Practicum's bootcamps differ from MOOCs like Coursera and DataCamp in two important ways. First, MOOCs just teach you discrete skills, while Practicum prepares you for a job — that's why we emphasize projects and portfolio-building. Second, Practicum offers much more support than you'd get from a MOOC. Rather than just doing problems on a platform, you also get detailed feedback on independent projects, receive guidance from data professionals, and work with our career support team to find a job.
College programs, for their part, are much longer and much more expensive — they can easily set you back tens of thousands of dollars. Practicum's Data Analyst program costs only $1,250 per month.