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Start Your Career In Cybersecurity
Do you want to break into tech and begin a new career? Are you ready to protect and serve in an entirely new way?
No matter where you are in your career, this course will take you from foundational skills to practical, industry-ready knowledge in as little as 15 weeks.
This course will jumpstart your path into a new career.
What is Cybersecurity?
Possible Career Paths
Cyber EngineerAverage Salary: $134,280*
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 (May 2023)
Security AnalystAverage Salary: $102,379*
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 (May 2023)
Penetration TesterAverage Salary: $117,189*
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 (May 2023)
Security ConsultantAverage Salary: $101,619*
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 (May 2023)
Upcoming Course Start Dates
|August 7, 2023||Full-Time||Online||Open|
|August 7, 2023||Part-Time||Online||Open|
|September 18, 2023||Full-Time||Online||Open|
|September 18, 2023||Part-Time||Online||Open|
|October 30, 2023||Full-Time||Online||Open|
|October 30, 2023||Part-Time||Online||Open|
|December 11, 2023||Part-Time||Online||Open|
Your Life Won’t Wait For A Career Change
Our students understand that there’s a lot of hard work ahead of them, but we also understand the need for flexibility. We deliver a structured learning experience that adjusts to your lifestyle. Your admissions representative will help you choose the option that makes sense for you.
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 long
- 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
Our part-time course is designed for busy people. If you don’t have 8 free hours to dedicate a day (same), then our part-time course is for you.
- Paced to complete at 40 weeks
- Online only
- Asynchronous learning at your own pace
- Course highlights:
- Pre-recorded lessons
- Optional live lectures and office hours
- Slack with classmates and instructors
Whether you are full-time or part-time, our Cybersecurity program is the same price.
- $99 deposit
We have 3 easy ways to pay:
- Pay upfront
- Pay with a loan
- Pay in 12 installments of just $1,400
Cybersecurity Engineering Prep
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.
Cybersecurity Foundational Skills
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.
Cybersecurity Intermediate Skills
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.
Cybersecurity Skills Development
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.
Gray Hat Hacking
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.
Cybersecurity Skills Application
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.
Dive Deeper Into Cyber
Not sure if our course is right for you? Hear from students who’ve been where you are. These students took charge of their futures, enrolled in our Cybersecurity course, and jumped head-first into an exciting career.
From Pianist to Cybersecurity Engineer: Felipe’s Story
For Felipe Giraldo Marin, like many Flatiron School students, the switch to tech came after extensive education and experience in a field far from tech.
How to Get into Cybersecurity: 6 Questions from Beginners
Cyber attacks are all too common. If you’re curious about a career in cybersecurity, here are 5 things you should know.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the On-campus and online Live and Flex experience?
On-campus programs are held full-time and you are expected to be on campus for each day of class. The Flex and Live program uses the same curriculum, but gives you the added flexibility of studying from home.
What is cybersecurity engineering?
Cybersecurity engineering — sometimes called information security engineering or data security engineering, among other things — is the discipline of protecting devices, services, and networks from malicious digital attacks.
A cybersecurity engineer also designs and implements secure networks and ensures that the network and its attendant resources are protected from cyber-attacks.
Security engineers also regularly test and monitor security systems to ensure they are up to date and functioning properly. Organizations and/or individuals hire these engineers to help protect organizational data, sensitive and confidential information, financial/transactional information, and the reputation of the organization as a whole.
What does a cybersecurity engineer do?
The responsibilities of a cybersecurity engineer have a lot of overlap with cybersecurity analysts, who are also tasked with protecting sensitive information.
Their main responsibilities vary, but often fall along these lines:
- Implementing security measures and infrastructure to protect organizational data and resources
- Ensuring adequate security measures and protocols are in place
- Troubleshooting network and security issues
- Testing and identifying network vulnerabilities
- Responding to security breaches with their SOC team comprised of cybersecurity analysts, pen testers, security consultants, cyber threat analysts, and sometimes compliance analysts.
Learn more about the responsibilities of a cybersecurity engineer and the cybersecurity programming languages they use, and other cyber skills they need.
Learn more about becoming a cybersecurity engineer.
What certifications do you need to become a cybersecurity engineer?
This all depends on your career ambitions. At Flatiron School, we recommend all graduates start with the CompTIA Sec+ certification and then pursuing others based on their desired career path.
Learn more about specific cybersecurity certifications and who should get them.
Are cybersecurity engineering bootcamps worth it?
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.
What kind of jobs can you get after completing Flatiron School’s cybersecurity engineering bootcamp?
Our Cybersecurity Engineering program teaches people with some technical experience the skills they need to succeed in entry-level cybersecurity roles like security engineer, security analyst, and security consultant.
Strong candidates for our Cybersecurity Engineering program are detail-oriented with creative problem-solving skills. Candidates should have some working knowledge of programming languages and familiarity with Windows, Linux, and Unix operating systems. Technical ability is valued over formal education, though network engineering certifications or degrees in technology, math, or science are helpful. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
What’s the application process like?
The first step is to fill out a written application. Once submitted, you should hear back from our Admissions team within 2 business days regarding the next step. If your application is chosen to move forward, you will be invited to schedule a video call with a member of the admissions team to better understand your learning needs, career goals, and whether the program is the right fit for you. After this point, students receive an admissions decision within a few business days. For some programs, students must complete a technical interview when applying.
What does career services support look like?
The Flatiron School Career Services team exists to help get you hired. We do this in two ways:
- Empowering stand-out job-seekers to learn to be no-brainer hires → this is what your Career Coach does!
- Building a nationwide network of hiring partners → this is what the Employer Partnerships team does!
What financing options does Flatiron School offer?
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.
I would like to talk to a Flatiron School team member. What do I do?
If you would like to connect with a member of our team, please simply schedule a chat with one of our admissions representatives.
What is Flatiron School’s job placement rate?
You can view our latest job placement rates in our Jobs Report.
Our commitment to honesty and transparency is stronger than ever. That’s why we continue to release third-party examined Jobs Report each year.