About the course:
CAPSLOCK's award-winning bootcamps have helped hundreds of adults reskill in cyber security and launch exciting new careers in the industry.
Our Part Time ‘Certified Cyber Security Practitioner’ bootcamps involve 26 weeks of intense online training, designed to fully reskill adults into qualified cyber professionals, no matter their background.
CAPSLOCK graduates are seeing an average salary increase of £13,000 per year and are working for some of the UK's biggest names like BT, Fujitsu, Deloitte, Asda, BAE Systems and ITV in a huge variety of cyber roles.
The CAPSLOCK curriculum was built by cyber employers, industry professionals and leading cyber academics, ensuring learners gain the practical skills and experience employers need right now.
And the best bit? You don't have to pay for the CAPSLOCK bootcamp up-front.
Our bootcamps are designed to take someone from any background, with or without prior IT experience, and teach them the skills needed to launch a successful career in cyber security.
CAPSLOCK's 'Certified Cyber Security Practitioner' Part Time bootcamps include over 360 hours of live, online tuition in a virtual classroom. The learning is hands-on and problem-based, meaning you'll be solving real-world cyber problems in a simulated work environment and gaining valuable first-hand experience and skills.
You'll cover a whole host of topics, from governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and ethics to cloud security and penetration testing. Please see below for an overview of the problem areas and topics we cover.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Information Security and includes 5 industry-recognised certifications:
• Ce-CSP - CAPSLOCK
• Security+ - CompTIA
• Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) - Cloud Security Alliance
• ISO 27001 Requirements - British Standards Institute
• CISMP - British Computer Society
The Part Time course takes 26 weeks and live classes run from Monday to Thursday, 18:00 – 21:00, with occasional Saturday morning classes, too. There is the option to study Full Time if you’d prefer.
CAPSLOCK offer four different ways for learners to fund their place on these bootcamps, including options to pay nothing up-front. Tuition options include:
• Future Earnings Agreement - Join CAPSLOCK and pay nothing up-front. Then, pay 13% of your gross monthly income for 48 months but only after you've graduated and are earning over £25,000.
• Pay Up-Front - One up-front payment of £9,500 (inc VAT). Ideal if you've got the means to immediately invest in your future.
• Knoma Loan -Knoma Loan - Arrange an interest-free loan with Knoma to spread the cost of your tuition over 2 - 10 months.
• Lendwise Student Loan - Arrange a private student loan with Lendwise and spread the cost of your tuition over 2 - 6 years.
You'll receive the same world-class education and support regardless of how you pay.
The CAPSLOCK Careers Team are on hand to help you at every stage of your cyber job search. They run workshops around searching for roles, optimising CVs, preparing for interviews and more.
You'll also have 1-2-1 careers guidance sessions to help you identify which cyber roles will be a good fit, and explore suitable opportunities from CAPSLOCK's growing network of employer partners.
Hundreds of CAPSLOCK alumni have launched new cyber careers to date. They are working in many different fields such as Cyber Security Consultancy, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Threat Intelligence, Security Engineering, and Offensive Security.
As of summer 2023, the average salary of a CAPSLOCK graduate in their first role is £34,400, which represents an average salary increase of 54%.
Over 120 organisations have hired CAPSLOCK learners across entry-level, mid-level and senior roles.
These are the core problem areas we will explore on the course. Each areas links into the next, helping you develop a broad understanding of cyber security principles and how they relate to each other.
Problem Area 1: Understanding Business, Weeks 1-3
Problem Area 2: Security by Design, Weeks 4-6
Problem Area 3: Applied Security, Weeks 7-9
Problem Area 4: Offensive & Defensive Security, Weeks 10-12
Problem Area 5: Business Continuity, Week 13 onwards
Here are just some of the topics that we’ll cover throughout your time at CAPSLOCK:
● Network Fundamentals
● Basic Scripting
● Penetration Testing
● Cloud Infrastructure
● Applied Cryptography
● Threat Hunting
● Threat Intelligence
● Physical Security
● Business Resilience
● Laws, Regulations & Standards
● Risk Management
● Forensics Fundamentals
● Identity & Access Management
● Incident Management
● Business Understanding
● Security Culture & Awareness
• Presenting & Public Speaking
• Problem Solving
• Professional Communications
Upcoming Course Dates:
4th September 2023 Part Time Bootcamp:
Application Deadline: 31 July 2023
Cohort Start Date: 4 September 2023
Course Finish: 12 March 2024
13th November 2023 Part Time Bootcamp:
Application Deadline: 2 October 2023
Cohort Start Date: 13 November 2023
Course Finish: 23 May 2024