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BrainStation

Avg Rating:4.7 ( 1149 reviews )

BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, cyber security and product in New York City, Miami, London, Toronto, Vancouver, and through an Online Live platform. BrainStation’s goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and brands to succeed in the digital age by offering diploma programs, certification courses, and training options across the full digital product lifecycle. BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning experience, with curriculum updated on a daily basis to ensure professionals gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their careers.

BrainStation’s class structure combines engaging, in-person instruction with interactive online content and a hands-on, project-based curriculum. To account for different learning styles and schedules, BrainStation offers a variety of flexible learning options, including Online Live. Powered by Synapse, a data-driven learning platform, Online Live learning lets students attend live lectures, collaborate with fellow professionals, and receive immediate, real-time feedback from instructors – from anywhere in the world. Whether students are looking for career transformation or professional development, BrainStation has a learning option, with full-time diploma programs, part-time certificate courses, and specialized skills training.

Established in 2012, BrainStation has worked with over 400+ instructors from the most innovative companies, developing cutting-edge, real-world digital education that has empowered more than 100,000 professionals and some of the largest organizations in the world.

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  • Cybersecurity

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    Network Security, Penetration Testing
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, New York City, Vancouver
    In BrainStation’s Cybersecurity Certificate Course you will learn foundational skills and concepts to increase your awareness of secure systems, information security, data security, and network security. More importantly, you will learn how to identify security vulnerabilities, protect against threats and cyber attacks, and implement strategic security measures that improve the cybersecurity of your organization.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Cybersecurity Online

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    Penetration Testing, Network Security
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    In BrainStation’s Cybersecurity Certificate Course you will learn foundational skills and concepts to increase your awareness of secure systems, information security, data security, and network security. More importantly, you will learn how to identify security vulnerabilities, protect against threats and cyber attacks, and implement strategic security measures that improve the cybersecurity of your organization.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics

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    Excel, SQL, Data Analytics , Data Visualization
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLondon, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City
    Led by experienced data professionals, BrainStation’s Data Analytics Certificate Course will teach you data analysis, how to work with industry tools and complex datasets, and help you develop essential data skills and knowledge. To complete this course and showcase your new skills, you’ll complete a detailed, final portfolio project based on a data set of your choosing.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics Online

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    Excel, SQL, Data Analytics , Data Visualization
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Led by experienced data professionals, BrainStation’s Data Analytics Certificate Course will teach you data analysis, how to work with industry tools and complex datasets, and help you develop essential data skills and knowledge. To complete this course and showcase your new skills, you’ll complete a detailed, final portfolio project based on a data set of your choosing.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science

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    Data Structures, Machine Learning, Python, Data Science
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, New York City, Toronto, London
    Taught by data professionals working in the industry, BrainStation's Data Science Certificate Course is built on a project-based learning model, enabling students to use data analysis, modelling, coding in Python, and more in order to solve real analytical problems. By the end of the course, professionals will learn how to make data-driven predictions, present results in a data visualization, and have a comprehensive understanding of how data science plays a role in exciting fields including artificial intelligence and machine learning.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Bootcamp

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLondon, New York City, Vancouver, Toronto
    Prepare for a career as a Data Scientist. BrainStation's full-time Data Science Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in data. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning the most in-demand data science skills, techniques, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will develop and work on real-world data problems, building a standout portfolio of completed projects. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with programming.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Bootcamp Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Prepare for a career as a Data Scientist. BrainStation's full-time Data Science Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in data. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning the most in-demand data science skills, techniques, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will develop and work on real-world data problems, building a standout portfolio of completed projects. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available. Income Share Agreements (ISAs).
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with programming.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Online

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    Data Structures, Machine Learning, Python
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Taught by data professionals working in the industry, BrainStation's Data Science Certificate Course is built on a project-based learning model, enabling students to use data analysis, modelling, coding in Python, and more in order to solve real analytical problems. By the end of the course, professionals will learn how to make data-driven predictions, present results in a data visualization, and have a comprehensive understanding of how data science plays a role in exciting fields including artificial intelligence and machine learning.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Design Thinking

