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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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  • Capture the Flag

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    Penetration Testing, Network Security
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$5,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    Attack-oriented CTF competitions try to distill the essence of many aspects of professional computer security work into a single short exercise that is objectively measurable. The focus areas that CTF competitions tend to measure are vulnerability discovery (auditing source, binaries, webapps), exploit creation (binary & webapp exploits), toolkit creation (creation & preparation), and operational tradecraft. A modern computer security professional should be an expert in at least one of these areas and ideally in all of them. Success in CTF competitions demands that participants be an expert in at least one and ideally all of these areas. Therefore, preparing for and competing in CTF represents a way to efficiently merge discrete disciplines in computer science into a focus on computer security. Achieve your goals with our 40 hour short CTF course. What you’ll learn: Vulnerability Discovery: Auditing Source, Binaries and Webapps Exploit Creation: Binary and Webapp Exploits Forensics Toolkits: Creation and Preparation Operational Tradecraft
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSkill Level: Intermediate, Advanced Prerequisites: Cybersecurity Domain Knowledge; some pentesting experience; certs optional – CompTIA Pentest+, Certified Ethical Hacking
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • CISSP Prep

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    Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$5,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    This 40-hour short course will prepare you for CISSP certification—one of the most sought-after infosec certs in the industry. The course curriculum will help professionals demonstrate their understanding of cybersecurity strategy and experience with hands-on implementation. You will obtain the advanced understanding and technical skills to design, develop and manage an organization’s overall security posture—skills necessary for roles ranging anywhere from Security Analyst to Chief Information Officer. To qualify for the CISSP, candidates must pass the exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®).
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSkill Level: Intermediate, Advanced Prerequisites: Working knowledge in Cybersecurity or Information Assurance
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Cloud Engineering Immersive

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    Linux, DevOps, Cloud Computing
    In PersonFull Time17 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    Our (approved) CEI program is your direct path to a career in cloud. This 400-hour immersive curriculum includes three courses, extensive hands-on skill-building, and guided product training. Cloud Engineering Immersive students graduate with the sought-after knowledge and trade-craft for immediate employment as tier 1+ cloud architects, automation engineers, cloud computing specialists, cloud administrators, release managers, IoT cloud leads, network administrators, and more. This course preps you for certification in AWS Speciality (SCS-C01). The evolution from general IT to cloud can take five to 10 years. The CEI does it in as little as 10 weeks in a full-time program. - Linux and Cloud administration - PowerShell, Bash, and Command Line Interface (CLI) - DevSecOps - IoT development - Secure IoT
    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 Professional Penetration Tester

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    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 Analysis & Visualization

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    Data Visualization, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$5,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    Want to learn how to turn data into thoughtful action? Collecting and accessing data with technology is now ubiquitous in business and in life. The power and storage capabilities of cloud computing have driven organizations of all sorts to capture and store “big data.” Leveraging that data effectively with Microsoft® Excel® and Power BI can provide timely insights and a competitive advantage. Analyzing data to find issues, insights, and opportunities and presenting them in visually compelling ways is now a critical part of many job roles. For professionals who are interested in learning new ways to translate their work into effective data visualizations and infographics in order to increase knowledge translation with their desired audience, this is the course for you. Design principles for effective PowerPoint Presentation What constitutes an effective infographic/data visualization? Exploring different chart types and when to use them How to conceptualize, design and produce creative, effective and visually stunning graphics and visualizations
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    DepositN/A
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    Minimum Skill LevelSkill Level: Beginner, Intermediate Prerequisites: Microsoft® Excel®; some Power BI experience; Structured Query Language
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Data Visualization, Data Science, Data Engineering, Data Analytics , Python, Hadoop
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week14 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,000
    Class size12
    LocationDallas
    The 12-week, full-time data science bootcamp has a focus on SQL, 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, SQL, and statistics.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Essential Python Programming

