Admissions

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At any time, our online application can be completed to begin the admissions process. The application only takes a few minutes and is reviewed within 1-3 business days. After applying online, our admissions advisor will reach out to set up a meeting if the potential student has not yet met with an admissions advisor.

Schedule a Meeting

We encourage all prospective students to schedule a discovery meeting with one of our admissions advisors. This initial meeting is a one-on-one at our campus in Fishers, Indiana, or it can be done over the phone. The meeting will allow our admissions team to get to know the potential student and ensure the best course options are presented to meet the individual’s needs and career goals. Our advisors will give a quick tour and also cover all financial and scholarship options in the meeting.

Secure Your Seat

Once students have successfully passed our admissions assessment and have met our acceptance criteria, they will need to secure a class spot with a non-refundable tuition deposit ($250 for coding and $500 for cybersecurity). We encourage the deposit be collected soon after acceptance so that a space in the class is guaranteed. At this time, the financial agreement will also be completed with the admissions advisors.

Pre-Work

It is strongly recommended that all students attend our FREE Introduction to Coding course. This one-day course is currently offered twice a month and provides a hands-on experience as to what a student might expect in our immersive coding bootcamps. In addition, accepted students are required to complete pre-work before the first day of an immersive coding course. This includes HTML and CSS fundamentals, a light overview of language basics, and is between 15-20 hours of pre-work.


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How old do I need to be to attend Eleven Fifty Academy?

To attend Eleven Fifty Academy’s bootcamps, students must be at least 18 years of age. However, there is not an age requirement to attend our Free Intro classes.

What is the average salary of an entry-level Cybersecurity Analyst?

The average salary of an entry-level cybersecurity analyst is around $65k, but factors such a location can play a part in salary as well. Many experienced cybersecurity analysts make well into six figures.

What are job positions I might get after I graduate from Eleven Fifty’s Cybersecurity Immersive course?

Job positions targeted for this course could be an information security analyst, a SOC analyst, incident response analyst, or working on a red team (penetration testing) for the offensive security side of things.

What certifications do I get in the 14-week Cybersecurity Immersive course?

You will receive two globally recognized certifications: CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

You will also receive a security analyst certificate for completing training on the cyber range as well as a graduation Red Badge from Eleven Fifty Academy.

Do I need to bring my own computer to the cybersecurity course?

No, a personal computer is not required for this course. All equipment will be provided.

What exactly is a cyber range?

The Eleven Fifty Academy cyber range gives you the opportunity to put your basic security knowledge developed in the first stage of courses and put it to use. This range gives you hands on experiences conducting, preventing, identifying, and stopping cyberattacks in a real computer environment.

Does the cybersecurity course require any coding experience?

No, students are not required to have any coding experience. However, any technical knowledge that students enter the class with will certainly give a leg up during the bootcamp.

When are my classes? Is lunch provided?

For our 12 week immersive program, classes are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast before arriving.

Lunch is served each day you are with us. Please email us at learning@elevenfity.org if there are any dietary requirements or special food considerations and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

For our 24 week part-time program, classes are held onsite on Monday and Wednesday evenings and on Saturdays. There will be office/virtual hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays in case you are in need of help for your assignments.

How much homework can I expect?

With the acceleration of the program, spending time in the evening revisiting, reviewing, and writing code is expected. While this time can vary per student and skill level, the consensus from former students is, on average, 2 hours a night and 5-10 hours on the weekend.

What material should I study to best prepare for the class?

We, at Eleven Fifty Academy, are focused on maximizing your learning experience while you are with us. This means there might be times where you need to do a bit of preparation. And, other times, being well-rested is the best preparation possible. For each specific class or workshop, check the course description for any prerequisites for your class.

Joining us for a 12 or 24-week immersive program? You will receive preparation work when you enroll. This preparation work is due at Orientation, which is approximately 1 week prior to the start of a class.

In the meanwhile, here are some of our favorite online coding resources to check out:
freecodecamp.com
codecademy.com

Why do you offer Python, Web Development, and Software Development programs?

Based on feedback from our employer partners, these are the languages that are most in demand for entry-level coding positions. We work hard to make sure you are getting relevant skills that lead to employment. We frequently gauge the needs of the industry and adjust our courses and curriculum accordingly.

How do I know if I am progressing as needed when in the program?

During the program, there are “gates” to help calibrate your success in the program: Gold, Blue, and Red Badges. To earn a badge, there is an assessment and grading rubric that is used to determine if the student has met the expectations. Each grading rubric measures whiteboard coding (problem-solving logic thinking), mini-projects (application skills), written assessment (knowledge), and project work presentation. The complexity of each rubric and assessment increases as you progress through the program.

What equipment will I need for my class?

For our immersive programs, preparing your laptop is one of the best ways to prepare for class. In order to arm you for success, below are our minimum requirement for your laptop. Given that you will need your laptop for class work and in the evenings for homework, you will need a laptop rather than a desktop. It is also recommended by our previous students that a mouse and mouse pad are valuable (though not required) as well.

If you have a Windows laptop, here is what you will need to be successful:

  • At least 4 gigs of RAM
  • At least 250 gig of hard drive space
  • Intel i5 or greater/ AMD a10-7800 or greater
  • Windows Version 10 or newer
  • Latest Firefox or Chrome web browser
  • You will also want to clean-off unneeded files and defragment your hard drives before class to maximize your laptop performance during class.

If you have a Mac computer, here is what you will need to be successful:

  • 2011 MacBooks or newer
  • At least 80 gig hard drive of space
  • Latest MacOSx
  • Latest Firefox or Chrome web browser (no Safari)
  • You will also want to clean-off unneeded files before class to maximize your laptop performance during class.

If you have a question or concern about your laptop, feel free to reach out to learning@elevenfifty.org and one of our instructional staff members will help out!

How is the curriculum determined for my class?

On a quarterly basis, we review our curriculum with our employer partners and advisory board. Our curriculum is crafted to align with the exact talent needed in the local tech community.

Does Eleven Fifty Academy offer night or part-time classes?

Yes! We offer part-time programs. The program is held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our part-time programs last a total of 24 weeks.

What certification will I have after completing Eleven Fifty Academy?

We teach open-source language stacks in our courses. There are no nationally recognized certifications that guarantee you are certified as a software developer. In this industry, the work you produce and the skills you exhibit set you up for job opportunities. Employers are looking for people who can produce work and after completing your course at Eleven Fifty you will have a portfolio full of work to show potential employers.

What is the classroom experience like?

We take great pride in creating a learning experience that is focused on you. We have standing desks, ergonomic chairs, whiteboard desktops,  and employer-reviewed curriculum.

Days are typically started off with review of the previous days’ material. Later, hands-on challenges are done to further reiterate those materials. Days usually end with time to work on projects and more review.

What are the qualifications and expertise of the current instructors?

Our instructors at Eleven Fifty Academy are a combination of full-time staff and contract experts from the field. All of our instructors have a mix of experience, certifications, and pedagogue training in their area(s) of expertise.

Is coding experience required to attend bootcamps?

While no coding experience is required for our immersive learning programs, we will gauge your typing and basic computer skills as well as logic and problem-solving aptitude to make sure you have what you need to be successful in the classroom and beyond your time at Eleven Fifty Academy.

How do I qualify for a class?

Entry into our immersive coding and cybersecurity programs is application-based. We consider your typing and basic computer skills as well as your logic and problem-solving aptitude as part of qualifications for the program.