Cybersecurity Training in New York

New York


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Our tuition-free cybersecurity training based in New York offers the opportunity to earn the Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+), equipping you with fundamental concepts in security specialties and hands-on training to enter this ever growing field as a cybersecurity analyst. Previous tech work experience or education preferred.

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No catch. Training and job connections at no cost to you.

Course level

Some technical knowledge recommended ?

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  • CompTIA CySA+ ?


  • 9AM - 4PM
    Monday Through Friday
    15 Weeks

Upcoming course dates

  • August 12th, 2024
  • August 12th, 2024
  • October 2024
  • October 2024
  • Winter 2024
  • Please note, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots. Seats are offered on a first come, first served basis.

While these courses may include either intermediate or advanced material, technical knowledge specified in these listings will be required as a prerequisite for applicants to be considered for admission.

While anyone may apply for this course, some technical background may be helpful.

Applicants with all levels of experience in tech are encouraged to apply.

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In-person learning takes place at one of our facilities across the US.

Remote learners must live within commutable distance of a Per Scholas campus to best facilitate our professional development and post-training employment support. For individuals who live outside of a commutable distance, you may be eligible for our National training courses.

Hybrid courses allow flexibility for learners to participate in the course remotely or in-person based on several factors. Learn more about the course you're interested in by reaching out to your admissions lead or attending an admissions overview after applying.


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We can help with course selection, and answer questions about eligibility requirements and special circumstances. Contact an admissions team member

Tuition-Free Cybersecurity Training in New York

Rigorous live instructor-led cybersecurity training that includes hands-on activities using real world servers, tools, and technologies.

Essential Critical Skills Development

Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to apply in the cybersecurity field

Earn Industry Recognized Credential at No Cost

Learn test taking strategies to best prepare and pass the CySA+ exam

Elective Skills to Support Your Career

Learn Python and electives in the AWS Educate Platform to culminate your learning experience

What does the future hold for you as a Cybersecurity graduate in New York?

As a graduate from our cybersecurity training, you will earn the Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+), equipped with the knowledge to fulfill a wide range of entry-level technology jobs such as:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Junior Desktop Technician
  • Tech Support Engineer

Please note for graduates with less than two years of existing tech professional experience, while you’ll be on the path to a cyber analyst position, your first role after the training will generally be an entry-level tech support role in order to get the experience needed to advance into Cyber positions. 

$47k The average salary cybersecurity graduates make at their first job.

Job Attainment Assistance

We match Cybersecurity graduates to jobs at employer partners with a local career coach dedicated to your success during and after the training.

When you are interviewing a Per Scholas graduate, you already have someone who is committed and prepared for the work world and responsible for their time and availability.

Meet David Jarvis

Job Search Prep

Construct a tech professional resume and practice your interviewing skills during mandatory weekly Professional Development sessions.

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Whether you are fresh out of college, self-taught or seasoned veteran, per scholas’ evolving curriculum will help you get the skills necessary to take the next step in your career.

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What You'll Learn

Introduction to Linux and Network Administration

Understand Linux and master Linux commands. Learn how to plan and install a network using real equipment in a virtual environment.

Behavioral Analytics and Security Monitoring

Learn how to detect and combat cybersecurity threats and develop core skills in areas such as threat management and cyber incident response.

Tools and Strategies to Succeed in the Workplace

Gain exposure to tools and techniques employed in the field by real cyber analysts and apply your learning to a final Capstone project.


Hands-on training along with career development and guest speakers

Week 1

Virtualization, Linux Essentials

Introduction to Linux | Operating Systems | Working in Linux | Open Source Software and Licensing | Command Line Skills | Getting Help | Navigating the Filesystem | Managing Files and Directories | Archiving and Compression | Working with Text

Professional Development – Creating Your Brand

Enhance your brand and marketability by increasing your confidence through public speaking.

Week 2

Linux Essentials

Basic Scripting | Understanding Computer Hardware | Where data is stored | Network Configuration | System and User Security | Creating users and Groups | Ownership and Permissions | Special Directories and Files

Professional Development – Enhance Your Presentation

Deliver your first “60 Second Pitch” and receive feedback. Learn the importance of building and protecting your professional brand.

Learn to “see things through the eyes of the employer.”

Week 3

Netacad Network Essentials

Networks in our Daily Lives | Communicating on Local Area Networks | Network Addressing | Providing Network Services

Professional Development –  Financial Capability Workshop

Attend a comprehensive Financial Capability workshop conducted by our Financial Coach. Learn valuable skills such as budgeting, asset building, reducing debt and more. Following the workshop, you will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one, print out your credit report and have a confidential meeting with the Financial Coach.

