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Eleven Fifty Academy

Hybrid (Online & In-person), Indianapolis, Online

Eleven Fifty Academy

Avg Rating:4.71 ( 146 reviews )

Eleven Fifty Academy is a non-profit coding and cybersecurity bootcamp headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana offering a range of courses from 12-14 week full-time bootcamps to 24-week part-time programs. Eleven Fifty Academy is focused on helping aspiring career-starters with little to no experience as well as tech professionals seeking to enhance their skills. Each course provides a hands-on, project-centric teaching approach for students to grow their soft skills as well as their tech skills in a friendly, entrepreneurial-minded classroom environment. In-person classes are taught at Launch Fishers as well as Downtown Indianapolis.

The Web Development program teaches students JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PostgreSQL, Express, React, and Bootstrap. Students learn pair programming, develop full stack applications, create and deploy web pages, and create a portfolio of finished projects. 

The Cybersecurity program includes hands-on training both attacking and defending on a military-grade simulated cybersecurity training range. Students will learn how to conduct and stop cyber attacks, as well as be prepared for an entry-level job in the industry. Students work towards their CompTIA Security+ certification in this program.

The Software Development program gives students the skills to become successful Microsoft .NET software developers. Students will create and deploy web pages, develop full stack applications, and learn modern frameworks and libraries. Students will learn HTML, CSS, .NET, MVC, and REST.

Eleven Fifty Academy offers career prep to their students, including finalizing portfolios, resume and LinkedIn assistance, and offering guidance on professional networking. All programs offered by Eleven Fifty Academy are continuously guided and critiqued by industry advisory boards composed of hiring managers, influencers, and decision makers within the tech ecosystem. Eleven Fifty Academy offers a variety of funding options, including private loans, GI Bill funds, Progressive Income Share Agreements (PISA), and scholarships.

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  • Cybersecurity 14-Week Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline
    Our Cybersecurity program is designed to arm you with real-world experience and the credentials to back it. You'll begin with prework, learning CompTIA A+ basics. Soon after, you are on your way to Network+, and Security+ certifications. As you are earning your certifications, you'll also be gaining experience both attacking (red team) and defending (blue team) on a military-grade cybersecurity simulation range.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Students may qualify for scholarships and other funding. Lending partners include SkillsFund and Climb Credit 
    Tuition PlansProgressive Income Share Agreement
    ScholarshipApply to check for qualification
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic ability of computer operation. Knowledge of coding is not required, but is helpful.
    Prep WorkWill be provided with acceptance and enrollment deposit.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Cybersecurity 24-Week Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline
    Our Cybersecurity program is designed to arm you with real-world experience and the credentials to back it. You'll begin with prework, learning CompTIA A+ basics. Soon after, you are on your way to Network+, and Security+ certifications. As you are earning your certifications, you'll also be gaining experience both attacking (red team) and defending (blue team) on a military-grade cybersecurity simulation range.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Students may qualify for scholarships and other funding. Lending partners include SkillsFund and Climb Credit 
    Tuition PlansProgressive Income Share Agreement
    ScholarshipApply to check for qualification
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic ability of computer operation. Knowledge of coding is helpful but is not required.
    Prep WorkWill be provided with acceptance and enrollment deposit.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Free Introductory Courses - Coding or Cybersecurity

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$0
    Class size300
    LocationOnline
    We offer free coding and cybersecurity courses for those who aren't sure if our programs are the right fit. Intro courses are offered Online as well as In-Person. Contact us for information on upcoming dates, or visit elevenfifty.org .
    Financing
    Deposit$0
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAbility to operate a computer.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software Development 12-Week Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$13,500
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    During our Software Development program, you’ll immerse yourself in the coding experience. From day one, you’ll be getting the hands-on coding experiences you need for a successful coding career. Through this comprehensive coding experience, you’ll master the fundamentals, develop your skills, and learn some of the most in-demand technologies and software. All of this culminates in you being a well-rounded coder with the hard skills needed to start a career and the soft skills to make you a versatile employee.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Students may qualify for scholarships and other funding. Lending partners include SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansProgressive Income Share Agreements
    ScholarshipApply to qualify
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic ability of computer operation. Knowledge of coding is helpful but is not required.
    Prep WorkWill be provided with acceptance and enrollment deposit.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Software Development 24-Week Bootcamp

