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SMU Boot Camps

Average Rating5.0
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Southern Methodist University (SMU) boot camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development courses, 24-week, part-time data science, financial technology (FinTech) and cybersecurity courses and an 18-week, part-time product management course. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL and Git.

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  • Jul 06, 2022
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    Fintech

    I'm an ex-military cop with no prior coding experience that decided to get into the financial technology industry after studying economics at a prestigious university. I did a great deal of research on coding boot camps, going through reviews, Reddit posts, Youtube videos, and syllabus', before deciding to attend SMU's Fintech boot camp. Firstly, I was impressed by the program's syllabus, Financial programming with Python, Neural networks, Solidity smart contracts, and Dapp's building to...

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    Jul 07, 2022

    Way to go, Jeremy! Thank you for choosing our program to make a significant career change. We're glad you're benefiting from the virtual classroom format and enjoying collaborating with your classmates on real-world projects. We couldn't agree more with your advice — the more time and practice you commit to your studies the better you'll be able to understand the topics covered. Our entire team is truly passionate about enabling student success, so we're glad this has resonated with you and that you have taken advantage of utilizing our professional development services. We appreciate your review and look forward to helping you finish out the boot camp! 
  • Jun 09, 2022
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    Satisfied Student

    I can't say enough good things about this program.  I've learned a few programming languages before, but this is the first time in my life that I've ever felt like I was learning skills used in the real world.  A few things have set this course apart for me compared to other attempts in the past. I stay in the same cohort throughout various subjects we learn.  Some subjects take longer than others, and that's fine.  I assume this is pretty standard for most bootcamps. ...

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    Jun 10, 2022

    Amazing, Rob! It's great to know you're enjoying the boot camp experience. We're glad you're benefiting from the virtual classroom format and collaborating with your classmates on real-world projects. Great job on utilizing all the available resources like reaching out to our instructional team for additional support and taking advantage of career services. We appreciate your advice for prospective students on diving into some core technologies, like covering Python fundamentals, prior to starting the course. Thank you for your review! We are rooting you on in all that you do. 
  • Sep 09, 2020
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    Best decision of my life!

    I am 42 years old and after owning a restaurant for 16 years and getting burnout, my business partner and I decided to move on and get out of the restaurant business. Since over the years, I helped friends, other restaurants, and different types of business to design logos, flyers, banners, and whatever printing need they had, I figured it would be great to expand my printing designing experience to the digital world, so I started studying on my own. It got to a point where I got stuck w...

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    Sep 11, 2020

    Way to go, Jeuel! We're honored you chose our program to make a significant career transition and expand your technology skills. It's great to hear that you were able to be exposed to a variety of programming languages, libraries, frameworks, and databases throughout your learning journey. We also have to agree that Bruce, Henry, and Tyler are all pretty fantastic—we couldn't do what we do without our amazing instructional team. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! We're confident in your new skill set and can't wait to see what you'll accomplish in the future. 
  • May 25, 2020
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    Excellent Preparation for the Development Job Market

    I'm halfway through my Full-stack web dev Bootcamp and it is shocking how much we have already covered and how much we have absorbed. We've learned HTML5 and CSS (quickly!), GitHub, Javascript, node.js, express.js, deploying apps with Heroku, and MySQL.

    I've already created about a dozen apps and have a great understanding of all the material thus far. The instructors are very engaged and care about your success. There are a ton of resources outside of class as well if you get stu...

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    May 27, 2020

    Amazing, Jonathan! We're thrilled you're absorbing new knowledge and have already created your own projects. It's great to know you're enjoying the curriculum and taking advantage of all the boot camp's available resources.

    We're constantly optimizing our program offerings and feedback like yours truly helps us do that. Congratulations on hitting the halfway point! We commend all your hard work thus far and can't wait to help you finish out your studies.
  • Feb 21, 2019
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    A Worthy Challenge

    I found and enrolled in this program shortly after graduating with my Bachelor's. I already knew I wanted to pursue web development, and I figured having a program like this on my resume would help get my foot in more doors. I must say, the content of the course and the backing of the career services has provided me with the confidence to hop back into the job market armed with the right tools.

    Is it right for me?
    I am but a humble computer programmer who w...

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    Feb 24, 2019

    We're thrilled you enjoyed the program, Alexander! Thank you for sharing your boot camp journey and providing useful feedback for prospective students to keep in mind. Like you mentioned, this course is challenging but worth it. Congratulations on graduating, we're confident you will go on to do great things with your newfound knowledge!
  • Feb 20, 2019
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    Very good

    I just graduated from this course and it was an extremely good choice for someone that is ready to start a carreer. The staff is incredibly helpful and willing to help no matter how stressful or complicated the problem is that you are experiencing. the TA's not only just graduated from the course but continue to expand thier knowledge of the subject which in turn helps the students. after six months of extremely hard work and dedication I would recomend this course to anyone that has a goo...

