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The Software Guild

Courses: .NET Web Developer Bootcamp, Java Web Developer Bootcamp, ONLINE .NET Web Developer Badge Program, ONLINE Java Web Developer Badge Program

Locations

Online

About The Software Guild

The Software Guild is an online, fast-paced apprenticeship program. Choose from a full-time, 12-week bootcamp, or part-time online badge program, to learn either .NET/C# or Java. These two stacks are stable, proven, and in the highest demand in the enterprise.... Read More

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Job Outcomes

$55,000
Average in-field starting salary
63%
Employment rate in-field
48%
On-time graduation rate
Employment Breakdown
Employed in Paid in-field positions 63%
Full-Time Employee 63%
Full-Time Apprenticeship, Internship or Contact Position 0%
Hired by school in-field 0%
Employed in other positions 0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation 0%
Short-term contract or part-time position 0%
Not Employed 17%
Unemployed and still seeking a job 17%
Unemployed and not seeking a job 6%
Non-reporting 13%

This bootcamp uses the CIRR methodology. All CIRR members use a standardized, one-page format. To ensure complete accuracy, CIRR reports account for each enrolled student. You can compare outcomes with other CIRR members side-by-side. Learn more about CIRR.

Courses

.NET Web Developer Bootcamp

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

During a 12-week synchronous bootcamp, you’ll learn the principles of object-oriented programming, how to use Visual Studio IDE, debugging techniques, interface design principles, the basics of unit testing, and how to work with classes and members. You’ll even finish up with mock interviews and career preparation sessions.

This course is designed to teach the foundations of object oriented programming techniques in the C# language with special attention to practical application in corporate environments.

Skills, tools, and technologies explored include Unit Testing, Data and Class Modeling, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Visual Studio, and more!

Java Web Developer Bootcamp

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Gain the skills you need for junior-level developer roles with The Software Guild. During a 12-week synchronous bootcamp, you’ll learn object-oriented programming principles, error handling and debugging techniques, interface design principles and how to use the NetBeans IDE. You’ll also work with database-driven web applications, unit testing, and servlets and JSPs. You’ll finish the course with interview and career preparation.

This course is designed to teach the foundations of object-oriented programming techniques in the Java language with special attention to practical application in corporate environments.

Skills, tools, and technologies explored include Unit Testing, Data and Class Modeling,
Servlets, Spring, MySQL, JDBC, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, NetBeans, and more!

ONLINE .NET Web Developer Badge Program

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 40 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Through a program of four individual badges, you’ll learn the principles of object-oriented programming, how to use Visual Studio IDE, debugging techniques, interface design principles, the basics of unit testing, and how to work with classes and members. You’ll even finish up with mock interviews and career preparation sessions. This badge program is designed to teach the foundations of object-oriented programming techniques in the C# language with special attention to practical application in corporate environments. You can obtain all four badges in as fast as 10
months or take a brief break between badges. This flexible schedule helps you keep your job while you learn to code.

Skills, tools, and technologies explored include Unit Testing, Data and Class Modeling, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Visual Studio, and more!

Subjects: .NET

ONLINE Java Web Developer Badge Program

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 40 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Gain the skills you need for junior-level developer roles with The Software Guild. Through a program of four individual badges, you’ll learn object-oriented programming principles, error handling and debugging techniques, interface design principles and how to use the NetBeans IDE. You’ll also work with database-driven web applications, unit testing, and servlets and JSPs. In the 4th badge, you’ll finish the program with interview and career preparation. This course is designed to teach the foundations of object-oriented programming techniques in the Java language with special attention to practical application in corporate environments. You can obtain all four badges in as fast as 10 months or take a brief break between badges. This flexible schedule helps you keep your job while you learn to code. Skills, tools, and technologies explored include Unit Testing, Data and Class Modeling, Servlets, Spring, MySQL, JDBC, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, NetBeans, and more!

Subjects: Java

The Software Guild Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.72/5

(101 reviews)
    5/7/2019
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Life-changing experience"

I was on the fence about doing a programming bootcamp. Previously, I had a good job with decent pay but did not enjoy it at all. I ultimately decided to give computer programming a shot. I quit my job and moved to a different state to attend the Java... Read More

The program is hard. I had no relevant programming experience before attending the Guild. If you attend one of the bootcamps in person, prepare to devote all of your free time to studying and working on projects. But if you can make it through, it is definitely worth it. The Software Guild also helps with job placement. They will conduct mock interviews, resume help, and even have a kind of career day with real employers. They can help you get an interview but they will not hold your hand. I ended up getting an internship offer before I finished the bootcamp with a job offer from the same company 3 months after that.