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    Agile, Algorithms, ASP.NET, C#, CSS, Data Analytics , DevOps, Git, HTML, jQuery, MVC, MySQL, .NET, REST, SQL
    In PersonPart Time16 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$13,500
    Class size30
    LocationOnline
    During our Software Development program, you’ll immerse yourself in the coding experience. From day one, you’ll be getting the hands-on coding experiences you need for a successful coding career. Through this comprehensive coding experience, you’ll master the fundamentals, develop your skills, and learn some of the most in-demand technologies and software. All of this culminates in you being a well-rounded coder with the hard skills needed to start a career and the soft skills to make you a versatile employee.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Lending partners include SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansProgressive Income Share Agreements
    ScholarshipApply to qualify
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic ability of computer operation. Knowledge of coding is helpful but is not required.
    Prep WorkWill be provided with acceptance and enrollment deposit.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development 12-Week Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$13,500
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Our JavaScript Course is focused on turning noncoders into well-rounded, versatile coders, or upskilling those who already know other programming languages. From day one, we’ll be working with you to get you prepared for an entry-level coding job. You’ll get hands-on experience and develop the soft skills that you need to land your dream job. Our instructors won’t lecture you from a book or expect you to watch hours of tutorial videos. Instead, they’ll walk you through the fundamentals, help you expand your coding knowledge, and give you the tools you need to become a programming professional.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Lending partners include SkillsFund and Climb Credit

    Tuition PlansProgressive Income Share Agreements
    ScholarshipApply to qualify
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic ability of computer operation. Knowledge of coding is helpful but is not required.
    Prep WorkWill be provided with acceptance and enrollment deposit.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development 24-Week Bootcamp

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    SQL, REST, .NET, MVC, HTML, Git, DevOps, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Data Analytics , CSS, C#, ASP.NET, Algorithms, Agile
    In PersonPart Time16 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$13,500
    Class size30
    LocationIndianapolis, Hybrid (Online & In-person)
    Our JavaScript-focused Course is focused on turning noncoders into well-rounded, versatile coders, or upskilling those who already know other programming languages. From day one, we’ll be working with you to get you prepared for an entry-level coding job. You’ll get hands-on experience and develop the soft skills that you need to land your dream job. Our instructors won’t lecture you from a book or expect you to watch hours of tutorial videos. Instead, they’ll walk you through the fundamentals, help you expand your coding knowledge, and give you the tools you need to become a programming professional.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Lending partners include SkillsFund and Climb Credit
     
    Tuition PlansProgressive Income Share Agreements
    ScholarshipApply to qualify
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic ability of computer operation. Knowledge of coding is helpful but is not required.
    Prep WorkWill be provided with acceptance and enrollment deposit.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Randy Oest • Manager of Digital Design • Student
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    When Eleven Fifty says "In just seven days, we teach you new real-world skills that you can build upon immediately", they mean it!

    I had never attended a bootcamp before and I wasn't sure what to expect of that learning format. I was wondering if the long days were going to be too long. As it turns out, I was excited about what I was learning the whole time! Every hour I was learning something new, adding it to what we were working on, and watching the actual apps I was writing come to life!

    I blogged about the whole adventure, if you'd like to see what it was like in more detail.

    In the end, I've added a marketable skill and I am currently working on apps to send to the App Store!

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    Thanks for the kind words. While note easy, the crash 5-day classes go through a lot of material quickly. We had to pull back to 5 days because it was killing the instructors and many didn't like giving up their weekends for work-related training. 
  • Greg • Digital Marketing • Student
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    The immersion method of teaching at Eleven Fifty was new to me but I felt that it was effective.  Seeing real cod being created with explanation as to why it is being created helped a ton.  The instructors were very patient and gave understandable explanations to how and why something works.  Having an open syllabus was nice in case we had to take a step back.  I walked away with a solid understanding of java script and reference to look at while I create my next JS application.  Looking forward to my next steps in JS and what I will be creating!

    Amentities at Eleven Fifty are nice.  Meals are provided for students and there are assigned breaks to allow your mind to refresh for the evening portion.  All of the staff at the boot camp are accomodating and friendly.  The facilty and teaching lab/theater is very comfortable, you feel like your at home beacause you attend the course at a beautiful home.   

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    Love to hear you enjoyed the course. Hope to hear more about your success!
  • Michelle • Technology Analyst • Graduate
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    Eleven Fifty is the school for you if you are ready to dive right in to a new language. I took their 7-day immersive iOS course and it is THE definition of a crash course. Each moment was spent learning and developing with not a second wasted, except for the delicious meals! 

    The days were long but you are most definitely getting what you pay for. Terrance was my instructor and I would not change one thing about his style of teaching. I am a "doer" and learn better from doing the actions myself. I was able to code right along with Terrance as he projected his screen for the whole class to see. I felt like I was fully capable of developing my own app using Swift after completing the course. 

    Attending the iOS course at Eleven Fifty was a great experience and will be my first choice when I need to learn a new language!

