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Practicum by Yandex

Courses: Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Web Developer

Locations

Online

About Practicum by Yandex

Created by engineers from Yandex, a top tech company, 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... Read More

There are three tracks: Data Science, Data Analysis, and Web Development, from 6 to 10-months long. Program costs range between $3,000 and $5,000. 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 by Yandex. 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.

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Courses

Data Analyst

  • Cost: $3,000
  • 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 by Yandex. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.

Subjects: Data Analytics
Classroom Hours Per Week: 20.0

Data Scientist

  • Cost: $4,000
  • 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 by Yandex. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.

Subjects: Data Science
Classroom Hours Per Week: 20.0

Web Developer

  • Cost: $5,000
  • Duration: 46 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Over this 10-month course, you'll acquire the skills you need to become an excellent web developer. 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 by Yandex. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.

Subjects: JavaScript, Web Development
Classroom Hours Per Week: 20.0

Practicum by Yandex Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.92/5

(93 reviews)
    8/23/2021
  • Ekaterina Cratcha
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great program for people who work full time"

I have no technical background and I thought IT world would be a tough place try to get into. I am currently taking a Web Development program by Practicum and it has been a surprisingly pleasant experience. The material is perfect for any type of learner.... Read More

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    8/23/2021
  • Andrea Claeyssen
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Engaging course with real life experiences"

I took the Intro course prior to beginning my web development journey with Practicum by Yandex. I am the type of person that has issues learning online and I have never really done well on those types of courses, however, this is not like your regular... Read More

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    8/20/2021
  • Shradha Jain
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Practicum's Data Scientist Course"

I will be eternally grateful to Practicum for 'launching' me in data science field. Had I not done this bootcamp, I would have never managed to do so many projects, learn about so many different techniques and models which are widely used in the industry... Read More

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    8/18/2021
  • Isabelle Cuisset
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fantastic experience - Web developer bootcamp"

I just graduated from Practicum by Yandex web developer bootcamp after 10 months of amazing experience. When I joined the Bootcamp, I wanted to learn everything about HTML, CSS and JAVASCRIPT to build commercial websites for private clients and learn... Read More

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    8/10/2021
  • Jim | Accountant
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Excellent Data Analyst course!"

I've always wanted to break into data analysis because it would be a great boost for my career. I did my research and decided to go with Practicum by Yandex. Going forward, I have no regrets! Currently, I'm in the middle of the Data Analyst program. So... Read More

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    8/9/2021
  • Ana Polumski
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great experience with Practicum!"

I just finished the Intro to Data Analysis course and I loved it! As a musician, I'd been struggling to make a living since the pandemic started, so I decided to try out Practicum. I didn't have any experience in coding, so I was worried that it might... Read More

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    8/7/2021
  • Jason Wood | Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Landing a new job is not just a dream anymore. Thanks Practicum!"

I have been teaching high school English since I graduated from my university. A few years ago, I started to think about switching my career and seriously considered coding. The idea of building something from scratch and being beneficial to online businesses... Read More

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    8/5/2021
  • Luke S | QA Analyst/dev in training
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Amazing experience AND results"

All around an amazing class. Highly recommend taking it and taking full advantage of your resources, including the tutor access, hosted events, and network. Practicum's long-form, flexible class structure allows for a work-class-life balance unheard of... Read More

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    8/4/2021
  • William Dawsey
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Practicum intro course"

My experience with the Practicum web developer intro course has been very positive. The lessons are engaging and interactive. I haven't used the extent of their support team yet, but it seems vast. The intro webinar was inclusive and made me feel welcome... Read More

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    7/29/2021
  • Chukwuemeka Okoli | Data Scientist
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Excellent program, great real life project and thorough project review"

I started learning Data Science a year ago through MOOC's like Udemy, Coursera but after completing so many of those program, I was lost when it comes to starting a project. I did not know how to structure my thinking the data science way. I started looking... Read More

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Practicum by Yandex's average rating is 4.92 out of 5.0 based on 93 review(s).

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