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 students in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. Students will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.
The boot camp curricula are designed with the most in-demand market needs in mind. GW Boot Camps empower expert instructors and TAs to deliver a dynamic learning experience. Whether you choose to pursue web development, data analytics, cybersecurity, UX/UI, FinTech, digital marketing, or product management over the course of our program, you’ll be immersed in an intensive educational experience. Students not only learn the fundamentals but also apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems and build portfolios. Students will enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.
GW Boot Camps are designed for individuals who are actively pursuing a career change, advancement, or are looking to gain a new skill set. Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial.
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, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and 1:1 career coaching. Upon program completion, students will receive a non-credit professional certificate from GW’s College of Professional Studies and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of the concepts or a wide set of cybersecurity skills applicable to industry certifications.
GW Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with edX.
GW 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.
Part-Time, Digital Marketing Boot Camp
Duration: 18 weeks
GW 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.
Subjects: Product Mgmt, SEO, Digital Marketing
Part-Time, FinTech Boot Camp
Duration: 24 weeks
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.
Subjects: Design Principles, Product Mgmt, Scrum, Agile, Data Analytics, SQL, Data Visualization, Data Structures
Part-Time, Tech Project Management Boot Camp
Duration: 18 weeks
GW Tech 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.
Subjects: Scrum, Agile
Part-Time, UX/UI Boot Camp
Duration: 24 weeks
Course Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
"great experience - skilled instructors, solid career support"
Schedule: I am in the Monday and Wednesday section of about 20 students. Lately, only about 12 people have been attending in person. I believe the others are watching the live video feed from home. The videos are saved, so you could re-watch if needed. I prefer to attend in person. However, if you need to travel, you could watch online. There is also a Tuesday and Thursday section. I have had a couple of schedule conflicts, so I attended the other section, and it worked fine. Both sections come together on Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Saturdays are usually focused on group projects and breakout activities. They track attendance (online is OK) and submission of homework. If you miss too many classes, or if you fail to submit too many homework assignments, you will not get a certificate from George Washington University. I have submitted all of my homework, but I might not get everything to work. They have given me credit for it. I think they want to make sure that you have done most of it. They have "office hours" where the instructor and teaching assistants are in the classroom 45 minutes before class and 30 minutes after classes to help you.
Cons: You need to manage your time well. It is difficult for me to work full time, attend 10 hours of class, and do 10 or so hours of studying and homework. If you do not work hard, you can get behind. Overall, it has been a great experience, and there are not many cons.
Overall: My classmates support me and each other. If you are extremely disciplined, you could probably learn most of the material by watching YouTube videos and reading documentation. You could also pay a subscription to a website. If you get stuck on an issue, I guess you could get help from people on StackOverflow or somewhere like that. Then, you would need to get a skilled profile coach to help you improve your resume, LinkedIn profile, etc.
I chose this boot camp because I am ready to improve my career. I also wanted a structured environment with good instructors, career support, and a certificate from a well known university.
Thank you so much for this detailed review, Jonathan! Our team loved reading about the positive experience you have had in the program so far. You gave some great advice to future students—time management is critical to this program, and if you don’t... Read More put in the hard work, it’s easy to fall behind. We are proud of your commitment, and you are clearly doing what it takes to succeed in the program! We are excited to see the great things you continue to accomplish over the next couple of months and after graduation.