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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 cybe...

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  • Alex
    Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Aug 11, 2023
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    Stop searching - you've found it

    Look, I don't write reviews except for maybe some amazing food on Google now and again, but this is the most thorough and hand-on bootcamp you'll find. The instructors want to know you, teach you, and stop for your questions. It's not like college where you feel like a  number. The projects you do can be slightly redone and added to your resume/portfolio/blog. I'm coming from a soccer coach, Spanish Teacher, and data entry background, and the instructors will tell you straight up, "look,...
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  • Ismar Diaz
    Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Sep 07, 2022
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    Good times

    Level Effect isn't like any other boot camp you will find out there! This course has a primary focus on giving you real world hands-on experience. You will not only learn the basics of cybersecurity, but you will also be trained, and ready to take on your first entry-level position as a SOC analyst. You will be given different challenges every week that will push your limits, and help you grow in your knowledge, more than any other school could offer in 3 months. I had so much fun in my ...
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    Rachel Bishop of Level Effect

    Marketing Lead

    Sep 18, 2022

    We really appreciate your kind words, Ismar! You were an absolute joy to have with us in class and an asset to our Sprint 2022 Cohort. Congratulations on your GOLD CDCP certification, too!
  • Anthony V.
    Developer • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Jan 21, 2022
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    Cyber Defense Analyst Bootcamp

    I finished this course Dec 2021 and enjoyed my experience overall. This is my second cybersecurity bootcamp and every bootcamp curriculum is different.  This course focuses more on defensive best practices and triage within Windows environments. It's very well structured by introducing core fundamentals via live and video lectures, however the lab material is document based and a little underdeveloped compared to other educational platform options that are out there. The instructors are ...
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  • Michael Cheng
    Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    May 22, 2021
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    Awesome Cyber Bootcamp

    I am a graduate of Level Effect's CDA course. It is a 3 month intensive program that focuses on training entry-level people as a SOC Analyst 1. This course will expose you to real-world challenges  ranging from threat intelligence, system triage, network analysis, and malware analysis.  They teach you how to triage a system, write a report, and remediate the infected machine. You will have a lot of hands-on practice with known industry tools (e.g. Sysinternals Suite), report writing and ...
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  • Aaron G
    Consultant • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Mar 16, 2021
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    Well-constructed and relevant content taught by excellent instructors

    The short summary - 

    1. CDAB initiates its trainees into the field of Cybersecurity and gives them the necessary material and skills to become employable as Security Analysts 

    2. The course doesn't just give trainees technical skills; it also teaches them how to begin thinking like an Analyst 

    2. CDAB content is taught by seasoned Cybersecurity professionals who are excellent instructors, and who are devoted to the success of their...
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  • Gregory Melton
    Sr. Lead Technologist • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Dec 02, 2020
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    Excellent course for real world experience

      The CDA Bootcamp is an incredible course with the most relevant real-world materials I have seen to date.  The LE staff have a special blend of entertainment, education and true expertise that made it fun to learn in-depth cyber concepts remotely.  I initially had my doubts about a virtual course with this time line but I quickly found the pace and unique set up convenient and engaging. The course authors and company founders (Greg Ake and Rob Noeth) were the ones actually d...
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  • Nicolas Diamond
    Jr. SOC Analyst • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Dec 02, 2020
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    HIGHLY Recommend

    This is the 3rd security boot camp I've taken and by far the best experience I've had. The other students in the class were all great to work with and helped me learn when I got stuck. Rob and Greg were amazing instructors. The pre recorded videos flowed perfectly into the lectures and labs for the week. I chose to take this boot camp because it has a heavy emphasis on windows and defense techniques which I could directly apply to my day to day work. I would HIGHLY recommend taking this ...
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  • Seth B
    Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Nov 22, 2020
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    Cyber Defense Analyst Course

    The pricing for this course does not do the course justice. What you are getting is a "zero to hero" on how to become a cyber analyst. Yes this doesn't cover every topic but it gives you a more than solid baseline to begin your cyber career. Cyber is a career in which you can join and expand as these careers grow. There are over 500,000 cyber opening available now throughout the US. This course will allow you to get into one of those positions and excel. The material is all encompassing ...
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  • Joseph Hohmann
    Tech Consultant • Graduate • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Nov 03, 2020
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    Cyber Sec A-Z

    This class was fantastic. It touched on every aspect of cyber security from detection to reporting. You learn how to hunt and to analyze as well as a plethora of online and free tools to aide in your efforts. The course was completely embedded in their proprietary learning platform so the level of ease spinning up VMs and having connectivity between machines was something I've never seen before. Instruction was thorough and really delivered all the tools needed for success whether you're...
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  • William Tronvig
    GIS Consultant • Student • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Sep 26, 2020
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    A Wonderful Learning Experience

    I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to change their career or expand upon their existing knowledge base. Greg and Rob deliver a rewarding experience and extremely applicable product that assists with students' understanding and comprehension of a challenging and lucrative field. 
    Having taken several bootcamps myself, I can say with utmost certainty that the ease of use of their platform makes the "learning part" much less of a burden. Some of the biggest hurdles wi...
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  • John Brennan
    Information Security Analyst • Student • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Sep 14, 2020
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    An incredible journey

    I was incredibly amazed with both the professionalism that Greg and Rob showed during this class as well as the guidance they provided through it, this course is both challenging and enticing, I’ve never been so motivated before by a class. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in cyber security. Greg and Rob are definitely two of the most incredible people I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting. I can never thank them enough.
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  • Anonymous
    Student • Cyber Defense Analyst Program • Online
    Mar 16, 2021
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    Level Effect CDA bootcamp

    Network Fundamentals, Network Hardening, Defense in Depth, OSINT, Malware Identification,  Identifiers of Network Compromise, and Cyber Security concepts. This is what encompassed the course and allowed for some excellent training. This is not a certification bootcamp but more of a job training course which allows you to test for the CDA certification. So the concepts taught are all based on real world incidents and it shows you how to handle them as a member of a security team. Even wit...
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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.

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