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Who are the #Ironhackers?

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#Ironhackers is our community of alumni, teachers, and mentors! Our relationship doesn't end once the course is over: once an Ironhacker, always an Ironhacker.

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Do I need my own laptop?

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Yes, you should have your own computer. If you are enrolled in the Web Dev or Data Analytics Bootcamps, any operative system should be fine. For the UX/UI Design Bootcamp, we try to adapt to the industry standards so we recommend you to check what operating system they prefer. Most of campus use software like Sketch or Flinto, only available for Mac, but you can also use alternative programs. In general, the computer should have 8GB of RAM and no older than 5 years.

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How do you reconcile the knowledge gap between students with different technical/programming levels?

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Firstly, the goal of our admissions process is to select a cohort that will be able to move more or less at the same pace. Secondly, completing the pre-work is important to make sure that everyone has the same foundational knowledge. That being said, some people will move faster than others, but that's OK! Our curriculum is designed to adapt itself to those that are moving more quickly and those that need a bit more personalized attention.

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What is an FAQ?

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FAQ stands for "Frequently Asked Questions." It is a list of answers to common questions about a specific product or service.

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What is the difference between the Full Time and the Part Time format?

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The full time program requires exclusive dedication, it is not compatible with other studies or work. The classes go from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, and you should dedicate a lot of your free time to do the daily exercises. The experience is inmersive and demanding. We recommend this program if you want to do a career change and give up your current profession.

The part time program allows you to work and study at the same time; the classes are taught two weekdays and on Saturdays. You should dedicate around 10 to 15 hours of your free time for homework. It is a demanding program, and you will have to be extremely organized to meet the deadlines. We recommend this program if you don't want to quit your job and you want to increase your network of contacts in class.

Both programs include the same content and are equally demanding, and you will have the same professional profile after graduation. We suggest that you make a decision according to your personal circumstances.

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How many students are there usually per class?

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It varies depending on the bootcamp and campus, but we typically have around 20 students per class. There is 1 Lead Teacher per bootcamp and 1 Teacher Assistant for every 10 students. 

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Is the program taught in person or online?

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Ironhack teaches face to face programs in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisboa, Sao Paulo, Mexico, Miami, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. We also offer remote programs with a live virtual environment for students from all over the world.

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What is Ironhack looking for in their students?

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Our values (or Ironvalues) are: passion above anything else, love people and their stories and can-do attitude We are looking for students that are able to work hard, help others and willing to learn

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Will I get a certificate after completion of the program? Is it an official certificate?

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Ironhack provides a private certificate that proves that the program was completed. The bootcamps are not recognized by the traditional standards of the Education administration. Due to its intensive and hands-on format, it wouldn't be possible to adapt the content and schedules to the official requirements. However, for some campuses you can get public financing to study with us. For more information, contact the Admissions Manager.

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How much should I pay to book my spot in the program?

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The place reservation has a different amount for each campus. It is always included in the program, and you should make the payment 3 days after receiving your admission.
In Europe, the place reservation is about 750€. In Mexico is 9,000MXN and for the Latam Remote program is 400USD. In Miami it is usually 500USD. Please, remember that these prices may change; please, always check the website first.

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When should I pay for the full tuition?

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The total fee should be paid 20 days before the program starts. If you have a payment plan, or you are paying with financing options, make sure everything is clear between you and the Admissions Manager.

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Do you give any help to get a visa?

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Ironhack cannot arrange any kind of visa, not for studying nor working. We can give you all the required documents to present at your Embassy.
Remember that if you want us to support your job search, you need a work permit to work in the country you are applying to.

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What are the next Bootcamp dates?

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You can check the next dates in the website, visiting each camups and course page. Keep in mind that we usually offer Full Time programs every 3 months and Part Time programs every 6 months (Fall and Spring intakes) but this may change from one campus to another

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Do you help in finding accommodation?

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We can give you some tips and put you in contact with our students' network once you are enrolled, but Ironhack doesn't have any residence or housing available in the campus.

