Show Up Show Out Security has teamed up with the Meritize platform* to offer our student’s a unique financing option for the Mentorship Programs. Meritize works with students, educators, and employers to help people excel in skills-based careers.
Meritize knows you are more than your credit score, and that is why they look at your past achievements to potentially enhance your loan options.
A few reasons why the Meritize Platform is a great option for students include:
· Fixed and variable interest rates available** Flexible payment options, including deferring full principal and interest payments until 3 months after you complete your training
· Customer support available 6 days a week
· 0.25% interest rate deduction if you sign up for autopay***
Checking your loan options with Meritize has never been easier. You can fill out a short application to check your loan options without impacting your credit score.
If loan options are available to you, Meritize will request your merit information to finalize your application. This could be in the form of:
· Academic Experience (Official or unofficial transcript or HSE certification)
· Military Experience (DD214)
*Show Up Show Out Security does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. ("Meritize") or the Meritize platform.
Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IN, ME, NV, SD, VT, WI, PR. All rights reserved.
**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.
* Variable rates are subject to change.
What is the duration of the program? The program is designed to be completed in 16 weeks on a full-time basis or 32 weeks on a part-time basis. The program is flexible and can be adjusted according to your schedule and pace.
What roles in cybersecurity will I be prepared for? Our various programs prepare you for various roles in the cybersecurity field, including Cybersecurity Analyst, Penetration Tester, Cybersecurity Engineer, IT Security Specialist, Network Security Engineer, Security Consultant, and more. The exact role will depend on your interests, prior experience, and career aspirations.
What forms of payment do you accept? You can purchase the CMTP mentorship or masterclasses with any major credit card. We offer various payment options for the mentorship, including upfront payments and installment plans, to make the program as accessible as possible.
How does your program prepare me for the cybersecurity industry? Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning and real-world projects, ensuring that you are job-ready upon graduation. Additionally, the program prepares you for key industry certifications, further enhancing your employability in the market.
What happens after I complete the program? Post-completion, you will have access to leverage our career services support for assistance with job search strategies, job placement assistance, resume reviews, and mock interviews.
What certifications will I obtain? While our program is not directly tied to specific certifications, it is designed to prepare you for various industry-recognized certifications. These include CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). You would need to take the certification exams through the respective certifying bodies.
How long will it take for me to find a job? The time it takes to find a job can vary greatly and depends on factors such as the job market, your efforts in applying and networking, and your adaptability in interviews. Our career services support will assist you with job search strategies, resume reviews, and mock interviews to improve your employability.
Will I be charged sales tax? Yes. We will apply state and local sales tax based on your billing address.
What is your cancellation policy? If you cancel your plan before the next renewal cycle, you will retain access to paid features until the end of your subscription period. When your subscription expires, you will lose access to paid features and all data associated with those features.
Is my data safe and secure? We follow industry-standard best practices to protect your information. We do not store your credit card information. We regularly back up your data to prevent data loss and aid in recovery to better protect your information.
What kind of support will I receive throughout the mentorship program? Each student is assigned a mentor who is an experienced cybersecurity professional. They will provide guidance, feedback, and support throughout your learning journey. Every student of any of our mentorship programs will be able to meet with their assigned mentor to get technical and career coaching on a weekly basis.
Do I need any prior experience or knowledge in cybersecurity to join any of the programs? No prior experience or knowledge, in cybersecurity is necessary to join our fundamentals program. The cybersecurity fundamentals curriculum is designed to cater to individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience. We have different programs geared towards different domains of cybersecurity. The niche advanced programs require previous experience.
How much time should I expect to dedicate to the program each week? On average, you can expect to dedicate quite a few hours per week to the program. This includes time for studying, working on assignments, and interacting with your mentor.
Can I keep my job while I study? Absolutely. Our program is designed to accommodate working professionals. The flexible online format allows you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.
What is the job market like for cybersecurity professionals? Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field with a high demand for skilled professionals. Our program is designed to prepare you for a career that aligns with your interests and strengths in this exciting industry.
Do I get a certificate upon completing the program? Yes, upon successfully completing any of our programs, you will receive a certificate to showcase the skills and experience learned.
How long does it take to get certified? The time it takes to get certified varies depending on the specific certification. Some can be achieved in a few weeks of intensive study, while others may take several months. It's important to note that while our program prepares you for these certifications, passing the certification exams will depend on self-study and preparation.
Can you tell me more about the entrepreneurship coaching? Absolutely, the entrepreneurship coaching is a part of our program for those interested in starting their own business in cybersecurity. You'll receive guidance on how to develop your business model, understand the market, identify your target audience, create a marketing strategy, and handle the financial aspects. This coaching aims to provide you with the tools and skills necessary to successfully launch your own cybersecurity enterprise.