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Coding Dojo to Launch Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Students

Coding Dojo | June 16, 2021

A leading technology education company, Coding Dojo, has announced its launch of Online Part-Time Cybersecurity Bootcamp, which focuses on preparing entry-level careers for students in IT and network security. Zero is the percent of unemployment for cybersecurity jobs. Also, the jobs in the field are expected to grow by 31% in the coming years. Coding Dojo has developed this program seeing all these facts. The program will help the students pursue a lucrative career in the field and boost the talent pool for employers.

Both CySA+ certifications and CompTIA Security+, the two of the leading hiring requirements, are included in the Cybersecurity Bootcamp program. The 24-week online program guides the students in assessing, identifying, reporting, and mitigating information and technology security risks.

Fifty percent of the course is mainly focused on on-the-job scenarios and active threat simulations. The course is designed by CompTIA curriculum professionals and former Department of Defense cybersecurity experts.  The course provides hands-on experience in defensive and offensive cybersecurity, certified Ethical Hacker-inspired scenarios, web technologies, systems, networking, and databases.

Registration is open for students now as the first cohort is about to start on August 16, 2021. $16,495 is the tuition fee for the program. Various financing options are there for qualified applicants. Students will also be given vouchers for both CompTIA certification exams, with two weeks of the course devoted to instructor-led and lecture-based exam reviews. Tuition also covers industry-leading career services of Coding Dojo, including 1:1 coaching, mock interviews, resume preparation, and workshops to support graduates get new jobs in cybersecurity.

About Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo, the leading technology education company, offers a three-full-stack computer programming Bootcamp and courses on other emerging technologies such as Data Science. The Learning Management System and innovative curriculum are designed to make students independent developers, even though they do not have enough technical background. Coding Dojo has campuses in six US cities, as well as a part-time online program.

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