$299 / month*

Special introductory price

40+ hours

Dedicated project work

CompTIA Security+

Prepare to get certified

What you’ll learn in this cybsercecurity course

Cybersecurity is an integral part of all digital interactions. It's a vast area with different roles and its own vocabulary. To enter this field, you need to learn the language.

In this self-paced online course, you’ll:

Get an overview of cybersecurity

Explore common security certifications and roles within the industry.

Learn key concepts

Learn networking, security architecture, risk management, and common testing tools.

Practical knowledge

Get hands-on experience using cybersecurity testing tools in a lab environment.

By the end of this cybersecurity online course, you’ll:
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Be able to pass the CompTIA Security+ sy0-501 certification exam

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Have an understanding of the Cybersecurity industry, acronyms, definitions, and possible career paths

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Learn about security architecture, software, and tools

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Understand risk management and incident response

More than just a cybersecurity course

You'll join an engaged, global community and network with cybersecurity experts.

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Test your skills in the lab

Run actual security tools against the network environment of a fictitious company, to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities

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Stay on track with 1:1 mentorship

Each week, you get 30 min of 1-on-1 time with your personal mentor, a cybersecurity expert

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Build your network

Interact with classmates and alums in our private community. Attend weekly Office Hours for career advice.

Your own mentor

With your weekly mentor call, you’ll get to

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Set your own agenda

Discuss weekly project deliverables, industry topics, or career advice.

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Get feedback on your work

Your mentor will challenge your thinking and help you refine your thought process.

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Be inspired by the best

As an experienced cybersecurity specialist, your mentor is your bridge into this new career.

Meet our mentors

Our world-class mentors are hand-picked for their experience and love of teaching.

Clint Garrison, C|CISO, CISM, CISSP

Meet the course designer

Clint has over 20 years' experience in Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity, including 11 years of training and education. Clint has been teaching Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics to graduate students since 2007. He has experience in various consulting and leadership roles within cybersecurity and currently leads Incident Response activities for large enterprise clients. 

Clint earned a BS in Administration of Criminal Justice from Mountain State University; as well as a MBA in Information Assurance and MS in Information Technology from the University of Dallas.

Curriculum - what you'll learn

The curriculum is split into 7 units, culminating in a capstone project.

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Hallie Yang, Student Advisor

We are with you every step of the way

We’re not going to pretend that this course is easy. This is a serious commitment with real rewards.

The good news? We’ve helped thousands of students update their skills and switch careers into technology.

You commit to put in the hard work and time. We are committed to supporting you at every step and helping you succeed




Time to graduate depends on your weekly commitment. On average, you should complete this course in 3 months.

What's included in the course fee:
  • Extensive curriculum curated by cybersecurity experts with experience at AT&T, E&Y, US Bank, Accenture, Dell and Stanford University
  • Weekly 1-on-1 mentor calls and project reviews for as long as you are enrolled
  • Lifetime access to your Springboard account
  • Lifelong access to our online community of alumni and experts after graduation
  • 40+ hours of dedicated project work
  • Verified certificate of completion

Did you know that your employer might cover your course fees? Want materials to share with your manager or HR? Send us a note at hello@springboard.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

We worked with industry experts to curate the best online resources, based on the most relevant and in-demand skills, into a logical sequence. You can expect a total of 80-100 hours of work, including project work.

Our courses are designed to be flexible and self-paced. The average time to completion for the Introduction to Cybersecurity course is three months. However, individual paces vary. If you don’t love the course after the first week, we offer a full refund. You’ll pay a $299 monthly subscription for each month you’re enrolled in the course. The fee covers:

1. All curriculum materials and resources used in the course.
2. Weekly 1-1 video calls with your personal mentor.
3. Access to an exclusive community of expert mentors and fellow students.
4. Weekly Office Hours hosted by industry professionals.
5. All taxes and fees.

Most entry-level cybersecurity roles require an industry leading credential. CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world. It is industry supported, developed, and maintained by leading IT experts.

After graduating our Introduction to Cybersecurity course, you'll be fully prepared to pass the CompTIA Security+ examination.
You’ll interact 1-on-1 with your personal mentor every week in a 30-minute video call. Your mentor will help with technical and career guidance. They’ll also keep you accountable and help ensure that you actually complete the course. Additionally, you’ll have access to weekly Office Hours and to an exclusive community of mentors and fellow learners. You can ask questions and receive project feedback through the mentor calls, Office Hours or the community.
We will provide certificates of completion to all students who complete the course and the final project.
All our courses take place entirely online. All you need is an Internet connection.
There are no prerequisites for this course. A basic knowledge of computers and networking would be beneficial, but not required.