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Rice University Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.71 ( 14 reviews )

Rice University Boot Camps offer a 12-week, full-time web development course, 24-week, part-time, web development, data analytics, cybersecurity, financial technology (FinTech), and UX/UI programs, and 18-week, part-time digital marketing and technology project management boot camps. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git.

The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.

The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training students in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. Students will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.

The technology project management program takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing in-demand technical, leadership, and business management skills. The curriculum covers requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning, and more.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Rice University Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and students who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Students will have access to a range of career services including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one career coaching. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Those who complete the program will have first-hand experience in cyber and network security in our cybersecurity program or a strong portfolio of applications and projects in our coding, data analytics, fintech, or digital marketing programs to display their proficiency.

Rice University Boot Camps are powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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      Cost$12,995
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      LocationHouston
      Rice University Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time

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      Cost$13,245
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationHouston
      This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning, and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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      Cost$8,495
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationHouston
      Rice University Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, Wordpress, and more, while also advancing campaign analysis technical skills.
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    • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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      Algorithms, Blockchain, Excel, Machine Learning, Python
      OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$12,495
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationHouston
      Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, and gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
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    • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time

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      CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, React.js
      OnlineFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$12,995
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationHouston
      Rice University Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time

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      React.js, Node.js, MySQL, MongoDB, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, Git, CSS
      OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$11,995
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationHouston
      Rice University Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Technology Project Management - Part-Time

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      Scrum, Agile
      OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$8,495
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationHouston
      Rice University Technology Project Management Boot Camp prepares you to effectively lead technology projects across a variety of industries. Gain hands-on training in requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning, and more. Obtain the skills necessary to sit for the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master™ Level I Certification.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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      User Experience Design, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, Design, CSS
      OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$12,495
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationHouston
      Get hands-on training and instruction in UX/UI design methodology, design software skills, front end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more. Maintain your current schedule by studying part-time, and apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
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    1 Scholarship

    • $500 Rice University Boot Camps Scholarship

      Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Rice University Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

      Eligibility

      Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

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      • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Houston)
    • Revathi Subramanian Lakshmanan  User Photo
      Revathi Subramanian Lakshmanan • Data analyst • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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      its was so good , to informative and we got lot of experience.
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
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      Friday, Oct 15 2021
      We appreciate your review, Revathi! We're glad you found the program to be informative and gained experience in a new skill set. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp and best of luck in all your future endeavors! 
    • Fintech Bootcamp
      - 8/27/2021
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      Yolanda Baker • Blockchain Developer/Accountant/MBA Verified via GitHub
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      I did exhaustive research on Fintech boot camps/classes before choosing Rice University. I concluded it would be the most comprehensive course for the amount of time spent on Fintech subjects. 
      Academically, it was the most challenging program I've ever taken, and it was worth every penny. The class exceed my expectations, and the instructor was the most thorough and engaging teacher I've met in my adult career.
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
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      Tuesday, Aug 31 2021
      Amazing, Yolanda! It's great to hear the boot camp exceeded your expectations. We're thrilled you found the curriculum to be comprehensive and that you benefited from the support of our instructional team. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! Best of luck moving forward. 
    • Omar Stefan  User Photo
      Omar Stefan • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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       The scheme of prestigious universities advertising for bootcamps so that the real player, 2U and its subsidiary Trilogy remain offstage is fishy. Those technical skills that are in high demand such as coding and digital marketing do not depend on the name of the institution, they depend only on your passion, experience and self learning. Unfortunately, those trusted universities are jeopridizing their reputation by putting their logo and name on certificates that have nothing to do with them. It's all business and the goal is how to take money from the naive hopeless jobless young people. If you want to learn carpentry for example, and your instructor spends several lessons talking about the different kinds of saws, does that make you a good sawer? No, definitely not. Your instructor can talk about that in less than 30 minutes instead of wasting many hours and you need to see the saw and use it yourself after demonstration in order to be a carpenter. I joined the bootcamp of digital marketing and it was a scam, a big waste of time and money, my expectations crushed, my hopes shattered. Nothing practical is learnt not even email campaigns are brought up. It's all concepts, it's all theories, and the few practical info presented in the bootcamp can be learnt from a one or two short Youtube videos. Believe me if you commit yourself, you can benefit much much more from Youtube and the many other free or cheap resources available online. 
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Wednesday, Aug 11 2021
      Thank you for your feedback, Omar. The student experience is our top priority, and we regret to hear the boot camp did not live up to your expectations.

