CyberWarrior Academy (CWA)
What sets CyberWarrior Academy apart from other training programs?
CWA is a social enterprise and workforce development program providing cybersecurity training and career advancement services. The training is intensive, hands-on and delivered by practicing white-hat hackers. Our students graduate with 3 certifications (EC Council – Ethical Hacker, EC Council – Network Defender, and CyberWarrior Academy Certified), develop the technical competency to deliver immediate value to leading corporations, and learn how to constantly investigate new innovations.
What is the total investment?
Tuition is $16,500 USD for the entire program (full or part time) including instruction, courseware, certification exams, learning platform, and ilabs.
Certifications ($2,500) and hands-on modules ($2,200) can be purchased separately.
Is cybersecurity experience a prerequisite for the training program?
No. While certain IT skills and/or experience are required for the CWA program, cybersecurity experience is not a prerequisite. Examples of the types of backgrounds we recruit from are: Technical Support, Network and Systems Administrators, Applications Support, Help Desk Analyst and Developers.
Do you have an online program?
Yes, the CWA Part-Time program is a live online training. Classes are led by a practicing penetration tester with over 10 years of international cybersecurity consulting experience. Lectures are not pre-recorded.
Who is an ideal candidate for the training program?
CWA caters to any and all IT professionals who are passionate about becoming cybersecurity experts and are willing to work hard – there is no one ideal candidate.
Our most successful students are IT professionals with at least 2 years of experience who are interested in launching a career in Cybersecurity. Another very successful group is Cybersecurity professionals who are interested in deepening their knowledge of: ethical hacking, network security, vulnerability management, security monitoring, automation, packet analysis, malware analysis, and/or incident response.
What are the outcomes of this training?
Training outcomes include the following:
- In-depth understanding of hacker mentality and technical threats
- In-depth understanding of defensive techniques in the cybersecurity space
- Hands-on experience implementing and using vulnerability management tools
- Hands-on experience implementing and configuring firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems.
- Hands-on experience implementing and configuring security monitoring tools.
- Hands-on experience performing raw packet analysis and network forensics.
- Hands-on experience performing malware analysis and incident response.
- Hands-on experience using python to perform automations in cybersecurity.
- Knowledge and practical experience applying critical thinking, communication and presentation skills in cybersecurity.
What is the admission process for the program?
The admission process starts with an online application found here. Qualified candidates will then be provided with a technical test to measure the IT knowledge of the participant in areas like computer networking, use of commands and troubleshooting on Windows and Linux Oss. Students can prepare for this test by reading books for CompTIA Network+ and A+ certifications. Prospective students who pass the technical test, will then take a cognitive exam that measures each student’s mental performance and learning capacity. Candidates can prepare for this test by having a good night of sleep and keep their minds sharp for the day of the test. Those who pass the cognitive exam will then have an in-person interview. After the interview, the admissions committee chooses the incoming CyberWarrior class and admitted students are notified via email.
Students are recommended to have a solid understanding of IT technologies, network TCP/IP protocol stack, operative systems and system administration, to be capable of understanding the advanced concepts part of this training. Programming skills are not required.
Can I reapply in the future if declined?
Yes, we encourage participants to re-apply when they feel their IT knowledge and experience have increased.
Does CWA accept International Students?
Yes, we do. International students can participate by paying for the full training in advance.
What does a typical day look like?
The training was designed to be 40% lecture, 40% practical exercises, and 20% workshops and open discussion. Students are expected to invest at least 5 more hours outside class time reading the material, preparing for class and/or practicing on their own.
How did we develop the program?
The program consists of both Technical and Professional Development modules. The Technical program was developed by cybersecurity professionals with extensive field experience. They prioritized the knowledge and skills necessary to fill in-demand cybersecurity positions that align with the NICE Framework. The Professional Development program was developed by an industry-recognized business development coach with 20 years of experience in organizational performance. This program equips students with the social and professional tools they need to drive enterprise value in a corporate environment. The Professional Development program focuses on skills like emotional intelligence, personal brand, communication, executive presentations, and more. The CyberWarrior Program’s mission is two-fold: to ensure students have the knowledge to earn highly sought-after cybersecurity certifications and to graduate professionals with the technical expertise to solve real-world security threats.
I'm an employer, and I'm interested in hiring some Data Security Analysts. How do I get in touch with you?
CyberWarrior Academy has various models for engaging corporate sponsors and meeting their talent needs. If you’re interested in hiring our graduates, sending your staff to our trainings, or want to learn more, please contact our Executive Director Carol Roby at [email protected] 617.320.9283
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Students will be required to have a personal laptop to connect to the program online.
