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Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Become a cybersecurity analyst. Land a job or your money back.

  • 100% online, beginner-friendly, six-month, part-time

  • 1-on-1 mentorship + career coaching

  • Graduate with a CompTIA Security+ Certification

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Vianey Luna

Cybersecurity Graduate

From Spanish Teacher

To IT Security Specialist @ Cooper Machinery Services

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Scale your income with cybersecurity


Average salary increase of Springboard Cybersecurity students who provided pre- and post-course salaries

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In this cybersecurity bootcamp you will:

  • Learn core cybersecurity analyst skills and practices

  • Analyze a cyber incident and identify the technical requirements to solve it

  • Assess operational systems in the presence of risks and threats

Plus, you’ll learn the tools cybersecurity analysts use, like:

Make an impact and help keep individuals, businesses, and governments safe. Transform your career in just six months.

Learn job-ready, in-demand skills

Build skills and put them to the test with a curriculum designed by cybersecurity experts.

Get an edge with human support

Work with a mentor, career coach, and more. They have your back and will hold you accountable.

Land a job or your money back

We back our program with a job guarantee. Get a job within 6 months of graduation or get a full refund. See terms.

What you’ll learn in this bootcamp

Attain entry-level proficiency in core cybersecurity skills with supporting resources designed to help you pass the CompTIA Security+ exam.

Through 50 labs and a capstone project, you’ll gain real-world context on cybersecurity attacks.

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1: Cybersecurity Basics

2: Cybersecurity Fundamentals

3: Host-Based Security

4: Network Security

5: Identity and Access Management

6: IT Project Management

7: Security Operations (SecOps)

8: Application Security

9: Security Assessment and Testing

10: CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep

11: Building Your Portfolio: Capstone Project

12: Career Support

Topic 1: Cybersecurity Basics

You’ll start to get acquainted with the cybersecurity field as you learn key vocabulary terms, explore different types of roles, and work on your first warmup labs. 

  • Recognize the basic principles of cybersecurity and learn about different career roles

  • Build baseline operating system skills

  • Log into and complete your first Infosec labs

Topic 2: Cybersecurity Fundamentals

To become a successful cybersecurity professional, you must begin to understand the motivations of various types of cybercriminals. This unit walks you through the threat actors you’ll encounter and introduces key information security principles like the CIA triad and red vs. blue teams in cybersecurity employment.

  • Explain different types of attackers — from script kiddies to hacktivists to nation-states, and more — and their motivations 

  • Differentiate between various computer security threats, including malware in all its forms

  • Recognize basic IT security threats and ways to mitigate those threats

Topic 3: Host-Based Security

A host refers to any device connected to a network, including desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Hosts are often vulnerable to attacks because they are a gateway for threat actors to enter the larger network. In this unit, you’ll learn host-based hardening and vital security solutions for a variety of hosts. 

  • Protect a computer’s hardware, BIOS, wireless devices, and peripherals such as USB devices

  • Explain how to protect mobile devices and the data they contain 

  • Explain the basic concepts of patch management on both Windows and Linux

Topic 4: Network Security

Network security encompasses many technologies, devices, and processes and is responsible for protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and accessibility of computer networks and data. Through a series of videos and labs, you’ll learn the inner workings of protecting a network.

  • Select, install, and configure security applications 

  • Explain how to secure wireless networks, including wireless access points and wireless network adapters

  • Describe how to secure AWS and Azure cloud assets

Topic 5: Identity and Access Management

Identity and Access Management (IAM) aims to manage user identities and their access to enterprise resources and data. In this unit, you’ll focus on IAM through web applications and cloud-based infrastructures Microsoft Azure and AWS. You’ll also have the option to prepare for Microsoft's Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals exam (50% off in this program).

  • Distinguish between Identity Management and Access Management

  • Determine users, groups, permissions, rights, and policies that can be created on a network

  • Configure users, templates, and groups in a manageable fashion; set up policies and security templates

Topic 6: IT Project Management

In your cybersecurity role, you’ll likely be tasked with leading a project. This unit prepares you to learn the ins and outs of creating IT project plans, from compiling a project scope and Gantt chart to leading small and mid-size projects.

  • Identify and explain basic principles and practices on IT project management

  • Use a provided template and Gantt chart to create project plans for two mini-projects

Topic 7: Security Operations (SecOps)

The SecOps unit puts you in the center of the blue team Security Operations Center (SOC). You’ll understand how cybersecurity analysts put together an incident response (IR) plan, analyze malware attacks, and begin to build security awareness programs to protect employees from social engineering attacks. 