Week 4

Netacad Network Pt. 2

Building a Home Network | Network Security | Configuring Cisco Devices | Testing and Troubleshooting

Professional Development – Create Your Marketing Documents

Introduction to resumes and cover letters. Learn to create a powerful resume, and a well written and impactful cover letter.

Week 5

Windows Server / Untangle Firewall Training

Intro to Windows Server | Managing users and groups | Working with Group Policy Objects | Intro to MDT and ADK | Deploying images with WDS

Professional Development – Interviewing Skills

Learn how to skillfully answer interview questions in the form of PAR statements, so you highlight your skills and professional accomplishments.

Week 6

Netacad Cyber Security Essentials

A world of Experts and Criminals | The cybersecurity Cube | Cybersecurity Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks | The Art of Protecting Secrets | The Art of Ensuring Integrity | The Five Nines Concept | Protecting a Cybsersecurity Domain | Becoming a Cybersecurity Specialist

Professional Development – Communication Skills

Learn the correct business handshake, positive body language, proper tone of voice, and many other communication skills that will reinforce your professional brand. Set up a professional email account and ensure that your online brand projects a professional image.

Week 7

CYSA Training

Applying Reconnaissance Techniques | Analyzing the Results of Reconnaissance | Responding to Network Based Threats

Professional Development – The Key to a Successful Interview

Learn how to be thoroughly prepared for an interview, so you create a great first impression. Included are how to dress professionally, how to prepare impactful questions for the employer, how to research the company.

Week 8

CYSA Training

Securing a corporate Network | Implementing Vulnerability Management Process | Vulnerability Scanning

Professional Development – Empathy: Seeing Things Through the Eye of an Employer

Gain an insight into what employers are looking for, and learn to skillfully answer questions that meet their needs

Week 9

CYSA Training

The Incident Response Process | Determining The impact of Incidents | Preparing the Incident Response Toolkit

Professional Development – Interviewing Practice

Practice the interviewing skills you have learned by participating in peer-to-peer interviews. You will also receive valuable feedback from your Career Coach

Week 10

CYSA Training

Selecting the Best Course of Action | Frameworks, Policies, Controls and Procedures | Identity and Access Management

Professional Development – Customer Service

You will learn to be a customer service pro with our Customer Service workshop. You’ll explore the important customer service traits and skills that are required to be successful in business today. Learn “de-escalation” skills and turn unhappy customers into happy, and satisfied ones. (service recovery). Learn and practice the key skill of listening and participate in several role plays to highlight the importance active listening plays in delivering great customer service.

Week 11

CYSA Training

Putting in Complensating Controls | Secure Software development

Professional Development – Mock Interview with Real Employers

Participate in employer-led mock interviews. You’ll get to practice and improve your interview skills with industry professionals

Week 12

CYSA+ Review Course

Practice questions and exams, including SBA’s covering CySA+ Exam Objectives

Professional Development – Create a LinkedIn Profile and Start Your Job Search

Create a comprehensive and structured job search campaign. You will also create a professional LinkedIn profile, and learn its many features. Learn to network like a pro

Week 13

Python / Cloud

This is specific to which AWS Educate course a student chooses to enroll in

Professional Development – Interview Assessment

Participate in the Per Scholas Assessment Panel interview. Students will come come fully prepared to sell themselves, in a real-world setting. The interview will be filmed and conducted by 3 of our most experienced staff members. Immediate feedback will be given and the video will be shared with you and your Career Coach for private viewing.

Week 14


Week 15



Hands-on training along with career development and guest speakers


More Than a Technical Training

Learn to Think Like a Cybersecurity Professional

Prepare to handle real workplace demands by challenging your understanding of course material and scenario problem solving.

A Community of Support

Learners and Alums have access to a Learner Support Team with Financial Coaches and Support Managers working with them to gain financial control, achieve financial goals, and design success plans.

Career Advancement for Alumni

Complimentary upskilling opportunities extended to alumni up to two years post graduation to help them match in demand employer hiring profiles and continue their career growth.

Meet Your Instructors

Learn from certified teachers with years of real-world training experience. Our instructors don’t just teach you what you need to know, but how to learn it.

Meet Our Graduates

It feels like I have a purpose. I have grown and changed so much. I tell people what I do, and they can’t believe me! They’re so impressed! I am proud to be one of the many individuals who are changing the face of tech.

