noted, this is a rigorous program, and so we appreciate your advice on never hesitating to ask questions and reaching out for help. We commend all your hard work thus far and are rooting you on towards graduation!
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    Vincent Nguyen • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    The program does not hold back even from day 1. The prework gives an a small sample of what to expect throughout the course but the rigorous nature of the course would not be justified using words and must be felt. Proper planning and time management is necessary to complete this course and get the full benefit of learning all they have to offer. But at the end of the journey, there will be much that have been learned with your progress laid bare in front of you through the projects you've done. The job assistance does exist however at this present time, I have not been able to be immersed in it. 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Mar 19 2021
    Amazing, Vincent! Like you noted, this is a fast-paced and challenging course one that will require dedicated planning and time management. We're glad you had a positive boot camp experience and successfully learned the fundamentals of full stack web development. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! We look forward to providing you with continued career services assistance and wish you all the best moving forward. 
  • Stanley Tan  User Photo
    Stanley Tan • Verified via LinkedIn
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    This is a 6 month intensive part-time bootcamp dealing with python, sql, databases, some web development, and machine learning.  
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 18 2021
    Thank you, Stanley! We're glad you enjoyed the curriculum. Congratulations on graduating and best of luck in all your future data endeavors!
  • New Beginnings
    - 11/25/2020
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    Piya Mitra • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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     As a 45 year old single mom facing re-entry into the workforce after taking a long break, my options seemed limited, yet as I researched what I would like to peruse, digital marketing seemed to be a very exciting prospect to me. I looked into many other courses available and could not decide which course suited my needs. Till I saw a Facebook ad from  Berkeley Digital Marketing Boot Camp and clicked to find out more. The curriculum seemed to be a perfect fit for what I was looking for and the course is  focused on getting into jobs right away. Compared to other similar courses available online, this program offer skills that are much in demand for a career in digital marketing. I signed up immediately. 
      It was a daunting idea  going  back to studying after a break of 22 years.  At first it was really nerve racking and I felt I had to learn how to focus, and pay attention. The online classes were also a challenge, but with our friendly instructor Franco and the helpful TA's  who made us feel at ease, online learning does not seem so hard. I also really appreciate the tutor I have been provided with, that extra help in clarifying topics I have doubts in, really is a lifesaver for me. I also enjoy the slack channel connect with fellow students. We really help each other on any doubts we may have and in the last few months we have a great camaraderie with each other. I look forward to attending my classes .
     Career services is also very helpful, they have provided many tools to be employer ready and I look forward to availing their services fully after the course is over 
    As a student I would advice others to really enjoy the process. Take the help of the tutors, Ask as many questions on slack. Also for me I am really enjoying the subject and I do try to read and research as much as I can. 
    I started this course with much trepidation, halfway through this course I am filled with hope, of widening Horizons and I look forward to a new beginning.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Dec 04 2020
    Way to go, Piya! Thank you for choosing our program to make a significant career change. We're thrilled to hear you're enjoying the curriculum and benefiting from the support of not only our entire boot camp team but your fellow classmates—we couldn't agree more that Franco is pretty great.

    Like you mentioned, your cohort did experience a disruption due to COVID-19 that resulted in your studies transitioning online for the health and safety of all learners. We're happy to hear this unplanned change is being delivered successfully. 

    Great advice for prospective students—taking advantage of all the available resources, like tutoring, will definitely help you stay ahead. We commend all your hard work thus far and are rooting you on towards graduation!
  • Scammers
    - 10/30/2020
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    Prakash Acharya • Verified via LinkedIn
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    They are legit scammers. I finished my 12 weeks Bootcamp in December 2019. It's been almost a year I reached more than 10 times to get my certificate but still didn't get it. It's been a year I got the chance to work with other developers who went to different Bootcamp. I saw the difference in the coverage of the course also. Instructors are overall good on the designed syllabus.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Nov 04 2020
    Thank you for your feedback, Prakash. We're glad to hear you found our instructional team to be supportive but regret to hear the program as a whole did not live up to your expectations.

    This is a fast-paced and challenging course, covering a wide range of knowledge in a limited amount of time. We not only strive to equip individuals with a robust academic framework, but we also work hard to help students develop strong problem-solving and self-teaching abilities: two qualities necessary in any real-world role. From your review, we understand that you did not feel this learning approach was sufficiently beneficial for you and we appreciate your input as we're constantly optimizing our curriculum and program offerings.

