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Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp

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Considering a career in tech?
Study cybersecurity.

The Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp is designed to fast-track the cybersecurity careers of individuals with little to no professional background in the field, providing you with the education you need to make a career change into the cybersecurity industry. The program is geared to take you from zero experience to job-ready professional in less than one year.


In this virtual bootcamp, you will learn everything you need to know to succeed in the industry, starting with the fundamentals, all the way to the tasks you will be performing on the job when you get hired.

The program’s online curriculum integrates hands-on learning with virtual simulation labs that prepare you to take seven of the industry’s most essential certification exams.

FROM CYBERSECURITY NOVICE
TO JOB-READY PROFESSIONAL

30-Hour Introductory Course | 400-Hour Extended Program

Nexus’ Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp takes individuals with little to no experience in this specialty and transforms them into job-ready, fully qualified cybersecurity professionals. Students graduate with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to meet the demands of today’s job market and find fulfilling employment.

Introductory Course

30 Hours

This unique Introductory Course focuses mostly on Blue Team tactics, or Defensive Cybersecurity, introducing students to the fundamentals of networking, the Linux and Windows operating systems, and virtualization concepts.

Students will also learn to run basic commands and computer communication protocols, develop a firm understanding of basic operating system structures, and will become familiarized with the "Cyber Attack Cycle." Experiential education methods will provide students hands-on exercises and provide a better understanding of cybersecurity countermeasures and defense techniques.

At the end of the course, each student takes a summary exam and has an assessment to examine their future in the program.

Microsoft Security

40 Hours

Countless companies worldwide rely on Windows Server 2012 to manage their organization's computers and networks using Group Policy Objects. You will learn how to set up domain environments using Active Directory, which enables central control of all computers and users in a domain. This course also teaches you how to manage network services, such as DNS and DHCP servers, how to configure security servers to harden systems, and the differences between Windows Server 2012 and newer versions, such as 2016 and 2019.

Computer Networking

50 Hours

Cybersecurity professionals need to have an in-depth understanding of networking. In this course, students will learn all the necessary networking concepts, including protocols, topologies, and network devices. Students will be able to receive their first certificate, as they will be prepared to take the CompTIA Network+ exam.

Cloud Security

15 Hours

The vast majority of organizations are hosting their infrastructures on cloud platforms, such as Amazon’s AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure, to ensure they have centralized solutions for their unique processes. This course focuses on the growing use of cloud platforms and teaches how environments are managed and secured in the cloud. The knowledge you will gain during this course will be useful in the advanced courses later in the program, plus, it will prepare you to take the CSA CCSK certification exam.

Linux Security

30 Hours

This course teaches you how to manage and operate the Linux open-source operating system, and specifically the cybersecurity distribution known as Kali Linux. You are taught the security aspects and hardening of such environments. This course also prepares you for the LPI Linux Essentials certification exam.

Linux has grown very popular in recent years due to its use in IoT products and the benefits it lends to Information Security personnel. You will learn to navigate the Linux file system, run basic commands, configure network services, handle access permissions, and exploit mitigations.

Network Security

35 Hours

The purpose of this course is to build the skills you need to secure, manage, and operate network communication equipment and systems for a variety of organizational types. During this course, you will prepare for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate exam.

The curriculum focuses on enabling you to achieve technical positions in organizations specializing in technological fields and business operations by giving you the digital skill set needed to stand out to active potential employers in the market.

Cyber Infrastructure and Technology

40 Hours

This course provides you with the knowledge and practical training you need to design and maintain secure infrastructures. You will also learn to implement various security countermeasures and build the knowledge base required to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exams.

This course provides an in-depth examination of the various defensive infrastructures. The curriculum focuses on how to design a secure architecture and familiarizes you with various security measures that can be used to harden networks, devices, and cloud infrastructures. You will also learn how to work with Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) solutions, with an emphasis on Splunk, a widespread open-source solution currently available on the market.

Introduction to Python for Security

25 Hours

This course introduces you to basic programming concepts and how to implement them using Python, the Cyber and Information Security industry's leading programming language. You will learn to set up a Python environment in Windows and Linux, advanced Python programming, and how to use external libraries. All material is taught via immersive training exercises where you will gain first-hand experience in building tools to automate cybersecurity tasks.

Guidance is integrated into the cyber infrastructure courses to help you find a position in the role of Cybersecurity Practitioner, to learn about being involved with IT and Network Operations Center (NOC) teams across a variety of organizations, and how to become the cybersecurity specialist for those teams.

