Online Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Accelerate your cybersecurity career with multiple IT certifications—in a few months.

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Across nearly every industry, cybersecurity skills are in demand to ensure the secure handling of data online and protect it from attacks, among other essential duties. Towson University Continuing & Professional Studies’ Cybersecurity Bootcamp will equip you with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to succeed in IT security and earn today’s most sought-after certifications.

Total Hours: 595-hour course over 6 months (2025 hours a week)

Tuition: $4,299 includes electronic course materials

Location: Online

This course is delivered by our education partners at ed2go.

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Open enrollment. Begin anytime.  Set your own. Must be completed within six months of registration.  Register

More About This Course

  • Get five 1-hour online coaching sessions with your instructor
  • Complete multiple course projects and a final capstone to help you prepare a professional-level portfolio to show prospective employers

The global market for cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow from 217 million in 2021 to $345 million in 2026, according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, which means job opportunities are on the rise. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp will prepare you for in-demand job roles like cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity engineer, penetration tester, vulnerability analyst, and cybercrime investigator.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median yearly salary for information security analysts was $103,590 in 2020—with this profession expected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

What You Will Learn

In our Cybersecurity Bootcamp, you will explore:

  • Key concepts of popular communication protocols, the configuration of routers/switches, and TCP/IP implementation
  • Fundamentals of data security and auditing
  • How to identify, evaluate, and mitigate security risk
  • How malicious hackers attack systems and tactics to thwart online attacks
  • How disparate components connect to form complex networks
  • The role played by cybersecurity analysts and the skills required

Module 1: Hardware and Operating System Fundamentals

Module 2: Networking Fundamentals

Module 3: Security Fundamentals

Module 4: Security Bootcamp – Project A

Module 5: Python Programming – Introduction

Module 6: Security Bootcamp – Project B

Module 7: Ethical Hacking (CEH)

Module 8: Security Bootcamp – Project C

Module 9: Choose a module

  • Option A: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Option B: CompTIA PenTest

Module 10: Capstone Project

Basic knowledge of IT hardware and software is recommended but not required.

This Bootcamp will prepare you to take the following exam(s):

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • Certified Ethical Hacking
  • CompTIA Pentest+

This certification prepares students for multiple certifications but students will actually choose which certification they would like to work towards. 

William Clark has extensive experience in the professional and education
industry. He holds numerous cybersecurity certifications and is a CompTIA
Certified Technical Trainer. He has also worked with many organizations
in senior technical roles and now has his own consulting firm.

Hardware Requirements

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Webcams are strongly recommended.

Software Requirements

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: OS 10.x or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.

Other

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.