    It's our goal for all students to leave the boot camp feeling equipped with the skills they need to succeed. We would love the opportunity to speak with you directly to learn how else we can assist you at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us at (510) 306-1218.
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    Eric Ng • Senior Web Content Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    My overall experience would be a 5-star if this review was based on the superb instructor and strong curriculum. It was certainly a great class and would love to do another if time permitted the intensity. 

    Before starting this bootcamp, I had recently left my prior position as an Accountant with some programming experience and was looking for a general programming school. Application into the school itself was a tad too simple and rushed. Though if not rushed, I would've missed the amazing instructor and the friends I made afterwards. 

    My instructor Jerome Chenette, who is a professional within the web development field was extremely caring and well versed. He's simply the best and most passionate teacher I've ever seen. He takes time to ensure students are all caught up after each section, and takes time after each class to help students catch up (especially if he sees the effort you put into practicing and learning). I can not imagine where I'd be without his guidance and push towards excellence.

    The course itself is dauntingly fast and thorough, with some portions that I wish were covered. Although TAs can seem frightening at first, once you interact and raise your hand the TAs are amazingly helpful and patient. TAs are often the friendliest and top of their prior cohorts. You'll receive new information crammed into ~4 hours inclass every day. With the expectation that you stay after hours to either work with others or do homework. The recommended amount of time to learning inclass (20hrs) and outside (40hrs) of class is 60 total per week. You will definitely get back what you put in through those grueling nights. (Yes, I counted my hours to an average of 60.)

    Although job assistance was minimal during the bootcamp, post assistance was fairly good. They gave a lot of pointers to improving resume and dedicate several 1 on 1 hours through online chat. Personally I would've loved if the bootcamp was a longer to accommodate job assistance, or lengthening the end of the cohort for students to discuss their search rather than online-only. However, I will admit with their assistance and a bit of luck, I managed to recieved a contractor role in my current company. 

    I'm certain others will wonder whether it's worth the $13k and 3-month investment. Most definitely, even if you're not aiming to become a web developer, it gives you a foundation to begin studying on your own. Either to learn new languages or dive deeper into web, you'll be amazed at how translatable new information becomes. The 60hours a week are not a joke, as it will reinforce your knowledge with every struggle. Avoid taking the easy way out, such as completely copying from someone else. In the end, it's up to you to ask for help and your new found skill. Odds are you'll find some new friends like me.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Tuesday, Oct 29 2019
    We appreciate your review, Eric! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the curriculum and benefited from our entire instructional support — we also have to agree that Jerome is pretty amazing. Like you mentioned, this is a fast-paced program, but if you utilize all the available resources and dedicate additional time to mastering the topics covered both inside and outside the classroom, you can succeed. Congratulations on graduating and landing an exciting new role at your current company! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
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    If a data analytics / data science boot camp is for you, then the UC Berkeley (Trilogy) program is a great choice.  As a part-time, six-month program, it gives you some options – if you are making a career change, then you can put in a lot more extra time each week to build great demo projects and work on your job search, or if you need to earn some money you can work part-time and still keep up, although you will probably need more time to practice and get your project portfolio together after finishing. 

    It is a bit unnerving for prospective students that Trilogy chooses not to publish outcomes, but from talking to other students as well as grads from other boot camps, the outcomes (at least for our cohort) seem at least as good as what other programs provide – a good number of people achieved their goal (new job, promotion, new skills) within a month of graduating, and most of the rest look like they will get there if they follow through in the coming months. 

    The curriculum is rigorous, but the course material is a bit disorganized at times.  It pays to make sure your computer stays trouble-free, and you should be aggressive about installing software and getting it working ahead of time (you’ll be doing that all through the program).  The instructor was a superb teacher, and the support system is extensive, with multiple options for getting help.  The career services were outstanding – every time we went over and refined / revised my job search materials, I’d see an uptick in interest within a couple of weeks, and I ended up getting multiple offers a few weeks after finishing.  Getting the projects and online profiles in really good shape to show to employers really did make a difference.

