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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Become a Cybersecurity Analyst. Job guaranteed.

Become a cybersecurity analyst on your schedule with our flexible, remote program. Build your skills and get Security+ certified in just 6 months, before landing your dream job with support from your mentor and career coach.

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Learn job-ready cybersecurity skills on your schedule

Our 100% online, flexible learning structure means you don’t have to put your life on hold to change your career. Graduate in just 6 months part-time or dedicate more time to land your new job faster.

Build job-ready skills

You'll complete 30 labs, 35 mini-projects and a capstone project based on real-world scenarios showcasing your skills to hiring managers.

Real human support at every step

Work 1-on-1 with an expert mentor, industry career coach and student advisor when you need guidance from course start to new job.

Springboard Job Guarantee

We believe in you and our program, so if you don't land a cybersecurity job within 6 months of graduating, we'll give you a full refund.

Start an in-demand career that makes an impact

The increasing frequency and scale of cyber attacks continues to drive a reliance on cybersecurity professionals to keep individuals, businesses and Governments safe in the digital and physical world. This bootcamp will have you prepared to enter the field in just six months.

The stats to prove it:
Cybercrime damage is expected to reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025 (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2021)
78% of IT leaders believe their companies lack sufficient protection against cyber attacks (Forbes, 2021)
There were 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally in 2021 (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2021)

An industry-leading program

Enrolling with Springboard guarantees you a quality learning experience.
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What you'll learn in this cybersecurity bootcamp

This part-time, 380-hour bootcamp covers cybersecurity fundamentals, systems and network security, vulnerability assessment, and security operations. By studying 15-20 hours per week, you should complete it in 6 months. Our flexible learning structure allows students to finish earlier if they're able to allocate more time each week.

Unit 1: Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Unit 2: IT Project Management
Unit 3: Host-based Security
Unit 4: Network Security
Unit 5: Identity & Access Management
Unit 6: Security Assessment & Operations
Unit 7: Application Security
Unit 8: Security+ Exam Prep

This unit sets the foundation for your success. We begin with the basics where you’ll learn key vocabulary, tools and roles within an organization. As you progress from basics to fundamentals, you’ll be introduced to common IT security threats and mitigation techniques with multiple mini-projects.

Topics include:

  • Vocabulary / acronyms
  • Threat actor types and attributes
  • Three-legged stool technique (CIA)
  • Red- vs. blue-team
  • Threat-modeling

Organization is key to individual and organizational success in cybersecurity. This unit provides you with IT project management templates as well as multiple mini-projects to implement your new project management skills.

Topics include:

  • Principles and practices of IT project planning
  • Creating your own project plan

Securing workstations and servers is a critical responsibility of a Cybersecurity Analyst. This unit focuses on the defenses you can put in place prior to an attack via multiple hands-on labs including: implementing security policies on Windows and Linux; network management; patching and securing systems; and configuring anti-virus.

Topics include:

  • Operating system hardening
  • System patching
  • Securing computer hardware and peripherals

Securing computer networks, devices and user data, requires cybersecurity professionals to utilize both hardware and software defenses. This unit will take a deep dive into network architecture and security scanning before students apply their knowledge to eight hands-on labs and two mini-projects.

Topics include:

  • Network design and attacks
  • Cloud security and server defense
  • Securing wired and wireless networks
  • Firewalls and IDS/IPS

Managing user identities and their access permissions through authentication is essential as organizations continue to require remote access capabilities. This unit includes labs and mini-projects focused on creating and securing user accounts as well as remote and local exploitation of a user’s computer.

Topics include:

  • Authentication models and components
  • Access control models
  • Rights, permissions, and policies

This extensive unit covers security assessment, testing, and operations. Explore penetration testing, advanced web security practices and create test plans during the assessment and testing section. In addition, you’ll gain red-team experience cracking passwords, exploiting a vulnerable web application, and attacking web servers.

As you progress to the security operations section, you’ll learn blue-team encryptions, response workflows, and use current industry tools such as Splunk and Wireshark to combat attacks.

Topics include:

  • Conduction risk assessments and audits of controls
  • Assessing vulnerabilities and remediation
  • Encryption and hashing concepts
  • Disaster recovery planning and procedures
  • Programming primer

The rapid evolution of software capability and increased profitability has created a focus on functionality rather than security. This unit covers the essential, but often overlooked requirement to intertwine cybersecurity defenses into the development of new software applications.

Topics include:

  • Software development lifecycle
  • Secure software development practices
  • Web security
  • Database security

The goal of this unit is to prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The CompTIA Security+ Certification is the globally recognized standard for evaluating fundamental cybersecurity skills. Here, you’ll get a refresher on key topics, sit mock exams, and receive a voucher to cover the entire cost of the certification before taking the exam with confidence.

Topics include:

  • Exam topics refresh and review
  • Mock exams

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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.

The foundation for your cybersecurity career

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 includes the CompTIA certification fee.

