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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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    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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    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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    SQL, Python, Machine Learning, Excel, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Algorithms
    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
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    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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    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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    Payment plans available
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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

    • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time (San Francisco)
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    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time (San Francisco)
    • Technology Project Management - Part-Time (San Francisco)
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    • Financial Technology - Part-Time (San Francisco)
    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time (San Francisco)
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    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (San Francisco)
    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (San Francisco)
  • Marian Arghandewal Safi  User Photo
    Marian Arghandewal Safi • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
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    Sunday, Sep 10 2017
    Thank you for your review, Marian! We're so glad you had such a positive experience with this program. Congratulations on completing the course, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
  • Fintech Boot Camp
    - 6/25/2021
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    I've been in the finance industry for 20 years, having been in investment management, company financial management and startups.  I clearly see that technology is revamping almost every aspect of finance in a major way, so I joined the Berkeley Fintech Boot Camp to retool myself for the present and future.

    I'm halfway through the program now and it has exceeded my expectations!  Within 7 weeks, I was already able to automate a time-consuming piece of my quarterly work to update a set of portfolio tracking spreadsheets.  In machine learning, the brilliant scientific developments of neurology and math are available at my fingertips with a dozen lines of code, it's that simple!  And I'm looking forward to the blockchain section next.

    The projects are my favorate part.  We students get to define projects, so I chose what is highly relevant to my actual work.  It's very empowering to be able to make happen what I used to rely on others to help with and be able to continuously improve it.  Besides, I can communicate effectively with the tech team as now I speak their language and understand their processes. The potential of my domain experience can be unleashed with the hands-on skills in Fintech.

    The boot camp provides ample support round the clock, between instructor office hours, TA office hours, Learning Assistants online and your dedicated tutor.  It's very luxurious :)  Instructors, TAs and tutors all have hands-on expertise in Fintech and can make the connection between the curriculum and real life use cases.

    The Boot Camp is quite intense in the first couple of months, so one does need to be able to commit sufficient time just to keep up.  I think 30 hours per week is the least it takes.   The program does a great job building out the systematic framework for the entire fintech space, and you advance fast!  Then you can decide which area is your point of interest and can delve deeper there afterwards.

    Hope this helps!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Jul 01 2021
    Amazing, Jackie! We're thrilled to hear the program is exceeding your expectations. It's great to know you're enjoying working on real-world projects and learning to effectively communicate your findings. We couldn't agree more that tapping into this new skill set is empowering. Our entire team is passionate about enabling student success, so we're glad you're benefiting from their ongoing support. We couldn't agree more that the boot camp requires extensive time both inside and outside the classroom, so we commend all your hard work thus far. Congratulations on hitting the halfway point, we're looking forward to helping you successfully complete the course! 
  • AB • Student
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    It is a joke - don't get ripped off for $12000.

    - The instructor has not prepared any slides and is unaware of the course / slides content coming up in the class. This makes a horrible impression of the course and creates frustration amongst all students. 
     
    - For each activity / homework - he is not aware of the content (it seems we are all reading it together) 
     
    - The instructor plainly reads through the slides while presenting. There is no valuable time for learning the best practices. And if the slide is too much to absorb, he would skip. 
     
    - The assignments are old. The course is supposed to be online - but all assignments are meant for in person work. It leaves students to be frustrated. There are no clear instructions on what to do and how to do. As the instructor is unaware himself, we end up wasting time and start reading it together. 
     
    - This is not a Berkeley standard course. A lot of students have similar frustrations and concerns and they have been expressed on the Slack channel as well as Bootcamp surveys. I am not sure if Berkeley people have access to any of it. 
     
    - There is no transparency and management in the system. There is no way to send feedback to Berkeley authorities through the Bootcamp and thus many students are not even sure what to do next. Trust me, a lot of students want to drop out and we have openly expressed it. 

    The management, the school (extension, not UCB), third party organization offering the course is all here to rip off the money. Its a scam. 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Jul 10 2020
    Thank you for your feedback, AB. We regret to hear you are unsatisfied with your boot camp experience.

