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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

(86 reviews)
    4/26/2021
  • Pablo María Casero Palmero | Data scientist
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2021

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"One of my top picks: Take part in this Data Scientist program!!"

It has been a real pleasure to be part of this program as a student. It has allowed me to acquire skills and knowledge to face the problems of a real data scientist. All this has been possible thanks to the great support received by the Yandex team at... Read More

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    4/23/2021
  • Elizaveta Gorbunova | Data Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great and comprehensive program"

I've enjoyed my time at Yandex practicum. The program is well-structured and comprehensive: you get to apply your newly acquired knowledge to practice right away. Besides studies, there is an awesome community of peers and tutors. Also, there are plenty... Read More

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    4/21/2021
  • George McCambley
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fantastic methodology, inviting community, and an approachable workload."

This course strikes a great balance of being remote and part-time, yet still remaining engaging and social. Like most courses, you will get out what you put in. With Practicum's Web Development course, if you put in the bare minimum, you still take a... Read More

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    4/19/2021
  • Amanmyrat Abdullayev | PhD student
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2021

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"This review is applicable to the free introductory part of DS program offered by Practicum (Yandex)."

I liked the content of the course. Theory is explained based on real tasks. Personally I don't like imaginary tasks, hence task and explanations were so attractive for me. Also, interactive environment was very good, e.g. sometimes I can study and do... Read More

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    4/1/2021
  • Wilhelmina Tetteh
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Well rounded program with both Technical skills and Soft Skills"

I am currently a in the Web Development Track and I'm in my fifth month. The program is well structured and offers a lot of practice projects to test your skills. One of the recent additions to the Program is Peer Programming where you learn how to work... Read More

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    3/24/2021
  • Valeriya Bukataya
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Yandex Practicum's Web Developer - free course intro"

A clear, well-structured free course of Yandex has helped me to make a choice of a Bootcamp. I was really impressed with how good it is made. At the end of the 2-week intro course, I have got a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and not just in theory... Read More

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    3/23/2021
  • Azizbek | Web developer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"For me , Yandex Practicum is the home of inspirations and friendly atmosphere."

Before starting free course here at Yandex Practicum, I was kinda thinking about that this might be the same school (coures) as others in Coding World , however after taking part on it , I realized this place that I ever wanted study at. The lessons are... Read More

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    3/22/2021
  • Zachary Rex Rodriguez | Web Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great program! Excellent curriculum and excellent staff!"

I had an excellent experience with this program! Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn web development Curriculum: The curriculum was up to date and well taught. In fact, rather than going to stackexchange or googling for something, I often review... Read More

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    3/18/2021
  • Jenna Toff | Web Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"They listen"

I started Practicum last March and finished in January. The program that I started with now looks different than the program that new students are going through: and it's because they listen. When I found a bug or something wasn't written as clearly as... Read More

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    3/15/2021
  • Vy Vuong | Clinical Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Holistic content - Responsive & supportive staff"

I was offered a full time position as a clinical data analyst last November - Practicum by Yandex contributes greatly to this achievement. I love the way the team put a lot of effort in developing the content for the data science curriculum. They teach... Read More

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Practicum by Yandex's average rating is 4.92 out of 5.0 based on 86 review(s).

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