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    Design
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, New York City, Vancouver
    BrainStation's Design Thinking Certificate Course provides students with the skills to implement the design thinking process as a problem-solving framework. You will learn the systematic process of design thinking, adopting a user-centric approach while prototyping, testing, and iterating solutions that provide a competitive advantage.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Design Thinking Online

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Design Thinking Certificate Course provides students with the skills to implement the design thinking process as a problem-solving framework. You will learn the systematic process of design thinking, adopting a user-centric approach while prototyping, testing, and iterating solutions that provide a competitive advantage.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Leadership & Innovation

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    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, New York City, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Digital Leadership & Innovation Certificate Course is designed to demystify the latest technologies and trends while teaching the frameworks used by leading companies around the world to drive innovation. Taught by experienced digital leaders with a track record of success in digital transformation, this course empowers new and future business leaders to harness technology and drive digital transformation in their business.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Leadership & Innovation Online

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    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation’s Digital Leadership & Innovation Certificate Course is designed to demystify the latest technologies and trends while teaching the frameworks used by leading companies around the world to drive innovation. Taught by experienced digital leaders with a track record of success in digital transformation, this course empowers new and future business leaders to harness technology and drive digital transformation in their business.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing

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    Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, SEO
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, New York City, London
    BrainStation's Digital Marketing Certificate Course is designed for professionals looking to develop and enhance their skills with the latest digital marketing techniques and concepts applicable to roles in marketing management, advertising, branding, and more. You will learn to develop and execute on comprehensive online marketing strategies, including search marketing, social media, and email campaigns, to receive a certificate in digital marketing.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing Bootcamp

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, Vancouver
    BrainStation's full-time Digital Marketing Bootcamp is designed to transform your skillset, providing hands-on experience with real-world marketing strategies and techniques to prepare you for a new marketing career. The Digital Marketing Bootcamp is comprehensive and project-based, ensuring you have direct experience with content development and management, social media marketing, search engine marketing, advanced analytics and reporting, and more. At the end of each module, you will apply new skills to complete a real-world project, culminating in a final portfolio piece, which will allow you to develop in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a cutting-edge digital marketing strategy. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your marketing portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Bootcamp Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's full-time Digital Marketing Bootcamp is designed to transform your skillset, providing hands-on experience with real-world marketing strategies and techniques to prepare you for a new marketing career. The Digital Marketing Bootcamp is comprehensive and project-based, ensuring you have direct experience with content development and management, social media marketing, search engine marketing, advanced analytics and reporting, and more. At the end of each module, you will apply new skills to complete a real-world project, culminating in a final portfolio piece, which will allow you to develop in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a cutting-edge digital marketing strategy. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your marketing portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Digital Marketing Certificate Course is designed for professionals looking to develop and enhance their skills with the latest digital marketing techniques and concepts applicable to roles in marketing management, advertising, branding, and more. You will learn to develop and execute on comprehensive online marketing strategies, including search marketing, social media, and email campaigns, to receive a certificate in digital marketing.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Management

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    Design, Product Management, Agile, Scrum
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, Vancouver, New York City, London
    Led by experienced product professionals, BrainStation’s Product Management Certificate Course is designed to introduce the very latest product management concepts and techniques. You’ll gain essential product management knowledge, learning to define a customer-centric product strategy, how to apply Lean methodologies and Agile development practices, and more. You will also explore efficient wireframing and prototyping, and how to bring products to market as a Product Manager.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Management Online

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    Design, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, Product Management
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Led by experienced product professionals, BrainStation’s Product Management Certificate Course is designed to introduce the very latest product management concepts and techniques. You’ll gain essential product management knowledge, learning to define a customer-centric product strategy, how to apply Lean methodologies and Agile development practices, and more. You will also explore efficient wireframing and prototyping, and how to bring products to market as a Product Manager.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipMerit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python

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    Algorithms, Data Science, Data Structures, Data Visualization, Python
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, New York City, Vancouver, London
    One of the most widely used programming languages, Python is the language of choice among Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Back-End Developers. BrainStation's Python Certificate Course uses a project-based learning model to provide hands-on experience using Python to solve complex data problems. Taught by industry experts, you’ll learn to apply Python to clean, analyze, and manipulate data, and explore the Python ecosystem of essential libraries, dictionaries, and scripts.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python Online

