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University of Denver Boot Camps

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University of Denver Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.64 ( 55 reviews )

University of Denver Boot Camps are 12-week, full-time, or 24-week, part-time web development, UX/UI, data analytics, and cybersecurity courses, and 18-week, part-time digital marketing and tech project management courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.

The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

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

The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training you in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. You will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.

The technology project management program takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing in-demand technical, leadership, and business management skills. The curriculum covers requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning, and more.

Boot camp curricula are designed with the most in-demand market needs in mind. Students will enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. University of Denver Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and individuals who are actively pursuing a career change or 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 program completion and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and 1:1 career coaching. Successful students will receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from the University of Denver's University College.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,745
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver
    University of Denver Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, 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.
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    Financing Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment 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$11,745
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver
    This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning, and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Financing Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver
    University of Denver Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, Wordpress, and more, while also advancing campaign analysis technical skills.
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    Payment plans available
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    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
    OnlineFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver
    University of Denver Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Financing Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    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
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$10,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver
    University of Denver Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, 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.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Financing Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Technology Project Management - Part-Time

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    Scrum, Agile
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week18 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$8,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver
    University of Denver Technology Project Management Boot Camp prepares you to effectively lead technology projects across a variety of industries. Gain hands-on training in requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning, and more. Obtain the skills necessary to sit for the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master™ Level I Certification.
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    Payment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, User Experience Design, CSS
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver
    Get hands-on training and instruction in UX/UI design methodology, design software skills, front end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more. Maintain your current schedule by studying part-time, and apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Financing Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

2 Scholarships

  • $500 University of Denver Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive University of Denver 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 (Denver)
  • $500 University of Denver Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive University of Denver 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

    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Denver)
  • Maribel Rivera  User Photo
    Maribel Rivera • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    It is 100% true when they say that this course is fast paced, but with the help of my instructors, tutors, fellow classmates, and google I was able to gain the necessary skills to become a full stack web developer. I would recommend taking this bootcamp to anyone who is wanting to learn coding. I went in with no coding experience and now feel like I can continue in my journey to finding a career in web development.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Apr 12 2021
    We appreciate your review, Maribel! Like you noted, this is a fast-paced and challenging program but by utilizing all the available resources, including asking for support from our entire boot camp team and even your classmates, you can master the topics covered and succeed. Congratulations on completing the boot camp, we wish you all the best in your future coding endeavors! 
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    Chris • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    This course while hard in moments was a great learning experience. I now have the understanding of full stack development and clear vision of where to go next. 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Apr 08 2021
    Thank you, Chris! It's great to hear you successfully learned the fundamentals of full stack web development and were able to surpass challenging moments. Congratulations on completing the program and all the best moving forward! 
  • Jeffrey Lang  User Photo
    Jeffrey Lang • Managing Director • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I have a background in database technology and data analytics, but was looking for programming skills so that I could begin developing custom apps for my clients.  I worked on courses on Udemy, Coursera, and YouTube tutorials, but could never get all the pieces together.  

    The DU bootcamp put it all together.  In 6 months, part time, I was able to go from not knowing what an IDE is (that may be you right now) to being able to build a full stack web application with the confidence and knowledge that the only limit in my development career is my imagination.  

    We covered all major components of full-stack applications, including html, css, frameworks, express, mySQL, MongoDB, Node.js, and React.js.  I'm writing this three days after completing my final project, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the program.  So much so, that I came here to let you know it is a quality bootcamp, and delivers on everything promised.  

    I did not use the career services, as I have a job already that I love, but there is extensive support for those looking to get a job after the bootcamp.  The instructors, tutors, and support staff are all professionals and deliver on the mission of teaching you to code and getting you employed.  

    The other students in the class were amazing, and from varied background and skill levels.  We all learned from each other, and formed relationships that are continuing beyond the bootcamp.    

    The biggest challenge in this is that it is a lot of work, and you need to spend 20 to 30 hours a week between class and assignments if you want to get the most out of it.   The program that I took was all online, and that took nothing away from the experience.  Zoom is a great tool, and our instructor would code us through the solutions after we worked in breakout rooms on them.  There is a lot of coding in this course, and it is very well structured.

