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
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Why Learn Cybersecurity
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.
Bootcamp Application and Start Dates
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
- Tuesdays & Thursdays || 7:00pm ET–10:00pm ET
- Saturdays || 9:30am ET–1:30pm ET
- Course Format: 100% Live Online
- Monday through Friday || 9:30am ET–3:30pm ET
- Course Format: 100% Live Online
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 -
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).
- Networking Essentials
- Linux & Python
- Command Line Input (CLI)
- Pen Testing Methodology
- Vulnerability Discovery
- 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.
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:
If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
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
- Fill out our online application form
- Take our nontechnical assessment
- No cyber experience required
- Covers logical reasoning
- Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
- Receive an entrance decision