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    Hey, thanks a lot for the review. We love 'Doer's'. If you have a moment, send me your name and email and I'll send you the official 'Do'er' Manefesto poster. 

    A must for all Masters of Do.
  • Luxury Learning
    - 3/30/2015
    Erik • Manager, Programming
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    The Java for Web was a great course in a great environment. You really do get to learn in an environment where they care about you and make you feel welcome. They are there to help you learn and make sure you are on track for knowing what is important. This class focused in on basic understand of Java the first two days, then you went all into learning Spring for Java the rest of the week. The class is more hands on then lecture which was great for us. The instructor was always on hand to help and answer questions.

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    Glad you enjoyed the course! Hope to see you again!
  • Marek Wojciech Ługowski (Lugowski) • Insurance agent/Literary editor/Programmer/Computer scientist • Graduate
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    From what I've read, developer bootcamps often run for weeks and cost appropriately escalated sums of money. I say that taking a week-long course in-residence at Eleven Fifty Academy in the Indianapolis area is the sweet-spot of boot-camping. I don't think I would have opted, at this point in my life, for weeks of do-nothing-else intensity at a huge money outlay. Having gone through the Intro to iOS Development in Swift programming language, naturally using Apple's Xcode integrated development environment, with Parse.com used for backend and Twitter and Facebook APIs to effect authentication, and using my own Mac Book Pro proved to be amazingly skill-elevating and eye-opening. Frankly, it felt like a virtual brain transplant, or my dormant programmer's brain re-awakening. I had been a lapsed developer, and still think of myself as a computer scientist, among other things, so my perspective may be a bit niche. However, everyone around taking the course with me, whatever their background, appeared to have the same take on the course: eminently enjoyable, supportive, and most importantly, effective.  I am sure much of that come about directly from the instructor Terrence Kunstek, who does a brilliant and brilliantly friendly job. In no small part the environment of Scott A. Jones' "palatial estate" ($1 to Indiana Business Daily), and the truly awesome catering orchestrated by Greg Abes, and the not too shabby extracurricular activities offered us, the students, had all combined to make this a wonderful, life-changing experience. The people at the long bootcamps are equally competent, one hopes, and supportive, and all that, but frankly, it is not something I am in any position to find out on my own. I will take the Advanced iOS class at the first opportunity available to me, because not to do so feels now like leaving a construction half-finished.  Whether you too are a lapsed developer or a greenhorn suffused with trepidation, or a completely sure of yourself in-between, whoever you are, this teaching/learning thing that Eleven Fifty Academy is well worth your time and resources.

     

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    Dear reviewer,

    Thank you for your kind words. 

    It is reviews like this told us to ensure to keep the 1-week immersive programs in place even though we now offer 3, 5, 4 and 12-week immersive programs. 

    We continue to improve programs and hope to see you again.


  • Audrey Frank • Media Developer
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    Eleven Fifty is like no other school out there. I took the 2-day Into to Computer Programming Course, and what a great experience. Coming in, I was nervous because I had no knowledge of coding whatsoever. But the instructor started with the absolute basics and worked up to higher concepts. The weekend class just introduces you to the bare bones of coding (specifically javascript), but it made me want to come back for more.

    What's more, everybody who works there makes it their goal to ensure you not only learn a ton, but that you also have a great time and feel at home. You walk around the house in slippers or socks, have your choice of snacks any time, and on the breaks you can take advantage of the pool table, fireplace, or many other amenities.

    If you want to learn about coding, you couldn't find a better investment than Eleven Fifty!

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    Glad you enjoyed the course. Come back and see us! (or take the time to teach someone else)
  • Trevor Steele • Student
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    I took the weekend Intro to Computer Programming course at Eleven Fifty and couldn't be happier! The instruction was phenomenal and very hands on, I was typing my own code and editing images and actually understanding what was being taught. I felt comfortable asking questions at times when I didn't fully grasp certain concepts, but the course itself moved at pace that kept me from feeling like I was drowning.

    I couldn't be happier with Eleven Fifty and the investment I made in this class. I will certainly be returning for more advanced classes in the future!

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    You work hard for your money. Glad the experience was worth it.
  • Anonymous
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    I enrolled at Eleven Fifty because they offered a bootcamp that was 7 days versus the typical 6-8 week course.  Being that it was to take place at the home of Tech Entrepreneur Scott Jones, I figured it had to be worthwhile.  Well, it was.  I went from not knowing ANYTHING about iOS development to now having the ability to understand the basics of app development.  There is still more to learn after this course and will definitely be back to take the advanced course.  Terrence was my instructor for iOS and he is a very experienced and knowledgeable developer that was willing to share all his knowledge about iOS development and more.  We learned syntax, swift, xcode, parse and also learned how to submit an app for approval by the app store.  During the course we developed 3 apps from scratch (using some already provided code for some sections which we reviewed in detail so we understood it).  The entire staff was quite helpful and I would certainly recommend this course to anyone serious about app development.