    I can't really think of any drawbacks to the program.  It taught me everything I wanted to learn and how to find and learn the things that will allow me to become a better programmer in the future.      
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Tuesday, Mar 23 2021
    Incredible, Jeffrey! We appreciate you choosing our program to further your programming skills. We're happy you enjoyed the curriculum and made lifelong connections with your classmates. Like you noted, this is a challenging course, one that will require extensive time on mastering the material covered so we commend all your hard work. Great advice on utilizing career services as well as all the available instructional support to get ahead and prepared to enter the job market. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp, we truly appreciate your review! We're rooting you on in all your new coding endeavors!
  • Amazing!
    - 3/13/2021
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    Ashley • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I took the Data Analytics course and it honestly was the most amazing time I had. If I could go back I would definitely have talked to my peers more. It was online though due to covid and I am sad that we don't get to have an official graduation. But I would definitely do it again if given the chance and try another course. Svitlana, Talon, Jae Jun, and Joe were the best group of people to have as teachers and guides. :)
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Mar 22 2021
    Amazing, Ashley! We're thrilled to hear you had a positive boot camp experience and couldn't agree more that Svitlana, Talon, Jae Jun, and Joe are all pretty fantastic. Congratulations on successfully completing the program and thank you for your review! All the best moving forward.
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    Vincent McGargill • Web Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I would 100% recommend taking this course to anyone who is serious about becoming a developer. I ended up landing a job as a Web Developer a month after completing this course. It's very educational, they teach you some very useful stuff about JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Databases, MySQL, MongoDB, React, Express, and Node.js. Stuff I did not know before. They teach you the latest technologies and ways of doing things. So if you are looking for a career that involves those skills, languages, and technologies then this course is for you. 

    Going in, I had a little bit of coding experience as an intern and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration but I had a lot of trouble getting a real job full time as a developer because of a lack of experience and no CS degree. I couldn't even get an interview, they'd just look at my resume and say we have chosen someone else as it is a very competitive industry and these positions are not easy to land. But I'm happy to say that this Bootcamp made a difference and it helped me get a job as a Web Developer. It was totally worth the money and time.

    I would advise not to go into this class with no prior coding knowledge, skills, or abilities because this Bootcamp is not exactly cheap. There were a few dropouts that I noticed and I think it might be because they could not handle it because coding is not for everyone. Before signing up for this program, if you have 0 knowledge or experience coding then I would suggest trying building your own website on your own time just to try it out and see if you can self-teach yourself about the basics of HTML, CSS, Javascript, GIT, servers, and databases. If you can self teach yourself how to build a super basic website by using resources available for free online, push it to GitHub, and deploy it on a live website like Heroku with a backend database with no instructors or direct help, just using Google Search, Stack Overflow, documentation, and YouTube tutorials, then this Bootcamp will be like cake. But if you have absolutely 0 experience and this is your first time ever doing anything with HTML or CSS then this Bootcamp might become very difficult. Going into this, I had 2 years of internship experience in IT and that experience included quite a bit of code writing and development so I have been around the block a few times going in and I knew this was perfect for me. I already knew basic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, as well as other subjects such as Java, Python, SQL databases, web servers, and mobile app development. That experience really made the Bootcamp easier and it really gave me the confidence that this was a perfect career path for me. I don't think this would apply to someone who is just exploring their options and finding out if this is what they want to do.

    They tell you the Bootcamp is going to be difficult and that it's meant to be overwhelming to you. Again, if you have 0 experience and know nothing then it probably will be difficult. But if you already know what you are doing and if you already have experience developing apps, databases, and learning programming languages then this Bootcamp won't be too difficult. The homework assignments are very easy, simple, they hand you things on a silver platter, and they give you great opportunities to deploy stuff online that you can eventually demonstrate to potential employers in an interview. That's a very good thing because the company that hired me was looking at the stuff that I had built and deployed online during the interview process and viewed it live during the interview. The company that hired me also needed someone who was good with JavaScript and frameworks such as React.js and the new skills this Bootcamp gave me have really helped me perform well with this new job.

    Advice for people signing up: If you are going to go through with this program and you are looking for a job, definitely go through the career service program. The career service professionals definitely know what they are doing and give golden advice in regards to your resume, LinkedIn, portfolio, GitHub, what to say or do during the interview process, and they apparently have a job search board and are willing to be a reference for a job. I didn't need the reference or the job search board because I got one on my own, but they did a great job at helping me rebuild my resume to be competitive in the industry and to fine-tune my LinkedIn, GitHub, brand statement, and portfolio.

