Hours of instruction


Hours of labs

Course overview


The course is for beginners to intermediate level individuals that want to build a career a Modern Secure Application Development (DevSecOps) for Internet of Things (IoT). When you think of IoT, think of a Thermostat or a Smoke Detector that is connected to the internet i.e. Connected Devices. The Cybersecurity Core Technical pathway program will take you from the concept of IoT to building ‘things’ that make up the Internet of Things, including how those components are securely connected together, how they communicate, and how they value add to the data generated. The fundamental aspect of IoT security is data security. Persisting data on the IoT device, say within a drone, and the data is being transmitted to a centralized server, such as a database on a public cloud. Protecting data is everything.

At the end of the course, you will be able to confidently demonstrate job skills in NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) focus areas of SECURELY PROVISION, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN, AND ANALYZE. IoT can optimize processes and improve efficiencies for small to large enterprise business. You will also be able to confidently apply various IoT security methods depending on a specific IoT application and its’ place in the IoT ecosystem.

Student Experience

This course is offered as a 20-weekend program from Sat-Sun 8:00 AM-6:00 PM . Each course includes 200 hrs of theory and 200 hrs of hands-on labs.

Expert-Led Instruction That Gets You Job-Ready: 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.

Course Details

Secure Infrastructure: Prepare to apply the Linux and Cloud administration skills towards implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment, plus provision, size, monitor, adjust resources through automation with scripting – PowerShell, Bash and Command Line Interface (CLI).

Secure DevOps: This module is designed to provide an entry level understanding of common DevSecOps practices, processes, and tools. You will learn how to support the DevSecOps transformation and increase security capabilities without the need for gating processes. Explore frameworks, tools, and technologies to secure code from blueprint to execution which include Accounts and access, Teams and integrations, Projects and monitoring.

Secure IoT: Learn the responsibilities of IoT developer through hands-on implementation and the just-enough coding required to create and maintain the cloud and the edge portion of an IoT solutions. In addition to configuring and maintaining the devices by using cloud services, the IoT Developer also sets up the physical devices, maintains the devices throughout the life cycle including security via device authentication in the IoT Hub, generating and managing the certificates.

Certifications: By the end of this course you will have the skills needed to acquire Microsoft Azure Cloud Administrator (AZ-104), CompTIA Linux+, Azure DevOps (AZ-400), Azure IoT Specialty (AZ-220), Certified IoT Security Practitioner (CertNexus).

IoT Security Jobs: Equip yourself to succeed in a career such as an Automation Engineer, Build Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Release Manager, IoT Cloud Lead, Test Engineer, QA/Automation Tester, Cloud Specialist, Network Administrator.


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

James Anderson, Dallas, ‎Cybersecurity Instructor

Kevin Koyle, Dallas, ‎Cybersecurity Instructor

Xerxes Cama, Dallas, ‎Cybersecurity Instructor

Logan Hillard, Cybersecurity Instructor

Career Support

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!


Dates of courses

03 Oct
31 Oct
05 Nov

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Admissions Process

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Contact Admissions at 833-DIVERGE for funding options you may be eligible for.

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Admissions Process

Step 1


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.

Step 2


Let's talk through it: your background, chosen path, weekday or weekend schedule, funding options, and more. Schedule an appointment with our Admissions Team.

Step 3

Online Wookie Course

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.

Step 4


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.

Step 5


Experiencing first day jitters? Here's how we can help.
A week before your program starts, our Community Manager will get you onboarded to the learning platform, walk you through TWC enrollment paperwork, and connect you with future classmates.

Step 6

Ask Questions

"Besides technology skills, what else will help me land a solid job?"
Soft Skills.
And guess what? You can start practicing TODAY.

Frequently asked questions

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.

“The Army’s COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line), also known as Credentialing Assistance (CA) helps soldiers find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs.  The program can pay for courses and exams that lead to industry-recognized civilian credentials in an occupational area of your choice.”

“Civilian credentials are important for two reasons:

Career Advancement Civilian credentialing can contribute to military career development, and may be accepted for self-development requirements and in performance evaluations.

Smoother Transitions When you transition back to civilian employment, credentials help you translate your military training and experience into something civilian employers can easily recognize. That can help you get hired, get a better job, or be promoted sooner!”

“CA is subject to the same funding ceiling as Tuition Assistance (TA). A Soldier may use both TA and CA; however, you can’t get more than $4,000 total from both programs per fiscal year.”

“Eligible Soldiers include those who are: Regular Army, Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) pursuant to Title 10 and Title 32, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard (ARNG) in an active drilling status with a designation as satisfactory.”

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