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.


Courses & Registration:

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  • Next session: March 8 - April 4, 2021
  • Bootcamps span 4 weeks, 30 hrs/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 certificate exam, after assessment

Ways to enroll:

1) You can register now through open enrollment, OR, 2) if you are low income, partially, or totally unemployed, you may begin the registration process here: apply for no-cost tuition.

The Network+ bootcamp is an intensive course in Information Technology Fundamentals and Computer Networking. 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 networking 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 network troubleshooting and management, as well as, problem solving and critical thinking skills. The course outcomes are aligned to the CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) professional certification exam objectives and aligns with employer needs. Knowledge gained in this course will prepare students for IT Infrastructure jobs such as Network Field Engineer, Network Administrator, or Network Analyst.  Concepts presented in this course will also prepare students for a better understanding of Cybersecurity knowledge and skills.

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  • Next session: April 12-May 9, 2021
  • Bootcamps span 4 weeks, 30 hrs/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 certificate exam, after assessment

Ways to enroll:

1) You can register now through open enrollment, OR 2) if you are low income, partially, or totally unemployed, you may begin the registration process here: apply for no-cost tuition.

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-501) 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.

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.  

Additional information about the Bootcamps: 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.


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 training courses with tuition funding through 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. APPLY HERE.

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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 TechCred.Ohio.gov.


About Your Instructor

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Ryan Moore

Assistant Professor -Educator and Lead Educator for the Ohio Cyber Range Institute

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

513-556-0720

Ryan has 15 years of IT industry experience in Systems Administration, Networking, and Cybersecurity. He has received a B.S. and M.S in Information Technology and has been certified by CompTIA for the Network+ and Security+.