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Lighthouse Labs was created in 2013 by a team of software developers with a passion for code, mentorship, and education. Our mission: to continuously find the best ways to train the next generation of developers and transform the way tech education is... Read More

Courses

Cyber Security Bootcamp

Cost: $14,000
Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Nearly every facet of modern life relies on digital ecosystems. Cyber attacks are increasing in number and sophistication, threatening everyday citizens and critical infrastructure alike. As threats continue to grow and evolve, so do opportunities. Cyber security is the fastest growing field in tech—and the demand for
people with the necessary skills to protect critical systems against attacks has never been higher.

Lighthouse Labs Cyber Security Bootcamp provides you with the industry-aligned curriculum, mentorship and learning environment focused on practical, hands-on skills needed to launch a cyber security career.

What You’ll Learn
● Network + Application Security: Learn how to recognize, intercept, and block malicious actors from infiltrating an organization’s secure networks.
● Incident Handling + Incident Response: Practice incident reporting, study response methodologies, and combine these skills to develop protection plans.
● Cyber Crime: Explore how organizations implement cyber security into their operations and how modern hackers are evolving with new motives, capabilities, and techniques.
● Cyber Forensics: Discover the what, where, and when of a cyber attack—learn how to identify, investigate, and recover digital evidence to defend against future attacks.
● Malware Analysis: Gain a deeper understanding of how malware operates and how to protect organizations against it by using reverse engineering, binary analysis, and obfuscation detection, to analyze real-life malware examples.
● Ethical Hacking: Understand how to protect and defend against potential threats and improve your cyber defence strategies by launching cyber-attacks using modern offensive methodologies.
● Real World Applications: The curriculum (modelled closely with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Cybersecurity Workforce Framework) also prepares you for in-demand industry certifications such as CompTIA Security+, GSEC and others.

Subjects:
Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, Network Security

Data Science Bootcamp

Cost: $14,000
Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Lighthouse Labs' immersive 12-week Data Science Bootcamp will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to launch a career in Data Science. From SQL to Python to Machine Learning and beyond, you’ll learn a mix of programming, mathematical, and applied data skills to help you succeed on the job.

Data Foundations: Dive into Python and get to know fundamental tools such as Git, GitHub, bash commands, and Jupyter Notebooks. Build up your foundations in probability and statistics, and learn how to access JSON APIs to fetch datasets and extract key insights.

Data Wrangling: Learn how to clean and structure complex data sets. Apply different data wrangling techniques to prepare JSON and XML files, leverage SQL clean your data, and use APIs to access data from various sources.

Data Visualization: Discover how to translate your data into shareable insights with data visualization. Learn the most popular tools - like matplotlib, Seaborn, and Plotly - and learn how to select the best tools to convey the story you want to tell.

Machine Learning: Machine Learning is core to applied Data Science, and you’ll learn how to build Machine Learning models from the ground up, including data preparation, dimensionality reduction, optimization and evaluation.

Data Engineering: Learn how to improve data quality and move models into production and deployment. Develop data engineering pipelines and Machine Learning deployment using cloud tools like Apache Spark, Docker, Flask, and more.

Deep Learning: Dive into deep learning techniques and learn about the densely-connected natural networks that drive performance. Learn to identify the appropriate natural network architecture for a given problem and data set.

Subjects:
Git, Github, Docker, JSON, Apache, API, Python, Jupyter Notebook, Machine Learning, SQL, Data Visualization, Data Science

Intro to Data Analytics

Cost: $2,000
Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Everyone has data, but is yours helping you make good decisions? From executives to early stage professionals, we all need to learn how to analyze and interpret data. This part-time course will help you get the most out of your existing data for better business decisions.

Ask the right questions of your data to tackle business challenges and measure data-driven success.

Determine what data should be collected, analyzed and combined based on your unique business goals.

Learn to extract insights from your data to help you make more informed decisions.

Ensure data quality to make sure your data is giving you accurate insights.

Learn how to present your data-driven insights with impact so you can present them effectively and share your findings with others.

Make the most of existing tools like Excel and Tableau, so you can learn to leverage your data using whatever tools are already at your disposal.

Subjects:
Data Analytics

Intro to Front-End with JavaScript

Cost: $1,750
Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

New to coding? The Intro to Front-End with JavaScript program is a great starting point. In 6 weeks, you'll go from no coding experience to structuring web pages with HTML, styling them with CSS, and adding dynamic functionality using JavaScript. This course will round out the 6 weeks with a look at AJAX and API requests to enable your website to dynamically display information from other web services like Twitter, Google Maps, and more.

Coding Newbies
This program is designed to whet your appetite for learning to code. If you are curious about how websites are built and want to try it first hand this program is a great platform to do so.

Personal Projects
Do you operate a blog or website and want to make it stand out? Or maybe you have an idea for the ‘next big thing’? The fundamentals will kickstart your ability to bring those ideas to life.

