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UR Cybersecurity Boot Camp

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies, in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, offers a 24-week Cybersecurity Boot Camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to helping you attain proficiency in IT, networking and modern information security.

This classroom-based program meets on the University of Richmond campus. UR Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a part-time program with convenient evening and weekend sessions tailored to the needs of working adults and part-time students.

Who Should Enroll

  • Technical professionals who want to better understand how to keep data secure.
  • Managers in companies whose revenue depends on the confidentiality, availability and integrity of client data.
  • Managers dedicated to addressing growing cyber risks to their organizations.
  • Those looking to move into cybersecurity from an already technical field, such as systems administration.
  • Technology enthusiasts looking to enter the world of networking and security.

Admissions Requirements

No prior experience is required. It is recommended that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.

This program is not open enrollment: Applicants will be required to take a critical thinking and problem-solving coding test and complete an academic interview with a member of our academic team before an admissions decision is made. Visit or call (804) 616-3270 to get started.

Now Accepting Applications

Need more information? Contact us online or call (804) 616-3270.

Paying for Your Studies

Students who qualify may arrange payment plans as well as private loans for up to the full cost of registration. UR alumni receive a tuition discount of $500. Visit or call (804) 616-3270 to learn more about costs and payment options.

More Information

To request more information or to speak to a program representative, visit

What You Will Learn

You will complete the program with a foundation in Cybersecurity and Networking, including:


  • Packet Analysis
  • Wireshark
  • Router and Switch Configuration


  • Windows and Linux Administration Techniques
  • Windows and Linux Hardening
  • Web Technology Architecture and Security


  • Secure Network Design and Architecture
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Identity and Access Management

Ethical Hacking and Penetration

  • Kali Linux
  • Metasploit
  • Hashcat
  • Burp Suite

Cybersecurity Careers

  • Digital Forensics Methods
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Penetration Testing
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Security Operations and Analytics

Programming and Scripting

  • Python Programming
  • Bash Scripting
Boot Camp Outcomes

By the time you graduate, you can expect to be able to:

  • Successfully design and configure networks using Cisco IOS
  • Analyze packet traffic flowing over a network in order to better troubleshoot issues such as poor network performance
  • Understand and implement network theory
  • Analyze malware to identify its origin and purpose, and determine methods for uninstalling it
  • Perform administrative and security tasks to Windows and Linux Operating Systems
  • Understand cybersecurity threats, actors, and methods
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments using tools like Metasploit to profile an application for vulnerabilities, and then exploit those vulnerabilities
  • Perform network, system, and web penetration testing activities
  • Identify suspicious patterns of user behavior to identify bots, intruders, and other malicious actors
  • Perform Python programming along with Bash and scripting
  • Gain insight into the important best practices around password selection and storage to crack into (mock!) user accounts
  • Advise on cybersecurity best practices and risk management strategies
  • Implement access control policies as an additional layer of security over an organization’s private data
  • Develop best practices in implementing security strategy policies across an organization
Benefits of UR Data Analytics Boot Camp

Graduates earn a Certificate of Completion from the University of Richmond and build a robust professional portfolio to showcase your work to potential employers. You’ll also receive a wide range of career planning services, including:

  • Career Content and Practice Sessions
  • Database of Customizable Tools and Templates
    • Multiple Technical Resume Templates
    • Github Best Practices
    • Guidelines To Building A Portfolio
    • Creating an Elevator Pitch
    • Developing a Bio
  • Online Career Events With Industry Professionals
  • Soft Skills Training
  • One-on-One Career Coaching

UR Employees

A limited number of seats in each cohort are available to UR employees using tuition remission benefits. Employees interested in using tuition remission to cover the cost of this program must have supervisory approval. Please contact Garrett Stern, Senior Professional Education Manager (289-8937), if interested in this opportunity.

Contact Us

Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138