ACA CYBER TRAINING BOOTCAMP
The American Cyber Alliance has partnered with ACDS to offer a world-class Cybersecurity Apprenticeship and Training Bootcamp program. ACDS manages the registered apprenticeship and ACA provides the content, curriculum, instructors and student training experiences. Together, we are developing Cyber Defenders to better secure our companies, our community and the nation.
ACA Cyber Training Bootcamp Overview
ACA has developed a modular-based curriculum (aligned to NICE standard) leveraging input from CISOs and cyber operators
We have recruited experienced and qualified instructors who have years of experience being both cyber operators for industry and military
Our training program is a full 14 weeks of immersive on-keyboard active simulation, classroom instruction and field experience
The course work includes Labs & Projects and guest modules will be taught by experienced cyber professionals
The bootcamp will be Monday thru Friday from 9 to 5pm at our downtown Little Rock location
Participant: $0 with employer sponsorship
Employer Partner: $15,500 tuition per apprentice*
*Partial grant reimbursements for Arkansas employers are available. Ask our team for more information. There is no cost to participate in the Registered Apprenticeship Program.
ACA & ACDS working together TO BUILD QUALITY, Registered CYBER Apprenticeship Program
The cyber apprenticeship program teaches the objectives of a given employer position by combining classroom-based curriculum from instructors who’ve served within the United States Department of Defense with hands-on field experience with peer driven mentorship and performance evaluation. This program is a Registered Apprenticeship program through US Department of Labor and Department of Defense (DOD application in process).
How the process works:
ACDS sources nation-wide and pre-screens qualified applicants for employers based on employer guidelines and requirements
Employer selects 3-5 applicants (or more) for interview then determines which ones it wishes to select
ACDS works with employers to formalize the Apprenticeship Program within their organization and sign required documentation (this is very straightforward)
Employer/ACDS then notifies ACA of application section/hiring for on-boarding into the Cyber Training Bootcamp
To get started with ACDS or learn more about the Registered Cyber Apprenticeship Program, please click here.
To learn more about the ACA Cyber Training Bootcamp, please call us at 501-500-0812.
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The Need for Cyber Talent
Total # US Cybersecurity Jobs
Total # Arkansas Cybersecurity Jobs
# US Red Team Openings
Sample of Companies with Open Positions
PWC • Murphy USA • SAIC • FBI • Walmart • State of Arkansas • University of Arkansas • Booz Allen Hamilton • AWS • Lockheed Martin • Quantum Dynamics • SpringPoint Technologies • Acxiom • Arvest • Garver Engineering • JB Hunt • Fiserv • Windstream • Oracle • Entergy • Checkpoint Software • Homeland Security Investigations
What You’ll Learn
Cyber Hunter 101 (First 8 Weeks)
The first module focuses in on adversary emulation and managing incident response. Apprentices will learn various strategies to identify cyber threats in a system.
Automating threat intelligence analysis and research
Classroom instruction & on-keyboard Cyber Range simulations
Detecting Command & Control tactics
Cyber Hunter 201 (Second 6 Weeks)
During this module apprentices will get more hands-on experience as a Cyber hunter.
Move out of classroom into a corporate SOC or SCIF*
Incident Detection and Management
Vulnerability and Red Team Management
Improved Blue Team Integration
Participants will gain familiarity with tools and techniques, like:
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Opportunities for Military Service Members
Active Duty military may be eligible for the CSP education transition to civilian employment opportunity.
Enhance current skill set
Complete apprenticeship requirements during transition
Employment after discharge with no debt
Ready to Become a Civilian Cyber Operator? Just complete the easy next steps.
Apply for the program so that we can begin the interview process
Complete the appropriate request for DoD SkillBridge program
Learn more about the DoD SkillBridge program.