This year due to Coronavirus I decided to accept the invitation form Women Who Code to become a beta-tester of the Practicum by Yandex platform and I joined the Web Developer Professional Certificate Program.
The program is an amazing experience in which you will learn at a high rate and have the opportunity to put your skills to the test with sprints and projects bi-weekly.
Overall, the experience is pretty tough, yet incredibly valuable. The Practicum curriculum is significantly more advanced and up to date than many other bootcamps.
The strong curriculum is specially designed that after quality curated theoretical lectures is dropping you right into a code base challenge and having you figure out what is needed to be done to find solutions which accurately mimics the real world experience. The Sprints also provide space for students to work on projects independently and as small groups.
The curriculum is geared to make you build your portfolio of 15 projects by following the original mockup design files and add functionality as per instructions received for each project. You will collaborate through GitHub using a professional developer's workflow that will help you in your Developer job.
The Program is 10 months long and the review process and the projects activities gives you the real world work environment and prepare you to be ready to join any Company's Developer team at any time. The Sprints are build having in mind the job ready Developers.
The mentors, community managers and support staff are top notch and care greatly about student advancement and, ultimately, success. The program provides also great alumni network with an active Slack.
I don't have enough words to recommend Practicum by Yandex Curriculum, join today and you will be definitely happy with your choice! Give it a try!