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Columbia Engineering Boot Camps

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Columbia Engineering Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.74 ( 31 reviews )

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

 

The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience, with in-person and online options. 

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

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

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 UX/UI boot camp 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 technology project management boot camp 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, but once admitted, all participants will complete a pre-course tutorial. Columbia Engineering Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and learners who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Learners will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through course completion and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one career coaching. Upon successful completion, learners will receive an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering and will have a portfolio of projects or a variety of training applicable to professional certifications to demonstrate their mastery of the topics covered throughout their boot camp.

Columbia Engineering 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$12,995
      Class size25
      LocationNew York City
      At the Cybersecurity Boot Camp, learners 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. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a challenging, part-time course that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.
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    • Data Analytics (Online) - Part-Time

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      Cost$14,495
      Class size25
      LocationNew York City
      Learn data analytics wherever you are through an innovative format that blends engaging content to work through on your own schedule and live, interactive online classes led by expert instructors. The curriculum teaches the most relevant tools and technologies including programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, databases, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, Git/GitHub, and more. Build a comprehensive portfolio of projects and earn an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering.
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    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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      Cost$10,495
      Class size25
      LocationNew York City
      Columbia Engineering Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing program 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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    • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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      Excel, Algorithms, Python, Machine Learning, Blockchain
      In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date None scheduled
      Cost$13,995
      Class size27
      LocationNew York City
      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 work or college schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, only two days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours. Learners have access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
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    • Full Stack Web Development - Full-Time

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      MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
      In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
      Start Date None scheduled
      Cost$13,995
      Class size25
      LocationNew York City
      Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, part-time web development boot camp in New York City or Brooklyn. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Java, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Learners 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, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, one-on-one career coaching, and recruiting advice. Successful certificate recipients will receive an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating their newfound skills.
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    • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time

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      MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
      In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$13,495
      Class size50
      LocationNew York City
      Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Learners have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Learners receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position learners for success in the field.
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    • Technology Project Management - Part-Time

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      Scrum, Agile
      In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week18 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$10,495
      Class size25
      LocationNew York City
      Columbia Engineering Technology Project Management Boot Camp prepares learners 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.
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    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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      HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Design, User Experience Design, CSS
      In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$13,995
      Class size25
      LocationNew York City
      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, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend classes. 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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    • $500 Columbia Engineering Boot Camps Scholarship

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

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      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.

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      • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (New York City)
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    • FinTech Boot Camp
      - 12/17/2020
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      • How you decided to pursue this career path and what led you to apply to Columbia Engineering FinTech Boot Camp

      I am a 2006 computer science graduate. I moved to the USA in 2019 with the intent to pursue a career in data science and finance, using the knowledge gained from my previous job as a junior data analyst. And to that end, I found Columbia Engineering University with its state-of-the-art boot camp. This boot camp ended up being perfect for me because they offered the opportunity to do this course part-time throughout the span of six months. I went into this course with the intent to gain practical experience and technical skills. I open my career path every Industry including Financial Industry.

      • Your experience with Columbia Engineering FinTech Boot Camp and your favorite aspect(s) of the program

      My experience with Columbia Engineering FinTech Boot Camp was absolutely phenomenal! Looking back to the past thirteen weeks, I can confidently attest that I have improved a lot in my technical and computational skills. It truly feels like a miracle! First of all, I would like to say I deeply grateful for my mentor and all the TA's, as they have all instructed us in such a professional, organized, and intuitive manner. From all the useful resources gained from each class to the file-sharing and downloading with my peers to the smooth and improved workflow during my projects: I can’t believe I learned so many things. And as part of his, the career director was generous enough to go through and help me update every detail in my resume, to make it fit with today’s job climate. 

      • Advice you would give to other prospective students to ensure success.

      From my experience, I would tell prospective students to never give up the passion for learning. If you are passionate about coding, financial technology, and many other computational subjects, Columbia Engineering Boot Camp is the perfect place. 