    From your review, we understand that you are not satisfied with the instructional support you have received. Our program has an intensive, multi-part vetting process for instructors, requiring a minimum of three years' experience as an active practitioner in the tech industry — however, we understand that not all teaching styles resonate with all students. In order to ensure quality instruction, we measure instructor success based on participant feedback, video audits of their teaching, and student engagement.

    While our curriculum is regularly updated based on market demand, we want individuals to graduate with the necessary skills to quickly learn new technologies and skills on their own, especially as the technical job market is always changing. Our team is continually updating our course material and instructional support to ensure individuals have the best learning experience possible, so we truly appreciate your input. Your cohort was delivered via our virtual classroom due to COVID-19, for the health and safety of students. We are confident that our course can be delivered successfully through this online format, but we understand that this required some initial adjustments and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    We sincerely care about all our students and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further to provide any additional support you may need at this time. If you would like, please contact us directly at (510) 306-1218. We wish you all the success moving forward! 
  • WEB DEVELOPER
    - 3/30/2020
    Einstein • 100.000 • Student
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    The bootcamp was overall good and the teachers had excellent teaching skills. It was our responsibility to obtain the necessary supplies in order to be fully equipped during the war( coding challenges). I had noticed one thing, maybe others didn't. We had some brilliant minds that they were really sharp when they had to solve a coding problem but most of them they had lack of creativity (97.3 per cent). The system unfortunately chooses really good coders instead of evaluating other aspects of someone's skills. The rainbow has seven colors and I had noticed only one color during the class: The blue color. It seems beautiful to the sky but without the other 6 is insignificant. I am suggesting to include some other lessons too because as I explained the rainbow has 7 colors not only 1. I also want to see how the genius people that they claim to be can solve this scientific problem with the corona virus. They will break into pieces because they have obtained  only one level of thinking and of course they can not solve this issue. We need smart people in this country. We do not need a vehicle without wheels and lights. The Tutors did the best to support us but some students because they paid so much money for the tuition they have started complaining about the Tutors. I was a student at the following calendar year + month: September 2018 - February 2019. Start expanding your horizons instead of being limited to yourself. With this way you gonna see real results and you won't see any results by claiming about something that you re not(smart). One advice: If someone has a little bit of experience with coding, I would highly recommend him-her to go to Berkeley. Otherwise, I would say forget it.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Apr 01 2020
    Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you had an overall positive student experience and benefited from our instructional team. Like you mentioned, trying not to limit yourself is a great mindset to adapt and help you succeed throughout the program. We're always working to optimize our boot camp offering, so feedback like yours is extremely helpful. Congratulations on graduating! Our entire team wishes you all the best as you continue forward.
  • Jessica Brush • UX Designer • Graduate
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    This was a fantastic experience. As a design professional seeking to pivot my existing career into one focused on tech, this course was an eye opening and transformational experience. The skills I learned directly contributed to my being noticed by hiring managers who might have overlooked my resume in the past.  I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to augment an existing career with web development experience. However, for students who are looking to work as engineers this course is only the first step in a very long journey of consistent disciplined and rewarding learning. 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Oct 21 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience, Jessica! We're happy to hear you had a positive student experience and successfully learned the fundamentals of full-stack web development. Congratulations on completing the course, we truly appreciate your recommendation! Our entire team is rooting you on as you continue moving forward.
  • New career in data
    - 2/20/2019
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    I benefited a lot from the data analytics and visualization full-time boot camp. I didn't have any programming knowledge and doing this boot camp instilled was a great first step for me in building a new career in data. What the program does exceptionally well in is the career support after the program ends. I dedicated a lot of my time attending career coaching sessions, technical mock interviews, and applying the advice and guidance the career coaches gave me and I managed to land a data analyst role at a start-up in three months. What I found the most difficult for me in the interview process for these companies is definitely the technical interview and the program definitely assisted me with that.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 21 2019
    Thank you for your review, Lena! We're happy to hear you benefited from the curriculum and enjoyed our career services assistance. Congratulations on graduating and landing an analyst role! We're rooting you on in all that you do. 
  • David • Lead Analyst
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    TL;DR: Not worth it for the vast majority of potential students.

    An opening disclaimer: UC Berkeley Extension licenses this boot camp from an outside company. So don’t be swayed by the UC Berkeley name re: quality of education. This same curriculum is also used by the University of Denver, Rutgers, and who knows how many other schools. This review is also specifically for the Data Analytics and Visualization boot camp. Their other courses might be better, but I can’t speak to that.

