Bootcamp FAQs

How can I apply for the Bootcamp?


Are there any 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, bootcampers will 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 have no prior background in cybersecurity, but I am passionate about it. Can I participate in the Cybersecurity 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.

What is the cost of the Bootcamp?

Please contact Blaine Brun (BBrun@bpcc.edu) for pricing.

What is the format of the Bootcamp?

The full time Bootcamp – exclusive of the Prework – is comprised of 480 hours of best in class content, delivered 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, over 3 months. 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

Is the Bootcamp self-paced?

At the beginning of each day, you will receive daily learning objectives from your facilitator. During the day, you will learn at your own pace on the Cybint Platform. At the end of the day, you will regroup with your cohort and facilitator for another session to consolidate the day’s learning.

Who are the instructors?

The instructor is the platform, which was developed by Cybint’s cybersecurity experts. Through the platform, you will access content as well as practice labs and scenarios. In addition, every cohort will be assigned a facilitator, who will be supporting your learning experience and ensuring no one is left behind.

How will I learn practical cybersecurity skills?

In order for you to practice the skills you learn, the Bootcamp includes over 100 unique hands-on exercises 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.

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 day, once in the morning and once at the end of the day. During the day, you will be able to
communicate with classmates and facilitators via messaging platform.

Is the Cybint platform web-based or do I need to download software to a PC?

Everything is browser-based so there is no need to install any app or software. We recommend using Chrome internet browser for best experience.

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. For a more detailed list please refer to the Zoom System Requirements. In addition, a second screen is recommended for
optimal experience.

What certification will I get from this Program?

Upon successful completion of the Bootcamp, you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Cybint and LACEC aligned with the NICE-NIST Framework.

What type 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. Please see Job Info page for a list of positions.