DigitalCrafts Cybersecurity Bootcamp Course
What Is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the technique of protecting networks, computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, and data from hostile intrusions. The field of cybersecurity can be split into four major categories Engineering and Architecture, Incident Response, management and administration, and testing and hacking.
If you’re wondering what cybersecurity personnel does, it depends on the role. For example, if they are in an incident response role they could be responding to intrusions or other security incidents. Or if they’re in a management role they can be focused more on personnel, training, or management of personnel.
What You’ll Study in Our Cybersecurity Bootcamp
In the DigtialCrafts program, you’ll explore the foundational cybersecurity skills and tools needed for an entry-level career path in cybersecurity. Students can learn about fundamental IT infrastructure, cryptography, application security, offensive and defensive operations, program management, and eventually CompTIA Security+ certification preparation in the DigitalCrafts cybersecurity bootcamp. They will engage in practical work with a variety of tools and technologies to help them prepare for a variety of possible career routes in cybersecurity and information technology.
This cybersecurity program combines classroom instruction with practical lab work that focuses on the fundamental abilities needed to secure the web. Students will be introduced to pertinent ideas throughout the 17-week program through eight modules, including preparation for the CompTIA Security+ exam. The full-time course is intended to provide students with knowledge and abilities needed for entry-level career paths in the cybersecurity industry.
Some of the subjects covered are:
- Operating Systems
- Offensive Security Operations
- Application Security
- Cyber Operations
- CompTIA Security+ Exam Preparation
- Defensive Security Operations
- Cloud Technology
If you’re looking to learn cybersecurity online consider applying to our program.
Applying to Our Bootcamp
If you’re looking to learn cybersecurity online, enrolling in a bootcamp can be an ideal approach to gaining fundamental skills needed to launch a new profession.
Application and the admissions call are the two processes in the DigitalCrafts admissions process. The procedure is straightforward and takes less time than you may anticipate.
Filling out the application form on our website is the first step in applying. It takes roughly five minutes to finish this process. When you apply, your specific enrollment coordinator will receive the provided information.
Until you enroll in one of our classes, your enrollment coordinator will serve as your point of contact. You can ask your enrollment coordinator any questions you may have now, at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by setting up an informational call.
You may be asked about your post-graduation plans or what aspects of digital crafts interests you in some of the questions. When determining whether a DigitalCrafts program is the perfect choice for you and vice versa, we don't require long essays; instead, we search for intelligent responses.
Meet Our Team
You will be invited to schedule a call with our enrollment staff after submitting your application. Your admissions meeting will only last for about 20 minutes, and scheduling this call is quick and simple.
You and your enrollment coordinator will talk about the program and your objectives throughout the conversation. You'll learn more about the options available for paying for tuition, what it's like to attend DigitalCrafts, and how our Student Success team can help support you in your job search once you graduate.
Please make sure you are in a calm area while on the call. This is a chance to question our staff, so please feel free to ask!
Admission & Enrollment
Your enrollment coordinator will let you know whether or not you've been accepted once you've finished these stages. You must submit your refundable payment in order to enroll after being accepted. At this point, if you're utilizing benefits to pay for your bootcamp, we'll ask you for the necessary paperwork.
Once everything is finished, you'll get an email with information about your class and how to get ready so you can start right away.
Preparation for introductory courses
Even though it's not necessary for admission, finishing your program's introductory course can help you get off to a good start! We strongly advise finishing your program's introductory course before the start of class, if you haven't previously.
Learn more about our cybersecurity bootcamp.
Paying for Your Cybersecurity Bootcamp
Cybersecurity bootcamp costs can vary. However, most bootcamps, including DigitalCrafts, offer financial assistance to students to help keep our programming accessible. Like with any educational endeavor, you have to weigh the cost and benefits of each program to determine if cybersecurity bootcamps are a good fit for you.
Climb Credit & Ascent Financing
Student lending platforms like Climb Credit and Ascent help to find bootcamps like DigitalCrafts. They present financing options that are tailored to the special requirements of those looking to attend a bootcamp. Students are free to use either of these lenders to pay for their bootcamp or choose another third-party lender.
You Belong in Tech Scholarship: We automatically grant underrepresented students in tech, including all women, African Americans, and other underrepresented, diverse groups as well as veterans a scholarship—without requiring an essay. This is done to encourage more diversity in the field of technology.
This amount of the scholarship is $250.
Builder Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded by committee to “builders” with especially compelling stories, achievements, and goals. The amount of this scholarship is $250. An essay is required.
Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship: In conjunction with Lesbians Who Tech, the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship is available to LGBTQ+ women and non-binary individuals interested in pursuing a tech career. The scholarship, awarded by Lesbians Who Tech, honors Edith Windsor, an LGBTQ+ rights advocate whose case led to the Supreme Court recognizing same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. Windsor was also an IBM computer programmer who got her start in 1958.
Alumni Referral Grant: Awarded to a student referred by a DigitalCrafts alum. Application for referral is required. The amount of the grant is $250.
Alumni Reskill Grant: Awarded to DigitalCrafts alumni who attend bootcamp in order to reskill for their career . An application is required. The amount of the grant is $250.
Educational Partner Grant: Awarded to employees of agencies and member organizations that have a contractual agreement with DigitalCrafts. An application is required. The amount of the award varies by partner and cannot be combined with scholarships or other tuition reduction options.
It should be noted that scholarships cannot be combined with each other but can be combined with other offers or incentives.
Learn more about bootcamp costs and financing options.
Preparing for Life After Graduation
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Information Security Analysts is projected to grow 35% from 2021 - 2031.2 The positive job outlook, and ability to solve complex and crucial security problems are part of the reasons students may find cybersecurity to be a fulfilling career.
The job search process can be challenging especially for career changers. Figuring out how to leverage past experience to pivot into a new role can be new, yet critical territory. In addition, practicing interview questions and choosing a specialty or cybersecurity career path can pose additional challenges.
As a part of our commitment to student success, DigitalCrafts makes the following services available to students to aid in their job search:
- Technical resume fundamentals
- Portfolio guidance
- Mock interview training
- Exposure to our ever-growing list of employer partners
- Detailed feedback on everything from cover letters and resumes, to projects, portfolios, online presence resources, and emails to employers.
- Tri-annual Virtual Career Fairs
- Student Success Elective Webinar series
- Weekly Career Prep sessions and workshops
- Mentorship Program
- Daily, we use Slack for relevant career preparation articles, and announcements. We even have a dedicated channel used for job postings.
How to Get Started
Getting started with a career path in cybersecurity doesn’t have to be challenging. It starts with finding an educational program aligned with your timeline and goals for your career transition. It’s also important to pick a program that aligns with your learning style. For example, if you learn best through live instruction, it’s best not to pick an asynchronous program.
Once you’ve obtained the skills that you need to start your career search, you can begin applying for jobs in the cybersecurity field. If you’re ready to start learning cybersecurity today, reach out to a member of our support team to learn more.
1 Institutional grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the Institution Catalog or on its website and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (visited January 17, 2023). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
DigitalCrafts cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. REQ1896166 1/2023