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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.

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Land your first role in cybersecurity. Guaranteed.
Your money back if you don't land a job within 6 months after graduating from our online bootcamp and receiving your Security+ Certification.
Complete the course
We'll teach you everything you need to know to launch your career as a cybersecurity analyst.
Work 1:1 with a career coach
Your career coach will help you craft your cybersecurity job search, practice interviews, and negotiate offers.
Start your new job
You'll join a community of Springboard graduates working at top tech companies.
Our graduates have been hired by top tech companies
Get recognized globally with CompTIA Security+

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 Security+

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.

Build practical skills with personalized support
You'll complete 50 labs, 30 assignments, and one capstone project to showcase your skills to employers. 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
Learn the skills employers are looking for

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.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals
System Security
Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
Capstone Project
Estimated time: 18+ Hours

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.

  • Threat Actor Types and Attributes (hackers, DarkNet, social engineering, etc.)
  • Three-legged Stool (CIA)
  • Intro to Security+ Certification
  • Red- vs. Blue-team
  • Malware (types and delivery)
  • 3 Practical Labs
Estimated time: 36+ Hours

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.

  • Implementing Security Applications
  • Securing Computer Hardware and Peripherals
  • Securing Mobile Devices
  • Hardening Operating Systems
  • Virtualization Technology
  • Application Security
  • 9 Practical Labs
Estimated time: 54+ Hours

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.

  • Conducting Risk Assessments and Audits of Controls
  • Assessing Vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerability Remediation
  • 5 Practical Labs
Estimated time: 18+ Hours

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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Work 1:1 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.

Mentorship

Discuss weekly project deliverables, industry topics, or career advice

Accountability

Keep you accountable and help you master and apply key techniques

Industry insight

Offer you a window into the professional cybersecurity industry.
"My mentor was absolutely outstanding. Andy challenged me, provided me with endless constructive criticism and feedback, and was always so flexible."
Amber Hicks
Springboard Design Graduate
Ilana Moreno
Cyber System Engineer
Brandon Eubanks
Security Administrator
Joseph Okonkwo
Payment Security
Patrick Mallory
IT Officer

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Get the perfect job with unlimited 1:1 career coaching

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.

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
See how your career coach can help you
Stay on track with your job search while building technical skills

Is this program right for me?

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.

Prerequisites

You must be 18 years or older, with a strong proficiency in English.
All backgrounds are welcome, as long as you can demonstrate strong analytical and communication skills, along with high motivation towards a career in cybersecurity.
Need more prep?

If you aren't ready to take the Cyber Security Bootcamp yet, check out our free Foundations course instead.

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More questions about the program?

Email Tabby, our Admissions Manager, who will help you think through the decision.

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What is included in the course?

360+ hour expert-curated curriculum
50 labs to build your practical skills
Weekly video calls with your mentor
Active online student community
Unlimited 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
Is this course conducted online or in person?

The course is completely online. All you need is an internet connection.

How long does this course take?

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.

How soon can I find a job?

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.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

The course requires students to be 18 years of age or older and have a strong proficiency in English.