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SMU Boot Camps

Average Rating4.69
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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. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL and Git. The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL,...

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  • Diane Reeves
    Diane Reeves
    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
    Sep 16, 2020
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    Great Learning Experience

    Just graduated from the Southern Methodist University Full Stack Coding class and my background is graphic design and fashion design. So if this creative non technical person can learn coding, anyone can with the right program. The SMU part time 6 month program, was the right one for me. Great instruction from Bruce Van Horn and supportive patient TA's, Henry Winget and Tyler Calvert. This program also gives you a free tutor. William Jones was mine who was another asset to my journey of ...
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    Sep 16, 2020

    Thank you for sharing your boot camp experience, Diane! We appreciate you choosing our program to learn a completely new skillset and commend all the hard work you dedicated to your studies. Like you mentioned, this is a fast-paced course, one that will require extensive hours both inside and outside of the classroom, so we're glad you took advantage of our boot camp team's support. We also have to agree that Bruce, Henry, and Tyler are all pretty fantastic. Congratulations on graduating, we're rooting you on in all that you do! 
  • Andres Garcia
    Graduate • Cybersecurity - Part-Time • Dallas
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    Jun 21, 2023
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    Best Decision Ever!

    When I first considered a career path, I wanted something that was not only exciting but also offered ample growth opportunities. After careful research, I discovered that cybersecurity perfectly fit these criteria. It's a field that is constantly evolving, with new challenges and threats arising every day. The demand for cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high, mirroring the rapid advancement of technology in various industries. With this realization, I decided to embark on a...
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  • Jeremy Pierce
    Student • Financial Technology - Part-Time • Dallas
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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! 
  • Rob Lane
    Student • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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. 
  • Jeuel Viveros
    Jeuel Viveros
    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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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    Boot Camp Team of SMU Boot Camps

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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. 
  • Jonathan Alpart
    Jonathan Alpart
    Software Engineer • Student • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time • Dallas
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    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.
  • Alexander Osborn
    Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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!
  • Benjamin Arthur Massey
    Benjamin Arthur Massey
    Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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.
  • Alec Harris
    Alec Harris
    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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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    Boot Camp Team of SMU Boot Camps

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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.
  • Osman Caliskan
    Osman Caliskan
    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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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    Boot Camp Team of SMU Boot Camps

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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. 
  • Niko Roberts
    Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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.
  • Julio Sanchez
    Full Stack Developer • Student • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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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    Boot Camp Team of SMU Boot Camps

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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.
  • Henry Winget
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Dallas
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    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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    Boot Camp Team of SMU Boot Camps

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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.

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How much does SMU Boot Camps cost?

SMU Boot Camps costs around $13,995. On the lower end, some SMU Boot Camps courses like AI Boot Camp - Part-Time cost $12,745.

What courses does SMU Boot Camps teach?

SMU Boot Camps offers courses like AI Boot Camp - Part-Time, Cybersecurity - Part-Time, Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time, Full Stack Flex - Full-Time and 1 more.

Where does SMU Boot Camps have campuses?

SMU Boot Camps has an in-person campus in Dallas.

Is SMU Boot Camps worth it?

SMU Boot Camps hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 32 SMU Boot Camps alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed SMU Boot Camps on Course Report - you should start there!

Is SMU Boot Camps legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 32 SMU Boot Camps alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed SMU Boot Camps and rate their overall experience a 4.69 out of 5.

Does SMU Boot Camps offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like SMU Boot Camps offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

Can I read SMU Boot Camps reviews?

You can read 32 reviews of SMU Boot Camps on Course Report! SMU Boot Camps alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed SMU Boot Camps and rate their overall experience a 4.69 out of 5.

Is SMU Boot Camps accredited?

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