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The Software Guild

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The Software Guild Reviews: Is The Software Guild Worth It?

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Yes, Software Guild reviews show the school is worth it. Several students have found enrolling in The Software Guild programs worth it for their career development. These bootcamps are a great way to learn to code using Java or .NET/C#.

A Software Guild bootcamp review from Graduate Stuart Wilson claims the school “offered a good introduction to core programming concepts and quickly transitioned that baseline into teaching you the skills you need to get your first job in web development.”

A Software Guild Java bootcamp review praises the career-focused curriculum.

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A great entrypoint to a software development career

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Stuart Wilson graduated The Software Guild
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Created 2 years ago
My personal story: I graduated with a degree in CS in 2010 and proceeded to work in a totally unrelated field. I joined the Software Guild to refresh my skills before moving back into the coding world. I felt the Software Guild offered a good introduction to core programming concepts and quickly transitioned that baseline into teaching you the skills you need to get your first job in web development. The curriculum is fast-paced, student-driven and will teach you what you need to know to pass...
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- The job support was excellent and half the reason I applied in the first place. In addition to helping your groom your resume and interview skills, the course culminated in a 'speed interview' event where employers actively looking for...
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- This is very much a program where you get out what you put in. The 'flipped classroom' model means you need to be asking questions to get your full value from the instructors' time. Be prepared to work hard in class, go home, and work...

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Brandon Kervin graduated The Software Guild
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Created 2 years ago
Amazing instructors. Corbin and Kyle taught me the ins and outs of what I needed to know as a developer and made my transition into my first job a breeze. Kipp was also amazing. He helped me pick up on interviewing skills and made networking easy (something I’ve always struggled with). I’m not sure if I lucked out with the staff at the software guild, but it honestly paid off much better than my two years at college did. Appreciate the software guild and all the skills it gave me to move into...
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Instructors have been in the industry for years. They know the trends of the industry and will teach you what’s hot in the market. Regardless of whether or not it will apply to your upcoming job, the learning skills you pick up will make...
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Maybe a little too high level. We learned a lot about the industry and what’s used, but only cut into the basics of Java/Javascript. Not to say it was detrimental to me at my first job as someone who had previous experience, but diving...

Thoroughly Helpful Bootcamp

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Nathan Klein graduated The Software Guild
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Created 2 years ago
I attended the Software Guild in the Fall of 2017 and my experience was really good. The instructors were masters of their craft and the content was useful, even now more than the 2 years later. They taught us to program and taught us thoroughly. The support for finding a job was also great! The instructors (even the online ones I didn't know) were willing to conduct mock interviews and Guild staff helped facilitate meetings between me and prospective employers.
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Helpful instructors and great support in the job hunt.
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So fast paced that I didn't have time process and apply everything.

Career kickstarter

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Calvin OKeefe graduated The Software Guild
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The software guild was a fantastic way to kickstart my software development career. I graduated college with an inkling that I might want to get into development but had no real path to do so without going back to school for another 4 years. Instead I stumbled upon the software guild and it changed my life. They immerse you for 10 weeks from 9-5 in full stack development which left me feeling prepared and equipped to find and succeed in a career of software development.
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Great learning experience, gave me a great foundation to build off of
Cons
Not a lot of focus on front end development

Best decision of my life

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Joseph Rohwer graduated The Software Guild
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Created 2 years ago
Went right out of high school with no job or programming experience. Less than two months after graduating I was able to land a Software Engineering role that I absolutely love. The Software Guild taught me how to learn and it laid a sturdy foundation to grow from. I highly recommend this boot camp to anyone looking to get into the software industry.
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- Knowledgeable teachers - Fun experience - Opportunity to learn a lot of new technology and development practices - Ton of support when it comes to helping find a job - Interview practice
Cons
- Difficult coursework - 3 months of your life need to be dedicated solely to it

The Software Guild - Akron Campus - May 17 Cohort

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Burke Treboni graduated The Software Guild
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Created 2 years ago
I absolutely loved my experience at The Software Guild (SG), and actually wish I could do it again. I had no background in programming whatsoever. I quit my job as a bar manager, and a total of 16 years in the service industry, and enrolled at the Akron campus. This bootcamp is not, however, for the faint of heart. When they say 14-16 hour days, that is an understatement. For someone like me, I had to wake up every day at 6am, got to class by 7am, worked until dinner, most of the time eating...
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- Mentored by people with 15+ years experience. - You gain a network of people that only want to help you. - You are an experienced developer after only 12 weeks. - Tuition is cheap relative to a 4 year Computer Science degree (10k v...
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- Stressful would be an understatement. It's an extremely intense program, but it's worth it in the end. - Reversed classroom - I particularly do not prefer this style of teaching, but you essentially work in class, and learn everything...

