How to Learn Sales - 21 Bootcamps to Get You Started

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By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: January 10, 2020

As the technology sector continues to expand, so does the need for technologically literate salespeople, often called sales engineers. There are sales engineers on staff at all of the major technology companies that sell enterprise-ready software: those include Slack, Salesforce, VMWare, SAP, Adobe, MuleSoft, Twillo, Oracle, Microsoft, and many others. Because of this, there are now many bootcamps and courses for people who are interested in kickstarting a career in technology sales by learning the necessary technological and sales-related skills.

Sales engineers are among the highest-paid salespeople, earning a median annual wage of $101,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This wage is substantially higher than average for salespeople across all industries ($41,000). The BLS also projects 6 percent job growth in this area between 2018 and 2028, which is on par with the expected 5 percent growth across all occupations over the same period.

Several immersive bootcamps and a number courses are available for people interested in technology sales. Below is a list of bootcamps, with more specific information about the material they cover and to what kind of students each course caters to. SwitchUp also aggregates alumni reviews for each bootcamp.

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Locations: Online
Courses: Wordpress Development, Freelance Business Building, Visual Design, +2 More
Subjects: Career Coaching, Collaboration, Command Line, CSS, Design Principles +25 More
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Skillcrush offers 3-month, online master classes known as "blueprints" that prepare students for a variety of roles in the tech industry. Students can take classes individually or choose one of the Skillcrush training packages. The "all-inclusive" package allows access to all the blueprints for nine months.
Locations: Boston
Courses: Introduction to Digital Marketing, Web Design + UX/UI (Nights & Weekends), Digital Marketing (Nights & Weekends), +5 More
Subjects: AJAX, Bootstrap, Business, CSS, Design Principles +21 More
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Startup Institute offers a 12-week, immersive program for coding students. Two months of dedicated career support are included, and students are also connected to a comprehensive network of startups and tech companies who hire recent graduates.
Locations: Online
Courses: DevOps, QA Automation, QA Manual, +1 More
Subjects: Agile, Cloud Computing, Linux, Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Puppet +4 More

Careerist offers online Manual QA, QA Automation, DevOps and Sales Engineer courses. To apply, students submit an online application. Careerist offers an income share agreement. The first bootcamp lesson is free of charge. After the first lesson, bootcamp students can choose to pay a $799 registration fee upfront, and then owe 15% of their salary for the first 24 months of their new job. However, the registration fee is non-refundable. Careerist students receive 1:1 support...
Locations: Online
Courses: Free 1-Week Online Bootcamp, Paid 3-Month Fellowship
Subjects: Sales

Sales Bootcamp's vision is to provide students with access to a strong network, training, and job opportunities.

Sales Bootcamp runs a free 1-week online bootcamp for students wishing to break into tech sales. After completing the bootcamp, students have the opportunity to take a paid 3-month fellowship where they work with corporate partners. Upon completion of the fellowship, students are guaranteed a position in sales.

Sales Bootcamp focuses on teaching sales skills, with a goal...

Locations: Online
Courses: Product Management Career Accelerator, Entrepreneurship Career Accelerator, Growth Management Career Accelerator, +1 More
Subjects: Agile, Product Mgmt, Sales

Knowledge Officer's Product Management Career Accelerator is a 6-months program (with a job-guaranteed) that will prepare you for your first job as a product manager or your transition within your current organization to leading product roles. The program will focus on giving you a 360° view of what it takes to be a good product manager and have an impact on your team and company's success.

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Locations: San Francisco
Courses: Product Design, Growth, Business Development & Sales
Subjects: Algorithms, Business, CSS, Design Principles, Digital Marketing +9 More

Tradecraft is a full time, 12-week immersive bootcamp in San Francisco, CA. The program was designed by industry experts and is aimed at individuals who want to work in startups. Tradecraft offers courses in Sales & Business Development, Growth Marketing, Product Design and Engineering. During the program, students will work on real world projects for companies. Students can expect a fast-paced environment with guidance from world-class mentors and feedback from peers. Tradecraft offers ongoing mentorship...
Locations: Online
Courses: Science-Based Sales
Subjects: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Marketing, Sales

Prehired is NOT a class, a school or your normal “higher ed.” You do NOT have “teachers,” “classmates” or “graduates.” As a lifetime membership association with a job guarantee, we help you get hired to tech sales careers at companies YOU want to work for, hit six figures asap and keep getting promoted. How? It all starts with our 12-week Science-Based Sales® career launch program to break into tech sales (the only one leading sales...
Locations: Chicago
Courses: Starter School, Web Development
Subjects: Algorithms, CSS, Data Structures, Design Principles, Digital Marketing +15 More

The Starter League empowers beginners to solve problems through technology. They teach two immersive, in-person programs: a 3-month Web Development course that takes beginners from zero to software developers, and Starter School, a 9-month program that prepares front end developers to build complex websites. For people with 9-to-5 jobs, they also offer 3-month part-time courses that cover HTML & CSS, JavaScript, visual design, and user experience. Starter League has a proven track record, having taught...
Locations: San Francisco
Courses: Tech Sales Bootcamp
Subjects: Sales

Always Hired is an in-person immersive sales training bootcamp for people who want to get their foot in the door at the best technology companies in SF. Our mission is to provide an affordable, flexible, life changing course that brings people of all backgrounds together to learn the art of communication. We don't just want to teach people how to sell, but to pave and outline a path towards a successful career.
Locations: Online
Courses: Tech Sales Training
Subjects: Business, Career Coaching, Sales

At Uvaro, we're on a mission to transform careers through best-in-class training that's accessible to anyone. Our team has spent the last 10+ years helping high-growth SaaS businesses solve knowledge and revenue problems with technology. But industry needs reach much deeper than that—education for sales professionals is falling short of what modern technology companies demand, and it's near-impossible for skilled professionals from other industries to break in. Uvaro fills the overwhelming unfulfilled demand for sales...

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