Meet Rachel Sokol

How to Be Considered

Meet the Learner Profile Requirements

You may qualify to become a Per Scholas Cybersecurity Learner in New York if you:

  • Live in one of the 5 boroughs of NYC
  • Are aged 18 or older
  • Have a High School diploma, equivalent, or higher
  • Are authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Can read, write and speak in English
  • Can attend classes full-time for the entire duration of the course
  • Are able to start a full-time job after course completion
  • Are ready to make an important commitment to building your future
  • Meet the pre-training income policy guidelines

*Women, youth, unemployed, underemployed and U.S. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply

Complete the Multi-Step Admissions Process

1. Submit an Eligibility Form

2. Admissions Overview: Once you submit an Eligibility Form, you’ll be directed to our Admissions Overview registration page. During this virtual webinar, you’ll learn more about our admissions process and next steps.

3. Assessments: Each training requires either an academic assessment, tech assessment or both. Information will be provided in detail at the Admissions Overview.

4. Interview: Individuals who meet the assessment score requirements will be invited to attend a behavioral interview.

5. Offer Letter and Onboarding: The Admissions team will review assessment scores and interview results and offer seats to eligible candidates. Learners are required to submit Enrollment Documentation as part of Onboarding, including Pre-Work.

Please note, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots.

Submit Enrollment Documentation, Including Pre-Work Information

Get a head start on your course at Per Scholas!

  • Complete required Pre-Work for Software Engineer, AWS re/Start, and Cybersecurity. IT Support and Desktop Support courses offer optional Pre-Work for optimal success. Learn more at
  • Submit required Enrollment Documentation through our secure portal. Learn more at

Required Cybersecurity Pre-Work

Required Courses:

Instructional Resources for AWS re/Start and Cybersecurity Pre-Work:

Before the required deadline, Cybersecurity learners submit their proof of Pre-Work Completion on the:

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of jobs can I get after completing this cybersecurity training?

A wide variety: everything from working in an office supporting other computer users to helping secure a global corporate network or becoming a field technician installing and servicing remote locations. You can also seek a job as a vulnerability tester or a security auditor.

They all fall into the general categories of Cybersecurity analyst and network security technician.

Infrastructure management involves keeping computer systems running smoothly and securely at all times.

Desktop support means helping other people—whether customers or employees—use computer systems and software effectively.

As a security auditor you can ensure companies adhere to strict government and corporate policies governing the protection of private information.

Starting salaries vary greatly, but the average is about $47,000 per year.

Please note for graduates with less than two years of existing tech professional experience, while you’ll be on the path to a cyber analyst position, your first role after the training will generally be an entry-level tech support role in order to get the experience needed to advance into Cyber positions. 

How can the cybersecurity training be free? Are there hidden fees?

Most people who learn about Per Scholas for the first time think: “Too good to be true.” We know it seems that way, but it is true. Our services are provided at no cost to you, using funds we raise from foundations, corporations, government and generous individuals.

The costs you can prepare for include transportation or childcare—expenses that take care of you so you can focus on your studies.

What professional certifications can I earn?

Students will have the opportunity obtain the CompTIA CySA+ Certification.

What if I don’t have a laptop? What are the computer requirements?

Computer requirements are determined by each specific curriculum track. During the onboarding process, we will review each learner’s needs on a case-by-case basis. If you have any concerns about your situation, please elevate to the admissions team during the admissions process.

Will pre-work be required before enrolling in the course?

To ensure learners are prepared with the skills, abilities, and opportunities for success in courses that do not require existing knowledge, Per Scholas requires learners to complete Pre-Work to be eligible for enrollment.

This ensures Cybersecurity learners, with or without previous experience, are best prepared on Day 1 of their course. Our instruction team has also pulled together additional Optional Pre-Work for learners to support your success best. This is not required for enrollment with Per Scholas but is highly recommended due to the fast-paced, rigorous nature of our bootcamp-style training.

Is there a learner pre-training income policy?

Yes, Per Scholas learners must meet the pre-training income policy requirements. View our Learner Pre-Training Income Policy here.

I receive unemployment insurance benefits or other benefits that require me to spend time working or looking for work. Can I still enroll for training?

Depending on the campus and course, Per Scholas training is approved for people receiving unemployment, as well as other benefits that would ordinarily require them to spend time working or looking for work. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, please contact admissions.

I meet other requirements, but I am not a U.S. citizen and haven’t received my work authorization yet. Can I still apply for training?

Unfortunately, we cannot process your application until you have received clearance to work in the U.S. However, if you are experiencing problems, we may be able to refer you to other organizations that may be able to help.

I have child care responsibilities. Can you accommodate me?

We have onsite staff available to help students navigate childcare options. Ask to speak with the Childcare Navigator when you attend an info session.

I have a disability. Can you accommodate me?

We comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please contact [email protected] to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Does Per Scholas have a Non-Discrimination policy?

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.


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