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ALPHA SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAM (ASTP)

United States

Created to shape current talent into cybersecurity specialists of tomorrow.

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PROGRAM FEE — US$0

ASTP is a program designed to develop the next generation of cybersecurity specialists for the USA, and the investment is covered by Red Alpha and our partners.

If selected, you will need to sign an agreement committing you to complete the intensive bootcamp and work with our partner organizations for three years following graduation.

A FULL-TIME PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES:

LEVEL 1 - IMMERSIVE FULL-TIME BOOTCAMP

6 Months

  • Intensive and practical training

  • 1:6 Tutor-Trainee ratio for individualised instruction

  • Access to career sessions and mentorship with industry partners and experts

  • Monthly study allowance to assist with your studies

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LEVEL 2 - REAL-WORLD TRAINING & INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

3 Years

  • Full-time positions with partner organizations to obtain practical experience

  • Monthly salary to support your expenses

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LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED SKILL DEVELOPMENT

1 Week for Every 6 Months during Level 2 Training

  • Level up skillsets

CORE CURRICULUM

  • Real-world training labs and hands-on lessons that provide practical skills to defend against complex cyber threats and address actual cybersecurity incidents

  • Personalised curriculum that caters to the strengths, interests, and career goals of each trainee

  • In-person training at the Red Alpha office on weekdays

Subjects to be covered are:

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PROGRAMMING

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OPERATING SYSTEMS
(OS) INTERNALS

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SOFTWARE SECURITY

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NETWORK SECURITY
& ANALYSIS

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CLOUD & DEVOPS
SECURITY

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INCIDENT RESPONSE

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THREAT HUNTING

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DIGITAL FORENSIC

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MALWARE ANALYSIS &
REVERSE ENGINEERING

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OFFENSIVE SECURITY, RED TEAM OPERATIONS & PENTESTING

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DESIGN THINKING & DEVELOPMENT

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COMMUNICATIONS &
STRATEGIC REPORTING

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

You will receive Level 1 training through ASTP and work at Level 2 as either a:

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CYBERSECURITY
SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST

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CYBERSECURITY ANALYSTS, INCIDENT RESPONSE &THREAT INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST

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OFFENSIVE SECURITY,RED TEAM & PENTEST SPECIALIST

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CYBERSECURITY
ARCHITECT

HOW TO APPLY

Ace our 4-stage assessment application process.

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STEP 1

SUBMIT APPLICATION
FORM

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STEP 2

COMPLETE ONLINE
CHALLENGE

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STEP 3

APTITUDE ASSESSMENT
TESTS

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STEP 4

INTERVIEW

TRAINEE TESTIMONIAL

For someone with no IT background to reach this level of proficiency after going through ASTP, it speaks volumes about the quality of training ASTP is providing. And we are certainly grateful to have gone through it.

Ying Ru (ASTP Cohort 2)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

WHO CAN APPLY FOR ASTP?

College (or equivalent) graduates and mid-careerists are eligible.

MUST I HAVE A CYBERSECURITY BACKGROUND TO APPLY FOR ASTP?

While a cybersecurity background is not essential to excel in ASTP, you must have an aptitude and passion for cybersecurity.

HOW WILL THE LEVEL 1 BOOTCAMP TRAINING BE CONDUCTED?

It will be conducted face-to-face on weekdays 9am to 6pm at the Red Alpha training center.

IS ASTP A TRAINEESHIP OR A FULL-TIME JOB?

ASTP is a full-time employment position. Trainees will have to first complete a 6-month full-time bootcamp training during which they will receive a monthly study allowance. This is followed by a 3-year full-time position in a Red Alpha partner organization during which they will receive a monthly salary that commensurates with their job roles, skills and experience.

WHEN DOES THE NEXT ASTP COHORT START?

The next cohort is planned to start in January 2024.

ARE FOREIGNERS ELIGIBLE?

Currently, we are only accepting applications from US citizens and Permanent Residents for ASTP.

- US $66,000 — 4-month bootcamp with curriculum catered to individual’s aptitude; or

- US $78,000 — 4-month bootcamp with curriculum catered to individual’s aptitude and 5 additional 1--week upskilling training every 6 months upon graduation.

Have a question?

ASTP US APPLICATION FORM

Thank you for applying. We will be in touch.

Application Form
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