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Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Fight Against Cybercrime

Through the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy, 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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Program at a Glance

12-26

Weeks

8/16

Apply By

8/22

Next Start Date

$1,500

Potential Scholarships

Why Learn Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity professionals are on the front lines of digital defense for companies, protecting their critical systems and sensitive data from cyberattacks. With cybersecurity professionals in high demand, the cybersecurity field offers endless career and financial opportunities. According to Burning Glass, the average entry-level Cybersecurity Analyst salary in the United States is $80,800. Some senior positions can earn upwards of $110,000 annually or more. Obtaining additional security clearances can potentially increase cybersecurity salaries.

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 53,767 open cybersecurity roles and a very low supply of cybersecurity talent.

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.

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Bootcamp Application and Start Dates

    Program

    Full-Time Cybersecurity Bootcamp

    Apply By

    08/16/2022

    Start Date

    08/22/2022

    End Date

    11/10/2022

    Status

    Open

    Program

    Part-Time Cybersecurity Bootcamp

    Apply By

    08/16/2022

    Start Date

    08/23/2022

    End Date

    02/25/2023

    Status

    Open

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.

How Virginia Tech Cybersecurity Bootcamp Works

A training program in a 12-week, full-time or 26-week, part-time schedule 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

Then, you’ll receive professional development assistance—including resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity

Part-Time

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays || 7:00pm ET–10:00pm ET
  • Saturdays || 9:30am ET–1:30pm ET
  • Course Format: 100% Live Online


Full-Time

  • Monday through Friday || 9:30am ET–3:30pm ET
  • Course Format: 100% Live Online

Tuition

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.

  • Virginia Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

    Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $12,396
    Total Tuition - $12,495

  • $500 Community Scholarship

    For Virginia Tech alumni, current students, and employees.

    $1,000 Military Scholarship

    For active-duty service members and military veterans (valid ID required).

*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

Big Return On Your Investment

Graduates of the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that can earn them a starting salary that is +38% higher than the average salary in Virginia.


What You Will 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).

Phase
  • Networking Essentials
  • Linux & Python
  • Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Pen Testing Methodology
  • Vulnerability Discovery
  • Shells
  • Exploitation
  • Threat Modeling
  • Preventing Recon
  • Incident Response
  • Digital Forensics
  • Project Demo Day

Classes are mostly hands-on with the majority of students’ time spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.


Career Support

As part of the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp, you’ll learn Python, Linux, and more. You’ll participate in workshops to strengthen your skills and develop a portfolio to show employers. Our Career Success Team will also give you career guidance every step of the way—from resume assistance to behavioral and technical interviews coaching.

Fullstack Academy grads are highly sought after by some of the world’s leading companies.

*Virginia Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy NYC graduates.


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.

Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Finance

Retail

Customer service

Graphic design

Admin

Biology

And more

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


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+ and 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 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.

  • You do need to provide your own computer for the bootcamp. It can be a laptop or desktop as long as it meets minimum tech specifications. We highly recommend Apple computers for our program, however, it is possible to use Windows with some modifications. You must have at least MacOS 10.15 or newer or Windows 10. Because the bootcamp is live-online, you are required to have a webcam and microphone in order to participate in class.


    At this time, the Apple M1 processor is not compatible with the Cybersecurity program.

  • 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.


Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp Today

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  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    • No cyber experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision