City Colleges of Chicago offers a pilot Cybersecurity Boot Camp free to qualified Chicago residents. This pilot will provide both expert instruction and the equipment necessary for students to pass the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certification exams, both highly valued industry certifications. Classes will take place at Harold Washington College, Wilbur Wright College and Kennedy-King College.
Develop the Skills You Need to Get a Job or Advance Your Career
You will learn what you need to be prepared to take the industry-recognized CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certification exams, and will take the exams as a part of the boot camp, potentially completing two steps on the CompTIA Career Pathway.
Take Advantage of Employer Partnerships
CCC works directly with cybersecurity companies like Trustwave to provide an immersive learning environment where you will receive instruction on the most-up-to-date threats, have access to corporate mentors, and have a direct path to internships and job opportunities.
Learn from Experts in the Field in Classes that Fit Your Schedule
Professionals currently working in cybersecurity in the financial and retail industries will instruct students on the latest cybersecurity threats and responses.
This boot camp meets three times a week, in evenings and on weekends to prepare you to start your job search in the fall. The class meets 12 hours per week – two evenings of 3 hours each, and Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Each class session will be divided between lecture and lab hours.
when the next class session and application are available.
Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level
Students who successfully complete the course may go on to:
Work as a cybersecurity professional contractor
Continue developing cybersecurity skills and move toward a specialization through additional educational programs
Be considered for security analyst positions with CCC partners and other companies
“The cyber program at Wright was amazing and literally changed my life,” said Veronica. “If I didn’t make the decision to participate in it, there’s no way I’d have the job I have now and I wouldn’t be so optimistic about my professional future.”
Veronica Colegrove Technology Consultant at Protiviti, a global consulting firm