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HackEd was founded to address a lack of accessible hands-on-keyboard training in the cybersecurity industry.  Our curriculum development is led by Peter Kim, author of The Hacker Playbook, and our courses are taught by industry practitioners who are excited to teach you the technical skills that employers value.

 

HackEd is based in Arlington, Virginia, and is the only state-certified hands-on-keyboard cybersecurity training provider inside the Washington, DC beltway.  Join us in class this Spring over our cloud-based platform, HackEdLabs.

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UPCOMING COURSES

  •  Introduction to PentestingLive Online or
    Self-Paced Online
     April REGISTER NOW LEARN MORE

  •  Web Application HackingLive Online or
    Self-Paced Online
     May REGISTER NOW LEARN MORE

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  •  Real World Red TeamingLive Online or
    Self-Paced Online
     June REGISTER NOW LEARN MORE

ABOUT HACKED

HackEd was founded to address a lack of accessible hands-on-keyboard training in the cybersecurity industry.  We hear from professionals and students around the country.

Here are a few quotes:

 

  • “I just finished a security course, but I never got to work on a network.”
  • “I completed a cybersecurity degree, but we never touched a keyboard.”
  • And this one: “My professor sent me to youtube to learn hacking skills.”

 

Developing the tangible skills employers are looking for isn’t easy or intuitive.  You can be self-taught, but there is no instructor to help you when you get stuck.  Most university programs are policy-oriented and do not provide a lab where students can

work.  Nearly all certifications in the cybersecurity industry are still taught by the book and to the test, and do not require or facilitate any hands-on-keyboard work.  There are some great hands-on-keyboard courses, but these are often $5,000 or more per week.

We are committed to making quality hands-on-keyboard education accessible.

 

There are no shortcuts to picking up these skills.  Instructors, professionals and students all have to be prepared to put in the time.

Join us, and let’s put in the time together.

UPCOMING COURSES

Work with your peers in a stimulating environment                 in-person, and online.

Sharpen and grow your professional network.

Learn from industry professionals and develop a comprehensive view of the cybersecurity field.

Enhance your technical skills and reach professional development milestones.

Collaborate with other professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

OUR PROGRAM

Our curriculum is developed by Bud Roth, Daniel Ross, Tobias Mccurry, and Peter Kim, author of “The Hacker Playbook” series.  Our lectures and written material are paired with a series of real-world labs on our virtual corporate network, HackEdLabs, to help you develop the skills employers need.  Employers understand the value of certifications, but only if they’re backed by real skills.

 

HackEd provides you hands-on-keyboard training that is developed and delivered by industry practitioners.  Our instructors understand the day-to-day requirements of security roles and are eager to share their knowledge and experiences with each class.  During the program, you are encouraged to write your own tools, contribute to your Github repository, and participate in different bug bounty programs.  Upon successful completion of the three courses, you will earn the HackEd Certified Red Teamer Level 1 certificate.  We will also provide you with a roadmap of additional subjects to study to pass your CEH, GPEN, and OSCP.

 

This is not a series of online videos.  This is not a comfortable academic program.  This is not a course on cybersecurity policy.  If you’re looking for an immersive experience where you will develop tangible skills that will make you better at your job and more employable, this is it.

WHY HACKED?

Learn in a hassle-free and

accessible learning environment

Our HackEdLabs learning platform comes provisioned and pre-configured for ease of use, and is accessible from anywhere, 24/7. It is an essential complement to the Live lectures and you will use it throughout the course.

Stay within budget

and cancel anytime

HackEd courses are competitively priced and payment plans are available.

We're confident in our program and extend a generous cancellation/refund policy.

Earn a skills-based certification

Earning a certification from HackEd tells employers you have developed tangible skills and know how to apply them on the job

Learn with a recognized program

HackEd is the only state-certified hands-on-keyboard cybersecurity training provider inside the Beltway.  HackEd also leads regional workforce development engagements.

Learn original content

This isn’t the same certification course everyone is teaching.  Our creative material is proprietary and you’ll only find it at HackEd.  The content is engaging and fun. And if you loved Peter's Hacker Playbook Series, you're going to enjoy the course.

Join our community

Join a group of lifelong learners in the DC area and beyond.  Stay in touch with your peers on our alumni Slack channel, and join our greater community at our events, Meetups, and CTFs.

