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Cybersecurity Bootcamp
Self-Paced with Mentoring

Start your IT career today with our Cybersecurity Bootcamp!

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Your Lifestyle

Easily balance coursework with your academic and professional priorities.

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Your Schedule

Flexible training hours allow you to set your own learning pace.

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Your Future

Start a successful IT career in cybersecurity knowing you’ve been well-prepared.


How Cybersecurity Bootcamp Works

Our Cybersecurity Bootcamp prepares students for successful IT careers. We pride ourselves on helping students achieve their career goals by teaching them in-demand skills and certifications.




Learn Cybersecurity

Earn Certifications

Start Your New Career

Enroll in Northeastern Illinois University’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp—Self-Paced with Mentoring

Get your cybersecurity certifications to show employers and build your resume

Jumpstart your cybersecurity career with our career placement program

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“Very informative…”

Overall, the process was simple and straight forward regarding the class and plan for certifications. The team is there and quick to respond to your questions and get you ready for the courses. The course mentors and assistants were very helpful and available to answer questions, and they know the material very well. The bootcamp itself was heavy. A lot of modules and lab time, but very informative and useful for not only helping gain the information needed to pass the certification exam but also the world of cybersecurity.

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“I had a blast…”

To be very honest, I had no formal knowledge of cybersecurity or the initial grasp on how deep and far this program expands when it comes to knowing, doing, and exploring different avenues of the subject. But one thing is for sure, I had an absolute blast taking this bootcamp, and would recommend it to anyone looking to start a fresh path to a new career or job. I'm super impressed with the career services, as they really have helped me with resume building, exploring the job market, and good advice when looking for opportunities.


Cybersecurity Bootcamp Learning Experience



Learn with Capstone Projects


On-Demand Mentor Sessions


Career Services

We work with industry experts, hiring managers, and cybersecurity professionals to curate up-to-date curriculum. Your portfolio will be a collection of in-demand skills and proficiencies.

Get five, 30-minute on-demand sessions with an industry-expert mentor.

Get four, 30-minute sessions with a career counselor.


Admissions Process

Our application takes 5 minutes, and there’s no fee! Our admissions board will review it and contact you as soon as possible.

Answer questions on your career goals, educational background, and training needs.

You’ll interview with an admissions director to make sure Cybersecurity Bootcamp is the right fit. Payment options and career goals will also be covered, as well as any other questions or concerns you have.

If you enroll in bootcamp a few weeks before it begins, you’ll receive non-required pre-course work to get a head start on your learning.

Enroll in Northeastern Illinois University’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp—Self-Paced with Mentoring.


Job Assistance

Tuition Payment Options

Real World Projects

Embedded Labs


Cybersecurity BootCamp Career Services

Our bootcamp prepares you for an entry-level job in cybersecurity. We offer different services to help you find that first job, kickstarting your IT career in cybersecurity.

My career advisor is really helpful. He replies to the emails quickly, tries to understand the issues and helps in resolving that as soon as possible. Overall this bootcamp is really good and is a great step for beginners to learn programming languages. Deepa, CourseReport.com

Career Planning

Get four, 30-minute sessions with a career counselor.

Get four, 30-minute sessions with a career counselor.

Interview Prep

Our career counselors further prepare you for a successful cybersecurity career with mock interviews.

Our career counselors further prepare you for a successful cybersecurity career with mock interviews.

Resume Building

Build your cybersecurity resume with the help of our career counselor.

Build your cybersecurity resume with the help of our career counselor.


Boost Your Earnings And Advance Your Career

Here are some career roles and the data depending on the location typically associated with cybersecurity bootcamp students, which can be obtained with their skillsets.

Jennifer Alton's Journey Through InfoSec

Check out a Jennifer's scenario of a real-world example of their Cybersecurity Bootcamp journey and what lead her to career readiness and even job promotion.

My Career Before Cybersecurity

"Before I signed up for the Cybersecurity Bootcamp, I worked as an entry level sales associate. The job was okay, but the money just wasn't there."

Finding Cybersecurity BootCamp

"When I ended up finding out about Cybersecurity, and how easy the bootcamp seemed to be, I reached out to an academic advisor for more information."

It Took Commitment And Obtainment

"After figuring out this was the right decision, I committed to one of the bootcamp options that fit my needs. I diligently took the courses, spoke with mentors, and started working towards obtaining certifications relevant for cybersecurity."

My New Career

"With guidance from career services, I was able to land a starting career as an entry level Security Analyst, but the pay was worth the time and effort compared to my old job!"


Cybersecurity Bootcamp Course Overview

This bootcamp is self-paced with mentoring, so how long it takes depends on your learning pace. On average it takes about 6–9 months to complete, but you could complete it sooner or later than that. You’ll have 12 months’ access to the content. There will be projects after the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th lessons. You’ll have five, 30-minute on-demand sessions with an industry-expert mentor and four, 30-minute sessions with a career counselor.

Module 1: Security Foundations/Fundamentals
Module 2: Network Security & Defense
Module 3: Risk Management
Module 4: Threats & Vulnerabilities
Module 5: Cryptography
Module 6: Computer Forensics

Starting from the basics, you’ll strengthen the security fundamentals, allowing you to identify security threats and devising/implementing prevention strategies by creating a controlled and secure environment.

You’ll learn to help organizations take physical and software measures to protect their systems from unauthorized breaches by configuring secure platforms and ensuring a safe environment for computers and users on their networks.

You’ll target potential vulnerabilities and loopholes in a system and take cybersecurity measures to guard against attacks.

You will identify all modern types of attacks, including DDoS and security engineering attacks, to protect all kinds of devices.

You will design algorithms and ciphers that codify sensitive information and create a preventive layer around customer and company data.

You will identify, collect, analyze, and act on evidence that leads to a potential breach or cyber-attack.

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp Certifications

This bootcamp prepares you for these official certifications.


FAU Cybersecurity Bootcamp Self-Paced With Mentoring FAQs

What jobs can I get in cybersecurity?

You can be cybersecurity analyst, penetration tester, security consultant, security engineer, and more!

How long does Cybersecurity Bootcamp take?

It’s self-paced, so it depends on your learning pace, but on average it takes 6–9 months

Are there any prerequisites?

No, Cybersecurity Bootcamp is designed for entry-level IT professionals or anyone switching to an IT career.

How does Cybersecurity Bootcamp prepare me for a new job?

The projects you complete in the bootcamp will be an impressive portfolio. Additionally, we offer career assistance!

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