Ops 400-level courses are the most intense courses offered at Code Fellows. Students come in with various backgrounds and leave with the training and skills they need to excel as cybersecurity professionals. Ops 401 courses require prior experience in IT operations, whether through preceding Code Fellows courses, self-study, or on-the-job training.
Students will learn to perform cyber operations. The first half of the course focuses on using information assurance concepts, data security, cloud security, and introducing core SecOps tooling and skills. During the second half of the course, students will learn how to build threat models, assess web application security, customize defenses against malware, and perform basic penetration testing. Students will gain hands-on cyber ops experience with modern tools and frameworks in this challenging journey into modern cybersecurity.
While every day is a little different, students can expect consistency. Half of the day, Monday through Friday, students are in class learning cyber ops through lectures, in-class assignments, and live cyber ops demo sessions. The other half of the day (or more) is spent in hands-on lab time, getting specialized attention from instructors and TAs and honing cyber ops skills—all preparation to land a high-paying job as a cybersecurity analyst or SOC technician. Fridays are dedicated to project presentations and our Career Coaching Curriculum, which prepares students for their job search.
Ops 401 courses are designed for IT technicians who wish to specialize in cybersecurity. To find out more about the success of our graduates, read our Student Success page.