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Sabio

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Sabio is a developer community offering 12-week full-time coding bootcamps in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Online. Sabio focuses on .NET/C# and trains across the full-stack in Mobile, Front End, Back End, Source Control, Database and Development platforms. Its project-based learning curriculum and pedagogy provide a superior training experience that exposes its students to the full software development life cycle.

The Sabio curriculum prepares students for entry-level developer jobs by including a real-world project for a client and 4 weeks of career support and guidance. Students also get 6-12 weeks of instructor-led pre-work before starting the intensive bootcamp. All students have access to Sabio's extended mentorship and their professional development program for five years. Sabio instructors have over 100 years of combined professional software engineering experience. Their commitment to small classrooms and expert instruction gives students an edge when competing in the job market.

Sabio is approved by the state of California and innovates based on experience, expertise and market knowledge.

Applicants do not need previous programming experience, but individuals with prior experience are placed in a faster track than others. The application process at Sabio identifies motivated and engaged students from a variety of backgrounds. Past students include those with advanced degrees in Computer Science, Engineering but also Musicology, Psychology, Finance, Mathematics and many others. All applicants should have a great personality, work ethic, and ability to solve basic logic problems.

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  • Downtown LA ASP.Net // C# Full Stack With React

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size15
    LocationLos Angeles, Online
    Microsoft's .Net Platform is an industry leading framework known for its reliability and wide scale adoption in both small startups and large enterprise organizations. Our Full Stack .Net course will prepare you for the major challenges and opportunities as a software engineer. Learn the client-side frameworks like React, database architectures, APIs, tools and soft skills you need to master Asp.Net and launch your career in just 12 weeks. Master the full stack, and graduate with a deep understanding of both the front and back-end web development that employers are seeking. Our curriculum is open and flexible, and your course instructor will be an industry veteran that’s dedicated 100% to your success.
    Financing
    Deposit$99
    Financing
    • Income Share Agreement
    • SkillsFund
    • SallieMae
    • All Major Credit Cards Accepted
    Tuition PlansMonthly Payments Are Allowed
    Refund / GuaranteeYes, fully pro-rated. State of CA does not all Gurantee.
    Scholarship$5,000 General Coding Scholarship $5,500 Women in Tech Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome JavaScript
    Prep WorkYes for free
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • Full Stack Weekday - REMOTE

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    ASP.NET, C#, CSS, Front End, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, .NET, SQL, Express.js, Node.js, React.js
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size13
    LocationOrange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, Online
    The full stack program will equip you to utilize a myriad of software development tools used by industry professionals to develop, debug and design dynamic web applications; conducting both front-end and back-end development, application program interfaces (API’s), back-end data stores such as relational database management systems (RDMS) and team development strategies. The course will prepare you to perform the duties of a typical entry-level Full Stack Web Developer. A Full Stack Web Developer is a programmer with a technical skill set that allows them to perform in client side, server side/middle tier, and backend-database development environments. Their main tasks are to develop, design and debug software that runs in a cross-browser environment served out of a web server backed by a database server for data persistence. The course will allow you to be substantially knowledgeable in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) from concept to finished product and the ability to specialize, if they choose, in anything from front-end to back-end development technologies. You will obtain the knowledge and skills to develop relational databases and work with data that is not stored in a relational manner. They will interact with their own API’s and third party API’s. They will also be exposed to many User Interface and User Experience (UI and UX) () design concerns while building an understanding of how to gather customer and client requirements. They will be fluent in performing quality assurance testing and fundamental security concerns. Specifically, the course will produce a programmer/developer that can work with many of the most popular design patterns, third party APIs, libraries and technologies including but not limited to: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap, MVVM, MVC, AngularJS, jQuery, Ajax, Inversion of Control, Dependency Injection, Principles of Object Oriented Design, Data Structures, Data Access, Database Design and Architecture, GIS, SMS, SMTP and RESTFul Api Design. Sabio focuses on a single, group based project that exposes you to the full Software Development Life Cycle as experienced in a team practicing Agile/Scrum project management and development principles.
    Financing
    Deposit$99
    Financing


     
    Tuition PlansOnly through financing, not through the institution.
    Refund / GuaranteeYes, tuition is pro-rated
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo programming background required
    Prep WorkMinimum of 1 PreWork course (4 weeks) or successfully passing the assessment.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Irvine ASP.Net // C# Full Stack With React

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,000
    Class size15
    LocationOrange County
    Microsoft's .Net Platform is an industry leading framework known for its reliability and wide-scale adoption in both small startups and large enterprise organizations. Our Full Stack .Net course will prepare you for the major challenges and opportunities as a software engineer. Learn the client-side frameworks like React, database architectures, APIs, tools and soft skills you need to master Asp.Net and launch your career in just 12 weeks. Master the full stack, and graduate with a deep understanding of both the front and back-end web development that employers are seeking. Our curriculum is open and flexible, and your course instructor will be an industry veteran that’s dedicated 100% to your success.
    Financing
    Deposit$99
    Financing
    Tuition Plans60/20/20
    Refund / GuaranteeYes, program is pro-rated when it comes to cost. State of CA does not allow us to provde a job gurantee, otherwise we would.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelJavaScript
    Prep Work4 weeks of javascript for $99
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Node.js Full Stack with React