    The one downside is that with a slower pace, especially during group projects, you can get away with being passive and not learning.  The career services calendar also tends to fill up quickly and the meetings go by fast, so if you don’t do your part to actively seek out support and prepare, you won’t get the benefits.  Like all boot camps, this one isn’t a magical metamorphosis where you enter as your ordinary self and leave as a full-fledged Data Scientist, able to easily outcompete any five-year industry veteran for a super high-paying job.  Instead, it will provide a reliable path for you to make yourself more employable, more confident, and substantially more valuable, so that it pays for itself many times over. 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Sep 09 2019
    Way to go, Andrew! Thank you for choosing our program to learn the fundamentals of data analytics. We're thrilled you found our entire team to be knowledgeable and instrumental in your job search.

    Like you mentioned, working hard and completing projects will help you stand out to potential employers. We're always looking to optimize our course offerings, so we appreciate your feedback. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
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    I don't want to start from beginning as other students already described that process pretty well. 

    I took Full Stack Web Development course for 6 months. I was paying 1600$ a month and 2500$ upfront payment. 

    Classes were three times a week. First 2 months went pretty well. They explained js, html and css. After we started jumping from one module to another yet nobody could understand them. There are group projects which supposed to help you to get along with people and learn working in a team.
    But how are you going to work when only 10-15% class were catching up with instructor. After 4 months our instructor started drinking on fridays and missing saturday classes. He missed 4 classes and TA 's were not that professional to be able to explain the topics. 
    I personally was doing uber and paying 1600 a month. Working 68 hours a week and going to classes. You couldn't imagine my face everytime I would make it class on Saturday morning after long uber driving night and see how Instructor isn't in class again.  When it happened 4th time - I lost all motivation and quit going to classes. I thought I will be remote at least to save time for myself. But remote classes were very low quality and most of the times translation was going off as it was unpaid subscription. 
    School also supposed to have a Student Success Manager and within 2 months 3 different people came to class and represented themself as SSM and left. Honestly I never seen any of them again. So we didn't have SSM for the time we studied there. 

    Also they promised to help with job search ---- Zero Help! 

    After the course I talked to one of the directors in school and explained him everything. I explained him how much I worked to pay for school and what we were getting in the class. I didn't pay for 1 months  of school and they still haven't give me my Certification because of that. Even if I gained all necessary points to finish school. 

    UC Berkeley ext (San Francisco) - literally broke my life in San Francisco. I feel scammed by this school. 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Jun 28 2019
    Thank you for your review, Elvin. We're glad to hear you enjoyed learning JavaScript, HTML, and CSS at the beginning of the course.

    From your review, we understand that your program experience was not what you were hoping for. We know that this is a challenging course, and we try to make it clear to students that it is fast-paced, quickly moving from one complex topic to the next over a limited time period. As such, we provide all students with several outlets of support, including office hours, free tutoring, Slack, optional one-on-one meetings, supplemental resources, and structured review sessions that reinforce core concepts. Each lesson in our curriculum builds on the last, and we do find that as the curriculum progresses, most students feel more and more confident in their skills.

    During the later portion of your cohort, your instructor did have pre-planned absences for which we arranged coverage through our teaching assistants. We understand that not all teaching styles will resonate with every individual, and we try to encourage students to attend live classes as attending remotely does not always provide the same learning experience. We pride ourselves on teaching students how to learn so that they can build a strong foundational skill set to master other languages and frameworks following graduation.

    Like you mentioned, your class did encounter some unexpected Student Success Manager (SSM) changes, and we understand that this impacted your experience. At the launch of your cohort, your original SSM had to depart, leaving an interim team member in place. Later on, your cohort transitioned over to our current SSM who supported the class through the final weeks. We regret to hear our boot camp support did not meet your expectations and appreciate your input as we are constantly optimizing our offerings.

    We did note your conversation with our Boot Camp Director shortly after the program concluded. To successfully complete the boot camp and receive a certificate of completion, students must submit all academic requirements and finalize extenuating payments. If these requirements are not met, students are ineligible for the program's career services.

    It is our goal for all learners to complete the course feeling properly equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to step out into the industry. If you would like, we would truly welcome the opportunity to speak to you personally. Please reach out to us directly at (510) 306-1218.