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IT Bootcamp: What You Need to Know

An IT bootcamp is a great option for people who want to enter the lucrative world of programming and technology without the cost and time commitment that a college education would require.

Coding bootcamps can be especially beneficial for students who have trouble learning in a standard educational environment. In camp, the learning material is usually condensed into an 8 to 14-week program that’s designed to teach you everything you need to know to find a high-paying tech job quickly.

Because bootcamp courses are packed with plenty of hands-on learning and personalized tutoring, students can rapidly obtain the skills and knowledge that companies in the tech industry need.

With the recent boom in the tech industry, programmers, software developers, and more are all in high demand. And because there are so many companies looking for fresh talent, many bootcamp graduates find work quickly.

But how do you know whether an IT bootcamp at We Can Code IT will be right for you?


The Advantages of an Intensive Coding Course

Let’s face it: college can be costly and time-consuming. And even with a 4-year degree, graduates can struggle to find employment. At a We Can Code IT bootcamp, you’ll learn all the skills you need to succeed in a tech career plus you’ll have personalized career coaching and job assistance.

However, make no mistake – an intensive coding course isn’t just for people who didn’t attend college. Many bootcamp students are also college graduates who want to further their software development knowledge and learn how to break into the tech field.


What You’ll Learn

While there are many different programming languages in the world, most bootcamps choose to focus only on the most in-demand skills based on the current needs of employers in your area.

You’ll start with learning all the core fundamentals before moving into advanced concepts. Just some of the programming languages you’ll be proficient in after graduation include: C#, Java, Object Oriented Programming, Databases, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and more.

Students are also taught how to do well in tech interviews.


Are You Prepared for an IT Bootcamp?

One of the biggest misconceptions of an IT bootcamp is that you need a background in technology or some understanding of programming already. This is not true – many students are complete beginners when they first attend. As long as you are ready to put in the commitment and effort involved in learning a new skill, you can become a talented developer in no time!


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“After the We Can Code IT on-site training at University Hospitals, we embraced Agile software development methodology with tremendous success. On a project that was not going well, we were able to develop 1-week iterations where we did a mini-planning session on Monday, committed to stories for the week and then completely tested them by the end of the week. Our teams have really enjoyed moving to a more structured Agile environment with much more collaboration.”

– Andy Laytin, Manager, IT Development, SQL DBAs Architecture, University Hospitals

It takes 6 to 9 months to bring a new developer up to speed. In IT, recruiting top talent is super competitive. So it makes sense to train your internal talent pool, right? A great idea, but most companies find cross-training employees is time-consuming and demands training expertise they don’t always have.  We can help you with this process by applying our assessment tools.  These will help you find out which employees would be best for cross-training as well as which canidates are most adept to join your company.

When growth or turnover hits your IT team, research shows it costs a business about 20% of an employee’s salary to hire and train new talent. If a developer is paid in the neighborhood of $80–$120K —the hiring and training process costs your business up to $24K.*