University of New Hampshire Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

  • Market-driven curriculum
  • Unlimited lifetime career development support
  • 24/7, on-demand academic support
  • Soft skills training

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24 weeks, starts July 1, 2024


OVERVIEW

Online Cybersecurity Boot Camp Classes for Students in New Hampshire


Big data demands serious protection. With the ever-increasing volume of data generated each year, computer networks are also seeing a rise in vulnerable information.

UNH Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to helping students attain proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security over the course of 24 weeks. With convenient evening classes, the program is ideal for students who are currently employed or studying. 

Gain experience with popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, and Nessus. Learn skills applicable to certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, and Cloud+.

  • Get on-demand academic support
  • Develop job-ready skills in just 24 weeks
  • Study in-demand tools and technologies
  • Receive attentive career planning support, tailored to you
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Is a Cybersecurity Boot Camp Right for Me?

This cybersecurity boot camp is designed to equip students like you with a strong foundation of skills you need to become competitive in your industry. Our boot camp will help you achieve your goals, if any of the following apply to you:

You are a manager who needs to manage growing cyber risks and ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of client data.

You are a web developer, network administrator, or help desk technician who needs to keep data secure.

 You are a tech enthusiast who wants to get your foot in the door of the networking and security space.

You are in a technical field and want to move into the cybersecurity industry.

CAREERS

Cybersecurity Career Outcomes

With the increasing interconnectedness and automation of the world, the need for cybersecurity experts is growing rapidly and offering great opportunities for career growth.

US$120,360

Information Security Analyst Salary

The median salary per annum for an Information Security Analyst in 2023.1

3.5 Million

Unfilled Jobs

The predicted number of unfilled jobs through to 2025.2

1.09 Million

Employed Cybersecurity Professionals

The number of cybersecurity professionals employed between February 2023 and January 2024.3

Information Security Analysts (2024). U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved April 15, 2024.

2 2023 Official Cybersecurity Jobs Report. (2023). Esentire. Retrieved April 15, 2024.

3 Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map. (2024). Cyberseek. Retrieved April 15, 2024.

Jobs in Cybersecurity

Our cybersecurity boot camps aim to equip students with the critical skills and knowledge relevant to a variety of cybersecurity careers.

Use software to strengthen digital data security by identifying weaknesses in networks’ security systems, patching or responding to issues, implementing threat protection measures, and creating contingency plans.

Protects computer networks from the rising threat of cyberattacks, and typically works in a military environment. Professionals in this role are in charge of performing specialized computer network defense duties, including infrastructure support, incident response, auditing, and managing.

Performs assessments of systems and networks within a computer network. This can help identify where security weaknesses or policy, regulation, and compliance breaches may appear.

Proactively mitigates cyber breaches and improves response and reporting capabilities. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure that full operational capacity is restored.

Protects data and servers in a designated computer network. Implements firewalls and anti-virus protection, assigns passwords to servers, and puts restrictions on user access and activity to ensure network security.

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Career Services Team

Our dedicated career services team will help you navigate the challenging and rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape. We’re committed to supporting each student throughout their career journey, tapping into our network of partners to offer relevant industry workshops, networking opportunities, portfolio reviews, career coaching, and much more. You’ll also be assigned a career director and profile coach to help you combine both your technical and soft skills with the necessary tools and mindset to enter the job market.

You’ll have exclusive access to these free professional resources throughout your career as well as job referrals from our network of 250+ partners.

Cybersecurity Jobs Are in Demand in New Hampshire

There are a significant number of cybersecurity job openings across various industries in New England. Major technology firms frequently seek professionals with cybersecurity skills and experience. Apart from large tech companies, individuals with suitable qualifications can also find opportunities in rapidly expanding startups.4

  • The median annual salary for information security analysts in New Hampshire is US$133,680.4
  • Employment opportunities for information security analysts are expected to grow by 36% in New Hampshire between 2020 and 2030, faster than the country average.5

4 Information Security Analysts. (2024). CareerOneStop. Retrieved April 15, 2024.

5 Information Security Analysts. (2024). CareerOneStop. Retrieved April 15, 2024.

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CURRICULUM

Online Cybersecurity Curriculum

Through an immersive, hands-on curriculum, you will not only learn fundamental cybersecurity methods but also put them into action in practical exercises. The curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer one-on-one virtual guidance whenever you need it.

