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Devmountain

Dallas, Lehi, Online

Devmountain

Avg Rating:4.6 ( 325 reviews )

Devmountain is a technology school that offers full-time and part-time programs at campuses in Lehi, Dallas, and Phoenix. The immersive courses include Web Development, Java Software Engineering, Python Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Software Quality Assurance (QA), iOS App Development, and User Experience (UX) Design. The Web track covers front-end and back-end JavaScript (HTML/CSS, jQuery, AngularJS, Node.js, Express, data sources like SQL, Mongo, Firebase). The iOS track covers mobile development in Swift. The UI/UX course covers prototyping, visual/motion design, sketch, adobe suite, UX research, wireframing, and analytical tools. Devmountain instructors are all coding industry professionals and aim to bring real-world applications into the classroom. The immersive courses require 40 to 60 hours of pre-course work, 40 hours of class per week, and 10 to 20 hours of work outside of the classroom. The part-time programs require 30 to 40 hours of pre-course work, 11 hours of class per week, and 10 to 20 hours of work outside of the classroom. The school was started in 2013 in Provo, Utah. 

The first step to applying for Devmountain bootcamp is to check out the courses and start dates. Once the student has picked a course, they must submit an online application. Next, students speak with a member of the admissions team by phone to further discuss the program. After the phone call, students must complete a challenge to test their knowledge of the course subject matter. Finally, the admissions team will notify students if they qualify for acceptance. Devmountain recommends that students have some exposure to coding before applying.

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  • Coding Basics

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    JavaScript, HTML, CSS
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date April 19, 2021
    Cost$99
    Class size40
    LocationOnline
    Learn the fundamental building blocks of web development: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by creating your own website.
    Financing
    Deposit0
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo Coding Experience
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    April 19, 2021 - Online Apply by April 16, 2021
  • Data Analytics

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$7,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Learn how to collect and use data to tell stories in clear and meaningful ways for personal, professional, and business goals.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Flexible financing options
    https://devmountain.com/tuition-and-financing
    Scholarshiphttps://devmountain.com/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • iOS Development Full-Time

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    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Lehi
    Want to build iOS (iPhone/iPad) apps? There is no better place to learn. You'll start building apps on Day 1 of the class, and by the end you'll have at least one app in the App Store (possibly even making you money). Classes are rigorous, and previous programming experience is definitely preferred, but if you're up to the challenge, you can become a great iOS developer with a start in this course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Devmountain has partnerships with SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelProgramming experience preferred, beginners welcome
    Prep WorkOnce accepted, students must complete pre-course work before first day of class.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Java Software Engineering

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    Algorithms, CSS, Git, GitHub, HTML, Java, JavaScript, SQL
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$7,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The 16-week Java Software Engineering course is designed to teach you how to use the programming language Java as well as other languages to become a software engineer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Flexible financing options
    https://devmountain.com/tuition-and-financing
    Scholarshiphttps://devmountain.com/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python Software Engineering

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    Algorithms, CSS, Git, GitHub, HTML, JavaScript, Python, SQL
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$7,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The 16-week Software Engineering Python course is designed to teach you how to use the programming language Python as well as other languages to become a software engineer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Flexible financing options
    https://devmountain.com/tuition-and-financing
    Scholarshiphttps://devmountain.com/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software QA Testing Full-Time

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    Quality Assurance Testing, AngularJS, Git
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Lehi
    Our 6-week immersive software QA bootcamp will prepare you with the skills needed to become a competitive candidate for junior-level software QA engineer positions. Instruction consists of instructor lectures, guest lecturers, guided projects, individual projects, group projects, and real projects with corporate clients. Students will work collaboratively with the lead instructor and mentors throughout the course. Through experience in specific technologies and frameworks that are popular today, students can achieve a flexible outlook that is comfortable and eager to tackle new technologies in a fast-moving and ever-changing industry.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Devmountain has partnerships with SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkOnce accepted, students must complete pre-course work before first day of class.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Testing QA Part-Time

