Cyber Security Bootcamp
This course is no longer available
This program is a blend of in person via video conferencing and self paced learning.
- Feb 6, 2023- August 3, 2023 Mondays and Thursdays
- May, 16 2023-November 21, 2023 Tuesdays and Fridays
- August 21, 2023-March 1, 2024 Mondays and Thursdays
- Nov 7th 2023-May 28th, 2024 Tuesdays and Fridays
The Cybersecurity Bootcamp at Northeastern State University is an accelerated training program, designed to successfully prepare someone with little or no IT background for an entry level job in cybersecurity. Youâ€™ll gain the technical knowledge and essential skills to launch your future career in cybersecurity.
Why it Works
Developed around military training methodologies and hands on learning, our Bootcamp teaches you the key skills sought by employers through the following:
Our Bootcamp is a streamlined curriculum focused on teaching you the specific skills you need for the job market.
Hands-On Skills Training:
You will practice your technical skills with over 60 unique labs and over 100 different exercises.
You get the best of both online and self-paced learning. Our facilitator will support your learning experience while our online platform allows you to work at your own pace.
Career Services and Support:
You'll learn essential soft skills like teamwork and interview prep. When you graduate you will also be connected to a cyber network and community.
Industry Leading Certifications:
ThriveDX Impact is an official partner of CertNexus and CompTIA and provides graduates with opportunity to take the CFR and Security+ certification exams at a special discounted price.
Boot Camp Format
Part time, 6 months: This will cover the same content, over a longer period of time and with classes occurring only twice a week, 4 hours each day.
How Does it Work?
During the Bootcamp
- Blended model combining in person and self-paced learning.
- Accelerated streamlined curriculum.
- Career services and support
- Continued access to ThriveDX's online learning platform, including ongoing training covering emerging cyber threats and tools
- Connection to a global alumni network and community
Frequently Asked Questions
You will need English reading proficiency, basic math and logic skills, and most of all, drive and motivation to learn in an accelerated environment. After admission, bootcampers will complete the self-paced Prework module (~20 hours) before the start of the Bootcamp, whose objective is to bring everyone to the same level of technical expertise.
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Everything is browser-based so there is no need to install any app or software. We recommend using Chrome internet browser for best experience.
In order to participate effectively in the Bootcamp, you will need a laptop able to run video conferencing. This includes an up-to-date operating system, a stable high-speed internet connection,and a working camera and microphone. For a more detailed list please refer to the Zoom System Requirements. In addition, a second screen is recommended for optimal experience.
In order for you to practice the skills you learn, the Bootcamp includes over 100 unique hands-on exercises that run in virtual machines. These are safe environments where you will be able to run different operating systems, access various tools without installing them on your computer, and practice confidently without putting your computer at risk.
The instructor is the platform, which was developed by ThriveDXâ€™s cybersecurity experts. Through the platform, you will access content as well as practice labs and scenarios. In addition, every cohort will be assigned a facilitator, who will be supporting your learning experience and ensuring no one is left behind.
Upon successful completion of the Bootcamp, you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by ThriveDX Impact and Northeastern State aligned with the NICE-NIST Framework.
The Introductory Course explores the areas of networking, Linux and Windows operating systems, and virtualization concepts needed in todayâ€™s digital workplace. Participants will encounter practical training scenarios that mirror real-life cyberattacks and learn how to apply defense and protection measures. The course concludes with an aptitude exam to assess the learnerâ€™s understanding of cybersecurity principles and suitability for a career in the field.
Participants learn how to manage the networks and computers of an organization, as well as set up domain environments using Active Directory, DHCP and DNS servers, and other network services.
Computer networking is an integral part of modern organizational structure in nearly every industry. In this course, individuals take a deep-dive into network devices, layers, and protocols that are typically in use to provide the understanding of networks essential to a cybersecurity career. Included in this course is training applicable for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
Learners explore cloud storage, which is the infrastructure of choice for many businesses and organizations, including cloud platforms such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS by Amazon. The course also covers how to ensure data integrity in the longer term, and provides training applicable to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.
Learners discover the ins and outs of the open-source Linux operating system, especially the cybersecurity distribution known as Kali Linux. In addition to learning about Linux security, the Linux file system, and how to reinforce the OS environment, individuals gain knowledge and skills applicable to the LPI Linux Essentials certification exam.
The ability to manage, secure, and operate network communication equipment is a critical role of the cybersecurity professional. Learners build skills on a variety of systems used in all types of organizations. In addition, the course covers core preparation for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate exam.
The course explores the various infrastructure defenses in use today, as well as secure architecture design. Participants also learn how to make networks, cloud infrastructures, and devices as secure as possible working with Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) solutions such as Splunk.
Learners delve into the world of basic programming and learn how to use one of the cyber industryâ€™s most widely-used programming languages, Python. The course provides hands-on instruction on setting up a Python environment in Linux and Windows, advanced levels of programming with Python, and the use of external libraries. Individuals gain practical skills building and using tools for the automation of cybersecurity tasks.
Practical exercises and simulations take learners inside the minds of black hat hackers
to understand how cybercriminals think, who they are, and how
to beat them at their own game. The course covers the gamut of cyberattacks, such as network attacks, social engineering attacks and application attacks, as well as defense strategies. Upon course completion, participants have added preparation for a range of industry certification exams.
The in-depth course covers advanced threat hunting methods, including analytics of
user behavior, intelligence, and situational awareness. It also
includes a deep examination of digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) and how to use them to investigate host and network attacks. Learners learn about the role of the Security Operations Center team in the organization and how it is activated to handle cyberattacks.
The only way to get ahead of hackers is to think like hackers and win at their own game. The course is designed to sharpen the learnerâ€™s strategic capabilities, build skills to apply fundamental Game Theory strategies to real-life cyberattacks, and teach innovative ways to solve an organizationâ€™s defense issues.
This course is dedicated to honing the learnerâ€™s job search in the cybersecurity industry. A host of specialist career topics and services are covered, including training for interviews; how to network; assistance in internship placement; and 1:1 meeting for resume writing, LinkedIn profile optimization, and more.