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There are currently four courses available at Ironhack, and all of them are available full-time (9-12 weeks) and part-time (24 weeks). During each program, you’ll experience many different learning environments as they designed the course curriculum to mimic working in the tech industry. This means you’ll do more than sit in lectures. You’ll take part in daily standups, paired programming, working on real-life projects as part of a team, compete in friendly competitions, and more. 

Ironhack’s coding bootcamp offers many types of financing options, including income share agreements, loan financing, scholarships, and monthly payments. Anyone interested in taking the ISA option will only begin to pay back the course fee when you’re earning more $40,000 or more per year.

All of the programs include additional career support and are each divided into three modules, culminating in a final project to be completed by each student.

No prior coding knowledge is required for any of the bootcamps, which are all designed for those wanting to start a new career in the tech industry.

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Ironhack Courses

Ironhack offers a variety of courses. See them below.

Web Development Bootcamp (Full Time)

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn how to become a full-stack web developer capable of creating web apps from scratch and kick-starting your very own career in tech. By the end of the course, you’ll have mastered both the front and backend using languages such as React, and JavaScript. You’ll also develop soft critical skills like problem-solving and how to work as part of a team.

Subjects:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, Web Development, Front End, React, Angular

Jobs:

Junior Full Stack Developer

Locations:

Online, Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Dusseldorf, London, New York, Tampa, Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Sao Paulo

Process:

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Online Test
  4. Enroll

Web Development Bootcamp (Part Time)

Course Description:

The key focus of this program is coding: students will learn HTML, Javascript, and CSS and use them to develop websites and applications. By the end of the course, learners will have the skills to build both front-end and back-end applications, and will also have proficiency in database work and server hosting. This bootcamp is certified by Florida Department of Education.

Subjects:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, Web Development, Front End, React, Angular

Jobs:

Junior Full Stack Developer

Locations:

Online

Process:

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Online Test
  4. Enroll

UX/UI Design bootcamp (Part Time)

Course Description:

Learners will gain skills in designing online user experiences, from initial research through to the creation of a prototype digital model. Students will investigate Agile methodologies and the concepts behind site re-designs and will create a digital project as the culmination of the program.

Subjects:

HTML, CSS, Design, Product Management, User Experience, Mobile

Jobs:

Junior UX/UI Designer

Locations:

Online

Process:

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Online Test
  4. Enroll

UX/UI Design bootcamp (Full Time)

Course Description:

If you want to free yourself from your current career, consider pivoting to UX/UI design. This exciting field has one of the fastest-growing job rates in the tech world right now. During the course, you’ll learn all about design thinking, agile organization, and lean management. All of these methodologies are vital skills you’ll need to land a UX/UI job in the tech industry. 

You’ll also gain hands-on experience designing for users and how to validate your ideas through research, prototyping, and evaluation.

Subjects:

HTML, CSS, Design, Product Management, User Experience, Mobile

Jobs:

Junior UX/UI Designer

Locations:

Online

Process:

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Online Test
  4. Enroll

Data Analytics Bootcamp (Part Time)

Course Description:

Joining Ironhack’s data analytics course will let you enter one of the world’s most sought-after industries. Data analysts play a critical role in decision-making, and you’ll learn how to read, manipulate, extract, and share insights to make informed decisions. The course focuses on Python, MySQL, statistical analysis, and machine learning to ensure you’re ready to hit the ground running. 

Subjects:

Data Science, Machine Learning, MySQL, Python, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, SQL, R

Jobs:

Junior Data Analyst

Locations:

Online

Process:

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Online Test
  4. Enroll

Data Analytics Bootcamp (Full Time)

Course Description:

Students learn to use Python, SQL, and Tableau in connection with statistics and probability, and to hone their skills in the analysis of large quantities of data. Learners build a data set as their final program project, which can form a vital part of a portfolio for their new career in the tech industry.

Subjects:

Data Science, Machine Learning, MySQL, Python, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, SQL, R

Jobs:

Junior Data Analyst

Locations:

Online

Process:

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Online Test
  4. Enroll

Cybersecurity Bootcamp (Full Time)

Course Description:

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields in the IT industry. Most companies are looking for skilled professionals that will help them protect their systems from cyberattacks and secure the data of the users. Flatiron offers its students to learn the basics of communication principles, networks, penetration testing, and compliance scans. After graduating, you will be able to do jobs as a Cyber Security Analyst, Forensics Analyst, and Incident Responder.

Subjects:

Cyber Security, Network Security, Penetration Testing, SQL

Jobs:

Cyber Security Analyst, Forensics Analyst and Incident Responder.

Locations:

Online, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, London, Bordeaux, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid

Process:

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Online Test
  4. Enroll

Cybersecurity Bootcamp (Part Time)

Course Description:

The part-time course lasts for 24 weeks and has a more flexible schedule. The curriculum is the same, but the time attendees will have more time to go through the program and acquire new skills.

Subjects:

Cyber Security, Network Security, Penetration Testing, SQL

Jobs:

Cyber Security Analyst, Forensics Analyst and Incident Responder.

Locations:

Online

Process:

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Online Test
  4. Enroll

Outcomes

So far, over 5,000 students have successfully graduated, and Ironhack’s career guidance helps their students find their perfect job after the course finishes, with an 89% placement rate.

You’ll receive guidance on how to optimize your digital presence, present yourself at personal interviews, and receive help with technical interviews. 

Students at Ironhack have gone on to work for companies such as Twitter, Google, BBC, Office Depot, as well as launch their own entrepreneurial careers and startup businesses.

