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Eleven Fifty Academy

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

Eleven Fifty Academy

Avg Rating:4.71 ( 144 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
  • Brian Winter • Application Developer • Graduate
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    I was apart of an online part time course for software development. Learning online isn’t always the easiest with unknown subjects.  Eleven Fifty was able to provide knowledgeable teachers, learning videos/walkthroughs and good assignments. They taught in a way that made you search first for your question, than ask the teacher if the problem could. It be found. This can make the class frustrating, but it has been my best attribute in my new place of employment. As with employment, EFA’s career services is amazing. They met with me outside of normal business hours and worked hard to recommend jobs for me. I worked with them closely and was able to start a job the week after graduation. 
  • Sarah T. • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
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    Eleven Fifty Academy is a wonderful coding bootcamp for those wanting to transition into tech. I was fortunate to attend their 6 months part-time Web Development course this past year to a learn a full-stack package that is highly sought out in the workforce (PostgreSQL, Express.JS, React.JS, Node.JS & Html/Css, Git, Firebase & Heroku deployment, Boostrap, Reactstrap, API's and more!).

    I'm confident that these skills will land me a job in the near future, with interviews starting to line up . I have included the pro's and con's about the program below as someone that went from working in the nonprofit and education world to becoming a developer in 6 months:

    Pros: 
    1. Flexibility! The part time course allowed me to balance my family life, attend class virtually, and reach out for help/questions during non class hours. I had class two nights a week (5-9pm) and occasional Saturdays(8-5).  There was a lot of independent work outside of class as well, so be prepared to spend 20+ hours outside of class a week.
    2. Instructors!  The instructors and learning assistants were fantastic and super helpful. You also have a mentor that you meet with weekly during the first part of the program. 
    3. Full Stack program!  As a non tech person going into the program, I didn't fully understand how valuable being a full-stack developer was. I am forever grateful they approach it this way. It helped me realize strengths I didn't know I had that are incredibly valuable in the tech world. I'm also finding so many jobs to apply for that are seeking this skill set. 
    4. Portfolio: By the end of the program, you'll have a large portfolio of projects to showcase to potential employers that reflect the skills learned. 
    5. Community!  My cohort was super supportive of each other and we built a sense of community through the zoom chat feature during class. It really helped to have that comradery that is often absent in online courses. I went away from the course with fellow coding friends and a network I feel comfortable reaching out to. We also had opportunities to present our projects to the class virtually. That was a motivating factor to do your best with the awareness that your peers will see it :) We also used Slack to communicate during non class hours. 
    6. Career Assistance: they offer job search assistance and resume review sessions. They regularly post entry level jobs and connect with employers interested in their graduates. And, they cheer you on and stay connected with you through LinkedIn! If you follow their recommended steps, you'll be successful. The career services team is awesome! 
    7. Grading: They used rubrics for most assigned projects. This really helped me set realistic goals based on my available time so that I could reach MVP (minimum viable product) . You do have to maintain a certain GPA to stay in the course. 
    8. Cost: I was able to receive a grant they have to help pay for the tuition. They have various funding sources to help subsidize cost and financing options as well. You also get a tuition credit following the program to apply to another course if interested. 
    9. Values: They have a strong set of values and diversity is one of them. They commit fully to ensuring everyone feels welcome in the course, is supported and respected. They also have connections for women in tech to help increase representation in the tech world. 

    Cons: 
    1. Prework:  They assign prework before the course. I didn't mind the pre-work and it was great prep, but make sure you sign up for the course a few weeks in advance to give you time to complete it. I signed up about a week before it started and spent a good part of the week completing it.  My recommendation is pre-work should be sent out as soon as a student registers. 
    2. Pace: The pace during live class was often too fast for me and I would need to go back and watch the recordings later. Don't hesitate to ask them to slow down and go back to a specific topic. Fully understand your learning style and find the resources you need to fully absorb the information. I learned quickly that the recordings worked better for me because I could pause them and take notes/look up additional resources at my own pace. 