Excellent Bootcamp for C#

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Frank J Thomas graduated The Software Guild
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Created 2 years ago
I really enjoyed the bootcamp overall. The training was pretty good and I'm finding that I"m still, years after, referring to the course content. I do wish that more time was spent in some areas, but I do realize that learning a programming language is a bunny hole that can go on forever, but I feel I got good quality for the cost.
Pros
Wide range of topics in OOP techniques covered.
Cons
End training in identity/entity a bit week but understandable.

The Software Guild Courses and Curriculum

The Software Guild courses offer excellent training opportunities for aspiring developers. Software Guild online bootcamps cost a total of $10,125. The coding badges cost $9,000 for all four. You can enroll in a Software Guild bootcamp as a beginner, as the prep work starts with the basics.

In each of the bootcamp programs, you can expect to master basic and advanced concepts that will help you strengthen your skills in tech and prepare for developer roles. None of The Software Guild’s courses are free, but there are Software Guild scholarships available.

.NET/C# Online

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Earn coding badges online and learn .NET/C# one skillset at a time with The Software Guild’s online .NET/C# badge program. The online badge program is ideal for those who want to learn the skills necessary for entry-level software development jobs, but who cannot commit to the immersive, full-time on-ground program. Begin with the Level 1 Badge to learn programming basics in .NET/C#. After earning your first badge, you’ll have a new credential for your resume and LinkedIn profile. But don’t stop there - earn all four badges to develop full-stack skills that can launch your coding career. You can obtain all four badges in as fast as 10 months or take a brief break between badges. This flexible schedule helps you keep your job while you learn to code.
Cost:$9000
Duration:43 Weeks
Cities:N/A
Format:Online
Pace:Part Time
Schedule:20 Hours/week
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Deferred tuition:N/A
Scholarship:N/A
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Prep course:N/A
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Java Badge Program

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Earn coding badges online and learn Java one skill set at a time with The Software Guild’s online Java badge program. The online badge program is ideal for those who want to learn the skills necessary for entry-level software development jobs, but who cannot commit to the immersive, full-time on-ground program. Begin with the Level 1 Badge to learn programming basics in Java. After earning your first badge, you’ll have a new credential for your resume and LinkedIn profile. But don’t stop there - earn all four badges to develop full-stack skills that can launch your coding career. You can obtain all four badges in as fast as 10 months or take a brief break between badges. This flexible schedule helps you keep your job while you learn to code.
Cost:$9000
Duration:43 Weeks
Cities:N/A
Format:Online
Pace:Part Time
Schedule:10 Hours/week
Deposit:No deposit
Payment Options:Upfront payment not required. Software Guild payment options include scholarships and student loans.
Deferred tuition:No
Scholarship:Yes
Refund policy:No refunds are granted
Placement test:Yes
Admissions interview:Yes
Acceptance rate:Not available
Prep course:The Software Guild bootcamp prep course called Intro to Web Development is required of all students
Minimum skill level:Basic coding skills

The Software Guild Job Placement Rate and Outcomes

The Software Guild job placement rate is 91 percent within six months of graduation. It features extensive career services and top professionals to help students learn the technical and soft skills needed to get a job in tech.

The Software Guild’s career services include mock interviews, resume assistance, and access to hiring networks. Students also complete capstone projects that help them build impressive portfolios to stand out to potential employers.

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The Software Guild Questions

Who started Career Karma?

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So Career Karma was started by Artur, Ruben and myself out of our own struggles career transitioning into Tech. Our journey took place in 2014-2015 and if it wasn't for the three of us doing it together we wouldn't be here today. Once we got our high paying jobs in tech and I was working as a Software Engineer ... I say an incredible opportunity for others like me who were trying to learn how to code on their own but failing to complete their transition. Three years into us...

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How much can I make if I become a software engineer?

