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About Practicum

Location: Online

Practicum is an online coding bootcamp aimed at sparking career change. Practicum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed. Our graduates have landed dream... Read More

There are three tracks: Data Science, Data Analysis, and Software Engineering, from 6 to 10-months long. Program costs range between $8,500 and $11,000. Each bootcamp includes full access to an interactive online platform, real-life projects, tutor support from experienced developers, code reviews, online webinars, and live-coding sessions. Whether you need help with a task or just a bit of encouragement, there'll always be someone ready to help you.

More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum. Our students graduate with professional certificates and portfolios with 6 to 15 projects to show to potential employers. With an average employment rate of 71%, our career acceleration program provides graduates with the competitive edge they need to succeed. From resume-building to job offer negotiation, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Courses

Data Analyst

Cost: $8,500
Duration: 30 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Over this six-month course, you will master the skills required to become a data analyst and build a portfolio of 12 projects. The projects are based on real data from various industries (e-commerce, taxi services, advertising, and more) and are designed to highlight a range of skills relevant to business analytics, hypothesis testing, and presenting results.

Project topics include:
• User preferences for a music-streaming service. Find out how the popularity of different musical genres varies depending on the time of day and the day of the week.
• Customer churn for a carsharing service. Identify probable causes of customer churn and test your hypotheses.
• Operational efficiency of an online store. Compare monthly online sales in two cities and produce a report with operational metrics.

In addition to educational projects, you will work on case studies for real companies, add professional-level projects to your portfolio, and get a chance to receive recommendations for LinkedIn.

Practicum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of
graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed.

You will get:
• A comprehensive curriculum covering both hard and soft skills

Theory and practice will take place on our interactive platform. You'll learn to work with data using Python, work with databases using SQL, formulate and test hypotheses, identify patterns, and draw conclusions. You will also learn how to communicate with colleagues and stakeholders effectively.

Each course is capped by an independent project, and at the end of the program, you'll complete a project incorporating everything you've studied.

Project submission deadlines will come every two to three weeks. To keep up, you should be prepared to devote about 20 hours per week to your studies.

• Tutor support and code reviews

Practicum's tutors are all data professionals with at least three years of experience. They provide guidance through weekly live coding sessions for groups, as well as regular one-on-one meetings. They can also be reached in Slack at any time. Whether you want more detailed explanations of material, help with a project, or advice regarding your professional development goals, your tutor will be there to help you.

Each project you submit will be checked line-by-line by an industry professional. Their feedback will help you polish your work and make sure your portfolio stands out to employers.

• Career Prep Course and Career Acceleration Program

Students will have the opportunity to enroll in our free Career Prep Course and Career Acceleration Program. Participants will optimize their LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and portfolios and write sample cover letters under the direction of a professional career coach. The Career Acceleration Program also offers workshops, mock interviews, and support during the job hunting process.

• Community

More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.

Tuition: $8,500 upfront (from $500 to $1,250 monthly)

Subjects:
Data Analytics

Data Scientist

Cost: $11,000
Duration: 38 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Over this nine-month course, you will master the skills required to become a data scientist and build a portfolio of 15+ projects based on real data from a range of industries: e-commerce, taxi services, mining, and more.

Project topics include:
• Predicting traffic levels using Yandex.Navigator. Train an algorithm that predicts the severity of daily traffic jams.
• Select an ad to display on a community page. If the community has multiple sponsors, you'll want each user to see the ad they're most likely to click on. Your algorithm will predict how likely each click is.
• Predict available time slots for a courier. Train an algorithm for a courier service that predicts which time slots will be used on a particular day.

In addition to educational projects, you will work on case studies for real companies, add professional-level projects to your portfolio, and get a chance to receive recommendations for LinkedIn.

Practicum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed.

You will get:
• A comprehensive curriculum covering both hard and soft skills

Theory and practice will take place on our interactive platform. You'll learn to work with data using Python, work with databases using SQL, formulate and test hypotheses, identify patterns, and draw conclusions. You will also learn how to communicate with colleagues and stakeholders effectively.

Each course is capped by an independent project, and at the end of the program, you'll complete a project incorporating everything you've studied. Project submission deadlines will come every two to three weeks. To keep up, you should be prepared to devote about 20 hours per week to your studies.

• Tutor support and code reviews

Practicum's tutors are all data professionals with at least three years of experience. They provide guidance through weekly live coding sessions for groups, as well as regular one-on-one meetings. They can also be reached in Slack at any time. Whether you want more detailed explanations of material, help with a project, or advice regarding your professional development goals, your tutor will be there to help you.

Each project you submit will be checked line-by-line by an industry professional. Their feedback will help you polish your work and make sure your portfolio stands out to employers.

• Career Prep Course and Career Acceleration Program

Students will have the opportunity to enroll in our free Career Prep Course and Career Acceleration Program. Participants will optimize their LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and portfolios and write sample cover letters under the direction of a professional career coach. The Career Acceleration Program also offers workshops, mock interviews, and support during the job hunting process.

• Community

More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.

Tuition:
Upfront cost: $11,000
Monthly cost: $1,400

Subjects:
Data Science

Software Engineer

Cost: $8,900
Duration: 46 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Over this 10-month course, you'll acquire the skills you need to become an excellent Software Engineer. You'll work on six real, industry-level projects: a webpage made with HTML & CSS; an adaptive website; an interactive social network; a website built with React, a back-end server using Node.js; and a full-fledged independent web application. From the very beginning, we teach our students not only how to code properly, but also how to work with all the professional tools used in the industry. Using this knowledge, you'll fill your GitHub account with polished projects that meet industry standards and catch the attention of employers.

