The 21 Best Cyber Security Bootcamps

Course Report's Top Schools of 2021

By: The Course Report Team

Last Update: 3/9/2021

As the leading authority on bootcamps, the team at Course Report has been researching, tracking, and sharing updates on the cyber security bootcamp industry since 2013. And in 2021, as there are now more than 100 cybersecurity bootcamps around the world, we can use our knowledge and expertise to curate a list of the top cyber security bootcamps around the world. Put simply, these are the cyber security schools we would recommend to our own family and friends.

These bootcamps teach students the skills to become a cyber security analyst or cybersecurity engineer by teaching skills like networking, system administration, threat management, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), SIEM administration, etc. Many of these bootcamps prep students to take major cybersecurity certification exams like Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CompTIA Security+, and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).

To be considered for this list of top cyber security bootcamps, schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Offer an immersive (20+ hours) cyber security program
  • Be instructor or mentor led
  • Follow curriculum that prepares students for CISSP, Security+, and GCIH exams
  • Provide career assistance
  • Have graduated at least one cohort of students and be rated at least ★★★★ by alumni
  • Other attributes we value when choosing the top bootcamps are a selective application process, reputable instructors and mentors, a commitment to diversity, transparent student outcomes, and scholarships or innovative payment plans.

This list is not a ranking, but rather cyber security schools are listed alphabetically. Remember, there is no ultimate “best cybersecurity boot camp” – the best cyber program for you depends on your own learning style, career goals, availability, etc. No matter how many accolades a school has, make sure you do your research: read reviews, talk to alumni, take an intro course, and ask about job outcomes data.

Wondering where to start? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Cyber Security Bootcamps, featuring answers to our most frequently asked questions. This list includes cyber security bootcamps only – for more, check out our list of Best Coding Bootcamps, Best Online Bootcamps, Best UX/UI Design Bootcamps, and Best Data Science Bootcamps.

When cyber security courses stand out in certain areas, we award them the following Badges of Honor:

A school has at least 10 Cyber Security Reviews with a 4.8 star rating.

A school has recently published their Cyber Security alumni job outcomes.

The 21 Best Online Bootcamps:

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

  1. Avg Rating: 4.78 (9 reviews)

    Online

    becker-college-school-of-graduate-and-professional-studies-it-bootcamps-logo

    Becker College School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers 28-week Cybersecurity and Web Development bootcamps. Both bootcamps are conducted entirely online. Becker College IT Bootcamps are designed for busy professionals who may be currently working in full-time or part-time jobs. Bootcamp students have access to self-paced lectures with live coaching sessions twice per week. Students are mentored by an experienced industry expert who gives them feedback on projects and guides them through the bootcamp.

    Fantastic course

    This course took me from a novice to a mid-level knowledge of cybersecurity. I’m now proficient in several aspects of cybersecurity like application security, n ( ...read more)

    Review By: Brooklyn
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  2. Avg Rating: 4.7 (998 reviews)

    Toronto, New York City, Online, and 3 more...

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    BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, cyber security and product in New York City, Miami, London, Toronto, Vancouver, and through an Online Live platform. BrainStation’s goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and brands to succeed in the digital age by offering diploma programs, certification courses, and training options across the full digital product lifecycle. BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning experience, with curriculum updated on a daily basis to ensure professionals gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their careers.

    Cyber Security

    Just finished my first 5 weeks and I dont regret taking cyber security with brainstation. Enrollment was a breeze, any question I had was usually answered befor ( ...read more)

    Review By: Nasra Nur
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  3. Avg Rating: 4.47 (156 reviews)

    St. Louis

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    Claim Academy is a 3-month developer coding and software training bootcamp in St. Louis that offers 12-week to 20-week classes in full stack Java, C#/.NET, Javascript, and Cybersecurity analysis. Claim Academy is approved to operate by the State of Missouri Department of Higher Education to train IT professionals. Students can apply with with little to no programming experience, but should be prepared for an in-person or webcam interview, and should complete the Introduction to Java Course through Teachable before the first day of class.

    Full Stack Java Developer Course Review

    Claim Academy is amazing at what they do and how they run the program. If you need help they will be there every step of the way. That being said is don’t be af ( ...read more)

    Review By: David Elfrink
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  4. Avg Rating: 4.65 (79 reviews)

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    Codaisseur offers a 9-week full-time web development and 12- week part-time cybersecurity academy in Amsterdam and online. Their program prepares students for full stack developer roles where professionals teach what they know and love through this unique course. In collaboration with industry professionals and employers, the Codaisseur Academy curriculum matches market demand. By starting with foundational knowledge of web development, students will then be equipped with cutting-edge technology skills by participating in code reviews, quality assessments, team collaboration, and more. All course materials and instruction are provided in English to best prepare students to work in an international coding environment. 

