About Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
Columbia Engineering Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time courses in web development, and 24-week, part-time data analytics, cybersecurity, financial technology (FinTech), and UX/UI courses, and 18-week, part-time digital marketing,... Read More
The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.
The fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.
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 boot camp 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.
The product management curriculum teaches in-demand product management skills, starting with the essentials. Learners will master the tools to set themselves apart and deliver great products via roadmap development, backlog management, product life cycle management, A/B testing, and data analysis.
Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. Columbia Engineering Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and learners who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.
Learners will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through course completion and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one career coaching. Successful learners will receive an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering and will have a portfolio of projects or a variety of training applicable to professional certifications to demonstrate their mastery of the topics covered throughout their boot camp.
Columbia Engineering Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.
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Columbia Engineering 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.
Columbia Engineering 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.
Gain in-demand product management skills like market analysis, value proposition creation, roadmap development, rapid prototyping, SQL, and data visualization. Through hands-on training, learn how to define a target audience, communicate with stakeholders, write effective user stories, build wireframes, and more.
Columbia Engineering 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)
- Part-Time, Data Analytics Boot Camp
- Graduated: 2020
"Great materials but ..."
-Lack of organization with the materials
-Lack no support from mentors/staff/instructors
-Confused with the structure of the teaching plan
-No career support for people who graduate from the program
-Good Reputation from the school
-Not too expensive... Read More
Thank you for your review. We regret to hear that the boot camp did not meet your expectations. We take great pride in providing an industry-relevant curriculum centered on real-world training so learners are equipped with the knowledge and soft skills... Read More
Prior to the first day of class, all learners are provided with details on the curriculum and information to help them understand the progression of the course, the organization of the work both inside and outside of the classroom, and the support provided to them throughout the boot camp and beyond. Because we understand that our boot camps are rigorous, we strive to provide extensive support in the classroom through instructors and teaching assistants, and outside of class through office hours, a free tutoring network, Slack, email, and our learner success team. We hope you were able to take advantage of this support system.
Our Career Services team empowers job seekers to reach their career goals by helping them become employer-competitive. We offer support through a Career Material Advisor — CMA, Career Director, Demo Days, Virtual Tech Talks, and online workshops and events. Good news! You are eligible and have ongoing access to online workshops/events, and CS alum self-directed resources. We would love to provide you these materials to ensure you're set up for career success.
It's our goal for all participants to complete the boot camp feeling equipped for success, so we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and determine what additional assistance we can provide for you at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (646) 870-1598. — Columbia Engineering Boot Camps Team
"Cybersecurity bootcamp was a huge letdown. Columbia University should be ashamed."
I recently came out of a six-month part time bootcamp run by Trilogy Education Services at Columbia University for cybersecurity.
Longstory short is it is a completely overpriced ($13,000) course managed by an inefficient and corrupt company that takes... Read More
-One teacher was very thoughtful and kind and did his best to work with a broken system.
-Classmates were great.
-There is some limited experience you can gain in a few areas like Python and Kali, but it is very short and not nearly enough to get a job.
-A nice looking certificate at the end.
-This course is geared towards beginners but is not really for them.
-Even for advanced students the course does not teach enough to get a job.
-One teacher was extremely verbally abusive to some students including immigrants and some people with learning disabilities
-Curriculum was terribly designed. So much time wasted on useless projects that taught no practical skills.
-Bad management from Trilogy. The student services team is practically non existent. They visit sometimes and pretend they care about feedback but no changes are made. It is even difficult to process payments with them which really calls into question their credibility.
-Broken labs, poor recording equipment made remote sessions undoable, and other resources that were non functioning.
Please do not waste your money hear. You would be throwing it away.Comment
- Graduated: 2019
"Great Program but it is still new."
A little bit of a background of myself and my start into the IT world. I have done a Bootcamp in IT support prior to joining this CyberSecurity Bootcamp. I have a non-technical degree and a CompTIA A+ certification with 2 years of IT work under my belt.... Read More
Plenty of Hands-on Labs.
*Class Room size is not too big which always instructors and TAs to assist.
*Classes are Recorded and can be re-watched over at your pace.
*You are taught tools of the trade and industry standards.