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Would I be able to apply for remote if I am in a different continent?

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Yes, anyone can join remote programs and you don't need to be in any specific country. Just keep in mind that our remote programs have a fixed scheduled with live sessions so you should be in the same timezone.

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Are there any free days during the Bootcamp?

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In the Full Time program you won't have any free day, you will have class every day from Monday to Friday until the training ends.

In the Part Time program some free days are given and you will have Christmas and Easter holidays, according to each country calendar. We will send you the calendar when the program starts.

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What is the class schedule?

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In the Full Time program the classes are from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. In the Part Time program the classes are either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. This schedule may be subject to changes, so please always check with your Admissions Manager before enrolling in the program.

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What is the language of the program?

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The language of the program is different in each campus:

  • English: Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Remote
  • Spanish: Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico, Remote
  • French: Paris
  • Portuguese: Sao Paulo
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What are the pre-requisites to access the UX/UI Design bootcamp?

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To access the full time or part time program of UX/UI Design, you don't need any previous requirement: it is enough if you love learning, you are motivated and willing to work. We recommend this program to those candidates who have a great eye for design, empathy, creativity and communication skills - also, you should be passionate about websites, apps and the digital environment.

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I don't know anything about UX/UI Design but I love it, could I join the bootcamp?

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Of course! You should always learn more about this area, you can join our webinars and make sure that UX/UI Design is for you. It is not necessary to have any previous training but you should demonstrate this is the path you want to follow.

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What is the typical profile of a UX/UI Designer?

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There are as many profiles as students! Some of the most common backgrounds are: psychology, marketing, architecture, design, arts, and media... but it is not necessary to have a university degree or any specific education. Remember that at Ironhack we are specialized in teaching students with really diverse backgrounds.

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Do I need to have my own computer? Should it have specific requirements?

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Yes, you should have your own computer. If you are enrolled in the Web Dev or Data Analytics Bootcamps, any operative system should be fine. For the UX/UI Design Bootcamp, we try to adapt to the industry standards so we recommend you to check with your Admissions Manager what operative system is recommended in your chosen campus. Most campus use software like Sketch or Flinto, only available for Mac, but you can also use alternative programs such as Adobe XD or Figma. In general, the computer should have 8GB of RAM and no older than 5 years.

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What is the price of the program?

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The cost of the program depends on each campus, since it varies depending on the market and local currency. You can check each campus and program visiting each course and campus page.

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What does the structure of the UX/UI Design Bootcamp look like?

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The program has the same structure both in the full-time or part-time formats: the only difference is the duration of each module. The program is divided into modules and projects: there’s a module for Visual Design and UI Design, one for Coding, one for UX Design, and one for Project Management. All the modules are introduced at the beginning of the Bootcamp to allow you to integrate the learnings throughout the bootcamp. The projects connect the different module concepts through hands-on experience. They will put you in a real-world scenario to prompt you to apply the techniques learned in class to solve problems. By the end of the program, you will have a professional UXUI Portfolio with 3-6 projects, done using state-of-the-art tools and methods in the industry, to start your job search.

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How many hours per day should I dedicate to the bootcamp?

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In the Full Time program, you should go to class from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, and then you will have a lot of extra work after class. It is a really intensive program that is not compatible with any other activity such as work or studying.

In the Part Time program, you will have class two weekdays during the evening and on Saturdays. It is compatible with your full time job or any other circumstances, but remember that all your free time will be dedicated to the program. We estimate that you should invest at least 15 hours per week, besides the attendance to class.

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How will I get the skills of UX/UI Design?

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The training will be hands-on, guided by experts who combine teaching with their own projects and work. You will have to develop your own projects and exercises based on real life cases since day one. The best learning tool is feedback: this is key for learning at Ironhack. There are no grades or exams, this is disruptive education focused on the real job market.

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Do you have any scholarship or discount?

