Cybersecurity Boot Camp

The global cybersecurity market size is estimated to grow from $217 million in 2021 to $345 million in 2026—with 33% employment growth by 2030. In addition, you can expect to command a salary range anywhere from $70,000 - $160,000, depending upon experience, with the median average salary being $103,000. To meet this increased demand, the industry needs more qualified cybersecurity professionals that are trained and certified.

The Cybersecurity Boot Camp will help you earn the skills and...

6 Months / 595 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: GES3048

What you will learn

  • Master the concepts of popular communication protocols, the configuration of routers/switches, and TCP/IP implementation
  • Learn data security and auditing fundamentals. Identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risk
  • Discover how malicious hackers attack systems and learn the tactics needed to thwart online attacks
  • Learn how disparate components connect to form complex networks
  • Explore the role played by cybersecurity analysts and learn the skills required

How you will benefit

  • Apply various cybersecurity concepts in real-life situations and projects
  • Complete multiple course projects and a final capstone to help you prepare a professional level portfolio that you can show prospective employers
  • Receive 10 30-minute online coaching sessions with your instructor
  • Be able to pass the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySa+, Pentest+, and EC-Council CEH certification exams
  • Prepare to work as a cybersecurity engineer or architect

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 595 course hours
  1. Hardware and Operating System Fundamentals
  2. Networking Fundamentals
  3. Security Fundamentals
  4. Security Boot Camp – Project A
  5. Python Programming – Introduction
  6. Security Boot Camp – Project B
  7. Ethical Hacking (CEH)
  8. Security Boot Camp – Project C
  9. Choose a module
    1. Option A: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst
    2. Option B: CompTIA PenTest
  10. Capstone Project

William Clark

William Clark has extensive experience in the professional and education industry. He holds numerous cybersecurity certifications and is a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer. He has also worked with many organizations in senior technical roles and now has his own consulting firm.


Basic knowledge of IT hardware and software is recommended but not necessary.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.
  • This course should be taken on a Windows desktop or laptop.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later. However, it is recommended to have Windows 10 to avoid compatibility issues.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, this boot camp will prep you to take the following exams:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • Certified Ethical Hacking
  • CompTIA Pentest+

Cybersecurity, also known as information technology security and electronic information security, is the practice of protecting sensitive information by defending computers, mobile devices, servers, networks, electronic systems, and data from digital attacks. Cybersecurity is often divided into categories. Some of the more common categories include network security, application security, information security, operational security, disaster recovery and business continuity, and end-user education.

Cybersecurity professionals can find themselves within many roles in a company, but one of the most common job titles of cybersecurity professionals is an information security analyst. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for information security analysts is $103,590 or $49.80 per hour.

A cybersecurity boot camp is a great way to break into the industry and get a foot in the door, especially for those that do not want to return to school for a 4-year degree at this time. A well-constructed boot camp will give you the foundational knowledge needed to protect the systems and information found in any business and find success in an exciting and ever-changing cybersecurity career.

It has become increasingly difficult to implement effective cybersecurity measures because there are more devices than people globally, and cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly more innovative. IBM estimated that the average cost of a data breach in 2020 was 3.86 million USD globally and 8.64 million USD within the U.S., including expenses related to detecting and responding to a breach, the lost revenue and downtime, and the long-term reputational damage suffered by a business. Businesses are looking for professionals with the knowledge necessary to protect their valuable assets.

The BLS projects a 33% growth which is much faster than the average job growth of 7.7% throughout all occupations in the U.S., excluding recovery from COVID-19. This equates to 47,100 new jobs for cybersecurity professionals during the next eight years. According to Burning Glass Data, there are currently 163,733 job postings for information security analysts and an additional 38,132 manager positions available in the field of cybersecurity.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

As part of your course, you will have access to 10 30-minute online coaching sessions with your instructor. Additionally, the instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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