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Skill Distillery

Courses: Full Stack Development with Java, +-6 more.
Full Stack Development with Java

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Online, Denver, +-6 more.
Denver.

About Skill Distillery

Skill Distillery offers 16-week, full-time Java bootcamps in Denver, Colorado and online. Skill Distillery’s coding bootcamp is an immersive, hands-on program where you will learn the most critical coding skills to build a lasting career not only as a... Read More

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Courses

Full Stack Development with Java

  • Cost: $19,950 - $19,950
  • Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: Online, Denver
Course Description:

The program is designed to put you on a solid career track not only as a web interface designer, but as a full stack application developer.

Unit 1: Java Programming
-Create Java applications using object-oriented features such as encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.
-Reuse the various classes in the Java libraries rather than reinvent the wheel for topics such as data structures and file input/output.
-Use Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment), Git, and Github.
-Apply Agile development methods including Pair Programming.. We also help prep you for your job hunt with coaching in resume writing and interview skills.

Unit 2: Server-side Java
-You will expand on your Java knowledge with topics like Spring, Spring MVC, creating MVC (Model-View-Controller) web applications on the server, querying a relational database with SQL, and persisting application data with both JDBC and JPA.

Unit 3: Front-end Development
-Use HTML5 to markup the text that makes up the pages of your web applications. Specify the look and feel of your HTML elements with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
-Learn JavaScript, the foundation for all dynamic web applications.
-Use the JQuery and Angular libraries to simplify your JavaScript and produce nice user interfaces.
-Design, develop, and consume REST APIs and develop single-page applications (SPAs) to create modern, dynamic, full-stack web applications.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, Angular, Java, SQL, JavaScript, Spring MVC

Skill Distillery Reviews

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4.85/5

(52 reviews)
    8/3/2020
  • Geovanny Alfaro | Software Dev & Engineering, Eng 1
  • Graduated: 2019

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"You get what you put into plus you learn things you don't realize you'll really need"

After a 12 year career in Finance, I was looking for a challenge and a new career to go into that would be more engaging. I looked for many options but was impressed on the accolades seen from fellow veterans that had attended the school. This was before... Read More

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    7/13/2020
  • Newel Miole | Software Developer
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Skill Distillery"

Being a software developer was the top option I wanted to pursue as I was getting ready to transition out of the military. I wanted to attend a program that is veteran-friendly and teaches technologies that are highly sought after in the industry. Skill... Read More

The program was designed to not only teach you how to code, but also teaches you the ability to learn new technologies. It’s also designed to train you how to collaborate with other developers using tools to help you be succesful at your work. Not very many bootcamps teaches Java, because it’s a hard language to learn in my point of view. But, they really make sure that everyone doesn’t get left behind. Another good thing about this program is that they help you prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE8 Certification. I didn’t get to take it because I was one of the strugglinG students, but the fact that they offer it, is a great deal itself.

The instructors were very knowledgeable and they were definitely industry experts. They have dedicated instructors for each technologies, but whenever I needed help with a topic, even the instructor from a different topic was willing to help out. Like I mentioned earlier, I was one of the struggling students in our cohort, but I got all the help that I need, from the TA, classmates, and instructors. This was definitely a great experience for me.

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    7/10/2020
  • Toni Papp
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Intensive and Rewarding!"

Be forewarned that this bootcamp will require the vast majority of your time! But that's because you will learn so much and come out on the other end with an abundance of new skills. Don't let people tel you this bootcamp is not for the inexperienced;... Read More

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    7/8/2020
  • John | Software Engineer
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Skill Distillery Rocks!"

I attended Skill Distillery in 2019 shortly after leaving the military. Everything about the experience exceeded my expectations from the first day of class through graduating and getting my first job as a developer. The instructors are amazing and the... Read More

The program is intense. It's not easy, and is not for everyone. You need to have the aptitude for this kind of work to be successful here, and they will help you decide if you are a good candidate during the admissions process. You will begin coding on day one, and it doesn't slow down. They call this a boot camp for a reason! Between class and homework, plan on putting in at least 60 hours a week.

I was amazed at what my classmates and I were able to produce in this short time. You will write literally dozens of small projects while learning Java, JavaScript, SQL, and HTML. You will also design and build two fully functional web projects for the midterm and final. A week or two into the course, I watched the class ahead of us present their final projects and I remember thinking there is NO WAY I could build something like that. A couple of months later I was even more amazed when I did.

You might be thinking this sounds great, but can you actually get a job coming out of a boot camp? In a word, YES. Some of my classmates had interviews prior to graduation. I had a substantial commute to/from class which left me no free time, so I decided to wait until graduation to start seriously applying for jobs. I sent out maybe 15 or 20 resumes. Within days of graduation I had a promising phone interview. That lead to in person technical interview two days later, and I had a job offer before the week was over. I have been working at this company for over a year, and can honestly say it's the best job I've ever had.

If you are motivated, disciplined, and not afraid of drinking from the fire hose, Skill Distillery can offer you the express lane to a career as a developer. Give them a call. You will be glad you did.

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    7/6/2020
  • Vinton Lee | Software Developer
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Skill Distillery was a life-changing experience for me!"

