Florida Atlantic University Continuing Education offers a flexible cybersecurity program that enables you as a student to achieve your full potential while enjoying a great level of flexibility.
Become a Cybersecurity Professional in 28 Weeks
QuickStart’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp provides you hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. In a period of 28 weeks, you will learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture via self-paced courses, hands-on training, and live sessions with industry experts.
QuickStart partners with several top-rated American universities to offer online cybersecurity bootcamp programs.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
James Madison University Professional and Continuing Education cybersecurity bootcamps are suitable for students and professionals alike.
Hofstra Continuing Education is home to nationally ranked programs in online education, including its online cybersecurity bootcamp programs.
Becker College, which is recognized as one of the top online colleges in Massachusetts (according to SR Education Group), is proud to offer online cybersecurity bootcamp programs.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
CSU Pueblo Extended Studies offers non-credit, certificate-bearing cybersecurity bootcamp programs.
NORTH EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
NEIU CAPE’s 6-9 month online bootcamps covers a dynamic curriculum that is tailored to prepare you for real-world problems
Develop skills applicable to cybersecurity certifications such as the CompTIA CSA+, A+, Security+, Network+ and Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH).
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
University of Texas at Arlington is offering cybersecurity bootcamp programs providing fast-tracked learning of fundamentals to advanced information security concepts.
Typical Cybersecurity Bootcamp Curriculum
You’ll learn from skilled instructors and gain real-world experience by collaborating with your peers. Through hands-on application, you’ll gain the confidence you need to tap into the industry. The curriculum* will dive into the foundational skills for cybersecurity, including:
- ✓ Risk Assessment
- ✓ Ethical Hacking
- ✓ Data Encryption
- ✓ Incident Response
- ✓ Threat Modelling
- ✓ Network Security
- ✓ Vulnerability Scanning
QuickStart offers multiple courses in cybersecurity available to both undergraduate and graduate students. They include but are not limited to teaching foundations of privacy, secure coding, network security and management, security architecture, design, disaster recovery, social engineering, cryptography, integrated risk management, business continuity, information security policy and management, applications security and performance, and other threat prevention methodologies.
Our bootcamps include capstone projects (large assignments) and practice labs added at the end of each of the topics covered in the courseware.
Live Scenarios & Real-World Experience
We offer leading industry content and assist students to apply the learned skills in real-world scenarios to get a taste of the in-field work environment.
Our bootcamps prepare students for five domains of in-demand and globally recognized CompTIA certifications, including A+, Network+, Security+, PenTest+ and CySA+, as well as EC Council’s CEH certification.
With the variety of certifications you’ll be ready for after your bootcamp, you can look forward to a high paid career as a cybersecurity analyst, security engineer, ethical hacker, penetration tester, and cryptographers, among other great positions.
Successfully graduating from our bootcamps requires students to pass a capstone project that will test knowledge and skills learned throughout the bootcamp learning journey.
What You'll Learn in Cybersecurity Bootcamp
Cybersecurity bootcamps are designed to groom you into seasoned cybersecurity professionals with industry’s in-demand cybersecurity practices including:
Starting from the basics, the bootcamp will focus on strengthening your security fundamentals, allowing you to identify the security threats and devising and implementing prevention strategies by creating a controlled and secure environment.
Network Security & Defense
You will learn to help organizations take physical and software measures to protect their systems from unauthorized breaches by configuring secure platforms and ensuring a safe environment for computers and users on their networks.
Risk management in cybersecurity includes targeting potential vulnerabilities and loopholes in the system and taking cybersecurity measures to protect them from getting attacked by dangerous forces.
Threats & Vulnerabilities
With the advent of newer devices, there are even more threats and vulnerabilities. You will learn to identify all the modern types of attacks, including DDoS and security engineering attacks, to protect all kinds of devices.
As the attacks have been modernized, making them more severe in damage, cryptography has become a normalcy to protect critical information like data, passwords, communication and much more. Learning cryptography will help you design algorithms and ciphers that codify the information and creates a preventive layer around sensitive customer and company data.
Like normal forensics, cybersecurity professionals are skilled with digital forensics. You will learn to identify, collect, analyze and take action on the evidence that leads to a potential breach or cyber attack.
You’ll be prepared for certifications and take the exams to get certified with the most respected, in-demand certifications. Depending on your current cybersecurity career, you will be able to begin or further build upon your professional journey in the field of cybersecurity.