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Ironhack is committed to diversity in the tech sector, so there is a discount of 10% for women for the Web Development and Data Analytics bootcamps as well as for veterans in all our bootcamps. Other scholarships and discounts are offered together with partners who also want to encourage education in tech. You can follow us in our social networks to get more information about these initiatives. We don't offer general scholarships or discounts.

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What is the average salary of a UX/UI Designer?

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The salary range of a UX/UI Designer depends on the level of expertise and specialization, as well as the specific country they are looking for a job. Usually, at Ironhack, our students have a Junior profile and get jobs that don't require any previous experience. You can ask your Admissions Manager in the specific campus you choose, to know about the estimated salary in the country where you want to study.

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Do you have any financing options?

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Yes! At Ironhack, we want to help everyone who want to change their lives and we don't want financing to be an obstacle. Our financing options depend on your country of residence and the program you are applying for. You can check all our options here.

Remember that in order to request any of these options, you should be admitted to the program first.

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What are the pre-requisites to access the Web Development bootcamp?

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To access the full time or part time program of Web Development, you don't need any previous requirement: it is enough if you love learning, you are motivated and willing to work. We recommend this program to those candidates who are passionate about solving technical issues, have a strong logic and are really methodic and constant.

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I don't know anything about Web Development but I love it, could I join the bootcamp?

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Of course! You should always learn more about this area, you can join our webinars and make sure that coding is for you. It is not necessary to have any previous training, but you should demonstrate this is the path you want to follow.

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What is the typical profile of a Web Developer?

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There are as many profies as students! Some of the most common areas are: architecture, engineering, video game design... but it is not necessary to have a university degree or any specific education. Remember that at Ironhack we are specialized in teaching students with really diverse backgrounds.

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What does the structure of the Web Development bootcamp look like?

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The program has the same structure both in the full time or part time formats: the only difference is the duration of each module. The program is divided into three modules: in the first one, you will work on Front End (HTML, CSS), in the second part you will start working with Javascript, node.js and MongoDB for Back End and in the third module you will learn React and you will be able to do your project from scratch. You will finish the program with 3 projects, one per module, and in the final project you will combine front end and back end. You will work with pair programming methodology, but all your projects will be done individually.

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How will I get the skills of Web Development?

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The training will be hands-on, guided by experts who combine teaching with their own projects and work. You will have to develop your own projects and exercises based on real life cases since day one. The best learning tool is feedback: this is key for learning at Ironhack. There are no grades or exams, this is disruptive education focused on the real job market.

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Is it possible to learn all this is 3 months (Full Time) or 6 months (Part Time)?

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Yes, it is possible! You will need to dedicate a lot of work, show true passion and make sure this is for you.

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What is the average salary of a Web Developer?

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The salary range of a Web Developer depends on the level of expertise and specialization, as well as the specific country he/she is looking for a job. Usually, at Ironhack our students have a Junior profile and get jobs that don't require any previous experience. You can ask your Admissions Manager in the specific campus you choose, to know about the estimated salary in the country where you want to study.

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What are the pre-requisites to access the Data Analytics bootcamp?

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To access the full time or part time program of Data Analytics, you don't need any previous requirement: it is enough if you love learning, you are motivated and willing to work. We recommend this program to those candidates who are passionate about gathering data and extract insights out of information, they should also have a great interest in coding and creating tools to make statistical analysis.

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I don't know anything about Data Analytics but I love it, could I join the bootcamp?

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Of course! You should always learn more about this area, you can join our webinars and make sure that data analysis is for you. It is not necessary to have any previous training but you should demonstrate this is the path you want to follow.

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What is the typical profile of a Data Analyst?

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There are as many profies as students! Some of the most common areas are: architecture, engineering, business, biology and geology or social sciences such as psychology, sociology.. but it is not necessary to have a university degree or any specific education. Remember that at Ironhack we are specialized in teaching students with really diverse backgrounds.

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What does the structure of the Data Analytics bootcamp look like?

