Cybersecurity Bootcamps

Quickly gain skills toward a career in the fast-growing world of IT security

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The Cybersecurity Boootcamps are designed for beginners and no knowledge of IT or cybersecurity is assumed. During these intensive bootcamps you will quickly go from entry-level information technology skills to intermediate cybersecurity skills. 

The camps are aligned with the outcomes in the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications, and there is opportunity to receive free vouchers for the certificate exams.

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This program is supported by the School of Information Technology and the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, and comes with the benefit of access to UC's Career Education Services. The School of Information Technology fosters innovation, research, and exciting co-op experiences. Highly-ranked and accredited, we are dedicated to shaping the newest IT professionals.

In order to learn the material quickly, it is expected that you will spend approximately 30 hours per week watching and reading the instructional material, researching concepts, practicing skills, and working with your group.

The camps are asynchronous meaning you can complete the material on your schedule. However, there are due dates weekly so you need to carve out the 30 hours each week starting on Monday and ending on Sunday. There will be optional synchronous office hours to assist you in your learning and optional synchronous panels with industry professionals, educational leaders, and IT experts.

About the Courses

CompTIA Network+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring and managing networks. Jobs like network field technician and junior network administrator use the skills validated by CompTIA Network+ certification. Companies like Apple, Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ricoh, the United States Department of Defense and Verizon all look for the CompTIA Network+ certification in hiring. 

CompTIA Security+ the industry standard for validating baseline skills needed to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. 

For no-cost tuition, complete the UC IMAP application anytime

(IMAP: Ohio Individual Microcredential Assistance Program)

For next session, please submit the request form below and we'll keep you informed on future class dates.

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  • 4 weeks, 30 hrs/week Online Instruction
  • No cost to Ohio residents once approved. (Non-Ohio residents eligible for a discount.)
  • Support from UC instructors and Teaching Assistants
  • Weekly Virtual Panels
  • Certificate curriculum, plus communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Free voucher for certificate exam, after assessment

Students who earn CompTIA Network + or Security+ Certification and enroll in the UC BSIT Degree can seek Prior Learning Assessment and may earn credit IT-related courses.  

An additional benefit for participation in this certificate training course at the University of Cincinnati is access to our Career Education services through UC's NEXT Apprenticeship Program, available for students who are participating in the no-cost tuition program through UC's IMAP.

UC Certificate Training courses are supported by the state of Ohio

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This course qualifies for the State of Ohio's Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP). IMAP was created to provide opportunities for Ohioans who are low income, partially unemployed, or totally unemployed to participate in a training program and receive a micro-credential.

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Ohio Employers: No matter what industry you work in, technology is having an impact on the future of your business and the nature of your work. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online! Read more.

The 7th TechCred application period opens Monday, January 4, 2021 and closes on January 29 at 3 pm. You can learn more about the program at

Open enrollment

If you are not an Ohio resident or currently a fully-employed resident who would like to participate, you can enroll in this course through open enrollment by registering here for Network+ or Security+.

About Your Instructor

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Daniel Glover

Educator at the Ohio Cyber Range Institute and Adjunct Professor, CECH - School of Information Technology

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Daniel Glover graduated from UC with an M.S. in Information Technology: Cybersecurity in 2018. He has worked in IT for nearly 30 years and is currently employed as an Educator at the Ohio Cyber Range Institute and as an Adjunct Professor at UC.