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Practicum by Yandex

Courses: Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Web Developer

Locations

Online

About Practicum by Yandex

Practicum by Yandex offers six- to ten-month online courses in fields related to coding. Students can currently choose from one of three programs: Data Scientist, Data Analyst, and Web Developer. Practicum courses incorporate professional knowledge that... Read More

Each course includes full access to an interactive online platform, professional courses with real-life projects, tutor support from an experienced developer, and code reviews, students graduate with professional certificates and portfolios to show to potential employers.

You will get:
A free 20-hour introductory course. This will provide a taste of programming so you can decide whether or not this is the path for you.
24/7 support in case you get stuck. Сode reviewers and community managers will always be there to make sure you can move forward.
Soft skills that'll get you hired. Live coding sessions with tutors from the tech industry and our career accelerator will complement your hard skills and make the job search easier.
A portfolio of up to 15 projects. The team will help you polish up each of your projects so that your portfolio stands out to employers.

Practicum is open to students of all experience levels; the only requirement is a high school diploma. The programs range in price between $3,000 and $5,000. The first 20 hours of each program are free.

Students should be prepared to devote at least 20 hours per week to their studies.

Practicum offers its graduates career prep courses to help them prepare for the job hunt. Students receive guidance on current job opportunities so that they can find a good fit.

Practicum is very serious about helping students find work. If they do not get a new job or a promotion within six months of completing the program, Practicum will refund the cost of tuition.

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Courses

Data Analyst

  • Cost: $3,000
  • Duration: 22 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Data analysis is a complex and intricate process. It involves collecting and structuring data, formulating and testing hypotheses, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions. Data analysts are essential in business, administration, and science. They work with fundamental tools including Python and its libraries, the Jupyter Notebook, and SQL. Practicum’s mission is to teach you how to use these tools and help you become a competitive junior data analyst.

Over the course of our six-month, 20-hour-per-week training course, you will master the skills required to become a data analyst and build a portfolio of projects.

The projects you will work on include:

- User preferences in a music 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 in a carsharing service
Identify probable causes of customer churn and test your hypotheses.

- Operational efficiency at an online store
Compare monthly online sales in two cities and produce a report with operational metrics.

You will get:
- 22 weeks of instruction (20 hours per week)
You'll learn to work with data using Python, to formulate and test hypotheses, to identify patterns, and to draw conclusions. You will also learn how to communicate with colleagues and clients effectively. At the end of the course, you'll complete a project incorporating everything you’ve studied.

- Tutor support
Tutors will help you throughout the course by answering questions, leading live coding sessions and soft skills webinars, identifying knowledge gaps, and teaching you how to find answers to your own questions. Practicum by Yandex also offers 24/7 learning support via chat and email.

- Code reviews
Сode reviewers go over every project that you complete, identify errors, and provide recommendations on improving them. The goal of these reviews is to ensure that your work is in line with today’s industry guidelines.

Subjects: Data Analytics

Data Scientist

  • Cost: $4,000
  • Duration: 30 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Data science is a complex and intricate field. It involves structuring and analyzing large amounts of data, employing machine learning to make predictions, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions. Data scientists are needed in business, manufacturing, and science. They work with tools such as Python and its libraries, including Scikit-Learn and XGBoost, the Jupyter Notebook, and SQL. Practicum’s mission is to teach you how to use these tools and help you become a competitive junior data scientist.

Over the course of our eight-month, 20-hour-per-week training course, you will master the skills required to become a data scientist and build a portfolio of projects.

The projects you will work on include:
- Predicting traffic levels using Yandex.Navigator
Train an algorithm that predicts the severity of daily traffic jams.

- Select an ad to display on an internet 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.

You will get:
- 30 weeks of instruction (20 hours per week)
You'll learn to work with data using Python, to formulate and test hypotheses, to identify patterns, and to draw conclusions. You will also learn how to communicate with colleagues and clients effectively. At the end of the course, you'll complete a project incorporating everything you’ve studied.

- Tutor support
Tutors will help you throughout the course by answering questions, leading live coding sessions and soft skills webinars, identifying knowledge gaps, and teaching you how to find answers to your own questions. Practicum by Yandex also offers 24/7 learning support via chat and email.

- Code reviews
Сode reviewers go over every project that you complete, identify errors, and provide recommendations on improving them. The goal of these reviews is to ensure that your work is in line with today’s industry guidelines.

Subjects: Data Science

Web Developer

  • Cost: $5,000
  • Duration: 34 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

A web developer is a software engineer who develops websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, builds user interfaces with React (a JavaScript library), works as part of a team with Git, and uses Webpack to bundle project files automatically. Web developers understand how web servers work: they can configure Nginx and build a server in Node.js. Practicum’s mission is to teach you how to use these tools and help you become a competitive junior web developer.

Over the course of our 10-month, 20-hour-per-week training course, you’ll acquire the skills you need to become an excellent web developer.

The projects you will work on include:
- A single-page website
- Building an app with React
- Developing a back-end and managing its settings

You will get:
- 34 weeks of instruction (20 hours a week)
You’ll learn how to design page layouts, code in JavaScript, build user interfaces with React, develop website infrastructure, and debug code. At the end of the course, you'll complete a project incorporating everything you’ve studied.

- Tutor support
Tutors will help you throughout the course by answering questions, leading live coding sessions and soft skills webinars, identifying knowledge gaps, and teaching you how to find answers to your own questions. Practicum by Yandex also offers 24/7 learning support via chat and email.