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    Algorithms, Data Science, Data Structures, Data Visualization, Python
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    One of the most widely used programming languages, Python is the language of choice among Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Back-End Developers. BrainStation's Python Certificate Course uses a project-based learning model to provide hands-on experience using Python to solve complex data problems. Taught by industry experts, you’ll learn to apply Python to clean, analyze, and manipulate data, and explore the Python ecosystem of essential libraries, dictionaries, and scripts.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition PlansFinancing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Search Engine Marketing

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    SEM, Digital Marketing, SEO
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, New York City
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Certificate Course is designed to introduce advanced SEM and analytics skills. Taught by professionals currently working in the industry, the course uses a collaborative, project-based learning model that mimics what Search Engine Marketers experience in the field. You’ll learn how to best target your customers, uncover unique insights, and optimize your digital presence.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Search Engine Marketing Online

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    SEM, Digital Marketing, SEO
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Certificate Course is designed to introduce advanced SEM and analytics skills. Taught by professionals currently working in the industry, the course uses a collaborative, project-based learning model that mimics what Search Engine Marketers experience in the field. You’ll learn how to best target your customers, uncover unique insights, and optimize your digital presence.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Social Media Marketing

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    Social Media Marketing, Design, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, New York City, Toronto
    BrainStation's Social Media Marketing Certificate Course is designed to introduce key social media concepts, tools, and best practices. Taught by industry-leading professionals, the course uses a project-based learning model that mimics what Social Media Marketers experience in the field. You’ll gain hands-on experience with social media management platforms, building measurable, end-to-end social campaigns, and optimizing performance.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Social Media Marketing Online

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    Social Media Marketing, Design, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Social Media Marketing Certificate Course is designed to introduce key social media concepts, tools, and best practices. Taught by industry-leading professionals, the course uses a project-based learning model that mimics what Social Media Marketers experience in the field. You’ll gain hands-on experience with social media management platforms, building measurable, end-to-end social campaigns, and optimizing performance.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, New York City, Vancouver, London
    BrainStation’s User Experience (UX) Design Certificate Course was designed to give professionals the skills required to improve the user experience of their product or digital properties. Taught by industry leaders, discover the UX design process and learn best practices for conducting research, creating wireframes, and applying user-centered design principles to create experience-focused digital solutions.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities

    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design Bootcamp

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, London, Miami, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's full-time User Experience Design Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in design. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning cutting-edge UX/UI design concepts, skills, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects and work on a fully realized mobile app. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your design portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
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    OnlinePart Time13 Hours/week35 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's part-time User Experience Design Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in design. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning cutting-edge UX/UI design concepts, skills, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects and work on a fully realized mobile app. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your design portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design Bootcamp Online

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    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's full-time User Experience Design Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in design. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning cutting-edge UX/UI design concepts, skills, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects and work on a fully realized mobile app. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your design portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design Online

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    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation’s User Experience (UX) Design Certificate Course was designed to give professionals the skills required to improve the user experience of their product or digital properties. Taught by industry leaders, discover the UX design process and learn best practices for conducting research, creating wireframes, and applying user-centered design principles to create experience-focused digital solutions.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities

    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
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    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, Vancouver
    User Interface (UI) Design is the practice of transforming user goals and requirements into beautiful, intuitive, and functional digital interfaces. Taught by industry experts, BrainStation’s UI Design Certificate Course uses a collaborative, project-based learning model that mimics what UI Designers experience in the field. You’ll be introduced to leading design principles, responsive design, prototyping, as well as visual trends and patterns relevant to crafting engaging websites and mobile applications.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Interface Design Online

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    User Interface (UI) Design is the practice of transforming user goals and requirements into beautiful, intuitive, and functional digital interfaces. Taught by industry experts, BrainStation’s UI Design Certificate Course uses a collaborative, project-based learning model that mimics what UI Designers experience in the field. You’ll be introduced to leading design principles, responsive design, prototyping, as well as visual trends and patterns relevant to crafting engaging websites and mobile applications.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development

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    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLondon, Vancouver, Toronto
    In BrainStation's Web Development Certificate Course, learn to create beautiful, responsive websites by mastering the building blocks of the Web: HTML, CSS, and more. Get hands-on experience applying these skills to build a professional website of your choice that can be showcased in your portfolio.
    Financing
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    Financing
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    ScholarshipWomen in Development Scholarship, University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Bootcamp

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    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, London, Miami, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's full-time Web Development Bootcamp introduces you to all of the skills and technologies required to produce a modern web application. This program focuses on project-based learning, creating an environment where students spend the majority of the time working on projects and assignments. You will learn how to build a complete software solution for the modern web through iterative lessons and labs that build on each other, empowering you to become a Full-Stack Web Developer with an in-depth understanding of how software for the web is built. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your web development portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.