Description: Learn to think like a cybersecurity professional by assessing threats and mitigating risks. Look at security from an organizational perspective as you dive into governance, risk, and compliance. Plus, explore how security controls impact an organization and its employees, and learn to communicate with non-security professionals and understand how teams interact in an organization.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • CIA Triad
  • Governance
  • Risk analysis and risk mitigation
  • Compliance
  • Business continuity planning
  • Disaster recovery

Description: Build your knowledge in both Linux and Windows systems administration, and gain hands-on experience working with the command line and Bash commands that are prominent in IT roles. And, learn to configure and audit servers, as well as harden and secure them from malicious attacks.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Linux server configuration
  • Tar, Cron, and Cronjobs
  • Logging
  • Bash scripting and programming
  • Windows server configuration
  • Active directory
  • Kerberos

Description: Explore network configuration, design, protocols, and data communication. And, learn about cryptography, network security, cloud security, and virtualization.

What You’ll Learn:  

  • Network architecture, operations, and security
  • Wireshark and traffic analysis
  • Email security
  • Wireless security
  • Cryptography and encryption
  • Port scanning
  • Cloud security and virtualization

Description: Dive into SIEMs and network security monitoring and the Incident Response framework, and practice responding to different breaches and attacks. This module also explores digital forensics and how to recover deleted data as part of preparing evidence for a legal case.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Splunk
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Incident response
  • Forensics
  • Data extraction and recovery

Description: Gain a thorough understanding of web applications, databases, and the vulnerabilities and hardening associated with them. Learn also how to conduct penetration testing using tools like Metasploit to attack and compromise networks and servers.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Burp Suite
  • XSS vulnerabilities and payloads
  • SQL injection
  • Webshells
  • File inclusion and command injection vulnerabilities
  • Penetration testing execution standard
  • Searchsploit 
  • Zenmap
  • Metasploit
  • Pivoting networks

Description: Focus on certification prep for Security+ and CEH exams, and conclude the program with a final group project.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Security+
  • CEH

Cybersecurity Skills You’ll Gain

Our curriculum is designed to provide you both the skills you need in the cybersecurity industry and ample experience applying that knowledge to real-world problems. Throughout the program, you will learn tools and technologies vetted by current industry experts, and gain skills applicable to certifications expected of all serious security professionals.

Networking

Packet analysis
Wireshark

Systems

Windows and Linux administration techniques
Windows and Linux hardening

Cybersecurity

Secure network design and architecture
Risk management
Cryptography
Vulnerability assessment
Identity and access management
Cloud security

Ethical Hacking and Penetration

Kali Linux
Metasploit
Hashcat
Burp Suite
Web vulnerabilities and security

Cybersecurity Careers

Digital forensics methods
Penetration testing
Vulnerability assessment
Security operations and analytics

Programming and Scripting

Bash scripting
PowerShell scripting

*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

SCHEDULE & DATES

Online Cybersecurity Schedule

Classes begin quarterly. You can visit our schedule page for upcoming dates and class times. Part-time classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET. or 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET.

ProgramTime to CompleteLive InstructionHomework and ProjectsClass Time
Part Time Online24 weeks
9 hours/week
20+ hours/week
9 hours/week;
3 weeknights,
6:30–9:30 p.m. ET
or 7:30-10:30 p.m. ET

How to Apply

It will only take you a minute to request information and be put in touch with a member of the admissions team. They can then answer any enrollment questions you have, and help you get your application started.

  1. Fill out the program interest form
    Complete the form and wait for an admissions advisor to get in touch with you.
  2. Speak with an advisor
    Connect with an advisor to discuss the program and talk through your goals.
  3. Complete your assessment and application
    Fill out a short application and take a multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment.
  4. Discuss boot camp tuition
    Connect with admissions to discuss financial options and payment.
  5. Start your boot camp
    Finalize your enrollment and pay your deposit to begin your new boot camp journey.

