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Level Effect

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Founded by former National Security Agency (NSA) analysts, Level Effect is a cybersecurity education and training provider offering a 12-week Cyber Defense Analyst (CDA) Program. Students engage in hands-on, immersive learning that helps them master the skills needed to defend and protect an organization’s network. Students begin the course with a rudimentary understanding of cybersecurity and finish with the skills and knowledge they need to start a career in cyberse...
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  • James Jolley
    Security Analyst • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Aug 14, 2023
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    Best practical training hands down

    If you are passionate about learning, and developing your skills in cybersecurity, look no further than this course. Having recently graduated from the bootcamp I can say that I've never had a group of instructors as passionate about teaching and cybersecurity as those I've found here. I have taken courses on HackTheBox, TryHackMe, TCM, and a number of others and the level and quality seen here is unmatched. The course itself is designed to be challenging (it is) and is geared to help st...
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  • Matt Linville
    Threat Intelligence Analyst • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Dec 15, 2022
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    Learned valuable skills in a mentoring environment

    I came into the CDA Bootcamp with very few technical skills. I had used a Linux shell a few times, set up a Virtual Machine once, and understood very little about how Operating Systems work or why they are vulnerable to attack. However, by the time I graduated, I felt prepared to tackle the CDCP (optional certification after bootcamp graduation) and enter the job market. 

    I’m a big fan of how the course is structured. Every week a new module gets released with a few in...
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  • Michael Walker
    Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Sep 26, 2022
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    Bootcamp by definition

    "Course" is a cute title which doesn't acknowledge or measure the real life work experience gained from this experience. 

    The CDA bootcamp delivered by expert, friendly instructors really tests and pushes you through the vast and fluid landscape of cyber security, starting with the fundamentals of the internet and risk management and using them as the north star while navigating more complex technical and analytical topics.

    The best part for me was the team challenges, hunt...
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  • Adam D
    SOC Analyst • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Mar 23, 2022
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    I did all the research for you!

    You can without a doubt stop your search for the right cybersecurity bootcamp. Of course, you should always do your due diligence when investing a significant amount of money in your future, but I'm here voluntarily telling you to look no further. 

    For me, Level Effect hit all the right notes: a small class size taught by industry experts; an accessible platform to complete the many hours of live instruction, labs, and coursework; TAs who work in the industry and aren'...
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    Greg Ake of Level Effect

    Founder - Lead Instructor

    Mar 23, 2022

    Switching careers is no easy feat and it is apparent that your thoroughness and drive is the secret ingredient to success. We are excited about your new job and are grateful we were able to be a part of your journey. As always, reach out if you need anything. The end of the bootcamp is not the end of our support and interaction by any means! 

  • Matt
    Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Mar 20, 2022
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    Don't over think it

    I attended Level Effect in late 2020. I had minimal previous IT experience, but I wanted to be in IT. I researched several boot camps for several years. All the other boot camps had mixed reviews, which made me leery. I stumbled upon Level Effect, and I did my initial call with Greg. The call went fantastic, it was honest, and you could tell Greg was genuinely devoted to the product he and the founders created. He did not try to sell me on a product, instead I felt like we were having an...
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    Greg Ake of Level Effect

    Founder - Lead Instructor

    Mar 23, 2022

    First, thank you for the feedback and insight into your experience. While there are many open positions in this field, finding your way into one can be done through many paths and will require hard work and a tenacious attitude. You have all the ingredients to make this happen and we are here to support every step of the way. 

  • Remy P.
    Application Security Consultant • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Sep 06, 2021
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    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 security Bootcamp and I can honestly say I learned 1000% more in this course then the last place I went. I am not bagging on the last place because they did set me up with some fundamentals, but Level Effect took its training to another level. They really drill down on a few select topics versus learning just a little but about everythi...
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  • Christopher Blase
    Cyber Security Consultant • Student • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Dec 12, 2020
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    The BEST Cyber Security Bootcamp

    I have taken another book camp and me and my classmates came away feeling jaded. I then took a chance on Level Effect based upon a recommendation and it was the best decision I ever made.

    The founders have over a decade of experience and have served Intel in the military and Booz Allen Hamilton at the NSA. Greg and Rob are amazing instructors and really want every student to succeed. The value of the course is beyond simple the material. Like Kung-Fu masters teaching t...
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  • Daniel C.
    Consultant • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Nov 06, 2020
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    Cyber Defense Analyst

    The construct of this course is absolutely unmatched. I have not come across any other curriculum that demystifies the growing number of cyber roles and titles, and how they unite in a security operation environment. Greg and Rob's real world experience is built into each course subject and provides a unique perspective on analysis. A majority of the presentation and supplemental material is reserved for self study so that each student gets as much hands-on lab time as possible during ea...
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  • Robert P
    Cyber Security Defense Apprentice • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Oct 06, 2020
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    Second review, past student.

    I was apart of the original Level Effect Cohort in 2020. I had never worked in IT prior, and I came in as a 2x college dog water college drop out that could not figure out or understand how Cyber Security worked. After completing this exam. I was able to immediately build off what I had learned and study for and pass my Security + Certificate. I now currently work for Motorola as a Security Operations Technician, and I 100% thank this class for beginning my journey to get to where I am now...

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  • A.D.
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    Sep 18, 2020
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    Cyber Defense Analyst Bootcamp

    Level Effect’s Cyber Defense Analyst virtual bootcamp provides an excellent well-rounded course that begins with a high-level overview on Cyber Security essentials and finishes with threat hunting and reverse engineering malware. Each iteration of material intertwines with past and future lessons that provided us with a more complete picture on what to look for and how it is affecting our networks.  The pilot class did have some growing pains, but Greg Ake and Robert Noeth al...
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  • Will N
    Student • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
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    Jul 31, 2020
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    A Truly Practical Bootcamp

    I am currently enrolled in the CDA course and am about 6 weeks into the three month program; I can already see a huge difference in my knowledge base. The course is about a 30/70 split between online video content and labs (including labs with instructors) which is a refreshing change of pace for online learning. Be ready to engage!

    Both Greg and Rob are knowledgable, personable, and always available to answer any relevant questions. Believe me, you will have questions.

    The...
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  • Jordan B
    Jordan B
    Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Aug 12, 2023
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    The only course you need

    So, you want to get into Cybersecurity?

    You probably are researching a few different bootcamps, looking at their website, and conducting research online. Have you tried doing home labs? Try hack me / Hack the box? Self-study of material? Tired of programs that just push theory and certifications without giving you actual hands-on experience?

    Enter Level Effect. Everything I mentioned above is what I went through trying to learn new skills, especially focusing on cyber. Th...
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How much does Level Effect cost?

Level Effect costs around $5,000.

What courses does Level Effect teach?

Level Effect offers courses like Cyber Defense Analyst Program.

Where does Level Effect have campuses?

Level Effect teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Level Effect worth it?

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