    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with HTML & CSS recommended.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Bootcamp Online

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's part-time Web Development Bootcamp introduces you to all of the skills and technologies required to produce a modern web application. This program focuses on project-based learning, creating an environment where students spend the majority of the time working on projects and assignments. You will learn how to build a complete software solution for the modern web through iterative lessons and labs that build on each other, empowering you to become a Full-Stack Web Developer with an in-depth understanding of how software for the web is built. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your web development portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with HTML & CSS recommended.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Bootcamp Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's full-time Web Development Bootcamp introduces you to all of the skills and technologies required to produce a modern web application. This program focuses on project-based learning, creating an environment where students spend the majority of the time working on projects and assignments. You will learn how to build a complete software solution for the modern web through iterative lessons and labs that build on each other, empowering you to become a Full-Stack Web Developer with an in-depth understanding of how software for the web is built. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your web development portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with HTML & CSS recommended.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Online

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    CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Mobile
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    In BrainStation's Web Development Certificate Course, learn to create beautiful, responsive websites by mastering the building blocks of the Web: HTML, CSS, and more. Get hands-on experience applying these skills to build a professional website of your choice that can be showcased in your portfolio.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.

    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
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    Very intense Bootcamp. The curriculum is very full of important and well-currated material. Would definitely recommend to as an aspiring designer.  
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    I took the 3 months long, full-time boot camp at Brainstation. I really enjoyed my experience, learning a lot about UX design and working with other designers as well as developers. A lot of the course materials fit modern industry standards. If you are looking to jumpstart your UX design career, I highly recommend you take this bootcamp! 
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    This course provided me with the knowledge to build my UX skills and the career guidance to land an internship with a great company after graduation. My instructors were fantastic, and I was able to book time to go over anything I needed extra help with.
    If you're anything like me, this course will be your whole life for 3 months and you might pull a few all-nighters, but it's very worth it!
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    I was part of the Data Science program at BrainStation from Feb-April 2022. The 12 week program gave me the skills I needed to change careers and furthermore helped me when looking for a job as a new Data Scientist with their Career Acceleration Program. I really did my research prior to joining the school, looking at the different options available to me and I can say with 100% confidence that I'm happy with my decision to join the BrainStation team.
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    I learned so much from my instructors and classmates. The instructors have impressive experience and we put into practice all the concepts learned at the lectures. I really recommend it if you want to learn about UX design or if you want to hone your skills. 
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    Had a great time learning the core concepts for Product Management from Siddharth and Giuliano!! They broke down an incredible amount of information into well-organized lessons with real life examples, in-class group activities and two group presentations. Working in groups helped add more perspective to the concepts and the feedback we received from the instructors was very valuable. This was an online course but the class structure enabled lots of interaction.
  • Martin Lee
    - 3/20/2022
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    Martin Lee • UI/UX designer at cH • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Program: User Experience Design Bootcamp
    Start: Nov 1, 2021
    End: Feb 01, 2022.
    3 months in length.
    Class Size: 14 people.
    Background: Medicine, Registered Nurse. Family Medicine, Oncology. Psychology & Mental Health @ UofT.
    No specific background in UX, however, I did take User Experience Design from Google Coursera the month leading up to the start of the Bootcamp at BrainStation, a 6mo program that I finished in 2 weeks.

    BrainStation Program taught by Joel Macleod (lead instructor). Lily Da Huang (associate instructor) Sherin George (TA & Mentor), who are absolutely great UX leaders and compliment each other. Look at where they came from and the companies they worked for, and you'll realize they're for real, especially when you try and apply to those companies which isn't easy to get in. 

