Classes begin quarterly
Learn Cybersecurity in 24 Weeks
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*, cybersecurity jobs are among the fastest-growing careers nationally, with a 31% projected growth rate through 2029, compared to the 4% national average for other occupations.
The 24-week Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time online program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security.
Through University of Denver Cybersecurity Boot Camp you will:
- Get live instructor support
- Become job ready in 24 weeks
- Learn in-demand skills and technologies
- Receive career planning support
Throughout the course, you will gain experience with a host of popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, Nessus, and more. In addition, you will learn skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, Cloud+, and certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which can enhance employability in today’s job market. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for conveying the severity of risks facing an organization’s security posture.
Get Program Info
Is This Program Right For You?
The Cybersecurity Boot Camp is for anyone who needs to know how to keep data safe from prying eyes. Enrolling can help you achieve your goals if any of the following apply to you:
- You are currently a technical professional, such as a web developer, network administrator, or help desk technician, who wants to better understand how to keep data secure.
- You are a manager in a company whose revenue depends on the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of client data.
- You are a manager dedicated to managing growing cyber risks to your organization.
- You are looking to move into cybersecurity from an already technical field, such as systems administration.
- You are a tech enthusiast looking to get your foot in the door in the world of networking and security.
What Our Students Are Saying
“This program completely changed my life! Now I have unlimited potential and am finally making a living wage!”
— Kristina Kocsan, Part-Time Cybersecurity Boot Camp
“…entering the Cybersecurity Boot Camp has been my best decision made in my life moving forward with my life’s journey.”
— Jeremy Eicksteadt, Part-Time Cybersecurity Boot Camp
Building on the Basics
Achieving your goals in cybersecurity requires not only deep security knowledge but also experience with specialized applications.
Our curriculum is designed to provide you both the skills you need in the cybersecurity industry and ample experience applying that knowledge to real-world problems. Throughout the program, you will learn tools and technologies vetted by current practitioners, and learn skills applicable to certifications expected of all serious security professionals.
The Skills You’ll Gain
You will complete the program with skills in Cybersecurity and Networking, including*:
- Packet Analysis
- Windows and Linux Administration Techniques
- Windows and Linux Hardening
- Secure Network Design and Architecture
- Risk Management
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Identity and Access Management
- Cloud Security
Ethical Hacking and Penetration
- Kali Linux
- Burp Suite
- Web Vulnerabilities and Security
- Digital Forensics Methods
- Penetration Testing
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Security Operations and Analytics
Programming and Scripting
- Python Programming
- PowerShell Scripting
As part of our cybersecurity boot camp, we will provide you with two weeks of certification test prep for the Security+ and CEH exams and one year access to CompTIA’s CertMaster online test prep platform for the Security+ exam, the industry’s most in-demand entry level general cybersecurity certification.
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.
The Jobs You’ll Be Able to Perform
Those who complete the Cybersecurity Boot Camp will learn critical skills relevant to the following careers:
Typically a military position, this relatively new role helps protect computer networks from the rising threat of cyberattacks. Individuals in this role perform specialized computer network defense duties, including infrastructure support, incident response, auditing and managing.
Utilizes various software to increase and strengthen the security of digital data through identifying weaknesses in networks’ security systems, patching or responding to issues, implementing threat protection measures and creating contingency plans.
Performs assessments of systems and networks within a computer network and identifies where security weaknesses or policy, regulation, and compliance breaches may exist.
Preemptively combats cyber breaches, while improving response and reporting capabilities. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance to restore full operational capacity.
Protects data and servers in a designated computer network. Sets up firewalls and anti-virus protection, adds passwords to servers, and implements restrictions on user access and activity to ensure security of the network.
Conducts analysis and develops the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security.
Establishes and satisfies security requirements based upon the analysis of the organization’s policies, regulations, and resource demands. Manages risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information.
Works within local, state, national, and international law enforcement agencies, as well as within personal investigation firms, to gather, analyze, and investigate digital data and computer evidence.
Prevents escalation of severe security threats, provides reports to the organization’s security and leadership teams, utilizes tools to minimize the effects of a security breach, and performs analysis to ensure the recovery of the organization’s computer network.
The first-responders to cybersecurity breaches. Monitors and fights cyber threats to an organization’s IT infrastructure, as well as assesses security systems and measures for weaknesses and opportunity for improvements.
Real World Projects You’ll Work On
By the time you complete the Cybersecurity Boot Camp, you will be able to do:
- Network Analysis & Troubleshooting: Monitor the packets being transmitted over a network to gain insight into problems such as dropped packets and explore other patterns apparent only at the packet-level.
- Network Security Monitoring & Logging: Analyze log data, identify and characterize intrusion evident from the data, and perform incident response.
- Attacking a Web Application: Explore, attack, and profile a vulnerable website with tools like Burp Suite. Then, summarize the site’s vulnerabilities with policy recommendations.
- Cracking & Securing Password-Protected Data: Gain experience with password cracking strategies, and write a report suggesting technical, governance, and UX policies effective for minimizing vulnerability to such attacks.
- Penetration Testing: Examine pre-made systems for vulnerabilities using tools like Metasploit. Develop recommendations for mitigating any vulnerabilities that may have been uncovered during the pen test.
- Digital Forensics: Using one or more common tools such as FTK, Sleuthkit, Kali Linux, Volatility, SNORT, describe the steps in performing digital forensics from the initial recognition of an incident through the steps of evidence gathering, preservation and analysis.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you do not need to be a University of Denver student to enroll in University of Denver Cybersecurity Boot Camp. The program is offered through University of Denver’s University College.
No previous experience is required. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for the Cybersecurity Boot Camp.
The part-time cybersecurity program is 6 months (24 weeks) long.
If you’re interested in working hard over the course of 24 weeks to gain hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity, then University of Denver Cybersecurity Boot Camp could be for you. Cybersecurity boot camps equip students with the most in-demand skills that are immediately transferable to the working world. Employers are increasingly turning to boot camp students as a reliable source of talent, and the vast majority that have hired a boot camp learner would do so again.
Yes! The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts cybersecurity jobs will grow 31% from 2019 through 2029, over seven times faster than the national average job growth of 4%. As cybercriminals become more innovative and opportunistic, more and more companies will depend on cybersecurity professionals to keep their networks, data, and customers safe. According to The Center for Strategic and International Studies, the global cybersecurity workforce shortage has been projected to reach upwards of 1.8 million unfilled positions by 2022.
Learning cybersecurity requires hard work, dedication, and patience. University of Denver Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a rigorous program designed to train you in the most in-demand cyber skills and prepare you to be employer competitive within 24 weeks. You will also have access to your instructional team, Student Success Manager, Career Director, and Profile Coach to provide assistance and support throughout your boot camp journey. Additionally, we provide access to free tutoring upon request.
- 24-week program
- Classes held three weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.