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Springboard vs. Simplilearn: Which Is a Better Online Learning Platform?

A comparison of course offerings, learning format, tuition and student outcomes across both providers.

As two of the leading online course providers in the tech space, both Springboard and Simplilearn use very similar education models: in depth courses delivered online with varying degrees of support like mentorship, career services, and job guarantees.

In this comparison, we’ll look at the specifics of each provider, including the types of courses they offer, how they are priced, and the support they offer their students.

While each provides a variety of courses in topics like data science and cybersecurity, there are some big differences in how they are delivered.

Springboard vs. Simplilearn

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Why choose Springboard over Simplilearn

Professional Mentorship

Industry professionals that provide accountability, feedback and guidance at each stage of your learning journey.

Capstone Project

An in depth project designed to reinforce curriculum, expose students to real topics, and serve as an asset when it comes to your job search.

Career Support

Dedicated career coaches focused on helping you improve your resume, prepare for interviews, and negotiate the right job for you.

An industry-leading program

Enrolling with Springboard guarantees you a quality learning experience.
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Meet a few of our Springboard alumni


Nelson Borges

Education: Marketing
Previous Job: Marketing Manager
Current Job: Insights Analyst at LinkedIn

Other bootcamps didn't really relay to me that they would provide mentorship and help me find a job, or that they really cared about me, but Springboard did.


Brandon Beidel

Education: Economics
Previous Job: Software Engineer
Current Job: Sr. Data Scientist at Red Ventures

Springboard had the factors that were most important to me: the ability to learn remotely and have a flexible schedule so I could work part-time, dedicated mentors, and career services.


Parker Konz

Education: Political Science
Previous Job: Singer & Musician
Current Job: Visual Designer, Gorilla Group

I liked that it was a long, in-depth program, which is what I wanted. I learned a lot and I feel very prepared for my job now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses do Springboard and Simplilearn offer?

Springboard offers asynchronous and 100% online courses in data analytics, data science, UX/UI design, software engineering, cybersecurity, and tech sales. Courses are self-paced and can be done in conjunction with having a job.

Simplilearn offers hundreds of online courses across categories ranging from data science and business analytics to dev ops, AI and machine learning, software development, cybersecurity, and quality management. Some of its programs are developed in conjunction with organizations such as IBM, while its postgraduate programs are developed with universities such as Purdue, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Caltech.

How much do courses cost at Springboard and Simplilearn?

Springboard’s courses are around $10,000, with discounts and scholarships available if certain criteria are met. Springboard’s introductory courses, which give students a taste of a field at a fraction of the time commitment, start from $349.

Simplilearn’s courses range from $399 for its introductory beginner courses to $4,200 for its postgraduate bootcamps.

What kind of career improvements can I expect from completing a course?

Springboard offers a job guarantee for all bootcamp graduates - if a student does not secure a job related to their field of study within six months of graduation, Springboard will offer a full refund on tuition.

92% of all Springboard students received an offer within 12 months and graduates report an average salary increase of $22,000 in their job offers.

Simplilearn doesn’t publish data on how many of its graduates go on to secure jobs in a field related to their studies. However, it claims that 85% of its graduates reported a career benefit such as a promotion or a new job.

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