      Like you mentioned, Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES), a 2U, Inc. brand, to offer the Rice University Digital Marketing Boot Camp. Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is deeply involved in the curriculum, instructor selection, and outcomes of each of our classes, and routinely meet in conjunction with TES to monitor the learning experience and performance. Both Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and TES are truly dedicated to transforming students' lives.

      We not only strive to equip individuals with a robust academic framework, but we also work hard to help students develop strong problem-solving and self-teaching abilities: two qualities necessary in any real-world role. 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 are constantly working on optimizing our course material to ensure participants are learning the most valuable skills and concepts.

      It's our goal for all students to complete the program feeling equipped for success, so we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and determine what additional assistance we can provide for you at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (713) 893-7791. 
    • Rebecca Benson  User Photo
      Rebecca Benson • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      After unexpectedly becoming available on the job market again, all the jobs I was interested in required digital marketing skills. No matter how much I tried to avoid it, I was going to have to accept that digital marketing was not only here to stay, but to continue growing. Rice University Digital Marketing Boot Camp used their digital marketing strategies to find me through paid search ads on social media platforms. Every step of the program was challenging from start to finish, and it is an experience that is truly empowering on multiple levels. The incredible support from the entire instructional staff as well as from peers in the cohort throughout the program made completing the course possible. The experience makes one realize that the ultimate success is never achieved alone, but with a team of others working toward the same goal. For any prospective student considering signing up, brace yourself for commitment, dedication and hard work. Follow the recommended guidelines for completing homework assignments in small segments. Remain steadfast and do not ever give up even when it gets hard. The program is challenging, but you will come out better and stronger than before you started.

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Aug 06 2021
      Way to go, Rebecca! We're thrilled you found the curriculum to be both challenging and empowering. It's great to hear you not only benefited from the support of our boot camp team but also from your classmates as well. Great advice for prospective students — be prepared to commit and dedicate yourself to work hard for the next 18 weeks. We know the material can get tough but never give up and always reach out for assistance. Congratulations on successfully completing the course, we appreciate your review! All the best moving forward. 
    • Tony Tran  User Photo
      Tony Tran • Student Verified via GitHub
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      I decided to pursue this coding boot camp to further my current career and to transition to being a software developer. I chose the coding boot camp because it provided many tech stacks that are relevant to the current job market. 
      The boot camp was the most intense program I've taken. It was fast paced and will keep you at your toes at all time. It was most difficult due to having a full time job and keeping up with the class assignments and projects. 
      I think the most rewarding aspect of the program would be the satisfaction of resolving the issues or bugs after taking a few hours trying to figure out what you did wrong. 
      Anybody thinking of taking the boot camp, be sure to block out the time to dedicate yourself to the class. It will require your full dedication if you are to be successful in the course. The boot camp will teach you what you need to know to get started in the web development career but it will be up to you to make the best of your time with the course. 
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Jun 11 2021
      Amazing, Tony! Thank you for choosing our boot camp to make a career transition into web development. Like you said, this is a fast-paced program one that will require extensive time and dedication so we commend all your hard work. We couldn't agree more that it's a great feeling to resolve your bugs and witness your application run successfully. Congratulations on graduating, we appreciate your review! All the best as you move forward. 
    • Reza Abasaltian  User Photo
      Reza Abasaltian • Data Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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       24 weeks of an intensive boot camp journey not having experienced it like ever before. An amazing program for anyone up to the challenge, having time and cost permitting, and if data analysis by coding and visualizing is your cup of tea or coffee. 