    An intense and amazing experience

    From day one of the Bootcamp, the teachers kept telling us "Check yourself before you wreck yourself and trust the process". I didn't know what they meant at th ( ...read more)

    Review By: Evangelia Alamani
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  5. Avg Rating: 4.41 (166 reviews)

    Online, Seattle

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    Code Fellows is a technical skills training academy in the Pacific Northwest that offers full- and part-time software development, ops and cybersecurity courses online and in-person from their Seattle, Washington location. Code Fellows guides people from all backgrounds to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. Since their first cohort in 2013, Code Fellows has taught over 1,550 graduates and iterated on their curriculum and format to ensure students receive the most industry-relevant training as effectively and efficiently as possible. Code Fellows shapes passionate learners with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity. Students are immersed in their learning with daily lectures, pair programming, weekly presentations from full-time instructional staff who are seasoned industry professionals, one-week project sprints, and more. Code Fellows graduates work at Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow, Expedia, XBOX, NIKE, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, and over 800 other companies.

    Blown Away!!!

    Amazing instructors and TAs! They choose their leaders very carefully, unlike other bootcamps. The curriculum is very thorough and quick. As long as you keep up ( ...read more)

    Review By: Andrea Powell
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  6. Avg Rating: 4.72 (113 reviews)

    Online, Sydney, Melbourne, and 1 more...

    coder-academy-logo

    Coder Academy is an accredited Australian coding education provider offering on campus bootcamps in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane as well as online. Coder Academy offers the choice of 6-month (Accelerated) or 10-month (Standard) accredited programming bootcamps. The curriculum covers HTML, CSS, Ruby, Rails, Git, JavaScript, APIs, MongoDB, Node.js, Mongoose, Express.js, React and Redux. Coder Academy also offers Australia’s first Diploma of IT with a focus on DevOps covering Code, Cloud and Cyber Security (CCC). The CCC bootcamp is delivered online via a virtual classroom across a 10-month duration.

    Full Stack Bootcamp

    This course was excellent and focused on everything you need to be able to successfully gain an internship or junior role. The mentoring was amazing and they we ( ...read more)

    Review By: Stephanie Pruna
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  7. craft-academy-logo

    Craft Academy offers two, 12-week bootcamps based in Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden: Full Stack Web Developer and Cybint Cybersecurity. Full Stack Web Developer students will complete a part-time 4-week preparatory course before beginning the bootcamp. Cybint Cybersecurity students will complete a 1-week preparatory course. The Cybint Cybersecurity bootcamp is delivered in a blended on-campus and online format. Every Friday, all bootcamp students will receive a weekend challenge to complete before the next week of class. 

    Exactly What I needed

    Where to begin? A little backstory, I worked in the corporate world of buying and purchasing, long days working as a middle man between different departments, ( ...read more)

    Review By: Luke Perrin
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  8. Avg Rating: 5.0 (26 reviews)

    Online

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    CyberCamp is an online cybersecurity bootcamp led by Israeli cybersecurity experts that bring years of experience working in both the public and private sectors. Students receive 300+ academic hours of training, which include tens of hands-on security labs, and access to hours of on-demand training videos. The cybersecurity bootcamp curriculum covers UNIX/Linux, Windows Networking, Penetration Testing, Web Application Security, and Incident Response. framework. Students will learn how to use tools like Wireshark, nmap, Metasploit, BeEF, Nessus, Splunk, ZAP, and Nikto. Students complete real-world projects, such as building an IDS/IPS, advanced port scanner, vulnerability scanner, or a password cracker.

    Full-Immersion, Cyber Camp!

    An excellent course about Cyber Security from A to Z, good explanations about everything. Nativ was with us through every step.  When I felt lost he helped me t ( ...read more)

    Review By: Nazli
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  9. eleven-fifty-academy-logo

    Eleven Fifty Academy is a non-profit coding and cybersecurity bootcamp headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana offering a range of courses from 12-14 week full-time bootcamps to 24-week part-time programs. Eleven Fifty Academy is focused on helping aspiring career-starters with little to no experience as well as tech professionals seeking to enhance their skills. Each course provides a hands-on, project-centric teaching approach for students to grow their soft skills as well as their tech skills in a friendly, entrepreneurial-minded classroom environment. In-person classes are taught at Launch Fishers as well as Downtown Indianapolis.