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The program has the same structure both in the full time or part time formats: the only difference is the duration of each module. The program is divided in three modules: in the first one, you will get started in Python and visualization tools such Tableau, in the second part you will start working with statistics and probability and in the third module you will learn the basics of Machine Learning and you will be able to do your project from scratch. You will finish the program with a final project in which you will combine the technical and analytical skills. You will work with pair programming methodology, but all your projects will be done individually

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How will I get the skills of Data Analysis?

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The training will be hands-on, guided by experts who combine teaching with their own projects and work. You will have to develop your own projects and exercises based on real life cases since day one. The best learning tool is feedback: this is key for learning at Ironhack. There are no grades or exams, this is disruptive education focused on the real job market.

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What is the average salary of a Data Analyst?

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The salary range of a Web Developer depends on the level of expertise and specialization, as well as the specific country he/she is looking for a job. Usually, at Ironhack our students have a Junior profile and get jobs that don't require any previous experience. You can ask your Admissions Manager in the specific campus you choose, to know about the estimated salary in the country where you want to study.

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What is the Income Share Agreement financing option?

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An ISA (Income Sharing Agreement) is a contractual agreement in which you receive education funding. In exchange, you agree to share a fixed percentage of your post–graduation income over a defined period of time. Places for this option are limited, and you should check with the Admissions Manager of your campus and meet the required criteria.

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Can I pay for the program once I have finished it?

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No, the program should be paid before it finishes. The only exception would be for those students with an ISA or other specific financing options, agreed with our partner financing entities.

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I have never done any coding before, can I join the Web Dev, Data Analytics or Cybersecurity Bootcamps?

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Sure! Ironhack is designed for those who want to start their career in the tech industry. Please check our syllabus and gather all the information for each of the programs. Keep in mind that all our Bootcamps are super intensive. Learning to code is not easy, but if this is what you really want to do, get ready to change your life!

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I have never worked in tech neither I have a designing background, can I apply for the UX/UI Design Bootcamp?

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Sure! Ironhack is designed for those who want to start their career in the tech sector. Please, check our syllabus and gather all the information for each of the programs. Keep in mind that our bootcamps are pretty intensive. You will need to develop your creative and visual abilities. If you have true passion and the committment that the program demands, we want you!

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What profiles do we have in the bootcamp?

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At Ironhack, you can find a wide range of profiles: recent graduates, people who never went to college, waiters, filmmakers, psychologists, Human Resources specialists, enterpreneurs, artists, people with a lot of years of working experience... We also admit students that have basic knowledge in some coding languages or in graphic design but they want to update their skills and boost their career. What they all have in common is their passion for tech and their need for specialization in an intensive education that gives them the technical skills needed to change or boost their career.

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Is it possible to learn all this without enrolling a program?

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Each person chooses their own learning path; however, many self-taught students give up this kind of training due to lack of motivation and models. In our program, you will have tight deadlines. You will be able to ask your questions to our Lead Teachers, and you will have to put every lesson into practice with real-life projects that will be supervised by the Education team. Also, it will be an inmersive experience in which your classmates will become your family.

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I have more than 10 years of working experience, is the bootcamp for me?

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At Ironhack, we believe that diversity and inclusion means supporting everyone. Your age or previous background is not a problem to join the Bootcamp. If you are worried about companies rejecting your profile or having difficulties to get to the job market, we can evaluate your case and check if the Bootcamp is aligned with your career goals. At Ironhack, we are committed to give you an honest feedback and orientation in your career. We admit anyone who shows the Ironvalues and wants to improve their technical skillset.

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What is the difference between a Bootcamp and traditional education?

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Bootcamps are not for everyone, even if anyone can apply for them. The concept of bootcamp comes from the military camps: it means effort, teamwork and passion above anything else. Our Bootcamps are designed for reinventing education and go beyond the passive traditional education. Learning is based on projects, and there are no grades or exams. You will get constant feedback from teachers and classmates, our methodology is hands-on and you will be supported by the Careers Department to achieve your career goals. At Ironhack, the title is not the most important thing, but our job market network, our ability to adapt the content to the market needs and the technical skills of the Ironhackers.