      I think at the end of the day it wasn’t about the excellent grades received nor this certificate. Of course learning the technical skills are important but we barely scratched the surface. Therefore, it was mostly about the overall experience as a whole instead of "a la carte" and the wonderful connections made along the way. 

      First and foremost by being taught from an instructor who is very knowledgeable, insightful and having the quality dedication to speak energetically with great admirable passion. I felt this added value to that learning experience. Thank you!

      Second, I am so glad to have met my cohorts and got to collaborate on some really neat projects together. It would not have been possible without each of their helpful contributions. We are still maintaining that relationship for additional projects which could perhaps lead to better opportunities. Thank you!

      Third, continued access to career services including scheduled webinars, workshops, and the many dedicated advisors and directors who are caring and providing outstanding support that encourages recent graduates to prepare for landing a job. Thank you!

      Finally, the wonderful experience has inspired me to reciprocate everything learned with future cohort students. I am in the process of applying for a teaching assistant position with Rice University and Trilogy 2U education. This will be an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and inspire other students in their pursuit of growth and learning.

      Wishing everyone the best on their journey...

      Thank you! 

      -Reza.  
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Tuesday, Apr 27 2021
      We appreciate your review, Reza! It's great to hear you enjoyed your boot camp experience and made close connections. We're thrilled you found our instructional team to be knowledgeable, insightful, and passionate in what they do. We strive to foster a positive and collaborative classroom environment, so we're happy you benefited from working with your classmates on various projects. Great advice on taking advantage of career services by attending webinars, workshops, and reaching out to your advisors and directors. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you continued success in all your future endeavors! 
    • FinTech Boot Camp
      - 12/4/2020
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      Jonathan Owens • Student Verified via GitHub
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      Having worked in customer support roles for a pharmaceutical software company 17 years, I found myself wanting a change to move back into programming and analytics.  Job posting after job posting referenced Python, data analytics, and hands-on financial skills I did not have.  Technology has changed a lot in 10 years since completing my undergraduate degree!  My wife and I began to research different avenues, including education, and Rice University Boot Camp popped up at the top of our search results.  Being from Houston and knowing Rice University's reputation, we were intrigued.  We began researching information online about the FinTech Boot Camp, speaking with a representative of Rice University about services offered to support me in my career and education.  We quickly realized the course is exactly what I had been looking for as I enjoy talking tech and finance!  Rice University's FinTech Boot Camp has it all: career services, knowledgeable education teams, and a curriculum designed to stay current, flexible and provide in-demand skills, while partnering with a large network of community organizations.

      The experience of the boot camp is superior to others changing my view of how education needs to be taught.  The instructor, TAs and career service advisors help me hone in on my strengths as I am learning the content and building my personal brand.  The program encourages opportunity for discovery and self-learning during every class and assignment.  If I want to change my code in an activity to quickly see if there is a different result, I can make the change, see the result and then correct it...if needed!

      Anyone interested in the Rice University FinTech Boot Camp needs to commit the time to do the activities, homework, attend every class and each session during office hours before and after class.  Form study groups and network with classmates outside of class to learn from each other and grow your own skills.  Finally, make sure to reach out to the career service advisors, the instructor, and TAs.  They are there to help you be all in!
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Tuesday, Dec 08 2020
      Way to go, Jonathan! Thank you for choosing our boot camp to make a significant career change. We're glad you're enjoying the curriculum as well as benefiting from our professional development and instructional team.

      You're completely right that the program encourages individuals to self-learn and discover new opportunities during each activity. Great advice for interested candidates—dedicating the time to complete the homework and taking advantage of office hours before and after class will definitely help you stay ahead.