    I got hired on March 7.

    Program isn't easy, but anything good in life doesn't come easy! $15000, but worth it to be honest. I've seen people WITH a heavy background in graphics and design, but disappear into other cohorts because they didn't take it seriously because the program requires your 150% focus and dedication. Sometimes, people with experience have too much ego.  On the other hand, people that start off weak IMPROVE over time and produce great content and designs because they don't sleep until 5am just to get it right!

    BrainStation does NOT guarantee a job, which may sound "discouraging."

    1. However, if you look at it logically, there are bound to be people who doesn't produce industry level content, which isn't BrainStation's fault. That is why a passing grade at BrainStation is 70%. Joel and Lily and Sherin do not give free lunches. They grade HARD to make sure you are at par with the industry standard. (I suspect other BrainStation instructors are the same). Our cohort of people had people who didn't have design BG and had people who did have design BG. In the end, they nail things and have a strong grasp of DESIGN THINKING. (the double diamond)

    2. Some people aren't actually looking for UX jobs after they graduate. They take vacations to recover from the program, so that may delay ultimate job procurement.

    3. People aren't putting in the effort to create portfolios, to pump out resumes, to socialize on LinkedIn and etc.

    Curriculum: If you can glean 70% of the content on the first go. You're not human. That is why the content will be available for you after 6 months I THINK.

    Job Assistance: MAKE SURE your portfolio is good enough....before you go asking for help from the BrainStation team. Make sure you have no regrets about your portfolio.   
     
    Add me on LinkedIn. I'm down to talk. 
     
  • Learned a lot!
    - 3/5/2022
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    My overall experience is phenomenal.

    My instructors were knowledgeable, experienced, humble, and motivating.
    The Teaching Assistants were super helpful and knowledgeable too.
    I still remember my instructors and TA's sometimes providing the student with extra time in debugging their coding issues after a long day of class.

    The good thing about their curriculum, is they keep on updating it as per the industrial demand, which is really important to become job-ready. There were group projects, which were really important for hands-on experience.

    The career specialist department is excellent in their work. They have career success sessions that helped me in grooming my resumes and LinkedIn profiles. We also had webinars with recruiters from good companies to know their perspectives when they go through the candidate's profile, such webinars are really useful to know about the recruiter's perspective. The team is always there to support you to prepare with interview practice or any job search questions.

    The classroom environment was nice. It is good to learn with like-minded people.

    But the getting a job is completely up to you. There is no job guarantee. The team will provide you with the tools that may help you get the job but ultimately you have to search for jobs on your own, which may take less or more time.
    To be honest, there is no boot camp in Canada that provides with job guarantee on paper and there is no boot camp with a 100 percent placement record. 
    There are both kinds of students who land  jobs and who doesn't got a job after the bootcamp.

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    (I’ve grown frustrated with answering questions from people who have found me on LinkedIn, so here’s a general rundown of my thoughts about BrainStation and their Digital Marketing Bootcamp.)

    Fifteen thousand dollars. FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! That is so much money, dramatically more than other bootcamps. Is it worth it? Absolutely not. I deeply regret my decision to participate in this program, and I encourage you to think long and hard about your decision before signing up. 

    In my recent cohort, almost 70% of students dropped out after realizing that what the program offered was far short of what they had been promised. And BrainStation, seemingly knowing that they hadn’t lived up to their end of the bargain, gave each of the former students 100% refunds. This is completely contrary to their stated policy on program withdrawal. Reputable programs simply don’t lose 70% of their students. And they also don’t offer full refunds to those who make allegations such as plagiarism and gross incompetence.