Reviews

Ironhack reviews tend to be positive, and they have been ranked in the top 20 of CourseReport’s reviewed bootcamps for the last three years. Overall, graduates have been impressed with the hands-on nature of the course and just how much they learned in a very short time frame. Course instructors are also regularly praised, and the careers guidance element of the bootcamps is also cited as being an important positive factor in the Ironhack Miami experience.

There have been some mixed feelings regarding curriculum, with a number of previous students reporting it as being somewhat disorganized in structure.

The graduate placement rate of Ironhack is impressive, with 80% of boot camp attendees gaining employment in a relevant industry within three months of completing their program. Ironhack graduates have gone on to work for large tech companies, start-ups, consultant companies, and agencies.

A private certificate is awarded to all students graduating from an Ironhack Miami program – for those learners preferring officially recognized certification, this may be something to consider when thinking about which boot camp is best for you.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

With a number of different bootcamps available, it’s important to be confident that you’re making the right choice, as each program requires a significant time commitment.

First of all, you may want to consider whether a part-time or full-time course is best suited to your lifestyle and current commitments. Make sure that, whichever option you choose, you will be able to fit in the required work and home study needed to successfully complete the course.

Next, think about whether on-campus or remote learning suits you best – if you find it easier to stay motivated in an in-person model, then make a choice with this firmly in mind. Similarly, if your practical circumstances would make it challenging to attend on-site daily, then be realistic about this, too, in order to give yourself the best chance of success.

Next, carefully review the course curriculums and learning goals on the Ironhack website, while keeping in mind your overarching career aims. You may find it useful to speak to staff if you’re not sure which is right for you, who can give you detailed information on what you can expect from each program and how it can help you get where you want to go, career-wise.

Look online for the reviews and experiences of past graduates, or attend an Ironack webinar in order to be as clear as possible on all the options available to you.

Ironhack is one of the top-rated bootcamps out there. Their reviews tend to be positive, and they are licensed by the Florida Department of Education. 80% of their attendees got a job in the industry within three months of completing the program.

Students at Ironhack have gone on to work for companies such as Twitter, Google, BBC, Office Depot, as well as launch their own entrepreneurial careers and startup businesses.

Flatiron offers four types of bootcamps: UX/UI Design, Web Development, Data Analytics and Cyber Security

The tuition is around $12,500. However, the prices may vary based on location.

For full information on all the courses available at Ironhack Miami, first head over to their website, where you will be able to access full curriculum details for each bootcamp. Once you have decided on the program that’s best for you, simply complete the online application form to start the admissions process.

There are no prerequisites to attend any of the Ironhack bootcamps beyond a passion for the subject matter being taught. Webinars are available for those who are unsure whether a bootcamp is suitable for them, and can be useful in making an informed choice.

Once the admissions team receives your application, you will be contacted in order to schedule an interview, so that staff can get a better idea of any prior knowledge you have, and your aims and career goals. This is also an ideal opportunity to ask any questions you might have on, for example, the curriculum of your chosen program, or the teaching methods employed. The interview usually lasts for about 30 minutes and is conducted either via video call or in-person and its fundamental aim is to ensure that an Ironhack bootcamp is the right choice for you.

Finally, there will be a technical test, to ensure that the intensive nature of the bootcamp is suited to you. This timed test is completed online, and takes about an hour; it’s designed to test potential students’ logic and analytical capabilities, and a score is awarded upon completion. No preparation or pre-work is required for this test.

If a prospective learner’s score is acceptable, and they have passed the interview stage of the process also, then they will be sent an acceptance letter and a student agreement form to sign, and they will be able at this point to reserve a place on their chosen boot camp, and pay the necessary deposit.

If you are successful in your application, there is a mandatory course of pre-work that needs to be completed before the commencement of the selected Bootcamp. This pre-work is made up of about 100 hours of study and should be completed the week before the main program begins; it’s designed to ensure that all learners come to the course with a similar level of base knowledge. Details of the pre-work package that applies to each course can be found on the Ironhack website.

New learners are encouraged to apply for a boot camp at least a month before the start of the program in order to have time to complete the admission process and any mandatory paperwork.

All students will need access to their own computer that ideally has at least 8GB of RAM and is no older than 5 years.

Although general scholarships aren’t available, Ironhack Miami offers a 10% discount for women applying for the Web Development and Data Analytic bootcamps as part of their commitment to promoting diversity and engaging with the issue of the underrepresentation of females working in the tech sector. A 10% discount is also offered to any veteran applying for a place on any of the programs available.

Other scholarships and discounts are sometimes arranged with partner organizations to help fund a students’ learning journey. Visit the Ironhack Miami website and complete the registration of interest form in order to be kept updated about future financial assistance as it becomes available.

Ironhack Miami offers students an Income Share Agreement financing option. There are eligibility requirements for this financing, which can be discussed with staff during the application and admission process for those interested in accessing it. The Income Share Agreement allows Ironhack students to defer paying their tuition fees until after graduation, at which point a set percentage of their monthly salary is used to repay the debt. 

Ironhack Miami offers its bootcamps on either a full-time or part-time basis. Choosing part-time study could be a great idea if you have work or family commitments to consider. The curriculum, content, and learning outcomes of a course are exactly the same on the part-time version of a full-time course. Remote options are also available for the bootcamps offered by Ironhack.

The part-time Bootcamp runs on two weekdays plus every Saturday of the week. Homework tasks make up around 10-15 hours of additional time a week and should be accounted for when working out the best study program for your personal circumstances. The part-time schedule is normally Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm and Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm – this is subject to change, however, and all schedules will be discussed with you during the admission process.  

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