    In conclusion: Put in the effort. When they say network on LinkedIN, DO IT! Everyday. After graduating from this program, networking several hours a day on LinkedIN (post, comment, share, message people directly), I have my first interview lined up and recruiters are sending me job postings. Continue to work on projects after graduation as well. The learning doesn't stop after Red Badge :)



  • Web development
    - 2/25/2021
    Mansa • Graduate
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    Overall great experience with lots of class walk-throughs and opportunities to ask questions to gain understanding on every topic that is taught. 
  • Cybersecurity
    - 5/16/2020
    Mona Rich • Network Engineer • Graduate
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    Great experience! Teachers were great and supportive. The cyber range is a great hands on tool!
  • Nick Wehner • Junior Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Creating and Deploying Web Pages (HTML/CSS, Bootstrap).

    Developing Full-Stack Applications
    Using in-demand Microsoft .NET technologies as well as architectural patterns like model-view-controller (MVC) and Representational State Transfer (REST).

    Learning Modern Frameworks and Libraries
    As well as consuming and integrating third-party application programming interfaces (APIs) in an application.
  • .NET Cohort
    - 5/7/2020
    Austin Johnson • Services Executive • Student
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    This 12-week immersive cohort changed my life! This course challenged me in many ways — most times making me uncomfortable through this process. Those uncomfortable moments shaped me into the professional I am today in an industry that I love. Keep up the good work!
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    - 4/29/2020
    Drew Shepherd • Director of Strategic Planning • Graduate
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    Pros:
    • Well rounded approach to curriculum. Learned about the variety of applications of Python. Learned how to read documentation, ask questions of google, and start solving issues/questions for myself. "Teach a man to fish."
    • Invest in additional educational opportunities as they arise. E.g. A local conference, testing opportunities.
    • Instructors knowledgeable about a wide range of computer science related items.
    • Staff top to bottom are personable, and approachable.
    • Lunches and snacks are provided, and are tasty and well stocked.

    Mixed pro/con:
    • Curriculum: Network+, while miserable in a condensed bootcamp, was highly applicable and worth the energy.
    • Half the workshops with industry guests were valuable, the other half were either redundant or didn't advance our education.