    Me:

    I had about 4 years experience as a data analyst before starting the class. I was already fairly proficient in Excel and SQL before signing up. I hoped to level up my skillset. My goals were getting more familiar with Python / Pandas (which I’d previously dabbled in), learning best practices around data visualization, and getting some meaningful exposure to ML concepts. I only really accomplished the first.

    Instructors:

    Julien, Sufyan, and Ahmed were all very helpful and were generally knowledgeable about the material at hand (not always, but no one is an expert at everything). Unfortunately, none of them stayed with Trilogy past my cohort (all of them found better jobs elsewhere). Hopefully other instructors are equally strong. Unfortunately they had some really silly curriculum to work with (see below).

    Classmates:

    I enjoyed the company of (most of) the other students. I still text with and see them occasionally, and I understand some others see each other pretty regularly. I was a little disappointed with the composition. It was mostly younger folks who were looking to transition into tech/data, rather than more established tech/data professionals looking to level up. The latter group had decent outcomes, the former (much larger) group seems to be struggling 4 months after the class ended (but I haven't done a comprehensive roll call, this is just from LinkedIn monitoring and chatting with friends).

    Career services:

    Less than useless. All of the UCB Extension boot camps (web dev, full stack, and analytics) are given the same general materials and guidelines, so everyone is kind of corralled down the same path. I attended two video session, scanned their materials, and did a couple resume activities. Maybe helpful for someone fresh out of college, but the material was mind-boggling basic for anyone with any exposure to the white collar employment. Their resume reviewer’s revisions would have made my resume / LinkedIn profile dramatically worse. I’d look like any other “professional” boot camp schmuck with no personality or soul. Basically another sheep blending in with the herd. No thanks.

    Curriculum:

    Whew boy. The curriculum is a very, very mixed bag. In short, some really great stuff for entry to mid level analytics, some crap that’s indefensibly useless for most data professionals, and too much breadth with not enough depth.

    Of the roughly 6 months I was in the program, the first 2.5 months were great for someone looking to break into data (albeit a lot of review for me). Excel and SQL are foundational skills, and exposure to python is a great skill to have.

    Then there’s a couple weeks of classes related to HTML/CSS and web scraping. These shouldn’t be top of mind in industry, but I’m glad I learned them. They open up some interesting data sets that I otherwise couldn’t access, which I can deploy for some interesting side projects.

    Then there’s a month plus where the class goes off the rails, careening into JavaScript and in particular D3.js. I have a special rant reserved for this later on.

    Then the last 2 months of class are a mixed bag. There’s some good information in there (a couple weeks on basic Tableau), a few VERY short sessions on R, then basically a 2 week flyby of advanced Machine-Learning and Big Data so cursory as to be basically useless.

    Notice what’s missing here. No meaningful math. No meaningful stats. No meaningful discussion of experimental design and clean data (both technically and just conceptually) best practices. Without these basic skillsets I would NEVER hire someone on my team.

    Also notice what’s included. We have both Industry Data 101 tools and concepts (basically beginner Excel) and advanced topics like machine learning. No class should try to cover that much ground in so little time. If someone’s resume hits my desk and their only experience is a Boot Camp Certificate and they claim to know Excel, VBA, Python, SQL, HTML, CSS, MongoDB, JavaScript, D3.js, R, Tableau, SKSci, Hadoop, Spark, and TensorFlow, I am going to chuckle and toss their resume. Those are vastly different technologies, many of which don’t build on or necessarily complement each other, and there’s no way you have a meaningful background in most of them after a few months.

    After taking the course, I’m not really sure who it was designed for. It almost seems like a mish-mash of parts from 3 disparate courses:

    1.) Basic intro to data analysis and tools.

    2.) Front-end development.

    3.) Introductory data science for dummies.

    The curriculum actually does a pretty good job of (1). After the first couple months, you should have some talking points for an entry-level level analytics gig (maybe associate level if you have a few years relevant experience). But no one hiring entry-level data analysts will expect those same hires to also do machine learning. No one coming out of this class will be remotely qualified for Data Science or ML Engineer jobs unless they already had a quantitative Ph.D or significant substantive technical work experience. Which makes the value of (3) above questionable.

