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—all in 26 weeks part-time.
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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—all in 26 weeks part-time.
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.
Cohort Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
April 2021 April 16, 2021 April 27, 2021
–October 23, 2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
6:30pm ET–9:30pm ET
Saturday: 9am ET–1pm ET
100% Remote Online
Cohort April 2021
Application Deadline April 16, 2021
Class Dates April 27, 2021
–October 23, 2021
Class Schedule
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
6:30pm ET–9:30pm ET
Saturday: 9am ET–1pm ET
Course Format 100% Remote 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
  • 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
  • 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 cybersecurity.
Tuition Financing Early Enrollment Discount Scholarships
$11,910 $271/mo $250 $500

Students will need to make a $1,000 initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

We have partnered with Skills Fund and Climb to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify.

For students who enroll before December 8, 2020.

For Virginia Tech alums, current students, and employees and to those who attend key live events.

$2,000

Military Scholarship (Current military personnel or veterans)

Tuition
$11,910

Students will need to make a $1,000 initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

Financing
$271/mo

We have partnered with Skills Fund and Climb to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify.

Early Enrollment Discount
$250

For students who enroll before December 8, 2020.

Scholarships
$500

For Virginia Tech alums, current students, and employees and to those who attend key live events.

$2,000

Military Scholarship (Current military personnel or veterans)

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
    Months 1–3
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team
    Month 4
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team
    Month 5–7
    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
The part-time program is 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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