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The Beginner’s Guide to Fintech

What is Fintech? Originally, Financial Technology, or fintech, referred to the back end technology used to operate traditional financial services institutions. Today, the term has broadened to incorporate new technological innovations in the financial sector, such as blockchains, cryptocurrencies, robo-advising and even crowdfunding. Simply put, fintech enhances financial activities through the application of technology.  The…

9 In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills You Need in 2020

A list of essential cybersecurity skills

Cybersecurity is undeniably cool. Hacking — and its prevention — has earned an unassailable place in our pop culture lexicon. Countless popular TV shows, movies and podcasts (think Mr. Robot, Swordfish, Hackable and ReplyAll) have dedicated hours of narrative and documentary storytelling towards analyzing and depicting cybercrime. In reality, though, hacking is far less glamorous…

Your Top 15 Online Boot Camp Questions Answered

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You’re interested in an online boot camp—but you first want to know how it actually works. What can you expect from the online format? If you’re just discovering our boot camps, you likely have many questions that you’d like the answers to before taking the next step. It is important to make an informed decision…

Why Employers Are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Learners

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Many of today’s leading employers are beginning to embrace new models of education, including online learning. As a result, we see a number of employers hiring online boot camp s due to their work ethic and combination of hard skills (technical knowledge) and soft skills (adaptability, collaboration, creativity, etc.). Because of the fast-paced nature of…

How to Start a Career in Blockchain

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You have likely heard about blockchain technology through its association with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, while cryptocurrency remains an important application of blockchain technology, it is only one example. Blockchain has emerged from the once-shadowy world of cryptocurrency to become a transformational technology for many businesses. Companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and JP Morgan…

7 Characteristics of a High-Quality Online Boot Camp

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As the unprecedented shift towards online learning continues to grow, more s are seeking out the combination of skills development and flexibility offered through an online boot camp education. Today it is more possible than ever to break into fields such as web development, financial technology, UX/UI, cybersecurity, and digital marketing through the help of…

The UX/UI Industry: A Beginner’s Guide

  In today’s digital era, a well-designed user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) make a website or an app more engaging, trustworthy, and accessible. That is why an increasing number of companies are looking for talented user interface and user experience designers who can transform the digital presence of their business through optimized interfaces,…

COVID-19 Update: Transitioning to Virtual Class Sessions

Updated as of April 2, 2020 For the health and safety of our students, due to increasing concerns about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), in cooperation and in accordance with UC Berkeley, current Berkeley Boot Camps cohorts will move to virtual class sessions. To ensure a seamless transition, we’re providing extra training to…

10 Tips for Effective Online Learning

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Thanks to the many advancements in modern technology, an online education has become more accessible than ever before, allowing learners to receive the same high-quality experience and outcomes offered by traditional education via a virtual experience. The recent weeks have witnessed an increasing number of schools and universities around the world transition to online-only learning,…

10 Women in Tech Who Will Inspire You

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Today’s tech industry faces an ongoing and visible issue: there simply are not enough women in the field. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up half of the nation’s workforce and more than half of its population, yet, they are still significantly underrepresented across all areas of the tech sector, accounting for only…

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