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What is included in the program?

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Each program is different. In general terms, the programs include 50 hours of pre-work, 9 or 24 training weeks and 1 extra week of career support. All the programs' structures are divided in 3 modules and end with a final project that the student should create from scratch and present to the class.

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What is each program about?

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You can download the syllabus for each course on our website. As a recap:

  • The Data Analytics Bootcamp combines Python with statistics and probability; it is the best option for those who want to work with data and decision making from a technical approach.
  • The Web Development Bootcamp is focused in coding: you will learn HTML, Javascript, CSS... to develop webistes and web applications.
  • The UX/UI Design Bootcamp gets you ready to design the user experience in a digital environment, from the research phase to the prototype creation with Sketch or Figma
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What professional profile will I have at the end of the program?

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Ironhack bootcamps are designed for you to start your career as a Junior Data Analyst, Web Developer or UX/UI Designer profile. However, depending on your background and expectations, we can give you orientation to make sure this is the training you are looking for. During the Career Week, our Career Coaches will help you stablish your goals and will guide you in your job search.
Keep in mind that you will do a personal interview before your admission to the program and we will be able to evaluate your personal situation.

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Is the program the same in all campuses?

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Yes, the content is the same for all Ironhack campuses. Of course, each instructor has its own teaching style but the methodology and structure will always be the same. This alignment allow us to implement changes in the curriculum when we detect global trends or include improvements based on the feedback from students coming from different parts of the world.

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What is the methodology applied in the program?

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At Ironhack our course and teaching practices follow three themes of pedagogy established through decades of teaching and learning research:

Constructive Learning

We recognize the difference between individuals and focus on avoiding the cookie-cutter education model often found in traditional schools. We provide the maximal guidance and instructional support to our students when they need them. Meanwhile we encourage motivated and capable students to continue learning beyond the curricula by providing additional learning resources that are carefully selected to strengthen their knowledge. What's more, every student will have the opportunity to idealize, prototype, and develop their own projects they feel fun and meaningful. We try our best to make our students feel their learning experiences are fulfilling and useful for realizing their dreams.

Learning By Doing

The best way to learn technology is by doing it. Our curricula is filled up with carefully designed hands-on exercises to help students translate knowledge into skills. While applying what they think they know in the hands-on work, students often find holes and mismatches in their knowledge maps. They will then amend and fix those secretive problems. Also, during the iterative trial-and-error learning process, students will discover relations between seemingly isolated concepts and identify the most efficient way to accomplish tasks.

Cognitive Apprenticeship

You will find our instructors love explaining the "whys" in addition to the "hows" in coding and designing. This is because experts really differ from novices by knowing what to do at the right time and context. As apprentices of coding and design, it is important for the students to know the cognition of the veterans in order to really master the knowledge.

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What is the pre-work? Hoy many hours do you need for it?

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The pre-work is a mandatory online pre-course of around 100 hours that should be done one week before the starting of the class so all students start the adventure with a similar level of knowledge.
If you want to get more information about the content of the pre-work you can check the Content of the Program or download our syllabus, where everything is explained in detail.

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How many extra hours will I have to spend in homework?

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Ironhack Bootcamps are really demanding. If you choose the Full Time program, you will have to dedicate all your free time during the week and one weekend day (Saturday, for example). We recommend you to rest at least one day in the weekend. If you choose the Part Time program you will have to dedicate about 10 or 15 extra hours, but this is a program compatible with your 8 hours job.

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Who are the teachers?

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Our teachers are qualified professionals with wide experience who understand the needs of the job market and are used to train students with no technical background. You can see their profiles on the website, in each campus. The Full Time teachers combine teaching with their projects and personal companies, whereas the Part Time teachers work at the same time in other companies or in their own projects.

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What is the Hackshow?

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The Hackshow is the graduation event for students who complete the 9 weeks and the 3 projects, with this event we said goodbye to the Ironhackers and the best final projects of each edition are presented.

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How does the admission process look like?

