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Practicum Bootcamp is a family of digital re-skilling products offering 30-46 week, online Software Engineer, Data Analyst, and Data Scientist programs. Practicum Bootcamp helps people with versatile backgrounds learn a new profession online and kickstart a sustainable career in tech. Each bootcamp includes full access to an interactive online platform, real-life projects, tutor support from experienced developers, code reviews, online webinars, and live coding sessions. Practicum Bootcamp stands on the quality of the programs; if a student doesn't secure a position within six months of graduating, Practicum Bootcamp guarantees to refund their money. 

Practicum Bootcamp is open to students of all experience levels. The only requirement is a high school diploma.

More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum Bootcamp. Students graduate with professional certificates and portfolios with 6 to 15 projects to show to potential employers. With an average employment rate of 80%, Practicum Bootcamp’s Career Acceleration program provides graduates with the competitive edge they need to succeed. From resume-building to job offer negotiation, Practicum Bootcamps is with their students every step of the way.

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    • Data Analyst

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      Data Analytics , Data Structures, Data Visualization, Python, SQL
      OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week30 Weeks
      Start Date July 21, 2022
      Cost$8,500
      Class sizeN/A
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      Over this six-month re-skilling bootcamp for tech newcomers, you will master the skills required to become a data analyst and build a portfolio of 12 projects. Practicum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed. Theory and practice will take place on our interactive platform. The projects are based on real data from various industries (e-commerce, taxi services, advertising, and more), and are designed to highlight a range of skills relevant to business analytics, hypothesis testing, and presenting results. A professional data analyst will check each line of your code to make sure it works the way it's supposed to and conforms to industry best practices. In addition to educational projects, you will work on case studies for real companies, and add professional-level projects to your portfolio. Students will have one-to-one sessions with a career coach to develop a job-search strategy, and 4+ free hours of mock interviews to gain the confidence to nail a real one. More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.
      Financing
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      Lending partners available, including Upstart
      Tuition PlansUpfront cost: $8,500; Monthly cost: $1,250
      Refund / GuaranteePracticum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelAll you need is a high school education
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewNo
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      July 21, 2022 - Online
    • Data Scientist

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      Start Date July 21, 2022
      Cost$11,000
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationOnline
      Over this nine-month bootcamp, for those with prior tech experience, you will master the skills required to become a data scientist and build a portfolio of 15+ projects. Practicum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed. Theory and practice will take place on our interactive platform. The projects are based on real data from a range of industries: e-commerce, taxi services, mining, and more. A professional data scientist will check each line of your code to make sure it works the way it's supposed to and conforms to industry best practices. In addition to educational projects, you will work on case studies for real companies, and add professional-level projects to your portfolio. Students will have one-to-one sessions with a career coach to develop a job-search strategy, and 4+ free hours of mock interviews to gain the confidence to nail a real one. More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.
      Financing
      DepositN/A
      Financing
      Lending partners available, including Upstart
      Tuition PlansUpfront cost: $11,000; Monthly cost: $1,400
      Refund / GuaranteePracticum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelAll you need is a high school education
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewNo
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      July 21, 2022 - Online
    • Software Engineer

