Bridge 3 Cyber Academy

THE CYBER ACADEMY

Cyber skills are in high-demand. We believe veterans can be an effective addition to the cybersecurity workforce.

Certificate Program

  • Online, with mentor
  • COURSE 1: 4 Weeks $1599
  • COURSE 2: 11 Weeks $3999
  • COURSE 3: 15 Weeks $3999
  • Approx. 25 hours/week

COURSE 1: CYBERSECURITY TOTAL IMMERSION

NEXT COHORT STARTS

OCTOBER 21, 2019

 

About this program

The Cyber Academy is a progression of three courses designed to impart a strong foundation of offensive and defensive information security skills in 30 weeks of full-time study. 100% project-based, the learn-by-doing program developed by Socratic Arts, was funded by the Department of Defense (under agreement C5-16-0023) and designed in conjunction with DoD-selected experts.

Students work through 19 tasks (spending 1-2 weeks per task) online in a private cloud environment with help, advice, and feedback from a knowledgeable mentor and extensive online learning resources. The tasks are embedded in the realistic-but-fictional context of work as an entry-level employee of a government cyber operations agency.

In addition to the task-based curriculum, an implicit curriculum runs throughout the program via which students learn and practice the cognitive skills essential for success in all areas of information security. 

These include:

  • Understanding complex, novel problems
  • Effectively researching solutions
  • Designing and testing solutions
  • Making evidence-based decisions
  • Communicating effectively with stakeholders


Given the constantly changing nature of threats and challenges, these skills are of equal or greater importance than the task-specific skills students learn. Students must pass each successive course to be eligible to continue.

A COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR VETERANS

The combination of newly acquired cyber skills and the attributes Veterans bring with them from their service experiences will make them competitive in the job market and be an effective addition to the cybersecurity workforce.

SCENARIO-BASED IMMERSIVE LEARNING

The immersive project education approach Socratic Arts applies will be recognized by Veterans of all branches as it is very similar to the scenario-based learning and simulation exercises they experienced in their military training. 

During the online classes, students will get video prompts of common threats, like a cyber attack on a hospital in Chicago. Mentors are then available by video chat to help guide the user toward how to begin finding and fixing the problem.

GRADUATION

Upon completion of all three courses, you will graduate the program with end-to-end experience working in all key areas of information security.

CURRICULUM

A series of three online courses that provide real-world, skills-based training in cybersecurity.
COURSE 1: 4 WEEKS $1599
IMMEDIATE IMMERSION

$1599

COURSE 2: 11 WEEKS

CYBER ACADEMY: DEFENSE
$3999

COURSE 3: 15 WEEKS
CYBER ACADEMY: ATTACK

$3999

THE CYBER ACADEMY CERTIFICATION

Bridge 3 Cyber Academy Certificate
 Offered in collaboration with Socratic Arts.
“It is very important to me that Veterans feel valued and realize their value as they transition from their time in the service to navigating their sense of belonging and purpose in society. This partnership has an opportunity for me to provide one potential pathway to support Veterans in developing skills needed in the workforce, show the world the strengths Veterans bring to continue to help keep the nation safe.”
~ Jonathan Silk, Bridge3.com

 

Jonathan Silk

NEXT COHORT

The ideal student is intensely curious, unwilling to give up on a problem no matter how difficult it is, and predisposed towards self-directed learning. Only basic computer skills are required, but basic knowledge of computer networks, protocols, and the fundamentals of operating systems is recommended. (We will supply self-study tutorial materials to registered students before the program begins.)

  • $1599 Due in full, prior to beginning course
  • 4 Weeks, BEGINNING October 21, 2019
  • Online
  • Approx. 25 hours/week

($75 Application Fee)

 

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