      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Dec 18 2020
      Thank you for your review Umme! We're so glad that the boot camp provided you with the skills and experience you were seeking. Like you mentioned, learners are supported throughout their journey with the help of instructional staff and career services teams, and we're thrilled that you were able to benefit from them to position yourself to enter the financial industry. Thank you for your advice for future participants, we agree that a passion for lifelong learning is crucial to continued success, especially so when it comes to technology. Congratulations on completing the course! We wish you all the best moving forward.
    • Fintech Bootcamp
      - 11/30/2020
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      After working in the finance industry for many years I transitioned into the alt data world as head of sales for a start up where I became interested in data and coding. After researching a lot of Bootcamps I was recommended this course by a friend who works in financial recruitment. I literally had no coding experience and truth be told very little computer knowledge other than sending emails and calendar type stuff. So the learning curve for me at the start of this course was extremely steep. For the first couple of weeks it was very stressful and a lot of work, but in the end I can honestly say it was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. This is a serious and intense course that requires a lot of work but in the end Im shocked at how far Ive come in 6 months.  My advice to real beginners is to spend a lot of time pre-course getting familiar with your computer and doing any pre-work they recommend. Reach out to the advisor assigned to you and ask for any materials that might assist you getting started, the less time you have to spend learning basic computer skills the better.

      This course is an excellent way to start your Fintech journey and get exposure to Python, Quant/Algo Trading and the world of Crypto's. 

      I wish I would have learned to code years ago! It will open your mind to a whole new world of possibilities! 

      I would thank my instructor Garence Staraci, TA's Aaron Niu and Kyle Smyre, student success manager David Sison and my tutor Lavina Tang!       

      Thanks for all the support and patience! 
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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      Friday, Dec 04 2020
      Thank you, Ted! We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your boot camp experience. We realize many learners such as yourself enter the boot camp without prior experience and work hard to accomplish their professional dreams. Like you mentioned, spending additional time on the pre-work and taking advantage of the available resources, like reaching out to your advisor, will definitely help you succeed. We also couldn't agree more that Garence, Aaron, Kyle, David, and Lavina are all pretty fantastic. We look forward to helping you through the completion of the boot camp and wish you all the best moving forward!
    • Full Stack
      - 10/30/2020
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      I had no coding background and was very hesitant upon applying. Right from the start, I received so much support from the staff. It was an incredible experience. I really appreciate how fast-paced everything is and was more impressed with my fellow classmates who were very kind and willing to help each other out. The instructors are very patient as well as TA's. Just keep in mind it is a challenging cohort, so make sure you sign up with tutoring asap ask questions, and try to be well-rested along the way. 

      There are many resources available even after you graduated to help you secure employment. Overall would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to chime into the world of coding because it's a great stepping stone. 
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Monday, Nov 02 2020
      Way to go, David! We're thrilled you had a positive boot camp experience and found other learners in your cohort to be kind and supportive throughout your learning journey. Great advice for prospective candidates—taking advantage of tutoring, being well-rested, and benefiting from career services will definitely help you stay ahead.

      Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp! We wish you all the best moving forward.
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      Hi, I was part of the in-class Columbia FinTech Bootcamp 2019-2020, with amazing instructors Julia Kim and Adam Behrman. Fantastic duo with an in-dept knowledge mix of business and technology. It was my pleasure working with them and their dedicated TA’s Jeff, Yiqiao, and Aaron. They were very responsive and always available for us, with extended office hours (if we need help).

      It was quite a challenging experience at the beginning, as the curriculum was very demanding, having in mind that I am an economist without coding experience. So, if one wants really to gain some new tech skills individual work of 20-25 hours a week is needed above part-time classes.

      But as the program goes on, I became more and more confident in my tech knowledge and we created some amazing things on our school projects, like Baby Yoda - Robo Retirer, Algo Trader, and my favorite ML/blockchain combo  Patent Blocks

      Yep, when one goes through documents and the codes all my buddies are “black belt ninja” holders, as our instructor, Adam said in our first class, we will become technology-wise. (after Bootcamp ends while looking at a bunch of confused faces trying to install required tools).

      Along with solid tech knowledge, I met a terrific group of young professionals and we learned a lot from each other. This Bootcamp was an amazing networking tool as you can meet very different interesting personalities with different carriers and experience levels.

      On the carrier service side, if you follow the milestones it is an easy task and one can be employer-ready by the end of Bootcamp. I also used the help of the carrier director, highly skilled professional, Colin Lubbe. . Kudos to Colin and his effort to help me reach the employer-competitive stage.

       

      For more data on my Columbia Engineering (2U) journey visit my GitHub. https://github.com/NinoslavVasic

       

      Overall, a very positive experience, and all the best if you decide to go toward this path.

