Cybersecurity is an essential part to many modern businesses and neglecting it can be costly. To identify a system’s vulnerabilities that can be exploited by criminal hackers, cybersecurity professionals conduct penetration tests. But what exactly is pen testing? And how do you become a pen tester? NexGenT instructor Patrick Gorman breaks down pen testing for us, from the VAPT process to the 5 pen testing methods. Plus, learn more about the typical pen tester career path and how NexGenT is training the next generation of cyber security engineers!Continue Reading
Alliant International University recently partnered with Sabio to create a program that allows students to earn a degree in Information Systems and Technology within three years! Sabio offers a 10-month, full stack curriculum that will prepare students for today’s tech workforce, plus Sabio supplies the job support students need to successfully land their first developer role within a year of starting their studies. Learn more about the benefits of a bootcamp integrated into a 3-year bachelor’s program at a university, the ideal student for this program, and the kinds of tech jobs students are prepared for!
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The demand for cybersecurity professionals is on the rise in 2021, and that includes a need for Ethical Hackers – a role that may sound like an oxymoron but is actually crucial to the security of any business that uses computers or the Internet. But what exactly does an Ethical Hacker, also known as a Penetration Tester, do on the job? Flatiron School Cybersecurity Instructor, Jessica Meyers, explains the ins and outs of Ethical Hacking, the salaries and job titles you can expect in this career, and the tools you’ll learn in order to break in. Find out if Ethical Hacking is the right career path for you!
As a society, we depend on technology and automated processes. We’ve gone from simple computers the size of entire rooms to sophisticated microchips and technology that fits in your pocket. In the last few decades, we’ve seen the tech industry explode and its potential only continues to grow. But what exactly is coding? And how is coding used today? We’re diving into the roots of coding, the jobs that rely on coding to create the world we live in today, and how to learn coding either on your own or at a coding bootcamp.
While the origins of computer programming may be disputed based on personal definitions of what a computer actually is, it’s generally agreed that the first programmer was a woman named Ada Lovelace who wrote the first algorithm for a computer in the mid-1800s. Ever wonder where all-women bootcamp Ada Developer’s Academy got its name? Now you know!Continue Reading
Most data science bootcamps require prior knowledge – a college-level understanding of linear algebra, probability, statistics, calculus, and Python – to get accepted into their programs. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need a college degree in those subjects or that attending college is a better way to get into data science than bootcamps. You can learn these skills through online courses, and a data science bootcamp will take a fraction of the time that college would, plus lead to data science jobs shortly after. There’s never been a better time to start down this career path — Data science salaries range from $60,000-$80,000 per year after bootcamp.Continue Reading
Bismar Montano dreamed of a more challenging career, but wasn’t sure how he could make a career change while working his full-time warehouse job. He also knew he didn’t want to code all day long, so Bismar was excited to find the cybersecurity career path. Bismar shares his experience as a student in Springboard’s online, self-paced Cyber Security Track and how his mentor at Springboard is helping him build the confidence to successfully ace this career change. Plus, Bismar shares his tips for others hoping to juggle a full-time job and a bootcamp!
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Devmountain has been offering their bootcamps to individuals seeking to change their career into the tech industry since 2013, and now they are expanding their programs to include more of the skills that today’s employers are looking for. Hideo Hansen, President and General Manager for Devmountain, discusses Devmountain’s three new course offerings, and what kind of support remote students can expect. Plus, Hideo shares details about the new Coding Basics course geared total coding beginners, whether you are pivoting into a tech career or just want to add a new skill to your toolbox!
Devmountain has been teaching programming and Quality Assurance (QA) for nearly a decade! What are the major changes that students can expect in 2021?Continue Reading
After years touring with the Air Force Band, trumpeter Andrew Syzmanek was looking for a new kind of challenge. When a Python course piqued his interest in tech, Andrew (and his wife, Amelia!) decided to enroll in devCodeCamp to pivot into software development. Using the GI Bill to cover his bootcamp tuition, Andrew walks us through what it was like to make a career change through a coding bootcamp alongside a spouse, and how devCodeCamp prepared him for a job at Amazon Web Services. Andrew also shares his #1 tip for nailing the AWS interview!
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UX design is an in-demand, creative tech field that is a part of every business, from web and app design to product development. What kinds of jobs can you expect to apply for and work in throughout your UX design career? From entry-level to senior roles, Thinkful Senior Career Coach Elyse Yarnell is breaking down the typical UX designer career path, including the skills you need to land the job and the UX designer salaries you can expect at each stage. Plus, learn how Thinkful’s curriculum and career support teaches students the sought-after technical and soft skills and effective job search strategies to land a UX designer role right out of bootcamp graduation.Continue Reading
DigitalCrafts’ new online UX Design bootcamp can be a good fit for both career-changers and upskillers who already work in tech or design. We caught up with Max McChesney, CEO and Co-Founder of DigitalCrafts, to learn why it was important for DigitalCrafts to offer a UX Design bootcamp in 2021 and why the curriculum includes modules on digital leadership and engineering. Plus, Max shares which jobs UX graduates are prepared for and his tips for making the most of the bootcamp experience.
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