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,500
    Class size15
    LocationLos Angeles
    Train in React and also Node.js for the back-end. Become an awesome full stack web developer that knows how to create elegant and efficient databases, beautiful pages that render super fast. Secure the exact interview training needed to launch your amazing career in tech.
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Financing
    Tuition PlansMonthly Tuition Plan Are Available
    Refund / GuaranteeTuition is prorated
    ScholarshipJill H. Mays Women in Tech $5,500
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic JavaScript
    Prep WorkComplete Sabio's Online PreWork Course
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

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  • $5000 Sabio Scholarship - Women In Tech

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Sabio scholarship for $5000 off tuition!

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    No eligibility restrictions.

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    • Full Stack Node.js with React (Los Angeles)
  • Anonymous • Sabio Fellow • Graduate
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    I'll do my best to give what I feel is a realistic perspective of the situation you're faced with as it relates to Sabio's bootcamp experience. You've pry read several reviews that say stuff like, 'changed my life', 'best experience' or 'best decision of my life' which at the time they wrote those reviews was probably a genuine description of how they felt, but trust me that is far from how you'll feel 95% of the time.

    In reality you'll constantly question if you've made a good decision. And with good merit you'll doubt your ability. Its hard, its real hard and if you're not putting in a 100% effort they will kick you out. I've seen it happen (no, I was not personally kicked out). It doesn't matter that you paid $15,000+ to be there they will kick out to maintain the reputation of the organization and future students ability to secure jobs. This however, isn't necessarily a bad thing. If they let every random person pass through no matter thier effort your job seeking efforts would be even harder than they already are.

    The thing they dont tell you, that nobody tells you (why would they) in the begining is that when you do start looking for a job the fact that you come from a boot camp will work against you at every turn. So much so that they train you to avoid mentioning that you came from Sabio at all costs. You'll be trained to claim you worked for a "Start-up" and then you'll name the project you worked on. If someone asks what you were paid they suggest you claim you worked for "equity" (meaning "sweat equity", not a total lie but, well....). Obviously they tell you not to lie, what respectable organization would? But they tell you to do everything possible short of lying and in many cases it sure feels like lying (see previous sentence). This obviously makes the job search & interview process even more stressfull than it already is. Not only do you have to try to remember years of coding skills rammed into your head over 3 months you have to tip-toe around the fact that you just left a coding boot camp. This is a fact no matter what CEO response might follow this review.

    Also, I think its worth mentioning that Sabio fired 3 of the most talented instructors in the organization. Aaron, Varr and the c# wizard Komron (all from Orange County). This left many students feeling abandoned and justifiably so. These were people they struggled with and gained confidence through and then suddenly they were just gone. This considerably diminished the $15,000 tuition value they paid. Many of us students are still confused as to why this happened. We were given a cryptic explanation of the reason for the instructors dismissal that would never allow me to declare if it were justifiable or not.

    I dont mention all this to deter you from enlisting Sabio's services. But I do mention it as a reality check, this is not a short cut. This will be a real life struggle. Having said all that I still believe it is the best boot-camp around but this is not the golden ticket you might percieve it to be from the reviews. They provide just enough experience to scratch the surface, just enough to crack the job door open and then its up to you to do whatever you can to break it down. What you're embarking on is a learning experience that will go on long after you've left Sabio. Sabio is just a very small stepping stone in your attempt to cross the Grand Canyon.

    Although they often bad mouth those that have paid for the high value "computer science" degrees they are still the ones that get the most attention with those designations on their resumes. My suggestion if you're young is to take the time to get a computer science degree. Be patient, you're young. It will be worth, trust me. If you can afford it, blow your money on Stanford, sure.... why not if you can afford it??

    If not, go to a junior college and take a few years to get just an AS with a computer science emphasis or go get a bunch of computer science certifications. THEN, when you've had enough of that come back to Sabio and get some real world development experience. With a computer science degree and the coding experience of Sabio you would be in a really good place. If thats not an option, bite the bullet and be prepared to jump in the fire.

    One last thing I want to mention. Pre-work is nothing like the immersive cohort. The cohort experience isn't just about being able to code. Its about being able to code and then get up in front of everyone and communicate what you did in terms you've never heard before that you have no idea if you're even saying correctly. You'll be required to stand in front of everyone, every single day and explain what you're working on, demo your code every week and on special occassions in front of A LOT of people. If you get stage fright, good luck. Your experience may become less about coding and more about how to navigate the anxieties that come with public speaking. It most likely will not be a fun experience but Sabio will prepare you better than any other boot camp out there. Good luck whatever you do.

