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cybersecurity career track

Your springboard to a cybersecurity career

The cybersecurity industry is expected to have 3.5 million high paying unfilled jobs by 2021 (source). If you have experience in related technical fields and are interested in a cybersecurity career, now is the time to get started!

In this cybersecurity bootcamp, you will develop your cybersecurity skill set under the guidance of an industry expert who will mentor you 1-on-1 throughout the course.

With our online labs, you can advance the technical skills needed to make systems and software more secure as well as prepare for passing the certification exam. All this will culminate in a multi-part capstone project that you can highlight on your resume for prospective employers.

You will also get optional bonus prep materials to help you pass the CEH or CISSP certifications so you stand out when applying for software/application security analyst roles. Career transitions are hard, but we’ll support you every step of the way - until you are hired.

What you'll learn

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By the end of this cybersecurity bootcamp, you'll:

Develop the technical proficiency needed to make software and applications more secure

Be able to conduct a full risk and vulnerability assessment for a software application, write a report of your findings and recommend improvements

Gain preparation to help you pass the CEH or CISSP security certifications (optional)

Have the skills to get hired for Software/Application Security Analyst roles

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More than just a course

You'll join an engaged, global community of software security analysts

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Build an industry-ready portfolio

Work on real-life projects that test your skills, all culminating in a Capstone Project you can display on your resume and LinkedIn profile.

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Stay on track with 1:1 mentorship

Each week, you’ll have 30 mins of 1-on-1 time with your personal mentor, a cybersecurity expert. Whether it’s feedback on your projects or general questions about the field - you’ll get their personalized attention.

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Expand your network

Interact with classmates and alumni in our private community. Attend weekly office hours for career advice. Use our career services to gain exclusive relationships with hiring managers.

All the human support you need

We’ll be there to support you at every step of the way. Here’s how:

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1-to-1 mentorship from a cybersecurity expert

Each week, as you progress through the curriculum and your projects, you'll meet 1-on-1 with your mentor. Ask them questions about course materials, get feedback on projects, or ask for career advice--the time is yours.

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Student advisor and community managers

Your advisor will be there to support you, with tips on everything from time management to navigating the course. Stuck? Our community managers are there to help you work through the course. Think of them as your own personal support team.

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Job support from personal career coach

You'll meet 1-on-1 with your dedicated career support coach throughout your learning experience and they'll share personalized, career-advancing tips and advice at strategic points throughout the course.

Your career coach will help you get your perfect job

How Springboard will prepare you for a career in Cybersecurity

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Designed to get you hired

By the time you graduate, you will have the skills and the resume you need to ace cybersecurity job interviews.

Practice labs

Technical topics will include exercises where you will apply the most relevant tools and technologies to real-life scenarios in a lab environment.

Certification Prep

Sharpen your techincal skills by preparing for the CEH or the more advanced CISSP certification. We'll provide you with the resources you'll need!

Career services

Our custom learning materials, career coaching calls and mock interviews will help you navigate the cybersecurity job search with confidence.

Curriculum - what you'll learn

Our world-class online curriculum contains the best learning resources created by our team of cybersecurity experts and hand-picked from the web. We structure everything into a logical sequence so you can learn efficiently and stay accountable.

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Is this course right for me?

This Cybersecurity bootcamp is for

Students who:
a) have some experience in security
OR
b) have a background in related technical fields like engineering or IT

How much prior experience is needed?

We recommend that you have at least one of the following:
1. degree or experience in technical fields like computer science or IT
OR
2. degree or experience in security
Our admissions process will screen for a foundational knowledge of programming and basic security concepts

Not sure if your background is a fit?

Write to us at nicole@springboard.com. Nicole, our Admissions Manager will help you think through the decision.

Prefer a phone call?

Schedule a call with Nicole instead!

Don’t have the required background?

Check out our Introduction to Cybersecurity course

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Schedule & Price

The next cohort starts:

August 6, 2018

Deadline for applications is Jul 24, 2018. That's in:

6 Days 8 Hours

This Cybersecurity bootcamp is an intensive online program. We estimate the total effort required at 200+ hours. Most students devote 10-15 hours per week to complete the course in 6 months.

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It is free to apply and takes only 10-15 minutes.

Payment options

Don't have the right background or want to start with something easier? Check out our Introduction to Cybersecurity course

Early Bird Price
Upfront for 6 months

Benefits

Most affordable, save ~19% by paying upfront

Paid at the time of enrollment

$5,000

$2,900

Monthly payments during course

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Monthly payments after course

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Total cost

$5,000

$2,900

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Spots are limited, and we'll accept qualified applicants on a first-come-first-served basis. Apply early to secure your spot.
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The application will take 10-15 mins

Full refund within 7 days if you are not happy with the course.

Pay month-by-month, or upfront (at a discounted price).

