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Cyber Boot Camp

America's Promise Cyber Boot Camp

This program is not currently accepting applications. If you are interested in Computer Technology classes, visit ITI

What is the Program?

Cyber Boot Camp is designed for students that want to begin a career in cybersecurity and other related fields. By the end of the boot camp, the student should be ready to prepare for the CompTIA Security + and CompTIA Network + exams through the use of lectures, hands-on instruction and homework. This course is designed to be useful for both students with technical backgrounds and students who have little or no prior knowledge of security or cybersecurity. This intensive 4-week course is comprised of Security Fundamentals, Cybersecurity I & II, Splunk, Network + and Security+, and covers the following modules:

  • Security + exams six testing domain.
  • Network + exams five testing domains
  • Security Mechanisms
  • Testing and Mapping
  • SQL injection attacks
  • Browser Security Attacks

 Security Fundamentals: You will learn about the most common security threats, gain basic understanding of best security practices and how to prevent basic computer security problems and risks.

Cybersecurity I: You will learn to identify web applications with vulnerabilities and how to exploit them. Use the tools used by hackers, penetration testers and security researchers, explore sql injections, cross-site scripting, cross site request forgery. And explore how to modify web requests, cookies and remote databases.

Cybersecurity II: You will learn to use automated security scanners to assess web applications, automated security scanners to batch exploit vulnerabilities, and explore more complex techniques for exploiting web vulnerabilities.

Network +: In this course, you will learn the key concepts and skills required to earn their Network + certification. The course will cover the exam’s five testing domains: network concepts, network installation/configuration, network media/topology, network management and network security. Students will be given multiple approaches to learning the information.

Security +:  In this course, you will learn the key concepts and skills required to earn their Security + certification. The course will cover the exam’s six testing domains: Technologies and Tools, Architecture and Design, Identity and Access Management, Risk Management, Cryptography, and Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities. Students will be given multiple approaches to learning the information.

Students that suitably complete the entire boot camp will receive a voucher for them to take a CompTIA exam ( either Network + or Security + ).

What is the criteria for admission? The course is funded by the Department of Labor. Our ideal candidate is an Information Systems or Computer Science major who is either at least a rising junior or graduated within the last six years. Applicants also must be unemployed or underemployed to qualify for the grant. In the state of Maryland, a person who makes $42,000 or less is underemployed. Must be able to work in the United States.

Note: Students must apply to be considered for acceptance to this program. Dates and locations may be subject to change without notice. 

Note: This course is open to new applicants only. Please read the criteria for admission to the program to ensure you are eligible. 

The Application Period for this program is now closed. 

At a Glance Schedule, please note campus locations vary  

  1. Cyber Boot Camp (4 weeks), Dates: tba, Days: Monday to Friday, Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

The total cost of the Montgomery College Capital Region Collaborative is $5,633,390, which is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration’s America’s Promise Job Driven Grant Program. An additional $1.4 million in leveraged resources are provided in support of this program by Montgomery College and its partners. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.