Offensive Security: Ethical Hacking

50 Hours

In this offensive security course, you will learn how to get into the minds of criminal hackers, including how they think, what their philosophies may be, and how they intend to execute various cyber attacks—all to beat them at their own game. Students will learn how to execute and defend against a variety of cyber attacks, plus, how to discover and exploit system vulnerabilities, penetrate organization infrastructure, and hack into web interfaces. The purpose of the course is not to achieve ‘penetration tester’ status, but to provide a hacker's perspective so that the student will be a better defender. Along the way in the course, students will acquire the skill set needed for a future career in ethical hacking and penetration testing.

Incident Response & Threat Hunting

60 Hours

This course covers digital forensics and incident response (DFIR). The curriculum focuses on preparing you for the CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, and (ISC)2 SSCP** certification exams*. You will learn how to conduct successful threat hunting procedures, how to identify elusive threats that evade existing security countermeasures, how to handle cyber attacks as they occur, and the dynamics of working on a Security Operations Center (SOC) team.

Throughout this course, you will study advanced threat hunting techniques such as machine learning, situational awareness, user behavior analytics, and intelligence. The curriculum seeks to deeply familiarize you with the role of SOC teams across a variety of organizations and how to prepare for and manage attacks in real time. You will also conduct an in-depth study of digital forensics and learn to investigate network attacks, host attacks, and how to reverse engineer malware to understand its purpose and execution on vulnerable systems.

IoT & Mobility Security

40 Hours

This course provides you with the knowledge and practical training needed to secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices, with emphasis on the automotive and mobility industry. You will also learn how to work with physical hardware and will build a simple project with the Arduino platform to understand the basics of Arduino and hardware security.

This course provides an in-depth examination of the many different methods of IoT and automotive and mobility infrastructures. The curriculum focuses on preparing you for the real world and immerses you in the different approaches of hacking cars, performing common attacks, researching the CAN bus, on-board diagnostics (OBD), infotainment systems, and how to protect against those attacks, including best practices and regulations. You will also learn how to analyze remote frequencies to implement a successful attack against a device using remote frequencies.

Career Services

15 Hours

The Career Services course includes three dedicated workshops, during which we will work on your resume, LinkedIn profile, and interview skills. Each student also receives one-on-one career coaching, internship placement assistance, and is connected with professional networking opportunities.

*While the curriculum provides the knowledge needed to perform well on industry exams, this is not a test-prep program, where the primary focus is the students’ performance on the exam. Certification exams are not conducted as part of the program and require additional costs not included in tuition.

** Students must have a minimum of one year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) in order to be certified.

Prepare for Internationally Recognized Certifications Exam

Students who graduate from the Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp will be eligible to sit for the most recognized certification exams in the industry, including but not limited to:

CompTIA Network+

The CompTIA Network+ certification exam requires you to know how to configure, manage, and troubleshoot a variety of network devices. In addition, the exam expects cyber professionals to be familiar with emerging technologies such as mobile, cloud, communication, and virtualization technologies.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam should be considered by individuals with knowledge of AWS Cloud and its infrastructure. Experience with security and compliance aspects of the platform will be a crucial requirement for passing the examination and proving your competency to potential employers.

Linux LPI Essentials

The Linux LPI Essentials exam verifies knowledge of the open-source Linux operating system, as well as practical knowledge of various other open-source applications. The exam measures the ability to manage users and groups, as well as a candidate’s competency with Linux command line, permissions, security, basic networking configuration, and administration.

Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate

Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification exam requires experience working with the principles and concepts of Security Operations, as well as the fundamental knowledge and core skills needed to begin working in a Security Operations Center (SOC). Employers are looking for candidates with this certification to join their already high-functioning teams.

CompTIA Security+

The CompTIA Security+ is the next step up from the CompTIA Network+ and is considered an entry-level cybersecurity certification. The CompTIA Security+ exam tests the candidate’s skill set over a range of disciplines, such as: systems, networks, security administration, and penetration testing.

CompTIA CySA+

The CompTIA CySA+ is an intermediate-level certification that verifies a certain level of competency in security analytics, as well as intrusion detection and response. The certification meets the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Defense and verifies a candidate’s ability to perform data analysis in order to find a variety of system vulnerabilities, threats, and risks.

(ISC)² SSCP

The (ISC)² SSCP certification exam is an ideal certification for those with proven technical skills and practical, hands-on security knowledge. Individuals with this certificate have proof they can implement, monitor, and administer IT infrastructure in accordance with information security policies and procedures.

PROGRAM TUITION

Tuition for the Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp at the University of Michigan is $15,500, not including $500 for the Introductory Course.

Tuition, fees, and deposits subject to change.

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