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Cyber Security Bootcamp: Get a job in cybersecurity, guaranteed.
Learn in-demand skills, and prepare for a globally recognized certification in cybersecurity.
We’ve partnered with CompTIA, the world's leading tech association, to create this program. CompTIA has developed certification exams that map directly to today’s current IT job roles.
CompTIA's Security+ certification lays the groundwork for specialized career paths in cybersecurity. Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. Certification covers core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls, ensuring high-performance on the job.
Springboard’s Cyber Security Bootcamp incorporates preparation materials, developed with CompTIA, for taking the certification exam, as well as official practice exams.
This 360-hour bootcamp covers cybersecurity fundamentals, systems and network security, vulnerability assessment, and security operations. Course units include learning resources, practice exercises, practical labs, and career-related coursework. By studying 15-20 hours per week, you should complete it in 6 months.
This module introduces you to the fundamentals of cybersecurity through a hands-on journey of recognizing basic IT security threats and various ways to mitigate those threats. This involves an exploration of red-team (offensive security professionals) vs. blue-team (defensive security professionals) spheres of work, setting you up for the first, user-facing domains of cybersecurity: systems security.
As a blue-team cybersecurity analyst, understanding security systems is one of your core responsibilities and areas of concern. This unit will cover device hardening (reducing vulnerabilities), virtualization technology, and application security. You’ll complete several labs, including those centered around implementing security policies, using mobile operating systems, and device hardening.
In the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment unit, you’ll learn how to conduct vulnerability assessments and remediation for both network and host-based vulnerabilities. This also includes conducting application penetration tests. Assignments in this unit will allow you to explore real-world vulnerability incidents, design a data loss-protection plan, and develop a vulnerability management and remediation program. Labs in this unit will give you another slice of the red-team world, taking you through attacking web servers, exploiting a vulnerable web application, and cracking passwords.
The guided capstone project will consist of several stages of solution design for a given problem statement. During this capstone, you will be required to work on a hypothetical pen test and develop a corrective action plan. The guided capstone is designed to help you understand how various components that we learn throughout the course come together to form an experience that familiarizes the student with a day-in-the-life of a security analyst.
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Career-focused course material is paired with personal coaching calls to help you land your dream job. You'll have unlimited access to calls with your career coach, and full career support continues for 6 months after completing the program.
This cybersecurity bootcamp is designed for people who have an appetite to try new things, an aptitude for problem-solving, and strong communication and collaboration skills. We welcome students from all work experiences and fields of study.
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The course is completely online. All you need is an internet connection.
Becoming a cybersecurity professional takes time and effort. 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.
The final module of the course focuses on career components. In this module, you'll work 1:1 with your career coach to create a successful job search strategy, build your network, craft a cybersecurity resume and LinkedIn profile, practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and negotiate your salary. We expect you to land a cybersecurity job within six months of course graduation.
The course requires students to be 18 years of age or older and have a strong proficiency in English.