Introducing the Data Science and Analytics Bootcamp at UW—Madison

08/10/2021

The University of Wisconsin—Madison has launched a Data Science and Analytics Bootcamp, offering those interested in pivoting careers a chance to become a data professional in less than one year. 

Interested in breaking into a tech career but have no experience? Keep reading to learn how the bootcamp will help you achieve your goals and the specific benefits of our online bootcamp. If you know someone who is thinking about transitioning into a tech career, regardless of their experience or skill level, share this article with them and help change their life!

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What is a Bootcamp?

Traditionally, bootcamps tend to be short, intensive training programs focusing on one specific skill or career path. They have become a welcome alternative to traditional degrees for their relative accessibility and flexibility. Many bootcamps generally operate with the same ethos of upskilling or reskilling individuals in a short period. This one, however, has a unique focus on professional development and knowledge transfer for adult learners.

How is This One Different From Other Bootcamps?

The University of Wisconsin—Madison Data Science Analytics Bootcamp rolls both data science and data analytics into one online training program to deepen your knowledge of the field and allow you to expand your career opportunities. 

While the average length of other bootcamps is just 6 weeks, the UW—Madison part-time program spans ten months, which allows learners of all levels to dive deep into hands-on training via online weekend and evening classes

Along with industry-informed training led by active data professionals, you will also receive personalized student and career support throughout the course to give you the best opportunity to enter the workforce.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Data Science & Analytics Bootcamp Overview

Can Bootcamps Benefit Beginners?

Yes! This bootcamp is great for individuals with previous experience looking to upskill, but beginners with no experience gain the most from our curriculum. Training begins on day one with the fundamentals to deliver a deep understanding of what to expect from a career in data science and analytics. 

No Experience is Required

You might think that a tech career is only accessible for computer geeks and the tech-adept, but data science provides diverse opportunities for those who seek it. Professionals from all backgrounds ranging from complete beginners without any tech experience, to corporate workers and software engineers can break into the data science field. This comprehensive, beginner-friendly program makes a tech career possible for people of all skill levels and talents. 

Balance Life While You Gain New Skills

Our part-time evening and weekend classes give you the flexibility to train with professionals without having to compromise your current job, social life, or familial commitments. 

10 Months to a New Career

Changing careers requires confidence in yourself and your skills. With our Data Science and Analytics Bootcamp, you’ll go beyond surface-level skills and immerse yourself in real-world training that builds job-ready skills so you can hit the ground running from day one on the job. We’ll also help connect you with potential employers to catapult your new career and give you the best return on your investment.

The curriculum offers advanced teaching methodologies and resources to ensure comprehension:

  • Synchronous, virtual, live classrooms
  • Online Q&A with instructors
  • Updated library of recorded sessions
  • Extended virtual office hours
  • Project-based challenges

What Can I Expect From the Introductory Course?

While investing in yourself is necessary for growth, it’s not always easy to know what to expect from a new venture. Our Introductory Course gives you the chance to explore the data science and analytics field before committing to the Extended Program. It’s the best way to protect your investment as you transition into your next career phase!  

Here’s what you can expect from this course:

  • A 30-hour course led by active data professionals
  • Exposure to core data science and data analytics topics 
  • Introduction to computing basics
  • Explore scripting and Internet of Things (IoT) with Raspberry Pi
  • Learn what to expect from the data science and analytics field
  • Gain a realistic expectation of the careers you can pursue
  • Get a feel for our online learning environment to see if it suits you
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Your Success is Our Top Priority

Learning an entirely new skill online may come with its own set of challenges. That’s why our curriculum puts a strong focus on your success. Several elements are put in place to make sure you have the resources and support to comprehend the material and complete the program successfully. 

Career Services

Our very own career service experts work with you throughout the course to show you the best way to present yourself and your new skills to potential employers. Through one-on-one workshops, they’ll help you polish your resume, optimize your LinkedIn profile, prepare you to interview with our hiring partners, and more. Unlike other bootcamps, our career services are not provided via a third-party agency; we’re with you every step of the way.

Student Success Managers

Student Success Managers (SSMs) provide a personalized learning experience by delivering additional resources when necessary to help you perform at your best throughout the program. From the start of the bootcamp, your SSM will be your guide and give you the tools to stay accountable, consistent, and ready for the next lesson. 

Are Online Bootcamps Worth It?

The benefits of our Data Science and Analytics Bootcamp begin on day one. As you progress through the program, you’ll see the fruits of your investment working for you as you transform into a data professional. 

Job Placement Assistance 

Your training is built around the intention of landing the job of your dreams in the data science field. With hands-on training and a market-driven curriculum, along with access to job boards and hiring partners via career services, you can be sure that our team will help and prepare you to confidently face the job hunt. 

We cannot guarantee job placement, but we can guarantee unrivaled effort from our team to match you with potential employers.

Study for Industry Certifications

Certifications are a great way to stand out as a professional in your field. The curriculum is not focused exclusively on taking certification exams, but you will gain the technical knowledge that will help you prepare for three popular data science and analytics certifications: 

  • Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate
  • IBM Data Science Professional Certificate
  • IBM Data Analyst Professional Certificate

Learn Modern Tools and Skills

Obtain current knowledge and skills from those who live and breathe data science and analytics every day! Our curriculum is created and taught by data experts so you can be confident you’re gaining useful knowledge and skills for today’s workforce.

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Online, Part-Time Classes

The online bootcamp is offered on evenings and weekends, giving you the flexibility to learn from home or anywhere with a stable internet connection. Instructors provide an immersive experience that allows you to practice theoretical, technical, and practical techniques from day one.

Build Your Professional Portfolio 

As you move through each section of the course, you’ll complete a milestone project, which will eventually become your professional portfolio. Regardless of your experience coming into the program, you will enter the workforce with a portfolio that showcases a grasp of complex data science and analytics projects. 

How Can I Enroll?

Classes start on a rolling basis. The best way to enroll is to get in contact with our admissions team for more information on cohort start dates, tuition, and what you’ll need to get started. Schedule your call today or give us a call at (608) 733-6400.

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