    Cons (as of my time there):
    • I never received a 1-on-1 code review. Just group instruction.
    • No intentional or systematic way of regularly gathering feedback from students or industry hiring managers.
    • The only resources available from career services were the personnel themselves and ad hoc opportunities provided through them. No tools, list of companies in the area, organized events to engage industry hiring managers, etc.
    • I don't believe companies in Indianapolis have sufficient demand for Python, for entry-level developers. Do some homework/jobhunting first, and consider their .NET or Javascript courses. I found an administrative job in tech, but not as a developer.
  • EFA
    - 4/28/2020
    Aaron Floyd • Graduate
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    I would recommend attending this Bootcamp.  Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable.  They also have a great network of employers to work with!
  • Probably worth it
    - 4/27/2020
    Stephen McFarland • Application Support Analyst • Graduate
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    Wow, I didn't know there were so many boot camps! I chose to go to a boot camp to fill in the holes quicker and launch into a real coding job (or at least be a part of the coding team/department). I graduated with a Business Information Systems degree about 13 years ago and since worked a few technology jobs before going into the classroom as a k-12 teacher for the last 8 years. I've always enjoyed coding and realized now was my chance to really make it happen. I think what Eleven Fifty Academy is trying to accomplish is tremendous. I do think they are overselling their product. Non-profit? I think they are very much for profit. $13,500 for 3 months of school? How do you put a number on the tuition cost? If you ask me it was only worth $3,000. I think the pay a percentage models once employed look better. You think you're going to be learning from experts. Nope, your instructor just took the course before you. You do learn valuable skills in these boot camps. Much of it you can learn on your own, now that Microsoft has open sourced everything. Attending the bootcamp you're able to network and build those connections. I feel like most students were there because they were out of work and desperate for the next opportunity. Eleven Fifty Academy did an excellent job removing students that didn't measure up. Since most attendees are in their 20s I would recommend this opportunity to those in their 20s if you know what I mean. Eleven Fifty did begin night classes. I wonder how that is going. I've heard so many not get jobs for months or years after graduating. If that were the case for me I would definitely not recommend a boot camp. The biggest lie is that they convince you you'll get a coding job when you finish. Maybe after a year or so of really hard work and maybe you'll land something. Eleven Fifty Academy can connect you with the Salesforce Pathfinder program! Awesome! Until you find out that those with degrees need not apply. This is a give back to the community program for the disadvantaged. Another big problem is that most of the students start with no previous coding experience. The instructors can walk you through tutorials but you can do online tutorials yourself. The instructor can go on vacation and then that is basicly lost time. Lunch is catered every day so that is a big plus and when it's not well that is lost time too. The whole experience felt like a drug rehab retreat. You spend 8 hours a day with the same cohort coding together walking 1/2 mile to lunch, eating lunch together, comparing tattoos (no we didn't do that), and playing ping pong and foosball together. It was definitely good times for someone detoxing from public education and teacher burnout. Oh, and don't forget the snacks. There's free snacks and soda all day long. I think because Eleven Fifty is getting help from the Governor to stay afloat they are relinquishing their identity, muddying their brand and in so doing capsizing their ultimate goal. If they were so successful you'd see LinkedIn posts daily. The owner wants a million coders so with this goal, quantity is more important than quality. Career Services is very nice and helpful but still just as clueless as you when it comes to getting hired as a .NET programmer. There's no shortcut to Senior Developer though EFA gets you started on the right path. Maybe you do a bootcamp to gain enough experience to find out that you don't want to do coding as a career. Either way you're better for it. Through Eleven Fifty Academy I was able to land my current role as an application support analyst which has given me fantastic experience and I hope that this role will prepare and propel me into my next opportunity in technology. We all need a path for skilling up. I recommend Eleven Fifty Academy for doing just that!
  • Devon Mason • Application Developer • Student
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    I was working as a bartender before finding Eleven Fifty Academy. I knew I needed a career change, and I had always been in interesting in coding. The JavaScript course required a lot of work -- both in and out of the classroom. I would work on problems in the classroom and find my mind still thinking of possible solutions after class. The class changes your entire mindset and engages your problem-solving muscles. My teacher was willing to guide me to discover my own answers, allowing me to build better researching skills. I became extremely close to my classmates as we pushed each other to learn as much as we could in a 3 month period. I secured a job one month after graduation, and haven't stopped acquiring new tech skills! It's a great course, and the community really wants you to succeed here!
  • Excellent Program
    - 10/31/2019
    Tyler Vermillion • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I am very satisfied with Eleven Fifty Academy. I took a 12-week Course here back in 2017 shortly after they moved to Launch Fishers and Immediately after completing the course I was able to get a 10-week paid Internship with the company followed up by a full time software job at my current place of employment just simply due to the skills I was taught at the academy. Eleven Fifty did a great job in teaching me the skills and technology needed in today's world to help me get started in a great career field.

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    I've supported Eleven Fifty Academy since its inception.  The vision for this non-profit was pure & beautiful to me and I wanted to make certain I contributed.  As an instructor, apprenticeship director, and a continued community voice for this academy, I've seen hundreds of students pass through!  Every student is given opportunities to be great.  Those that lean into the opportunities succeeded wildly.  Those that don't, are the ones you'll see writing negative reviews on sites like this.  Eleven Fifty Academy is an enabler, not a guarantee.  But I CAN guarantee that if you attend, lean in, and take every opportunity that they offer you, you WILL succeed!  Again, I've seen it repeated hundreds of time.

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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