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Cybersecurity Bootcamp with Microsoft's Accelerate Scholarship Program

Build your skills and get Security+ certified to launch a well-paid, in-demand cybersecurity career.

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What is the Accelerate Program?

In cities across the country, Microsoft is launching Accelerate to offer digital skills training and professional development resources to help individuals progress in their careers.

What the program will achieve:

Together with government, community, skilling, and corporate partners, Microsoft’s Accelerate initiative helps to close the digital skills gap and build a more inclusive workforce.

The initiative provides access to in-demand digital skills that unlock new career opportunities, remove barriers for underserved communities, and upskill and cross-skill existing digitally fluent populations.

How do I qualify?
Through Accelerate, Springboard is offering its Cybersecurity program for qualified individuals at a fully subsidized rate. While space is limited, we hope you are encouraged to take the next step in your learning journey.
Based on the criteria below, you may qualify for a 100% subsidy:
For Atlanta Applicants: do you live in Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Fulton, Heard, or Meriwether counties?
For New York City Applicants: do you live in Bronx, Kings, Queens, New York, or Richmond counties?
For Houston Applicants: do you live in Liberty, Chambers, Brazoria, Galveston, Waller, Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, or Austin counties?
For Chicago Applicants: do you live in Cook County? If yes, you may be eligible depending on your zip code (more details in the FAQ section)
For Miami Applicants: do you live in Miami-Dade County? If yes, you may be eligible depending on your zip code (more details in the FAQ section)
If you qualify based on one of the residency criteria above, we may take into account financial need: Have you been unemployed for over three months? Have you accessed any of the following public benefit programs in the past two years (SNAP, WIC, EITC, Section 8 Housing Voucher, or SSI)?
Learn job-ready cybersecurity skills on your schedule
Get the training you need for a successful career in cybersecurity. Learn at your own pace with 1-on-1 mentorship and career coaching from industry experts plus support from student advisors.
Hands-on experience
30 labs, 35 mini-projects and a capstone project based on real-world scenarios.
1-on-1 mentor support
Regular meetings to discuss your curriculum, project, or career-specific questions.
Career support
Become a Cybersecurity Analyst with support from your career coach in less than 6 months.
Get recognized globally with CompTIA Security+

We’ve partnered with CompTIA, the world's leading cybersecurity association to create this program. You’ll graduate with a CompTIA Security+ Certification which is chosen by more corporations and defense organizations to validate security skills than any other.

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA's Security+ certification lays the groundwork for specialized career paths in cybersecurity. It covers core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls.

Our curriculum includes preparation modules, practice exams and the CompTIA certification fee.

Build practical skills with personalized support
You'll complete 30 labs, 35 mini-projects, and one capstone project to showcase your skills to hiring managers. You'll work directly with a personal mentor, an expert cybersecurity professional currently working in the industry.
While working on the projects, you'll:
Practice on real-world scenarios
Build and share a custom cybersecurity range
Craft and Deploy Malware using a Remote Access Trojan (RAT)
Formalize an Incident Response Procedures, Forensics, and Forensic Analysis
Work 1-on-1 with a mentor
Get the training you need to learn cybersecurity. Our mentor-guided learning not only helps you build skills faster, but also enables career growth.

1-on-1 guidance

Regular meetings with an experienced cybersecurity mentor, where you can ask the questions that matter to you.

Accountability

Your mentor will help you stay on track and as you tackle your curriculum, project, and career goals.

Industry insight

Mentors provide a window into the cybersecurity industry and advise you on building a network.
"As for the mentorship, I really appreciate that it's not just some professor reviewing the projects I submit every week—it's an actual person who works in the industry."
Dylan Wood
Cybersecurity Graduate 2021
Alissa Torres
Sr. Manager
John Hillegass
Sr. Engr. Manager
Travis Felder
Cybersecurity Architect
Leonard Simon
MSSP Manager

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Get the perfect job with 1:1 career coaching

Our career-focused curriculum, 1:1 calls with your career coach, and mock interviews, will help you land your dream job. You can access these and all our career support services for 6 months after completing the program.

