Introducing: The Tech Academy Portland's Pro-Series
The key to success in software development is remembering that your learning doesn't stop once you graduate from a coding bootcamp or university. Whether it's signing up for a course, learning on the job, or self study, continuing to grow your skills will help you advance your career and stay relevant in an ever-evolving industry. Graduates of most coding bootcamps have an entry-level skill. In in order to "climb the ladder" in the industry, you'll need to commit to strengthening your experience through continual study.
For those looking to quickly advance their skills, an advanced training course can be a a great option. The Tech Academy, in addition to training beginners through their coding bootcamps, provides training for working software developers and experienced coders through their Pro-Series courses.
Continuing Education for Bootcamp Grads
The main purpose of The Tech Academy's Pro-Series classes is to provide graduates of coding bootcamps with additional education to further their software development skills. Rapid upskilling for working software developers can result in higher pay, career advancement and greater overall success.
Jack Stanley, Co-Founder of The Tech Academy, had this to say about continuing education, "Boot camps grads should be able to perform the basic duties assigned to them by their employer. But in my mind the endgame isn't that they work as junior-level developers for the rest of their lives, it's that they continue to enhance their skills and move up to mid-senior level positions. Through hard work and continual learning, this can be accomplished in 3-5 years. We developed the Pro Series to help take some of the required time out of the equation."
The Tech Academy's Pro-Series offers advanced training in multiple in-demand subjects. There are many possible directions to build up your skill set, so The Tech Academy developed courses covering some of the most sought after topics. These include:
- DevOps, short for "Development Operations" – a combination of practices that speed up software development.
- .NET Core, an open-source, cross-platform software framework.
- Automated Testing using Selenium, software that automates testing.
The Pro-Series courses will be held at The Tech Academy's headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Each class is 4 weeks long, meeting once per week for 3 hours. Students are given practical assignments and study material to be completed through the week.
Advanced Training Subjects
DevOps is a marriage between software development and information technology operations. Information technology operations (abbreviated "ops") are the set of all processes and services used by technology employees and/or their clients, to run a business. DevOps is the combination of administration and technology. It covers every aspect of developing software, from start to finish, and includes project management. Training in DevOps is in-demand and there are many companies looking for individuals knowledgeable in this subject.
.NET Core is a newly released framework from Microsoft that can be used on Windows, Linux and macOS operating systems. It fully supports C# and is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand skills looked for in C# and .NET developers.
Testing can be performed manually by users or QA professionals. Selenium software allows testers to automate the process by running programs that perform series of predetermined tests – reporting errors, bugs, etc. It rapidly increases test time and can catch issues that may be missed otherwise.
All of the skills covered by The Tech Academy's Pro Series can greatly enhance your value as a developer to tech companies. You can register to attend these classes in-person at The Tech Academy Portland here:
- React Level 1 (April 30 - May 21)
- Mean Stack Level 1 (May 1 - May 22)
- DevOps Level 1 (May 2 - May 22)
- Automated Testing with Selenium Level 1 (May 4 - May 25)
- .NET Core Level 1 (May 5 - May 26)