Study in a great location

Arlington VA is centrally located in the DC metro area, which has the largest concentration of cybersecurity expertise in the country, according to the National Institutes for Standards and Technology.

Leverage our connections to industry

Over 130 local and national employer partners have signed up to consider candidates from HackEd, and if you do well in the course, we’re happy to make introductions.

It is free for employers to hire from the Program.

UPCOMING COURSES

Put your skills to the test

At the conclusion of three courses, you will gain six-month access to our online CTF where you will put your new skills to the test and compete against peers in a safe and legal environment.

INDUSTRY COMPARISON

Course Name

Course

Price

Instruction Hours

Labs

Employer

Database

Exam

Price

HackEd Certified Red Teamer 1

$2,750

72

24/7

$0

GPEN

$6,210

48

In-class only

X

$999

Certified Ethical Hacker

$3,250

40

X

X

$500

UPCOMING COURSES

  •  Introduction to PentestingLive Online or
    Self-Paced Online
     April REGISTER NOW LEARN MORE

  •  Web Application HackingLive Online or
    Self-Paced Online
     May REGISTER NOW LEARN MORE

    download

  •  Real World Red TeamingLive Online or
    Self-Paced Online
     June REGISTER NOW LEARN MORE

FAQs

  • Where is the program taught?

    HackEd’s courses are taught live through our lecture portal and are also recorded for self-paced learning.  Many of our local events and CTFs are held at 1776, a modern office space overlooking the Potomac River in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia.   There is free parking in the building after 4 and on weekends.

    Check out 1776 at  www.1776.vc

  • I don’t live in the DC area.  Can I still participate? What is the remote option like?

    Certainly.  HackEd’s courses are taught live through our lecture portal and are also recorded for self-paced learning.  During the course, you’ll be Live with us in two places: through our online learning portal, with audio, video, and chat rooms and also in HackEdLabs, our virtual lab, where you’ll perform the hands-on-keyboard work.

     

    In advance of each course, you’ll receive pre-study resources and the course materials so that you are ready on Day 1.  You will also be invited to conduct an orientation session to ensure you are connecting correctly to our infrastructure.  You’ll also be assigned to a small study group with your peers, who you will get to know and rely on throughout the course.  You’ll have access to instructors and teaching assistants during weekly office hours and through the HackEd course Slack channel.  You will continue to have access to your peers through the Slack channel after the course ends.

  • What kind of materials will I receive?

    In addition to the virtual lab access and online learning portal for the Live and recorded lectures, each HackEd course comes with its own set of printed materials. You will receive these in advance in the mail.  You’ll also receive a HackEd t-shirt!

  • Why Arlington, Virginia?

    The DC area is home to more cybersecurity talent and resources than any other metropolitan area in the world.

  • Am I a good fit for the program? What kind of technical experience is helpful?

    If you have an understanding of how the internet works and TCP/IP, you’ll be in good shape.  IT experience, knowledge of Linux and some experience with scripting are also helpful.  After registering, you’ll speak with an instructor to get a sense for your technical background and to make sure you’re heading into the right class.

  • How much are the courses? Do you offer payment plans?  Discounts?

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Tuition for the full program + certificate + CTF is $2750, payable in full (or three payments of $950).  Individual courses are $1,250, payable in full.  We offer a 10% discount to veterans, students, government employees and members of the armed services and their spouses.

    We offer a generous refund policy.  Please refer to the course descriptions above.

  • Will HackEd help me get a job in the cybersecurity industry?

    HackEd is not a job placement agency, but we do have significant ties to the security industry.  At the conclusion of the course, we offer a cybersecurity career workshop, mock interviews with industry practitioners, and inclusion in our resume book, which is shared with our 130+ employer partners.  If your company is hiring, consider recruiting from HackEd.  There are no fees to hire from the program.

  • What about certifications?

    Employers value certifications, but they are concerned that many certified professionals do not have real-world hands-on-keyboard experience.  Most employers value a combination of real-world experience and traditional certifications.  Many students are also frustrated that most certifications are book-oriented and do not provide a lab environment for practicing new techniques.  Upon successful completion of our  program, you will earn the HackEd certified Red Teamer Level 1 Certificate, and you will receive a roadmap of subjects to study to earn your CEH, GPEN, and OSCP certifications.

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