      Nino

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Tuesday, Oct 27 2020
      Amazing, Ninoslav! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Mastering the topics covered throughout the course is no easy task and does require a significant time commitment both inside and outside of the classroom. We're glad that the curriculum challenged your current knowledge and that you were able to benefit from your instructional staff — and we have to agree, Julia, Adam, Jeff, Yiqiao, and Aaron really are amazing. Your experience is a true testament to the classroom experience we pride ourselves on, which allows learners from a variety of backgrounds to connect and collaborate in real-world scenarios. We commend you on your dedication to the course materials as well as the career services milestones to become employer competitive. Congratulations on completing the boot camp, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
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      Highly, highly recommend this course if you really want to excel!
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      Wednesday, Sep 16 2020
      Thanks so much, Josh! We appreciate your recommendation and wish you all the best moving forward. 
    • Alexander Vellios  User Photo
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      This will be the most honest review you read on here. For people considering forking over ~$12,000 please read this first - or consider reaching out to previous reviewers and see if they're employed. If you notice - only a very small percentage of people spoke about being employed in their review. Most of these were likely left at or near their graduation date when students are optimistic about their career outlook in addition to being ecstatic due to an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I was too, but I waited to leave an honest review.

      TLDR - This school had good teachers, a poorly planned curriculum (in terms of getting a job), terrible career support and is not worth over $3,000 - $4,000. Graduated 10/2019 - still no job and it's 8/2020. Applied to 323 positions thus far and still no luck after following the advice of career services to the tee.

      Teachers - Definitely the high point of this review. I thought the Teachers we had were knowledgeable and made sure those who wanted to learn did. In addition the TAs were some of the strongest I've met. Before deciding to go to Columbia I went to a number of different bootcamp "trial days". It's obviously hard to tell from such a small sample size but I felt that my cohorts TAs were far more knowledgeable than the average TA at some of the other big NYC bootcamps.

      Curriculum - I worked my butt off, people are right that this course takes a lot of work outside the classroom if you expect to keep up. I felt the curriculum attempted to lightly touch on far too many subjects rather than specializing on a few important ones. This doesn't make a graduate attractive to potential companies. Yea, it's great you can list 30 skills on your resume but if you've only just scratched the surface on each one how do you expect someone to pay you a fair salary. It's really on you to become an expert - but for $12,000 I don't believe that should be the case.

      Career Services - I really appreciated the comprehensive resume review. I thought that was a very valuable service at the time (although my results would beg to differ). The whole career coach process was a joke. I could see this being useful for someone who doesn't know what LinkedIn is. But in my experience it seemed like we just kept going over the same things, it was almost as if every meeting I had felt like the first meeting. Very disappointed with this aspect.

      Tutors - Complete joke, they outsource this service and it's hit or miss. I know some students who had a good experience while both the tutors I used clearly embellished their experience as I kept finding holes in their advice which seemed like basic knowledge to me, an inexperienced coder. 

      All in all I feel kind of bad writing this review because everyone at this bootcamp was so nice. Literally everyone, the teachers, the coaches, the success managers etc. But being nice doesn't equate to getting a job. There's a reason they wont publish their job statistics like the other reputable bootcamps in NYC. It's because they are taking advantage of this bootcamp fad without using the amount of resources the other bootcamps do (the ones that publish statistics). They are banking on affiliating with well known universities and keeping their barrier to entry low. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought their entry exam was a joke compared to the other schools, like Fullstack Academy (I also applied and was accepted there). As I said earlier, I finished in 10/2019 and I only know of 4 people from my cohort who are currently employed full time. Two of which came into the program with CS degrees and the other one was already working in a tech company in a different capacity.

      My advice is as follows: If you are looking to make a career switch, this course is not for you. You're better off spending an extra $5,000 and giving up three months of your life and going to a bootcamp that guarantees job placement. I convinced myself that this cheaper, more flexible schedule, with a lower barrier to entry would be just as good. There were tons of red flags and I ignored them all because, who doesn't want a certificate from Columbia University? If you're someone with some extra cash that just wants to learn with no desire to switch careers - then this course is for you but I would point you to similar online courses that cost a couple of hundred dollars.

      That is my brutally honest review.

      -Alexander Vellios
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Monday, Aug 24 2020
      Thank you for your feedback, Alexander. We're happy to hear you found our instructional team knowledgeable and benefited from their support, but regret to hear that the boot camp as a whole did not live up to your expectations.

