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About Springboard

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Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online programs in software engineering, data science, machine learning, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, and more.... Read More

All Springboard courses are 100% online, remote, and self-paced throughout an average of six to nine months.

The Springboard experience gives our students access to a unique community of industry mentors, thought leaders, and alumni, who are on hand to offer insights, networking opportunities, and support throughout our programs and well past graduation. Every Springboard student is matched with a personal student advisor and industry mentor who guides them throughout the program through regular video calls.

Before graduation, Springboard’s career services team supports students in their job search, helping prepare them for interviews and networking, and facilitates their transition into the tech industry. Our tuition-back guarantee allowing students a six-month runway to secure the role of their dreams means students can take charge and invest in themselves.

Springboard’s support does not end when students graduate. All our graduates benefit from an extensive support network encompassing career services, 1:1 career coaching, networking tips, resume assistance, interview prep, and salary negotiation.

This approach has seen considerable success: since Springboard was founded in 2013, 94% of eligible graduates secured a job within one year, earning an average salary increase of $26,000.

Springboard is excited to offer SwitchUp an exclusive scholarship for $500 off tuition! Use promo code SWITCHUP500 when enrolling. *This offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already summited an application cannot claim this scholarship. This scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships and/or offers. Qualifying Courses: Data Analytics Career Track, Data Science Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track, UI/UX Design Career Track, UX Career Track,

At Springboard, we equip our students with the skills they'll need to find their dream jobs in a tech-centric economy. To that end, we believe in providing transparency around our outcomes, so that students like you can make well-informed decisions. This report is intended to provide information regarding data on job placements and student demographics for all Springboard career tracks: https://ddf46429.springboard.com/uploads/resources/1644953246_Outcomes_2021_All_Career_Tracks.pdf.

Courses

Cyber Security Career Track

Cost: $9,900
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This Cyber Security Career Track is the first online cyber bootcamp to guarantee your first cybersecurity job, or your tuition back.

In this fully online Cyber Security Career Track, you will learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace with 1:1 support from a skilled cybersecurity mentor and dedicated support from career coaches. You will get hands-on practice with 30+ labs and projects, while getting everything you need to pass the Security+ certification test. By the end of the bootcamp, you'll have all of the blue team technical and communication skills you need to start a cybersecurity analyst role (A job that helps you earn about $100,000 in average salary).

Subjects: Cybersecurity Basics (optional), Cybersecurity Fundamentals, IT Project Management, Host-based security, Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Training, Security Operations, Application Security, Security+ Prep

Subjects:
Project Management, Cyber Security, Network Security

Data Analytics Career Track

Cost: $8,500
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Become a data analyst in six months, job guaranteed! Through this course, developed in partnership with Microsoft, you’ll master the technical and business thinking skills needed to get hired.

In addition to learning fundamental business statistics concepts, key tools (like Excel, SQL, Python, Power BI, and Tableau), and advanced analysis techniques, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills—something hiring managers told us most job applicants lack. Two capstone projects will allow you to bring all of your skills together, becoming the center of a powerful portfolio. And you’ll do it all with the guidance of your personal mentor and career coach, plus support from your fellow students and Springboard alumni.

Subjects:
NumPy, Python, Data Analytics, SQL, Data Visualization

Data Science Career Track

Cost: $9,900
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Get a job, or your money back, through Springboard’s mentor-guided online bootcamp. With our job guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded.

Students will master the data science process, from statistics and data wrangling to advanced topics like machine learning and data storytelling, by working on real projects designed by industry experts. With the guidance of your personal mentor and career coaches, you will graduate with an interview-ready portfolio and a network of data scientists. We won’t stop there. We know that career transitions are hard, and we’ll support you every step of the way—until you get hired.

Deferred Tuition: $12,500 for 18 months.

Subjects:
Python, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Data Science

Data Science Career Track Prep

Cost: $490
Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Need more prep for the Data Science Career Track? In this mentor-led course, you'll spend 4-6 weeks mastering the foundational skills needed to pass the admissions challenge and start your career.

This course was designed specifically for go-getters who want to enroll in our Data Science Career Track, but who need an introduction to, or a refresher in, Python programming, statistics, or other core data science concepts.

