Building upon the Mentored online training approach for delivering individual courses, Bootcamp Training has the advantage of packaging multiple courses with additional content, directed toward providing a comprehensive training solution for a specific user role. Bootcamp training is the best approach to train Spotfire authors. Instead of one web meeting, there are a half-dozen opportunities to interact with the Spotfire instructor - an orientation session, four structured 2-hr webinars, and a one-to-one session with the instructor. These online meetings are scheduled over a period of approximately 8 weeks, and between each of these meetings students are given assignments to work through specific sections of the online materials. In this way, the experience is very much like a university course, where the student is held accountable for progress toward specific milestones.
Bootcamp training approach
The scope of the bootcamp is much greater than an individual course. Just to give you an appreciation for the magnitude of this training endeavor, consider that the online materials alone for the author bootcamp include over 24 hours of video lessons and demonstrations, 100 follow-along example files, 39 exercise files, 13 industry-specific application demonstrations, and 9 self-assessment quizzes & skills tests. In addition, the bootcamp learning experience concludes with a knowledge assessment.
A similar bootcamp-style learning experience is also available for the Spotfire Developer user role.