In addition to educational projects, you will work on case studies for real companies, add professional-level projects to your portfolio, and get a chance to receive recommendations for
LinkedIn.

Practicum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of
graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed.

You will get:
• A comprehensive curriculum covering both hard and soft skills

Theory and practice will take place on our interactive platform. You'll learn how to implement page layouts, code in JavaScript, build user interfaces with React, develop website infrastructure, and debug code. You'll also learn how to communicate with coworkers and clients effectively.

Each course is capped by an independent project, and at the end of the program, you'll complete a project incorporating everything you've studied.

Project submission deadlines will come every two to three weeks. To keep up, you should be prepared to devote about 20 hours per week to your studies.

• Tutor support and code reviews

Practicum's tutors are all web developers with at least three years of experience. They provide guidance through weekly live coding sessions for groups, as well as regular one-on-one meetings. They can also be reached in Slack at any time. Whether you want more detailed explanations of material, help with a project, or advice regarding your professional development goals, your tutor will be there to help you.

Each project you submit will be checked line-by-line by an industry professional. Their feedback will help you polish your work and make sure your portfolio stands out to employers.

• Career Prep Course and Career Acceleration Program

Students will have the opportunity to enroll in our free Career Prep Course and Career Acceleration Program. Participants will optimize their LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and portfolios and write sample cover letters under the direction of a professional career coach. The Career Acceleration Program also offers workshops, mock interviews, and ongoing support during the job hunting process.

• Community

More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.

Tuition: $8,900 upfront (from $500 to $950 monthly)

Subjects:
JavaScript, Web Development

Practicum Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.9/5 (116 reviews)

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

5/24/2022

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Software Engineer

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"Learned A lot!"

I was able to do the intro course and I really learned a lot! It was fun to do and I was able to follow along with the tutorials well. It was nice to learn a new skill. I wish I would have had time to do the full course. I think I would have really liked... Read More

Kerwin Thompson
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

5/19/2022

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"Great Community, Excellent Tutors, Comprehensive Program"

I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Practicum thus far. The content is quite engaging, and the community support is extremely warm and encouraging. You can be confident that even if you have no prior experience with web development, you will be taught... Read More

Anonymous
WEB DEV | Graduated: 2022

4/22/2022

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Software Engineer

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"THE COURSE USE TO BE 2000 DOLLARS AND HASN't CHANGED -- Now its 9000!!!!!"

Frustrating to say the least. All is well at the start of the course, tutor support is high, moral on the forums are high, and you are told at how successful you are going to be after this course. Once they have your money after a few months, the plane... Read More

Official Response from Practicum

Thank you for such detailed feedback. It’s important for us to know how every student feels. We are very sorry that you’ve had an unpleasant experience while studying with us. Our team has read your review and would like to respond to a few of your points:... Read More

Again, we’re really sorry to hear that you’ve experienced problems. Please feel free to reach out to your community manager via Slack, so we can discuss your situation in more detail and help you further in your studies.

christopher abreu
Software engineer | Graduated: 2022

4/22/2022

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"The best bootcamp you can get out here"

This bootcamp has one of the best supporting teams I have ever seen, the tutors care to help you, you are not just a number, they treat you like a colleague and they try to show the best they can, the staff (community managers, practicum employees, former... Read More

Renee
Graduated: 2022

4/17/2022

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Data Scientist

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"Data Scientist"

This is a great program of those unfamiliar with the field. If you are new to the field, like myself, you might find yourself spending more time on each 2 week sprint that what they say, but it is time well spent. The curriculum is great. There is solid... Read More

Mega Septiandara
Data Analyst | Graduated: 2022

4/1/2022

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Data Analyst

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"Great bootcamp for people with various backgrounds"

I actually looked up Practicum at SwitchUp prior to joining. The reviews were great but I still had doubt as I don't have STEM background, so I'm not sure how it would be like searching for jobs. Since the first time joining, we are being taken care of... Read More

Jake McCambley
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

3/22/2022

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Software Engineer

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"Fantastic Education at Competitive Price"

I graduated from Practicum’s Software Engineering course at the end of October 2021. I entered Practicum Career Acceleration course (included in tuition) at the end of December 2021. By March of 2022 I had landed my dream job as a Full Stack Engineer.... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

3/16/2022

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Software Engineer

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"Practicum by Yandex"

After looking at numerous coding bootcamp options, I came across Practicum, which cost only a fraction of the price as other bootcamps. You do not sacrifice quality by paying less here. Practicum has taught me so much already and my journey is still only... Read More

Yash Dubey
Business Analyst | Graduated: 2022

3/2/2022

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Data Scientist

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"Well structured hands-on course with excellent community support"

I was looking for a course that offered practical experience of programming without too much fluff. This fits the bill perfectly as a no-nonsense course that touches upon theory and drops you in the deep end to practice and learn. The course is very hands-on... Read More

Devin Jaggernauth
Full Stack Developer | Graduated: 2022

1/30/2022

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Web Developer

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"Challenging, but worth it!"

I was looking to expand by skillset by learning to code when I came across Practicum's highly rated program. 10 months later, I can truly say that their ethos of "anyone can learn to code" has rung true with me. Now nobody said this would be easy. You... Read More

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