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    Python
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$5,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    Whether you’re a beginner in programming or an experienced programmer, this 40-hour short course will help you master the foundational skills and concepts needed to program in Python. Learn more about working with numbers and string and gain new competency in working with dates and times, dictionaries, recursion, and algorithms. Discover how to design and develop object-oriented programs with graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for real-business scenarios. Help to master the skills and concepts you need to program in any modern language. Help you learn Python faster Both beginners and experienced programmers because it lets you set your own pace Working with numbers and strings—gain new skills for working with dates and times, dictionaries, recursion, and algorithms How to design and develop object-oriented programs—OOP in Python combined with our presentation will make it all clear How all of these skills that you’ve learned are applied to real-world programs How to use Python for database programming— a must in businesses large and small How to use Python to develop programs with graphical user interfaces (GUIs)
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSkill Level: Beginner Prerequisites: None
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python for Data Analysis

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    Python, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Data Analytics
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$5,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    The goal of this 40-hour short course is to introduce data analysis with the Python programming language and how to work with different data structures—including basic objects, variables, self-defining functions, and control flow. We cover the most popular Python libraries including NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, and ggplot for data analytics and visualization. Learn how to manipulate functions to make working with structured data fast, easy, and expressive. What you’ll learn: Introduction to Python: Basic objects in Python, Variables and self-defining functions, Control flow, Advanced data structures Deep dive with Python: Object-oriented programming, deal with files, run Python scripts, and handle and process strings Scientific computation tools – Understand and apply three modules for scientific computation that make Python as powerful as Matlab: Numpy, Matplotlib and Scipy Data Visualization – Generate graphics by using appropriate tools like Seaborn and Plotly Data manipulation with Pandas – Understand and apply provides rich data structures and functions designed to make working with structured data fast, easy, and expressive
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSkill Level: Beginner, Intermediate Prerequisites: Essential Python Programming
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python for Pentesting

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    SQL, Python, Penetration Testing
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$5,000
    Class size15
    LocationDallas
    Python for Pentesting is designed for pentesters who want to use Python to build specialized tools. This challenging course will expose students to target scanning, enumeration, exploit development, web application attacks, and persistence mechanisms through Python scripting. Upon completion, students will have built an arsenal of over 20 penetration testing tools. This course is designed for students who have basic programming/scripting experience in C or Python, knowledge of networking concepts, and knowledge of penetration testing methods and hacking tools. Introduction to Building Pentest tools: Students will review Python fundamentals and will develop target scanning and enumeration tools using modules from the Python Standard Library as well as third party modules. Scanners: Students will begin by creating custom scanners using the Nmap module. They will develop algorithms to parse complex data sets and build additional functionality into their custom tools. Exploit Development: Students will begin by taking a deep look at x86 memory architecture, operating system controls and debugging. Students will then learn how to construct exploits against stack-based buffer overflows, as well as how to embed shellcode into their Python scripts. Exploit Web Application Vulnerabilities: Students will learn about common web application vulnerabilities, reconnaissance methods and attack vectors. Students will then write code to identify and exploit Standard Query Language (SQL) and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities to reveal server-side details, as well as to find directory traversal vulnerabilities. Post-Exploitation: Students will learn how to conduct post-exploitation pillaging and employ persistence techniques. They will then learn how to build reverse shells, send encoded data via HTTP requests, and control their persistence tool via command-and-control mechanisms. By the end of the course the students will have the knowledge necessary to analyze technical situations, solving them through the development of Python tools.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSkill Level: Intermediate, Advanced Prerequisites: Essential Python Programming; cybersecurity domain knowledge; some pentesting experience
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Security Operations Management Immersive

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    Penetration Testing, Network Security, Ethical Hacking
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week17 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,000
    Class size18
    LocationDallas
    Our (approved) Security Operations Management Immersive program is your direct path to a higher-level Cybersecurity career. This 400-hour immersive curriculum includes three courses, extensive hands-on skill-building, and guided product training. The Security Operations Management Immersive 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 Security Operations Management Immersive does it in as little as 10 weeks full-time.
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Financing available through SkillsFund
    Tuition PlansTADs available
    ScholarshipWe 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 LevelN/A
    Prep WorkNone
    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.

