Cybersecurity Bootcampnull

Launch your career in cybersecurity with the accelerated training Bootcamp at Grand View University.

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Upcoming Bootcamp Dates
Start Date Approx. End Date Webinar Date
August 22, 2022 February 23, 2023 August 4
November 7, 2022 May 29, 2023 October 20

What is it and who is it for?

nullThe Cybersecurity Bootcamp at Grand View University is an accelerated training program designed to successfully prepare people with little or no background in IT for entry level jobs in cybersecurity, a highly in-demand and lucrative career path.

Developed around military training methodologies and hands-on learning, the program focuses on the key skills sought by employers. The Bootcamp prepares students not only with technical knowledge, but with the essential skills required for a successful career in cybersecurity.

The program has also received approval as a training provider under the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP). This program is designed to help veteran's learn new skills and find careers. Click here to learn more about how the program is helping veterans.  

Why Cybersecurity?

With the rate of cyber-attacks reaching record highs, there is an urgent need for workers in cybersecurity. The field has had 0% unemployment for nearly a decade, and forecasts 350% job growth through 2021. With plentiful opportunities and competitive compensation, an accelerated Cybersecurity Bootcamp is the best way to gain the necessary skills to fill these positions.

Download Informational Cybersecurity Brochure

Which Cybersecurity Roles Can I Get?

Common Job Titles Top Skills Required
Cyber Forensics Analyst Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst, Digital Forensics Analyst, Cyber Crime Analyst Computer forensics, threat analysis, network defense, system administration, encryption
Cyber Defense Analyst Cybersecurity Analyst, SOC Analyst, Info Security Analyst, Network Defense Technician Network defense, vulnerabilities assessment, data management, info assurance, incident management
Cyber Incident Responder Incident Response Analyst, Intrusion Analyst, Security Monitoring Analyst, Computer Crime Investigator Incident management, network defense, information systems, digital forensics, threat analysis
Network Operation Specialist Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst, IT Specialist, Network Analyst, LAN/WAN Admin Network management, information technology assessment, operating systems, system administration
Cyber Infrastructure Specialist Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist, Intrusion Detection System Admin, Network Security Specialist Network defense, information systems, incident management, network security, encryption

How Does it Work?

nullDuring the Bootcamp

  • Blended model combining in person and self-paced learning
  • Accelerated streamlined curriculm
  • Career services and support

Upon Graduation

  • Continued access to Impact ThriveDX's online learning platform, including ongoing training
    covering emerging cyber threats and tools
  • Connection to a global alumni network and community

Download Cybersecurity Syllabus

Bootcamp Format

Grand View University is offering bootcampers an accelerated track as follows:

  • Part time, 6 months: This will cover the syllabus content, with
    classes occurring only twice a week, 4 hours each day.
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Applying for the Bootcamp

How can I apply for the Bootcamp?
Please contact or call 515-263-2830 to enroll, or click the link below.

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Are there prerequisites for the Bootcamp?
You will need English reading proficiency, basic math and logic skills, and most of all, drive and motivation to learn in an accelerated environment. After admission, students are expected to complete the self-paced Prework module (~20 hours) before the start of the Bootcamp, whose objective is to bring everyone to the same level of technical expertise.
I don't know anything about cybersecurity, but I'm passionate about it. Can I participate in the Bootcamp?

Yes! The Bootcamp requires no prior cybersecurity knowledge or experience. While it is not a requirement, a background in technology can be an advantage.

How It Works

What is the format of the Bootcamp?
The part-time bootcamp is comprised of 480 hours of best in class content delivered over 24 weeks.  You will meet with your facilitator twice a week for up to 4 hours. Keep in mind, we all learn at different speeds and you may find some topics require more or less time. As such, the platform will be available to you 24/7.
How does the remote version of the Bootcamp work?
In the remote version of the Bootcamp, you will get together with your classmates and facilitator over video conference twice a week.  There is also a messaging platform where classmates and facilitators can communicate.
How will I learn practical cybersecurity skills?
In order for you to practice the skills you learn, we have developed over 60 unique hands-on labs that run in virtual machines. These are safe environments where you will be able to run different operating systems, access various tools without installing them on your computer, and practice confidently without putting your computer at risk.
What are the minimal computer requirements and what is the recommended setup?
In order to participate effectively in the Bootcamp, you will need a laptop able to run video conferencing. This includes an up-to-date operating system, a stable high-speed internet connection, and a working camera and microphone. In addition, a second screen is recommended for optimal experience.
How is it possible to learn cybersecurity in just a matter of months?
We developed the Bootcamp under the principle of “everything you need to know but only what you need to know”. With our accelerated learning methodology – based on military bootcamps – we focus on teaching you the specific skills you will need to start your cybersecurity career.

Tuition and Funding

What is the cost of the Bootcamp?
The 24-week course is $4,500 per person. Please contact or call 515-263-2830 for more information.
Do you offer any funding or scholarships?
There is discounted pricing available for alumni, groups and select other individuals.  Please contact Rick Eftink at 515-263-2830 or email for detailed information.
Do you offer refunds?
Student may receive 100% tuition refund up until two the first two weeks past the term start. After the first two weeks there is not a refund available.             
How do I complete payment?
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After the Bootcamp

What certifications will I get from the program? Is there an exam?
The Bootcamp program is designed to align with the United States Government’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Upon successful completion of the Bootcamp, you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Cybint and Grand View University. Graduates will also have the background and knowledge to pursue CompTIA Security+ certification.
What types of jobs will I be able to apply for after the Bootcamp?
Our curriculum is aligned with the NICE-NIST Framework and we will prepare you to apply for jobs like Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Forensics Analyst and Cyber Incident Responder.