With the most respected, in-demand certifications, you will be a true cybersecurity expert. Our partner universities offer the following certification preparation training:
Who Should Attend QuickStart Cybersecurity Bootcamps
Our bootcamps are a great fit if you’re willing to commit to studying and put in the work for some very hard assignments. You should have a high school degree, and some of our students have college degrees, others don’t. Some of the tech world’s biggest employers don’t require college degrees anymore, so we’re taking their lead.They know that even without a college degree, short-term but rigorous bootcamps can perfectly prepare you for the certification exams that they ultimately respect most.
To accommodate students who want to study full-time as well as professionals who have busy schedules, we offer self-paced courses to provide flexibility of setting your own time and pace to learn. The live Zoom sessions are held twice a week, to discuss course related questions or seek assistance in their learning journey.
Bootcamp Tuition, Costs & Financing
Bootcamps are aimed at providing you an opportunity to get comprehensive, fast-tracked learning of the subject matter. At QuickStart, we provide quality education at affordable prices to ensure maximum value for your money. There are multiple payment options, including discounted upfront payment, installment plans, third party financing and more.
Cybersecurity Bootcamps vs. Certification Exam Prep
Cybersecurity bootcamps include multiple certification exam preps, hands-on labs to provide real-world work exposure, and capstone projects to help you practically apply learned theoretical concepts. On the other hand, certification prep will focus only on a selected certification, covering the official curriculum that is required to prepare for that particular certification exam, and you will not come out of them with work to show (and discuss) with potential employers.
Cybersecurity Professional Salary
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Data Security Analyst||$114k-$160k per annum|
|Systems Security Administrator||$106k-$150k per annum|
|Network Security Administrator||$103k-$147k per annum|
|Network Security Engineer||$110k-$153k per annum|
|Information Systems Security Manager||$130k-$182k per annum|
|Chief Security Officer||$140k-$223k per annum|
Cybersecurity is a very vast field that includes multiple job roles that are connected to information security, IT security, network security, data security and much more. Some roles will require a hybrid of these areas to look after, and some are more specific depending on the organizations’ needs. Salaries are mostly on the higher end when it comes to overall information security career path.
Bootcamp Graduate Careers in Cyber Security
Information security and cyber security professionals are becoming more in-demand as customers and end users become increasingly tech savvy. The number of professionals with global demand in information security is around 8 million and we don’t have anywhere near that number of skilled professionals. This means, for at least 5-10years, cybersecurity professionals are going to remain in hefty demand. Many employers now accept proof of graduating from a cybersecurity bootcamp instead of a degree. Some cyber security positions require a bachelor’s degree and about 30% require a certification. Bootcamps that prepare for certifications along with valuable projects are most credible since they provide bootcamp certificates as well the ability to get certified and claim industry recognized certifications. The following are a few job roles you may expect to get in once you graduate as a cybersecurity professional:
Data Security Analyst
($114k-$160k) Analysts need to know every aspect of computer and network security, especially firewall administration, encryption, and network protocols. CISSP certification is definitely an asset.
Systems Security Administrator
($106k-$150k) This role requires technical knowledge of data systems security protocol and hardware and software systems. You’ll also want to keep abreast of security trends and government regulations.
Network Security Administrator
($103k-$147k) You will need a strong technical background with knowledge of network management protocols, networking architecture, authentication practices, and security administration.
Network Security Engineer
($110k-$153k) This role must translate security policies and procedures into technical architectures, while having insight on how to install, monitor, and maintain network security solutions.
Information Systems Security Manager
($130k-$182k) You’ll need a technical background along with strong communication and leadership skills. It’s expected to have five or more years of security experience with industry certifications CISSP or CompTIA Security+.
Chief Security Officer
($140k-$223k) Once you reach the top, you will have over 10 years of security experience and in-depth knowledge of ever changing business functions. This role requires excellent judgment and planning to maintain complex security systems.
Cyber Bootcamp FAQs
Why learn cybersecurity in a QuickStart boot camp?
There are so many reasons we’ve explained above, but the most important is still the most basic: QuickStart bootcamps have an update-to-date curriculum for 2021 that prepares you for some of the most in-demand cybersecurity certifications to help you in every stage of your career, practical projects to get you skilled for real-world work, industry experts meeting you There are so many reasons we’ve explained above, but the most important is still the most basic: QuickStart bootcamps have an update-to-date curriculum for 2021 that prepares you for some of the most in-demand cybersecurity certifications to help you in every stage of your career, practical projects to get you skilled for real-world work, industry experts meeting you
Will I get a job after cyber security bootcamp?