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      CSS, Front End, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js, SQL
      OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week46 Weeks
      Start Date July 21, 2022
      Cost$8,900
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationOnline
      Over this 10-month re-skilling bootcamp for tech field newcomers, you'll acquire the skills you need to become an excellent software engineer. Practicum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed. Theory and practice will take place on our interactive platform. You'll work on six real, industry-level projects: a webpage made with HTML & CSS; an adaptive website; an interactive social network; a website built with React, a back-end server using Node.js; and a full-fledged independent web application. A professional software engineer will check each line of your code to make sure it works the way it's supposed to and conforms to industry best practices. In addition to educational projects, you will work on case studies for real companies, and add professional-level projects to your portfolio. Students will have one-to-one sessions with a career coach to develop a job-search strategy, and 4+ free hours of mock interviews to gain the confidence to nail a real one. More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.
      Financing
      DepositN/A
      Financing
      Lending partners available, including Upstart
      Tuition PlansUpfront cost: $8,900; Monthly cost: $950
      Refund / GuaranteePracticum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelAll you need is a high school education
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewNo
      More Start Dates
      July 21, 2022 - Online
    • Denis Pankov  User Photo
      Denis Pankov • Web Developer Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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      Have research many companies before I have found Practicum by Yandex. Great company, very intensive course on Web Development - 10 month. I have found it very challenging and it gives you all the right tools that you would use on a job. I'm 8 months in, so a few more months until graduation and I have already made a website for a small company from scratch on the side. Still a lot to learn, but it gets more interesting once you start to understand what are you doing. With the skills you obtain from this course you'll be more than a Junior Web Developer, I think, it's mote close to middle level, since you learning front and end. So, I definitely recommend this course to anyone, who wants to change and secure your future. Good Luck and Happy Coding.)
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      Mabelly Tuchsznajder • Marketing Data Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I'm a Marketing Data Analyst, and I found Yandex one of the best online programs for those, like myself,  who want to give the next step in the Data Science field. The program has great content, challenging exercises, and real-world projects. But those aren't what makes Yandex one of the best online programs I have attended so far. Yandex's major advantage is how its tutors, project reviewers, and community managers deal with students' questions. First, they are professionals with real-world experience in the field, and, second and most important, all explanations or articles recommended by them are straight to the point and accurate. That said, I recommend Practicum by Yandex for anyone who wants to get into the Data Science field or brush up her/his skills
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      William Schutte • Web Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      While its possible to find all the information you would need to know on the internet (Udemy, Coursera, Youtube), bootcamps like this are for those who would prefer a little more structure and guidance. The curriculum covers the MERN stack in enough detail to help you become proficient in each technology and the projects they have you do are a step (or two) above those you'll find in a lot of other bootcamps. They just look more professional, they are well thought out, and you spend enough time on them to make them both fully-functional and polished. No hastily put-together, poorly designed projects here. Also, the entire team is so caring and thoughtful, and are willing to help in any way they can. They really make the program feel personal.
      Having completed the web dev course, I feel I have all the skills to be a React Developer, FrontEnd Dev, or Web Developer, and have already had several interviews this month. I will say though, if you truly want to succeed, you still need to put in work outside the class. You need to practice coding and make more projects, create a portfolio, and apply to a ton of jobs. This is not a golden ticket in the tech industry, but it is a very effective guiding hand into a new career. 
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      This course strikes a great balance of being remote and part-time, yet still remaining engaging and social. Like most courses, you will get out what you put in. With Practicum's Web Development course, if you put in the bare minimum, you still take a significant deep dive into front-end web development. You'll graduate the course (perhaps taking a hiatus or two if you can't keep up) with a full portfolio of impressive projects, useful skills relevant to today's industry, and experience working with a sprint-based workflow. If you're able to spend more time with the course material, you'll learn soft-skills (pair-programming, code-review, open source development etc.), build a network, and add even more depth to your portfolio. 
       
      Everyone on the team developing this program has a vested interest in growing the program and making sure the students learn. This is evident by the consistent stream of new features added to the education platform as well as the development of new roles, groups, and events all geared towards creating a more robust education for the students. 
       
      The cost of this course is a fraction of the cost of other comparable programs. 
       
      Ultimately, you're probably looking at this review wondering: does this program work? While I'm still a student, I can offer some perspective. There are people in my cohort who have not passed certain modules and have needed to take a hiatus and join a later cohort. There are also people in my cohort who have already gained employment while taking the course. 
       
      This should communicate two things: 
      1. This course isn't a freebie. It's hard. Not everyone who enrolls will pass. You will need to learn and apply yourself in order to progress. 
      2. If you apply yourself and progress you will learn the skills you need to learn to gain employment in the industry. 
       
      Who do I recommend this course to: 
      • Someone who is both willing and able to dedicate themselves to the process 
        • 25+ hours a week 
      • Someone looking for a remote course with an active community 
        • Primary interactions occur via slack and zoom, with plenty of facetime if you want it or no facetime if you don't. 
      • Someone looking for a program that charges prices that accurately reflect the value of the education. 
        • $5,000 as of April 21st, 2021 
      • Someone looking to dive deep into front-end web development 
        • You will graduate with a solid foundation in Front End Web Development and an understanding of Back End Web Development. 
       
