1. Has anybody here gone through an educational "bootcamp"? If so, could you give your personal opinion on it? Was it worthwhile? 2. Would a 24 month Web Development bootcamp 'completion certification' be enough to get my foot in the door with a company for a web development position? I've been considering giving this local bootcamp a try... https://bootcamp.ce.arizona.edu/coding/ The cost is about $10k for the 24-week part time course. Not an insurmountable cost, but not something to scoff at either. I'm 34 years old, not married, no kids. I work full-time in an unrelated career (finance) and I'm starting to get the itch to try something different. I work in a job that is becoming increasingly automated and I would not be shocked if my position is almost entirely eliminated in the future. I've always had an interest and curiosity in web design/development. Committing to a full-on career change at this stage in my life will be challenging as I have a house, a rental house (selling in 5 months), car payment, and all other household expenses to pay for. I have a monthly nut that I'm able to support on about $70k/yr salary. I'm not sure I would be able to keep working full time while also going to a 2 or 4 year college to get a degree, so I thought that the bootcamp idea might be a way to fast-track into this career field. I realize it will take a lot of hard work and commitment for the duration of the bootcamp (6 months) and well beyond if I want to excel in this line of work. I'm interested in hearing thoughts and opinions. Is the bootcamp idea worthwhile? Would you take a different course of action? Keep in mind I'm very much a "monkey see monkey do" type of learner - I'm not great at reading online tutorials and teaching myself things, but I'm good in a classroom type setting with assistance and people that can literally 'show me' what needs to be done.