About Berkeley Boot Camps
Berkeley Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time courses in web development; 24-week, part-time courses in data analytics, UX/UI, cybersecurity and financial technology (FinTech) and 18-week, part-time digital marketing and technology... Read More
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 fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain and more.
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.
Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll in the bootcamps, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Berkeley 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 graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 mentor support, soft skills training and more. Upon program completion, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from Berkeley Extension, and will build a portfolio of projects in our web development, data analytics, UX/UI, digital marketing, financial technology or technical project management programs and gain skills applicable to industry certifications in our cybersecurity program.
Berkeley Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.
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Berkeley 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.
Berkeley 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.
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 current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, and gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training and 1:1 coaching.
Berkeley 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.
Average Ratings (All Programs)
- Greer Relphorde
- Full-Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time
- Graduated: 2019
"Do not waste $15,000"
I am writing this to try to help save you from the situation I now find myself in. I am an additional 15,000 in debt to sallie Mae (closer to 17,000 now with interest just over the 6 month “grace period” following the Coding Bootcamp. I did not learn... Read MoreComment
Thank you for your review, Greer. Our entire team is passionate about enabling student success, so we regret to hear that your boot camp experience did not live up to your expectations.
We have a multi-step admissions process to ensure that students are... Read More
We vet our boot camp mentors carefully, hiring practitioners with experience in the field to simulate real-life working environments. Throughout our courses, we analyze both their performance and levels of engagement, providing feedback to help them further develop their skills. We pride ourselves on teaching students how to learn, providing a strong foundation of skills that will allow them to easily dive into other frameworks and languages, even after completing the program. We understand that mentors and students are not always a perfect match and are continually optimizing our program experience, so we appreciate your insight.
While we do not secure direct employment for our students, our career services are built on the principle of empowerment and provide more than 75 hours of assistance, consisting of resume and portfolio reviews, virtual tech panels, technical interview training, and 1:1 coaching with a Career Director. We hope you were able to benefit from these resources. Our professional development aid does not end on graduation day and our team has attempted to contact you several times but has not been able to reach you.
We sincerely care about all our learners and would love the opportunity to further discuss how else we can help you at this time by providing additional academic support or career services. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (510) 306-1218.
- Mikhail Metrikin
- Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
- Graduated: 2017
I recently (1.5 months ago) completed the 6-month variant of the UC Berkeley Bootcamp as one of the members of the very first cohort, and just this past week I excepted a job as a front-end engineer at a startup with a starting salary in the 90k range.... Read More
Before coming to this bootcamp I had been teaching myself to program for about a year, but slowly, and had also been able to essentially intern(largely for free) for a company slowly learning to write automated tests in Python. So my experience with code was past absolute beginner.
After researching a number of them, I chose this one partly because it was among the least expensive by far, and also because of the name recognition (Berkeley). I was happy about the prospect of taking 6 months to learn everything I wanted as I knew I would need to work part-time and generally use the time to consume more information on my own.
The instructors Michael and David were both excellent. Personable, kind, and (most importantly) genuinely engaged with the idea of transferring as much of their knowledge of the science and art of programming professionally onto all the student. Michael had a traditional CS background and a number of years of work while David was a grad of HR with a couple of years of working experience, which made them each compelling for their individual experiences. They are both excellent programmers.
The same idea carries throughout the organization. Rosa the career director cares for the concerns and roadblocks individual students might face, and Sam of career services is constantly involved in building your public profiles and presentational person for career services. Although, ultimately, this part of the program is perhaps the weakest, as their networks are not the same as your bigger and far far more expensive BC's.
I also got a chance to meet Pavan, someone from the parent organization of the BC, a company called Trilogy that partners with Universities throughout the country to create these bootcamps for them. Pavan was also smart, kind, and commited to hearing about my experience as a student. They all wanted to see me thrive, and not just collect a check and pepper you with information only to leave you to "sink or swim" as the case in some other programs.
By the mid-point of the program we were already writing full-stack applications with our own server instances(Node.js), and using them to render templated views of custom sites which would both consume various API's and also access our own SQL or noSQL backend data services. Students would coluntarily explore topics like user authentication with Passport.js or WebSocket enabled multi-user live interfaces. I dove into a Google Maps Api for my first (one of three) major project and came away with a powerful new tool.
It was at this time that I started to peek at the work my friends had/were doing at the more popular BC variants out here in SF, only to discover that their body of work was tiny in comparison. Often not particularly broad. Nothing wrong with checking out the competition once in a while. Right?
Ultimately no Bootcamp can singularly gurantee you a great engineering education if you just sit there with your arms crossed waiting for the instructor to automatically funnel the information into your head, you have to do the work. And, not only that, but rise to the occasion to exploit the technology introduced more deeply.
Having that attitude may mean that you will be successful at most any Bootcamp, but this one will introduce you and set the stage for a deep variety of topics that you will want to expand on and explore to secure a mastery.
As a student I realize I may have been an exception with my incoming experience and devotion to extra learning on the side. I would constantly look to expand on the assigned hwrk and develop new and unexpected features not explicitly required in the assignment.
However a number of my peers who I now get to call good friends, had not touched code until starting this program, and through constant devotion to learning and playing with code they have all elevated their skills far beyond what I was able to achieve in my very first half-year of programming knowledge.
So if you are serious. Want to learn a lot about the modern web, and plan to build on what this school offers you to stand out from the busy bootcamp graduate field out here in the SF/Bay Area, then this school will help you prosper!
Best decision I have ever made! Can't wait to get started with my new job on Monday.Comment
Congratulations on your new job as a front-end engineer, Mikhail!
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review of your experience. We’re thrilled that you chose our program for your boot camp journey; and that our tuition, university... Read More
It’s terrific to hear that you learned so much from our curriculum and course instruction. We love hearing that your instructors provided you with the knowledge, guidance, and support that you needed to learn these valuable skills. Because we’re passionate about student success, it makes us proud of our team to hear that your instructors, student success manager, and career services team worked hard to help you on your journey.
We know this course can be challenging, so we commend you for all of your hard work. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you! We’re cheering you on as you move forward in your career.
-Berkeley Boot Camps
- Part-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
- Graduated: 2017
"Not perfect but a great value"
The low cost, good reputation, ability to keep my job while doing the program are huge bonuses. There are a lot of organizational issues that the company running the program could work out - lots of things needed some streamlining and consistency. In... Read MoreComment
Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you had a positive experience with this course. Student feedback like this helps us to improve our process so we really appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Congratulations on completing... Read More
Berkeley Boot Camps's average rating is 3.33 out of 5.0 based on 3 review(s).