Self-paced bootcamp with rolling enrollment. Asynchronous class modules + live faculty interaction presented on a robust learning platform. 

Skills-based teaching model with performance assessments opening a personalized learning experience that acknowledges your strengths and career goals.

Certificate plus detailed report awarded by the National CyberWatch Center. Students prepared to sit for CompTIA Security+ certification.

Lead faculty is a recognized cybersecurity expert and founder of the National CyberWatch Center.

Applied Cybersecurity Essentials (ACE) Bootcamp

The Cybersecurity Landscape

Thought leaders in technology and the press continue to report an international cybersecurity crises.  IT professionals have an extraordinary opportunity to be engaged in crucial work of cyber defense.  Many high paying career opportunities are going unfilled because of a lack of certified cybersecurity professionals.

According to a recent Cybersecurity Ventures, “there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021.” Cybersecurity hiring is growing due to a dramatic rise in cyber crime, new government regulation, and privacy concerns. 

The U.S. Department of Education believes that cybersecurity careers should not require a university degree and cybersecurity career aspirants might be best prepared by certificate programs or vocational training.

“In trying to stay ahead of rapidly growing digital threats, cybersecurity is essentially the tip of the computer science spear. It’s an environment that is at once ever-changing and mission-critical—defined by agile, continuous learning around the latest malware and cyber defenses. This constantly changing nature of cyber threats and mitigation strategies is simply too mercurial for many established four-year degree programs to keep up with. Curricula would have to be constantly updated, something made more difficult by the fact that full-time professors may not have the time, or clearances, to stay privy to the absolute latest trends and best practices.

The demand for certified cyber professionals is so great that salaries are on the rise. "It's a full-on war for cyber talent," said Matt Comyns, a managing partner at executive search firm Caldwell Partners who specializes in information security.

“In the 12 months ended August 2018, there were more than 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S., according to CyberSeek, a project supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. Globally, the shortage is estimated to exceed 1 million in coming years.”

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Personalized Course Content 

Allow us to personalize the bootcamp experience and helps keep focus on the material you need to master without wasting time on your core-competencies.

ACE BootCamp is structured for students with an IT background. Preparatory courses are available. Feel free to discuss your options to more fully prepare for the bootcamp with a Program Counselor. 

Bootcamp Faculty


Casey has more than 20 years of industry experience in information security and large-scale IT implementation and project management in challenging and cutting edge computing environments that include both the public and private sectors.

As a scholarly practitioner, Casey continues to develop curriculum and teach numerous cybersecurity-related courses. Casey’s research interests include cybersecurity competition design and practice analysis; scalable and cost-effective information security laboratories; and agile and accelerated information security curriculum development. Casey also teaches internationally and is a frequent invited speaker at various conferences.




Sequence of Courses 

We invite you to review the ACE Bootcamp FAQ’s for additional details.


Allegro Learning Solutions

Allegro BootCamps’ Mission is to re-invent educational and training models to be responsive to the fast paced technology market. We create learning experiences that link directly to technology career pathways. Our model is based on performance-based certifications that provide employers with actionable evidence of your competency.

National Cyberwatch

National Cyberwatch is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance Information Security education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce. It continues to update and create model Information Security curricula, which supports the growth of cybersecurity education.

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The P-ACE BootCamp is a skills- and knowledge-based learning experience. Achieving the full potential of the bootcamp learning experience will require dedicated effort. A few examples of individuals that would benefit from the bootcamp include:

  • Professionals such as web developers, network administrators, and help desk technicians, who want to become involved in cybersecurity for career growth.
  • Executives tasked with managing the growing cyber risk that threaten their organizations.
  • Individuals seeking a lateral move to cybersecurity from another technical field where their existing skills no longer provide upward mobility or challenge.
  • STEM students preparing for a career in technology that seek a competitive advantage in the career marketplace.
  • Company executives that recognize the need to acquire or train a cybersecurity workforce to mitigate their company’s exposure to cyber crime.

Individuals without technical background that are interested in pursuing a career change to cybersecurity will likely first need to acquire knowledge and skill that will allow them to engage with the bootcamp curricula.  We have such pre-course work available and invite discussion with our counselor to create an individualized path.

Please refer to the FAQ’s for more detail or contact our counselor as follows:

Colin A. Campbell
800-208-5499 Ext. 50

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Featuring Windows, Linux, Networking, and Scripting Fundamentals

Self paced online instruction with rolling enrollment and access to faculty.

Designed for the professional looking to obtain critical networking, scripting and Windows/Linux Server skills and industry-certification to prepare for further IT jobs and additional cybersecurity training.

Certificate plus detailed report awarded by the National CyberWatch Center. Students prepared to sit for CompTIA Security+ and Networking+ certifications.

Lead faculty is a recognized cybersecurity expert and founder of the National CyberWatch Center.

Sequence of Courses

Are you interested in kicking off your career in the cybersecurity and IT field? The ACE Bootcamp is comprised of four courses allowing you to take the courses you need in order to succeed and pass the CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA Networking+ Certifications. Learn and get mentored from the best, National Cyberwatch as they prepare you for your new career.

