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Divergence Academy

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Divergence Academy

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Divergence Academy is a 12-week full-time data science bootcamp in Addison, Texas. The program has a focus on Python, and also covers statistical modeling, the UNIX/LINUX command line, machine learning, web scraping, databases, collaborative coding, working in the cloud, visualization tools, distributed algorithm frameworks such as Hadoop, and system architectures. Students will complete multiple data science projects throughout the bootcamp which can be used to demonstrate abilities to employers.

Applicants are required to have a background in a quantitative discipline including statistics, linear algebra, and mathematics, plus working knowledge of at least one programming language. Common backgrounds include engineers, scientists, and analysts. Once accepted, students complete an online pre-work course covering the command line, Python, and statistics.

Divergence Academy has a network of employer partners, and provides students with networking opportunities.

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  • Cybersecurity CORE Technical

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    Python
    In PersonFull Time17 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$13,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    Our (approved) CORE program is your direct path to a cybersecurity career. This 400-hour immersive curriculum includes six courses, extensive hands-on skill building, and guided product training. Cybersecurity Core Technical students graduate with the sought after knowledge and trade-craft for immediate employment as tier 1+ security engineers, analysts, pen testers and consultants. The evolution from general IT to cybersecurity can take five to 10 years. The CORE does it in as little as 10 weeks in a full-time program. - AD Domain Services - Network Policies and Virtualization - Access Controls, Network Access Protection - Linux and DevOps - Routing and Switching - Python for Security
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Financing available through SkillsFund
    Tuition PlansTADs available
    Scholarship We offer a $2,000 discount on the immersive program tuition fee for women, veterans or members of the U.S. military.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelTechnical and analytical ability trump formal education AS, BS or MS in: Comp Sci, Math, EE or related
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Cybersecurity Penetration Tester

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    Python
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week17 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    Our (approved) Professional Penetration Tester program is your direct path to a Cybersecurity career. This 400-hour immersive curriculum includes six courses, extensive hands-on skill building, and guided product training. The Cybersecurity Professional Penetration Tester students graduate with the sought after knowledge and trade-craft for immediate employment as tier 1+ security engineers, analysts, pen testers and consultants. The evolution from general IT to Cybersecurity can take five to 10 years. The Professional Penetration Tester does it in as little as 10 weeks full time.
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Financing available through SkillsFund
    Tuition PlansTADs available
    Scholarship We offer a $2,000 discount on the immersive program tuition fee for women, veterans or members of the U.S. military.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPersonal Attributes - Natural interest in research and problem solving Analytical Experience - Skill in research & analysis, Skill in critical thinking Education - Analytical ability trumps formal education, IT certs helpful but not required
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Hadoop, Python
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week14 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$17,000
    Class size12
    LocationDallas
    The 12-week, full-time data science bootcamp has a focus on Python, and also covers statistical modeling, the UNIX/LINUX command line, machine learning, web scraping, databases, collaborative coding, working in the cloud, visualization tools, distributed algorithm frameworks such as Hadoop, and system architectures. Students will complete multiple data science projects throughout the bootcamp which can be used to demonstrate abilities to employers.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Financing available through SkillsFund
    Tuition PlansYes we have partnered TAD Tuition Management System to offer a 9 installment plan.
    Scholarship$2000 discount for women, underrepresented minority groups, and veterans or members of the U.S. Military
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelApplicants are required to have a background in a quantitative discipline including statistics, linear algebra, and mathematics, plus working knowledge of at least one programming language.
    Prep Work20-30 hours pre-work covering the command line, Python, and statistics.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Part-Time

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    Spark, SQL, Python
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,500
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    The 6-week beginner level data science course is a practical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of data science and machine learning, which is at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and business. You will learn to use the programming languages, tools, and technologies to help you acquire, clean, parse, and filter your data. A significant portion of the course will be a hands-on approach to the fundamental modeling techniques and machine learning algorithms that enable you to build robust predictive models about real-world data and test their validity. You will also gain practice communicating your results and insights about how to build systems that are more intelligent using the data that you have gathered. Additional details can be found at http://divergence.academy/data-science-60
    Financing
    Deposit$3,500
    Financing
    Financing available through SkillsFund
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans Available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelA good grasp of college-level statistics and probability. Ability to program in a scripting language such as Python or R.
    Prep WorkComplete the first 9 units of Python on https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Deep Learning