    Specific issues I had with the bootcamp:

    1. Even though you are paying $15,000 for the course, they provide you with essentially no tools. Instead, they’ll tell you to create numerous email accounts so that you can repeatedly sign up for demo versions of the tools you’ll be using. Also, you’re putting your own credit card down on those demos, so you better not forget to cancel and switch to a new email, or else you may be paying hundreds of dollars for a subscription you don’t want.
    2. You will spend a ridiculous number of hours searching for benchmark data that could otherwise easily be accessed if the school were to actually spend some of their revenue on student tools. But they won’t, so you’ll spend hours sifting through questionable websites with questionable data, trying to find something you can work with. It's an inefficient use of time, considering how demanding they keep their schedule. 
    3. For certain units, their tool choice is questionable at best. Why are you building websites on Mailchimp? It’s certainly not because it’s the best, most useful, easiest, or most highly-adopted industry tool. To myself and other students, it felt that maybe this was due to some sort of undisclosed Mailchimp partnership rather than the best interest of the students. 
    4. The lecture slides are quite often lifted wholesale from other websites. You can do a google search of key phrases and see where the content is just lifted from others. How they at all think this is appropriate just boggles the mind. They are also littered with spelling and grammatical errors, which isn't just embarrassing but also hypocritical as the instructors will constantly remind you that those same errors in your work are unprofessional and will result in lower grades. 
    5. Speaking of the lectures, there are simply better places to learn this information more efficiently. At the end of the bootcamp, they’ll tell you that you need to go out and get a bunch of online certifications. When you do seek out those certifications you’ll discover that you’ll need to take their study courses anyhow, and that the information is presented more intuitively than it ever was at BrainsStation. Not to mention at a dramatically lower price. 
    6. The posted curriculum and schedule can’t be trusted. The entire reason I stuck with the full program was because I wanted to learn about marketing budgets, which was part of the final unit. Once we got to that unit, they cut the marketing budget lectures and project because they had run out of time. They literally said that was the reason. Cut for time.
    7. If you’re an American, their career services are pretty useless. I knew it was a Canadian school, but considering they had offices in NYC and Miami, I anticipated more opportunities for Americans. But overwhelmingly the job opportunities are based in Canada and not available to US citizens. 
    8. Unless you are incredibly early in your career, their career success department is irrelevant. I certainly didn’t need to be instructed on how to dress for an interview, and they literally had us practice small talk. It was embarrassing. For somebody like me who is mid-career and simply wanted to upskill, there was absolutely zero value in these services. 

    Honestly, I could go on and on. I just know that every month when I get $500+ automatically deducted from my bank account, I feel this anger in the pit of my stomach, knowing I’ve been ripped off. 

    I will say that it’s possible that BrainStation is a quality bootcamp for the other disciplines. Coding and WebDev just more naturally lend themselves to a bootcamp format. But for digital marketing, this just isn’t a good investment. 

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    Personally, I found this course really useful for my career and the analytics work that I do on a daily basis. The data science certificate course I took was the 10-weeks long one where we met online weekly for 3 hours. Overall, the course does cover the essential skills you need to become a data scientist (python, statistical modeling, and ML). It does feel a tiny bit intense, which makes sense as it's a Bootcamp. There is a lot of information in each session but they all were very helpful and organized nicely, A few things that stand out for me during this course: 
    - Flexible schedule: the schedule works out pretty well for me, and people who have a full-time job as you have options to meet in the evening or during the weekend. 
    - Helpful instructors: My instructor and TA are experienced industry people who gave a lot of great advice and the course content feels very relevant to the real world. 
    - Fast-paced environment: We learned something brand new every time we met, so in order to keep up, there are lots of self-learning to do. My advice is to find relevant real-world projects to apply what you learned in class. This course does require you to already have some knowledge of python and data analytics. 
     To summarize, it was a very nice learning experience and I enjoyed it a lot. Would definitely recommend this course for someone who is already in the analytics fields (data analyst, marketing analyst, business analyst, BI analyst, etc) and would want to advance their career to break into data science. 
  • Graduate
    - 2/16/2022
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    Makafui Kwabla Bokor • Programmer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Python programming Certification: An intensive five weeks later, I have finally completed the BrainStation Python program Certification with Saif Abid ! This course makes me a Python Developer, meaning I can develop websites, applications, build solutions, and more. I can work with Data Scientists, using Python programming to pull or generate large amounts of data from multiple databases and libraries.
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    The course is very helpful, especially if you are new to the field. SQL part covers almost all you need to learn by yourself further. I'm glad I took that course. I got confidence in what I want, and I plan to move forward with Data Science Bootcamp. Overall experience is very positive; instructors are knowledgeable and helpful. They respond at any time, during and out of the class. The final project is a perfect challenge to apply all we have learnt—good practice-theory balance.

Thanks!