    I called for a hero. EFA answered.

     I found out about EFA in the middle of 2021 when a lot of things were uncertain in this world. I had recently purchased a new home, adopted a wonderful dog, an ( ...read more)

    Review By: Chris Morrison
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  10. Avg Rating: 4.84 (111 reviews)

    Chicago

    evolve-security-academy-logo

    Evolve Security Academy offers a 20-week, part-time cybersecurity bootcamp in-person in Chicago, IL or remote (live online). Evolve Security Academy offers holistic cybersecurity education as well as advanced tracks on specific areas within cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp provides hands-on and immersive training, giving students the concrete and practical skills they will actually need on the job. Students gain real work experience through the live security assessment work they perform on non-profit organizations. With over 350,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the U.S. and 1,000,000 globally, their primary focus is on creating top-tier cyber security talent and placing them into high-paying jobs.

    Business Management

    The education I have received from Evolve Cybersecurity Academy has been exemplary. The course has given me the ability to participate in cybersecurity competit ( ...read more)

    Review By: Susan Johnson
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  11. Avg Rating: 4.57 (516 reviews)

    New York City, Online, Washington, and 6 more...

    flatiron-school-logo

    Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design (UX/UI design). Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers by providing a robust career services framework and dedicated one-on-one coaching post graduation that is included as an added value with the tuition. 

    Don't.

    I write this sincerely as someone who put themselves in unnecessary debt with the hopes of turning my career around. Please, if you are someone who is looking t ( ...read more)

    Review By: Joe
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  12. Avg Rating: 4.87 (322 reviews)

    New York City, Chicago, Online, and 9 more...

    fullstack-academy-logo

    Fullstack Academy offers full-time and part-time immersive software engineering bootcamps and cyber security bootcamps, with campuses in New York City, Chicago, and online. Fullstack's software engineering courses cover advanced JavaScript-oriented technologies and computer science topics including compiler theory, logic gates, and building an operating system. The cyber bootcamp covers encryption, networking, system architecture, cryptography, risk detection, and more. Fullstack Academy offers flexible options for college students and those who wish to continue working while learning modern tech skills. The Summer of Code program is an accelerated version of the immersive bootcamp for college students on summer break.

    Great experience!

    I started with Fullstack's bootcamp in a month program in February, with no prior experience, and got into their immersive software engineering program in March ( ...read more)

    Review By: Swan Zhao
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  13. Avg Rating: 4.84 (969 reviews)

    Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, and 8 more...

    ironhack-logo

    Ironhack offers full-time and part-time bootcamps in Web Development, UX/UI design, Data Analytics and Cyber Security in Miami (Florida), Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France) Mexico City (Mexico), Berlin (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal) and remotely. Ironhack uses a customized approach to education by allowing students to shape their experience based on personal goals. Students who graduate from the Web Development Bootcamp will be skilled in technologies like JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. The UX/UI program covers Design Thinking, Photoshop, Sketch, Balsamiq, InVision, and JavaScript. Data Analytics covers data wrangling/cleaning, APIs, web scraping, and intermediate topics in Git, MySQL, Python, Data visualization, Panda, and Machine Learning. The Data Analytics program allows students to load, clean, explore and extract valuable insights from datasets and cultivate languages, such as Python, SQL and Tableau. The Cyber Security course provides students with the hands-on skills they need to land a job in the growing cybersecurity industry. In the Cyber Security course, students will develop the most in-demand knowledge to be part of any company's cybersecurity workforce and become a cybersecurity professional.

    Mr

    Brilliant course, great teachers and lots of assistance.Without this course, I would never of found a job as a Web Developer. It won’t be easy at times, but if ( ...read more)

    Review By: Dan Burton
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  14. Avg Rating: 5.0 (16 reviews)

    Online

    level-effect-logo

    Level Effect is a premier training provider of cyber security courses that offers a 14-week, part-time, live online Cyber Defense Analyst bootcamp. Using the Foundry cyber learning platform, students engage in a hands-on immersive environment to learn, practice, and master the necessary skills and tradecraft to both attack and defend networks. The members and instructors of Level Effect come from deep technical backgrounds within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to include the National Security Agency (NSA). Level Effect’s courses are designed to be highly technical and hands-on by going beyond conceptual exposure of topics and focusing on solving real-world challenges and problems faced by organizations every day.