      We applaud all your hard work thus far and are rooting you on as you move forward to graduation!
    • Anthony Nnajiofor  User Photo
      Anthony Nnajiofor • IT Support Specialist • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I decided to pursue the Cybersecurity career path because it is the future. Information Technology is the new "Age" of the world and I believe that Cybersecurity is its future. I have always had a fascination, passion and devotion to Information Technology (IT). This is made obvious by my standing 20 years of experience (professional and otherwise). This mindset drives my commitment to this career path and I am working towards leaving a legacy in the IT world.

      I applied to the Rice University Cybersecurity Boot Camp for three major reasons: 1. Cybersecurity Skills Acquisition (which will enable me work and walk my career path); 2. A prestigious institution that will ensure I acquire said skills and equally prepare me on this career path with professional services (Rice University exceeds my expectations).

       

      Taking this course in Rice University has been nothing short of a blessing and I intend to take optimum advantage of this opportunity. My experience so far has been satisfactory (and so much more) in the various interesting aspects that make up this Boot Camp. Although my favorite aspect will always remain the Homework and Re-Doing all the activities done in class. Rice University platform offers resources in various platforms such as videos, online reading materials and communities that broaden my knowledge on Cybersecurity. I will definitely refer this glorious and prestigious institution to anyone who wants to further their knowledge on any course or subject.

       

      Finally, my advice to any potential student to achieve success will be: Commit, Devote, Be Prepared and Assimilate. This course is the future and Rice University gets you 100% ready to tackle it.

       

      I am glad I enrolled into the Rice University Boot Camp for Cybersecurity. It was my 2019 best decision by far.

       

      Thank you.

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Jan 17 2020
      Thank you for sharing your program experience, Anthony! We're thrilled you decided to further your career and chose our program to make this transition.

      It's great to know you're enjoying the course material and homework assignments as well as utilizing all the resources the boot camp has to offer. Great advice for prospective students—you will need to be truly committed in order to be successful. 

      We appreciate your feedback thus far and are looking forward to helping you finish out the course!
    • Data Analytics
      - 8/6/2019
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      Olutomiwa Oloyede • Financial Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I came in to the course just seeking knowledge that can propel me to the next level in my career; However, I earned a whole lot more. I learned how to code, I learned how to learn and how to teach. I developed empathy and team work skills while working on projects with people from the most diverse of Backgrounds. 

      Two months into the course, I landed a job in a fortune 500 company and I have been able to put what I have learnt to good use. Although the pace of the course is very fast, Students need to understand that you get what you put in. The amount of sleepless nights will definitely be worth it eventually. Might I add that when I started this course I had zero coding experience apart from using Excel, but now I develop apps and systems from scratch and I have this burning desire to help people. 

      The instructor had a very obvious passion for teaching and imparting knowledge and a very impressive knowledge about all subject matters taught during the class. 

      I can confidently say that I came out of the program an all round better person I went in.

      Thank you Rice Data Analytics Bootcamp 

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Tuesday, Aug 06 2019
      Way to go, Olutomiwa! We're happy to hear you successfully learned the fundamentals of data analytics and visualization. Like you noted, this program will require prospective learners to commit extensive hours both inside and outside of the classroom to master the material, so we commend all your hard work. Our boot camp team is passionate about enabling student success, so we're thrilled you benefited from their support and knowledge. Congratulations on graduating and landing an exciting new role! We appreciate your feedback and wish you all the best.
    • Phenomenal!
      - 7/22/2019
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      Doug F Newsom • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      Through reading an excellent review article on the front page of the "Houston Chronicle" business section, I first learned about the Rice University Data Analytics and Visualization Boot Camp.  The number of technical skills which could be acquired in the course was very impressive.  Having this course offered at Rice University played a major factor in my final decision to enroll. 

