Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Jumpstart your Cybersecurity career in as little as 15 weeks.

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What is Cybersecurity?

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Possible Career Paths

The demand for Cybersecurity professionals is growing rapidly. In fact, The Bureau of Labor & Statistics indicate a 35% national growth for Security Analysts, which is much faster than the average of all occupations. Here are some in-demand jobs you could land:

Cyber Engineer

Average Salary: $116,497*

Cyber Engineers, sometimes called Information Security Engineers, identify threats and vulnerabilities, then apply their skills to developing and implementing high-tech solutions to defend against hacking, malware and ransomware, insider threats and all types of cybercrime.

*ZipRecruiter (September 2023)

Security Analyst

Average Salary: $111,141*

Security Analysts are responsible for ensuring that the company’s digital assets are protected from unauthorized access. This includes securing both online and on-premise infrastructures, weeding through data to filter out suspicious activity, and mitigating risks.

*ZipRecruiter (September 2023)

Penetration Tester

Average Salary: $118,358*

Penetration Testers help organizations identify and resolve security vulnerabilities affecting their digital assets and computer networks. They try to break things by simulating a cyber attack and attempting to breach networks and information systems.

*ZipRecruiter (September 2023)

Security Consultant

Average Salary: $116,514*

A Security Consultant works as a supervisor for all security measures necessary to effectively protect a company or client’s assets. Security Consultants use their expertise to assess possible security threats and create contingency protocols and plans for when violations occur.

*ZipRecruiter (September 2023)

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Upcoming Course Start Dates

Course Dates
Start Date Pace Location Discipline Status
July 8, 2024
Jul 8, 2024
Part-Time Online Cybersecurity Open
August 5, 2024
Aug 5, 2024
Full-Time Online Cybersecurity Open
August 5, 2024
Aug 5, 2024
Part-Time Online Cybersecurity Open
September 2, 2024
Sep 2, 2024
Part-Time Online Cybersecurity Open
September 16, 2024
Sep 16, 2024
Full-Time Online Cybersecurity Open

Become a Cybersecurity Engineer in as little as 15 weeks

Your Life Won’t Wait For A Career Change

Full-Time

You’re ready to commit to a full-time course load. You’ll graduate in 15 weeks thanks to a rigorous schedule: 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

  • 15 weeks
  • In-person or online
  • Synchronous learning with your cohort
  • Course highlights:
    • Group work with instructor help
    • Paired with design sessions
    • Lab time with instructional staff

Part-Time

Our part-time course is designed for busy people. If you don’t have 8 hours to dedicate a day, then our part-time course is for you.

  • 40 weeks
  • Online
  • Asynchronous learning at your own pace
  • Course highlights:
    • Optional live and pre-recorded lessons
    • Optional study groups and office hours
    • Discord with classmates and instructors

Cybersecurity Curricululm

Our curriculum incorporates the latest emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) tools. During class, we have a hands-on, community approach to learning, one that includes lab work, creating a real-world portfolio, and 1-on-1 instructor access.

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No matter where you’re starting from, Prework is meant to build your foundational knowledge and prepare you for success in the course. Learn to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ChatGPT to assist with various concepts and tasks.

Everyone starts out learning the fundamentals of Cybersecurity. You’ll learn about network security components, such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and explore systems security with concepts such as operating systems architecture and system exploits. Learn to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ChatGPT to assist with various concepts and tasks.

Next, you’ll be briefed on military principles of intelligence analysis and the concept of cyber warfare. You’ll cover a range of topics on securing the modern enterprise from outside threats including governance, risk management, and compliance. Learn to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ChatGPT to assist with various concepts and tasks.

Python and engineering solutions are up next. You’ll use basic coding and analysis to create Python scripts and automation and learn to analyze logs in various network devices. Learn to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ChatGPT to assist with various concepts and tasks.

After developing coding skills, you’ll use your new knowledge to perform penetration testing for vulnerabilities in applications and network security resources. Learn to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ChatGPT to assist with various concepts and tasks.

Next, you’ll learn the components of cryptography with hands-on experience configuring a web server with SSL/TLS, interfacing with Certificate Authorities, issuing certificates, and securely configuring SSH. Learn to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ChatGPT to assist with various concepts and tasks.

The course finishes out with a scenario capstone activity. You’ll use everything you’ve learned to work through the particulars along multiple paths and prepare to highlight it in your professional portfolio. Learn to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ChatGPT to assist with various concepts and tasks.

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Tuition

Whether you are learning from campus or online, full-time or part-time, our programs are the same price.

  • $16,900 As low as $14,900*

We have 3 easy ways to pay:

  • Pay up front & in full ($1,000 discount)
  • Pay with a traditional loan (as low as $388/month)
  • Pay with a payment plan (as low as $642/month)

*Average tuition after scholarships and reflective of financing method, as low as $14,900 upfront or $388 per month

Frequently Asked Questions

While they may vary with each course and each school, online cybersecurity engineering bootcamps are short-term and often rigorous training programs to help students learn the skills they need to become professional cybersecurity engineers.

