I want to change my career
I want to fast track my learning process and take advantage of a coding program/boot camp.... any suggestions? I want to go through a program that’s really going to help me learn as well as assist with job placement upon certification.
I'am in the same position my philosophy is that the bootcamp should turn you from a skilled amateur to a professional. You should already be umm "functional" in coding before hand. Tell me if I am right or wrong in thinking this way.
People seem to like my answer, so to expand my answer further. The boot camp is there so you are in a constant development environment with others, you would need to be able to work in a team and develop things on the fly to put on your portfolio. In the bootcamp I am considering they expressively state that they will give career counselling and network opportunities to participants. Another reason is that they expressively state that the curriculum was designed around the needs of the local IT environment which I confirmed when I talked with a small IT firm in my area. This is a little different to learning just on your own and for someone like me who properly can and pretty much did create a fully functional website before, I can still get value from attending,
Like others have mentioned, there are many online resources, and a lot of the time it's a combination of several resources that proves most helpful in learning and retaining the information. However, my best advice for this is to code, code, code. Learning to program, even with a bootcamp, is going to be a million times better for you if you keep coding everyday and try to recreate things you've learned. Make little changes to your code and see what it does, it helps to understand it all much quicker. Good luck to you!
There are a vast number of online options for you to get into programming if that is the intention. I will leave the specific ones for others to suggest. Sololearn is a good starting point.