Skills Bootcamps Testimonial Mital K

Learner Testimonial — Skills Bootcamps in Microsoft Azure Data Engineer: Mital

Our recent Skills Bootcamps graduate, Mital Kinderkhedia is an experienced Research Computer Scientist and an Academic. She has more than ten years of hands-on experience across Programming, Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, Data Visualisation, and more.

The Firebrand Skills Bootcamp in Microsoft Azure Data Engineer adds to her impressive track record.

“I’ve taught for more than five years at top universities in the UK. Academia can take over your life – teaching, research, marking, exams, supervision, lessons. Taking a Skills Bootcamp is a good way to embrace the latest advances in the industry. Online reviews for Firebrand were very good, so I got in touch. I initially wanted to join the Microsoft TechHer Skills Bootcamp, but it had just filled, so I chose Azure Data Engineer instead.

“Having taught for so long, I know what a comprehensive curriculum should look like. I love the way the Skills Bootcamp is structured: it’s very student-centric, entirely focused on creating an environment where students feel supported and their learning and wellbeing are paramount.

“My Learning Support and Welfare contact, Venessa Cox, and my Success Coach, Lynda Roweth were really helpful and were great at building a good rapport with me and all students.

“I haven’t come across any other courses at this level that care about their students so much. I joined the Bootcamp with no particular expectations, just to get certified, and got so much more. I wish higher education universities operated like Firebrand.”

During the Skills Bootcamp, Mital studied certifications embedded into the course – Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, Azure Data Fundamentals, Azure Data Engineer Associate – and became an Associate Member of British Computer Society (AMBCS).

Through the BCS membership included in the bootcamp, Mital found out about a BCS Teaching Scholarship, which she immediately received, and was also accepted for an opportunity with TiTan Partnership, funded by the Department for Education.

Mital, who specialises in Software Engineering and Machine Learning, thinks that a bootcamp “can open up so many opportunities — the only difficult thing now is finding the time to do it all!”

“The Bootcamp worked in a miraculous way for me. It made a genuine difference and I truly recommend it.”

Thank you for your feedback, Mital!