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Online Cyber Security Program

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WHAT DO CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS DO?

The world of cyber security includes a whole range of specializations. Here are a few of them.

Security Analyst

Security analysts monitor, prevent and stop attacks on private data. In this role, you can expect to spend your days designing and implementing firewalls and other digital security software systems to protect data and network systems across an organization.

Incident Responder/Handler

Incident Responders/Handlers are responsible for identifying, analyzing, and mitigating security breaches or incidents. They work to minimize damage to a organization's systems and data by investigating the cause and scope of an incident, as well as implementing measures to prevent future attacks.

Security Researcher

Security researchers hold one of the most essential roles in cyber security. They design security protocols and study the evolution of unique malware strains that allow other cyber security professionals to monitor and detect vulnerablilities in their networks.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH TO A NEW CAREER FULL OF OPPORTUNITY.

With two different ways to study, you can get the education you need to launch a new career in tech at a pace and schedule that fits your life and learning style.

Full-Time | 12-Weeks

12-WEEK BOOTCAMP

5 LECTURES PER WEEK

~50HRS STUDY TIME PER WEEK

Flexible | 30-Weeks

30-WEEK FLEX PROGRAM

2 LECTURES PER WEEK

~25HRS STUDY TIME PER WEEK

Whether you take the 12-Week Cyber Security Bootcamp or 30-Week Cyber Security Flex Program, you’ll graduate with a diploma and get the fundamental knowledge, real-world experience, and critical soft skills you need to launch a rewarding career as a cyber security professional. You’ll dive into modules on server administration, network security, threat modelling and analysis, incident response, and much more. Throughout your studies, you’ll also have access to on-demand mentorship from industry experts in addition to the full-support of our Student Success Coordinators and Career Services team.

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WHICH OPTION IS RIGHT FOR YOU

If you want to launch your new career in cyber security as quickly as possible — opt for the Cyber Security Bootcamp. If you’re looking to balance your studies along with work, health and wellness, or caregiver duties — then Cyber Security Flex is the program for you.

But remember: the curriculum, the job outcomes, the objectives are all the same no matter which option you choose.


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HOW YOU'LL LEARN

Every week, Cyber Security Bootcamp students attend five weekday lectures while dedicating an extra 50 hours to work on projects, assignments and course collaborations. 

In contrast, those enrolled in the Cyber Security Flex Program are only required to attend two lectures a week. Students are also recommended to set aside an additional 25 hours every week to work on projects, assignments and course collaborations.


CYBER SECURITY PILLARS
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Fundamentals

  • Networks
  • Operating Systems (OS) Linux and Windows
  • Shell Commands
  • Batch Files
  • Wireshark
  • Python
  • Firewalls
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Industry Relevance

  • Industry Frameworks
  • NIST and ISO
  • Compliance Frameworks
  • GRC Management Framework
  • Vulnerability Frameworks
  • PCI Mapping, PCI Index, Nessus-Scanner Reporting, CWE, CVE, NVD
  • Incident Response
    NIST Incident Handling Process
    NIST vs. SANS Attack Vectors
    NIST Containment
    NIST Audit and Review
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Defensive Security

  • Security Incident and
  • Event Management (SIEM)
  • IDS (SNORT)
  • Wi-Fi Monitoring
  • Risk Assessment Tools
  • Cryptographic Tools
  • Syslog

The Cyber Security Bootcamp and Cyber Security Flex Program are approved by the Canadian Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

IN CASE IT WASN'T CLEAR:

No previous coding education or experience is required to attend Lighthouse Labs.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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    Network Security

    The fundamentals of network and application security are some of the most important tools in your cyber security skillset. You’ll learn to recognize, intercept, and block malicious actors from infiltrating an organization’s secure networks.

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    Encryption

    Defend against brute-force and cyber attacks, like malware and ransomeware, with encryption. You’ll learn how to research, compare, assess, and choose encryption tools and protocols.

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    Incident Response

    Detect and analyze incidents as they happen by looking at modern exploitation techniques. You’ll practice incident reporting, study response methodologies, and combine these skills to develop protection plans.

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    Coding

    Learn the basics of programming. You’ll create and maintain batch and BASH files, and learn how to write basic Python scripts for cyber security-specific scenarios.

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    Forensics

    Discover the what, where, and when of a cyber attack. Complete a post-attack autopsy as you identify, investigate, and recover digital evidence to defend against future attacks.

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    Threat Detection Engineering

    Learn about the important role of critical security controls and the technologies required to build effective cyber defences and a mature security posture.

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    Threat Defence Operations

    Explore and learn how to communicate the relevance of MITRE ATT&CK Framework, Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain and dwell times to a business audience.

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    Blue Team

    Build an effective blue team, an optimized organizational chart, and a functional security operations centre (SOC) to organize and monitor the security of an organization.

