A cityscape is covered in neon blue and red lights to look futuristic.
A cityscape is covered in neon blue and red lights to look futuristic.
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Hello all! This post I want to talk about the Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program I just finished.

Two men and a woman are sitting together, each working on a different laptop.
Two men and a woman are sitting together, each working on a different laptop.
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It’s been a while since my last post, and I’ve been very busy! Over the past 7 months I’ve been taking part in the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, an intensive training program where I earned 2 SANS certificates (both my GSEC and my GCIH).

Through bootcamp-style training and hundreds of hours of self-study, I learned a great deal about the core areas of security (detection, response, prevention), incident handling, port scanning, cybersecurity tools, and countless other things.

It’s been a pretty long journey. I’ve had a few people ask me about the application process, so I wanted to share my experience to give people a better idea. …


A group of graduates in silhouette throw their graduation caps in the air.
A group of graduates in silhouette throw their graduation caps in the air.
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Hello all! This week I want to talk about the job hunt, graduating, coding, and freelance work.

1 I should mention that I graduated from my bootcamp a few weeks ago. The course was 12 weeks and it was simultaneously really long - and really short somehow.

I definitely miss it; I had a very good routine of getting up early, riding the subway downtown, studying, working hard, and going to bed exhausted. Now, the hard part...

2 Probably the most difficult task for any student is finding work*. Searching LinkedIn, Indeed, and ZipRecruiter for postings is easy; but it’s hard to find one that I’m technically qualified for! …


Person coding with MacBook Pro.
Person coding with MacBook Pro.
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Hello all! This week I want to talk about my coding bootcamp experience so far. It’s been really cool! :D

1 We’re in week 9 of 12 and I feel like I’ve learned a lot. The time is really going by quickly; it’s hard to believe it’s almost over.

I tried my best to prepare myself beforehand, but I don’t think I realised how fast the pace would be. Every weekday we have at least 2 to 3 assignments due, so that’s over 100 assignments by now. (Some are short, some take a lot longer.)

I’m in a class of 10 students, and it’s a very positive environment. Everyone is here because they want to be here, to learn and improve. A few classmates are brand-new to coding, and a few have a lot of experience with coding and advanced concepts. It’s easy to ask each other for help, it’s really nice. …

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I’m a Full-Stack Web Developer looking for work!

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