This program is a six-month cyber security bootcamp covering all the essentials of information security. The program offers flexible scheduling and 20-30 hour per weeks, so students still have time for a part-time job or college courses. The curriculum covers Python programming and Bash scripting, networking and information security fundamentals, ethical hacking, cryptography, database management, and network configuration using Cisco IOS. Successful graduates will receive certifications including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, and CompTIA PenTest+. Students have a project portfolio by the end of the bootcamp to show prospective employers their learned skills.
The program units are:
Course 1: Hardware and Operating Systems Fundamentals
Course 2: Networking Fundamentals
Course 3: Security Fundamentals
Course 4: Introduction to Python
Course 5: Security Analyst
Course 6: Ethical Hacking
Course 7: Penetration Testing
There are no technical requirements for admission. However, to qualify for the bootcamp’s job guarantee (100% of tuition is refunded if students are not offered a “Qualifying Position” in the field of study within 6 months of graduating), students must fulfill several eligibility requirements. Texas A&M information security bootcamp aims to prepare students for entrance level employment in a cybersecurity-related field. Career services are included to help prepare students for success in changing career paths or advancing in their current employment field.