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“Many individuals are allured by these ‘get into UX quick’ schemes that expedite the learnings of a variety of UX skills anywhere from a few weeks to a few months of coursework. While fast food is cheap, most bootcamp programs are not. Online programs range from a few thousand dollars to in-person programs upwards of $10,000 or more.”

Should we give the boot to UX bootcamps?

“These bootcamps expanded quickly, some even hiring less reputable staff and diluting their curriculum to take in more students to make that $$$. They often rely on (what I feel are) disingenuous promises of “a starting salary of 85,000!” or similar in their marketing.”

The diminishing returns on UX bootcamps

“Bootcamps are not recession tested. In the event of a market downturn, bootcamps — operating off of tuition cash flow — could experience mass shut-downs (…) If a bootcamp shuts down, the certificate & brand value immediately vanish.”

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