Your career coaching calls will help you:
Create a successful job search strategy
Build your professional network
Craft a cybersecurity resume and LinkedIn
Prepare with mock behavioral and technical interviews
Ace the job interview
Negotiate your salary
"It's not just about learning cybersecurity skills every day; you also have breaks to gain those career networking skills you need to get your first job."
Vianey Luna
Cybersecurity Graduate, 2021
Our graduates launch fulfilling careers

Is this program right for me?

This cybersecurity bootcamp is beginner-friendly and does not require any prior cybersecurity experience. All education levels, fields of study and work experiences are welcome.

Requirements

Pass an evaluation of baseline soft-skills, centered around communication, motivation, professionalism, a commitment to learning and an analytical mindset.
Want to learn more about the Springboard experience?

Since 2016, more than 10,000 students have enrolled in Springboard courses.

Read some of their stories

More questions about the program?

Schedule a call with our Admissions team or email Orlando, our Admissions Manager, who will help you think through the decision.

Apply now for the Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Secure your spot now. Spots are limited, and we accept qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis.

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The application is free and takes ~5 minutes to complete.

What is included in the course?

360+ hour expert-curated curriculum
Over 30 labs to build your practical skills
Regular video calls with your mentor
Active online student community
1-on-1 career coach calls
Resume and LinkedIn profile reviews
1-on-1 mock interviews
Access to our employer network
100% money-back guarantee
Frequently Asked Questions
How will the Accelerate scholarships be awarded?

Springboard’s virtual programs are free or heavily discounted by the Accelerate initiative for qualified residents of the cities we partner with, who register through this site. Based on the criteria below, you may qualify for a 100% subsidy:

  • Atlanta residency: Do you live in Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Fulton, Heard, or Meriwether counties?
  • NYC residency: Do you live in ronx, Kings, Queens, New York, or Richmond counties?
  • For Houston Applicants: do you live in Liberty, Chambers, Brazoria, Galveston, Waller, Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, or Austin counties?
  • Financial need: Have you been unemployed for over three months? Have you accessed any of the following public benefit programs in the past two years (SNAP, WIC, EITC, Section 8 Housing Voucher, or SSI)?

We will inform you of your scholarship eligibility during the application process. If you are not deemed eligible, you will still be given the opportunity to enroll in our Cybersecurity Career Track with the full refund job guarantee. And we do offer a few options for financing the tuition.

Which zip codes are eligible for Miami-Dade County?

33002, 33009, 33010, 33011, 33012, 33013, 33014, 33016, 33018, 33030, 33033, 33034, 33035, 33054, 33055, 33056, 33090, 33101, 33109, 33111, 33112, 33114, 33119, 33122, 33124, 33125, 33126, 33127, 33128, 33129, 33130, 33131, 33132, 33133, 33134, 33135, 33136, 33137, 33138, 33139, 33140, 33141, 33142, 33143, 33144, 33145, 33146, 33147, 33149, 33150, 33151, 33153, 33154, 33156, 33157, 33158, 33159, 33160, 33161, 33162, 33166, 33167, 33168, 33169, 33172, 33174, 33176, 33178, 33179, 33180, 33181, 33189, 33190, 33191, 33192, 33198, 33206, 33222, 33233, 33234, 33238, 33239, 33243, 33257, 33261, 33266, 33269, 33299

Which zip codes are eligible for Cook County?

60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60627, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60635, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60646, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60707, 60739

How many hours of work will it be?

The Cybersecurity Career Track is a 360+ hour course. We've built a curriculum to teach you what you should know to land a job. The course length will vary for each student since the course is entirely self-paced. We expect most students will finish the course in 6 months working at ~15-20 hours per week.