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Northeast to hold Cybersecurity Bootcamp to train for entry level cyber careers

Northeast to hold Cybersecurity Bootcamp to train for entry level cyber careers

NORFOLK, Neb. - Northeast Community College will offer an accelerated program in cybersecurity for anyone who is interested in obtaining the skills necessary to begin a career in the industry.

Northeast is partnering with Cybint to offer a Cybersecurity Bootcamp, a fully online accelerated training program that will meet twice a week beginning in November. The bootcamp is designed to successfully prepare people with little or no background in information technology for entry level occupations in cybersecurity.

“The bootcamp offers a pathway for adult learners who are interested in a career change to get started working in the information technology sector as a Cyber Defense Analyst, Network Operations Specialist or other entry level cybersecurity roles,” said Dr. Cyndi Hanson, dean of workforce development at Northeast. “More and more of these jobs are offered remotely so an individual can live in our area and work in cybersecurity remotely for a company that is not located in this region.”

With the rate of cyber-attacks reaching record highs, there is an urgent need for workers in cybersecurity. The field has had zero-percent unemployment for nearly a decade, and forecasts project 35% job growth throughout the next year.

Hanson said, “With plentiful opportunities and competitive compensation, an accelerated Cybersecurity Bootcamp is the best way to gain the necessary skills to fill these positions. The bootcamp will tackle the industry’s two greatest threats: the talent shortage and the skills gap.

The six-month self-paced program is completely online with four-hour classes held virtually two-days days per week.

Registration in Northeast Community College’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp is now open with training beginning Mon., Nov. 1. Pre-registration is requested by Mon., Oct. 18. To register, call (402) 844-7000.

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