Louisiana State University
Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Join the Fight Against Cybercrime

Through the LSU Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, 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—all in 26 weeks part-time.

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Why Cybersecurity?
Technology today is more accessible than it’s ever been—but it’s also more of a liability.
Bots

Government-sponsored bots disrupted an election.

Hacked data

Hackers continue to obtain sensitive consumer information.

Phishing

Run-of-the-mill phishing scams can cost U.S. businesses nearly $1.6 billion in a single year.

Businesses are spending more on cybersecurity now than ever before.

$250 billion Projected value of U.S. cybersecurity industry by 2023

But who’s earning that money?

Right now, companies aren’t able to find enough qualified entry-level cybersecurity professionals to hire, leaving the U.S. government, countless businesses, and many individuals exposed to cyber attacks.

Money
The Demand for Cyber Talent
The opportunity is massive in both Louisiana and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in Louisiana alone there are currently over 2,400 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 CenturyLink, Entergy, and General Dynamics, to name a few.

These companies are hiring for roles like Cybersecurity Specialist, Network Security Engineer, and Vulnerability Analyst. Grads studying the LSU Cyber Bootcamp curriculum have been hired for all of these roles—and more.

Strengthen Your Resume With the Cyber Skills in Demand by Leading Tech Companies
The LSU Cyber Bootcamp provides students with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews.

Part-Time

Cohort Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
July 2020 Enrollment Closing Soon July 13, 2020–January 23, 2021
Mon/Weds
6:30pm–9:30pm CST
Saturday: 9:00am–1:00pm CST
Live Online
October 2020 September 21, 2020 October 5, 2020 - April 17, 2021
Mon/Weds
6:30pm–9:30pm CST
Saturday: 9:00am–1:00pm CST
Live Online
Cohort July 2020
Application Deadline Enrollment Closing Soon
Class Dates July 13, 2020–January 23, 2021
Class Schedule
Mon/Weds
6:30pm–9:30pm CST
Saturday: 9:00am–1:00pm CST
Course Format Live Online
Cohort October 2020
Application Deadline September 21, 2020
Class Dates October 5, 2020 - April 17, 2021
Class Schedule
Mon/Weds
6:30pm–9:30pm CST
Saturday: 9:00am–1:00pm CST
Course Format Live Online

Full-Time

Cohort Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
July 2020 Enrollment Closing Soon July 13, 2020–October 2, 2020 Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm CST Live Online
October 2020 September 21, 2020 October 5, 2020–December 23, 2020 Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm CST Live Online
Cohort July 2020
Application Deadline Enrollment Closing Soon
Class Dates July 13, 2020–October 2, 2020
Class Schedule Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm CST
Course Format Live Online
Cohort October 2020
Application Deadline September 21, 2020
Class Dates October 5, 2020–December 23, 2020
Class Schedule Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm CST
Course Format Live Online

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful coding 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 LSU’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.

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How It Works
Overview
    • 12 weeks full-time or 26 weeks part-time training program 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
    • Receive professional development assistance – resume, networking, and interview guidance to jumpstart a lucrative career in cybersecurity
    • Attend an exclusive job fair that connects you with cyber industry leaders eager to hire Fullstack graduates
Course Format

Full-Time

  • Class Schedule: Weekdays Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Course Format: Live Online

Part-Time

  • Class Schedule: 2 weeknights 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs) and 1 Saturday morning 9am - 1pm
  • Course Format: Live Online
Tuition
We aim to ensure that every applicant, regardless of budget, has the opportunity to break into a career in cybersecurity.
Full-Tuition Financing Scholarships
$11,910 $269/mo $500—$2,000 off for a limited time $2,000

Students will need to make a $2,000 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

A $50 refundable transparency deposit is due by the start of class.

We partner with Skills Fund and Climb to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify.

Current LSU students and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

LSU alumni receive a $2,000 scholarship for June & July 2020 cohorts.

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Military Scholarship for July 2020 cohort, $1,000 Military Scholarship for subsequent cohorts (current military personnel or veterans)

Full-Tuition
$11,910

Students will need to make a $2,000 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due by the first day on campus.

Financing
$269/month

We have partnered with Skills Fund to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify. Apply for funding here.

Scholarships
$500—$2,000 off for a limited time $2,000

Current LSU students and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

LSU alumni receive a $2,000 scholarship for June & July cohorts.

Apply Today

Military Scholarship for July 2020 cohort, $1,000 Military Scholarship for subsequent cohorts (Current military personnel or veterans)

Big Return On Your Investment

Graduates of the LSU Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that could earn them a starting salary that is +85% higher than the average salary in Louisiana.

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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).
  • Foundations & Security Essentials
    Months 1-3
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team
    Month 4
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team
    Month 5-7
    Threat Modeling
    Preventing Recon
    Incident Response
    Digital Forensics
    Hiring Day
Classes are 100% live online with hands-on guidance from live instructors. The majority of students’ time is spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.
Who Should Attend
The part-time program is specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or to succeed.
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Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Teaching

Finance

Finance

Retail

Retail

Music

Music

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Admin

Admin

Biology

Biology

And more...

And more...

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
Ready to Start Learning?
Apply to the LSU Cyber Bootcamp Today
  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our non-technical assessment
    • No coding experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Hosted on HackerRank testing platform
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision
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