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 bootcamp 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 work in leading tech companies, so they understand the industry and its best practices like the back of their hands. They make regular group video calls with students. And you can always ask for one-on-one meetings if you need help on a project or are seeking career advice.
A professional data analyst will check each line of your code to make sure it works the way it's supposed to and conforms to industry best practices.
- 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 learn how to write a standout resume and a cover letter, create LinkedIn and GitHub profiles, make a professional portfolio, and other employment pro tips. There are one-to-one sessions with a career coach to develop a job search strategy, and 4+ free hours of mock interviews to gain the confidence to nail a real one. We stay in touch during the first two months of employment, to make sure you are confident in your new position.
More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.
Upfront cost: $6,900 upfront
Monthly cost: (from $1,250 to $1,100 monthly)