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Tatsiana Kamarova was working in accounting before considering cybersecurity. As an alum of the first Lighthouse Labs Cyber Security Bootcamp, Tatsiana shares how she made a career change. Learn about the cyber security certifications and exams she recommends, the tools she learned in the bootcamp, and the personalized career support that helped lead to her first cyber security role as a Security Operations Analyst at Seekintoo.
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Welcome to Ask a Career Coach, an advice-column where real bootcamp career coaches take a minute to answer questions from a Course Report reader! This time, our expert is Ashley Mataya, Senior Manager of Cyber Partnerships at Lighthouse Labs, who has worked for years in talent strategy for cyber security companies across Canada. Today, she answers a reader’s question about highlighting your transferable skills in cybersecurity. Plus, find out why people from different backgrounds are flocking to Lighthouse Labs to explore cybersecurity as a career change.
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Lighthouse Labs boasts a careers curriculum that includes face-time with employers before a student even graduates! Jack Lee, Manager of Employer Partnerships-North American Market at Lighthouse Labs, shares why employers love hiring Lighthouse Labs grads and how the career services team supports students for coding and data interviews at companies of various sizes and in all industries. From mock interviews to code review to direct matchmaking with their worldwide employer network, find out how Lighthouse Labs students are landing jobs typically 1-3 months after graduation.
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Data is used across industries to drive business decisions, and data scientists rely on Pandas, a Python library, to organize it in meaningful ways. But what does that look like on the job? The Data Science Bootcamp instructors at Lighthouse Labs break down why Pandas is so crucial in these three, real world examples. Plus, find out how you can learn Pandas in order to take your own data career to the next level!
Ready to start learning the basics of data science? Don’t miss the virtual 21-Day Data Challenge at Lighthouse Labs, which launches on April 11, 2022! Get a grasp on data science fundamentals while earning chances to win prizes!Continue Reading →
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Coding bootcamps are certainly the most efficient way to quickly make a successful career pivot. But what is a coding bootcamp actually like? Since 2014, we’ve spoken with hundreds of alumni about their in-person, online, full-time, part-time, and self-paced bootcamp experiences and now we’re sharing their insights with you! Let’s break down a typical day at a bootcamp, teaching styles, and exactly what to expect in a bootcamp classroom.
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First coined by the financial industry in 2001, data science has evolved from assisting in business decisions to predicting user patterns and analyzing trends. But data science jobs are no longer limited to finance and tech. Today, data science is highly applicable to pretty much any industry – from healthcare to retail to manufacturing and music platforms and these jobs continue to evolve. Lanisa Farnsworth, Manager of Employer Relations at Lighthouse Labs, explains how data science is used across 7 different industry sectors!
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The average graduate of a coding bootcamp is 5-7 years away from becoming a Software Architect – which means more responsibility, a wider breadth of experience, and higher salaries! So what exactly is a Software Architect and what kinds of questions can you ask yourself as a beginner if you want to advance your career towards architecture? Christian Nally, an Instructor at Lighthouse Labs, explains the real-world responsibilities of a Software Architect!
A Software Architect is responsible for the high level "fit for purpose" vision for an entire software project, from the first inkling of an idea right through to future-proofing, planning for scalability and building for maintainability: all done within the available resources. There are almost always at least a dozen different ways to accomplish a goal, but a Software Architect is experienced enough to know which way will be most efficient and effective.Continue Reading →
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Gavin Acquroff had a degree in electrical engineering, but a work assignment in low level C programming inspired him to pursue web development. Although he had taken a few computer science courses and was doing his own self-teaching, Gavin knew he needed mentorship and community support to level up his career to full stack web development. Gavin shares how Lighthouse Labs’ modern, full stack curriculum gave him the foundation and portfolio-work he needed to land his first full stack developer role at TalentMarketplace.