We get asked this a lot — and it’s a great question — and encourage you to think about what you mean by “worth it.” If “worth it,” to you, means attending a cybersecurity engineering bootcamp, learning the skills you need to become a cybersecurity engineer, and landing a job as one, then yes, good cyber engineering bootcamps are certainly worth it.

In fact, that’s what most bootcamps set out to help you do — and the best ones will indeed help you get there.

But if you’re simply looking to brush up on your cybersecurity knowledge without a goal to work in cyber, then a full-time or part-time bootcamp would not end up being worth it for you.

If you’re looking to join the cybersecurity field professionally, though, it’s a growing and lucrative field — and the best bootcamps can help you break into it.

Read more about whether or not cybersecurity bootcamps are worth it for you and your goals.

Employers value people who can do the job and who can learn and adapt quickly on the job. By successfully completing a bootcamp, you’re demonstrating that you can “do” as evidenced by your projects, and that you can “learn” as evidenced by completing the program. 

At Flatiron School, you’ll be able to demonstrate both. You’ll learn how to learn because new technologies and tools appear on the market everyday. Our approach enables graduates to learn and apply new tools when needed. In other words, it’s not just the skills themselves that are important to hiring managers, but how you go about acquiring skills to complete a job that sets you apart. 

In many ways, cybersecurity bootcamps definitely do work, and there’s a lot of proof behind that statement.

But it’s better to first ask yourself, “What do I want to get out of attending a cybersecurity bootcamp?” Asking yourself what your goals and ambitions are is how you’ll know if a bootcamp would work for you.

Some people want to just become acquainted with the cybersecurity field, which is great, but a full-time bootcamp might not be the best route if you’re looking for a basic understanding of cybersecurity.

If your goal is to learn to become a cybersecurity engineer, then yes, cybersecurity bootcamps do work.

We don’t require you to have prior experience to apply for the Cybersecurity Engineering program. Our admissions requirements are being at least 18 years old, having a high school diploma, a GED or equivalent credential, having a native or highly proficient fluency in English, and completing the admissions process.

Before joining your cohort on Day 1, you will have to complete around 40 hours of coursework called Prep to learn the basics of cybersecurity so you are prepared to get started straight away.

The Live program is 15 weeks, but rather than going to a campus, you’ll be logged on learning remotely full-time. Both on-campus and Live programs monitor attendance daily. The Flex program gives students up to 60 weeks to complete the curriculum, and offers the most flexibility day to day. Students enrolled in Flex programs must attend 10 check-ins in order to be eligible for graduation but are not otherwise required to attend live instructional activities.

The price of our courses reflect our unique approach to learning and support. There are many free resources that can help you learn any discipline, but given the complexity of the topic they can be difficult to navigate independently. Furthermore, students often rave about the camaraderie they establish with instructors, other students, coaches, and alumni – all valuable networking opportunities when it comes to a job search. Our courses and support after graduation are built specifically to provide the structure and community that’s required to be successful. 

As for our more traditional competitors – those who are priced similarly and offer live instruction – most haven’t been around as long as Flatiron School, so they may not have the same depth of expertise, employer partner relationships, or alumni network. 

The first step is to fill out a written application. Once submitted, you will receive prompts from the admissions team to schedule an interview and take a 15 min aptitude assessment. During the interview a member of the admissions team will learn about your learning needs, career goals, and help you decide whether the program is the right fit for you. If you passed your assessment, we will give you the admissions decision after your interview. 

You have a few options in terms of financing your enrollment in one of Flatiron School’s courses. See all of your options on our Tuition & Financing page.

We also offer initiatives that can help to offset the cost of tuition on our Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives page.

The Flatiron School Career Services team exists to help get you hired. You’ll receive guidance on how to:

  • Build and Optimize your LinkedIn Profile and Resume
  • Ace your behavioral and technical interviews
  • Grow your network of tech professionals
  • Connect with Flatiron School employer partners 
  • Negotiate your salary
  • Optimize your job search using AI
  • Track job search activity using Huntr

You’ll partner with a dedicated Career Coach regularly to make forward progress each week, with up to six months of one-on-one support after graduation. 

Our graduates have and continue to make lasting impact in a range of companies from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

Companies who have hired our grads include:

  • Google
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Facebook
  • Shopify
  • VOX
  • BuzzFeed
  • Spotify
  • Accenture
  • Intel
  • Kickstarter
  • The New York Times
  • Thought Works
  • Goldman Sachs
  • PWC
  • Citi Bank
  • Dow Jones
  • Akamai

You can view our latest job placement rates in our Jobs Report.

We’ve issued a third-party examined Jobs Report each year since 2014 and remain committed to honesty and transparency with student outcomes.

If you would like to connect with a member of our team, please simply schedule a chat with one of our Admissions representatives.