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    Thanks for the kind words. While we now offer 3,5,4 and 12-week immersive courses, we still offer these intense 5-day courses. (sorry, we had to drop the 7-day course, it was smok'in the instructors)  Happy instructors, happy students. 
  • Anonymous • Student
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    I took this course a week ago, and I am now proficient at building apps. They definitely give you the building blocks to go out and build your own app once the course is over. Even though the course runs 12 hours a day, you do not get burnt out because they have well-placed breaks and the material is extremely interesting. We built a note app, a Snapchat copycat app, and a Tindr copycat app. Anybody of any age who wants to learn how to build apps should definitely attend this school. The instructors and staff are extremely great too and are willing to help you through all of your struggles and are also very accomodating. Plus, the food was catered in from some delicious restaraunts.  

    Response From: John Qualls of Eleven Fifty Academy
    Title: President
    Thursday, Apr 20 2017
    Thanks for the kinds words. We keep improving and its feedback like this that keeps up going!
  • Student
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    Eleven Fifty Academy gave me  a renewed hope that I can change the path of my life to a new beginning.  I went from very little, I mean very little knowledge in the tech to knowing how to manage a network and the ins and out cyber industry! 
  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    First things first, the admissions process was hectic and clumsy. High pressure sales pitches. Little to no communication if you have questions about the program or financing. The instructors were great. The curriculum was great. The career services department literally did not exist. The company was going through some sort of transition (they laid off something like 60% of their workforce). Even after they hired someone for career services (about 3 weeks before I graduated, I had little to no interaction with them. The job field is not at all like they convey. There are plenty of jobs, but even entry level positions usually require some IT experience, if not specifically networking or security. 

    Pros: Great instructors and course materials, resources for learning outside of class

    Cons: Lots of information very quickly, Hard to keep up at times
    Admissions process was hectic and high pressure, lack of communication
    Career services were non-existent, lack of communication
  • Anonymous
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    I completed the web development course through EFA and would advise you to look elsewhere if you want to learn how to code. 

    The staff at EFA embraces the drinking from a fire hydrant learning method. This is ineffective. Humans don't learn well by trying to absorb a bunch of information in a short amount of time. It's why your middle school teachers told you not to procrastinate and wait until the last minute to do an assignment/study. Unless EFA students have prior coding experience or an unusual ability to learn a large amount of new information quickly you are not going to get it. This method is not wise for learning period let along something as complex as coding. 

    One of the appeals of attending a live, interactive school is access to instructors who can help you where you need it. EFA spends a lot of time telling students how they need to be able to figure stuff out on their own as a developer. While this is true students are paying a lot of money to attend. As a student I was not looking for someone to simply tell me the answer but I was expecting someone to help me figure out what i'm not understanding. That largely did not happen. Instead what you will often get as "help" is a link to some article to read online. After spending an hour on a problem and not getting it I thought $15K would get you a little more help than a "here is a link, go figure it out yourself" response. Oftentimes that is what you get. If EFA wants to maintain this level of help than I would expect a significantly less tuition amount because their program is more inline with a self paced / figure things out yourself program that is a fraction of what EFA charges.

    The instructors themselves vary in quality. They are sometimes recent EFA graduates themselves with no coding experience beyond being an EFA student. The same goes for assistants. It's disappointing when you realize there is superior educational content on YouTube compared to what students pay EFA thousands for.

    All this isn't to say that there are never EFA graduates who land developer roles. There are simply not that many of them especially compared to the number of students that complete the EFA program. EFA will tell you that a certain percentage of their graduates get jobs in the tech space but many of them become EFA employees or get non developer roles for a tech company. You certainly don't need EFA to land a job in software support or sales so don't believe the spin they put on the jobs their graduates get.

    EFA has their fair share of cheerleaders pumping up the school. The truth is that it is way overpriced. Even if it was free you don't need to try and learn everything required to land a junior developer role in 3 or 6 months. You are naive if you think the masses can do it. Realize that it's ok to take your time with it. There are countless other resources online that are both superior in educational quality and significantly less expensive than EFA.











Eleven Fifty Academy Outcomes


100%
On-Time Graduation Rate
81%
In-Field Employed
$51,750
Median Salary

Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 38 graduates included in report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full-time employee
75.0%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance
0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation
0.0%

Employed out-of-field
0.0%
Continuing to higher education
N/A
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons
N/A

Still seeking job in-field
6.0%

Could not contact
13.0%

Salary Breakdown:

100% of job obtainers reported salaries.

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