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    10/18/2018
  • Dmitriy Zelenskiy | Application Developer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Well worth the investment!"

This program won’t teach you everything there is (that’s impossible in 3 months) but gives you a solid foundation that employers find valueable. Instructors were knowledgeable in their field and always helpful. Employer Network Manager was very proactive... Read More

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    10/12/2018
  • Jared Broekhuis | Java Software Developer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Software Guild Minneapolis Java"

My experience at the Software Guild was nothing but positive. From the moment you walk in on your first day, the people there are focused on one thing: preparing you for a career in software development. The instructor (Kyle) is knowledgeable, and brings... Read More

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    9/29/2018
  • Cole Smith
  • .NET Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"If you feel stuck in your career, please consider The Software Guild."

The Software Guild is a great program that helps anyone with the proper drive become a competitive junior level developer. If you want a change, or you just want more knowledge in the software development industry this could be right for you. Programs... Read More

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    6/27/2018
  • Anonymous | Full stack web developer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Hands down the best decision for my career"

Coming from a background in music education, I was looking for anything that promised help with finding a job and a decent foundation upon which I could cobble together what I needed to have a go at this career. What I found in the Software Guild was... Read More

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    3/19/2018
  • Anonymous | Software Developer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Perfect way to Change Careers"

The Software Guild is well managed and well organized. They provide you with everything you need to make a career change to software development, but you certainly need to hold up your end of the deal. Make sure that coding is something you enjoy and... Read More

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    3/14/2018
  • Anonymous | Software Development Engineer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Changed my life"

After 11 years working as a mechanical engineer, I decided to pursue software development. I initially learned Java on my own and found some work as an independent contractor for 18 months. Realizing that there was a lot I still didn't know, I decided... Read More

My experience at The Software Guild completely changed the trajectory of my career. The focus on good, clean code and an agile approach had me completing tasks that had taken me weeks in just a couple of days. I had 3 full-time job offers before my cohort was complete (2 within the bootcamp's employer network and 1 outside) and, after 15 months in my current position, I recently accepted a job as a software engineer with Amazon. Before my bootcamp experience, I never could have imagined myself being where I am today at this point in my career.

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    3/13/2018
  • Colin Principe
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Hard but rewarding work"

I attended The Software Guild through a retraining program provided by my employer. I took a 12-week in-person Java Web Developer bootcamp. The goal of the program was to enable me to become a full-stack developer with Java as the backend application,... Read More

I enjoyed The Guild's approach to instruction. In-class time was largely devoted to hands-on lab work and troubleshooting with the teacher or classmates. Reading/videos were mainly scheduled for after class time to maximize hands-on time with instructors. Each week covered an aspect of the stack with a number of small assignments during the week to reinforce learning and a summative exercise at the end employing all tech that had been learned up to that point.

I felt that the videos and course material were easy to follow. The instructors were great at explaining concepts and very patient with us as we struggled to learn them. The guild also provides off-hours support via Slack staffed with Guild employees.

The one caveat I would say is that, because the program is an intense bootcamp, students are taught the basics of the various technologies for Java-based web applications. Users will probably not be able to come out of the bootcamp and get a job at a company using the latest web technologies - they will need to build on what they learned to incorporate newer technologies like Angular, Node, React, and Swagger.

Students should also be aware that this is a boot camp in the truest sense of the concept. In addition to 8-9 hours of in-class time, there will be 2-3 hours of homework each night and probably 10-20 hours of homework on the weekend. This is not something that can be taken on lightly- it will consume 100% of your attention.

Overall I would recommend this program to anyone willing to put in the effort and be realistic about where they will be at the conclusion of the course.

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    2/15/2018
  • Rob Reynolds | Software Developer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Awesome experience, if you are reading these reviews go for it! A life changer for me, I finally found my sweet spot!"

I was hesitant to make the jump from my stable job as a teacher into a software developer. There was a lot of fear in my mind about if I could do this program or not. After the first week of being in the Guild, I knew I was in the right spot. This program... Read More

This was the best decision I made for my career, I went from not liking my job at all to loving it and The Guild helped to prepare me by teaching me perseverance, work ethic, discipline, and the tools needed to be successful in software development. I can't express to you readers enough how much The Guild exceeded my expectations. This experience will chnage your life in a positive way!

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    2/15/2018
  • Rob Reynolds | Software Developer
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Awesome experience, if you are reading these reviews go for it! A life changer for me, I finally found my sweet spot!"

I was hesitant to make the jump from my stable job as a teacher into a software developer. There was a lot of fear in my mind about if I could do this program or not. After the first week of being in the Guild, I knew I was in the right spot. This program... Read More

Comment

The Software Guild's average rating is 4.72 out of 5.0 based on 101 review(s).

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