    To give some constructive criticism: I would suggest updating the curriculum more often. The curriculum seemed like it was already over a year old. I think they should update the curriculum as often as possible, and I know this is the same curriculum that other colleges use throughout the country for their own Bootcamps. The thing is programming languages such as JavaScript and frameworks such as React are constantly changing, adapting, and improving day by day. I noticed some of the package.JSON files had really old versions of technology and it seemed like the curriculum was last updated in 2018-2019. It also seemed like some of the stuff they taught was over a year or two old. I would suggest updating the curriculum at least once a year and maybe once a month. I mean don't get me wrong, they do a great job updating it. The fact that they taught React Class Components AND React hooks, and they even had a lesson on how to upgrade from Class Components to hooks. Why is this important? Because react hooks are just better, more efficient, and easier to read/write than Class Components. Also because a ton of people are still using React Class Components and they might need to update it to hooks to use fewer lines of code and less redundancy.

    To the Bootcamp: I would also ultimately suggest refining the curriculum's example codebase. There was one lecture where they were demonstrating MVC design and ORMs such as sequelize and I noticed they gave an extra step on one of the layers that was just pointless. it really was pointless, I even asked the instructor why did they add in that extra step, and even he agreed to me that the extra step was pointless and it was the curriculum. My point being is that the curriculum is not completely flawless and does have some "?" moments.

    I would also suggest always making group projects optional and give students the solo option. some of us are just trying to get through the Bootcamp and don't need some amateurs who don't know what they're doing slowing us down. It is good to get that group work skills. But some of us don't need it. Thanks for letting me work on my project alone. It gave me the chance to develop something that was outright impressive for my capstone and to use it as a demonstration for potential employers.

    Overall, as I have said before, I would give this Bootcamp a 10/10 and would 100% recommend it to someone who is really serious about writing code for their career and wants to become a developer but they need more skills, experience, if they are a computer science major, or if they aren't and computer science major and they are having troubles getting an interview or a job. If that is you right now, then this Bootcamp is perfect for you.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Feb 12 2021
    Amazing, Vincent! We're thrilled you successfully learned the fundamentals of full stack web development and landed an exciting new role.

    Like you noted, our course is designed for both experienced and novice beginners and we couldn't agree more that if you are willing to put in the hard work, you will find the learning experience to be extremely rewarding. We strive to expose students to the type of environment and work they can expect as a professional programmer, so it's great to hear you benefited from working on real-world projects. 

    Great advice for prospective students—taking advantage of the career services portion of the program can help set you up for success when it comes time to step out into the job market. We're constantly working to optimize our boot camp offerings and feedback like yours helps us do just that. 

    Congratulations on completing the course and thank you for your review! We can't wait to see what you'll continue to accomplish with your skills moving forward. 
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    Andrea • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The 18-weeks boot camp was an amazing course and far exceeded my expectations. This program was extremely helpful and hands-on the actual work. It was probably the most impactful training course I have ever attended.  I feel much more confident about my skills in Digital marketing. I was really impressed with the technical and "human" support I received during and after the Bootcamp. I'm amazed at how much material was packed in 18 weeks and how much I learned and retained. I highly recommend this boot camp to anyone who wants to level up on their skills. 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
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    Monday, Feb 08 2021
    Thank you for sharing your boot camp experience, Andrea! We're glad to hear the program exceeded your expectations and that you benefited from the hands-on curriculum. We strive to be responsive to all our students throughout the learning journey, so we're thrilled this was assistance was of value to you. Congratulations on finishing the boot camp and all the best in your future endeavors! 
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    Meg • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I've had many career ideas over the years and in an attempt to get in the medical field the idea of seven more years exhausted me and after having witnessed my husband complete a full stack bootcamp with Thinkful successfully and get a job in a few months it looked more and more like a solid option. So when I revisited bootcamp options and saw that Design was popping up everywhere I spoke to the Designer at my husband's company and felt strongly it was a solid direction to go in.

    The bootcamp is part time, three classes a week for a few hours at a time. Everything is online right now which has pros and cons, especially with the last minute change making the curriculum a little sloppy. The work outside of class depends on how much you put in of course but a good estimate is at least ten hours each week. There are lots of templates and activities and sometimes they don't make sense or the teachers would disagree with the material which was frustrating - especially since you don't have any spare time. 