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    Data Science, Hadoop, Python, Machine Learning
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,500
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    The purpose of this 60 hours’ class is to help you master the core concepts of neural networks, including modern techniques for deep learning. After working through the lessons, you will have written code that uses neural networks and deep learning to solve complex pattern recognition problems. And you will have a foundation to use neural networks and deep learning to attack problems of your own devising. We’ll develop living code, not just abstract theory, code which you can explore and extend. This way you’ll understand the fundamentals, both in theory and practice, and be well set to add further to your knowledge.
    Financing
    Deposit$3500
    Financing
    Financing available through SkillsFund
    Tuition PlansInstallment plan available.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelMachine Learning with Python background required.
    Prep WorkDemonstrate Data science experience.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

2 Scholarships

  • $500 Divergence Academy Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Divergence Academy 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. & No eligibility restrictions.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Data Science Immersive (Dallas)
  • $500 Divergence Academy Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Divergence Academy scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & No eligibility restrictions.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Data Science Immersive (Dallas)
  • Data Nerd
    - 12/24/2019
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    These guys are more than teachers they are professionals who became teachers. Very smart people.
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    Trying to enter the Data Science world with a Master's degree and a few online courses is not quite enough, as it cannot enable a new graduate to think like a domain expert who could help formulate the right questions. Even with the right questions, students like me have to demonstrate the ability to apply the right concept to solve the problem. Divergence Academy's Data Science 60 hr course bridges the gap that students seem to have, between the generic exposure of concepts and the current industry standards and expectations.

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    This Data Science course spearheaded by Vish and Scott ticked a lot of boxes for me unlike the other data science courses available online. The telling difference was in the way the instructors helped me get my foundations right and gave me the ability to analyze the problems in an effective way. A lot of work went into compiling the course work that is relevant to the current industry standards and the assignments helped me dwell deep into the concepts. I was introduced to some pretty cool data science tools that are being used by the top technology companies. I would recommend this course for anyone looking to get their feet wet in the data science/Machine Learning world.

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    As an aspiring data scientist and a recent graduate, I had decided to complete numerous data science courses online. I presumed I was quite proficient at data science and even marketed myself to recruiters as one. I could not have been more wrong. Data science is not something which can be learned by conventional means. It needs a certain level of business acumen and several hours of guided teaching. Online courses which claim to teach you data science within a few hours is not even close to enough. Divergence Academy satisfied all my shortcomings. It provided me with the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the best-established data scientists. I was able to land my first data science job before the course concluded. I would strongly recommend this course to people who are extremely keen on becoming data scientists and are ready to put in the work!

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    Practical and Theory combined together give a very good perspective of Data Science for anyone who wants to learn this field. Classwork/labs + Homework greatly help, but make sure that you invest the time to do them with due dilligence.

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    The experience I have here is awesome. Vish does not only cover normal python and ML algorithm but also scala and cloud platform. He also provides a lot of helpful insights about how the industry works and how the data scientists approach the problem. The classmates here are also from many different backgrounds and it is a great opportunity for me to learn from others. I definitely think this 60-hr course is helpful for me.

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    I took the data science short course. As a no technical background student, I found it is very useful for people who want to get in the industry with a little analysis knowledge. It gave me the knowledge as well as practice of many needed skills for data scientist from the industry prospective. The course focus more on python as well as the most useful statistics theory behind those model. It takes only 6 weeks and I think it is suitable for those people in transit.

