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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

(83 reviews)
    5/19/2020
  • Ofir | Student
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Practicum - a new data science learning platform"

I joined Practicum's data science track in January as an alpha tester, and have been accompanying them since the launch of alpha.
This program is one you actually enjoy. The materials are flavored with many humorous Easter eggs, the community managers... Read More

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    5/18/2020
  • James Ryan
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Up your game!"

I've been a student of the Web Developer Course at Practicum by Yandex since February and it's levelled my skills up beyond belief. I completed the Responsive Web Design Certificate at freeCodeCamp last year and found the lessons really helpful but it... Read More

Another thing, when I was studying the freeCodeCamp curriculum I felt like I was on my own. I know that have a community on Gitter and it's my fault that I didn't engage with it more but with Practicum it's different - you go through the course with a cohort and you have support from the Practicum team and your fellow students throughout. It's a different experience.

The course is broken down into two-week sprints and you get the chance to immediately put what you've learned into action with a realistic project. I just finished the Basic JavaScript and Working with the Browser course and can't wait for the next one!

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    5/18/2020
  • Anonymous | Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Projects make it worth it"

The projects are absolutely the most important part of this program for me. They force you to go deep into the material instead of just skimming it and thinking you got it. You get feedback while submitting the projects, and asked to fix and/or explain... Read More

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    5/12/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Real-life data, real-industry tasks, supportive team"

I'm a beta tester for the Practicum by Yandex on the Data Scientist Track. The strengths of the program lie in their real-life data, real-industry data tasks and systematic curriculum. I like the way they stipulate the research question at the beginning... Read More

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    4/13/2020
  • Tracy Miles
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Data analyst course!"

I think the course works well for the knowledge it pertains to. I love the humor you include in all the pop up windows. It holds my attention and makes me want to continue. The instructions are very easy to follow and make it difficult to fail. What a... Read More

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    4/13/2020
  • Patrick Tedder
  • Data Scientist
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great job!"

I feel like this course has been extremely beneficial for a fairly new coding student such as myself. The information was easy to retain mainly due to the in depth tasks and repetition throughout each chapter. It teaches at a pace that is easy to follow,... Read More

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    4/13/2020
  • Carlos Parks
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great!"

Before I found Practicum by Yandex, I tried to figure out HTML, CSS, and javascript all on my own. However, I never quite managed it; after about one hour of reading IT articles, my head was ready to explode from all the information. I got a basic understanding... Read More

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    4/1/2020
  • Charles Ramsey
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Highly recommend the course!"

I took the data analysis course and I enjoyed it a lot! The course is well designed and has excellent student support! Feedback is clear and straight to the point. The course contains more than enough practice! The online platform is a useful feature... Read More

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    3/27/2020
  • Frank Johnston
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great!!"

I thoroughly enjoyed Practicum by Yandex because the explanations were clear for any student of basically any level. It helps keep you motivated to learn and become better throughout the duration of the course. I've already completed a couple of projects... Read More

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    3/26/2020
  • John Hunt
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great expirience"

I like that the course doesn't have an excessive amount of theory. You have a chance to practice your new skills immediately. I'd also like to mention that the pace of the course is perfect: not too fast, but also doesn't repeat the same material over... Read More

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Practicum by Yandex's average rating is 4.92 out of 5.0 based on 83 review(s).

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