  • Discuss the goals of computer forensics and how it is performed

  • Identify origins of malware via websites, email, removable media, third-party applications, and botnets

  • Recognize the similarities and differences between programming languages Python, Javascript, and PowerShell

  • Generate a plan on how to train users on the basics of security

Topic 8: Application Security

This key unit will focus on the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and how DevSecOps has been emerging to ensure security is integrated into each phase of the cycle. This unit explores how you’ll ensure the integrity of new applications through several mini-projects.

  • Explain core concepts behind application security testing

  • Implement security across continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline

  • Identify and assess SQL vs. NoSQL databases

  • Issue recommendations on how to address security risks and vulnerabilities

Topic 9: Security Assessment and Testing

You are now entering the last core technical unit where you’ll practice red team skills of vulnerability scanning and penetration testing in labs. You’ll gain the skills for creating your own testing methodologies and prepare for Information Security Security (IS) audits. 

  • Use common network security tools to measure the vulnerability of computer systems and network devices

  • Use tools in a Windows server to perform audits and log them properly

  • Learn how a security administrator must strike a balance between security and data availability

Topic 10: CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep

This unit prepares you to take the industry-wide recognized Security+ Exam. You’ll receive a voucher to sign up for the exam (it is included in the cost of this bootcamp). You must pass the Security+ exam to earn a certificate demonstrating fundamental cybersecurity skills and to be eligible for the Springboard Job Guarantee. 

  • Review domains of the CompTIA Security (SY0-601) certification exam

  • Receive tips on preparing for the exam from past cybersecurity students

  • Take mock exams in preparation for the exam

Topic 11: Building Your Portfolio: Capstone Project

During this capstone, you will be required to work on a hypothetical “structured walkthrough” penetration test. The guided capstone is designed to help you understand how various components that you learn throughout the bootcamp come together to form an experience that familiarizes you with a day-in-the-life of a security analyst. The five phases of the capstone include:

  • Phase 1: Perform Reconnaissance

  • Phase 2: Identify Targets and run Scans

  • Phase 3: Identify Vulnerabilities

  • Phase 4: Threat Assessment

  • Phase 5: Reporting

Topic 12: Career Support

Career units throughout the bootcamp will help you create a tailored job search strategy based on your background and goals. Topic include:

  • Types of industry roles 

  • Job search strategies

  • Building a network and using it to land interviews

  • Creating a high-quality resume, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter

  • Preparing for technical and non-technical interviews

  • Successful negotiation

Get CompTIA Security+ certified

We’ve partnered with CompTIA, the world's leading cybersecurity association, for 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.

  • Personalized guidance to move you forward

    Regular video calls with an experienced cybersecurity analyst mentor, where you can ask the questions that matter to you

  • Accountability at every step

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

  • Industry insight on demand

    Get additional 1-on-1 help from experienced cybersecurity analyst mentors within our community, at no extra cost.

  • Mastery from your mentor

    Build skills faster with an expert in your corner. Your mentor will keep you accountable and give you an insider's view.

  • Counsel from your career coach

    Get prepared for the job search. Your career coach will help you gain confidence and know-how to land the role.

  • Support from your student advisor

    Stay on track and achieve your goals. Your student advisor has your back and will keep you on track to graduation.

  • Collaboration from your community

    You’ve got a built-in community — students who, just like you, are betting big on themselves.

Mentor: Alissa Torres

Sr. Manager

Mentor: Travis Felder

Cybersecurity Architect

Mentor: Leonard Simon

MSSP Manager

Here’s why people like you choose Springboard

Taking the CompTIA Security+ exam and getting my certificate gave me leverage over other job candidates. It’s a highly sought-after certification and it’s quite difficult to get, so I’m really glad I was able to achieve that.

Catherine McKoy

From Childcare Provider

To Compliance Systems Analyst @ Alaska USA Credit Union

Land the job you want 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 cybersecurity analyst network

  • Find the right job titles and companies

  • Craft a data science resume and LinkedIn profile

  • Prepare with mock behavioral and technical interviews

  • Negotiate your salary

Springboard grads have achieved life-changing growth. You can too.


Average salary increase of Career Track graduates who provided pre- and post-course salaries.

September 2022


Of job-qualified individuals who reported an offer, received it within 12 months of graduation.

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Enrolled students in Springboard Career Tracks since our launch in 2016.

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A cybersecurity bootcamp with a job guarantee

Invest in yourself with confidence with the Springboard Job Guarantee.

If you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, we’ll give you a full refund. Terms apply.


  • Pass an evaluation of baseline soft-skills, centered around communication, motivation, professionalism, analytical mindset, and commitment to learning

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This cybersecurity bootcamp is a six-month program for students devoting 15-20 hours per week.

4 ways to fund your future

Everyone should have the opportunity for growth. That’s why we offer a range of payment options.

What are cybersecurity professionals earning?

These are the average salaries of cybersecurity analysts in the US.


Data as of November 2022; cross-referenced with Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, Payscale, Salary.com, BuiltIn, and Comparably.

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