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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 $1,200 and $2,000. 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: $1,200
  • 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: $1,600
  • 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: $2,000
  • 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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4.94/5

(54 reviews)
    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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    6/17/2020
  • Kristina Pluzharova
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great start to the profession"

With Yandex.Practicum you just start to do things. Education process follows the rule "Less theory, more practice" and this is great! I already finished 1/3 of the Data Science program and wrote 4 projects with real review process (by human). I'm recommending... Read More

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    6/13/2020
  • Julia S. | University Student
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great for beginners!"

I really love this course because it is possible to learn to code even though I never coded before. Before this course, I have tried to learn through many methods, like joining clubs at school and Hour of Code. However, this course teaches very clearly... Read More

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    6/4/2020
  • Egor Vinogradov
  • Graduated: 2020

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"How have I been living without this course?"

Hello comrades! I want to share with you may thoughts about this course. I took Data Analyst course and now I done 4 projects. I have to say that I hadn't any background in code and I didn't know any about statistics, probability theory etc. I think that... Read More

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    6/3/2020
  • Hsiang An Lee
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Data Science with Great Support and Content"

Good content! The course is divided into into many small sprints based around a topic (Exploratory Data Analysis, SQL, Statistics, etc.) with a project on the topic at the end of each sprint. These are further organized into modules where you have integrated... Read More

They have great support as well. Instructors can answer your questions and provide suggestions to your code. Additionally they also have live sessions via webcam as well!

Great experience overall.

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    6/1/2020
  • Bhadresh Premjibhai Savani | Software Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Project based learning with awesome learning support"

I was part of the Data Scientist track,

The content is really great. Your all questions will be answered within a few hours by instructors in the slack channels. I have never seen such a kind of community support in any earlier online course. I am a Computer... Read More

Every big module has a project which is reviewed by experienced professionals, The review you get really helps to learn better. It was really helpful to me. All the projects and modules need to be completed within the timeline which helps you to make daily learning habits. It has more than 15 projects for Data Scientists track which is the best part.

Online biweekly webinars are learning with fun, The instructor was a former data scientist. He always shares tips and tricks from his experience.

This Bootcamp was a complete package that you don't want to miss, one of the best learning experience.

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    5/26/2020
  • Daniel Garcia Rodriguez
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A Supportive, Rigorous, and Hands-on Bootcamp"

I'm currently finishing up the Data Analysis track (roughly 6 months to complete) as an Alpha tester of which I have found to be a highly positive experience. The program is innovative in its bi-weekly sprint-like teaching approach in which students have... Read More

As a newbie in the tech field I was lost with the number of resources available. My background is in psychology but I wanted to learn how to code to augment my research skills as I aspire to be a data analyst in the tech or nonprofit sector. Being a new field to me I felt really lost about what the whole data analysis process looks and among many other questions. I decided to take many courses on other platforms (ie. Coursera, Udacity, DataQuest) but TBH most of them only taught me the basics and didn't get me an in-depth understanding of the field nor advanced my data analysis skills. Thankfully, I came across the Practicum by Yandex Data Analysis program of which has met and surpassed that need! The courses are tailored to gradually develop the needed skills in data analysis (ie. systems thinking, python, asking great questions etc.) as well as to help you get a more nuanced understanding of what the field will entail (webinar, projects, etc.).

All that to say that I'm very impressed with and happy to be apart of Practicum's Data Analysis program! I have no question to believe that the other programs that they teach (web development, data science etc.) are of the same, if not greater quality. Speaking from my personal experience, if you're truly looking to develop the necessary skills and understanding to become an effective data analyst then this is the program for you.

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    5/22/2020
  • Maurice Ellis
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"I was nervous"

I was nervous signing up for a bootcamp because I didnt want to spend money, but not fully grasp what I was learning. I didnt just want to copy lines of code, but wanted to understand theory and why I was doing what I was doing.... Practicum does just... Read More

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    5/22/2020
  • Margarita Sandomirskaia
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Full immersion into Data Analysis"

When I was enrolling in the Data Analysis course I didn't know what to expect. Practicum's website was saying that everyone could become a data analyst, but when I was looking at their curriculum I couldn't believe it, looked like rocket science to me.... Read More

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    5/19/2020
  • Adam
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Data Analysis rules!"

I've decided to start something new, so I've picked up Data Analysis course by Yandex.
Yandex course covers different topics - from Python to BI and SQL. Everything is explained from the begging, and mentors provide us with additional materials.

There... Read More

I am really happy to be a part of the course!

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Practicum by Yandex's average rating is 4.94 out of 5.0 based on 54 review(s).

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