      You're absolutely right that as a boot camp, our course moves very quickly through a wide range of material in a limited amount of time. As such, we provide a high-level understanding of various in-demand topics. As the curriculum progresses, we've found this methodology to be effective and witnessed individuals not only become increasingly confident in their newfound knowledge but also gain essential problem-solving and self-teaching skills: two essential qualities necessary in any real-world role. From your review, we understand that you did not feel this learning approach was sufficiently beneficial for you and we appreciate your feedback as we're constantly optimizing our curriculum and Boot Camp offerings.

      Our career services are built on the principle of empowerment, and we strive to support and guide learners throughout their job search. Although we do not secure direct employment for individuals, our career services team empowers job seekers to reach their career goals by helping them become employer-competitive. We offer support through a Career Material Advisor — CMA, Career Director, Demo Days, Virtual Tech Talks, and online workshops and events. We understand that you did take advantage of some resources, yet were unsatisfied. You are eligible and have ongoing access to online workshops/events, and CS alum self-directed resources. We would love to provide you these materials to assist you with achieving career success.

      It's our goal for all learners to leave the course feeling properly equipped to step out into the industry. We would love the opportunity to speak with you further about how we can supplement your Boot Camp experience or career search at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us at (646) 870-1598.
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      Since that time when I decided to switch from humanities to tech field I've been having deeply challenging time. Dear friends, I can list you all synonyms to describe my situation: hard work, dedication, persistence and happiness.   "Everything you can imagine is real." - Pablo Picasso 
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Aug 07 2020
      Amazing, Tatyana! We're thrilled that you had a rewarding experience at the Coding Boot Camp and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.
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      I decided to pursue the cybersecurity field after selling my LED lighting manufacturing company looking to pivot into a new career, and after looking into this exciting new growing field, it gave me insight into the vast and lucrative career opportunities offered if you have the right education and credentials.  After extensively researching the various cybersecurity programs offered by many reputable schools, I decided to apply first to the Columbia Engineering Cybersecurity Bootcamp Program for a few reasons;

      First of all the curriculum was both diverse and extensive, covering the most important areas of cybersecurity that are the most useful to anyone pursuing their aspirations in this area.  I could tell the educational staff put a lot of time and thought into their topic selection, and yet they remained flexible in incorporating new subjects into the program even during the course of the class, while also taking input from the students.  The industry itself is continuously evolving and this regular updating is essential to keeping the program on the cutting edge in parallel with it.

      The program cost is quite competitive when compared to other in-class programs.  From what I've seen from other programs vs. their cost, the Columbia Cybersecurity Bootcamp Program offers the greatest return on your investment.  Midway through the program, the COVID crisis obviously made it more challenging for everyone, including for administrators, teachers and students alike.  But Columbia, in conjunction with Trilogy, made an extensive proactive effort to offset the adversarial effects, including making the TA's more available during numerous scheduled times for student questions, as well as the teacher himself, who also supplemented the student's preparation for career readiness with numerous one on one sessions along with Career Services.

      And, the cybersecurity program, part of the Columbia Fu School of Engineering, a department within one of the top Ivy League schools, lives up to its reputation as a leader in academia, and I am proud to display on my resume one of the finest institutions of learning in the US, and the world, and a great differentiator from other schools.

      Regarding my favorite aspects of the program, topic-wise I found learning about the benefits of the cloud, the components within a network and how they work together, and the tools and software we learned to protect them against a cyberattack, were all very intricate but interesting, and in fact I will be applying those skills to the technology startup that I will be working with shortly after the completion of the program, to protect their software as well as the environments they will be operating in.  The projects were on balance probably the most challenging part of the program, requiring collaboration, resourcefulness, and creativity to complete them successfully.  The teacher and TA's were simply fantastic.  They were extraordinarily helpful especially in a very challenging environment, and they bent over backwards to accommodate the student's needs.  You can tell they took a lot of pride and invested a lot of emotional energy along with intellectual rigor to make sure the students got the education that they paid for.
       
      My advice for students considering applying for or entering this program is to be ready for a major challenge.  You will emerge from this experience learning a great deal, if you invest enough time into it.  The program, although foundational from a cybersecurity standpoint, also transforms you and puts you in the shoes of a cybersecurity professional, challenging you all along the way to identify and then mitigate these types of threats for a company. 

      Scott Koenig



      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Wednesday, Jul 22 2020
      Way to go, Scott! Thank you for choosing our Boot Camp to make a significant career change. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the curriculum and found it to be both diverse and extensive. We take pride in providing learners the best learning opportunity, so we're glad this truly resonated with you.

