Cybersecurity Certificate Bootcamp

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Program Overview

  • Hands-on Practice
  • Project-Based Learning
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Complete in as little as 15 weeks
  • Reasonably Priced Tuition with Payment Plans Options

Our curriculum evolves with current industry practices.

  • Project-based learning
  • Structured for all learning types
  • Flexible schedule
  • Instructor feedback and support
  • Experienced instructors with industry backgrounds
  • Scheduled office hours for student needs

Our Cybersecurity Certificate bootcamp is offered as a flex program. You will work one-on-one with an instructor and complete assignments on your own schedule. You will be expected to adhere to course deadlines for assignment submission. Learn more about flex instruction.

DC now offers: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & ChatGPT, a 3-week complimentary optional training course available when you complete a program.

  • Designed to provide non-programmers with a foundational understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Practice concepts and skills to interact with ChatGPT.
  • Discover real-world AI problem-solving with a special focus on ChatGPT.

Students receive career support with their program which includes portfolio guidance, mock interviews, and virtual career fairs. In addition, our dedicated Student Services Team is available to provide detailed feedback on everything from cover letters and resumes, to projects, portfolios, and emails to potential employers.

What is Cybersecurity?

Businesses and Government are at greater risk of cyber attacks than ever before. From ransomware to cyber espionage, cybersecurity professionals are the first line of defense. It's their job to protect critical infrastructure, the technologies we use every day, and investigate or mitigate the damage when compromises do occur.

Is Cybersecurity right for you?

This program is for people who want to make a difference in a field that is critical to the continued success of our digital way of life. Our Cybersecurity online classes are suitable for motivated learners who are serious about launching a career path in the broad field of cybersecurity. No prior computer science or security experience required.

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Working in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields in the technology industry, and the demand for qualified professionals far outpaces the supply. "Red team," or offensive security professionals, test systems for existing vulnerabilities. "Blue team," or defensive security specialists, focus on securing systems from attack. Our curriculum covers both offensive and defensive tools, tactics, and strategies.

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CompTIA Certification Exam Prep*

DigitalCrafts is a CompTIA Authorized Partner. The flex program is designed to help you prepare for the CompTIA exams listed below. One voucher for the CompTIA exam of your choice will be provided for students who successfully complete the online, flex cybersecurity program. Vouchers expire within 12 months of purchase and are non-renewable. It is recommended you schedule your exam immediately upon voucher receipt. :

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
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Cybersecurity is a fast-growing field in the technology industry and there is a high demand expected for cybersecurity professionals. In fact, employment of Information Security Analysts is projected to grow 32% from 2022 to 2032.**

*Additional study and preparation are always recommended and may be needed before taking any exam. DigitalCrafts cannot guarantee that graduates of this program will be eligible to take third-party certification examinations. Certification requirements for taking and passing these exams are controlled by outside entities and are subject to change without notice to DigitalCrafts.

**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook for Information Security Analysts (found at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm, visited September 19, 2023. This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary

Curriculum Overview

Study industry-relevant tools and hands-on strategies on your time with our flex learning curriculum. You will work with instructor support to complete assignments according to course deadlines. This credit-bearing flex program allows you the opportunity to earn college credit for your program all while enjoying the convenience of our online cybersecurity classes.

Full-Time Cybersecurity Certificate & Part-Time Cybersecurity Certificate

Our Live, scheduled instruction path includes options for both full-time and part-time online instruction. This program is designed to help students prepare to take the CompTIA Security+ exam. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a voucher to schedule your exam.

Operating Systems

You will study fundamental concepts key to understanding system security and how hardware interfaces with software. Topics include binary, the Windows operating system, and the Linux operating system.

Networking Security

You will study the theory and practical application of how computers communicate. Topics include the OSI model, routing and switching technology, network security models and services, subnetting, and capturing and analyzing network traffic with wireshark.