    ***My review is anonymous because I do not want to be contacted by anyone at Sabio that may recognize my name. I did not write the review for recognition. I was a recent student that completed the full program and this is my real account of what I experienced. I was not kicked out. I have no incentive to discredit Sabio and any response by Sabio to the contrary is completely false. I've applied to a few hundred positions and received approximately 5 interviews. I have a tentative job offer I am considering.

  • Thank you Sabio
    - 5/5/2017
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    Sabio was a great experience for me and coming out of the program I landed a position that paid me way more than I was asking for 

  • Anonymous • Full-Stack Developer • Graduate
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    I graduated college and spent 20k in tuition fees for a piece of paper that got me no where. If I had to do it all over again, I wish I had enrolled into Sabio's program earlier. When I made the decision to come to Sabio, I did a lot of research. I went to all of the coding bootcamp's info sessions in my area and decided that Sabio would be the best choice simply because they truly care about the success of their students. I really like the fact that each cohort has a max of 10 students to 1 instructor. This is crucial because it allows for the instructor to spend more time with a student. One big advantage that Sabio has over all the other bootcamps is they don't employ past students as their lead instructor. I find bootcamps that employs their own students as lead instructors a huge red flag simply because you will not receive the same quality of expertise as someone who has 10+ years under their belt. Another deal breaker for me is the fact that Sabio has their students work on real life enterprise projects. We aren't showcasing a simple tic-tac-toe game or a simple personal project, we are creating business applications that will be used by companies. 

    Now I must warn you, please do not enroll into this program and expect that success will be handed to you. This is a full-time job and it must be treated like one. You must work your butt off every single day and go above and beyond what is expected. For the last 3 months, I literally said goodbye to my social life, friends, and family because you will not have time for that. Be prepared to come in at 8AM and leave at 9PM every day. You are doing this for yourself so I highly recommend you put everything you have into it as if your life depends on it.

    After my time at Sabio not only was I employed the first week of graduating but I received multiple offers. Sabio prepared me and made sure I was ready as a software developer. I can't be any happier with the results and I recommend this program for anybody who is passionate about coding and wants a career doing so. 

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    If you're planning on signing up for a bootcamp, do your homework and research!

    I certainly did mine, and am sincerely glad I signed up with Sabio. 

    Read all the reviews provided here on coursereport, go to Sabio's info sessions, talk to instructors, students and alumni. 

    All the reviews here pretty much sums up how I feel about Sabio so I'm not going to repeat it. You're going to learn a ton from instructors with loads of experience.

     

    If you've pulled the trigger and are just waiting on your start date, here's my advice:

    -Take the pre-course work seriously. If you think you're ready, you're not. Go over the pre-course material as many times as you can until your start date begins. 

    -Keep a notebook. You're instructors going to have a lot to say when you ask him/her a question. Be ready to write down key words, concepts, and stuff you don't understand. 

    -Ask questions! Starting day one, ask lots of questions. Encourage your fellows to ask questions. Dumb, smart, reptitive. Ask questions! Bother the sh*t out of your instructors(especially Gregorio if you get a hold of him). You've already invested your time and money; make it count.

    -Remind yourself that you're learning something not too many people can do. Don't be too harsh on yourself when you don't understand something at first. Give yourself some time to process the information. And if you still don't understand something, remember to ask your instructor to elaborate until you understand.  

    I'm sure there's more advice, but I can't seem to remember them. Just remember to ASK QUESTIONS!

    Thank you, Gregorio and Jimmy for your instruction and guidance!

    Good luck to all current and future fellows! Put in the work, and I'm certain you'll do fine.

     

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    Before Sabio: While working in marketing, I dabbled here and there with coding, but was no where near employable for a full-time junior developer position.

    After Sabio: Dozens of interviews and multiple offers. Now a developer at a startup. Yay!

    Experience: Fantastic. I learned something new every day and was excited to do so. There's no greater feeling than seeing your first feature being published and working on an actual website, rather than just a personal project. If you put in the work that they tell you from the start, you'll do well ("Code, Code, Code"). Everyone in your cohort works together, so it's not just the instructors that are great, but the cohort you are in usually ends up being pretty close and helping each other out a lot. 

    Job Assistance: They prep you very well for the interview questions you'll encounter. They help you with your resume so that it shows everything you need to show employers. I ended up with multiple offers and dozens of on-site interviews (after the initial phone screens/intro calls). Coming from knowing the bare bones of programming to getting multiiple offers in a few months time is definitely not something I could've imagined before I found Sabio.

Sabio Outcomes


93%
On-Time Graduation Rate
82%
In-Field Employed
$65,000
Median Salary

Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 39 graduates included in report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full-time employee
82.0%
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
5.0%
Continuing to higher education
N/A
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons
N/A

Still seeking job in-field
10.0%

Could not contact
0.0%

Salary Breakdown:

100% of job obtainers reported salaries.

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