Networking Bootcamp

Develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.

UC's Networking boootcamps are designed for beginners and no knowledge of IT is assumed. During these intensive bootcamps you will quickly go from entry-level information technology skills to intermediate networking  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.  

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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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  • Online, Instructor-led
  • 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

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.Additional information about the bootcamp

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 one-on-one 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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Nikki Holden

Instructor Educator, UC School of Information Technology

Nikki is an Instructor Educator with UC’s School of IT where she earned her Master of Education. She is also a US Air Force veteran with experience in broadcasting and audio and video production. Nikki is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist.