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Join our free 16-week program to jump-start your career as a Cybersecurity Analyst. You will gain more than 100 hours of training on a cyber range and other industry standard tools.

As part of the Verizon Skill Forward Initiative, Generation USA offers you the opportunity to learn all you need to be successful in a long-term career – from the technical knowledge to the soft skills that will help you achieve your potential. After the program, graduates have the opportunity to explore different learning outcomes like apprenticeships, internships, continuing education, or full-time employment.

This program is part of our Training Accelerator programs. Learn more about the admissions process and support benefits here.


16 Weeks

Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM PT

Course Level

This program is designed for beginners.

What does a Cybersecurity Analyst Do?

As part of a team, a Cybersecurity Analyst monitors SIEM alerts, and manages and configures security monitoring tools. As a Cybersecurity Analyst, you provide proactive defense of a company’s digital and technology solutions against cyber security threats. You work closely with departments across the organization to ensure threats and vulnerabilities are remediated effectively.

Skills You'll Earn

In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We’ll help you learn how to:

Behavioral Skills


You communicate with your team, ask for help when you need it, and offer them support.

Problem Solving

You apply logical thinking and look for alternative solutions to problems at work.

Orientation to Detail

You notice the smallest parts of a task or situation so that you can complete a job that you are assigned with complete accuracy.

Time Management

You are able to complete all tasks on time and prioritize urgent and important tasks.


Growth Mindset

You believe you can learn and improve over time with practice.


You do not give up in the face of challenges or after you have made a mistake.

Personal Responsibility

You take ownership over your work and decisions. You work hard, keep commitments, and don’t make excuses.

Future Orientation

You set goals for the future, understand how your actions will help you achieve them, and frequently check your progress.

What You'll Learn

IT Fundamentals

In this section, you will be introduced to:

  • Scriptings
  • Intro to Linux
  • User Security
  • Threat Analysis
  • Protecting Infrastructure
  • Intro to Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  • Git and GitHub


In this section, you will learn about:

  • Linux
  • Shell Scripting
  • Securing Files
  • Containers
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Networking
  • Cloud Networking
  • Databases
  • Infrastructure as Code and Automation
  • Cloud Engineering Practicum

Introduction to Cybersecurity

In this section, you will be introduced to the Cybersecurity Tier 1 Analyst role and learn:

  • Incident Response Procedures
  • Log Analysis
  • Threat Analysis
  • SIEM Reports
  • Network Monitoring
  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Research Skills
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework

How You'll Learn the Material

Online Instruction

Introduction to new topics will be covered by instructors and teaching assistants. They will cover topics through a combination of lecture and live training.

Mentored Exercises

Apply your understanding of these new topics by doing, but don't worry, you'll have access to instructors and teaching assistants if/when you need guidance. On average, 75% of Generation programs are practice vs. instruction.

Real-World Experience

What good is all this knowledge if you can't apply it? By the end of this program, you will gained more than 100 hours of training on a cyber range and other industry standard tools.

Materials to Keep Going

Whether you continue your journey with self-study, or take the next steps to pursue a career in cybersecurity, we'll give you personalized guidance on how to continue after the end of the program.

Instructional Day at a Glance

Schedule Overview

You will participate in several different types of instructional sessions throughout your program that are tailored to help you succeed in work and in life.

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Admissions Process

  1. 1

    Eligibility Questionnaire

    Begin by completing a questionnaire that will determine if you are eligible.

  2. 2


    Apply for the program you are eligible for and complete all steps.

  3. 3


    Complete applicable assessments. The assessments included Digital Literacy, Basic Literacy, and Logic.

    Sample Questions

  4. 4


    You'll be redirected to a 3rd party platform, HireVue, to complete a video interview. The interview helps us get to know you a bit more and allows you to tell us the things your application doesn't say.

  5. 5

    Admissions Review

    Your complete application, assessments, and interview will be reviewed by an admissions counselor who will determine your eligibility. Next, complete the support questionnaire. This helps us better understand specific needs.

  6. 6

    Admissions Decision

    You will be notified via email once a decision has been made regarding your admission and next steps.


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What is required?

  • Be 18 years or older at the start of the program
  • Verbal/written English proficiency
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Live within 100 miles of Sacramento, CA (proof of address required)
  • Special Consideration given to residents of the Sacramento Promise Zone
  • Ability to pass a background check for employment
  • Available M-F, 9AM-5PM local time for in-class hours
  • If planning to pursue employment then the applicant must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Check your personal computer's specifications here
  • Technology assistance is available to students who qualify.

Questions? Reach Out!

The Generation Admissions and Enrollment team look forward to hearing from you and sharing how Generation can help you reach your goals.