Inside our Cyber Security Curriculum

Download our curriculum package for a more detailed look into our Cyber Security Program, educational philosophy, and how we support you throughout your learning journey and beyond.

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A SUPPORT ECOSYSTEM THAT SETS YOU UP FOR SUCCESS.

More than just lectures. When you attend one of our programs, you get the full support of expert instructors, industry mentors, student success coordinators, and career advisors.

On-Demand Mentorship

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Mentorship is the backbone of our programs. If you’re stuck on a tricky assignment, you can count on our outstanding mentors to be there for you at the click of a button. As working industry professionals, our mentors are also key in building industry connections to support your future career success.

Proactive Student Support

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Support from the day you apply to the day you graduate. We pride ourselves on our hands-on, proactive education approach. So, you can expect daily and weekly check-ins from Student Success Coordinators to track your progress and support your student experience.

Lifetime Career Support

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From developing career plans tailored to your goals to sharpening your interviewing skills, reviewing your resume, and helping you navigate complex job markets, our expert Career Services team is at your disposal. Even years after graduating, you can always rely on us for professional advice, support, and resources.

Accessible Education

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We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive learning community. If you need help and support as a student, we’re here for you. Accessibility is not one-size-fits-all, so neither is your accommodation plan. We work with each student to develop personalized plans that support their individual needs.

Visit our Student Accessibility Services to learn more.

Engaging Community

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With an active network of Lighthouse Labs graduates, there’s endless opportunities to learn, connect, and grow. As an alum, you remain an active part of our community. We regularly host Demo Days, guest speakers, and exclusive alumni events. On our Alumni Discord channel, you can keep in touch with your peers, organize educational and social events, and hear about recurring alum events.

Lifelong Learning

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To ensure your success in an ever-changing landscape, our program sets you up with the tools you need to be a lifelong effective, adaptive, and curious learner throughout your career. That’s why you also get lifelong access to our cutting-edge learning platform and curriculum that stays on-top of the latest developments in tech.

Our students.

At Lighthouse Labs we are looking for a rare breed: someone who is seeking an opportunity for extraordinary growth, is ready to thrive in an intense learning environment, and LOVES to learn.

Above all we admire:
  • passion for coding

    Passion

    We believe that the best developers are passionate, lifelong learners. As for you: you see bootcamp as more than just the means to an end, and it shows in your ever-growing list of side projects.

  • aptitude for coding

    Aptitude for problem-solving

    The best cyber security specialists are inquisitive and want to help people as much as they love digging deeper and getting to the bottom of things.

  • developer grit

    Grit

    Becoming a cyber security professional is far from easy. Our program requires motivation, determination, hard work, and resilience. You're goal-oriented and have a solid idea of what you want to accomplish. You get it done.

  • coding culture fit

    Culture fit

    We're an array of personalities from every imaginable background, and the result is amazing. If you are kind, quick, and a little quirky, we will be fast friends.

Student Outcomes Report

Let the data speak for itself: access key insights about our bootcamp graduates. Learn about our industry-leading graduate employment rate, starting salaries, and more, throughout a year of economic strain and downturn.

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ADMISSIONS PROCESS.

Students put their trust in us, so we hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure that everyone coming into our program is set up for success. Here’s our four step admission process:

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1. Online Application

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2. Interview

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3. Logic and Technical Tests

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4. Prep Modules

1. Here’s your opportunity to introduce yourself! Tell us about your work experience, education, interests, motivations, and goals. It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete an application and there’s no fees to apply! (P.S. The earlier you apply — the better. Aim for at least 6 weeks before your desired start date, it’ll give you more time to complete the Prep Modules.)

2. We want to meet you! This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the program and ask us anything. We just want to get to know you more to ensure that our program is the right fit for you. We’re invested in your success from day one. (P.S. You have the option to book your interview during the application process! We’ll email you to book one later if you opt not to, no biggie!)

3. These online tests allow us to assess your critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and learning aptitude. Don’t worry — you don’t need any prior tech experience to do well on these tests or to be successful in our program.

4. Once you’ve been accepted, there’s a bit of homework you need to complete before the first day of class. The prep modules sets you up for success — it equips every student with the same technical skills and foundation before the program begins.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS.

Students put their trust in us, so we hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure that everyone coming into our program is set up for success. Here’s our four step admission process:

1. Online Application

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1. Here’s your opportunity to introduce yourself! Tell us about your work experience, education, interests, motivations, and goals. It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete an application and there’s no fees to apply! (P.S. The earlier you apply — the better. Aim for at least 6 weeks before your desired start date, it’ll give you more time to complete the Prep Modules.)

2. Interview

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2. We want to meet you! This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the program and ask us anything. We just want to get to know you more to ensure that our program is the right fit for you. We’re invested in your success from day one. (P.S. You have the option to book your interview during the application process! We’ll email you to book one later if you opt not to, no biggie!)

