January 3, 2021

Needing some advice about moving forward (Incl. Bootcamps, Bug Bounties, etc.)


Hello! I am 21 years old and my hope is to work as an Ethical Hacker, specifically as a Bug Bounty Hunter. I have physical limitations, so I feel slightly stuck when it comes to moving forward in life, my education, and my career, which is a big reason I would like to do Bug Bounties, as it is something I can build up and do from home. I have been self-studying for roughly a year now and feel like I would do better in a paced curriculum on top of self-study.

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I am heavily considering Vanderbilt’s online Cybersecurity Bootcamp (more information at this link: [https://bootcamps.vanderbilt.edu/cybersecurity/](https://bootcamps.vanderbilt.edu/cybersecurity/)). Does anyone have any experience, information, or feedback referring to Cybersecurity Bootcamps? The most helpful would be if anyone has any experience with Vanderbilt’s Bootcamp specifically, but I am open to any feedback.

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To further elaborate about the Bootcamp, the reason I am interested in it is because it lasts for 24 weeks and the last 2 weeks dedicated to preparation for the CEH. At the cost of $11,000, it would be cheaper and more time-efficient to go through a program like this over trying to get a Bachelor’s Degree. Vanderbilt’s Bootcamp also comes with access to their career services and more, which is another reason I was leaning more towards it over others.

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I would like to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity, as well as a Post Bachelorette’s certification in Digital Forensics at some point, but I am not confident in pursuing that in my current situation. I am also aware that you either have to take a course pertaining to the CEH or have two years of experience on the job in order to take the test, neither of which I have at this moment.

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Do Bug Bounties count towards work experience? Would the Cybersecurity Bootcamp be useful to list on a resume, Linkedin profile, etc?

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Any advice, information, resources, etc. would be extremely helpful to me, thank you for taking the time to read this post. I look forward to reading your responses!

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