    Practical Cyber Defense Analyst Bootcamp

    Level Effect is an intense program but the difference from any other cyber security Bootcamp is they teach you practical skills. This was my second cyber securi ( ...read more)

    Review By: Remy P.
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  15. Avg Rating: 4.69 (13 reviews)

    Austin, Online, San Jose, and 1 more...

    ngt-academy-logo

    NGT Academy is an immersive, military-grade cybersecurity bootcamp in California, Texas, and online. NGT Academy was founded by two Air Force veterans with the goal to train other veterans for the cybersecurity job market. NGT Academy’s Zero To Engineer™ training framework takes students from beginner to job-ready within 6 months. The Zero To Engineer™ framework provides immersive, hands-on skills training with real world projects, labs, mentorship, career coaching and providing skills-based certifications to ensure graduates are job-ready. Full-time and part-time programs are available. The part-time track requires a 20-hour per week commitment and caters to the needs of students who are completing the bootcamp while working full-time.

    The Next Generation for Cyber Training

    Wow, oh wow. Now, there are many educational institutions that can teach you material. In fact, you can teach yourself material online with little effort these ( ...read more)

    Review By: Jon Mallory
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  16. Avg Rating: 4.56 (576 reviews)

    Online

    simplilearn-logo

    Simplilearn’s Masters Programs are intensive, online bootcamps for Full Stack Web Development, Data Science and Analytics, AI and Machine Learning, Big Data Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Project Management, Digital Marketing, among others. Simplilearn’s efforts are focused on helping people acquire the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy. Each bootcamp comprises of live online classes from world-class industry practitioners and highly-rated trainers, integrated online labs, projects, case studies, industry masterclasses and 24/7 support to offer learners the best chance at succeeding in the professional world. This practical and outcomes-focused approach has resulted in 85 percent of learners reporting career benefits including promotion or a new job.

    Kartik Vekariya, CEH V11

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    Review By: Kartik Vekariya
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  17. Avg Rating: 4.64 (1043 reviews)

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    Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online programs in software engineering, data science, machine learning, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, and more. All Springboard courses are 100% online, remote, and self-paced throughout an average of 6-9 months. Springboard acts as a support system, coach, and cheerleader for working professionals who are ready to level-up or make a major career shift. Students have access to a unique community of industry mentors, thought leaders, and alumni, who are on hand to offer insights, networking opportunities, and support throughout the program and well past graduation. Every Springboard student is matched with a personal student advisor and industry mentor who guides them throughout the program through weekly video calls.

    Software Engineer

    Pros:Allowed to take breaksSchool-Work--Life Balance for doing onlineVery affordable Cons:Limited Office HoursCurriculum needs be Windows friendly, I got confus ( ...read more)

    Review By: Rossini Thadal
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  18. Avg Rating: 4.38 (13 reviews)

    Online

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    Texas A&M University Bootcamp in Kingsville, Texas offers a six-month cyber security bootcamp covering all the essentials of information security. The information security bootcamp is designed to provide continued education to college students and currently employed workers with a passion for information security.

    Cybersecurity Bootcamp

    I really learned a lot from the program.The projects give more practices.Great Bootcamp and affordable compare to others.   ( ...read more)

    Review By: Fidele Hounkanirn
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  19. Avg Rating: 4.89 (38 reviews)

    Madrid, Online, Valencia, and 1 more...

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    The Bridge offers cybersecurity, data science, UX/UI product design, and full stack web development bootcamps both remotely and at its headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Full-time bootcamps are 15 weeks long and the part time programs are 27 weeks long. During The Bridge bootcamps, students learn from O’Reilly content and have the chance to work with people in the other bootcamp programs for a multidisciplinary approach. The Bridge’s goal is to teach students everything they need to know to excel in a technical career.

    Ciberseguridad

    Con intención de reorientar mi carrera profesional realicé el Bootcamp de ciberseguridad. Ha sido una gran experiencia, he tenido la suerte de tener de profesor ( ...read more)

    Review By: Ulises
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  20. Avg Rating: 4.76 (40 reviews)

    Riverside

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    UCR Extension Boot Camps offer 24-week, part-time web development and cybersecurity courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git. The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

    Course Report Testimonial

    How I decided to pursue this career path and what led me to apply to the Boot Camp   I have been using the Hack The Box platform for two years and wanted to cha ( ...read more)

    Review By: Spencer La Placa
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  21. Avg Rating: 4.83 (63 reviews)

    Richmond

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    University of Richmond Boot Camps offer 24-week, part-time web development, data analytics, and cybersecurity courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git.

    Honest word

    Teachers demonstrate knowledge of the curriculum and teach accurate, up to date technical information. John shows concern for the students, engages, and support ( ...read more)

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Best 21 cyber security bootcamps received an average overall rating of 4.72 based on 5481 reviews.