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Penn Boot Camps

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Penn Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time programs in web development, and 24-week, part-time cybersecurity, and data analysis programs. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git. The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. The data curriculum include...

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  • Aaron Moskowitz
    Aaron Moskowitz
    Full-Stack Developer • Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 06, 2019
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    Great Launchingpad

    I had some previous programming experience, though not in web technlogies and experience working with web & app Developers in the past.  I enrolled specifically to fill in gaps in my knowledge and learn modern web developement.

    The course exceded my expectations and I learned more than I expected. I learned the listed technologies (CSS, React, JQuery, etc) and a few more along the way. Importantly, I learned how to approach other APIs and tools not covered in the 6-Month Boot...

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    Feb 06, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your experience, Aaron! We're thrilled the course exceeded your expectations and that you were able to learn so much. Great advice for prospective participants — you will definitely have to dedicate extensive time outside the class to be successful. Congratulations on completing the program, we are rooting you on in all that you do!
  • Connor
    Connor
    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 06, 2019
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    Amazing jump start for a beginner coder.

    As someone who had no coding experience before enrolling, the Boot Camp provided a fantastic breadth of knowledge in a step by step process where I always felt like I was making progress while building a strong foundation of core skills. 

    I was super impressed with the sort of projects my classmates were able to build by the end of the course and I couldn't have been happier with the support of the Instructors, TA's and Career Services. 

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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 06, 2019

    Way to go, Connor! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the program and the support of our entire team. Congratulations on completing the course, we applaud all your hard work! Best of luck as you continue forward.
  • Evan
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    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time • Philadelphia
    Jul 27, 2022
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    Full Time Web Development Boot Camp

    I completed the University of Pennsylvania LPS Full Stack Web Development boot camp through Trilogy Learning Services during the summer of 2021 (Late May to Mid August.) This was the full time (12 week) option. 

    Let me preface this review by saying first that I think doing the boot camp was a great decision, and secondly that at the time I enrolled in the UPenn program I was a working professional with a full time job and over a decade in the service industry. I had a BA in Music, ...

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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Jul 29, 2022

    We appreciate your review! We know it takes real commitment to balance life and the intensive pace of the boot camp, so we commend all the hard work you put in. It's great to hear you enjoyed your learning experience.

    Like you noted, this is a rigorous program that will require extensive hard work both inside and outside of the classroom. Great job on taking advantage of all the available resources including signing up for tutoring sessions, utilizing the Slack channel, and tapping into career services. Congratulations on successfully completing the program and landing an exciting new role! We wish you all the best in your future coding endeavors.
  • Elmo
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    Feb 10, 2022
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    Penn Boot Camps, Trilogy, or whatever name they're using these days

    When I was first recruited by Penn Bootcamps as a remote student, the recruiter promised me riches and a solid job. What their recruiters preach is hardly what the program is about. My initial recruiter was promoted into another position and never to be heard from again, this is likely a liability management tactic on their end. Towards the end of the program there were lots of apologies about what the recruiter said, this was likely not the first time they had to "apologize" to a studen...
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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 14, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear you benefited from the support of our instructional team but regret to hear the boot camp as a whole did not live up to your expectations.

    Like you noted, we do have a multi-step admissions process to ensure that interested candidates and future learners are set up for success. During this process, it's our goal for individuals to be able to ask any and all relevant questions, feel supported, and receive answers in a timely manner. From your review, we understand that your experience may not have lived up to our standards and we regret any inconvenience it may have caused.

    You are completely right that this is a rigorous program, and prior to enrollment, we do our best to make it clear to learners that because we cover a wide range of knowledge in a limited amount of time, class sessions cover concepts at a high level, after which learners are expected to spend time diving deeper outside of class to reinforce their knowledge. Each of our class sessions is designed to build upon the last, and we do find that as the course continues, participants begin to feel more and more confident in their skills. Our curriculum is based on extensive market research, teaching in-demand skills that learners can use to enter the current field. From your review, we understand that you did not feel this learning approach was sufficiently beneficial for you and we appreciate your input, as we're constantly optimizing our curriculum and program offerings.

    Our enrollment agreement and admissions process do make the refund policy clear, noting that refunds are not possible after the drop period ends. We never want individuals to drop from the program, as such, we work with learners on a case-by-case basis to help them move forward and finish out their studies.

    As you mentioned, University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal and Professional Studies (Penn LPS) has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES), a 2U, Inc. brand, to offer Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp. Penn LPS is deeply involved in the curriculum, instructor selection, and outcomes of each of our classes, and routinely meets in conjunction with TES to monitor the learning experience and performance. Both the University and TES are truly dedicated to transforming learners' lives. Throughout every step of the way, we do note that upon successfully completing the program, learners will receive a Certificate of Completion showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.

    We are committed to diversity and inclusion and pride ourselves on giving each learner the support and attention they need to succeed, so we take any classroom discrimination claims most seriously. It's our goal for all participants to leave the boot camp feeling equipped with the skills they need to succeed. We would love the opportunity to speak with you directly to learn how else we can assist you at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us at (215) 310-5477.
  • Cecily
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    Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 20, 2019
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    UPenn LPS Bootcamp is..

    This bootcamp was excellent. They went over relavent information and technologies for the current job market. The instructors are kind and always ready to offer a helping hand as well as knowledgeable. 

