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Digital Career Institute

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart

Digital Career Institute

Avg Rating:4.53 ( 15 reviews )

Digital Career Institute (DCI) is a 12-month long coding bootcamp based in Germany with campuses in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Leipzig. The courses are fully immersive and cover entry-level basics in stack HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. DCI also specialize in technologies like Angular, Node.js, and Databases. DCI was launched as an initiative to integrate refugees into the growing IT industry. Today it is committed to training anyone who wants to pursue a tech career. In addition to coding languages, students will master best practices on platforms like GitHub. They will learn agile project management and development methodologies like SCRUM.

DCI is intended to help untrained individuals attain digital jobs, and so the application process assumes that candidates have no prior coding experience. The DCI application process begins by filling out an online form. Candidates will then be contacted by education consultants from DCI to discuss further details.

Job placement training is woven into DCI’s program. Career workshops help students prepare an industry-specific resume, create an online presence, and learn techniques that will make them more attractive to potential employers. DCI also sets each graduate up with a 2-month internship in the tech field.

The 12-month course focuses on self-paced learning, project work, and teacher lead discussions and lessons. In addition to standard courses, however, students will also attend specialized sessions led by DCI alumni and top professionals who offer tips to advancing in the field. Students will also partner with a buddy who they’ll meet with at least once a week. Aligned with Digital Career Institute's core belief in helping improve opportunities for refugees, they also provide German and English language courses lead by expert instructors.

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    • AWS Cloud Computing

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      Class size20
      LocationDüsseldorf, Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt
      In close cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS), we have developed the AWS Cloud Practitioner course to train you as a specialised IT professional and to address the growing shortage of experts in the field of cloud applications. The AWS re/Start Program already exists in several countries. DCI is the first institution in Germany to offer this certified program. AWS Cloud Computing is a field with the highest incomes and least amount of competition on the market. Our Curriculum Includes: Linux Basics, Networks, IT Security, Python programming, Databases, AWS Core Servic- es. In addition, job coaching & application training, company presentations (networking events) as well as German or English mentoring. Duration: 3 months Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:15 Extras: Language Courses, Mentoring, Coaching, Learning Consultation, and a dedicated Career Success Service.
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       For people who are unemployed, this course can be 100% financed with an education voucher (Bildungsgutschein) by the Jobcenter or Agentur für Arbeit.

       
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      Placement TestYes
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    • Java Backend Programming

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      LocationDüsseldorf, Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt
      Start your career as Java Backend Engineer! The Java Backend Programming course is targeted at all successful graduates of the Orientation Course as well as people with basic knowledge of digital technologies. However, no prior coding experience is necessary. Java is one of the most in-demand programming languages for backend and app development. It is widely used in established corporate companies as well as tech giants such as Spotify, Uber, Google, Amazon, and many more. Our Curriculum Includes: Java, Spring Framework, SQL, HTML, CSS, Git, Databases, APIs, Testing, Hosting and Deployment, Project Management, application training, and English or German language classes. Duration: 12 months + 2 months internship Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:15 Extras: Language Courses, Mentoring, Coaching, Learning Consultation, and a dedicated Career Success Service.
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       For people who are unemployed, this course can be 100% financed with an education voucher (Bildungsgutschein) by the Jobcenter or Agentur für Arbeit. 
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo prior skills are needed.
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Online Marketing Course

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      LocationMunich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Leipzig
      Become an Online Marketing Expert! The marketing of products and services via the internet is an essential part of every marketing strategy today and a fixed element in the marketing mix of companies. With our program, we train you to become a creative online marketer, who can develop and implement versatile marketing campaigns. Our Curriculum Includes: SEM, SEO, Email Marketing, Display Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, PR, Social Media Marketing, Google Analytics with a certificate, CMS, and WordPress as well as application training and English or German for marketers. Duration: 12 months + 2 months internship Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:15 Extras: Language Courses, Mentoring, Coaching, Learning Consultation, and a dedicated Career Success Service.
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       For people who are unemployed, this course can be 100% financed with an education voucher (Bildungsgutschein) by the Jobcenter or Agentur für Arbeit. 
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo previous knowledge is needed.
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Orientation Course

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      LocationFrankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Leipzig
      Find the right career for you! Our four-week orientation course offers you an insight into the job profiles and work of web developers, cloud practitioners, and online marketing managers. You will gain basic knowledge of computer software, networks, IT security, programming and scripting languages, and online marketing channels. Our alumni and practical experts will report in the course on what it means to work in the digital industry and tech scene and what requirements you need to meet. The Orientation Course combines all DCI courses, which gives you the opportunity to find the right intensive program for you. The course is followed by either our web development or online marketing course. Duration: 4 weeks - starts every 2 weeks Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:15 Extras: Company Tours, Industry Lectures
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       For people who are unemployed, this course can be 100% financed with an education voucher (Bildungsgutschein) by the Jobcenter or Agentur für Arbeit. 
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo previous knowledge needed.
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Python Backend Development

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      LocationMunich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Hamburg, Berlin
      Master the art of Python backend development! Learn how to build powerful web applications and APIs, using the Python and Django ecosystem. Become a Python Backend Developer, a dynamic and essential field in today’s tech landscape. As a Python Backend Developer, you can show your technical expertise and creativity, by building and maintaining powerful web applications and more. Our Curriculum Includes: Python, Django Framework, SQL, HTML, CSS, Git, Databases, APIs, Testing, Hosting and Deployment, Project Management, application training, and English or German language classes. Duration: 10 months + 2 months internship Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:15 Extras: Language Courses, Mentoring, Coaching, Learning Consultation, and a dedicated Career Success Service.
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       For people who are unemployed, this course can be 100% financed with an education voucher (Bildungsgutschein) by the Jobcenter or Agentur für Arbeit.