3. Logic and Technical Tests

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3. These online tests allow us to assess your critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and learning aptitude. Don’t worry — you don’t need any prior tech experience to do well on these tests or to be successful in our program.

4. Prep Modules

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4. Once you’ve been accepted, there’s a bit of homework you need to complete before the first day of class. The prep modules sets you up for success — it equips every student with the same technical skills and foundation before the program begins.

TUITION & START DATES

2023 Tuition

12 AND 30 WEEK ONLINE PROGRAMS

$14,000*

(10% deposit required upon acceptance)


Personalized, 1:1 career support from the team that’s achieved a 85% employment rate for job-seeking grads.

  • Full-time or Flex program
  • Job-ready skills
  • A learning experience adapted to your needs
  • Lifetime career development support
  • Networking and personalized job searching
  • Industry-driven and instructor-led curriculum

Updated curriculum available as of May 29th, 2023

Lecture Schedules for Flex*

• Tuesday and Thursday 8 PM ET - 10 PM ET/ 5 PM PT - 7 PM PT


* All prices are in CAD and taxes are included.

A 10% deposit is required to secure your spot upon acceptance into the program.

* The start dates listed above that represent the first day of classes do not include the time needed to complete Prep Module.

New: Funding opportunities available

Lighthouse Labs and Upskill Canada have come together to offer Canadian workers the opportunity to find new careers through skills training and job placement in the rapidly growing cyber security sector.

WAYS YOU CAN INVEST IN YOUR EDUCATION

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DISCOUNTS

All graduates of our part-time upskilling courses are eligible for an $850 credit towards a 12-Week Bootcamp or 30-Week Flex Program.
If you've completed a 21-Day Challenge, you’ve also earned a discount that can be used towards a 12-Week Bootcamp or 30-Week Flex Program.

Claim Your Discount
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FINANCIAL GUIDE

Investing in your education is a big decision. To guide you along in this process, we’ve put together a Financial Guide to make finding the right funding easier.

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APPLY TO OUR CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM TODAY

Personalized digital skills training that meets you where you're at and connects you with where you want to go.

Filling out an application only takes 5-10 minutes. You've made it this far down the page, why not take the next step?

FAQ

  • Do I get a diploma upon graduation?

    While our philosophy isn’t based around credentials and instead seeks to set you up with the tools you need to be a lifelong effective, adaptive, and curious learner throughout your career — we do award Bootcamp and Flex Program digital diplomas upon graduation.

  • What is the difference between a Bootcamp and a Flex Program?

    Both bootcamps and flex programs cover the same material. Students of both will become familiar with their chosen program's fundamental concepts and techniques. The key difference between these delivery formats is the structure. A Flex program has lectures two days a week over a more extended period of time, whereas a Bootcamp is a more intense, full-time experience. These two programs accommodate a wider variety of student lifestyles, priorities, and preferred learning paces so that students can strike a balance that works for them without compromising on quality.

  • I'm not sure which program to take. How can I decide?

    Your next career move should take your existing skills, interests, goals, and experiences into consideration. You already possess specific skills like problem-solving, creativity, or leadership that can be leveraged into your ideal tech career. All that's missing are the right tech skills: this is where Lighthouse Labs comes in, equipping you with the necessary tools to succeed. We put together the Tech Skills Quiz that aligns your abilities with the best tech career choice and which program to take to get there. Take the quiz today and discover your perfect tech career match.

  • Will I get a job after the Cyber Security Program even if I have no prior background?

    Yes! You don’t need any experience in cyber security to succeed and be connected to employment afterward. This program will provide you with everything you need to work as a cyber security professional at an entry-level or junior position.

  • What type of job can I expect to get after graduating from the Cyber Security Program?

    Depending on the performance of our graduates during the program and their previous related experiences and education, our successful grads will be equipped for any of the following roles at a junior level: *Cyber Security Analyst *Information Security Analyst *Incident Responder/Handler *Network Security Specialist *Risk Analyst

  • Do I need to have experience in programming languages to take this program?

    Our programs are an excellent fit for non-technical people as well as those with some tech or digital experience, including recent graduates and those looking for a career pivot. No previous IT or programming experience is required to attend Lighthouse Labs. Previous experience or knowledge may benefit you in the program, but it is in no way necessary for you to succeed. We have found it is more important that every student displays grit, as well as a commitment to teamwork and a genuine interest in building their future career.

  • Why is there a Prep Course before the start of the Cyber Security Program?

    The first step to becoming a cyber security professional is laying your basic foundation with our Prep Course. The 40 hours you’ll spend on completing preparatory work will introduce the basic technologies you’ll use to get you ready and set to learn in the classroom on Day 1.