    The curriculum is split between UX, UI and coding with two months each: The UX portion was nice and all about research and how to interview and put together a product based on research. The UI portion was somewhat lacking because some basic graphic design elements were thrown out there and needed to be understood but there wasn't much time to absorb it all. My TA highly recommended finding a UI course to go over that material again to better soak in the information because of its breadth. It is nice that the course has UI at all I will say. Lastly there was coding and it was a mixed bag. The goal was to get you 'code-conversational' with developers to better work in a team, but with assignments to go with it and how much was taught it was hard to feel like any of the knowledge would stick.

    The instruction team stayed the same for the entire bootcamp (besides a coding instructor brought in for coding lessons) and it felt like it took away from the experience at times when the teachers didn't have much knowledge on some topics occasionally. However a large frustration was the feeling that the instructors didn't go over the material beforehand to be able to correct templates or answer questions about it. In addition to that, with the pace of the course it can be hard to see how fast due dates are coming with homework assignments and project changes and most of my questions for date clarity would not be answered because they wouldn't know. Those questions might have been for someone with a different role like the success coach for the class but we didn't see her too often. 

    Overall, this is a great bootcamp option to get the foundation to build upon (which is what any bootcamp will give you given the time frames). Putting a university on your resume instead of the name of a company can feel like a simple perk that feels a bit worth it. The small drawbacks feel worth the advantages, especially if changes are made after feedback. I'd recommend reaching out to designers on LinkedIn and in local groups to talk to Real People and get a better idea, especially since this field is so new and everyone has a recent story of how they broke into it.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Nov 30 2020
    We appreciate your review, Meg! Thank you for choosing our boot camp to make a significant career change.

    Like you noted, your cohort did experience a disruption due to COVID-19 that resulted in your studies transitioning online for the health and safety of all participants. We worked to leverage existing technologies and processes to move our courses online efficiently and are confident that our course can be delivered successfully through this virtual format. However, we understand that this unplanned change did require some adjustments and apologize for any inconvenience this caused.

    It's great to hear you enjoyed the user interface portion of the curriculum. We're constantly working to optimize our course material and feedback like yours helps us to do just that. We also understand that you felt your instructors were not always able to answer all questions in detail. While our instructors do have a minimum of three years' experience in the field, each instructor's area of expertise can vary, and all cohorts are recorded for quality assurance, monitoring instructor performance, and their overall knowledge base in order to provide feedback to help instructors further develop their teaching skills.

    We're glad you successfully learned the fundamentals of UX/UI. We commend all your hard work and are rooting you on in all your future endeavors!
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    I enrolled in this UX/UI bootcamp because I wanted to get a general education about UX and UI. The instructor, TAs, and career services were genuinely interested in seeing me succeed! Even during this pandemic, and when all our classes were moved online, everyone was so willing to be flexible in order to ensure that us students get the most out of the bootcamp. 

    To any prospective students, I highly recommend enrolling in a bootcamp to jumpstart/pivot your career into a new field!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Aug 21 2020
    Way to go, Kathryn! Our entire boot camp team is truly passionate about enabling student success, so we're thrilled this resonated with you. Like you mentioned, your cohort did experience a disruption due to COVID-19 that resulted in your studies transitioning online for the health and safety of all participants. We're happy to hear this unplanned change was delivered successfully and that you benefited from our online format. 

    Congratulations on completing the program, we truly appreciate your review! All the best moving forward. 
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    This program will give you a goldmine of skills on which you can build! How to utilize those skills is a choice. I was lucky enough to have Sarah Cullen as a guide to an amazing new journey.

    • What makes this bootcamp better than others?
    Two years ago, I attended an introductory course at another bootcamp. One amazing thing DU offers is amazing organization and stability. When a TA calls in sick or gets a tech job, there will be an accredited substitute there within the hour! Also, this bootcamp gives academic grades. This allows you to be able to be accountable, while being part of proud program which isn't one that simply gives anyone a certificate for showing up. 

    • Does anyone ever not finish?
    There will likely be a few people with whom you will not complete the program; however, I can personally guarantee you that if you turn things in on time, put in effort, communicate/be engaged, you will not fail. Some people don't finish because they are behind, doing homework in class instead of the activities or shutting down and ceasing communication with resources.

    • Is this program worth the tuition?
    Absolutely! This program provides a huge competitive advantage. This program offers an amazing amount of resources, it is the student's choice on how to utilize them. This is a program for self-starters --- students who can soak up information and make it their reward. If you have ever considered yourself a lackluster student, I would deem any bootcamp a predatory investment. Job assistance will provide you with good information that you will likely be using in an independent job search. 