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    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Lehi
    Our software QA bootcamp will prepare you with the skills needed to become a competitive candidate for junior-level software QA engineer positions. Instruction consists of instructor lectures, guest lecturers, guided projects, individual projects, group projects, and real projects with corporate clients. Students will work collaboratively with the lead instructor and mentors throughout the course. Through experience in specific technologies and frameworks that are popular today, students can achieve a flexible outlook that is comfortable and eager to tackle new technologies in a fast-moving and ever-changing industry.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI/UX Design After Hours

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$7,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Lehi
    Our "After Hours" course is a great way to dive into UX without having to quit your job or school. It's still extremely intense, but allows for a more flexible format. Classes are held nights and weekends. This class is great for those who are interested in UX, need some skills to better their employment options, or simply learn a new skillset.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Devmountain has partnerships with SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX Design Full-Time

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    Design, Product Management, User Experience Design
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Lehi
    If you're a designer, product person, developer, or simply interested in taking a dive into UX (user experience), this class is for you. Our "Immersive" full-time UI/UX course makes the most of class time because we focus on less theory and more hands-on practice. You're probably already doing some UX whether you know it or not and this course will help you give structure to your innate thoughts through industry know how and structured design processes. The design course at DevMountain is multi-faceted, covering all aspects of the design process from start to finish. While covering both mobile and web design principles students will practice creative discovery, ideation, critical thinking, research collection, wireframing / prototyping, basic front-end coding and more design best practices. The class will teach students to understand and meet modern web and mobile design standards in the product creation process, from first pondering user centered design and design thinking principles to testing their products on multiple devices and measuring the effectiveness of their designs. Students will also learn design principles such as grid systems, typography, color theory, branding and systems-based design, design history and research methods. By the end of the 13-week course, the new designers will graduate with a well-rounded portfolio of work that shows everything they have learned and can achieve in the workplace. This class is great for those who are interested in UX, need some skills to better their employment options, or simply learn a new skillset. The course will prepare students to step into a variety of design roles: web designer, mobile designer, UX designer, UI designer, front-end designer, freelance designer, and more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Devmountain has partnerships with SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development After Hours

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    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Lehi
    Our "After Hours" course is a great way to dive into code without having to quit your job or school. It's still extremely intense, but allows for a more flexible format. Classes are held nights and weekends. This class is great for those who are interested in coding, need some skills to better their employment options, or simply learn a new skillset.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Devmountain has partnerships with SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkOnce accepted, students must complete pre-course work before first day of class.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Full-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Lehi, Dallas
    The full-time class is the best immersive coding experience you can find. It's a world-class coding education. It's also a grind--8 or 10 or 12 hour days of instruction, 1:1 mentoring, and work. You'll live, eat, sleep, and breathe code for 12 weeks. And when you're done, you'll be a different person. This class is great for those who are serious about learning to code. If you want to code as a career, this is the place to do it. There's no better place in the country for this price to get nearly two years worth of world-class education.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Devmountain has partnerships with SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkOnce accepted, students must complete pre-course work before first day of class.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • QA course
    - 3/29/2022
    Taylor Greer • Graduate
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    Really enjoyed my experience at Devmountain. I took the 12 week part time QA Bootcamp course and had a job lined up the same week I graduated! 
    Response From: Emily of Devmountain
    Title: Marketing
    Tuesday, Mar 29 2022
    Hi Taylor, thanks for sharing! We love hearing this, I'll be sure to pass it along to our staff. And congrats on the new career!
  • Not Great
    - 1/12/2022
    Jake Peralta • student • Graduate
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    I spent a lot of time researching bootcamps prior to landing on DevMountain. The reason I decided to attend DevMountain was the overwhelming amount of positive reviews that coupled with the dramatically lower price than other bootcamps helped me settle on DevMountain. I found out why their price is so much lower so I'm going to give you an honest review and allow you to decide for yourself if it's worth it. 

