Frequently Asked Questions: Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp
If you’re interested in training for a cybersecurity career, the NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to land a job. To help you determine if the bootcamp is right for you, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about our cybersecurity program.
Why is cybersecurity important?
Cybersecurity is important because it protects private information, intellectual property, data, and governmental and industry information systems from criminals attempting to steal or damage data. Businesses and governments aren’t the only ones facing these threats, individuals, like yourself, are at risk of having personal information stolen and exploited. Cybersecurity remains an essential practice in the 21st century and can have serious consequences when not properly addressed.
How can I get into cybersecurity?
The Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program provides students with the skills and hands-on experience HR departments look for in qualified cybersecurity professionals. We offer internship placement assistance, personal consultation sessions on resumes and interview-skill building, and many other networking opportunities. Then, we work with local and national placement agencies and our hiring and business partners to help you land interviews and join the workforce as a cybersecurity professional.
NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp FAQs
Do you guarantee job placement?
Job placement is not guaranteed, however, we provide career services to each student during and after the program. Our career services include resume writing and networking profile-building workshops, and mock interview training.
Do I get a degree when I complete the program?
Upon completing our program, students will receive a certificate of completion from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
What positions am I qualified for after I finish the program?
Upon completing our program, students with no prior experience can expect to attain entry-level jobs in the cybersecurity field. These positions can include a cybersecurity systems analyst, cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity systems associate, security operations center analyst, and more. Students are encouraged to dedicate their out of class time to studying for industry-recognized, cybersecurity certifications that will aid them in landing a job in the field.
What certificates do I need to be a cybersecurity professional?
Our hands-on approach to learning includes simulation labs that prepare you to take some of the most industry-recognized cybersecurity certification exams. These include AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, LPI Linux Essentials, CCNA CyberOps, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, and (ISC)2 SSCP. Acquiring these certifications indicates your skills and abilities to employers as soon as they see your resume.
Do I need prerequisites or experience to apply?
No, there are no prerequisites to enroll. This program was designed to take individuals with little to no experience in technology and prepare them for cybersecurity careers. To succeed in this program, you need only a desire to learn and a passion for technology.
Do I need to bring or buy any supplies?
Yes, you will need to provide your own laptop with the following requirements:
- Minimum of 16GB RAM
- Minimum Core i7 (Recommended: Dual Core Processor)
- Minimum 500GB Hard Disk (Recommended: 1TB with SSD)
Do you accept financial aid?
While our program does not qualify for financial aid, we offer multiple ways to help finance your education.
Questions About Becoming a Cybersecurity Professional
Are you an avid techie with an interest in security and privacy, or maybe a stickler for processes and procedures? You may be the right kind of professional to pursue an exciting career in cybersecurity.
For more information regarding NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp, please reach out to one of our dedicated admissions advisors at (973) 688-5050.