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Practicum by Yandex

Courses: Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Web Developer

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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
Classroom Hours Per Week: 20.0

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
Classroom Hours Per Week: 20.0

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
Classroom Hours Per Week: 20.0

Practicum by Yandex Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.91/5

(80 reviews)
    2/15/2021
  • Mabelly Tuchsznajder | Marketing Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"The Data Scientist program at Practicum was an amazing and productive experience"

I'm a Marketing Data Analyst, and I found Practicum one of the best online programs for those, like myself, who want to give the next step in the Data Science field. The program has great content, challenging exercises, and real-world projects. But those... Read More

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    2/12/2021
  • William Schutte | Web Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Genuinely impressed, very professional, great curriculum"

While its possible to find all the information you would need to know on the internet (Udemy, Coursera, Youtube), bootcamps like this are for those who would prefer a little more structure and guidance. The curriculum covers the MERN stack in enough detail... Read More

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    2/12/2021
  • Pinwei Wu
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Web Developer"

I really like Practicum offers hand on experience at coding. Though I self learned some coding before the program but never feel like I could break into the field. In Practicum web developer program, I not only learned the coding skill, but also the way... Read More

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    2/11/2021
  • Idan daniels | Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"An amazing path to data science fundamentals and more"

I enjoyed the program very much. I already have a mathematical background and very familiar with data analysis,even though, gladly I have learned so many new professional ways to solve problems, new different aspects and machine learning algorithms explained... Read More

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    2/9/2021
  • Jaia Bautista | UX Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Truly amazing learning experience and value"

I started my journey on web development a while back, I tried many courses on my own and even lost money on online Platforms and other online bootcamps... it was so disappointing, the outdated curriculum, the lack of support, the constant sales and promotions... Read More

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    12/30/2020
  • Mirjana Grkovska
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"I am simply impressed"

In the end of November, I decided to enroll for the Practicum by Yandex Data Science bootcamp. I started the introductory course and I got hooked. So much, that I completed the first three chapters in 2 days. It did not take me long either to complete... Read More

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    12/9/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Be aware they doubled the price!!!"

Saw some nice reviews on the website and decide to give it a try. But upon completing the free introductory program, I learned that they more than doubled their course price from 1600 to 4000 (on Dec 7th,2020) without any substantial improvement in the... Read More

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Official Response from Practicum by Yandex

Hi! Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that you faced this situation, but let us tell you a bit more about the price increase and the reasons for it. In the last six months our team has grown tremendously, adding tutors, instructors, code... Read More

    11/10/2020
  • Grant Wasil
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Hands down, best program available"

Like many other novice developers, I've found myself stuck in a tutorial loop which felt inescapable. I had been trying to make a career switch, but was frustrated with the endless "beginner" codecamps which often resulted in just copying and pasting... Read More

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    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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Practicum by Yandex's average rating is 4.91 out of 5.0 based on 80 review(s).

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