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    Feb 24, 2019

    Way to go, Benjamin! We're happy you found our team to be helpful in navigating challenging problems. Congratulations on your recent graduation, we applaud all your hard work! Best of luck as you move forward.
  • Feb 20, 2019
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    A Great Course

    I just recently graduated from the course this past weekend, and I am very satisfied with it. The instructors are phenomenal, career services is very helpful, and I definitely feel like I learned a lot. I entered the course with some programming experience in Python, but no experience in web development. I am happy to say that I am now more than capable of building functional, complex websites and have already landed two job interviews, so clearly the skills that I've learned and projects ...

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    Feb 22, 2019

    Thank you for your review, Alec! We're thrilled you found our entire boot camp team to be helpful and supportive. We understand you would have liked to spend more time focusing on React. Our program prides itself on teaching students how to learn, providing a strong foundation they can use to master additional languages and concepts following graduation. We're constantly working on improving our curriculum to ensure individuals are learning the most valuable technologies, so we truly appreciate you sharing this feedback. Congratulations on graduating! All the best as you move forward.
  • Feb 19, 2019
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    I would highly recommend

    I have just finished and graduated from this program couple days ago.

    Before this course, I found couple alumni on  linkedin and asked them some questions regarding the course. After hearing positive responses from them I had decided to apply.

    Our program was 24 weeks long and we had classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. It was a flex program, so I did not have to quit from my job. Majority of the ...

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    Feb 20, 2019

    Amazing, Osman! We're happy to hear you successfully learned the fundamentals of full-stack web development and completely agree that although this course is not easy, with hard work and dedication you can master the material. Congratulations on your recent graduation and thank you for your review! We wish you all the best in your coding endeavors. 
  • Feb 17, 2019
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    Go in knowing nothing come out a Full Stack Developer

    Why choose SMU?

    Not only does this program provide incredible support and resources, well versed and experienced instructors, and some of the most dedicated TAs, but you have the added benefit of the SMU name when you leave which looks great on resumes and lets potential employers know you are serious.

    How is SMU's bootcamp different from the others?

    There are multiple reasons in my opinion that make SMU stand out. One is the overall passion the staff has ...

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    Feb 18, 2019

    Way to go, Niko! We're thrilled you had a positive student experience and felt supported by our entire instructional team. We love what we do, so reviews like yours truly resonate with us. Congratulations on graduating, we truly appreciate you sharing your boot camp journey! Best of luck in all your coding endeavors.
  • Feb 15, 2019
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    Full Stack Web Dev - Finally!!

    I just finished and graduate 2-16-19

    Should you attend?

    This is an easy yes!  I tried teaching myself how to code for about 2 years (on and off) before joining SMU Coding Bootcamp.  Once I got HTML and CSS I got to javascript and I just couldn't get myself to learn it.  The reason was that I wasn't consistent and I never tried building anything with the knowledge I had.  I kept bouncing from tutorial to tutorial.  Attending the boot camp fixed ...

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    Feb 15, 2019

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Julio! We're glad you benefited from the structure of the program and the support from our entire boot camp team. Great advice for prospective students: do not give up. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, we love receiving feedback like yours! We’re cheering you on as you move forward in your career.
  • Oct 11, 2018
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    Full Stack Web Developer

    It's always a little scary changing jobs. It's frightening changing careers.
    Fortunately, I chose the right one.

    In January 2018, my experience with coding was, well, Myspace layouts in the mid 2000's to junior computer science courses 7 years ago in high school. In July, I went from barely getting my way around a command line prompt to pumping out full-stack web applications I could be proud of.

    I will say, this is not a magic pill you can swallow, nor is it to be look...

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    Oct 15, 2018

    Amazing, Henry! We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback and providing prospective students a detailed glimpse of the boot camp journey. It's great to hear you enjoyed the curriculum and were supported by our entire instructional team. Congratulations on completing the course and on your exciting new career role! We wish you all the success in your future endeavors.
  • Jul 21, 2018
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    SMU Coding Bootcamp

    Hat's off to the entire staff that put together our Coding Bootcamp experience. Their passion for helping each student succeed far exceeded my expectations. As previously mentioned in the comments, the instructors are top industry professionals, knowledgeable about the technologies being taught and offer industry insight that you wouldn't get without on campus classes. You also have TA's available, ones that have already gone through the course with tremendous success. They understand the ...

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    Jul 26, 2018

    Thank you for your review, Jason! We are truly passionate about enabling student success, so we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our curriculum and our entire team of instructors, TAs, Student Success Manager, and career services. Like you mentioned, this course is fast-paced and demanding, but worth it. Congratulations on all the hard work you dedicated and on graduating from such a rigorous program! We wish you continued success in all your future goals. 

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$500 SMU Boot Camps Scholarship

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

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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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  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Dallas)
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Recent SMU Boot Camps News

Imogen Crispe
Published January 31, 2017
Welcome to the January 2017 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month we applaud initiatives that bring technology to underserved communities, we look at employment trends, and new coding schools and campuses. Plus, we hear a...
Liz Eggleston
Published February 09, 2016
You've heard of household bootcamps like Hack Reactor, General Assembly, and Flatiron School – but have you noticed universities that offer coding bootcamps? Universities have now been partnering with coding bootcamps since 2016, but these university coding bootcamps aren't all the same! Research your options below and find out which coding bootcamps offer college credit, which are part-tim...

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