- Code reviews
Сode reviewers go over every project that you complete, identify errors, and provide recommendations on improving them. The goal of these reviews is to ensure that your work is in line with today’s industry guidelines

Subjects: JavaScript, Web Development

Practicum by Yandex Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.89/5

(62 reviews)
    10/30/2020
  • Yanina Khitrova
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Data Analyst program"

For a long time I felt that I need a career change but I wasn't sure where to go. I tries various courses on Coursera and Udemy but without much success. In the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, I saw a Yandex Practicum ad on Facebook and decided to... Read More

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    10/29/2020
  • Sheryl K | Data Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Data Analysis course is very comprehensive."

The breadth and depth of the material will prepare anyone for today's workforce.
I felt cared for and supported throughout the learning process.
We completed lessons on the platform and projects on our own. The projects were reviewed and approved or returned... Read More

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    10/14/2020
  • Ahmed Eldemerdash
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great"

for web development .. i joined the web development online bootcamp .. its amazing and so professional .. code review is great and curriculum is wow .. price is perfect and projects are very helpful to understand the material .. also you can ask whatever... Read More

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    10/14/2020
  • Enyel Sequeira | Software engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Not just a another bootcamp"

After finishing a full-stack web development boot-camp, I felt lost and was definitely not ready for a job in the web development world. Since then, I knew that boot camps were not meant for me, but then I was going through Facebook and saw this ad for... Read More

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    9/1/2020
  • Veianya Hansen | Student
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A quality web development education"

I just started my third month in the web development program.  Wanted to leave a review because I couldn't find many of them online before I decided to join the program.

The good:
•  The introductory course was a good way to discover that their teaching... Read More

Could be better:
•  Maybe it's because I'm older and not as quick as I used to be.  But I spend a LOT more time on this course than I expected to.  It's been the equivalent of a full-time job for me.  They say 10 hours a week minimum.  But I don't know how realistic that is depending on your experience level starting out.    
•  Sometimes there is a language barrier.  The way things are worded on the learning platform can be difficult to understand.  We also have live coding events and it can be difficult for me to understand what the programmer is saying.
•  The learning platform can be frustrating.  If you don't answer the question the exact way to the computer is expecting you to, then you can't continue.  And if nobody is around on the slack channel to help you, then you can be stuck there for a long time.  Which is not only a time waste, but also prevents you from being able to access your project and start working on it.
•  This isn't really a negative thing.  But they have a lot of faith in us lol.  The projects we do every two weeks are not simple.  It's not rare to feel unprepared and overwhelmed every time we first view the instructions.  It usually feels impossible at first.  And the code reviewers are very strict about what they'll accept.  Yet somehow, I keep managing to stick with it and complete everything.

Hope this is helpful to someone out there.  

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    9/1/2020
  • Kevin Loughead
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great learning material and community"

The material on the platform is engaging and the community is very supportive. But what really makes this course shine are the real, substantial projects that you build from the ground up, along with the challenging system of code reviews for each project.... Read More

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    8/24/2020
  • Kuldeep Changia | Advanced Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Data Analyst track"

I recently completed the first phase of the Data Analyst course using Python at Practicum by Yandex as a beta tester.

Considering the fact that my track record of starting numerous courses across various platforms always ended up with me leaving the course... Read More

Yandex, was a totally diffrent experience for 3 main reasons:

1) Deadlines: Considering each of the modules have a 2 week deadline attached to it, this sense of urgency actually helped a lazy person like me. However, there are options available in case you miss these deadlines but still having a sword above my head helped 😃

2) Projects: Besides the regular lessons, there is a project that needs to be done for each sprint, Also at the end of any particular phase an integrated project awaits you that tests in amalgation all that you have learnt across the various sprints. Each of the project is checked and reviewed by tutors with comments to improve

3) Tutoring and Slack Community: there is a super amazing slack channel and a very well versed group of professional tutors at your disposal to help you understand concepts and guide you whenever you are stuck.

I can't thank these guys enough! A great experience so far!
#datascience #python

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    8/19/2020
  • Rohit Pratapwar | Data Science
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Super program who likes challenging work"

When i started my journey with Practicum by Yandex for data science program, I had no clue about python , stats , machine learning or anything but after few weeks i started implementing in office my seniors are happy with my work , now i can create different... Read More

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    6/21/2020
  • Emre Israel Akanak | Ph.D. Student Economist | Trader | Quant
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"My Observation on Practicum"

As a Ph.D. student I started to study data science in Practicum, which is really amazing. The team and mentors are great and I see advancing. My intent is advancing much more and I advice this experience to any one who is serious and has intent to study... Read More

The support team helps you when you need, community managers helps and here for you anytime when you feel stuck and your reviewers and mentors helps you to figure out problems.

Also the study is based on theoratical and practical structure. I feel I'm learning theoretical background while learning applicable data science.

My other focus is studying data science in Y-Data School.

Thanks Practicum team.

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    6/17/2020
  • Alex N | Data Scientist
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Good Data Science course, but there's always room for improvement"

I think Yandex Practicum is a good Data Science course for beginners. We've studied different Python libs like Pandas, Sklearn in the theory exerciser. And we've made a lot of projects as well. Hence we have theory and practise. Community managers, support... Read More

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Practicum by Yandex's average rating is 4.89 out of 5.0 based on 62 review(s).

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