Complete in up to 6 months. Pay for the time you need.

The Admission Process

In three simple steps, you can start your journey to a cybersecurity career.


1
Submit your application
Fill out our application form to get started. There is no application fee. It takes about 10-15 minutes. You should expect a reply in 2-3 business days.
2
Pass the challenge
If it’s a fit, we’ll send you a challenge to test your security and technical knowledge. All questions are multiple choice and applicants spend up to an hour on the challenge.
3
Reserve your spot
If you pass the challenge, we will send you a registration link. Choose the start date and payment plan that works for you (we can help!).
4
Join the program
You'll be one of the select few applicants to secure a spot in the Cybersecurity Career Track. Congratulations!

Frequently Asked Questions

We have two payment options:
  • Monthly Plan: You pay $599 per month for as long as you need (most students complete within 6 months).
  • Upfront payment: You pay $2,900 upfront for the course. This is a 19% discount on the monthly plan.

We also offer a low-interest financing option for eligible students:
  • Climb Credit loan: Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a U.S. citizen (but have a U.S. address), you can still be approved for a Climb loan if you have a fully qualifying co-borrower. If approved, you pay a $300 deposit to confirm your seat and you'll finance the remaining $3,000 through a Climb loan. For the first six months, you'll make small interest only payments ($18-31/mo). After that, you'll pay 36 monthly payments of $97-105 each. Learn more here.
Yes! Finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If approved, you'll make low interest-only payments while enrolled ($18-31/mo), and upon completion of the course, pay 36 monthly payments of $97-105 each. Learn about the application process on Climb Credit's website here.

More questions? Reach out to Nicole, our Admissions Manager at nicole@springboard.com. She’s happy to help!
Your tuition includes:
  • 200+ hour curriculum of technical and career materials curated by industry experts.
  • Weekly 1-1 video calls with your personal mentor.
  • Access to an exclusive community of mentors, career coaches, and peers.
  • Dedicated community managers to answer questions and give feedback on projects within a day.
  • Hands on learning through practice labs.
  • Personalized feedback to help you polish your resume, portfolio, and social profiles.
  • 1-on-1 sessions with a cybersecurity career coach to personalize your pitch and job-search strategy.
  • Interview practice via 1-on-1 mock interviews (behavioral and technical).
  • Exclusive access to our employer network.
  • All taxes and fees. There will be no additional costs!
Students take, on average, about 200+ hours to complete this cybersecurity bootcamp.

We estimate you will successfully complete the course within 6 months if you devote at least 10-15 hours/week. You can aim to complete the course in less time if you are ready to devote more time per week to complete the curriculum materials, and are driven and disciplined with managing your study schedule.
We work with industry experts to determine the most relevant topics in cybersecurity, and find the best resources on each topic (e.g. videos, tutorials, and lectures).

Note that many of the videos and resources in the curriculum are not created in-house by us. Instead, we find and curate the best resources available on the subject. Think of us as a college professor who creates a syllabus by combining the best textbook chapters, articles, papers, and projects (instead of teaching from only their own textbook).

We believe that the curated curriculum is our unique strength. By standing on the shoulders of giants, we’re able to update the curriculum frequently, and always teach the latest tools and technologies.
You’ll have support from:
  • Your mentor: A cybersecurity expert will provide weekly 1:1 guidance and accountability in a 30-minute call.
  • Community teaching assistants: Dedicated help any time you’re stuck, and available to offer detailed feedback on each project.
  • Career coaches: Your career coach will help with resume reviews, mock interviews, job search strategy etc.
  • Springboard student advisors: Our advisors will answer questions, discuss goals, and provide tips and support on any aspect of the program.
  • And finally, your classmates: You can form study groups, get feedback, and work on projects together! We have an active online community that you’ll receive lifetime access to.
We will provide a certificate of completion to all students who complete the course and receive mentor approval on their final project(s). You can display your certificate on LinkedIn via our integration, or add to your resume.
All of our courses are entirely online. All you need is an Internet connection.
Our admissions process will screen for a foundational knowledge of programming and security concepts.

This cybersecurity bootcamp is ideal for people with technical (e.g. IT or Computer Science) or entry-level security backgrounds.

Still not sure if you’re a right fit? Contact our Admissions Manager Nicole at nicole@springboard.com.
Spots are limited and we accept candidates on a rolling basis. The first step involves a 10-15 minute questionnaire to learn about your prior educational and work experience. Based on your responses, we might ask for additional information -- e.g. a brief phone interview, or a quick technical and security challenge -- just to make sure the Cybersecurity Career Track is a good fit for you.
Nicole, our Admissions Manager can help you decide if the Cybersecurity Career Track is the right course for you.

Reach out at nicole@springboard.com

Prefer to chat by phone? You can book a call with Nicole here!