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SMU Boot Camps

Akron, Dallas, Dallas

SMU Boot Camps

Avg Rating:5.0 ( 18 reviews )

Southern Methodist University (SMU) Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time, and 24-week, part-time web development courses, and 24-week, part-time data science, financial technology (FinTech), and cybersecurity courses in Dallas, TX and online. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Git, Java, and more. 

The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API Interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, Machine Learning, and more. Students will enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

The FinTech curriculum covers a host of popular tools and methods such as Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain.

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

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

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, mock interviews, one-on-one career coaching, and more. Upon program completion, students will receive a certificate in Data Science or a certificate in Full-Stack Web Development from SMU Professional and Online (SMU PRO) and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, data science, financial technology, or cybersecurity.

SMU Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,995
    Class size25
    LocationDallas
    At SMU Cybersecurity Boot Camp, 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. SMU Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Payment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,745
    Class size25
    LocationDallas
    This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the course, students will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing them to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Excel, Algorithms, Python, Machine Learning, Blockchain
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class size25
    LocationDallas
    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 work or college schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, only two days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours. Students have access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Payment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,995
    Class size25
    LocationDallas
    SMU Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationDallas
    SMU Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

2 Scholarships

  • $500 SMU Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive SMU 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.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Dallas)
  • $500 SMU Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive SMU 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.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Dallas)
    • Financial Technology - Part-Time (Dallas)
  • Coding Boot Camp
    - 2/14/2019
    Jeff Crump • Student
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    The course moved quickly, which is to be expected in a boot camp.  The in-class work and homework assignments were appropriate for learning the material that was presented in the lectures.  The expectation that was set before I started the class was that I would need to spend at least 15 hours a weeki outside of class to learn the material.  As it turns out, I needed to spend closer to 20 hours per week to keep up.  Overall, the course was both challenging and a lot of fun.  I would recommend this class to anyone who is motivated to become a developer but needs to develop the necessary skills.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of SMU Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 14 2019
    Congratulations on graduating, Jeff! We're glad you enjoyed the curriculum and the program as a whole. Like you mentioned, prospective students will have to spend extensive time outside the classroom to master the course material. Thank you for your review, we wish you the best in all your future endeavors!
  • Edwin Martinez • Graduate
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    This course is the one to take if you want teachers and student success managers that want to see you succeed. Not only do they support you all the way through the program through various avenues they also assist you in being career ready!
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of SMU Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 14 2019
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Edwin! We're passionate about what we do, so we're thrilled to hear you felt supported by our entire team. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best in your future aspirations!
  • Sandra Marquez • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
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    I relocated from El Paso, Tx to Dallas, Tx with the sole purpose of attending the
    SMU Coding Bootcamp. The entire process from the beginning to end was a delightful 
    journey. The program is well executed with plenty of support to aid you along 
    the way. Having a background in Logistics, this field was entirely new for me, but
    boy did I learn more than I could have ever expected. I learned to build games,
    create servers, work with libraries, store information on databases and so on. 
    The takeaway was substantial and now I am a new person. I went from having no 
    knowledge to building beautiful applications in the span of six months. As I 
    mentioned before the support offered was a great addition to the course. Having
    either your private tutor or a one on one in class in addition to the instructors
    support. Hats off to Mr. Shantanu, Carlos, Joey, Andrew and Kendrick for all their
    help along the way. I also would like to thank Norma for all her support and
    guidance on the journey towards employment with my new knowledge and I must add
    Netreia who was always there making sure all my needs were met throughout the entire
    course. I recommend this program to anyone who is thinking of either a) entering a
    new field or b) expanding their current knowledge within the industry. 

    Response From: Netreia McNulty of SMU Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Feb 05 2018
    Hi Sandra,

    Congratulations on completing the boot camp! We're glad that you found this course to be a delightful experience, and that you learned so many valuable new skills through our program.

    Receiving feedback like this makes us incredibly proud of our team as a whole for having provided you with the support you needed to be successful. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. We wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors.
  • Good Course
    - 10/19/2017
    Tyler Lackey • Jr. Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I had a good experience with SMU's coding bootcamp. All the teachers and TA's are real helpful and friendly. I landed a new postion as a Jr. Software Engineer a month or two before class had even ended. 

    Response From: Netreia McNulty of SMU Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Oct 23 2017
    Hi Tyler,

    Congratulations on your new position as a Jr. Software Engineer! We're glad that you had such a positive experience with this program. It makes us proud of our team to hear that your instructors and TA's provided you with the help you needed. We're cheering you on as you move forward in your career.
  • Colin McDonnell • Graduate
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    I attended the SMU coding bootcamp from April-October of 2017. Before taking this course I had no knowledge of web or software development. To be honest, I was not tech savy in the slightest. Fortunately my instructors were highly knowledgable and passionate about coding. Matt Vella was my teacher and I never felt left behind with his teaching style. He made sure we didn't move on to the next technology/language until we understood the current lesson. In just 6 months, Matt and the teacher assistants, Megan and Tiffany helped transform me into a confident developer. I am excited for my new career to start and cannot praise this program enough.

    Response From: Netreia McNulty of SMU Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Oct 23 2017
    Thank you so much for your review, Colin! We're thrilled to hear that our program has had such a positive impact on your career. We know the importance of quality instruction and academic support, so it's excellent that our instructors and TA's provided you with the guidance and assistance you needed to become a confident web developer.

    It means a lot to us that our program has earned your praise. We hope you're proud of all the hard work you put into this course. Congratulations on completing the program, we wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors.
  • Worth it
    - 2/14/2019
    Anonymous • Student
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    If you have the time, outside of your current job to dedicate to this program, it is worthwhile

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of SMU Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 14 2019
    Thank you for your review, we're happy to hear you found our program to be worthwhile! All the best as you move forward.