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I recommend checking out our article about Full Stack developer salaries: https://careerkarma.com/blog/entry-level-full-stack-developer-salary/

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How do you successfully pass the technical interviews for Flatiron and Hack Reactor (Software Engineering and Cyber Analytics) ?

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Good question. They are very different so I would recommend doing prep courses for both to try it out. However, then decide which specialty you're most interested in and go for those technical interviews. In preparation, definitely complete the prep course. The next steps for you should be to ask the admissions officer about the type of questions that are going to be on the technical interviews. What resources do they recommend you review to get accepted? What they think will...

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The Software Guild FAQs

How Much Is The Software Guild Tuition and Cost?

The Software Guild tuition for its main bootcamp programs is $10,000, however, there is also a registration fee. This means the total Software Guild price is $10,125. If you choose to earn its digital coding badges, all four cost $9,000. You can also pay for each separately. You receive a discount for the next badge once you complete the previous one.

One way to lower the Software Guild bootcamp cost is by applying for a scholarship. The Software Guild does not have any free courses. However, students do not have to pay for the prep course materials in the Introduction to Web Development course.

What Is The Software Guild Acceptance Rate?

The Software Guild acceptance rate has not been published publicly. However, the school does not accept everyone who applies. The programs are intensive and The Software Guild wants to make sure its students are up for the challenge.

How Can I Pay for The Software Guild?

You can pay for The Software Guild tuition upfront or use student loans through the providers Climb Credit or Skills Fund. There is no Software Guild deferred tuition option. The Software Guild payment options include:

  • Paying upfront. This option requires you to pay $10,125 before classes start to participate.
  • Student loans. This option allows you to pay for your education in smaller chunks over an extended period of time.
  • Software Guild Scholarship. There are various scholarship options for qualifying students, such as women and veterans.

How Do I Apply to The Software Guild?

To apply to The Software Guild, you should visit its official website. Below are the steps you need to follow to apply for The Software Guild:

  1. The Software Guild application process starts with a form you will fill out and submit online. It will ask you to provide your name, level of education, experience, and program you are applying for.
  2. The Software Guild admissions team will then contact you to schedule an interview. To get into The Software Guild, you will need to show a strong commitment to learning to code during the interview process.
  3. You will be asked to take an aptitude assessment to test whether you have the makings of a software developer. Because you need to pass a test as well as an interview, it can be difficult to get into The Software Guild.
  4. The final step of The Software Guild application process is completing the prep course called Introduction to Web Development.

How Do I Get Accepted Into The Software Guild?

To get accepted into The Software Guild, you will need to show in your interview that you are committed to success. The bootcamp has a rigorous curriculum that requires students to have a high aptitude, drive, and preparedness. You will need to take its introductory course on web development and pass the aptitude assessment, which tests your critical thinking abilities.

What Is The Software Guild’s Admission Process?

The Software Guild’s admission process contains several steps designed to ensure students have what it takes to succeed in the tech field. You can learn more details about each of these steps below:

  1. First, fill out an online application. This will help the bootcamp assign an enrollment counselor to help you through the rest of the process.
  2. Once you submit your application, the enrollment counselor will reach out to schedule an interview. You must demonstrate a commitment to the program.
  3. Take a one-hour aptitude test provided by the school. This test measures whether you have the skills needed to succeed in any of the available programs. You will find questions on logic deduction, abstract thinking, and pattern recognition.
  4. Enroll in the Intro to Web Development program. The goal of this course is to ensure you have the foundational knowledge to take on other advanced courses. It is also essential for students to gauge the difficulty level of the courses. In this course, you will Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What Software Guild Interview Questions Should I Expect?

The Software Guild interview questions are very thorough and straightforward. The interview lasts for about 30 minutes. During the interview you can expect the admissions team to ask you questions about your career goals, educational background, knowledge of programming languages, and why you wish to learn to code.

You should prepare for the Software Guild interview the way you would for a job interview. The interview is an important part of the Software Guild application process, so make sure you practice answering common interview questions.

Is The Software Guild Hard to Get Into?

Yes, The Software Guild can be difficult to get into. You need to demonstrate high levels of commitment and preparedness during the screening level. However, if you have strong critical thinking skills and are passionate about learning how to code, you will likely be accepted.

Does The Software Guild Offer Prep Courses?

Yes, The Software Guild does offer a prep course. The Software Guild prep course is required for all students who want to take the main bootcamp program. The prep program is called Intro to Web Development. This online program creates an excellent foundation to pursue more advanced courses.