      Pros:
      1. Staff have a vested interest improving your level of knowledge and the quality of your education 
      2. Two-week sprint format (a few days of theory similar to the free course with a project due by the end of the sprint) accurately reflects a workflow common in the industry 
      3. Projects help practice and ingrain skills learned in the theory portion of the sprint. 
      4. Reasonably cost for a quality education. 
      5. Plenty of optional extra curriculars to interact with student from your cohort as well as the rest of the program. 
      6. Interacting with students from all over the world 

      Cons: 
      1. No in person offerings as of yet 
      2. Given the global nature of the community, it may be difficult to find times to interact with your peers. With Practicum-wide events becoming more available, this increases the likelihood of meeting peers. 
      3. Everyone creates the same projects, for the most part. This is meant to allow tutors to be able to give guided instruction to all, and to allow code reviewers to provide more in depth assistance. This works, the practice is real and the feedback is helpful. The projects display deep levels of knowledge. If you want to create a project that will be the pinnacle of your portfolio, however, you will need to do that on your own. 
      4. The program is young! While I personally see that mostly as a pro, meaning that there is a clear vested interest from the staff in the success of the program, it's just too early to compare this program to those massive ancient bootcamp that present "audited outcomes reports".
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      I just started the full data scientist course by Practicum. Before that, I did the introduction course and that went really well! The course was difficult but, it allowed me to get a full view of what I would be doing in the data scientist course. The nice thing about the introduction course is that you can not only ask questions through the slack channel and get answers but, you can also ask questions on the learning platform and get help right away! The transition from the introduction course to the full program is smooth. Another, thing that is nice is if you don't remember something that you learned from the introduction course you can just go back and practice the skill! One thing that is consistent throughout all of my experience is the knowledge that this course is going to difficult but, the staff is there to make sure that you are successful in the process. All in all, I am super excited to continue the course and gain the skills to become a data scientist. 
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      I have just joined the Web developer program at Practicum by Yandex but I was impressed with the free intro course. it gets you in the mood to learn and the way it is structured as an interactive session is amazing. The scenarios used make you feel part of a team at a startup and you are the new developer who is learning at the new job. The support staff is always there to help in case of any challenges.
      I gained confidence in coding skills and am excited about what the full course has to offer. 
    • Software Engineer
      - 9/12/2020
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      Wesley C • Software Engineer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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      Currently taking the Data Science course.

      From the perspective of a CS grad and as a software engineer, the program is of good quality. I can't compare it to other bootcamps, but from a practical point of view, you're taught most things necessary to do your job correctly. As with most online courses, what you put into it is what you get out of it- there are a lot of resources that you have access to throughout the duration of the program, make use of them. This includes mentors that review your code, demonstrations from professionals to see how they would do projects you previously completed, webinars for all sorts of things, group zoom meetings, articles, etc. You also have access to a slack channel where you can communicate with other students and mentors. You can choose to use it. Or not.

      Let's talk about the education material. You progress through the course in 2 week sprints, with a module and a project in each sprint. Each module builds on top of the previous. Overall you'll learn to use python and the associated tools required for data science purposes(Anaconda, relevant python libraries, github, jupyter notebook, etc) and the critical thinking skills required for the job. Over time your hand is held less, and you'll learn to utilize anaconda to do your work, without relying on Practicum's interactive platform. You'll slowly be expected to know more material, and utilize python + associated libraries to do the work you need to do, while learning to search for documentation on your own(aka googling) to understand specific classes/methods in the relevant libraries. 

      For those with no prior coding experience It may seem to progress fast, but again you're given a lot of resources and help along the way. You'll gain a lot from the curriculum if you put in the recommended hours into it. Maybe you'll need less. Projects will be hard work- but you'll have unlimited opportunities to submit it, get it reviewed, ask questions, and be guided by both the code reviewer and the mentors.

      For those with prior coding experiences, the beginning may seem to progress slowly, and earlier projects may seem a bit tedious. Best of luck to you.