Skill Distillery was a life-changing experience for me! I went from a non-profit director to a Full-Stack Software Developer, and I do not think I would be successful in this change without the great instructors and SD course. If you choose to put the... Read More

My first Software Developer job was delayed because of COVID-19. I am now a developer working with Java building microservices at a Fortune-150 company at one of their Denver Metropolitan locations, but I am currently working remotely. I graduated in January 2020 and became employed in May 2020 after a seven-week delay to my original start date.

This transformation was not an easy process, but I learned the needed developer skills at Skill Distillery and how to learn new skills quickly. It was a game-changer to me having SD's staff continued to encourage, coach, and help me after the course to help me have stronger interviews.

I recommend the Skill Distillery Java Software Development Bootcamp to anyone aspiring to be a developer who is willing to put the hard work in and wants to make a career change. Please look me up on a business networking site and feel free to ask me about this experience.

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    7/3/2020
  • Alexa Veigel | Software Engineer
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Skill Distillery really set me up with the tools to find a great job"

Skill Distillery is a comprehensive and incredibly detailed program. They really create an environment where learning can thrive and give you all the tools needed to succeed in the “real world”. From learning actual code, to rehearsing for interviews,... Read More

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    7/2/2020
  • Frank Martin | Software Engineer
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2020

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"An invaluable learning experience"

I started programming in college for a semester and discovered coding bootcamps. I found Skill Distillery through VETTEC. It was one of the few schools that taught Full Stack Java Development along with Angular. I was having trouble learning how to learn... Read More

The instructors and assistants for Skill Distillery were very helpful and compassionate when it came to teaching and some even stayed with us after class was over just in case we needed help. Skill Distillery also had a lot of workshops for job assistance in the second half of the program as well as after we finished our final projects. I recommend working on HTML and CSS before attending and during your downtime since this coding bootcamp is more backend heavy.

I highly recommend Skill Distillery for anyone in search for a coding bootcamp. Just remember you get what you put into it. I spent a lot of time during my downtime making sure I understood the material and it paid off for me in the end.

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    5/13/2020
  • Jan Ellsworth
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A wild, challenging yet fulfilling ride for 16 weeks!"

Pros:
+ VET TEC Preferred Program
+ Very veteran friendly, my cohort consisted of all military veterans
+ Seemingly very compassionate instructors & staff
+ Very eager to do whatever it took to ease our minds through whatever transition we would go through... Read More

Cons (which I knew going in):
-Extremely fast paced, wish there were more reviews to ensure retention of foundational topics
-Some instructors read from slides so can lose attention easily

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Official Response from Skill Distillery

Hi Jan, thank you so much for your genuine feedback! I agree with you, our program is one that is fast-paced, but filled with the support you need academically and emotionally, to help you reach the finish line! Since our exit interview with your cohort,... Read More

    5/12/2020
  • Christina Rowland
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Highly Recommend this Full Stack Bootcamp"

I made the decision to attend Skill Distillery because I felt stunted in my career field and wanted to attain marketable skills and felt like this Java Full Stack Bootcamp was a good decision based on recommendations from prior students and other veterans.... Read More

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Official Response from Skill Distillery

Hello Chrissy, we value your feedback and thank you for it. Your cohort was one that had a very unique experience from beginning in our physical location to becoming our very first cohort to complete the program virtually. You worked hard and remained... Read More

    5/4/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Full Stack Development with Java
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Wealth of Knowledge, NOT FOR THE INEXPERIENCED"

ALL THOSE CONSIDERING THIS COURSE...PLEASE READ!
The skills learned in this course are very translatable and useful to the industry. You leave with a knowledge base unparalleled to that of other courses. The instructors are dedicated and willing to put... Read More

If you are set on taking this course, do yourself a favor and:

1. look or ask about the specific topics covered in the course, at least for the first two months
2. take some courses on Udemy or edX on those topics.
3. There are some great textbooks out there (Intro to Java Programming, OCA Study Guide)
4. PUT IN THE TIME BEFOREHAND. STRESSING THIS!
3. Youtube is a great resource (however can be dangerous) to explain topics further.

Most other bootcamps are about 6 months. There is a reason for this. The amount of material to be covered is vast and growing daily. Do yourself a favor and put in the work beforehand, or reconsider your decision. Prework will get you past week 1. you have close to 4 more months after that.

You are about to dedicate 4+ months to 24/7 coding. Possibly relocate and go without income unless you are lucky enough to be one of those who have VA benefits. It is not a decision to take lightly. Do not go in blind. The result of the class, like many other experiences, hinges on what you put into it. The information is there, and the instructors are ready and willing to put you first. But the most important question is "are you ready and ABLE to take it all in?" I write this because I've seen many people not be able to reap the full benefits of this course, of which the benefits are many. It is stated that this course in a "no prior experience necessary". I disagree. My CS degree from undergrad was helpful here and there. My C++ experience was helpful, but at the same time confusing due to how "strict" Java is. If this scared you off... well, good. It is not for everyone. Be humble because this course will humble you quick.

If it didn't scare you off, then you're perfect for this course. Go forth and conquer.

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Skill Distillery's average rating is 4.85 out of 5.0 based on 52 review(s).

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