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    • 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)
  • 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!

  • Patricia Stone • Data Scientist Software Engineer
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    I attended Data Science immersive course. 
    The course is a High-quality course, every week content
    was very interesting. We learned so much. 

    We used many different tools, Big Data, spark, hive, SQL, pig, 
    Statistical Modeling, Machine Learning, Azure, AzureML, created web services, 
    used Tableau, Python, Pandas, Sickitlearn, too many to list them all. 

    You have to be commited, course was 9 to 6 and some weeks you 
    are expected to complete assignments after hours or on the 
    weekends. This is all worthy. 
        For some people it was very challenging, it depends on if you have
    been a developer before, but nobody left the course. 

       Instructors were great. I could not ask for better instructors, specially Sravan. 
      
        They also help me with my resume and prepare my portfolio. 
    It is a very complete course and even better than what I expected. 

      I highly recommend Data Science Immersive course at
    Divergence Academy. 

  • Arvind Betrabet, PhD • Graduate
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    Learned a lot, not only about Data Science and its ecosystem, but also about myself and my capacity to assimilate. This 12-week course built on what I knew and cultivated new ways to arrive at the right answers by asking the right questions, about the data being analyzed.

    The instructors and peers in the class made the classes enjoyable and challenging at the same time.

  • Keith S. • Graduate
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    Over the summer of 2016, I spent months looking for bootcamps related to Data Science in Dallas, TX.  The closest ones were located in Austin, but then I was able to find Divergence Academy. One of the few places in the DFW metropolitan area that offers a full-time Data Science course. 

    I took the Data Science Immersive course from September 2017 to December 2017.  The course was incredible. The curriculum was  well planned.  From Monday until Friday  starting at 9am to 6pm. This 12 week course is intense, but well worth it. The Instructors were incredible in the depth of knowledge they have, and were able to share with us.

     

    I recommend this course for anyone wanting to skill-up and advance their careers as Data Scientists. 

  • Bimpe, Working Professional
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    Earlier this year I learned about the Divergence Academy from Beth Lahaie. At the time I was looking to break into the Data Science field, so I decided to research the school further. The 6-week beginner level data science class proved to be a wonderful foundation into the world of data science. My instructor, Sravan Ankaraju, greatly contributed to my enjoyment of the course. He is personable, and completely devoted to ensuring that his students are successful. His passion for teaching radiated and his personable approach encouraged interaction.

    The structure of the class complimented Sravan’s style nicely.  Each of the five hours of class passed quickly with his easy way of holding your attention as he imparted knowledge on relevant industry topics sprinkled with interview tips.  The classes were very hands-on with real life applications. During the breaks from instruction, we all gathered around a table to eat together, creating a warmth and camaraderie where we felt less like students and more like family. 

    Sravan patiently explained difficult concepts in an engaging manner. He regularly made himself available outside of class, and consistently requested student feedback on ways to enhance the learning process, then immediately put to use the information he received.

    I walked away from the course equipped, having firmly grasped machine learning techniques and big data framework concepts.

    If you are contemplating entering the data science career path or already established and want to grow your skill-set and are seeking an option outside of a traditional school or degree program; I highly recommend Divergence Academy. The plethora of course offerings cater to varied levels.  Entering as a beginner, I left with a solid foundation from which to launch into the next phase of my data science career. 

