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Ubiqum Code Academy

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid

Ubiqum Code Academy

Avg Rating:3.98 ( 40 reviews )

Ubiqum Code Academy is an immersive, 4 to 5-month Data Analytics & Java Coding bootcamp with campuses in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Barcelona, Spain and Berlin, Germany. If you are looking for a career in Technology or Data Analytics, Ubiqum is one of the few schools that offers a guarantee of employability, worth 50% of your course value. Ubiqum Code Academy's structured curriculum gradually rises in complexity until students are performing comfortably on a daily basis. Students will be able to think like a professional and immerse themselves into a real-life team environment. 

The Ubiqum experience is unique for the learning methodology used. Called "Story Centered Curriculum," it has been developed by world-class instructional designers led by Roger C. Schank, founder of the Institute for the Learning Sciences and well renowned cognitive scientist and AI researcher from the University of Stanford and who also taught at the University of Carnegie Mellon and Silicon Valley. 

At Ubiqum, students are placed into real world simulated projects with the help of professional mentor support. Ubiqum also provides professional career services.

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  • Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Full-Time On-site

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost9,900
    Class size20
    LocationMadrid, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin
    In 5 months (800hrs), we take beginners with zero experience and turn them into data analysts. There is no pre-course work, which means everyone starts in the same position. This is a full-time, on-site immersive course. By the end of this course you’ll be able to use a range of data analysis tools to help any company make better business decisions. You will bring valuable skills to your new workplace, such as interpreting significant patterns, applying data mining to business and engineering tasks, and making predictions based on data sets.
    Financing
    Deposit400€ - 1.500€ deposit
    Financing
    • We offer different lending partners in each country. 
    Tuition Plans- Standard Payment - Upfront Payment (10% disc.) - 50/50 Payment - Special Conditions (Contact Us)
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNone! Although we look for statistical backgrounds.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Part Time Offsite

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost5,500
    Class size10
    LocationMadrid, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona
    In 450 hours, we take beginners with zero experience and turn them into data analysts. There is no pre-course work, which means everyone starts in the same position. By the end of this course you’ll be able to use a range of data analysis tools to help any company make better business decisions. You will bring valuable skills to your new workplace, such as interpreting significant patterns, applying data mining to business and engineering tasks, and making predictions based on data sets.
    Financing
    Deposit€400 deposit
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    • Pay in installments
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNone! Although we look for statistical backgrounds.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development with Java, Full-Time On-site

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    CSS, Front End, Git, HTML, Java, JavaScript, jQuery, Mobile, MySQL, Scrum, Android
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost9,900
    Class size30
    LocationAmsterdam, Madrid, Berlin, Barcelona
    In 5 months, we take beginners with zero experience and turn them into web developers. This requires no pre-course work. This is a full-time, on-site immersive course. You’ll arrive at 9.00 in the morning and leave at 17.00 every day. As a full stack Java developer, you will be working on the front-end but also on the “server-side” of websites; developing the code that creates and maintains user accounts, stores, and retrieves data. This skillset will help you become a fully rounded developer. You will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java and much more.
    Financing
    Deposit400€ - 1.500€ deposit
    Financing
    • We use lending partners in each country. 
    Tuition Plans- Standard Payment - Upfront Payment (10% disc.) - 50/50 Payment - Special Conditions (Contact Us)
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNone!
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development with JavaScript, Full-Time On-site

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    CSS, Express.js, Front End, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Mobile, MongoDB, Node.js, React.js, Scrum
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost6,500
    Class size20
    LocationMadrid, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam
    Designed for students with absolutely no prior programming knowledge, you will learn to code and become a Front-End “MERN Stack” Developer (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Vue, and Bootstrap to name a few), and “MERN Stack” (MongoDB, Express, React and Node.js). Because the program covers both front and back-end programming, after 500hrs, you'll become a full stack developer, ready to land a job in the opportunity-rich world of tech. This program is aimed at anyone that wants to get their coding career started. “MERN” is an acronym for four tools: MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js. These four tools, when integrated together as a stack architecture, allow you to perform certain back-end functions without having to learn a whole new back-end language. While traditional back-end languages like Java remain very popular both with developers and companies, “MERN Stack” is growing in popularity and is a vital addition to the coder’s toolset.
    Financing
    Deposit400€ - 1.500€ deposit
    Financing
    • We use lending partners in each country.
    Tuition Plans- Standard Payment - Upfront Payment (10% disc.) - 50/50 Payment - Special Conditions (Contact Us)
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNone!
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Moc • Graduate
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    The course content and projects are outdated, without proper theory to help on the practice.
    The mentors are ridiculously under skilled and not experienced. Mentoring is not mental coaching in coding as they like to say, before they turn sour on you for asking them a question instead of sit down and figure your shit alone while paying 9900euros.
    The administration is in limbo.
    The job support is one of those huge marketing lie promising what they can't offer.
  • Laure Beel • Student
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    You wished you've paid for skilled and knowledgeable mentors. Their ridiculous assumption that a mentor is there for cheering and not teaching is to hide from their shortcoming. No care from mentors, busy chatting, job hunting or doing their own learning online.
    Their standup meeting and presentations are all about marketing and 0 tech science orientation...the intend to copy and turn us into Shark tank, Dragon den suitors was ridiculous, but we had to do it, waste time, when we'd rather study and learn more... their so called flexibility.
    Indeed in the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed are kings. Our early ignorance was a bliss for them.
    Almost 10 000euros for 30minutes daily meeting with a mentor, to sit in a business location, in front of your computer, in CROWDED TABLES receiving new students each month, and others giving up the week after.  Students are complaining behind closed door, afraid to receive backlashes from mentors.