    And (2)’s inclusion is just silly. I wasn’t familiar with JavaScript and D3.js beforehand, it’s because they have really limited utility for data analysts. They’re fundamentally web technologies best reserved for front-end data visualization specialists, web developers, or very, very rare edge cases. It makes me wonder if Trilogy just tacked them on because they wanted to reduce their work and recycle material from their Front-end and UI/UX Bootcamps.

    D3.js might allow me to work on some interesting pet projects with non-secure data. But incorporating it into a broad intro course for analytics professionals in industry is silly. Most companies will have tools which abstract away the technical aspects of D3.js for their analysts, or it’ll be handled by a team whose job is specifically dealing with web data visualization. Teaching D3.js to an aspiring data analyst is like teaching an aspiring quarterback the nuances of playing wide receiver. Yes, there’s a relationship between the two roles, but most quarterbacks are better served practicing going through their reads and throwing mechanics than catching deep passes or running routes.

    Conclusion:

    Full disclosure, I did get a job at a large name brand tech company about 3 months into the program. Learning and practicing python from the stronger, early portion of the class had some influence on that. But that skill was more icing on the cake of a strong internal referral, relevant work history, domain experience, and great references. I was also lucky enough to: (1) convince my employer to pay for half of it, (2) already be working as an analytics professional, so I can write it off as an educational expense, and (3) comfortably cover the cost even if 1 and 2 were not true. That is not true of the vast majority of people who took this course, and I suspect most of them feel like they wasted $11,000.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Feb 22 2019
    Thank you for your review, David. As you noted, UC Berkeley Extension has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer the Berkeley Data Analytics Boot Camp. UC Berkeley Extension is deeply involved in the curriculum and outcomes of each of our classes, routinely meeting in conjunction with TES to monitor the learning experience and performance. Our curriculum is strategically engineered using extensive market and employer research on the most in-demand skills for the industry, and we are constantly making optimizations to the course material as the industry evolves. Both Berkeley and TES are completely dedicated to transforming individuals' lives.

    We're happy to hear you found our instructional team to be helpful and knowledgeable! While we wish that all of our instructors could teach multiple cohorts throughout the year, as we only hire individuals who are active practitioners in the industry, their full-time career commitments can make this difficult. While your particular instructor may not be teaching the current class, we have an intensive vetting process for our instructors, requiring a minimum of three years of professional experience in the industry. UC Berkeley Extension vets every instructor that teaches in our boot camp programs, with fewer than 2.5% of all screened candidates selected.

    It is great that you enjoyed the company of your classmates and made lasting connections. But, we understand you may have preferred more experienced classmates. While our program recommends two years of related experience, it is designed to help individuals with varying levels of proficiency. It's our mission to help as many hard-working, aspiring data analysts' as we can and we commend all those who truly commit to the course and to launching their careers — regardless of their prior knowledge or professional backgrounds. We do have a three-part admissions screening process to make sure that those who commit to this course will be set up for success.

    We regret that our career services did not live up to your expectations. While we do not secure direct employment for our students, we empower them the best we can with the necessary tools and support for entering the job market. Like you mentioned, we do provide several support services including technical interview training, portfolio reviews, resume/social media profile support, online Tech Talk panels, and one-on-one meetings with the Career Director. Our career services curriculum is designed and evaluated based on local demands and the input of local employers, to ensure our students are best positioning themselves during the application and interview process.   

    We understand that you would have liked to spend more time covering fundamental mathematics and experimental design on clean data, and less time on front-end web visualization. As this program is centered around both data analysis and visualization, we do dedicate time to JavaScript (D3.js, Leaflet.js) as our research has found that these skills make our students more well-rounded and competitive. Our course is designed to provide students with the skills and abilities to quickly learn new concepts and tools on their own (as the technical job market is always changing). We believe this methodology, and covering a wide range of topics at a macro level, helps individuals learn how to problem-solve and self-teach — keys skills in the data industry. We truly appreciate your feedback as our curriculum is frequently updated to ensure that it is aligned with the latest market needs.