      From my first day of class, the high caliber of the instructional and support staff was quite evident.  Cam Kirkland served as the lead instructor and had a real passion for teaching.  He truly wanted each student to succeed in their professional pursuits.  I will always remember his motivating words to our class,  “We’re not here to be mediocre, we are here for excellence.”  

      One of my favorite aspects of the course was working on real-world group projects in a collaborative environment (integrating Git/GitHub along with Slack).  Each project was extremely challenging, especially with the tight deadlines.  Without a doubt, Rice opened many doors for me while researching my group projects.  This included meetings with a professor, lawyer, city council member, movie director, and the county flood control district. 

      The final project presentation on the last day of class proved to be incredibly rewarding for me. The boot camp gave me the confidence to use data science terminology and methods known by professionals which has greatly enhanced my marketability.  I also developed a great comradery with my new network of fellow classmates.  If you are interested in attending Rice University for a boot camp, please give it your fullest consideration – you will not be disappointed!

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Monday, Jul 22 2019
      Amazing, Doug! We're thrilled you found our instructional team to be supportive and knowledgeable—we also think Cam is pretty fantastic. We strive to provide students with as many collaborative learning opportunities as possible, so it's great to hear you enjoyed working on group projects. Congratulations on successfully completing the program and thank you for your review! We are rooting you on as you move forward.
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      Chandni Alexander • Application Analyst • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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      One word for my experience- “Amazing”. Amazing teaching staff and amazing curriculum!

      Initially I was a little skeptical about joining a bootcamp because of the intense nature of the curriculum that comes along with it. Would I be able to do it? With 2 young kids and 5-day job, will I be able to give my focus on it? I was wrong, it turned out to be just the opposite. You actually get used to the pace and the flow. I come from a healthcare industry and work with a lot of applications ranging from clinical to business and facilities. Information security is a very crucial part while implementing these systems, so I gained a lot of curiosity doing them. Being PCI, HIPAA or PHI compliant made so much more sense while at Rice University cybersecurity bootcamp. I have been applying what I learn from the sessions at my work on a daily basis. Be it creating simple Python programs to automate tasks or making sure only certain ports are opened in a firewall or checking if my web applications are vulnerable or just as simple as access management have helped me tremendously at my current workplace. You learn a lot from this bootcamp. The instructors and teaching assistants have been helping with curriculum as well as giving away general tips on perfecting yourself for the real-world scenario. My biggest suggestion for everyone doing this bootcamp is to collaborate with your co-students, it helps you brainstorm ideas, give a different perspective or outlook and can really extend your knowledge on a topic. Ask questions and don’t be afraid to do so. I am only halfway through this camp but already feel excited to get into the security side. The only thing I wish this bootcamp had was a real hacker come in to do a session to actually see how a criminal mind works and share their personal experience or the list of vulnerabilities they see that auditors don’t. Saying that, I won’t deny the fact that you learn a lot from this bootcamp from Linux administration, Burpsuite, Python programming, Metasploit, SIEM, Wireshark to much more and overall it was the best decision I made in my recent years.

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Jun 28 2019
      Thank you for sharing your program experience, Chandni! 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've been applying your newfound skills in your current role and found our instructional team to be supportive. Great advice for prospective students—collaborating with other classmates and asking questions can help you better understand the complex course material. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you continued success in all your future endeavors! 
    • Oscar • Graduate
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      This is a great bootcamp that will equip you with many useful tools to start a data science path. The pace is fast and be prepared to put the hours. In order to really master any of the tools/skills you will have to spend the hours on your own, as expected with this type of program.
      One important to highlight is that the bootcamp should be named "data science or coding for data analytics and visualization" rather than "data analytics and visualization". The "analytics" side is missing. You will not learn analytics in this class. However, if you have a decent math background, you can put the pieces together fairly quickly on your own. 
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rice University Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Monday, Jul 12 2021
      Thank you for your review, Oscar! You're absolutely right that the course moves through a variety of topics at a fast pace, and we commend you for your dedication both inside and outside of the classroom. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.