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—in as few as 12 weeks.

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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—in as few as 12 weeks.

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.

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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.

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Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful tech 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.

Strengthen Your Resume With the Cyber Skills Leading Tech Companies Are Looking For

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
December 2021 November 29, 2021 December 6, 2021–June 11, 2022
Mon/Wed
6:30pm CT–9:30pm CT
Saturday: 9am CT–1pm CT
Live Online
Cohort December 2021
Application Deadline November 29, 2021
Class Dates December 6, 2021–June 11, 2022
Class Schedule
Mon/Wed
6:30pm CT–9:30pm CT
Saturday: 9am CT–1pm CT
Course Format Live Online

Full-Time

Cohort Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
Join the waitlist Next Dates Coming Soon Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm CST Live Online
Cohort Join the waitlist
Class Dates Next Dates Coming Soon
Class Schedule Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm CST
Course Format Live Online

How It Works

Overview

  • 12-week, full-time or 26-week, part-time training program requiring no previous experience or knowledge in cybersecurity

  • 15 hours of homework per week

  • 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 jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity

Course Format

Full-Time

  • Class Schedule: Weekdays Monday to Friday 9am CT–3pm CT

  • Course Format: Live Online

Part-Time

  • Class Schedule: 2 Weeknights 6:30pm CT–9:30pm CT (Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs) and Saturday mornings 9am CT–1pm CT

  • 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.
There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
Full-Tuition Scholarships
$11,995 $500—$1,000 off

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

For a limited time, the initial deposit to enroll is only $99* (normally $1,000) for 2021 cohorts. Get started on your journey this year before the deposit increases in 2022!

LSU current students, alumni and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

Current military personnel and veterans receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Apply Today

Full-Tuition
$11,995

Students will need to make a $500 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due by the first day on campus.

Scholarships
$500—$1,000 off for a limited time

LSU current students, alumni and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

Current military personnel and veterans receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Apply Today

*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 non-refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date or by December 3, 2021, whichever date comes first.

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 +32% 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

    Phase 1
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team

    Phase 2
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team

    Phase 3
    Threat Modeling
    Preventing Recon
    Incident Response
    Digital Forensics
    Project Demo 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

Both the full- and part-time programs are 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.

FAQs

The cyber curriculum is broken down into four main areas: 1. Foundations (Computing and Networking Basics, Linux, Introduction to Automation ); 2. Security Essentials (Practical Networking, Bash Scripting, Python for Security); 3. Security Analyst Training (NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Tools, Techniques, Procedures for Network and Application Protection); and 4. Flight (Projects, Advanced Certifications Preparation). Grads of the Louisiana State University Cyber Bootcamp learn the skills they need to be qualified for entry-level roles like Cybersecurity Analyst.

For a syllabus on your program of interest, click here and fill out the form.

Many of our part time students are working full time while taking the program. Keep in mind that there are 10 hours in class and 15-20 hours worth of homework per week.

All students must have their own laptop (or desktop for 100% online classes). We recommend having 16 GB RAM and ~50-100 GB storage. Netbooks, thin clients and tablets are not permitted. Mac or Windows is fine, but please note that the new Apple M1 processor is not yet fully supported.

Yes, the Louisiana State University Cyber Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in cybersecurity. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.

There's no preparation required to succeed in the course, but we recommend familiarizing yourself with the industry and working through Breaking Into Cyber and Cybersecurity 101.

The bootcamp helps prepare students to take the Security+, CySA exams. Students can expect to spend another ~15 hours studying before taking either exam. The price of taking these exams is not included in tuition.

Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. And on top of all that, the team will be working behind the scenes to find openings that are right for you and staying up-to-date on the latest recruiting trends to make sure they prepare you for everything.

Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to the LSU Cyber Bootcamp Today

  1. Fill out our online application form

  2. Take our nontechnical assessment

    • Timed — 30 minutes
    • No tech experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Complete at the best time for you
  3. Receive an entrance decision

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