      Like you mentioned, your cohort did experience a disruption due to COVID-19 that resulted in your studies transitioning online for the health and safety of all participants. It's great to know this unplanned change was delivered successfully and that you benefited from our online format. 

      Great advice for prospective candidates — investing extensive time into the Boot Camp as well as being ready to commit to this new journey will definitely help you succeed and stay ahead in your studies.

      Congratulations on completing the Boot Camp, we truly appreciate your review! We're confident you will go on to do amazing things with your newfound skillset and wish you all the best moving forward.
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      The best learning  experience you can get 
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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      Wednesday, Jun 17 2020
      We're glad to hear you had a positive boot camp experience, Brandon! Thank you for your review, we wish you all the best. 
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      A very intensive 6 months course, you get to learn a lot of different technologies being used in the industry, one recommendation i have for anyone that's going to take this course is that, you have to be very diligent in doing the work, and do a lot of outside learning as you are going through the course. Many of my classmates where half assing it and it showed. This is a big investment for a lot of you and i recommend taking it very serious and just learn as much as you can if you can put in 40 hours a week learning i recommend doing it as, this will be one time course.

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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      Wednesday, Jan 15 2020
      Amazing, Rafael! Great advice for prospective learners—this course will require diligence and additional time outside of the classroom to master what you learn. As such we commend all your hard work and dedication. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp! We're rooting you on in all that you do. 
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      A 6-month course on becoming a full stack developer. Covered all the current topics and tools, finishing with the MERN stack. Course was fast-paced and requires a lot of additional learning to build on the subject matter being presented. Recommend keeping up with homework assignments and use the team projects as an opportunity to learn how to frame a project, assign tasks, and do frequent stand-ups and GitHub pull requests. Instructor was very committed to helping the students and answering all questions. 

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Wednesday, Jan 15 2020
      Thank you for sharing your boot camp experience, Alan! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the curriculum and felt supported by your instructor. Like you noted, this course is fast-paced and will require extensive time outside of the classroom to master the material. Congratulations on successfully completing the course! We wish you the best in all your future endeavors. 
    • Data Analytics
      - 9/27/2019
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      Ann • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I enjoy creative problem solving and am fascinated by figuring out how things work.  I enjoy puzzles and building solutions, and I was eager to learn a technical skill that would make me more marketable while looking for jobs.  My goal was to set myself up on a career path that had me thinking creatively and solving problems while earning a competitive salary with great benefits.  Based on the very little that I knew about Data Analytics, I did some light Googling and stumbled upon Columbia's Data Analytics Boot Camp.  I had never coded a day in my life.  I had some experience working in Microsoft Excel, but that's it.  I got my questions answered by the admissions folks at Triology and passed the intial test to qualify for the program.  I was nervous and excited to begin this program. 

      The first few weeks were a huge learning curve for me.  I do not have a math and science background, and we hit the ground running with coding.  I spent lots of time outside of class researching concepts on my own and watching online tutorials while taking lots of notes.  I can confidently say that I have never studied this hard or diligently in my life, but it has really paid off.  Over time, the concepts started to click and with every passing class I feel more and more confident in my abilities as a Data Analyst. 

      My favorite parts of this program have been my kind, patient, amazing instructor; building relationships with my classmates and working with them on homework outside of class; and taking advantage of the weekly 1:1 tutoring sessions with my outstanding tutor. 

      My main peice of advice to you is this: you aren't good at something until you learn how to do it.  No one is born with an innate ability to code.  You learn how to code.  If you have a creative and analytic mind, this program can be an amazing way to implement those approaches with a technical skill set.  It has been very humbling to learn something new, something that seemed so foreign and impossible to understand.  But it's not impossible.  It just takes a lot of work.  I've had to make sacrifices in order to dedicate as much time and energy as I can into this program, but I know that there will be opportunities for me once it's under my belt.  Anyone can learn how to do this, it just takes time.  Like I said, I was nervous, but after jumping in and dealing with the struggle and the challenge of wrapping my brain around this fast paced program, I feel proud of myself at how far I've come in such a short amount of time. 

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Sep 27 2019
      Fantastic, Ann! We're thrilled that you've been enjoying your boot camp experience so far. Like you mentioned, the course is rigorous and requires a significant time commitment in and outside of the classroom to be successful, so we commend you for taking the initiative and putting in the work. We're especially glad that you've felt empowered not only by your fellow classmates but your instructors, tutors, and course assistants as well. Thank you for leaving your review and providing such great advice for future participants. We're cheering you on as you continue toward completing the boot camp!