Hours of instruction
Attack-oriented CTF competitions try to distill the essence of many aspects of professional computer security work into a single short exercise that is objectively measurable.
The focus areas that CTF competitions tend to measure are vulnerability discovery (auditing source, binaries, webapps), exploit creation (binary & webapp exploits), toolkit creation (creation & preparation), and operational tradecraft.
A modern computer security professional should be an expert in at least one of these areas and ideally in all of them. Success in CTF competitions demands that participants be an expert in at least one and ideally all of these areas. Therefore, preparing for and competing in CTF represents a way to efficiently merge discrete disciplines in computer science into a focus on computer security. Achieve your goals with our 40 hour short CTF course.
This online, remote-live course is offered as a 4-weekend program from Sat-Sun 9:00 AM-2:00 PM CT.
Expert-Led Instruction That Gets You Job-Ready: Become an elite ethical hacker. Gain skills and collaborate with leading professionals through lectures, research exercises, and real-world simulations.
Exclusive Access to Leaders in Security: Our program offers countless opportunities to learn and engage with security professionals from around the world through guest speakers, alumni gatherings, and topical community events.
Gain a Valuable Professional Network: Transform and grow your career alongside peers (and potential collaborators) on campus and in our Connected Classroom. The DA community is a priceless resource — just ask our alumni.
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Prerequisites: Cybersecurity Domain Knowledge; some pentesting
experience; certs optional – CompTIA Pentest+, Certified Ethical Hacking
What you’ll learn:
Vulnerability Discovery: Auditing Source, Binaries and Webapps
Exploit Creation: Binary and Webapp Exploits
Toolkits: Creation and Preparation
Our instructors represent the brightest professionals from companies like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Sabre. They bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job.
Shane Walker, Dallas, Cybersecurity Instructor
Trevor Bowman, Texas, Cybersecurity Instructor
Thor Munoz, Colorado, Cybersecurity Instructor
Ekzhin Ear, Colorado, Cybersecurity Instructor
Juan Reyes, Colorado, Cybersecurity Instructor
Vatrick Ramble, Georgia, Cybersecurity Instructor
Strategy and Accountability: Our Career Services team works with you to individualize your path to a new career. Stay on track and motivated from the first day of class!
Resume Review: Learn how to design and tailor your resume to land the career you are looking for. Remember: every word counts.
LinkedIn Optimization: LinkedIn profiles are now mandatory extensions of our resumes. Setting up a thoughtful, well-written profile is the make or break for many inquiring employers. Using industry tips and tricks, we’ll work with you to spruce up yours.
Interview Preparation: Set up mock interviews to nail the real thing. Learn to develop effective interview strategies, get detailed feedback, and reduce stress before actual interviews.
Networking Opportunities: Learn how to navigate uncharted networking waters, tap into our expanding Divergence Alumni network, and watch your support and contacts grow!
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So you want to be an ethical hacker, social engineer, data analyst, data scientist, or data visualizer? Maybe you've heard the cloud is where it's at, or you're an industry veteran that needs a skills refresh. Ask Google, do some research, search profiles on LinkedIn, and ask questions. Curiosity and a knack for research are essential skills for a technologist. Spend some time and bring your questions to the next step.
Let's talk through it: your background, chosen path, weekday or weekend schedule, funding options, and more. Schedule an appointment with our Admissions Team.
Curious folks, we will not make you wait to get started on your learning journey. You'll be enrolled from the get-go in either Data or Cyber Wookie. Each provides valuable resources to help our future data scientists or ethical hackers prep for the first day of class.
Congrats! Your funding has been verified and you are accepted into the program. Be on the lookout for a personalized Acceptance Letter via e-mail. You can always call us at 833-DIVERGE.
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Divergence Academy follows a 16:1 student to teacher ratio. Classrooms are equipped with six foot training tables, swivel ergonomic chairs and computers for each student. Instructors have flexible desk for standing or sitting, big screen TVs to display, whiteboards and the same capabilities for remote delivery.
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