Cloud Cryptography and Emerging Technology

You will study the transformational technologies being incorporated into modern infrastructures and driving the future of IT. Topics include virtualization, cloud, emerging technologies, cryptography, and IAM.

Application Security

You will study the software development lifecycle, software security best practices, and the different types of programming languages. Topics include basic web development with a focus on web technologies like HTML, PHP, and Javascript.

Offensive Security Operations

You will study computer exploitation methodology with a hands-on lab-based approach. Topics include gaining access to remote systems and the tools and techniques that ethical hackers use to get into secure environments.

Defensive Security Operations

You will study defensive concepts and techniques in cybersecurity. Topics include secure cryptography, access control models, the threat landscape, network monitoring with Splunk, incident response and forensics methodologies, vulnerability scanning with Nessus, risk and threat assessment, and regulatory compliance auditing.

Cyber Operations

You will study the various aspects of cyber operations concepts and methodologies. Topics covered will include physical security and incident handling and response. The course will conclude with a deep dive into Governance, Risk and Compliance strategies.

CompTIA Security+ Preparation

You will study test taking strategies, study habits, and content that CompTIA may require you to know to prove that you can be certifiable as a security professional.

Cybersecurity Certificate

Our Flex program allows you the flexibility to take a credit-bearing program on your own schedule with instructor support. Each course is 4.5 quarter credit hours. This program is designed to help you prepare to take several CompTIA certification exams. Upon successful completion, you will receive a voucher for one CompTIA exam of your choice.

IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity

You will be introduced to information technology fundamentals as they apply to cybersecurity. Topics include computer hardware, software, configuration, and management of IT systems. The central focus of this cyber course is the security of information technology components, systems, and communications.

Networking Fundamentals

You will study computer network hardware, software, connectivity methods, and protocols. Topics include security vulnerabilities and countermeasures. You will explore how to analyze networking solutions and design secure networked systems.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

You will be introduced to the foundational knowledge that aligns with the NIST (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. Topics covered include cybersecurity careers, fundamentals of cybersecurity, and professional ethics with respect to the cybersecurity discipline. Additional focus is placed on network and system architecture and design principles.

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

You will study ethical hacking concepts, methods, and best practices. You will gain hands-on experience with ethical hacking and penetration testing tools. Topics include concepts and tools for attacks, exploits, information gathering, and reporting.

Network Defense & Countermeasures

You will explore network defense topics including intrusion detection, network security, security incident management, and cyber tactics and tools used in network defense. Hands-on labs are used to practice implementing network defense strategies and intrusion-detection strategies.

Cybersecurity Operations

You will be introduced to incident response methodologies and proper methods of handling digital forensic evidence. You will explore national and international legal aspects of digital forensics. Topics include digital forensic acquisition, preservation, analysis, and reporting. .

Online, Flex Study

Who Can Benefit from our Flex Cybersecurity Certificate?

Do you thrive on one-on-one interaction? Are you curious how you can balance your current responsibilities with our cybersecurity certificate program?

Our flex program is designed to give students the opportunity to attend live interactive lectures, study coursework, and complete assignments throughout the week. The program consists of six, five-week courses. Complete the program in as little as 15 weeks depending on your program pace and number of courses taken at a time.

Students who desire to:

  • Have access to industry professionals
  • Participate in class discussions
  • Complete out-of-class assignments and activities
  • Earn credit hours for completed courses
  • Work one-on-one with your course instructor
  • Maintain a weekly pace to engage with learning materials, complete labs, and submit assignments.
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Elective Workshops

Benefit for Students & Alumni

A career path in tech requires a lifetime commitment to learning new skills and technologies. You don't want to look up one day and find yourself a Blackberry developer in the age of the iPhone! We hold periodic elective workshops for students and alumni to help provide continuing education opportunities in myriad complementary topics. Every technology professional has heard the interview question, "Do you have experience with _?" This is our way of filling in the blank.


