Our comprehensive program offers 400 hours of content, with 160 hours of theory and 240 hours of practical labs. We provide three scheduling options, tailored to your needs, all in Central Time (CT):
- Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT over 10 weeks.
- Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM CT across 20 weeks.
- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM CT, and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT over 20 weeks.
*Kindly note that these schedules might not be offered simultaneously. Based on demand and availability, adjustments to your intended start date may be necessary to coincide with your chosen schedule.
Transformative Training with a Career Focus:
Embark on your journey to become a top-tier ethical hacker under the guidance of industry professionals. Our program blends enlightening lectures, investigative research, and real-world simulations, ensuring you're not just skilled but also job-ready. And with our exclusive voucher budget, your newfound knowledge paves the way for a coveted certification—at no extra cost to you.
Network and Learn with Industry Leaders:
Beyond traditional instruction, every Friday is an opportunity for "Lunch n Learns", where you engage with industry champions, recruitment experts, or alumni. Obtain insights, prepare for post-graduation opportunities, and get insider tips on acing interviews.
Unparalleled Support Throughout Your Journey:
Your success is our priority. From day one, dedicated student success advisors guide you—from orientation to celebrating you landing your dream job post-graduation. And it doesn’t stop there; our instructors aren't just educators—they're active industry professionals. They bring to the classroom current, real-world challenges, ensuring you’re always ahead of the curve and prepared for the evolving landscape of ethical hacking. Join the DA community and tap into a reservoir of knowledge, guidance, and opportunity like no other.
Get equipped with foundational cybersecurity knowledge, emphasizing hands-on practical skills for securing networks, managing vulnerabilities, and understanding legal and regulatory issues in cybersecurity. This module covers threat management, cryptography, risk identification, and mitigation strategies.
Networking and Infrastructure:
Delve deep into network design, management, and hands-on troubleshooting of small, medium, and large simulated networks for network resiliency. The module covers server hardware, software, and best practices in their deployment. In addition, the infrastructure focus includes gaining a solid grasp of Linux system administration and configurations to forge skills in networking, server management, and the Linux operating environment. With a strong emphasis on hands-on experience in Networking and Infrastructure, you'll take on the unique challenge of building a Cyber range, a vital simulated environment designed to sharpen your penetration testing abilities.
Delve into penetration testing methodologies and management equipped with the tools to identify and tackle security vulnerabilities. Through extensive hands-on labs, navigate various scenarios in a networked environment, unearthing potential threats. The penultimate course of this module is the Pentesting Scenarios where you will engage in real-life penetration testing simulations, preparing you for the challenges of safeguarding information systems. This rigorous training culminates in the potential achievement of the Professional Hacker Divergence Certified (PHDC)status, signifying proficiency in penetration testing. The Project capstone for Pentest Report Writing stands as a cornerstone, ensuring not only detect vulnerabilities but also effectively communicate their findings, anchoring a comprehensive cybersecurity approach.
Upon completing our Cybersecurity program, you'll be ideally positioned to pursue respected certifications such as CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA Pentest+. Acknowledging the critical importance of these certifications in the cybersecurity realm, we're pleased to offer a voucher budget for each student in line with our voucher policy. This initiative enables you to confidently approach these certifications, enhancing your professional credentials and broadening your career prospects in the field of cybersecurity.
To be eligible for our Cybersecurity program, candidates need to possess a high school diploma. Furthermore, to ensure a robust grounding in basic cybersecurity concepts, we mandate that students undergo our Cybersecurity Tech Prep course prior to the start of the main program. Accessing this essential tech prep course is straightforward—just complete our application form, and you'll receive complimentary access, regardless of whether or not you choose to attend our program.
Our cybersecurity instructors stand as unparalleled pillars of expertise and dedication in the dynamic world of cybersecurity. With rich years of experience under their belts and roles in the industry that many of our learners aspire to reach, they don't just teach; they inspire. They are not just certified professionals, but they are also deeply embedded in the real-time challenges and solutions of today's cybersecurity landscape. Such first-hand insights ensure that they infuse our classrooms with the most current and actionable knowledge, setting our students up for industry readiness.
What truly elevates our instructors is their heartfelt commitment to the success of every student. Driven by a profound passion for education, they have a unique ability to demystify even the most complex cybersecurity topics. Understanding the diverse backgrounds and aspirations of our learners, they tailor their approach to resonate with everyone, ensuring that each student, regardless of prior knowledge, feels equipped and empowered. Their support isn't just academic; it's transformative.
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Career Strategy & Empowerment:
At Divergence Academy, we take a personalized approach to your career aspirations. Our dedicated Career Services team collaborates with you from day one, ensuring you remain inspired and aligned with your professional goals throughout the program.
Mastering the Resume Craft:
It's more than just a piece of paper. We teach you the art of crafting a compelling resume, emphasizing the significance of every word, ensuring it resonates with the roles you desire.
In the digital age, a LinkedIn profile isn't just an extension—it's a crucial part of your professional identity. We provide insider insights on optimizing your profile, making it a magnet for potential employers.
Ace the Interview:
More than just preparation, our program offers mock interview sessions. This immersive experience, combined with actionable feedback, equips you with the confidence and strategies to shine during real-life interviews.
Delve into the vast realm of professional networking with our weekly "Lunch n Learns" every Friday. These sessions provide an avenue to engage with industry champions and recruitment experts. Benefit further from our robust Divergence Alumni network, expanding your circle and reinforcing your career foundation. Your opportunities to connect, learn, and grow are endless with us.
Integrated Career Workshops:
Beyond our core curriculum, we've intricately woven career services workshops into the program. This ensures that by graduation, you're not only equipped with knowledge but also exude job readiness.
AI-Powered Job Search:
Step into the future with the revolutionary Job Machine. Select students experience this AI-driven tool that streamlines the application process for numerous jobs and ensures your job hunt remains organized and efficient. With our enhanced Career and Placement Services by your side, venturing into the vast ocean of career prospects becomes a seamlessly navigable journey. Your dream career is not just within sight—it's within grasp.