- Windows 7 or newer
- Mac OSX 10.6 or newer
- Linux – chromeOS
Computer Speed and Processor
- At least 1GB of RAM
- At least 2GHz processor
Students are advised to have a stable internet connection in order to access both the live online classes and iLabs content. Internet Speed should be at least 512kbps.
What tools will we use?
Throughout the CEH program, students will use the following tools:
- ZAP Proxy
- And more…
Prior experience with these tools is not required to take the CEH training.
What are my chances of passing the certification?
The answer lies within you! While CEH can be challenging, CWA’s part-time program is designed to set you up for success. The pass rate for students taking the exam after preparing with CWA is 100%. However, passing this certification will require you to be proactive about your learning.
Throughout the program, you will be able to measure your progress and prepare for the Certification exam by completing the following:
- Short practice exams by module
- Technical labs by module
- Instructor-led discussions and practice exam reviews
- Topic-specific quizzes during VILT sessions
Eligibility & Pre-Course Preparation
Students are eligible for the CEH course if they meet the following requirements:
- At least two years of IT experience
- A strong working knowledge of TCP & IP computer network protocols
If interested in preparing for the course, consider taking free courses like SANS Cyber Aces Cybersecurity Fundamentals and EdX Cybersecurity Fundamentals.
What Will I Learn in this Course?
CWA’s CEH Course is designed to teach solutions to the key issues plaguing the information security teams, the incident management process, and penetration testing.
You will learn:
- Network scanning techniques & countermeasures
- Packet sniffing/ Firewall/ IDS and evasion techniques & countermeasures
- Social engineering techniques & countermeasures
- DoS/DDoS attack techniques & tools
- SQL injection attacks & tools
- Wireless Encryption/tools and Mobile platform vulnerabilities & tools
- And more…
Pricing and Payment Options
Standard Tuition for the CEH Part-Time Course is $2,500 USD.
Payment is due in full upon registration. CWA will send an invoice due upon receipt.
What is included in my tuition?
- EC Council CEH v10 Bundle (Exam voucher + virtual proctoring, coursework, 6 months access to iLabs, access voucher, and evaluation code)
- Hands-on training led by a certified instructor and cybersecurity practitioner
- Practice exams and exercises
- Online Learning Platform for the duration of the course
- Access to recorded lectures
- Free access to cybersecurity events hosted by Advoqt Technology Group
- Subject Matter Expert (SME) sessions with industry executives
- Security Trends workshops & discussions
What are the benefits of earning CEH?
Thousands of professionals across the United States are earning their Ethical Hacking certifications because it prepares them to handle information security with more simplicity and a stronger framework.
CEH helps professionals understand the nuances of Backdoors, Trojans and Countermeasures; deepen their knowledge of advanced Hacking concepts; and, develop an expertise around innovative concepts like advanced network analysis and Windows system administration using Powershell. Getting your CEH certification also opens up new career opportunities that could boost your salary, such as Intrusion Analyst, Forensic Analyst, Security Manager, and more.
Some Key Benefits of the CEH certification include:
- CEH accreditation covers the requirements for roles such as Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst, CND Incident Responder, CND Infrastructure Support and CND Auditor
- Average CEH pay (approximately $92,000) is 44% higher than average IT Security pay rates (approximately $64,000)
- Working knowledge of risks, vulnerabilities, and new hacking techniques used by malicious actors
Professionals who attain CEH stay competitive in today’s global business environment because they are best positioned to solve their organization’s most pressing security problems.
CWA’s CEH Course helps the following professionals stand out amongst their peers:
- Security officers
- Security Specialist / Analyst
- Security Manager / Architect
- Site administrators
- IT Operations Manager
- Security Consultant / Professional
- Security Officer / Engineer
- Security Administrator
- Systems Analyst
COMPANY – I want to buy multiple courses for my employees. Is there discount pricing?
The following volume discounts can be applied to CWA’s CEH Course:
- 3-5 seats – 10% off total standard tuition
- 6-15 seats – 15% off total standard tuition
- 15+ seats – 20% off total standard tuition
For more information, contact our Executive Director Carol Roby at [email protected] 617.320.9283
COMPANY – How does this program align with a company's business objectives and strategy?
At CWA, we acknowledge that employees are able to better understand how they personally contribute to the achievement of business goals when the learning outcomes of a training are aligned with a company’s strategic business objectives.
For this reason, we have designed a program that delivers information in a real, tangible, and meaningful way with a clear link to their own jobs and tasks.
After taking this program, professionals will be able to demonstrate the application of ethical hacking techniques like threat vector identification, network scanning, OS detection, vulnerability analysis, system hacking, and web app hacking to solve a security audit challenge. Considering that IBM’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study put the global average cost of a data breach at $3.6 million, or $141 per data record, cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. CWA’s CEH Course is aligned with every major enterprise’s goal of securing their assets and defending it from malicious actors.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us.