    We're always looking for new ways to expand our services to best serve the needs of our students, so we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (510) 306-1218. 
  • Hannah
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    This is a great class! It's fast paced, but covers all the material needed to build out amazing projects. The instructors are fantastic, and the TAs are very knowledgeable. Plus, there are tutors for extra help. Highly recommend!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 14 2019
    Amazing, Hannah! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the curriculum and found our instructional team to be so knowledgeable. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! We wish you all the success moving forward.
  • Takahiro Kawaguchi • MBA Candidate • Graduate
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    Covers through HTML5 & CSS to React framework.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
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    Monday, Nov 05 2018
    Thank you for your review, Takahiro! We're glad you enjoyed our full-stack curriculum and are looking forward to both your graduation and final project in a few weeks.
  • Denis • Graduate
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    The focus of the course is extremely tilted towards Web development... absolutely not what I expected from a Data Analytics program.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
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    Monday, Oct 29 2018
    Thank you for your feedback, Denis. Like you mentioned, our Data Analytics program does cover several fundamental skills, such as Python programming, databases, and front-end web visualization. Our curriculum is frequently updated to ensure we are covering the latest market demands in the region. We have found the integration of this knowledge base to be essential in real-world data analytics roles. We would love the opportunity to provide you with any additional support and further discuss your student experience. If you would like, please contact us directly at (510) 455-5867.

  • Grace Houghton • Graduate
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    Be me, complete coding noob turned coding aficionado in 12 weeks.  

    This class blew my mind like a category 5 hurricane. If you take this class,
     make sure you're on hella coffee or Red Bull because the curriculum is fast, and that's the only way you are going to last.  
    You learn the basics of coding as quick as a flash. 

    That said, enter Professor David Hallinan. 
    One in a million? More like one a googolplex.  Armed with a plethora of knowledge, he is the compass that guides you through the dark. Taking concepts that were as clear as mud and slaying the confusion.   He can break down complex ideas into easily digestible tidbits (a rarity in the tech world nowadays).  David truly cares about his students and goes the extra mile to give them additional time and learning material.  For you 90's kids- he's all that plus a bag of chips.

    Sometimes, concepts in coding... like algorithms... can be as dry as a bone.  This is where Davids charisma kicks in. He's got an entertaining side.  You'll just have to take the course and see for your self. 

    And, for a proper full course review, I can't forget my student success manager, Shani.  She's was also pivotal in helping me succeed with tutoring and answering every question I had and my career coach, Kim Black.  Together, these people set all the other courses, schools, and curriculums apart. 

    To err is human; to edit, divine.  Take this class, it'll change your mind. 

    GL HF DD
    (Good Luck Have Fun Don't Die)

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Oct 17 2018
    Amazing, Grace! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're thrilled to hear our program successfully helped you learn the fundamental concepts of web development. You're completely right that the course is fast-paced, so having a supportive team is pivotal — we also agree that David, Shani, and Kim are fantastic. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best as you move forward!
  • Mark M. • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
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    I took the Full Stack immersive(full time) at the UC Berkeley Extension. This program was, quite honestly, way more than what I was expecting.  And that's a good thing. The material was really comprehensive and well presented. The curriculum for this program is adjusted to reflect what technical skills are currently sought in the job market.

    To get the most out of this program you should basically clear your schedule and be prepared to put in a lot of after class time(80+ hours a week).  

    Although many of the concepts can seem daunting and complex, the instructor, David Hallinan, presented everything in a really relateable and fun way. David is, hands down the best CS instructor I have ever had. The cohort that I was in had a blast every day thanks to David's teaching style.

    Along with the teacher our cohort had 2 TAs who were incredibly helpful and were always willing to take whatever amount of time was necessary to help us find solutions to our problems.

    Response From: Shani Burdette of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Jun 18 2018
    Thank you for your review, Mark! It’s our goal to provide a comprehensive learning experience to all of our students, so it's great to hear you saw this reflected in the program. Like you mentioned, the course does require a significant amount of additional hours outside of class to master the concepts, so we commend you for putting in the hard work. Our instructors and TAs are extremely passionate about student success and we're happy you had a blast in class - we also think David is amazing! Congratulations on graduating and best of luck in all your future endeavors.