    DevMountain offers several bootcamp courses. Each course is broken into two parts. Foundations where you are given a foray into all the many aspects of the tech world and Specializations where you are supposed to be learning about the technology tree or “stack” you paid for. 

    The good: The foundations class was very well structured. The day begins with a morning meeting, then you are broken up into pairs to program through a problem from the previous day’s lab. Then a lecture on the topic of the day, followed by a code-along live with an instructor. An hour lunch, then you are again broken up into pairs to work on a lab activity based on the lecture of the day. Finally there is an afternoon meeting to review the lab and answer any questions. Our instructor was incredible, there was no question left unanswered. Every lecture was well prepared and planned and by the end of the 8 weeks of this course everyone in our cohort had a good overview of the foundational elements of the tech industry. 

    The Bad: The second half of the course, “specializations” is a scam. Gone is the structure and elements of the foundations course that made it work. Gone is the comradery of your class and fellow students. Gone is the interaction with an instructor that is well versed and competent. Specializations is a self-driven course. You are provided with a pluralsight account and a list of videos that you are expected to watch. There is no instructor. There is no live code-along.

    To begin, you are broken up into your chosen field of learning, i.e, data analytics, QA, web development, iOS design etc. You are provided a program manager. The program manager is not knowledgeable about the field you are studying. They can not answer coding questions. They can not help you if you get stuck. My program manager only had an initial introductory one-on-one session with me and never met with me one-on-one again. They do not follow up with you or ask how you’re doing. They do not review the coursework to see if you are keeping up. Their interaction with the students is limited and when we brought attention to how dissatisfied we were with the quality of the videos, we were given many promises but the program manager failed to follow through or follow up with any of these. 

    As to the curriculum, Specialization is simply a subscription to Pluralsight. A website with video modules. The videos that you are expected to learn from are not great at instructing. Some of the videos are over a decade old. Even pluralsight listed these videos as “retired” but there they are in the curriculum that DevMountain is standing behind. The process for watching the videos is to observe the instructor and code along, pausing along the way to keep up. Many of the videos make quick edits to the code or they do not explain what they are doing with the code. Once this happens you are stuck. There is no way to ask questions or probe to find out how the code works.

    Once you are stuck, there is only one resource that DevMountain provides. The SME or Subject matter expert is someone that DevMountain employs that is supposed to provide assistance. However, the SME’s do not open the queue until mid day. Which is mountain time. So if you are on the East Coast you will not have anyone available to assist you until nearly 3:00p.m.. Now, as there is only one SME assigned to each discipline,  If someone else has a question you have to wait until they have finished with that student before you can get assistance. That is if the SME can even answer your question. Several students in our cohort had very miserable experiences with many of the SME’s. They were unable to help with the questions and seemed uninterested in helping students to understand the coursework. On multiple occasions one of the SME’s we asked for help told us to simply ignore the lab we were working on as it was irrelevant and never used in the field. We had been working on one module for 2 days and were nearing completion. We got stuck on some syntax and called a SME into the room, the SME said he had only ever seen this language used in this lab and nowhere else. So we had spent 2 days learning this language and two days working on a lab using this language and we were advised to just ignore this lab and move on. One SME came into the virtual room to respond to our request for help and was only concerned with clearing the error we were getting. The code we were working on still didn’t work but once he cleared the error from being displayed he felt he had done his job. We had to abandon that lab as well as we were irreparably stuck and our SME didn’t have the knowledge to help. 

    Unfortunately, you don’t know how bad DevMountain is until it is far too late. By the time you realize that you are not going to learn what you need to be able to succeed in the tech field you are already too far into the course to get a refund. Our program manager listened to our complaints and truly did nothing to help. Most of our cohort had to resort to watching YouTube videos and tutorials to learn what they needed. Most of the coursework was so dense and poorly constructed that by the time you had finished watching a 6 hour video you had no more information than when you started. 