       
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo previous knowledge needed.
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Web Development Course

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      LocationMunich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Leipzig
      Start your career in Web Development! The web development course is targeted to all successful graduates of the orientation course as well as people with basic knowledge of digital technologies. Our founders themselves come from the start-up and digital scene and have developed a curriculum together with our lecturers that provide practical programming skills that are in high demand on the job market. The course provides you with comprehensive know-how about software development with web technologies. Our Curriculum Includes: HTML, CSS, SCSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript (ES Next), React, Node.js, Express, MongoDB, Testing, Hosting, and Deployment, Project Management, application training, and English or German for programmers. Duration: 12 months + 2 months internship Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:15 Extras: Language Courses, Mentoring, Coaching, Learning Consultation, and a dedicated Career Success Service.
      Financing
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       For people who are unemployed, this course can be 100% financed with an education voucher (Bildungsgutschein) by the Jobcenter or Agentur für Arbeit. 
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelNo previous knowledge is needed.
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Best decision
      - 5/15/2020
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      Antonia • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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      For a long time I was really unhappy with the retail job I had. So I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone and do something completely new, learn how to code. I participated in the Web Development course of DCI in Berlin and finally found my true passion. Now I wake up every day and I am excited about what I do, which is the best feeling. I am so happy I made the decision to join DCI. The classes were challenging at times but I felt well supported by the instructors and the great community of students.
    • Great community
      - 5/14/2020
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      Daniel • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I came to DCI having no clue about coding but was eager to learn and take on new challenges on my career path. I felt really lucky at the time because I finally found a WebDev program in English and fully funded by the German Employment Agency. DCI staff and especially teachers did work really hard to provide us not only an up-to-date and intensive curriculum but also a community of people who are willing to learn and to help each other. There were now and then some shortcomings with the schedule but I really appreciated the fact that the staff always put our priorities first and tried to solve any problem almost immediately. Due to the sudden change in my career, I wasn't familiar with the tech industry and struggled a bit building up my own network of developers and recruiters. However, right before my graduation,  I already got an internship from the company pool of DCI, which was followed by a full-time job. 
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      Joseph • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      Losing my previous job, I was done with the industry and really frustrated. Once I started my course at DCI, everything changed for the positive for me. I got really enthusiastic because of the support and because I could see from the beginning the value of their course. Their curriculum is extremely well put together, especially the Organic Social Media Marketing and Paid Social Media Marketing is very helpful for my current job. With the help of the DCI-Team I was able to land a job right after my course. It really changed my career.
    • Pasco • SYS Admin • Student
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      Hallo, ich war im Orientierungskurs Webdevelopment und Marketing und dieser Kurs war echt herausragend und spitze. Respektvoller und freundlicher Umgang, die Lehrer/in freundlich, hilfsbereit und sehr sehr wissend im Thema. 

      Ich mache jetzt im Juli den Python Backend Deveoper Kurs weiter und  habe durch DCI dann sehr gute Jobchancen. Wer wirklich was aus seinem Leben machen will, sollte ein Weiterbildungskurs bei DCI machen. 

      Den DCI ist anders, als die meisten mir bekannten Träger und Maßnahmen in Berlin, und die ich auch in den letzten 10 Jahren in Berlin selbst erlebt und absolviert habe als Träger und Maßnahmen. 

      Die meisten anderen Träger in Berlin sind nicht respektvoll, nicht freundlich, meist unfähig oder unwissend oder machen unterirdische und schlechte Beschäftigungsmaßnahmen ohne ein je in einen Job zu vermitteln. Leben aber gut von Steuergeldern, und die Bundesregierung in Berlin macht das mit, und unterstützt schlechte Träger auch noch. 

      Nicht so bei DCI, das ist der erste Träger und Weiterbildungsanbieter, der echt respektvoll und freundlich ist sei es von den Schüler/in oder Lehrer/in und wo auch die Lehrer/in umfängliches, echtes Wissen aus der Wirtschaft und Informatik haben.

      Ich habe das erstemal seit langem eine reale Aussicht auf ein Job und selbstbestimmtes Leben nach Menschenrechten die oft von Seiten der Leistungsabteilungen in Jobcenter in ganz Deutschland ohne Grund einem verwehrt werden.

      Diese Weiterbildungskurse können unter anderem auch für Arbeitssuchende mit einem Bildungsgutschein vom Jobcenter finanziert werden.

