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Computer security is vital in today’s global marketplace. Whether you’re interested in getting a job in IT management, becoming a penetration tester or managing risk for an entire company, The Software Guild’s cyber security tracks, powered by HackerUSA, can help you acquire the skills you need. To provide students with the best cyber security curriculum available, The Software Guild has partnered with HackerUSA, Israel's premier IT and cyber security academy. With HackerUSA, Software Guild students gain access to a world-class cyber security program supported by the tools used by the Israeli military.

Why Learn Cyber Security With The Software Guild?

  • Increasingly high demand; every year, there at least 350,000* open cyber security jobs.
  • Challenging curriculum tied to market needs.
  • High median salary around $90,000 per year. - according to Forbes
  • Instructors currently working in high-level cyber security positions.
  • Same tools used by the Israeli military.
*CSO Online,

Course Details

Whether you’re interested in getting started in cyber security or you want to take your cyber security career to the next level, The Software Guild has a training course for you. Our cyber security tracks are available at our Akron, OH location. Other Software Guild tracks and bootcamps are available at our other locations, as well as online.

IT Expert Specializing in Python and Basic Cyber Security Track

Prerequisites: Technically oriented from any background.

Expertise Level: Beginner

Learn to be an IT professional and use Python for server administration. Face challenges within computer systems, networks and storage, and become the first line of defense against the most common cyberthreats.

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Professional Penetration Tester Track

Prerequisites: IT/Programming background.

Expertise Level: Expert

Become a cyber security professional. Learn to think like a hacker through experience with cutting-edge technologies and frameworks, and gain the skills you need to identify vulnerabilities and protect against threats.

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Cyber Security Risk Management and Assessment Track

Prerequisites: Firm knowledge of IT basics, switches, TCP/IP, Active Directory and Windows servers.

Expertise Level: Expert

Learn to manage cyber security risk and prepare responses to cyberthreats. Gain the skills you need to protect a company against threats, as well as to manage a company’s cyber security team.

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Multiple start dates are available. Please speak with your enrollment counselor to understand which date works best for you.

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Not sure if software development is for you? Try our free online Introduction to Web Development course. Apprentices for beginner-level bootcamps .NET/C# and Java are required to take this course, because it helps prepare you for your time as an apprentice by teaching you the basics of Git, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Projects you complete in this course will be discussed during the first weeks of the Java and .NET/C# cohorts.

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