Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Join the Fight Against Cybercrime

Through the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—in as few as 12 weeks.

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Through the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—in as few as 12 weeks.

The Demand for Cyber Talent

The opportunity is massive in both Virginia and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in Virginia alone, there are currently over 54,000 open cybersecurity roles and a very low supply of cybersecurity talent.

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Nationally, there are over half a million cyber jobs that employers are trying to fill. Businesses actively seeking cybersecurity professionals span across all industries and sizes, and they include local high-tech employers like Capital One, Norfolk Southern, and Booz Allen Hamilton, to name a few.

These companies are hiring for roles like Cybersecurity Specialist, Network Security Engineer, and Vulnerability Analyst. Grads studying the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp curriculum will be prepared for roles like these—and more.

Strengthen Your Resume With the Cyber Skills Leading Tech Companies Are Looking For

The Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp provides students with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews.

Program Type Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
Part-Time January 18th, 2021 January 25th, 2022 - July 23rd, 2022
Tues/Thurs:
7:00pm ET–10:00pm ET
Saturdays: 9:30am ET–1:30pm ET
Live Online
Program Type Part-Time
Application Deadline January 18th, 2021
Class Dates January 25th, 2022 - July 23rd, 2022
Class Schedule
Tues/Thurs:
7:00pm ET–10:00pm ET
Saturdays: 9:30am ET–1:30pm ET
Course Format Live Online

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful bootcamps in the nation, with incredible student reviews, years of experience in education, and impressive graduate outcomes.

Now, it brings its hands-on learning approach to Virginia Tech’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.

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How It Works

Overview

  • 12-week, full-time or 26-week, part-time training program requiring no previous experience or knowledge in cybersecurity

  • You’ll learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills in demand by the world’s top tech companies

  • Receive professional development assistance—resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity

Class Schedule

Full-Time

  • Class Schedule:

    • Weekdays Monday to Friday 9am ET–3pm ET

  • Course Format:

    • 100% Live Online

Part-Time

  • Class Schedule:

    • Two weeknights: 6:30pm ET–9:30pm ET (Tues/Thurs)

    • Saturday Mornings: 9am ET–1pm ET

  • Course Format:

    • 100% Live Online

Tuition

We aim to ensure that every applicant, regardless of budget, has the opportunity to break into a career in web development. 
There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
Tuition Early Enrollment Discount Scholarships
$11,910 $250 $500

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

For a limited time, the initial deposit to enroll is only $99* (normally $1,000) for 2021 cohorts. Get started on your journey this year before the deposit increases in 2022!

For students who enroll before October 12th, 2022.

Virginia Tech current students, alumni and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

$1,000

Military Scholarship (Current military personnel or veterans)

Tuition
$11,910

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

For a limited time, the initial deposit to enroll is only $99* (normally $1,000) for 2021 cohorts. Get started on your journey this year before the deposit increases in 2022!

Early Enrollment Discount
$250

For students who enroll before October 12th, 2022.

Scholarships
$500

Virginia Tech current students, alumni and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

$1,000

Military Scholarship (Current military personnel or veterans)

*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 non-refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date or by December 3rd, 2021, whichever date comes first.

Big Return on Your Investment

Graduates of the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that could earn them a starting salary that is +44% higher than the average salary in Virginia.

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What You’ll Learn

Students learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills including Foundations (computing and networking basics, Linux, introduction to automation), Security Essentials (practical networking, bash scripting, Python for security), Security Analyst Training (NIST cybersecurity framework, tools, techniques, procedures for network and application protection), and Flight (projects, advanced certifications preparation, career coaching and guidance).

  • Foundations & Security Essentials

    Phase 1
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team

    Phase 2
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team

    Phase 3
    Threat Modeling
    Preventing Recon
    Incident Response
    Digital Forensics
    Project Demo Day
Classes are 100% live online with hands-on guidance from live instructors. The majority of students’ time is spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.

Who Should Attend

Both the full- and part-time programs are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed.

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Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Teaching

Finance

Finance

Retail

Retail

Music

Music

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Admin

Admin

Biology

Biology

And more...

And more...

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.

Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp Today

  1. Fill out our online application form

  2. Take our nontechnical assessment

    • Timed — 30 minutes
    • No cybersecurity experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Complete at the best time for you
  3. Receive an entrance decision

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FAQs

The cyber curriculum is broken down into four main areas: 1. Foundations (Computing and Networking Basics, Linux, Introduction to Automation ); 2. Security Essentials (Practical Networking, Bash Scripting, Python for Security); 3. Security Analyst Training (NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Tools, Techniques, Procedures for Network and Application Protection); and 4. Flight (Projects, Advanced Certifications Preparation). Grads of the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp learn the skills they need to be qualified for entry-level roles like Cybersecurity Analyst.

For a syllabus on your program of interest, click here and fill out the form.

Yes, the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in cybersecurity. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.

The bootcamp helps prepare students to take the Security+, CySA exams. Students can expect to spend another ~15 hours studying before taking either exam. The price of taking these exams is not included in tuition.

There's no preparation required to succeed in the course, but we recommend familiarizing yourself with the industry and working through Breaking Into Cyber and Cybersecurity 101.

Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. And on top of all that, the team will be working behind the scenes to find openings that are right for you and staying up-to-date on the latest recruiting trends to make sure they prepare you for everything.

All students must have their own laptop (or desktop for 100% online classes). We recommend having 16 GB RAM and ~50-100 GB storage. Netbooks, thin clients and tablets are not permitted. Students can use Mac or Windows.

Please note that the Apple M1 processor is only supported for the Coding bootcamp at this time.

For students pursuing the Cyber bootcamp, the Apple M1 processor is not supported.

Many of our part-time students are working full time while taking the program. Keep in mind that there are 10 hours in class and 15-20 hours worth of homework per week.

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