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  1. The process starts when you submit your application to the bootcamp, chosing your campus, program and starting date.
  2. Then, you will have to do a personal interview with the Admissions Manager. We will take into account your motivation and we will focus on your career path and goals. We will answer your questions and give you personalized information.
  3. If you succeed in the interview, you will need to take an online test. This is a challenge that will evaluate your logical and analytical skills. We will send you an email with the link to the online test, a user and a password, so you can answer the 20 to 25 logical questions in a given time of 60 minutes.
  4. When we receive the test results, the Admissions Committee will inform you via email about your admission to the program and - if possitive - we will send you the Student Agreement and the Acceptance Letter so you can enroll in the program by making your place reservation
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Can I enroll in one date and change afterwards?

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Yes, you can change your starting date if you let us know in advance and if there are available spots in the program. Please, remember that the place reservation payment is not refundable - exceptions are only made in a case by case basis

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When should I apply for the program?

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You should be enrolled in the program at least 1 month before the bootcamp starts so you have time to complete the mandatory pre-work. Remember that you should do your interview and the online test, so we recommend you to submit your application as soon as possible (at least 5 weeks before the program starts)

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What is the admissions interview about?

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The admissions interview consists of a videocall or a personal interview of 30 minutes with the Admissions Manager of the chosen campus. In this interview we will get to know your profile and motivation for the selected program. We will determine if you are a good fit for the class and if you show the Ironvalues (can-do attitude, passion above anything else and love people and their stories). You will also get all your questions answered and we will let you know all the steps in the admissions process.

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In which language should I do the admissions interview?

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The interview will be in the same language in which the program of your choice is being taught.

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What is the online test about?

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The online test will evaluate your logical skills according to the requirements of the program. It is not a test based on knowledge but on abilities. We will send you the link, user and password so that you can take it as soon as possible. All you need is a free hour, good internet connection and avoid distractions. If you pass the test and the personal interview, you will recieve an admission letter for the program.
The test doesn't require any preparation or pre-work, you just need to show your logical skills

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Does Ironhack support me in the job search?

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Yes, Ironhack is committed to their students to help them achieve their professional goals. We believe this is part of our mission and we want students to get involved in their own success. We have a Career Services department whose objective is to create relationships with companies and follow up with students in their selection processes. All our bootcamps include a Career Week in which you will develop and put into practice Job Hunting skills, we will help you to put together your CV and portfolio to get ready for the job market. The attitude, performance during the bootcamp and commitment of the students with their own goal is key to the success in the job search.

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Does Ironhack guarantee a job?

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No, Ironhack never guarantees a job. If the students meet the criteria established in the contract, Ironhack can support them and give them guidance in the job search. Guaranteeing a job is something that is not in the school scope of work, it depends on the company and the student.

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What is the current placement rate of Ironhack graduates?

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The placement rate in 2019 globally is that 80% of our students find a job within 3 months after graduation. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean a commitment from our side, since the ratio may change according to the students performance and the job market. The ratio works as an approximation for future bootcamps and students.

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Will I be able to find a job after graduation even though I have zero experience in the field?

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If your professional goals in terms of salary and job position are aligned with the job market, you can find a job in around 3 to 6 months after graduation. From Ironhack, we fight for tech companies to become more diverse in terms of backgrounds, ages and gender in their teams. That is why we try to demonstrate the ability of our students and get them ready for the most demanding selection processes.

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Can Ironhack help me if I want to work in any other country?

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Ironhack wants to help you to get your professional goals. If we don't have a campus in the country where you want to work, we can't guarantee direct help as we do in the countries where we are based on. However, you will have the support of your Career Coach to define an action plan and you will have acces to the Alumni network to get started wherever you want to be. As an Ironhacker, you belong to a global community

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Where are Ironhackers working now?

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During the bootcamp you will learn the most required abilities, that is why some of our graduates are hired in all kinds of companies, from big companies to other tech start-ups that share our values, consultant companies and agencies. Check the Ironhackers LinkedIn profiles to get inspired!

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