Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Carve out a career path in cybersecurity in just 24 weeks.

  • School
    School of Engineering/Owen Graduate School of Management
  • Duration
    24 weeks, part-time
  • Format
  • Enrollment
  • Tuition

About the Program

Learn how to safeguard data and become a digital defender with the Vanderbilt University Cybersecurity Boot Camp. Designed with busy working professionals in mind, this part-time program is delivered online for 24 weeks via convenient evening classes. In just 6 months, participants will become proficient in IT, networking, and modern information security. They will learn how to use in-demand tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, and Nessus.

In addition to expanding their technical knowledge in the virtual classroom, boot camp learners will receive hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. They will master the necessary methods and techniques to analyze the severity of cyber risks, helping make the internet a safer space for all.

Facts & Stats

  • #13 U.S. News & World Report 2023 rankings of National Universities

Key Takeaways

  • Become a savvy cybersecurity professional in 24 weeks
  • Study while maintaining your current work or school schedule with convenient weeknight classes
  • Dedicate 9 hours of in-class time per week and 20+ hours of coursework per week
  • Master skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+, Network+, Linux+, and Server+
  • Propel your career forward with a comprehensive set of career services that includes resume reviews, career coaching, and interview training

Who Should Enroll?

The Vanderbilt University Cybersecurity Boot Camp is intended for aspiring digital defenders who have a wide range of professional experiences. Boot camp participants range from senior technical professionals to tech enthusiasts who want to learn how to safeguard data.

No previous experience in cybersecurity or technology is required to enroll in the boot camp. The course curriculum combines fundamental concepts with hands-on training to prepare all participants to become successful cybersecurity experts.

The help is there, the teachers are great, and it seems like everyone just wants you to succeed. I really loved my experience at the boot camp. I worked really hard and I’m proud of myself for accomplishing this.

Bianca Hodges