    Management NEVER replied to our emails, the turnaround at the headquarter is terribly high, guess why.
    The curriculum in class was maybe well priced at 4000$ few years ago,  but they bumped the price and extended to play among the BEST worldwide bootcamps , but they are providing VERY POOR services.

    I won't even start with their not updated websites ( so many broken links), tons of youtube videos, old case-studies. Mostly R, when the environment is fast pace, and Python should be added. Their AWS training is shameful,  one week to learn AWS. Furthermore, beyond student fees , we had to pay more for AWS practice.

    Well, Job support, IN THE NETHERLANDS, THERE HAVE 0 SUPPORT, NO NETWORK, We met some past students, they are still job hunting. You job hunt, apply to a certain number of applications you found on your own...

    Management should pay us back some tuitions, we paid full tuitions for in-class and half was done online ( we all suffer from Covid financial cost, use dour savings, not able to find a job etc)
  • Hans • Student
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    2 weeks into the program ( the refundable fees), they wanted us to write reviews, most did, so the 4 or 5 stars. I waited and indeed here are the facts, you pay 10000euros for :
    % 0 administrative support in the Amsterdam campus, never heard from the office after the tuitions were paid. 
    % free youtube videos, a platform with tons of broken links
    % potentially 10minutes with 2 of the graduate-students/mentors annoyed at your questions.  They would rather play on their computer, chat with their colleagues, or even flirt around.
    The mentors have a very limited theory and not enough coding practice. Not enough professional experience to help you understand the way business is done in that fast pace environment, just dummy stories found online.
    I saw several students finishing the day frustrated without any mentorship all day along after long waiting periods. Others scared and apologizing when asking 5 minutes of mentorship.  

    Ubiqum does not have business connections in the Netherlands as advertised. 
    I earn my bread by the sweat of my brow, I saved for that bootcamp, and sadly here I am.
  • Sir • Graduate
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    During this pandemic, I am learning the same or more from Free Online material! I thought my 9900euros will provide me with more tools, I was fooled by their marketing.

    Here is the 9900 euros favorite "story telling" methodology from Ubiqum :
    - a daily gross copy of the American standups will suffice. 
    - we're 2 mentors at most, over a dozen students; each group has a different starting date. So, please book a 15 mns appointment max. daily.
    - here are your 10000 youtube videos and tons of free online material gathered for you. And, you have access to Ubiqum website right? Cool, just follow the plan of attack and drink tons of coffee if available! 
    - hey, a presentation of the project is expected, a bit earlier than scheduled. Sorry, for that one, we have to be on schedule. Just do it, everything will make sense after the bootcamp. May the forces be with you! 
     
    And, oh please do not bother us unless you really want us to avoid you, follow the plan of attack, finish the projects. We are mentors and not teachers. "HERE AT UBIQUM WE DO NOT TEACH THE THEORY". Go back to your seat, we have to prepare more space for the upcoming newbies, go back to our own learning too, and enjoy some chats etc. 