*Programs like Kali Linux, IDS (Snort, Splunk) and IPS, Cyber Forensics, Computer Networking (Wireshark), Penetration testing (Metasploit, NMAP, HYDRA, WFuzz, WPscan, Pivoting)
A lot of Linux (Know how Terminal Works) OS architecture, Python programing (creating Dictionaries, Loops, If/Else statements)
Worked with Capture the Flag Boxes, understanding Website hacking (DVWA, Cross site scripting, XSS, Burp Suite) and much more.
*At times the Curriculum can be somewhat off-balance. For example, Python coding is very challenging especially for those with a non-coding background. Highly suggest you play with this before enrolling. Class Homeworks on this subject is often very difficult to accomplish. Suggest you take an online course and learn a few things or buy a great Python intro book to get you used to the language.
*Not enough emphasis on Networking: I wish that Trilogy and Columbia would review this section-Networking is an essential part of how Hackers can enter into a target and begin recon stage of scanning, not just ports, but to see what devices are on a network. (Computers, Firewalls, DMZ, Honey-pot) I would recommend Trilogy teach students how to at least build a network architecture. (CISCO LABS!/NetAcademy)
*Highly encourage Trilogy to invest in having an On-Site Career counselor at class. By that, I mean someone full time that meets students on campus. One of the reasons why I was able to get a job in IT, in general, was because my first Bootcamp had classes dedicated to Career development and it was required NOT optional. This is the most important aspect of a Bootcamp. Sadly Trilogy needs to make up for this, I won't complain too much here because I have a security team at my current firm and will be joining their ranks soon.
Class Rooms-Columbia is a beautiful campus, but I wish CU would do a better job in assigning rooms that are adequate for laptop usage. They placed us in rooms with these small size table chairs (The ones you sit in when you take a small booklet exam for college) this is not ideal for a 3 + hour class. Also, why not give Students temporary access to quite places of gathering like the library or the instructors a temporary small office to meet with students. This can make meeting after class hours difficult and not in an always ideal learning situation. I hope CU really gets this.
In the end if I had to do this all over again, I would. This course has been extremely beneficial to me. professionally, It has given me a desire to continue expanding my new learned skills and knowledge. To look at technology with a sharper more focused critical analysis that can help my clients and their business navigate the dangers that are becoming more present every day. Personally I have met and networked with some amazing people these past 6 months many of whom I call my friends and colleagues. They came from different industries, bringing to the table their own wealth of experiences, backgrounds both technical and non-technical which provides a great insight into Technology but also what CyberSecurity really is, a world that touches on all facets of society and our lives.
I hope this review can inspire you and help you get past some of the less important things. The only real thing that matters is the knowledge you gain and the people that you meet that can help you grow professionally and personally.
Thank you, Claudio! We're thrilled that you chose our boot camp to further develop your existing information security skills. It's our goal to provide a supportive learning environment, so it's great to hear that you found our instructional team to be... Read More
We strive to foster a collaborative environment for our learners, so we're happy you made close connections with your classmates. You are absolutely right that this is is a challenging and rigorous course, one that will require extensive hours both inside and outside of the classroom to master the topics covered - so we commend you on all of your hard work. You've provided great advice for future learners.
We're always working to optimize our curriculum to make sure it's in line with industry demands and bolster our boot camp offerings to provide learners with a comprehensive experience, so we truly appreciate your feedback and suggestions.
Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp, we wish you all the best moving forward! — Columbia Engineering Boot Camp Team
- Part-Time, Coding Boot Camp
- Graduated: 2018
"It's a new program but it's very promising"
I just got accepted to this program (2 interviews and 1 exam) and just a couple of days with them I already feel that they are providing me the support that I need while I'm transitioning to a new career. A couple of facts that I think makes a difference... Read More
1. Series of pre-coding classes. (It will start as soon as you get the confirmation)
2. Super-friendly and knowledgeable staff
3. Full-classroom setting: 10 hours per week for 24 weeks in the university.
4. Positioning yourself with the right network of people.
Thank you for your review, Anonymous! Congratulations on being accepted into the program and enjoying your experience thus far. We are looking forward to seeing what you will achieve in the upcoming weeks when you begin the program! - The Team at Columbia... Read More
Columbia Engineering Boot Camps's average rating is 4.0 out of 5.0 based on 4 review(s).