      Meist oder oft versuchen sich Jobcenter in ganz Deutschland darum zu drücken, und euch eine Weiterbildung zu verweigern, dann solltet ihr Klagen gegen das Jobcenter vor Gericht, kostenlos. Ihr gewinnt zu 99,9%, denn Weiterbildung ist ein Recht.

      Dann muss man mit einem 10 Euro Schein zum nächsten Amtsgericht der Stadt und kriegt dort ein Justizbeihilfe Schein für den besten Clananwalt der Stadt, und nach spätestens 3 Tagen ist man in jeder Weiterbildung eingeklagt.
      Gilt für jedes Problem mit den Jobcentern. Geht halt manchmal nicht anders.

      Auf jeden Fall kriegt ihr bei DCI eine sachlich fundierte Ausbildung in Informatik und Wirtschaft und es wird euch bei der Jobsuche und Eingliederung sehr gut geholfen von DCI.

      So könnt ihr mit einer sehr fundierten Ausbildung innerhalb Deutschlands oder außerhalb in den Ländern der EU oder Amerika oder Australien oder Asien sicher einen guten Job und gutes Leben finden. 

      In Deutschland sind 80 Mio Einwohner, davon arbeiten noch 15 Mio legal und sozialversicherungspflichtig, 65 Mio Leute arbeiten ohne sozialversichert zu sein in prekären Lowlevel Jobs, sind in Rente oder arbeiten erst gar nicht aus welchen unterschiedlichen Gründen auch immer. (Quelle: Bundesamt für Statistik, 2019)

      Also echte fundierte Fachkräfte in Deutschland werden händeringend überall gesucht in Deutschland, in allen Arbeitsbranchen, und gerade besonders in der IT. 

      Aber achtet auf eure Work - Life -  Balance, laßt euch nicht verheizen und verkauft euch nicht unter Wert, am Arbeitsplatz in der Firma.

      Also Leute geht zu DCI und bekommt wieder ein Sinn im Leben. :-)
       
      Ich bin echt rundum zufrieden mit DCI und werde es auch im Bekanntenkreis weiterempfehlen. 

    • Joseph Olumuyiwa • Student
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      Since day one at the Digital Career Institute (DCI), I was very impressed at the thoroughness and professionalism. Daniel Hauenstein, my advisor at DCI practically did everything for me to join DCI. When we started HTML Basics and then CSS Basics, I loved the curriculum. It was easy taught. I could immediately start writing HTML and CSS. The teacher made it easy to understand and to use. It was a great experience, a good way to start a career in the digital world. I strongly recommend DCI to all who want to begin a new career or switch job. 
    • Ali Kaplan • Student
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      Worst school. There are better schools that will train you better and give you a better experience. Their teachers do not have enough experience to either Teach nor work experience. It seems that they hire former students. They seem to be after the money instead of the quality experience for their students. I can mention so many other better school with better programs. Flatiron School, Fullstack Academy, are way better schools with better structure also Clarusway is another school that cares about the students experience with smaller groups. Definetly any other school will be much better than DCI.
    • Don't recommend
      - 10/6/2021
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       I was in the 1 years web development course and besides the language( German) which i loved, I found out ( the hard way) that their curriculum and what they've promised to deliver in the orientation course, well... was a lie. From a lack of student support  to some of the people they hire to teach there, I realized that DCI still lacks in some of the crucial department s.  I would recommend looking for an alternative and keep this as a really really last resort as I later found out myself that there are mu h better alternative with a up to date curriculum and some more trainer personnel. 
    • Iulian Stan • Student
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      I was able to create two websites within a month of the orientation course. So I think that's a big thing, especially when you start from zero, like I did. I can only recommend this Institute and I can't wait to start the one year course.
    • DCI Review
      - 6/17/2020
      Najeeb Al-Selwi • Student
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      DCI Digital Career Institute is a great place that you can learn an improve your digital skills.
    • Lena
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      I'm very happy that I made the decision to start a course with the DCI. We are learning everything to start our new career in Web Development. The Teacher are very good trained and always helpful. The Düsseldorf Campus has a nice atmosphere with really nice classrooms  and break rooms to connect to other students. We already had a lot of company tours to have a deeper look on the job as a web developer and to connect to potential employer. Thank you DCI for the chance to start my career new!
    • Anna Markosyan • Student
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       I am very happy with my decision. After a long search, I am happily studying Online Marketing at Digital Career Institute to inbound my previous PR&Sales experience for getting ready for a coming new digitalized world in a short term. I like a lot the friendly and warm atmosphere among the administration, teachers and fellow students.  Due to COVID-19 we study all from home. Hopefully, soon we can again network, get mentorship and practical tips at the campus. 
    • Tobias • Junior Online Marketing Manager • Student
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      I am thankful to DCI for teaching me the digital skills to become an expert in Online marketing. The course is as per the industry standards with live projects and challenging projects to train someone to be job ready by the end of the course. The career support is amazing with paid internships and a great entry level job opportunity. The teachers, management, career support team are very friendly and available all the time for every student to help boost our career.

    Thanks!