With guidance from your personal mentor, you’ll finish the course having learned to use Python to complete real-world coding exercises. You’ll also be able to ace our Data Science Career Track admissions challenge and begin your data science journey.

Subjects:
Data Science

Digital Marketing Professional Certificate

Cost: $2,495
Duration: 8 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This part-time digital marketing certificate from Springboard provides students hands-on experience creating, implementing and measuring digital marketing campaigns. Graduate in just 8-weeks with a professional certification. Includes 1:1 personalized mentorship from digital marketing experts who work in the industry.

Subjects:
Digital Marketing

Introduction to Data Analytics

Cost: $349
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This course is designed to help students decide if a career in data analytics is right for them. It will also help them decide if Springboard is the right educator for them. The course will introduce students to data analytics fundamentals, including structured thinking processes, Excel foundations, and how to present data-driven insights.

Subjects:
Data Analytics, Excel

Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate

Cost: $2,495
Duration: 8 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn everything you need to win customers and grow your business through social media.

In this mentored online certificate you will use the latest tools and techniques to strategize, create and measure a ready-to-implement, multi-platform social media campaign.

Gain real-world experience and put your skills to the test with 8 hands-on projects. You'll receive personalized support, meeting regularly 1-on-1 with your mentor who works professionally as a social media marketer. The program is designed for those who want to apply their new social media marketing skills immediately and build content and campaigns for platforms like Instagram, TikTok, twitter, facebook and LinkedIn.

Subjects:
Social Media Marketing

Tech Sales Career Track

Cost: $6,500
Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Tech Sales Career Track is designed to prepare students to successfully land and perform in sales development representative (SDR) and/or business development representative (BDR) roles in B2B Tech sales landscape. All backgrounds are welcome, as long as you can demonstrate strong communication and relationship-building skills, along with the ability to learn new concepts quickly. Before enrolling, applicants will be asked to pass an evaluation of baseline soft skills centered around communication skills, motivation, professionalism, a commitment to learning, and a resilient mindset.

As a tech sales student, you’ll also benefit from one of Springboard’s most sought-after features: a community of support that includes a live instructor, a dedicated student advisor, a career coach, a course teaching assistant, and a grader/assessor, who will provide written feedback on assessments. As with all Springboard courses, the Tech Sales Career Track will be a 100% online experience. The course is fixed-paced, with weekly live classes to help you practice new concepts and techniques.

Subjects: Intro to Tech Sales, Pipeline Development, Qualification Calls, Sales Calls

Subjects:
Sales

Introduction to Design

Cost: $349
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This four-week, online course allows students to experience the Springboard curriculum in a bite-sized, easily digestible format. It’s created for those who want to test if online learning is for them, and those who are simply curious to see if their interest in design could lead them towards a new career.

Introduction to Design students have access to one-on-one mentorship from a design expert, a one-on-one call with a career coach, hands-on, exercise-based learning, access to a dedicated student advisor, a teaching assistant, student operations support and a community of aspiring designers and design experts.

Subjects:
Sketch, UI Design, UX Design, Wireframing, Figma, Personas

Software Engineering Career Track

Cost: $9,900
Duration: 36 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Launch your career as a software engineer with 1:1 mentorship, career coaching, and a job guarantee. If you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition is refunded. We’ve partnered with legendary coding instructor Colt Steele to develop a cutting-edge curriculum covering everything from Python and SQL to the latest JavaScript frameworks that employers are hiring for, React and Node. As part of the course, you’ll build your own production-ready web apps to showcase to employers. You’ll also be paired with a personal mentor, an experienced software engineer currently working in the industry, who will guide you throughout the course.

Subjects:
jQuery, PostgreSQL, AJAX, Python, Redux, React.js, SQL, JavaScript

Springboard Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.69/5 (1381 reviews)

Jyoti
Designer | Graduated: 2022

11/29/2022

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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Job Support

"Nicely designed curriculum"

Pros - Good information and step by guidance. I like how gradually it is designed to give theoretical and practical knowledge. Cons - Too expensive. IDP which is the focal point of the course is not well matched. Should bring in better projects for good... Read More

Ankur Patel
Data Analytics student | Graduated: 2022

11/29/2022

Course
Data Analytics Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Generally positive experience."