      My biggest gripes would be the automated testing in the interactive platform, the lack of clear instructions for some of the work required, and sometimes sentences that are worded poorly. Submitting code may throw incomprehensible/false errors, causing you to be stuck on things that shouldn't be an issue. The platform still needs work, and I hope it will continue to be improved. On the bright side, you have the slack channel for your needs of assistance- vague instructions and lack of both clarity and assistance is something the tech industry excels at even more :-)
    • Data Science
      - 9/6/2020
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      Kristina • QA engineer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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      Hi all. I'm studying at Practicum already 7 month on Data Science program. It is a great opportunity to became more familiar with DS field. After 5 month I already fell myself more confidently working with Python and data bases. 
      I cannot tell it's enough to find a new job, because I still haven't try, but I assure that you can do it following their recommendation in carrier track sessions (by the way there is a great speaker Carrie). 
      Also Practicum gives a really good level of knowledge, so you already can start competitions on Kaggle or trying yourself in your own project. 
      I'm a person who procrastinate everything and everywhere and it's really important for me to have deadlines, schedules and group of people is learning with me - all of it is motivating me to move forward and all of it is what Yandex Practicum has.
      Highly recommend <3 
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      I just started my third month in the web development program.  Wanted to leave a review because I searched here before joining the school, and it seemed like most of the reviews were from people who have only taken the free introductory course.  Now that I've been a (paying) student for a while, I'll share my experience.

      The good:
      •  The introductory course was a good way to discover that their teaching style is a good fit for me.
      •  I have learned a LOT in a short time.  The large projects and strict deadlines keep me learning at a much faster pace than I ever would studying on my own.
      •  Having the main tutor, community manager, student tutors, and fellow classmates available.  They're there if I have questions, need help, need to vent, etc.
      •  It is an incredible value.  It's almost a year's worth of coding education for only $1000.  Even when things aren't perfect, I can't really complain since I've saved so much money by going here instead of other (pricier) boot camps.  And I feel like I'm receiving a very quality education for that price.

      Could be better:
      •  Maybe it's because I'm older and not as quick as I used to be.  But I spend a LOT more time on this course than I expected to.  It's been the equivalent of a full-time job for me.  They say 10 hours a week minimum.  But I don't know how realistic that is depending on your experience level starting out.    
      •  Sometimes there is a language barrier.  The way things are worded on the learning platform can be difficult to understand.  We also have live coding events and it can be difficult for me to understand what the programmer is saying.
      •  The learning platform can be frustrating.  If you don't answer the question the exact way to the computer is expecting you to, then you can't continue.  And if nobody is around on the slack channel to help you, then you can be stuck there for a long time.  Which is not only a time waste, but also prevents you from being able to access your project and start working on it.
      •  This isn't really a negative thing.  But they have a lot of faith in us lol.  The projects we do every two weeks are not simple.  It's not rare to feel unprepared and overwhelmed every time we see the instructions.  It usually feels impossible at first.  And the code reviewers are very strict about what they'll accept.  Yet somehow, I keep managing to stick with it and complete everything.

      Hope this is helpful to someone out there.
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      The material on the platform is engaging and the community is very supportive.   But what really makes this course shine are the real, substantial projects that you build from the ground up, along with the challenging system of code reviews for each project.   Highly recommended. 
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      I personally have never had experience studying from an online boot camp, but I saw Practicum through an enticing advertisement and decided to finally pull the trigger after thinking about being part of a boot camp for some time. The early part of the course is easy to understand even for those without STEM backgrounds while teaching Python fundamentals. I am in the last third of the course and it has become increasingly difficult where I'm putting in 1.5x more hours than I had originally I think. Fortunately, the instructors are very responsive in addition to other students who are able to help. The community that is cultivated in my cohort is extremely impressive, and I do feel like I am growing and learning with my fellow students. The job assistance portion is relatively new, but I believe they are approaching it correctly and providing great resources for the job seekers. I'm curious to see the concepts they teach and the job assistance they provide in my last few months with them. I have trust in their ability to provide the same great quality for the rest of the boot camp. 

    Thanks!