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Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Become a Cybersecurity Professional

Across nearly every industry, cybersecurity skills are in demand to ensure the secure handling of data online and protect it from attacks, amongst other essential duties.

This online Cybersecurity Bootcamp is designed to empower the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to tackle advanced and critical threats. No previous experience is needed—just your dedication and eagerness to learn. By the end of your Bootcamp, you will gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to succeed in IT security and earn today’s most sought-after certifications.

“This Bootcamp removed any doubts I had about my career choice as I was able to solidify that cybersecurity is what I wanted to do for a living. I am grateful to my teachers and the experience the course gave me.” – Samuel Webb.

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Job Outlook for Cybersecurity Professionals

The global market for cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow from 217 million in 2021 to $345 million in 2026, according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, which means job opportunities are on the rise. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp will prepare you for in-demand job roles like cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity engineer, penetration tester, vulnerability analyst, digital forensics analyst, and cybercrime investigator.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median yearly salary for information security analysts was $103,590 in 2020—with this profession expected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

What You Will Learn

In our Cybersecurity Bootcamp, you will explore:

  • Key concepts of popular communication protocols, the configuration of routers/switches, and TCP/IP implementation
  • Fundamentals of data security and auditing
  • How to identify, evaluate, and mitigate security risk
  • How malicious hackers attack systems and tactics to thwart online attacks
  • How disparate components connect to form complex networks
  • The role played by cybersecurity analysts and the skills required

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How Bootcamps Work

  • Six months of interactive, self-paced training that requires 15 to 25 hours a week to complete the curriculum
  • Prepare to pass one of the following certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySa+, Pentest+, or EC-Council CEH
  • Get five 1-hour online coaching sessions with your instructor
  • Complete multiple course projects and a final capstone to help you prepare a professional level portfolio to show prospective employers

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Instructor

William Clark
William Clark has extensive experience in the professional and education industry. He holds numerous cybersecurity certifications and is a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer. He has also worked with many organizations in senior technical roles and now has his own consulting firm.

 

FAQs About Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Learning is entirely online and self-paced to suit your schedule. You’ll have access to interactive video lessons, labs for real-world practice, discussion boards to engage with peers, and live one-on-one coaching sessions with an industry expert instructor. 

You will have about five coaching sessions that the instructor might schedule for you. In these sessions, you can seek help from your coach for a topic you want assistance in.

The Cybersecurity Bootcamp is not just about learning theory. We have designed practical exercises to teach students the concepts of different fundamentals. You will be required to perform those exercises in the class, and the results will be shared with you right away. This course will enable you to learn via exposure to a virtual lab environment, which will help you gain hands-on skills and a deeper understanding of the practical aspects of the course.

Yes, this Bootcamp will prepare you to take the following exams:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • Certified Ethical Hacking
  • CompTIA Pentest+

The students will be required to complete multiple projects based on topics they have been studying. Each project will be discussed during the mentoring sessions.

If you are unable to complete the course, contact your student advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions you may have and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, a team of industry experts may support your course. You will also be assigned a student advisor for academic support.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is a self-paced course that can be completed 100% online. Open enrollment means that you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

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