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  • Start Date: June 17, 2024
  • Part Time 24 Weeks
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About the Boot Camp

This boot camp, offered in partnership with edX, is made available through a unique consortium delivery model to provide skills-based learning to participants across New Hampshire and beyond. Participants will be taught by a university-approved instructor, while learning alongside students from other consortium-participating universities and institutions. Upon meeting the completion requirements, participants will be issued a non-credit professional certificate by UNH Professional Development & Training.

COST & FINANCING

Boot Camp Fee and Financing Options

Cybersecurity Boot Camp Fee: $13,000

Interest-Free Payment Plan

Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments over the length of the program with no interest.

Pay in Full Discount

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive $500 off your total fee.

24-Month Interest-Free Payment Plan

Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.

Alumni Scholarship

Alumni are eligible for a US$500 scholarship.

Climb Credit

Helps students find and fund career training programs.

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.

Got a question? Chat with a member of the admissions team about financing options

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EXPERIENCE

The Online Boot Camp Experience

Build your skills online, in your own time. Our flexible, but structured, approach to online education offers convenient evening classes that ensure you are able to advance your cybersecurity skill set, even if you’re currently employed or in school.

Engaging Online Classes
Learn about fundamental cybersecurity methods, and put them into action through practical exercises.

Real-World Projects
Work on real-world projects and challenges that will add value to your portfolio and ensure you’re prepared for a career in cybersecurity.

Peer Network
Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and former students.

Unparalleled Support
Receive 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat and have access to one-on-one tutors when needed.

Career Planning
Receive direct access to resources, events, and career pathing support from a dedicated Career Services team that’s focused on helping you reach your professional goals.

Industry Connections
Learn from the best in the industry and meet our network of 250+ employer partners who love to hire boot camp students.

How We Support You

Students receive exceptional support from admissions to program completion. We’re committed to helping you succeed with virtual office hours and a dedicated Slack channel for assistance from instructors, support staff, and classmates.

This team is made up of experienced professionals in the cybersecurity field who will help you work through the program materials.

This network of tutors will offer you hands-on support at every step of your learning journey.

Your dedicated student success manager will keep you up to date with your classes and resources on Slack.

Career services will assist you with coaching, resume reviews, and interview preparation so that you’re fully prepared for the outside world.

This is a group of peers who you will collaborate with on coursework and projects. These will be connections for life, and will be a valuable network to foster.

FAQ

Learn More About Our Boot Camp Offerings 

No, the program is offered through UNH Professional Development & Continuing Education so you do not need to be a UNH student to enroll in the cybersecurity boot camp.

No previous experience is required. We have pre-course tutorials in place to help you prepare for the cybersecurity boot camp.

The part-time cybersecurity program is six months (24 weeks) long.

The classes for University of New Hampshire Cybersecurity Boot Camp are held through our tried and tested virtual classroom. If you would like more information on how to apply to this program, please fill out our contact form or call to speak with admissions at (603) 389-2051.

If you’re interested in gaining hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity, then UNH Cybersecurity Boot Camp could be for you. This boot camp will equip students with in-demand skills that can immediately be applied to the working world.

Yes, they are. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts cybersecurity jobs will grow 32% from 2022 through 2032, more than eight times faster than the national average job growth of 4%.6 As cybercriminals become more innovative and opportunistic, more and more companies will depend on cybersecurity professionals to keep their networks, data, and customers safe.

6 Information Security Analysts. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved April 15, 2024.

Learning cybersecurity requires hard work, dedication, and patience. The University of New Hampshire Cybersecurity Boot Camp is designed to train you in the most in-demand cyber skills and prepare you for a career in cybersecurity within 24 weeks. You will also have access to your instructional team, student success manager, career director, and profile coach to provide assistance and support throughout your boot camp journey. Additionally, we provide access to free tutoring upon request.

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