The course was well planned out and I learned a lot, especially as I was changing careers from something very different. The career help was one of the stand outs to me, the career coach's were excellent. I did experience some scheduling issues with my... Read More

Paa Kwesi
Data Analyst | Graduated: 2022

11/28/2022

Course
Data Analytics Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"A Boot Camp worth more than a Masters Degree"

The whole program is a master piece. This course has really shaped my career and I am very thankful to Springboard for the value and meaning they have given me. With maximum commitment to the program, one can easily easily change careers and become confident... Read More

Pablo Ruiz Lopez
Data Scientist | Graduated: 2022

11/17/2022

Course
Data Science Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"A life changing experience"

Before taking Springboard Data Science Career Track I took around 15 MOOCs online trying to learn about Data Science and Machine Learning. Although they were extremely useful, I always felt confused on how to apply what I've just learn in the course afterwards.... Read More

Dylan Cameron
Product Designer | Graduated: 2022

11/17/2022

Course
UX Career Track

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Job Support

"Springboard's UX Career Track program was challenging, engaging, and incredibly informative."

1:1 expert mentor oversight with weekly meetings was a massive advantage of this program. I loved being able to bounce thoughts and ideas off of my expert mentor regarding projects, concepts, job interviews, and design theory. Participating in the IDP... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2012

11/15/2022

Course
Data Analytics Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Great!"

Pros - Good mentor, job support, career help, weekly meeting with mentor, tuition refund if not landing a job within 6 months of grauduation cons- the curriculum could be harder, add more topics, such as A/B testing, ETL, API overall, everything was good.... Read More

Thelma Oliver
Data Analyst | Graduated: 2022

11/13/2022

Course
Data Analytics Career Track

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Job Support

"Best Online Boot camp for change in career"

I completed an online search of the best boot camps and landed on Springboard. After careful research on their website and student review platforms I decided to move forward an applied. From the initial phone contact for an interview to the last day of... Read More

Julianna Caruso
Graduated: 2022

11/12/2022

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"UI/UX Design Career Track"

I signed up for the UI/UX Design Career Track at Springboard in February of 2022, and just finished the course this November. I really enjoyed my experience working through this course. Although I am used to learning in person, this course does a great... Read More

Richard Jackson
Operations Research Data Analyst | Graduated: 2022

11/11/2022

Course
Data Science Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Great for career changers"

If you are like me and are coming into the Data Science/Data Analytics field from a business background, I can wholeheartedly recommend Springboard. Their Business Insider track is the perfect mechanism for learning the skills you need while leveraging... Read More

Nathan Gagnon
Penetration Tester | Graduated: 2022

11/10/2022

Course
Cyber Security Career Track

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Job Support

"Best way to break into the cybersecurity industry"

You are given all tools needed to prepare for a future in cybersecurity including but not limited to: technical knowledge, how to use your knowledge in real life scenarios, interview prep and much more! The support team, mentors and coaches are all very... Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Springboard?

Springboard offers many financing options, such as Scholarships, Loan Financing, Deffered Payment, and Upfront Payments.

What courses are offered at Springboard?

There are many courses you can take at Springboard. These include the Cyber Security Career Track, Data Analytics Career Track, Data Engineering Career Track, Data Science Career Track, Data Science Career Track Prep, Introduction to Design, Machine Learning Engineering Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course, UI/UX Design Career Track, and UX Career Track.

What are the job outcomes for Springboard?

For UX Design and Data Science Career Track students, the average salary increase is $26K.

Springboard alumni work at various tech companies, such as Wayfair, Boeing, Pandora, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and more.

What is the application process at Springboard like?

Prospective students need to fill out the course's application form to get started. There is no application fee and the application takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. After completing the initial application, Springboard will reach out to you to schedule an interview with one of their Admissions Managers to discuss your background and learning goals to make sure you're a good fit for the program.

If it's a fit, they'll send you a technical skills survey to test your skills and experience. Applicants spend up to 3 hours on this. If you pass the skills survey, Springboard will send you a registration link so you can choose the start date and payment plan that works for you.

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