  • John K • CEO Halo Trading LLC • Student
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    As CEO of a financial trading company I found myself  needing the skills of Machine learning to keep our company out in front of the competition.. I went to Divergence Academy and met with Sravan . After explaining what I was wanting to accomplish he designed an entire course program that encompassed the Divergence Academy cirriculum with an emphasis on my goals, along with a schedule that would work around mine. My coding skills were lacking to say the least but Sravan went out of his way to catch me up. Im about a quater way through the course and were already working in the Intergrated Developement Enviroment. The "Big Picture" is becoming more and more in focus with each class..Sravan has a unique way of conveying information..a real teaching skill...and he geniuely cares about each of his students individually...He has really taken the intimidation factor out of the whole proccess. It was a great decision to enrolling in D.A...and I can already see that fusing Machine Learning with our current buisness model is going to one of the best buisness decisions weve made...Its already having a positive efffect just 4 weeks into the course! Ill write another review once Ive finished the course... but if your at all thinking about learning "Machine Learning" or have a buisness that you feel can benefit from it...then Divergence Academy is the place your looking for...If you have questions about Machine Learning and / or how your career or buisness can benefit from it ,give Sravan a call ..He's easy to talk too and I havent asked a question yet he couldnt answer. If you enroll in the course there is alot of information thats gonna come your way..but if your committed Sravan will personally see to it that you understand that information and how to use it..."I really cant say enough good" about the academy , the cirriculumn or its founder...."5 STARS" across the board!!!

    John K.

    Halo Trading LLC

     

     

  • Marcel • Student
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    I work as a consultant and have solid programming skills with several languages. I am mostly self-taught and unlikely to take a course at school. However, I wanted to learn Spark quickly to compliment my database and data integration skills. After hearing Sravan speak at the DFW Python Meetup I became aware of Divergence Academy. I thought a data science academy in Dallas, great! I was prepared to travel out west for the training. But after researching I decided to stay local and sign up. 

    How did it go? Let me say, you start with your laptop and end with a Spark cluster running on AWS inside a VM residing on your machine. In the process you cover all stages of science a pipeline from acquire to storytelling and the tools used to perform each step. By the end of this course you're ready to develop solutions using Spark. I recall learning about Spark data frames in this course. If you have a SQL, R, or Python background here is the point it just clicks. Sravan's teaching style and the hands-on lessons facilitate learning. I've taken two courses at Divergence Academy already and currently enrolled in the adaptive program.

  • Viswanath Puttagunta • Sr Data Scientist, AT&T • Graduate
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    Most of tools used in Machine Learning today are open source. All the lectures you ever need to know are in YouTube. So, "why pay?" was the thought I had in late 2014. The problem is not the lack of free information, it is the abundance of it beyond my comprehension. Where do you start? Probability? Statistics? Linear Algebra? Neural Networks? Hadoop? Spark? TensorFlow? How are any of these connected to each other. Where do I start? Which concepts form the core foundation, and which ones can you build on? Where do you go next?

    I spent good part of 2015 doing on-line machine learning courses. Though I was learning some good concepts, it was difficult getting a good idea of where the industry is today and where it is heading to the next few years. This is key to getting a job.

    I couldn't leave my job, so I joined Data Science Adaptive course. Sravan worked with me to first understand what my background is (Signal Processing and Linux Software Development). We first set out where we want to be in 6 months and carefully broke it down into monthly and weekly goals. The homeworks were spot on and to the point. Within the first 3 months, I could quickly connect the Statistics concepts to the DSP Algorithms I implemented earlier in my career.

    As a Data Scientist in AT&T, I look back at the 6 months and honestly say, there was not a single homework that was unnecessary, there was not a single article that I thought was a waste of my time. I slowed down to absorb some concepts, taking select classes in Khan Academy and YouTube as needed, I sped up when I thought I can build on the basics. Sravan also helped me steer clear of distractions from time to time to get me back on track.

    I can honestly say I could not have done it in such a short time without Divergence Academy. Also special thanks to Beth Lahaie who has been very helpful in building up my network and arranging DFW Big Data and DFW Data Science Meetups.

     

    Response From: Sravan Ankaraju of Divergence Academy
    Title: Program Director
    Sunday, Sep 04 2016
    Thank you for your kind words Vish and congratulations on your new job. We are very happy that the Data Science Adaptive program helped you in such a positive way. Our goal here at the academy is to create an environment in which the needs of students like you are met, and where you will be able to thrive and succeed in learning to apply the latest in tech. 
  • Togbey, Kodjovi M. • Sr Quantitative Analyst • Applicant
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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.

Thanks!