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SecureSet Academy

Courses: CORE Cybersecurity Engineering Program, HUNT Cybersecurity Analytics Program, PATH Part-time Cybersecurity Program, PREP Cybersecurity Workshop

Locations

Denver, Colorado Springs

About SecureSet Academy

SecureSet Academy brings the bootcamp model to cybersecurity education with comprehensive, skills-focused programs for launching a security career. Launched in 2014, SecureSet was the first cybersecurity immersive program of its kind and is committed... Read More

SecureSet partners closely with top security employers to provide the skilled talent the industry is searching for. The path to launching a highly rewarding security career can take 5-10 years; SecureSet teaches you the skills you need in less than a year.

As part of WeWork, we are a sister school to Flatiron School. Together we are working to expand our in-person and online programs across the country, and the world, and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.

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Courses

CORE Cybersecurity Engineering Program

  • Cost: $19,950
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Denver, Colorado Springs
Course Description:

The CORE Program is your direct path to a technical cybersecurity career. This 800-hour immersive, full-time curriculum provides ample hands-on experience and includes twelve foundational courses that explore network fundamentals, system security, and threat intelligence.

This program is highly technical in nature. A natural interest in programming and/or networks is recommended.

The move from IT to a technical cybersecurity position can take five to to ten years. The CORE program will get you there in 20 weeks.

HUNT Cybersecurity Analytics Program

  • Cost: $11,950
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Colorado Springs, Denver
Course Description:

The HUNT program is your direct path to an analytical cybersecurity career. This 480-hour immersive, full-time curriculum includes eight foundational courses that deep-dive on concepts related to threat intelligence, data visualization and interpretation, as well as threat and adversary hunting.

More analytical than our CORE program, a natural interest in research, problem solving, and a clever mind are recommended.

The natural progression from general IT to cybersecurity analyst can take three to seven years. The HUNT program does it in 12 weeks.

PATH Part-time Cybersecurity Program

  • Cost: $15,950
  • Duration: 36 weeks
Locations: Denver, Colorado Springs
Course Description:

The PATH program is a part-time cybersecurity skills and theory education program that allows you to choose between two possible paths of curriculum: engineering or analytics. Whether you want to track down threats with analytics, or hack networks through engineering, this program has a path that fits your cybersecurity career goals.

Due to the open-choice style of this curriculum, this program is equally recommended for those with technical and analytical backgrounds.

Our PATH evening program gets you mission ready in 36 weeks.

Subjects: Cyber Security

PREP Cybersecurity Workshop

  • Cost: $999
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Colorado Springs, Denver
Course Description:

This workshop is the ultimate preparation for individuals looking to take any of our immersive programs and launch their career in the field of cybersecurity. This six-week evening class will give you the introduction to Systems, Networking and Python that you need to be a rockstar in our programs. Passing this workshop guarantees admittance to one of our programs, with the ability to deduct the cost of this workshop from your program tuition.

Course Instructors: Cybersecurity has multiple domains. SecureSet employs a range of experts who can relate their expertise to the broader field. The result is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and fully integrated curriculum.

Course Grading This workshop will assess the student’s skill development across subject areas via quizzes and labs. The successful student will score 80% or better for entrance into the CORE Technical program. For entrance into the HUNT Analyst program, the successful student will score 60% or better.

Prerequisites This workshop is for individuals with a high level of interest in cybersecurity but a lack of experience in base-level technical skills. If you are technically inclined and have the desire to put in the work, you can be successful in this class.

Optional Resources
We have external study materials available on request for all subject areas of this workshop.
Academy technical and career counseling staff are available to discuss the cybersecurity industry and your background and objectives in further detail on a one-on-one basis.

SecureSet Academy Reviews

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4.63/5

(67 reviews)
    1/10/2020
  • Amilcar Spezia
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Amazing place to come and learn about cybersecurity!"

Learned a ton of great information. The teachers were very knowlegable and always left you wanting to learn more and dive deeper into the subjects.
I couldn't have done it without the help of my classmates, and I made some amazing friends. Thanks SecureSet!!!... Read More

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    1/9/2020
  • Joshua Crenshaw
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Great Program!"

