The demand for skilled data scientists and data engineers remains strong in 2015.  Big data analysis is becoming a necessity for companies to prosper in all industries from agriculture to finance. Large international companies to new startups have been reaching out to bootcamps, immersion, and fellowship programs for qualified professionals. The requirements for enrollment are more stringent than those of coding bootcamps but, students who make it through will be positioned for one of the highest paying jobs in the tech field. Take a look at what these data science and engineering schools have to offer.

Insight Data Engineering & Data Science Fellows Silicon Valley, CA, NYCInsight-logo

Insight has two separate six-week programs designed to bridge the gap between traditional education and a lucrative career.  Both are project-based learning programs with no traditional lecture classes. The data engineering program is for those interested in building infrastructures with large code bases. The data science program is for those who want to acquire experience in data analysis, experimental design, or machine learning. Upon graduation, graduates get positioned directly into partnered companies of Insight.

FORMATIn-person
COSTFree
REQUIRED EXPERIENCECompleted or are approaching completion of a Ph.D.
LANGUAGESPython, R, Git, Flask, Javascript, MySQL, Hadoop, Hive
CLASS SIZEn/a
CLASS LENGTHSix weeks
HOURS/WEEKFull-Time
SESSIONS/YEARTwo
APPLICATIONStandard application
JOB ASSISTANCEYes
TUITION REIMBURSEMENTn/a
FINANCIAL AIDNeed-based travel and living expense scholarships available
PAYMENT PLANn/a
SELECTIVEYes
DESCRIPTIONData Science Fellowship
CONTACT[email protected] 

Metis NYCMetis-logo

In 2015, Kaplan’s Metis bootcamp has decided to focus all its expertise into it’s data science bootcamp. Its course is designed to teach someone to think and act like a true data scientist. Students are taught to discover the questions that will deliver the greatest value from their data. The coursework provides a very strong foundation amongst many essential tools and algorithms. At the end of the 12-week course Metis holds a career day visited by over 30 companies. That is more companies than the average amount of students enrolled. Metis holds the only data science bootcamp accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), a U.S. Department of Education nationally recognized agency.

FORMATIn-person
COST$14,000
REQUIRED EXPERIENCEApplicants must have some previous experience programming (writing code) and studying or using statistics.
LANGUAGESPython (Scikit-learn, Statsmodels, Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Flask), Javascript (d3.js), and other software (Git, Hadoop, Hive, SQL, Mongo)
CLASS SIZE18-24
CLASS LENGTH12 weeks
HOURS/WEEKFull-time
SESSIONS/YEARFour
APPLICATIONStandard application with self assessment + coding challenge + interview
JOB ASSISTANCEProvide coaching, technical interviewing workshops, salary negotiation support, and access to employers. Career day, students present 1 of 5 different projects to 25-30 different employers
TUITION REIMBURSEMENTNo
FINANCIAL AID$2,000 scholarship for women, underrepresented minority groups, and veterans or members of the U.S. military.
PAYMENT PLANAvailable. Financing partners available.
SELECTIVEYes
DESCRIPTIONData Science Bootcamp
CONTACTContact Form

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