Scripting Fundamentals

This course offers an in-depth introduction to scripting languages including basic data types, control structures, regular expressions, input/output, and textual analysis.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Provide a foundation for learning to program;
  • Write, run, and debug a program;
  • Construct logical conditions and choose appropriate control statements;
  • Understand the Software Development Life Cycle and program debugging; and
  • Design and implement simple programs from user requirements

Main Topics

  • Scripts, Variables, and Data Types
  • Decisions and Loops
  • Functions
  • Objects and Classes
  • Modules
  • File Access
  • Text Processing and Regular Expressions
  • Accessing Databases
  • Network Programming
  • Web Applications

Recommended Prerequisites:

IT Literacy, Concepts, and Terminology:

  • Basic methods of navigating an operating system (can be any OS)
  • Illustrate the basics of computing and processing:
    • Input
    • Processing
    • Output
    • Storage
  • Compare and contrast common units of measure:
    • Storage unit: bit, byte, KB, MB, GB, TB, PB
  • Configure and use web browsers:
    • Caching/clearing cache
    • Deactivate client-side scripting
    • Browser add-ons/extensions
    • Private browsing
    • Proxy settings
    • Popup blockers
    • Script blockers
    • Compatible browser for application(s)


  • Compare and contrast common operating systems and their functions and features
  • Identify common programs, applications and their purpose


  • Physical machine vs. virtual machine
  • Download and install hypervisor of your choosing (e.g., VMware Fusion)


  • Identify the purpose of internal computer components

Windows Server Fundamentals


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Perform various installation tasks;
  • Configure Nano Server;
  • Work with local and server storage solutions;
  • Implement and manage Hyper-V and containers;
  • Maintain and monitor servers in physical and compute environments; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate and ethical behavior and good work habits


  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating Servers and Workloads
  • Configuring Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Server Storage
  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Creating, Managing, and Maintaining Images for Deployment
  • Installing and Configuring Hyper-V
  • Configuring Virtual Machine (VM) Settings
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Installing and Configuring the Windows Nano Server
  • Deploying and Managing Windows Containers
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Managing Failover Clustering
  • Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options in Hyper-V
  • Implementing Storage Spaces Direct
  • Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Maintaining Server Installations
  • Monitoring Server Installations

Linux Fundamentals

This course provides students with. in-depth coverage of the installation, storage, and compute features and functionality of Windows Server 2016/Linux operating systems.


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Customize and utilize both GUI (Graphical User Interface) and CLI (Command Line Interface);
  • Set general and advance permissions on files and directories;
  • Use filename generation standards and best practices;
  • Use pipes and redirection along with input output helper commands;
  • Control processes locally and remotely via the network;
  • Managing user accounts and groups;
  • Maintain system time and logging;
  • Manage server services (e.g., SMTP);
  • Manage printers and printing;
  • Work with shells, manage data, and implement basic shell scripts;
  • Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs;
  • Customize basic and advanced networking and software management;
  • Utilize command line search, utilities, file system management, and configuration modification
  • Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN;
  • Work with Internet protocols;
  • Setup host security; and
  • Secure data using encryption


  • Hardware and System Configuration:
  • Linux boot process concepts:
  • Boot loaders
  • Boot options
  • File locations
  • Boot modules and files
  • Kernel panic
  • Install, Configure, and Monitor Kernel Modules:
  • Commands
  • Locations
  • Install, Configure, and Verify Network Connection Parameters:
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Configuration files

Cybersecurity Applied Essentials Fundamentals

Have all the prerequisite courses completed? Jump right into the ACE Bootcamp.


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Meet the ever increasing  cybersecurity challenges that confront virtually every industry in all economic sectors. 
  • Prepared to be certified as having the technical knowledge and skills needed to protect and defend computer systems and networks.


  • Current and evolving threat landscape
  • Fundamental security concepts (e.g., Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability)
  • Social Engineering (SE)
  • Malicious Software (Malware)
  • Denial of Service (DoS)/ Distributed DoS
  • Software exploitation
  • Risk assessment/analysis
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Privacy
  • Legal (e.g., Criminal/Civil/Admin law)
  • Identification
  • Authorization
  • Secure facility planning
  • Physical security access controls
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) planning/implementation
  • Secure network design
  • Secure application development
  • Classic cryptographic techniques
  • Symmetric/Asymmetric
  • Hashing
  • Key Management
  • Digital Certificates
  • Certificate Authorities (CAs)
  • Audits
  • Categories of computer crime
  • Incident Management/Response

Networking Fundamentals

Designed to serve the needs of those interested in understanding the field of data communications and how it relates to other areas of Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity. The material covered in this class also helps prepare individuals seeking to pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), or the Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) Network+ (N10-007) certification exams.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe what a network is;
  • Describe the role of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model in networking, especially as it applies to conceptualizing communication between systems on a network, troubleshooting, protocols, and applications;
  • Describe the role of standards in creating dependable networks;
  • Describe signaling techniques used on modern networks, including those used over wired and wireless networks;
  • Utilize TCP/IP for networked communication;
  • Describe the variety of physical and logical topologies used to build networks;
  • Discriminate between a well-designed and a poorly designed network;
  • Setup a Local Area Network (LAN), including working with wireless access points and wireless clients;
  • Maintain and upgrade an existing LAN;
  • Utilize network diagrams; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate and ethical behavior and good work habits.

Course Topics 

  • Certifications
  • Components
  • Current trends in networking
  • Information security (emphasis on Network Security basics)
  • Media (both wired and wireless)
  • Network operating systems
  • Protocols (emphasis on the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP) Suite)
  • Public and private networks (including Cloud)
  • Services
  • Standards
  • Topologies


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