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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 $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)
    3/23/2020
  • Brenda Nickels
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Web development"

I am a university student at the moment, but in addition to that, I've decided to learn one of the professions at Practicum by Yandex. I'm sure I'm gonna use this knowledge at some point in the near future. I only have to spend 10 hours per week on Practicum,... Read More

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    3/19/2020
  • Brad Olson
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Web development"

The first thing I noticed is how serious Practicum by Yandex takes their work. The platform provides a good deal of useful information with clear explanations that give even newbies a chance to immerse themselves in the world of coding. Thanks to Practicum,... Read More

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    3/19/2020
  • Brad Olson
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great course!"

It's the best platform I've ever seen so far. Someone suggested another course to me, but there was no way I was going to do it, especially after studying at Practicum by Yandex. Practicum has everything thought out down to the last detail. The material... Read More

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    1/21/2020
  • Kathryn R. Burns
  • Graduated: 2019

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"challenging ! but outstanding learning experience"

The most challenging and my absolute favorite part of the course was working on the final project!! I hated it, and I loved it! Overall, it was an outstanding learning experience. But this last month, when the training requires you to work on your final... Read More

I recommend this course to anyone interested in learning coding and web development. After submitting my final website for review, I feel confident that I can do it at a real-world job. Thank you!!

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    1/20/2020
  • Stanley Hall
  • Graduated: 2019

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"this course is really good compared to some of the free tutorials I was referring to before"

Excellent training to get a grip on front end development. I loved the way they make you start working on the real projects from week 1 (btw, the first week of the course is free). The assignments get harder as you progress. But it actually helps you... Read More

If you choose to complete this course, my advice is to keep practicing coding every day after you're done, until you find a job. Obviously, if that's the scope and you weren't learning just for fun.

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    1/20/2020
  • Thomas Jackson
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Bought the full course for my 11-year old and he's more than excited)"

I am proficient at web development, but dysfunctional when it comes to teaching ))) I have no patience when it comes to explaining things. So it was Practicum that I chose for teaching the basics of web development to my eager-to-code 11-year old. I thought... Read More

On a serious note, from what I saw, this course is designed as a great introduction to the world of web development. No matter how little experience and knowledge one has. Be that your little nerd or yourself who wants to learn, the training is equally good.

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    1/15/2020
  • Laura Brown
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Excellent lecture videos and explanations. 14 projects to add to my portfolio. Super-professional course instructors. Totally worth it."

Great course. I was very pleased to see how all the theory blocks and practice assignments came together in the development of my graduation project. I had to go back and review some course videos a few times in order to refresh information in my memory... Read More

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    1/13/2020
  • Charles D. Humphries
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Just enrolled for my second Yandex Practicum course xD"

With no formal Python training and minimal statistics background, I was afraid the course would be too challenging for me. In reality, week after week my knowledge grew in a consistent and organized way. I was mostly afraid of the coding part, which actually... Read More

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    1/10/2020
  • Marie Lassiter
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Clear, fun and interactive classes"

Throughout my previous experiences with books and free YouTube courses, I’ve gained inconsequential pieces of knowledge on backend development, but would I ever call myself a developer? Or course not! I needed a good system that would keep me consistent... Read More

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    1/9/2020
  • Irma M Ballard
  • Graduated: 2020

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"tipping my hat to Yandex :)"

Practice, practice, practice! Most other websites just give you theory and examples, but when learning code, that’s no way to go. This resource preaches “practice makes perfect”, challenging you to all kinds of different tasks and assignments, and it’s... Read More

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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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