    I would not and could not Recommend DevMountain, even if they fundamentally change the entire curriculum. They have shown that they do not care about the success of their students or the structure of their course. The fact that they did away with instructors and expect students to simply follow along with pre-recorded, out of date videos with no meaningful assistance from anyone knowledgeable enough to teach you and do not follow up with students in real time means they are simply focused on saving money at your expense. 


    Response From: Emily of Devmountain
    Title: Marketing
    Tuesday, Jan 25 2022
    Thanks for your feedback, JP. I’m sorry your overall experience was not what you expected. Here’s some additional information that may help you understand how our program works and why we run it this way, as well as updates we’ve made to increase support for students. 

    Specializations are designed to give students practice learning technical concepts with more independence and structured support, as you would in an apprenticeship at a technology company. If you get stuck on a technical concept while watching a video, it's not only possible but important to ask for help with that concept or issue. You can work with fellow classmates or Subject Matter Experts to obtain support. 

    Recently, we increased the amount of technical support within Specializations to include a Tech Lead which is available all day during class.

    Our Specializations tracks are more than a subscription to Pluralsight. While there are videos that are accessible within Pluralsight as part of each specialization, there are also lab exercises, presented tutorial-style (created for Specializations by Devmountain curriculum authors), and capstone project guidance as part of the curriculum for Specializations. This part of the program is designed to help support all students at the pace that works best for them. 

    Videos that are part of the curriculum are managed and maintained to ensure that content is up-to-date, accurate, and relevant to the technology industry by current standards. Videos are not "over a decade old"- most have been created in the last 1-2 years. In rare cases, Pluralsight will retire a video that is to be replaced with a new version, and we're sorry that you encountered this oversight. That said, videos in Specializations are not all marked as retired. When Pluralsight retires a video, we include its replacement in our system.


    We are always looking for ways to improve and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

  • Student
    - 9/23/2021
    Katie DeMet • Student
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    This bootcamp teaches less of the basics than you can learn for free at codecademy or w3schools. After 8 weeks, you're also basically on your own. No more powerpoint presentations or rushed demos. You'll get to spent 8 weeks being assigned 100's of hours of Pluralsight videos with follow up assignments that ask you to code material never covered. Want to watch 3 hours of video on React components and then have to do an assignment on the react router dom that was never mentioned? This is the place for you. I have no idea how much a Pluralsight subscription costs, but I'm sure it's not $4,000. These guys are profiting off of self taught people.  
  • Haley F • Graduate
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    This was most definitely hard. I went into this boot camp with some experience in Manual Testing and no experience in Automation. Like I said, it was hard but now companies are looking at me.. haven’t been hired yet but at least they notice me now. I think it was worth it.
  • Great Bootcamp
    - 1/18/2021
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    Devmountain is a great Bootcamp. It will feel overwhelming at first with all the information they give you but they also give you so many resources to help you through it.
  • Great program
    - 1/11/2021
    Brian Demro • Graduate
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    I highly enjoyed learning through DevMountain. It’s a highly immersive experience that even has you make a personally built website and a group built website, which is more than a lot of other ones do. I do not regret going through the experience.
  • WebDev
    - 1/8/2021
    Tanner Christensen • Graduate
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    Seriously the best choice I have made in my professional career! It was such an amazing experience with the best instructors and students alike!
  • Best School Ever
    - 12/15/2020
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    DevMountain was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I had almost no coding experience yet they happily worked with me whenever I needed help, from admissions all the way to graduation, they were more than happy to help me. You code awesome projects and have a ton of fun while doing it. The instructors are crazy smart and awesome at teaching and breaking things down for you. I left a university to go to DevMountain and hands down it was the best decision. I was remote and never felt like I was alone while doing my work.  Their outcomes team is also very dedicated to help you land a job, from working on my resume, job search platforms, as well as sites such as LinkedIn they help in anyway possible. 10/10 recommend DevMountain. 
  • Elisha Malvido • Graduate
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    Overall I'd say I had a great experience at Devmountain. The help I received from alumni was completely unexpected. Be prepared to create projects and start thinking about creating things you are passionate about. I only have 2 things I wish were a little different; first I wish they gave more feedback with the students (even those who are passing or doing well) and sharing more about what they see their skills are, secondly is that I wish they had more resources to help with job placement/assistance.
  • Dakota Locke • Graduate
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    I’m going to make this pretty short. In a summary, I was looking for a career change in this Trying time of COVID-19. When the world is changing so rapidly, your priorities change with it. Before DevMountain, I had very minimal experience with coding at all. I’m a pretty Blue collar, old school raised kinda guy. Working 60+ hours a week at an aluminum manufacturing plant for the last 6 years, my body and health we’re definitely starting to see a toll. Looking for a career change without going to college for years, I applied to DevMountain. Let me tell you, it’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but the overall experience was more than I could’ve hoped for! The staff at DevMountain are completely devoted to making sure you succeed. From the directors, instructors, mentors and everyone they truly take remote learning seriously. I now feel confident with the skills to find a full time web development job, and hopefully change my life for the better! If you’re considering changing your life and learning new skills, or just needing a change of pace for learning new code, I can’t suggest DevMountain enough! 
    #babyyoda4ever
  • Justin Hensley • Graduate
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    My big fear was attending a school in a remote setting going into this. While Devmountain was always primarily in person they've done a great job producing a top tier remote learning environment.