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    I have had the amazing experience and opportunity to take both the Data Science Part-Time course and the Data Science Immersive. There are almost too many great things to say about both but I will try to be brief. Specifically with the Immersive course if I could describe it with one word it would be "hands-on" and I probably need one more word and that would be "caring". Sravan Ankaraju (founder) and Beth (advisor) have done an outstanding job making this course top notch.
    Firstly all of the instructors for each module either held at least one if not more than one graduate degree or had 3-4 years industry experience. The hands on part came in as we had daily scrums in the morning to go over what we learned and figure out how to tweak the course if needed. There were also a few speakers that came in from either the DS industry or from a related industry. Divergence Academy also has a huge presence in the Dallas tech community and is also next the Addison Treehouse (co-working space, start-up incubator), thus they hold several tech meet-ups and even more are accessible at the Treehouse. This definitely provides plenty of opportunities for networking and if someone is new to the tech industry then they are great for  getting abreast of the market.
    The coursework is intense and does a great job of covering the major topics and algorithms in data science. The result being a can now confidently work my way through the data science process. If you decide to take this course definitely take the pre-coursework material or at least get a good feel for python. Also be prepared for the time commitment not only in class but possibly for your lifestyle. You definitely will not want to miss any classes unless you have to as there is a lot covered each day.
    The only improvements I would suggest would be incorporating in a three to five day break. Maybe due to my thirst for knowledge, I would even consider extending some modules or topics covered. Specifically I would have enjoyed doing a bit more in Neo4j.
    Lastly they also do a great job of getting you prepared to go out into the workforce. My LinkedIn, resume, and github accounts are outstanding. The aforementioned coupled with the job seeking tactics taught should have me with a new data science job in 90 days or less for sure. If you are considering taking either the weekend or immersive course feel free to contact the academy and they can put you in touch with me. I am happy to share my experience and some of the finer details with you. Cheers!

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    I really enjoyed this course. I liked the in-class demos/examples to help remember the material.  It was a nice reward for working hard throughout the course. I would recommend this course to those looking into Data Science.

    The instructors bring enthusiasm and experience to every lecture that they give. They  are very approachable and understanding, and always keep an open line of communication with their students.

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    I was part of the 17th cohort for the Data Science Part-Time / 60-Hour Weekend course at Divergence Academy.  As an aspiring data science professional, I am so glad that I took this course under the tutelage of Scott Love and Vish Puttagunta.  Both Scott and Vish taught the course material in a fashion that emphasized less on theory and more on practice, which satisfies the expectations of industry.  I especially liked how Vish made linear and logistic regression, neural networks, and Naive Bayes relatable, by conceptualizing and teaching these supervised machine learning techniques in a human and comprehensible fashion.  Scott and Vish also shared their insights of the industry's expectations towards data scientists and stressed the art of communicating data findings to domain experts, external customers, and management in their specific language.  Both instructors always sustained my attention throughout each five-hour course day, unlike online data science courses where I can easily daydream while watching 15 to 20-minute lecture videos.  The Jupyter Notebooks provided in this course are full of valuable Python code to reference for data science projects.  My classmates and I also got our hands dirty with the latest tools like Deep Cognition and Spark.  The only improvements that I would incorporate into this class is to commit some time to web scraping, regularization of regression with lasso and ridge regression, and time-series analysis.

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    Took the 6 week-end Datascience course at Divergence Academy. Vish Puttagunta (Instructor) is one of the best instructor in dfw area and his approach & the curriculum he built towards this course is perfect. The course is not just theory or a bunch of slides its completely hands-on course every week where I got to know about building  models in Python Pandas, Spark, Scala, Statistical modelling & deep learning techniques at a scale with cutting edge cloud tools like google collab & Microsoft Azure. Highly recommended course for someone who is looking into a full time career in DataScience or if they want to bring the value to company by communicating with c level executives and build a data science center of excellency team.

  • Engin • Data Scientist • Graduate
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    Divergence Academy was really helpful for me to understand the bigger picture of data science. Compared to online courses, listening from the instructor (Viswanath), who has a lot of experience on various data science projects with lots of companies, definitely helps you to understand what kind of problems you might encounter as a data scientist and what tools are available to use. Data science is a field where you need to bring information from various fields together. Divergence Academy is the place where you learn it!

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