Professional Development
Are you a marketer who is trying to customize email templates, landing pages, and WordPress sites? Are you grappling with tracking pixels and tag management? Or are you a Product Manager or Designer working with a dev team on a web application? This program will empower you to take on tasks yourself and communicate more effectively with your in-house and outsourced development teams.

Future Bootcamp Students
Unsure if a career as a developer is right for you? The part-time program is a great way to dip your toe in the pool before diving right in. It will give you a great introduction to the world of software development.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, AJAX, API, JavaScript, Front-End Web Development

Intro to Web Development

Cost: $1,750
Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This course is focused entirely on equipping you with tools that apply directly to professional web development. By the end of 6 weeks, you’ll be creating functional apps and understanding full stack web-development. If you’re trying to build an MVP, communicate with your dev team, or gain valuable career skills, this course is for you.

New to coding? Our intro to web development course is perfect for you. In 6 weeks, 2 evenings a week, you'll go from no coding experience to being able to build fully functional apps.

Coding Newbies
This course is designed to whet your appetite for learning to code. You are curious about the web beyond using it and you’d rather start to build it!

Designer, Product, Project & Marketing Managers
So you work with developers, want to be able to speak the language? or understand the development workflow and limitations? Then this course is right up your alley!

Entrepreneurs and anyone with a great idea!
Got a great idea that you’d like to bring to life? Trying to build an MVP? Get an understanding of how to do just that and continue the learning on your own!

Future Bootcamp Students
Unsure about taking a bootcamp? If you can't decide if you enjoy programming as a career, or if you've never programmed before, what better way to figure it out than to try it hands on.

Subjects:
Web Development

Web Development Bootcamp

Cost: $14,000
Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The goal of the Web Development Bootcamp is to transform you into a professional developer. You’ll come to understand coding logic, and learn how to think like a dev by building software from the ground up. Our program will provide you with mentorship, data-driven curriculum and a top notch learning environment that will launch you into your first junior developer role.

You won't just learn how to code, you will learn how to learn. By the time you graduate Lighthouse Labs, you will have a strong practical knowledge of a multitude of languages and the ability to learn new programming languages at a professional pace. We make sure that you will be able to evolve as a developer in an ever-evolving tech industry.

Rule #1 at Lighthouse Labs: Developers learn by doing. With an intensive, hands-on curriculum you will have the opportunity to work on open source and real world projects while being assisted by instructors. Less lectures and more mentor supported coding leads to more well prepared and experienced developers.

With a 93% employment rate for job-seeking graduates within 120 days of program completion, once you graduate from Lighthouse Labs you will be able to continue your learning and growth while actually working (and getting paid!) as a developer. Lighthouse Labs assists you in getting a job and will always welcome you back as an alumnus to assist you further as you constantly strive to improve.

Subjects:
Web Development

Web Development Flex Program

Cost: $14,000
Duration: 30 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

With Web Flex, we’re expanding the ways we accommodate the unique shapes of your lives. Through an immersive remote learning format and a balance struck between lectures, projects, mentorship, and group work, Web Flex gives you another option for how you can learn. The same great bootcamp training in a way that works for you.

What You’ll Learn
● Javascript & Node.js: JavaScript is the universal programming language of the web. You’ll become familiar with solving problems using the language and writing client-side scripts to create dynamic content.
● js & React JS: JavaScript is better with its tools. Learn to use Node.js and React to increase JavaScript’s usefulness. Using Node, execute scripts outside of a web browser. With the React library and its tools, build stronger user interfaces and use automated testing.
● Ruby on Rails: Ruby, when paired with the Rails framework, is among the most versatile, intuitive, and practical programming languages. You’ll learn about key concepts like the MVC design pattern and communicating with databases.
● HTML & CSS: HTML and CSS are essential components for the web. Learn to use this duo to write, modify, and read code in well-structured, easily-maintained ways, and apply the techniques of responsive web design.
● Networking & HTTP: It’s critical to understand the distinctions between client and server-side code and the responsibilities each carries. Learn the
fundamentals of HTTP, how to interpret its codes, and how to use it to retrieve data.
● SQL & Relational Databases: Learning to use relational databases is essential for designing web applications. Use SQL to expertly manage the data held in relational databases.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, Networking, Ruby on Rails, React.js, SQL, Node.js, JavaScript, Web Development

Lighthouse Labs Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.11/5 (114 reviews)

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

3/23/2022

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"Beginners Avoid"

Lighthouse Labs is most definitely not meant for beginners. They throw you in right to the deep end with little explanation or instruction on mostly all of their Modules leaving you absolutely clueless during their prep with their useless prep forums... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

2/22/2022

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"Absolutely not meant for beginners"

Even though they allow you to go in the web development bootcamp with minimal experience (ie. knows a tiny little bit of HTML, JS), don’t. This bootcamp is NOT meant for beginners. Don’t know about others but I’d say most of the time I had no idea what... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

1/25/2022

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"! AVOID AVOID AVOID ! AVOID AVOID AVOID !"

