The CORE Technical is a 20-week immersive bootcamp program.

Our (approved) CORE program is your direct path to a cybersecurity career. This 800-hour immersive curriculum includes twelve foundational courses, extensive hands-on skill building, and guided product training (full time; see the evening comparison below).

CORE students graduate with the sought after knowledge and tradecraft for immediate employment as tier 1+ security engineers, analysts, pen testers and consultants. The evolution from general IT to cybersecurity can take five to 10 years. The CORE does it in as little as 20 weeks.



Network Security 1

Core ideas in network security. Basic network protocols. Attacks on basic technologies.

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System Security 2

Advanced ideas in system security. Standard attacks. Payloads, malware and virtualization.

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Governance, Risk & Compliance

Delivering information system security to the enterprise.

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Network Security 2

Advanced ideas in network security. Sniffing and port scanning. Web-based application security.

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Applied Crypto

Core primitives of cryptography – block ciphers, public key algorithms and hashing. Modern cryptography.

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Strategy & Analysis

Psychology of analysis. Criminal psychology. Threat intelligence. Much more.

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System Security 1

Core ideas in system security. The three preeminent desktop and two mobile operating systems.

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Detection & Logs

Computer information systems security monitoring. Intrusion detection. Crisis management.

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Threat Intelligence

A high-level perspective of threat intelligence: its creation and consumption.

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CORE Faculty

Cybersecurity has multiple domains. The CORE program employs a range of experts who can relate their expertise to the broader field. The result is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and fully integrated curriculum.



12
Courses
10
Instructors
400
Hours of Instruction
400
Hours of Labs

Full Time or Evening Schedules

The CORE program is available in both full time and evening schedules. All upcoming session start dates can be found on the CORE Calendar. Click the tabs below to view daily schedules.


The CORE Full Time program meets M-F over 20 weeks and includes 400 hrs. of theory and 400 hrs. of hands-on labs.

The CORE Evening program meets two evenings per week plus Saturdays (open lab time) over 36 weeks (4 x 9 week quarters with 2-3 week breaks) and includes 288 hrs. of theory and 288 hrs. of hands-on labs.





Tuition Assistance

The Academy supports a full range of Financial Aid, Scholarship, Education Loan and local Grant Programs for CORE students. Follow the link below for details on each option.

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Job Placement Assistance

We provide extensive job-placement mentoring and networking for all CORE students. Our primary objective is that each graduate receive at least one offer of employment in the information security industry.

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Are You Ready?

The following are recommended characteristics for CORE applicants. None of these is absolute and we encourage all potential students with general alignment to these criteria to apply for our programs. 

The CORE is more technical and less analytical than our Hunt Analyst program. Wondering if you’re a fit for one of our Bootcamp Programs? Try your hand at some Challenges for the Cyber-Curious and/or sign up for Bootcamp Prep.



Personal Attributes

  • Natural interest in programming and/or computer networks
  • Determined to excel at what you do
  • Clever and analytical


Technical Experience

  • Skill in network engineering
  • Skill in computer programming
  • Understanding of systems architecture


Education

  • Technical and analytical ability trump formal education
  • Networking engineering certification
  • AS, BS or MS in: Comp Sci, Math, EE or related

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