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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 25, 2019

    Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the curriculum and found our instructors to be knowledgeable. All the best in your future endeavors.
  • Alina Vo
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    Applicant • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 20, 2019
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    Overall good program but poor career services

    Overall, this program is what I expected going into it. It is definitely fast-paced but doable. The lessons are meant to be challenging but feel rewarding as you learn. My class was grateful enough to have a really awesome instructor who really knew the material well. Him along with the TAs were really supportive. The only downside to this program was the career services support side. We were told we would have meetings with them and they would be reviewing our career-related submissions. ...

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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 21, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! We're glad our entire instructional team has been so supportive and that you have found the lessons to be rewarding in spite of the challenging material. 

    From your review, we understand that you have not felt as supported by our career services as you had hoped. We do offer in-depth job support by helping participants achieve the 'Seven Milestones to Become Employer Competitive.' Depending on which week your cohort is currently in, there could still be a substantial amount of career services curriculum to be covered. The curriculum includes career coaching through monthly office hours, bi-monthly one-on-one meetings with your Career Director starting approximately one month before the end of the program and continuing for up to three months after, an online Tech Talk panel to network with local industry professionals, a Project Demo Day designed to showcase your final project, as well as nearby professional tech networking, and online workshops to assist learners in becoming Employer Competitive. We hope you've been able to utilize some of these resources and believe you will find the upcoming material to be helpful. 

    We’d love to hear from you directly to see what else we can do at this time to help you feel equipped for success. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (215) 310-5477. Thank you for your review, we wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors!
  • Dennis B.
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    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 19, 2019
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    Great Way to Learn to Code - Highly Recommend!

    I learned a lot in a very fast amount of time despite being afraid that I might not be able to. The instructors I had were super helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. You really get a good overview of a bunch of different technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, APIs, React, Mongo, etc.) & also you ‘learn how to learn’ when it comes to tech so if you need to ever learn something else on your own, it will be a lot easier. The people you meet are fun & great to work with. A...

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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 19, 2019

    Thank you so much! We're thrilled you learned the fundamentals of full-stack web development and connected with others in the class. Congratulations on completing the course, we wish you continued success in all that you do!
  • Pauline
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    Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 18, 2019
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    Intense

    Considering the cost and the time spent, I told myself to think of this as more of a semester in school. It was intense and fast paced. Someone without much background will need to put in more time than expected. I did the flex option but I think you need to be able to commit a full time schedule to learn the harder concepts. The online formatting could have been better without cold calling on students to answer questions. However, the instructors are open to help as much as they can.
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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 18, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your review! You're completely right that this is a fast-paced and challenging course, one that will require learners to put in extensive time outside the classroom. We're glad you found our instructional team to be supportive and commend all your hard work. We wish you continued success in all your coding goals!

  • Andrew Mayo
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    Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 18, 2019
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    Coding boot camp

    A great place to learn how to code and development on the web. 

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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 18, 2019

    Thank you, we're glad to hear you're enjoying the course! Best of luck in your future endeavors.
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    Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 17, 2019
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    The course and instructors are great, and the only negative is career services, which are automated and lacking; I had assumed there'd be more hands-on guidance or in person meet-ups. 

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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 19, 2019

    We're happy to hear you're enjoying the course and our instructional team! We understand you would like more hands-on or in-person career services assistance. Since our professional development is mainly provided online, we ensure learners receive in-depth job support through the 'Seven Milestones to Become Employer Competitive.'

    Depending on which week your cohort is currently in, there is still a substantial amount of career services curriculum to be covered, including Career Coaching through monthly office hours during the program, bi-monthly one-on-one meetings with your Career Director starting approximately one month before program completion and continuing for up to three months post-program completion, an online Tech Talk panel to network with local industry professionals, a Project Demo Day designed to showcase your final project, as well as local professional tech networking, and several online workshops. We hope you will find these upcoming resources and tools to be helpful.

    It is our goal for all learners to feel prepared as they start the job search, and we would love to provide you with any additional career support you may need at this time. If you would like, please contact us directly at (215) 310-5477 so we can discuss how to best equip you for success going forward. We’re cheering you on as you work towards completing the boot camp and wish you nothing but the best! 
  • Jonathan
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    Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 16, 2019
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    Got more than my money's worth

    Currently in the program. My initial fear was whether or not I would be able to find a program that also allowed me to have a full-time job. I'm currently working in a tech field but wanted to move into programming and after doing some research found this program. I feel as though I'm learning a lot and will be prepared to job search when I finish the program.
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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 18, 2019

    Thank you! We're thrilled you chose our course to transition into a new career role and have been able to balance your studies with your full-time schedule. We're cheering you on as you continue the course and work towards completing the program!

  • Naomi
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    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Philadelphia
    Feb 16, 2019
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    Coding Program

    This bootcamp is well worth it. It is fast pace and challenging. It teaches you how to have self discipline and the instructors are amazing!

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    Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps

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    Feb 18, 2019

    Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the program and our instructional team. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

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How much does Penn Boot Camps cost?

Penn Boot Camps costs around $13,995. On the lower end, some Penn Boot Camps courses like Data Analysis and Visualization - Part-Time cost $13,495.

What courses does Penn Boot Camps teach?

Penn Boot Camps offers courses like Cybersecurity - Part-Time, Data Analysis and Visualization - Part-Time.

Where does Penn Boot Camps have campuses?

Penn Boot Camps has an in-person campus in Philadelphia.

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