Build practical skills with hands-on projects

Our students spend at least 60% of their time working on scenarios they will encounter in their career. It ensures you don’t just land a job, but that you thrive from day one.
What to expect:
30 technical labs provide practical experience working through real-world scenarios for each curriculum subject
35 mini-projects will require you to analyze real-world attacks, solutions and assess the approaches taken
Your capstone project brings together everything you’ve learned throughout the course requiring you to develop a several stage solution design that mimics a day-in-the-life of your new career.

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
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Change your life like these cybersecurity students

Dipen Patel

Education: Bachelor of Science
Previous Job: Student Researcher
Current Job: Security Analyst, Accenture

I had someone to reach out to if I ever got stuck. Whenever I had questions, I would just email my mentor and it never took him that long to respond back. Then, during our weekly mentor calls, he would walk me through other resources I could use to help me out.

Vianey Luna

Education: Masters of Public Policy
Previous Job: Spanish Teacher
Current Job: IT Security Specialist, Cooper

I chose Springboard because of the flexibility that it offered. I think a lot of programs are very rigorous and you have to attend classes at a certain time; for me, that just wasn't an option. Also, I have several friends who have been through the program and just loved it.

Rafael Ayala

Education: Master of Philosophy
Previous Job: Math Teacher
Current Job: Mergers & acquisitions, Autodesk

My mentor was super supportive and was even willing to refer me to people in their network.

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 skills, motivation, professionalism, a commitment to learning and an analytical mindset.
Want to learn more about the Springboard experience?

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More questions about the program?

Call or email us to connect with an Admissions Manager who will address your questions and support your journey.

Cyber Security course start dates

The Cybersecurity bootcamp is a 6-month program. Most students devote 15-20 hours a week to complete the course.

Tuition

The full tuition of the program is $11,340. If you pay upfront for the program, you get a 13% discount on tuition. Remember, if you don’t get a job within 6 months of completion, you’ll receive a full refund. Read the full Job Guarantee eligibility terms and conditions here

Scholarship eligibility: Are you a woman or a veteran?
Upfront discount
Pay upfront and save on tuition
$9,900
$11,340
Paid at the time of enrollment
$9,900
Total cost
$9,900
Month to month
Pay only for the months you need, up to 6 months
$1,890 /mo
Total: Up to $11,340
Paid at the time of enrollment
$1,890
Monthly payments during course
$1,890
Total cost
Variable (up to $11,340)
Climb Credit loan
Finance your education with low monthly payments
$57-$152* /mo
Total: $12,804-$15,314*
Paid at the time of enrollment
$500-$700
Monthly payments during course
$57-$152* (interest payments only)
Monthly payments after course
$346-$400* for 36 months
Total cost
$12,804-$15,314* (max loan amount of $10,840)
*range varies based on approved loan terms and only available for U.S. residents
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Deferred Tuition Plan
Pay monthly only after you start a cybersecurity job
$450 /mo
$16,900
Paid at the time of enrollment
$700 refundable deposit
Monthly payments during course
$0
Monthly payments after course
$450/mo for 36 months after starting new job
Total cost
$16,900
* only available for U.S. citizens/permanent residents

Our students launch fulfilling careers

9,275
enrolled students in our UX and UI/UX Design, Data Analytics, Data Science and Software Engineering Career Tracks.
August, 2021
93.2%
of job qualified individuals who reported an offer, received it within 12 months of graduation.
August, 2021
$22,746
average salary increase of students who provided pre- and post-course salaries.
August, 2021

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What is included in the course?

360+ hour expert-curated curriculum
30 labs and 35 project to build 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
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 do the tuition payments work?

There are 4 payment options (all of which come with our job guarantee as long as you meet eligibility requirements). Our two standard payment plans are:

  • Monthly Plan: You pay $1,890 per month, only for the months you're enrolled (most students complete within 6 months).
  • Upfront payment: You pay $9,900 upfront for 6 months. This is a 13% discount on the monthly plan.

In addition, we have 2 other payment options. These are available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for Climb financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident - as long as you both have a US address. Deferred tuition is only available to US Citizens and permanent residents.

  • Deferred Tuition: You pay a $700 deposit upon enrollment to confirm your seat (that's a discount on the normal $1,890/mo plan). Then, you’ll pay the remaining tuition ($16,200) only when you land a job using your newly learned skills. You can pay that final balance in 36 monthly installments of $450. The remaining tuition will be waived if you don’t get a job, and maintain eligibility, within six months of graduating!
  • Climb Credit loan: Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident - as long as you both have a US address.
    • If approved, you pay a $500-$700 deposit to confirm your seat. You can finance the remaining $10,840 through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments for the first 6 months. After that, you will pay 36 monthly payments of $346- $400 each.
    • Due to regulatory issues, Climb Credit can no longer fund loans for Maine residents. If you live in Maine, you can still be approved if you apply with someone from any other U.S. state.
    • Please note: lending might not be available in all 50 states - click here for the current full lending list.

All charges will be in USD (based on the above prices). If you reside outside the U.S., this might carry an additional transaction fee, depending on the bank you use. We display prices in your local currency to give you an estimate of how much you will pay based on prevailing exchange rates, excluding transaction fees.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes! Finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If approved, you can start by paying as little as $57 - $152 per month. Learn more.