Is it possible to learn a new profession in 9 months?
Yes. Assuming that you dedicate no less than 20 hours a week to studying, completing assignments on time, and keeping in touch with your mentor. In 9 months you will acquire the necessary skills, put a portfolio together, and start your new career.
What do I need to do to get accepted?
The application process consists of three phases:
- Two-week online pre-course
- Questionnaire & Video presentation task
- Personal interview
Those who qualify and show both motivation and potential will join Practicum100.
Who will teach me?
The course is put together by experienced educators, methodologists, and professionals from Yandex Practicum, School of Data Analysis, and additional professionals from the forefront of the IT industry.
What does the studying process look like?
There are three main components — theoretical breakdown followed by practical tasks on our interactive online platform, assignments to practice on your own, and coding under your tutor's supervision. You can practice on our platform at any time that is convenient for you, but assignment completion is mandatory and time-restricted.
What if I can't keep up with the workload?
If at any point in the program you realize that you need to take a break or get some extra time to practice, you can take a month-long academic leave. You can do this a maximum of two times. Our program’s schedule also includes two-week-long study breaks.
Will I be able to find a job as a Data Analyst when I'm done?
Yes, that’s why we are willing to invest in you. You do need to remember that the market looks for skills in addition to knowledge, and during the course, you will learn how to apply knowledge and build a portfolio of practical projects to show case your skills. It is worth keeping in mind that making a name for yourself might require much work, and the more projects your portfolio shows, the better your chances are of landing a job at a reputable company.
What are the terms for Success-Based tuition?
Instead of paying the tuition upfront, only after you graduate, and only once you earn more than €30,000 a year (€2,500/Month) we will ask you to repay the tuition cost. After you start working, you'll repay 10% of your income until the €8,000 tuition is fully refunded. If you earn less than €30,000 after finishing the course, you pay €0 back.
Is there an acceptance fee?
Upon your acceptance to Practicum100, only after being chosen to the Batch, we will ask you to deposit a €250 fee. The purpose of the fee is to raise your level of commitment to the training program and secure your place in the program. The registration fee will be reduced from the total amount you will pay through the success-based repayments.
Why do you focus on Data Analysts?
There’s a great demand for data analysis jobs in Germany and it’s the best entry ticket to any data-related jobs.
Is Practicum100 open for people out of Germany?
The December batch is open for people from Germany who upon graduation can work in Germany.
The whole program is in English, why so?
We encourage everyone to communicate only in English because knowledge of the English language is a great advantage to your future Data Analyst career.
Why do you choose only 100 fellows?
We’ve decided to limit the number of fellows so we can maximize our focus on every fellow, we don’t care about a mass number of graduates, we care about the mass success of our graduates.