UR Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Our Cybersecurity Boot Camp is offered online using our tried and tested virtual classroom experience.

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies, in partnership with edX, 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 intensive program meets entirely online. UR Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a part-time program with convenient 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.
  • 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 go through an initial phone interview with an admissions advisor and take a critical thinking and problem-solving assessment before an admissions decision is made. Visit bootcamps.richmond.edu/cybersecurity 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 bootcamps.richmond.edu/cybersecurity 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 bootcamps.richmond.edu/cybersecurity.

Outcomes & Benefits

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  • What You Will Learn

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


    • Packet Analysis
    • Wireshark


    • Windows and Linux Administration Techniques
    • Windows and Linux Hardening


    • 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 Securities

    Cybersecurity Careers

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

    Programming and Scripting

    • Bash Scripting
    • PowerShell Scripting
  • Boot Camp Outcomes

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

    • Analyze packet traffic flowing over a network in order to better troubleshoot issues such as poor network performance
    • Understand and implement network theory
    • 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
    • Configure machines on a virtual network, deploy them to the cloud, and investigate cloud security risks
    • Identify suspicious patterns of user behavior to identify bots, intruders, and other malicious actors
    • 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 Cybersecurity 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