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.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analyst positions will grow 33% in the next 10 years.
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.
Why Learn Cybersecurity
As a cybersecurity professional, you'll be on the front lines of a company's digital defense, protecting their systems and sensitive data from cyber-attacks. The cybersecurity field offers limitless career and financial opportunities, with a zero percent unemployment rate, plenty of available jobs, and high-earning potential. The average entry-level Cyber Analyst salary in the United States is $71,751, according to Glassdoor. Some senior positions pay up to $380,000 per year or more. Obtaining additional security clearances may result in a pay raise in the cybersecurity field.
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About Fullstack Academy
Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for tech training based in New York City. Fullstack Academy offers comprehensive in-person and remote training opportunities across the U.S. and prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.
Now, it brings its hands-on learning approach to LSU’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.
Graduates are also assisted by a career service team and leave as members of the Fullstack Academy community—a supportive alum network that can help open doors to future jobs in Louisiana and beyond!
How LSU Cyber Bootcamp Works
|A training program in a 12-week full-time or 26-week, part-time schedule 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|
Then, you’ll receive professional development assistance—including resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity
- Tuesdays & Thursdays || 6:00pm CT–9:00pm CT
- Saturday Mornings || 8:30am CT–12:30pm CT
- Course Format: 100% Live Online
- Monday through Friday || 8:30am CT - 2:30pm CT
- Course Format: 100% Live Online
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.
Enrollment Deposit -
Tuition During Program - $12,396
Total Tuition - $12,495
For LSU alumni, current students, and employees.
Military Scholarship for active-duty military and veterans (valid ID required).
*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.
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 +23% higher than the average salary in Baton Rouge.
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).
- Networking Essentials
- Linux & Python
- Command Line Input (CLI)
- Pen Testing Methodology
- Vulnerability Discovery
- Threat Modeling
- Preventing Recon
- Incident Response
- Digital Forensics
- Project Demo Day
Classes are mostly hands-on with the majority of students’ time spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.
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. Our rigorous, hands-on education, combined with our career support, has helped graduates go on to jobs at top companies and beyond!
Alumni of our program have been hired by:
*LSU Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy and utilize the same award-winning curriculum. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy NYC graduates
Who Should Attend
The part-time and full-time programs are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or to succeed.
Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:
If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
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 LSU 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 in the part-time schedule.
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. Students can use Mac or Windows.
Please note that the Apple M1 processor is only supported for the Coding bootcamp at this time.
For students pursuing the Cyber bootcamp, the Apple M1 processor is not 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.
The bootcamp helps prepare students to take the Security+ and 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
- Fill out our online application form
- Take our nontechnical assessment
- No cyber experience required
- Covers logical reasoning
- Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
- Receive an entrance decision