The entire website is filled with false advertising! There aren't enough mentors to help you. So even if you were proactive, seeking help, you are going to wait an hour or so on queue to get help. Once help does arrive, it's sourced from India, and they're... Read More

lliam mcbean
Full stack developer | Graduated: 2021

12/19/2021

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"You have better options than lighthouse"

Pro: • you learn pretty relevant stack • Cat is very nice and helpful where she can be Cons: • The mentorship throughout the course is not helpful, it is usually students who have recently graduated that lighthouse has asked to come back and work for... Read More

Anonymous
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

11/30/2021

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"very very bad"

Very bad people and system. arrogant and rude employees do not waste your money there . no proficiency and a lot of rudeness when it comes to deal with students. non organized curriculum . no way to communicate and discuss their mistake (even if you could... Read More

Anonymous
Software Developer | Graduated: 2019

10/6/2021

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"No real training, big money grab"

Took the web development boot camp in 2019. 85% of the class had a bachelors in Comp Sci already, and was just there for the job connections. Learning environment was extremely toxic, with absolutely nobody asking questions. This is an extremely discouraging... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2018

5/7/2020

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"Rushed course that doesn't prepare you for the real world"

I did the full web development bootcamp in Victoria in 2018. It was a 10-week course at the time, but now I see they've increased the length, as they should. I struggled through much of the course but what is disappointing is I felt quite unsupported... Read More

Official Response from Lighthouse Labs

Good morning,

Thank you for leaving a review, and for enrolling with us at Lighthouse Labs in 2018. We appreciate and welcome all feedback, and we'll strive to be better based on your experience in Victoria.

Victoria is a satellite location of ours and... Read More

Our career services team is committed to helping alumni at all times post-Bootcamp to support you on your path to becoming a developer. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at any time at hello@lighthouselabs.com. We'd be happy to support in any way we can.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

11/19/2019

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"Amazing staff and career support."

Pros
- Amazing career services. They truly want you to succeed and do everything in their power to bridge the gap between you and companies. Louisa and Lulwa are some of the most hard-working people I have ever encountered and I honestly would not have... Read More

Cons
- The React weeks were not good. It needs an overhaul and I honestly learned more from Udemy courses than those two weeks. I love React and it was painful to see how mismanaged that section was. I believe they are looking to do a revamping of the course though in the near future.

Overall, I would unreservedly recommend this bootcamp to anyone who is seriously committed to a career switch. Don't look at the 93% hiring rate and be enticed though; attending this bootcamp is not like flipping a coin and getting hired 93% of the time. This bootcamp gives you some serious resources to succeed, but ultimately it is up to the individual to forge their own path. I suggest that potential applicants try out a course on Udemy to see if they can handle the work before applying.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

11/15/2019

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"A community and experience that was priceless"

Unrelated engineering background -> Unrelated job -> 3 month boot camp -> Job right after graduation.

The community is what makes this bootcamp worth it 100%.
Being around 20 other people in the same situation with the drive and motivation to succeed 10-12... Read More

The staff are all absolutely fantastic and wonderful people! The instructors and mentors (as of mid late 2019) are all exceptionally talented individuals who are passionate about teaching and helping new devs! (Shout out to Vasily, Mikias, Zola and Will for being the best mentors!)

The react part of curriculum is okay but could use a little love. Would recommend students to take a cheap udemy course on react or something similar to supplement their learning.

All in all a crazy, hectic and amazing 3 months that I would recommend to anyone seriously considering a career switch.

Best,
Really happy and satisfied Lighthouse Alumni

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

10/1/2019

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"Passable bootcamp, great people but weak job support - Do not recommend overall"

I came into the bootcamp with previous experience in Computer Science and some coding on the side. My main intent for joining Lighthouse was to learn more on Web Dev and find a job to switch industries.

The courses were alright but I feel that there should... Read More

The largest draw for me was the possibility to get introductions to companies hiring locally and this is where I felt the most let down by Lighthouse. I understand there was some staffing changes happening at that time but I feel like it was basically worthless. I ended up finding a position via another cohort member who referred it to me with the CEO at the company mentioning that Lighthouse had never presented me as one of the options available.

TLDR: Alright bootcamp, crappy job placement that feels like it might provide preferential treatment at the expense of some but some great people working there.

Official Response from Lighthouse Labs

Hi there,

Thanks for leaving us a review. We’re sorry you were disappointed by Career Services. Every student’s job search is important to us, and we prioritize making introductions to employers whenever appropriate. Remember, as an alumni you have access... Read More

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