    Okay, soooo no theory. Then tons of practice and surely plenty of work experience that could serve us, right?! 
    After hearing the feedbacks given by the mentors to some students far more 'experienced' than them, I got my answers.Even in the Netherlands, none of us dare to be direct. It Is funny how the Web development students envy the apparent 'structured' Data Analytics department. We bite our tongue too long, expecting things to get better. 
    Unfortunately, the 10days refund period is gone. Anyways, I am still waiting for a reply from the head office in Spain. So, who am I kidding? 
    My money is so gone, and good luck finding a job in the field within 6 months per as Ubiqum ads with my current skills.
  • Phibe • Student
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    I was a student at a Ubiqum bootcamp in Amsterdam. The best thing I can say about the bootcamp is that the learning content itself is good. If you're a good self-learner you should opt for the online version of the bootcamp. Although at 5000€ the online course is still expensive compared to the best worldwide online bootcamps. Better yet, google some learning resources and save yourself the money. The 9900€ on-site bootcamp is a total waste of money, especially considering there is no Python in the curriculum. Some professionals just wanting to upgrade their skills did skip the jobsearch section and save 20%.
    The rest of the bootcamp suffers from major problems. First of all, the ratio of students to mentors is way off.  It was at most 2 Mentors for 10-20 students during the bootcamp, with some time with only one. This resulted in very little interaction between students and mentors. Mentors were not very happy to be disturbed with questions while doing their own things; "oh well, its a self learning class" they said. So why would anyone pay 4000 extra for the on-site version rather than the online? Since the mentors were both recent graduates of the same program I could relate to them as a new coder but they had trouble addressing questions that reached beyond the exact content of the materials. 
    The promise of finding a job in Amsterdam after completing this R oriented bootcamp was unrealistic. The 20-week bootcamp has only 14 weeks dedicated to learning code. 
  • Egle • Junior Software Developer • Graduate
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    When I started the bootcamp at Ubiqum, I knew very little about coding.  4 months later, I got my first job as a Junior Developer. 
    I can honestly recommend this course to anyone eager to learn and ready to invest their time and energy. The method applied at Ubiqum really works - it is incredible how much you can learn during this relatively short time. From day one you start working on your own projects and you are guided through diverse challenges in the way that teaches you to work autonomously and find solutions to problems yourself. 
    To me, it was an amazing experience in a friendly, nurturing environment with inspiring and supportive people. 

  • Ernesto Olivier • Graduate
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    The greatest part of Ubiqum is the methodology because you never stop practising, making mistakes and learning from them. 

    I would recommend it 100% because I've learn so much and I saw how colleagues here who came with no coding experience whatsoever and what they’re producing is really good!

    It will always work if you are focused and committed.

  • Java Developer
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    One of the best decisions I made in my life. I took a risk signing up for a bootcamp I didn't know if I would like or if it would really help me land a job, but it totally worked out.

    The environment, the mentors, the partners... everything was great. The staff working there was flawless aswell. They made me feel part of a family for 5 months and they thaught me the necessary skills to go out there on my own and find myself a job.

    I could go on and on about the academy, but really...if you want to do a bootcamp, you better sign up for this one and then you will get to experience everything and see I was right.

  • Mikel De Juan
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    I decided to start this part time course for 3 main reason:

    1.-  From my experience most of this educational courses offers a theorical and general contexto of data analysis, but this one, gives you a REAL theorical and practical knowledge of what data analysis and how to code through R.

    2.- I can combine my day a day job with this course. It offers the needed flexibility to adapt to high work moments and still continue working in the task.

    3.- Finally, it gives you the chance to apart from the course background, start your own data project in your work.

    Very happy with the content, the mentors and the results. Sometimes its hard but worth it.

  • Bruno Ortiz • Graduate
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    The learning experience at Ubiqum was amazing, the work environment was very pleasant and I got to meet a lot of interesting people who were also trying to change their career just like me. 
    At Ubiqum, they use the Learn by Doing methodology. That means that instead of having lessons like in a typical course, I was embedded into a work environment simulation from day 1 with client requirements to cater to and deadlines to abide to. This really taught me how the day-to-day life of a developer goes and how to be effective in such situations. To accomplish the fictional client's request, all the class was given a Plan of Attack outlining one possible way to solve the tasks and a set of related resources to learn how to go about solving it. I found this very interesting since you not only learn the basics on web development but also how and where to find high-quality information on the web. 
    The program itself is slow at first but it ramps up as we learned more and more concepts. It really takes dedication from the students and the will to learn and improve yourself as a person. Upon finishing the program, I not only knew how to build a web page's front and back end, but I felt confident that I could build on the strong basic structure that Ubiqum gave me and learn on my own how to use further tools and frameworks that my future employers could require.

    This is not an easy course, it takes real dedication and the will to learn. But this is the best simulation of what the actual work-life of a developer is and I am 100% satisfied with my experience at Ubiqum.

  • Pau Flores • Data Scientist • Graduate
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    In 5 months, you can learn basics of data mining and machine learning using the methodology "learning by doing". A nice work space for learning basics in R programming, statistics, machine learning, and also developing data analysis knowledge from a business point of view, with the help of your mentors.

  • Learn By doing
    - 7/13/2017
    Rafaela • Graduate
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    I was looking for a system to learn web-development but never had time, proper tools and plan of attack to start studying by my self/on-line platforms. Ubiqum offered the ideal conditions and I could start from zero, with basic and important topics such as HTML5, CSS and JavaScript among others in the front-end web development bootcamp. I would say that Ubiqum is a great code academy for those that are looking for some learn by doing experience, good environment and guidance to give the first steps into this career. 

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