BOOTCAMP COMPARISON

DigitalCrafts Flatiron Academy Fullstack Academy
Delivery Format Online Online Online
Programs Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity
Tuition $13,500* $16,900* $17,980*
Duration (Weeks) 15 - 30 15/40 12/26
Class Format Flex FT/PT FT/PT

*Does not include scholarships, fees, or other tuition incentives. Information displayed reflects online offerings only.

*Information was obtained from each bootcamp's website and subject to change at anytime, found at: https:
flatironschool.com/, https:www.fullstackacademy.com/, https://devmountain.com/, as of June 28, 2023
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Cybersecurity Bootcamp FAQs

Base tuition for all bootcamps is $13,500. A refundable $99 deposit is required to enroll.

The remaining tuition may be paid in full before class starts, with an installment plan while in class, or financed over 3 to 10 years through one of our lending partners (though you're welcome to use your own if you'd prefer).

Scholarships and other offers are available for those who qualify to help reduce costs.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework is a voluntary program and is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NIST is designed to help businesses of all sizes protect their networks and reduce their cybersecurity risks.

DigitalCrafts offers instruction and practical application in this important aspect of cybersecurity in the business world.

Our online, flex bootcamp program begins every five (5) weeks on Wednesdays. The length of time to complete the 27-quarter credit hour program will be dependent on the student’s progress and success in the program but can be completed in as little as 15 weeks.

Many of our students have success working full-time jobs while managing their program responsibilities. DigitalCrafts Flex instruction allows students to plan their bootcamp schedule on their own time, around work and other obligations, adhering to weekly deadlines.

DigitalCrafts offers flex instruction bootcamps in Software Development and Cybersecurity. Our programs provide online learning with live instructor guidance and feedback. The curriculum has been designed to effectively challenge beginners and experienced learners alike. Students can expect hands-on exercises, tools, and projects that reflect skills utilized in the workplace today. DigitalCrafts instructors and staff strive to be highly accessible and care deeply about their students.

Our Cybersecurity program has been carefully constructed to support a variety of student computing devices. You can successfully complete the program with a recent (within last 4-years) Mac/PC desktop/laptop, or Chromebook. You will need reliable broadband internet access.

The Cybesecurity Bootcamp is designed to train you in offensive and defensive cybersecurity tools, tactics and strategies to defend against cyber attacks. You’ll be able to pursue a role as a Cybersecurity professional. Duties will vary but may include:

  • Monotoring networks for malicious activity
  • Configuring firewalls
  • Designing secure network configurations
  • Conducting vulnerability assesments
  • and more

Cybersecurity Career Options - Are they right for you?

DigitalCrafts offers students several options to pay their bootcamp tuition. For more information on those options, visit our tuition and financing page.

Prior Experience is welcome, but is not a requirement to apply to DigitalCrafts. If you aren’t certain or not ready to take the step to commit to a full program, DigitalCrafts offers free introductory courses designed to give you a jump start on your bootcamp education. These courses allow you to explore our different program offerings and choose the education path that’s right for you.

Our online, curriculum is a total of 27 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of this program, students can select a voucher to take one of six CompTIA certification exams.

Flex instruction provides students with one-on-one access to their instructor with feedback and mentoring as they access learning materials and complete labs and assignments each week. They will study on their own time and create their own schedule for assignment completion adhering to weekly deadlines. Optional weekly live sessions with your instructor, assignment feedback, and regular check-ins with advisors are designed to ensure the student is supported throughout their academic journey.

  • Review your syllabi carefully.
  • Make note on a calendar of any assignment deadlines.
  • Attend live sessions with faculty.
  • Schedule reminders to complete large assignments.
  • Follow a schedule for learning - plan days and times to work on your class.
  • Treat your study time as a non-breakable appointment with yourself.
  • Find a quiet place to work.
  • Participate in course discussion boards
  • Stay in touch with the student success team about the next steps.
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