Our bootcamps are designed to make you job-ready for the market. Once you complete the bootcamp and acquire the certifications, chances of getting hired are likely to increase dramatically. The cybersecurity skill gap is a serious concern today, and certified candidates with skills and the right certifications are best positioned to get hired.
How much does cybersecurity bootcamp cost?
Our cybersecurity bootcamps are priced to offer the most value out of your money. We keep our prices affordable and offer various payment methods, including discounted upfront payment, installment plans and third party financing via income share agreement.
What are the dates of the bootcamps?
We have regular cohorts that get filled up pretty soon, which allows us to introduce new batches very frequently. To know the starting dates for the latest cohort, please contact our admissions advisors and they will update you.
Can I keep working while attending the bootcamp?
Yes, you can continue working while attending the QuickStart’s cybersecurity bootcamp. The bootcamp features self-paced online courses that are available online 24/7 and can be taken any time your schedule allows. This flexibility allows students as well as professionals to take the classes and prepare to become skilled cybersecurity professionals.
How long does the boot camp take to complete?
The bootcamp programs vary by the field of expertise in IT as well as what curriculum is being offered. Normally, a cybersecurity bootcamp can be as long as 24-28 weeks, including self paced courses, live mentor sessions, practical projects and regular end-of-chapter quizzes.
Do you provide career planning support?
QuickStart bootcamp graduates are offered a post-graduate support program where they have to choose from a 12-month job assistance program or Free IT Consultancy training. In our 12-month job assistance program, our career advisors will help you build your CV, portfolio, LinkedIn profile and job application to help you get into interviews and get hired fast. IT consultancy training will allow you to start your own consultancy business.
Do I need to have previous experience in cybersecurity programming before enrolling?
You do not need to have a previous experience to get enrolled in our cybersecurity bootcamp program. Our program is designed to accommodate beginners as well as experienced professionals, preparing candidates for beginner to intermediate to advanced level cybersecurity certifications.
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Cybersecurity Bootcamp FAQs
The cybersecurity bootcamp is designed for both students and working professionals, as they can continue with their studies or work while registering and studying for the cybersecurity bootcamp. Flexible courses are offered to allow ease in scheduling.
Our students will get four different payment options to pay with varying costs:
- 1) Up-front payment of $5,520
- 2) a monthly payment of $920 for 6 months, and an enrollment cost of $1,380. Contact admission advisors for more options.
- 3) a deferred payment of $500 for 18 months, with a $100 enrollment cost 4) a third-party financing, starting from $240 - $300 monthly.
- 4) a third-party financing, starting from $240 - $300 monthly.
If you dedicate 20-30 hours in a week, the cybersecurity bootcamp can be completed in 28 weeks.
Yes, scholarships are offered to students and professionals in our bootcamp programs.
Depends on each case that is applying for the scholarships. Our team of admission advisors can guide you and inform you of your options.
Our cybersecurity bootcamp is designed for absolute beginners, and thus require no prerequisites to be met.
Yes, once you have successfully graduated from the bootcamp you are equipped with all the skills needed to start or advance your cybersecurity career.
Yes, we offer our graduates a free IT consultancy training that teaches methodologies to start their own free-lancing consultancy business.
Yes, our cybersecurity bootcamp includes regular, weekly 1-on-1 live sessions with industry experts.
There is no such requirement for students or learners to have prior knowledge about cybersecurity to enroll in the bootcamp.
We have a team that is dedicated to offer career guidance to graduates and students.
Our bootcamps offer flexible learning to help you study without having to quit your degree studies.
Our bootcamp graduates get job assistance for 12 months after the successful completion of the bootcamp.
Recommended study time that you should dedicate to the bootcamp in time is 20-30 hours a week.
Our bootcamps are designed to offer courses and certification training that offer expertise to fit into multiple careers within the cybersecurity field.
Fee refund or enrollment cancellation will be treated based on the refund policy below:
To apply for cancellation of enrollment, student will have to email the academic advisor requesting the cancellation. The initial deposit is non-refundable once the session has started. Applicant will have to pay 50% of the tuition cost after 7 days from the start of the first session. A full refund can only be expected if requested 7 days prior to the start of the first session. Initial deposit will not be refunded.
After 60 days from the start of the program, applicants cannot apply for a refund.