This program taught me what I needed in order to start my new career outside of the military. I had no previous experience in cyber security or computers in general and am now working in the industry with a wonderful company. This course starts at the... Read More

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    1/9/2020
  • Rodney Tiner II
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Absolutely great academy for cyber security"

SecureSet invests in its students and its curriculum. The instructors are phenomenally knowledgeable on their subjects, talent is definitely grown in each of the students that graduate, and it is not solely classroom driven. There are 400+ hours of hands... Read More

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    1/8/2020
  • Millienid Ramos
  • HUNT Analytics
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Best Experience"

At first I was very nervous about an intense Cyber Security program like this transitioning from studying Medicine in College, but it was the best experience ever and all of the instructors and faculty were very supportive and patient throughout the whole... Read More

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    1/8/2020
  • Alex White
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Hectic and Transitional"

I came into SecureSet from a development background not knowing what to expect but what I received went beyond anything I could have. The instructors and my fellow students were the best resources I could have asked for. My toolbox is overflowing and... Read More

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    1/7/2020
  • Nathan Manor
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Excellent"

I started from ground zero. I knew nothing of cyber and within a year I started in a junior level as opposed to an entry level position. Even after graduating I wanted to learn what I missed, and continued to grasp everything I could. I went back to campus... Read More

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    1/7/2020
  • Richard LaCroix
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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""I would honestly do it all over, time and time again if I could.""

Read this if you are seriously considering the Secure|Set Core program in Colorado Springs and want to hear if it is worth the investment of time and money. I’ll cut to the chase and say that for me, hands down, the answer was “ABSOLUTELY”. Please know... Read More

Still interested? Read on. I can’t say enough about the instructors and staff in Colorado Springs. In addition to the full-time staff, we had a couple adjunct instructors that were AMAZING. In my experience everyone, without exception, took time to help me when I asked and went well beyond just what the curriculum required. Even the before mentioned adjuncts would help with resume tweaking and job hunting. The key here is that I did ask for help, and asked a lot. The instructors do stay busy helping students or they might have additional administrative roles, so you have to occasionally be patient, and maybe even remind them to get back to you. You just have to take ownership of making sure you get the attention you need.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you get credit for and are expected to participate in the career services classes, which are sometimes networking events. In my opinion they are extremely valuable opportunities. If I had a schedule conflict and couldn’t make a networking event, I would hear the other students talking about people they had met at the event, and I would feel I missed out on a great opportunity. I’m no social butterfly by any means, but I do recognize that networking is a weakness of mine. As difficult as it was to motivate for those events, I personally valued the chance to work on that skill.
Even though I loved every minute of being in class at Secure|Set, the program is not without its warts and bumps. The curriculum is accredited, and that makes it difficult to implement sudden, sweeping changes. Because of that and the speed at which technology changes, many of the labs (graded technical exercises) have outdated instructions and links that are no longer relevant. Frustrating to say the least, yet, not without its opportunities to learn and work with the instructor as a class. I feel that the faculty at Colorado Springs are aware of this issue, want to improve, and are making moves to do so. It’s just not a speedy process being that they have to involve and seek approval from their own leadership. Lastly, Colorado Springs is a mecca for DoD and the military, and the job market reflects that fact in a big way. The vast majority of cybersecurity jobs require a clearance, certification and STEM related degree, and there is no shortage of people who meet that criteria. At many events the first question to the students will be, “who is military and who has a clearance”. I don’t have a solution for that fact, again that is just the environment in this location right now and I feel it’s worth mentioning.
Okay, finally, it you do decide to invest in yourself and enroll in this program I highly recommend preparing as much as possible before the start of class. First, there is the Secure|Set Prep class. It can serve as a “taste test” if you are not sure IT is for you and it can give you a starting place for studying on your own. Also, if you don’t already have the Security+ you may want to study and try to get it before class starts. It takes a huge burden off your plate and allows you to seriously apply for jobs much sooner in the program.
As for me, at this point in time I am still on the hunt for employment. I continue to work on what I learned in class and seek out social and networking engagements. I have invested what I can with Secure|Set and the ball is in my court to keep it going. I am still in touch with Kimberly Hessler who leads the career services. She is amazing and is still mentoring me (and others) as I keep going down this path. I would honestly do it all over, time and time again if I could. And that was my experience.

~ Rich

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    1/6/2020
  • Brett Larsen
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"A Supportive and Great School"

It was not an easy decision at first to come to SecureSet in Colorado Springs. I was living in Texas and burnt out in the industry I was working in. I have always had an interest in computers and was looking at a Data Science program in Austin or the... Read More

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    1/6/2020
  • David Dae-Hoon Kwak
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"best decision I have made in long time"

I enrolled in the CORE engineering program for the fall of 2019 (graduated Dec 20, 2019) with little to no experience in IT/Cybersecurity. I heard about the school just about 2 weeks before the school started and enrolled once i attended their CTF provided... Read More

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    1/5/2020
  • Tunde
  • CORE Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Best decision I made transitioning out of the military"

I'd do it the same way all over again. I'm happy to have gone through the program. Transitioning out of the military, I really don't know much about Cyber Security and all that it entails until I went through this (CORE) program. I was challenged mentally,... Read More

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SecureSet Academy's average rating is 4.63 out of 5.0 based on 67 review(s).

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