    • Struggles to overcome in class:
    You will compare yourself to everyone. Just know that everyone is struggling and feeling behind, and they likely will keep a poker face. Most students don't get most in-class activities; just be present, engaged and don't let it disenchant you! You'll need to make this program your entire life to succeed. Your learning will disguise itself as struggling. There will be a point at which everything will click - just be dedicated and strong! 

    • How to take the next step:
    Be picky regarding from whom you solicit advice. Research the student experience to choose a program in which you'll be a great fit. Take a simple introductory JavaScript course online to prepare. If you've already been approved, do the pre-coursework to the best of your ability! Don't overwhelm and upset yourself - start small and get acquainted with coding.

    Your hard work will absolutely pay off, and will result in a life-changing experience! Feel free to reach out to me regarding questions/bootcamp support or about my experience at (LinkedIn.com/in/Leah-Linux). You'll be making a great choice by devoting yourself to this wonderful program! 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, May 21 2020
    Amazing, Leah! We appreciate you sharing your student experience with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed the program structure and benefited from the support of our entire instructional team. 

    Great advice on overcoming obstacles in class — we completely agree that staying dedicated, present, and engaged are great motivators to keep in mind. When you reach that "lightbulb moment" where everything clicks, you realize that all your hard work is definitely worth it. Congratulations on successfully completing the program and thank you for your recommendation! We wish you all the best in your coding endeavors.
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    I completed the Full Stack Flex - Full Time Boot Camp March 10, 2020. The class goes into a good layer of detail in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, NoSQL, SQL, NodeJS, ExpressJS, and ReactJS (almost in that order). The course gives you the confidence and understanding to take on most jr level developer roles. 

    I am really grateful to have taken the course and I can't say enough great things about the Instructor Sara. She by far made the course what it was. She has numerous years experience in the developer work force and is a patient teacher. On rare occasions she did not have an answer, she would find, learn and then cover the answer the following day. She was awesome!!

    I also must stress, the course is what you make out of it. I did not work during the three month course and poured an additional 30+ hours a week into studying, homework , and additional learning. This is a must!

    As for job assistance, I felt it a little lack luster, I am nearly 30 and felt that the job assistance and coaching was geared more for early 20's looking for their first job. It may be more beneficial for a younger student. I ended keeping up with the career milestones, but never really spoke to my career adviser. With this in mind, I couldn't give an accurate scoring of their services. 

    Overall, 10 out of 10 on the course. If Sara C. is still with the program, go now!! Worth every penny! I am one week out of the course and will start work, with an aggressive pay, in a technology I am excited about next Monday! That is an incredible ROI!!
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Mar 20 2020
    Thank you, McCabe! We're happy to hear you had a positive student experience and enjoyed your instructor — we also think Sara is pretty amazing. 

    Like you noted, this course is what you make out of it and devoting additional time both inside and outside of the classroom will definitely help you better understand and master the material covered. We're always optimizing our boot camp offerings, so we appreciate your feedback.

    Congratulation on successfully completing the program! We commend all the hard work you dedicated throughout the past few months and are rooting you on in all your future coding endeavors. 
  • DU Coding Boot Camp
    - 12/19/2019
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    A 24-week intensive program focused on gaining technical programming skills in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, Bootstrap, Firebase, Node Js, MySQL, MongoDB, Express, Handelbars.js & ReactJS

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Dec 20 2019
    Thanks for your review, Obiageli! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the program curriculum. Congratulations on completing the boot camp! All the best moving forward.
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    After teaching myself some super basics using online resources, my partner finally convinced me to apply to a boot camp so a professional could help me with the things Google could not. I was nervous working full-time while going to school part-time, but I actually enjoyed the challenge! I've had friends go through intense 12-week boot camps and feel like they didn't always have the time to fully grasp and practice the concepts, whereas having a whole week on most assignments really helped me to utilize all the resources, get in some extra practice, and spend time learning rather than cramming. Sarah Cullen and all the TAs are amazing resources and teachers. Through my experience in this boot camp, I not only found a passion for coding but for challenging myself to continue pushing through the hard parts and always keep learning. I can't wait to put my new skills to use!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Denver Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Dec 19 2019
    Amazing, Madison! We're happy to hear you found a passion for coding and continuously challenged yourself throughout the program. We're thrilled you found our instructional team to be great resources—we also think Sarah is pretty fantastic.

    Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp and thank you for your review! We're confident you will go on to achieve great things with your newfound skills.