In partnership with edX
Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand global fields today. We’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.
The economic impact of cyber crime is growing: In 2020, the average cost to businesses affected by a data breach in the United States was $8.64 million, up 32% from 2015, and nearly double the global average.1
You can help protect organizations and populations — and change your entire career trajectory. As the world grows more connected and automated (and therefore, more vulnerable), the demand for cybersecurity specialists is on the rise. Information security is one of the fastest-growing fields,2 and No. 6 on Glassdoor’s Top 50 Jobs in America.3
We know how important certification is for our students; that’s why we chose CompTIA as a partner to provide you with a complimentary CertMaster test prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of your choice: Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.
While the boot camp itself does not provide test preparation, a portion of the final module is dedicated to helping you learn and leverage the CertMaster Test Prep Tool for the Security+ exam and some CEH content to get you started.
In 24 weeks, University of Minnesota Cybersecurity Boot Camp will prepare you with the technical skills you need to protect digital environments. Through an immersive hands-on curriculum, you will not only learn fundamental cybersecurity methods, but also put them into action through practical exercises.
The curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.
|Time to complete||24 weeks|
|Live classes||9 hrs/week|
|Homework & projects||20+ hrs/week|
Classes are held three weekdays
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisors. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.
“I chose to attend because I wanted to change careers. Doing the boot camp allowed me to demonstrate that I was familiar with cybersecurity concepts and tools. I gained valuable hands-on experience that I could show future employers. Career Services helped me build my network and improve my resume and online presence. I was able to get a job as a security analyst shortly after graduating.” - Brianna F.
“This boot camp has impacted me tremendously for the better. I can't thank everyone enough. It was such a great experience that blew away my expectations. I still can't believe how incredibly nice the instructor and TAs were. As well as my peers in the class. I will never forget this boot camp. I am so thankful I could have been a part of it. My career and life has changed for the better.” - Ugonna O.
“I had a great experience with the class. The instructor, as well as the TAs, did an incredible job not only teaching, but also adapting to the sudden and complete transition to online learning. I chose to attend this program because I knew that I wanted to work in cybersecurity and this would be a great way to get my foot in the door and start learning the necessary skills required to do so. Thanks to this class I now have a full-time Security Analyst position and am continuing to learn and hone my craft every day.” - Matt K.
Established in 1913, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is one of the most diverse of the University of Minnesota’s 18 colleges and schools. The college’s purpose is to inspire and serve an expanding population of learners in all stages of life. Each year, the College serves thousands of learners working toward individualized or applied degrees and certificates, accessing University courses, or participating in boot camps, short courses, and events.
This program is offered through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, in partnership with edX.
edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.