    Everyone was super easy to get ahold of when needed whether it was for questions or just for venting. Never once did I feel awkward about asking any questions whether it was in class or during study time.

    Every single person from the students to the staff were fantastic. I came away with new friends and a community that I get to be apart of forever. That to me is one of the biggest advantages Devmountain graduates have over someone who was self taught.

    Going into this I essentially had 0 coding experience. I've basic tutorials but the program revealed I wasn't even scratching the surface on my own.

    Devmountain blasted the door open for me and taught me how and what to learn for my studying after graduation.

    I cannot enough as someone who was skeptical going in this is a way better option than doing self taught. I wouldn't have even known what to learn without the program.

    Special shout out to the director of my cohort Joseph and my amazing teachers Eric, Matt, Aaron, and Scott.

    Eric was my team lead for my group within my cohort and really helped make a totally online course feel human.

    As far as pricing goes - Devmountain is BY FAR one of the more affordable programs. Not once did I feel like there was anything significantly lacking. If you're looking at one of those 13 week programs that cost 20k or more take a close look at Devmountain. You'll save money and learn the same stuff.

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    Disclaimer: I attended DevMountain in 2020 during the pandemic so everything was remote and I never went to a campus once. I actually live a few states away so all communications were done through Discord, Slack, GoToMeeting, Zoom, etc.

    Going into the experience, I had a lot of fears. I was afraid that I wouldn't learn enough considering that this was a completely new field for me. I was worried that I wouldn't feel comfortable speaking up in the remote environment. I was worried that there would be endless homework and that it wouldn't benefit my growth in the end. I'm happy to say with confidence that I learned more than I thought I ever could in a short time period, the environment was a safe space where I felt comfortable speaking up, and the work directly related to what needed to be learned. I'm glad that I finally took the leap and pursued UX. 

    Pros: 
    - The UX instructors are invested in the success of the students and show that they care deeply. 
    - The cost is lower than that of competing bootcamps.
    - Gain access to (and become part of) the DevMountain network.

    Cons:
    - Communication was poor prior to the first day of class.
    - Events would occasionally be scheduled at the same time - staff still adjusting to the remote environment.
    - Outcomes (the team that assists with job acquisition post graduation) means well but the advice is fairly generic, seems more geared toward developers, and is usually location specific; they don't have much information for those living different areas of the country.


Thanks!