How to Learn Command Line - 50 Bootcamps to Get You Started

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By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: January 9, 2020

Command Line is a text-based interface for computers to process commands. While other interfaces exist, Command Line is used frequently by software systems. While simple compared to many other systems, Command Line is essential to coding basics. Students taking Command Line classes will learn how to send tasks to their computer via text-based commands and be able to troubleshoot problems from the back-end. Command Line serves as a foundation for more advanced learning.

Command Line expertise can lead to future careers in coding and software development. This skill is pertinent across operating systems and applications. Software engineers can expect a 21% increase in job opportunities over the next ten years. As more and more businesses rely on web-based technologies, skilled software engineers are needed to develop code and create a system that interacts across departments. Software developers can expect an average salary of $70,000, though this can grow significantly with further experience and additional skills.

Bootcamps that include courses in Command Line are offered in-person and online, with several experience levels available. Students should consider the type of instruction and their background in coding when selecting the best fit.

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Subjects: Algorithms, AWS, Command Line, CSS, Cyber Security +14 More
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DigitalCrafts is the top-reviewed coding bootcamp in Atlanta and Houston, and is among the best-reviewed programming schools in the country. We offer full- and part-time web development training, transforming beginners into full-stack software developers trained in JavaScript, React, Node.js, Python and much more. Our instructors are software engineers with years of real-world experience and a passion for teaching. You’ll learn from industry experts and be supported by staff who care about your success, in small...
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Epicodus is a coding bootcamp that focuses on collaboration and inclusivity. Students work together in pairs and teams almost every day, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion approach is a core part of the program design. Epicodus offers part- and full-time courses online and in-person in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Students learn everything they need to know to get a job as a web developer by learning Ruby, Rails and React or C#, .NET...
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Microverse offers an online, full-time, Full Stack software development program that trains you to become a software developer for no upfront cost. Microverse believes that learning should be accessible to everyone, no matter where you live. Their methodology uses remote collaborative learning and mastery learning so students worldwide can learn together and support one another. At Microverse, each student works with a pair programming partner, standup team, mentor, code reviewers, a dedicated Student Success team,...
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Subjects: Command Line, Cryptography, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Information Security +7 More
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Evolve Security Academy offers holistic cybersecurity education as well as advanced tracks on specific areas within cybersecurity. Courses are held in Chicago, IL and live-online. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp provides hands-on and immersive training, giving students the concrete and practical skills they will actually need on the job. Students gain real work experience through the live security assessment work they perform on non-profit organizations. With over 350,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the U.S. and 1,000,000...

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Code Fellows is the Pacific Northwest’s premier technical skills training academy, delivering high-quality live instruction both online and in-person to people from all backgrounds. Learners are guided toward vocational change and life transformation through software development, technical operations, cybersecurity and career training. They guide people from all backgrounds to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. They shape passionate learners with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity. Code Fellows has taught over...
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Coding Bootcamp Praha is a 12-week full-stack web development bootcamp in Prague, Czech Republic. The course is aimed at career changers whose goal is learning the skills to get hired as web developers or develop a startup MVP. The syllabus features HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, React, PHP, Laravel, and MySQL. The emphasis is on understanding the best practices, learning by doing, and solving real-world problems. Throughout the bootcamp the students learn to cooperate in teams...
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Students at First Step Coding receive as much as $2,000 in tuition credits to use at partner bootcamps. Classes are offered both in-person and online, with each class having a cap of 16 students, and one instructor for every six to eight students. Online classes cost $500 less than in-person classes.

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