Cybersecurity Bootcamp

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

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UC's 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 camp aligns with the outcomes in the CompTIA Security+ certifications, and includes critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Upon successful completion, you will receive free vouchers for the certificate exam.

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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.

About the Bootcamp

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  • Bootcamps span 4 weeks, 30 hours per week online instruction
  • Support from UC instructors and Teaching Assistants
  • Weekly Virtual Panels
  • Certificate curriculum, plus communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Free voucher for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam (SYO-601)

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

The Security+ bootcamp is an intensive course in Information Technology Fundamentals and Cybersecurity. The camp is designed for beginners who can spend 30 hours per week on the course instruction, hands-on assignments, and discussions. The course begins with foundational learning in Information Technology, networking, and cybersecurity required for the in-depth cybersecurity topics that will be covered in the latter part of the camp. The purpose of this camp is to provide the student with an overview in practical information technology skills, intermediate skills in core cybersecurity functions, as well as, problem solving and critical thinking skills. The course outcomes are aligned to the CompTIA Security+ (SYO-601) professional certification exam objectives and aligns with employer needs. Knowledge gained in this course will prepare students for cybersecurity jobs such as Security Administrator, Security Analyst, or Security Specialist.

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.

The University of Cincinnati provides all students as part of our certification programs access to career development tools and services through UC's NEXT Apprenticeship Program, including 1 on 1 career counseling and support. Students who complete our programs gain access to exclusive job boards, resume review tools, personal branding tools, and career guidance including resume reviews, networking, and interview skills.

UC is an approved provider of tech training eligible for the Ohio TechCred. Employers who are approved for this funding will be reimbursed for their employees training.

Prospective Students: Ask your employer to apply for the Ohio TechCred. Once they are approved, you may enroll and your employer will pay for your tuition. Once you complete the program and earn your certificate, your employer will be reimbursed.

About Your Instructor

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Murat Ozer

Assistant Professor , UC School of Information Technology

School of Information Technology, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

His research interests are primarily in managing big data sources of law enforcement agencies. His active involvement in cloud computing such as AWS and MS Azure has augmented his cloud infrastructure and information security skills.