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What are the prerequisites for the data science bootcamp?

Short answer: there are none!

While we do recommend having some knowledge of at least one programming/scripting language or computing environment, many of our attendees come to us with little to no experience with programming. Our pre-bootcamp coursework includes tutorials on Introduction to R Programming to get you ramped up for the bootcamp!

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Will I be a good fit for the program?

Our program is specifically designed for working professionals who want to add some data scientist skills to their current positions, or who just want to learn what this new field is all about. We focus on teaching the concepts and underlying knowledge needed to do data science, rather than on platform-specific techniques.

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What are the logistics of the bootcamp?

Bootcamps are held Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm. It’s 5 days of in-person, hands-on learning for 10 hours a day, with roughly 10 hours of pre-bootcamp coursework and 20 hours of (optional) post-bootcamp coursework.

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Do you provide accommodations?

No, Data Science Dojo does not provide hotel and accommodation.

However, some hotels do have group rates with the training venue. Be sure to mention the venue when making your reservation. If the training takes place in a hotel, we will notify the attendees of any special room rates. Additionally, we do have suggestions on places in the area to stay.

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Do I need to bring my own laptop?

Yes, please bring your own laptop. Any Mac, Linux or Windows operating system will work well.
When you register we will provide you with a checklist of programs to install and accounts to set up.
If the laptop is the property of your company, please make sure that you have their permission to install software on the laptops.

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Can you help me obtain a Visa?

Obtaining a visa is the responsibility of the attendee. While we cannot help you get a visa, Data Science Dojo can help international attendees by writing an invitation letter or letter of acceptance into the program with the dates, location, and cost of the bootcamp training.

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Payment Options

What are available payment options?

We accept all major credit cards including Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discovery, and more. You can pay by credit card, bank transfer, PayPal or check.

If your company is paying for your training, we can send you an invoice. No federal or state financial aid is accepted for any of the bootcamp locations.

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What currency are prices in?

Prices are listed in USD, with the exception of Singapore SkillsFuture which is listed in SGD.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes, for US bootcamps only we offer a flexible payment plan with $999 down, plus a $275 setup fee. The remaining balance is paid in 12 monthly installments.
Please note, our flexible payment plan is offered only for the Guru package and early-bird discounts do not apply.

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What is the refund policy?

If for any reason, you decide to cancel, we will gladly refund your registration fee in full if notified the Monday prior to the start of the training. We would also be happy to transfer your registration to another bootcamp or workshop.

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Can you send me an invoice/purchase order?

If your company is paying for your training, please request an invoice. You will be sent an invoice/quote within 1 business day. Invoices do not apply for early-bird discounts due to extended processing time.


Do you offer discounts?

Yes, we offer early registration discounts of up to 30% off. Each discount tier has a limited number of seats and all of our discounts are available in limited quantities and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once we sell out of our discounted seats, we move to full price.

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Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, we also offer a 5% discount for groups of 4 or more who register together. This discount can be also be combined with an early-bird discount when available.

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Do you offer any scholarships?

No, we do not have a scholarship program at this time.

If you work for a nonprofit organization (501c3) that is dedicated to improving lives, you are more than welcome to apply for our nonprofit fellowship.


What’s the difference between packages?

Our three packages are designed to reflect the level of assistance you might need as a learner.

Dojo is our economic option for self-sufficient practitioners, who might just be looking to brush up on their data science skills with the in-person experience.

Guru is our most popular package and comes with additional resources which will help you keep learning after the bootcamp.

Sensei is the premium package for learners who want assistance after the bootcamp, usually if they have a specific work project in mind.

You can find a document that lays out all our packages here.


Where can I find a detailed course outline?

You can find our data science bootcamp outline here.

Do you teach R or Python?

Our pre-bootcamp coursework includes tutorials on Introduction to R Programming to get you ramped up for the bootcamp! Our lessons are all based in R. However, for every R code snippet, we also provide the corresponding Python code. The logic will be the same, syntax will be different.

While we do work in R and Python during the bootcamps, knowledge of any programming language will work- as we teach the principles from a “software agnostic” point of view, the principles transfer across programming languages.

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Why Data Science Dojo?

Why should I trust Data Science Dojo?

Data Science Dojo is a global company. We have trained more than 4,000 people from over 1400+ companies globally. Check out our testimonials page and our alumni page.

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Will I get a certificate after completion?

Yes! Once you have completed our 5-day training, you will be issued a certificate that you can print or add to your LinkedIn profile for others to see.
Note: the certificate does not represent official academic credit.

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Post-bootcamp Support

What services do you offer after the bootcamp?

Depending on the package, we offer:

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