Does The Software Guild Offer Workshops?

No, The Software Guild does not offer workshops. If you are unsure if you are ready for the coursework, you can take the Introduction to Web Development course before signing up for the full bootcamp program.

Are There Any Software Guild Scholarships?

Yes, you can apply for a Software Guild scholarship. These scholarships are aimed at helping underrepresented groups in tech afford an education. They can reduce the Software Guild price by $2,000.

You can get a scholarship for The Software Guild if you are a woman or veteran interested in learning to code. The opportunities include the Women in Tech Award and the Veterans Who Code Award. Both scholarships require the same process. Here is now to to get a scholarship for The Software Guild:

  1. You will first need to complete the regular application process and be accepted into your chosen program.
  2. If you are chosen to receive the award, you will receive $1,000 at the beginning of Session One. Both scholarships are awarded based on self-identification.
  3. If you can remain in good academic standing, you will receive the second half of the award at the beginning of Session Two.

Does The Software Guild have a Refund Policy?

No, The Software Guild does not have a refund policy for tuition. However, if you struggle to keep up with the course load, you can defer training at no cost. Keep in mind that when you restart the Software Guild online bootcamp program, you will need to start over at the beginning.

How Much Do The Software Guild Graduates Earn?

The Software Guild reports that its graduates earn an average salary of $60,000. This is subject to change depending on the level of experience, education, skills, and location. According to ZipRecruiter, the average salary of a Java developer is $105,801, while the average salary of a .NET developer is $99,306.

Does The Software Guild Offer a Job Guarantee?

No, The Software Guild does not offer any job guarantees. However, the coding school offers students career support services to ensure they land on their feet. This includes allowing students to access The Software Guild’s employer network.

What Companies Hire The Software Guild Graduates?

Some of the companies that hire The Software Guild graduates include Amazon, Target, Humana, Us, Adecco, Lifetime Fitness, Baptist Health, Papa Johns, and Robert Half. The online coding bootcamp can set you up for a successful career in software development.

Is The Software Guild Accredited?

Yes, The Software Guild is accredited by Kentucky Approving Agency for Veterans (KAAV). This proves that the tech bootcamp has impressive programs that can prepare students adequately for careers in the field.

Is The Software Guild Worth It?

Yes, The Software Guild is worth it if you wish to become a web developer. The coding bootcamp features world-class courses to help you break into tech. You can expect the school to have rigorous standards of education that ensure student success. You should also expect a lot of soft skills training sessions that will help you communicate and work in a team.

Students also have access to a large hiring network, making The Software Guild worth the money. The Software Guild has over 450 employers ready to employ fresh talent in the market. If you want to master coding skills quickly and start a tech career, you should consider attending one of The Software Guild’s bootcamps.

The Software Guild Reviews: Is The Software Guild Legit?

Yes, The Software Guild is legit. The Software Guild is accredited and the comprehensive bootcamp program will look good on your resume. Software Guild alumni work at major tech companies such as Amazon and Best Buy. There are over 1,400 Software Guild graduates and an impressively high job placement rate of over 90 percent.

Is The Software Guild a Scam?

No, The Software Guild is definitely not a scam. The Software guild has been vetted by Career Karma and is one of its preferred partners. This means you can trust The Software Guild is safe and you will receive all the instruction and course content you are promised if you sign up for Software Guild courses.

Q&A

Answers to commonly asked questions

Which companies hire The Software Guild graduates?

There are graduates from The Software Guild working at a number of tech companies. This list includes companies like NewCo

How many students does this school have?

The Software Guild has over 1647 students and graduates as of 2022. This number will only continue to grow as more and more students take advantage of the courses offered here.

What courses are offered at The Software Guild?

The Software Guild offers several courses in different tech subjects, including: Java Bootcamp, Java Badge Program, .NET/C# Bootcamp, .NET/C# Online.

What types of programs are available at The Software Guild?

The Software Guild currently has Online, Full-time and Part-time types of programs available to new students.

What financing options are offered by The Software Guild?

This school offers a variety of different financing options, including: Upfront Payments, Loan Financing. With these payment methods, nearly anyone can attend The Software Guild.

Where is The Software Guild available?

The Software Guild is an online program. Check out its student reviews to figure out if its the right program for you.

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