Become a
Digital Defender

Learn Cybersecurity in 24 Weeks |
The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • CompTIA Partnership: Get a head start on certification test prep.
  • Student Success: Stay on track with personalized academic support.
  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.
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Next Start Date: December 12, 2022
Time to Complete: 24 weeks, part-time
Live Online Classes: 9 hours per week
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The Support You Need
to Transform Your Career

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand global fields today. We’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions advisor who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and alumni.
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Join the Front Lines of
Digital Defense

The economic impact of cyber crime is growing: In 2020, the average cost to businesses affected by a data breach in the United States was $8.64 million, up 32% from 2015, and nearly double the global average.1

You can help protect organizations and populations — and change your entire career trajectory. As the world grows more connected and automated (and therefore, more vulnerable), the demand for cybersecurity specialists is on the rise. Information security is one of the fastest-growing fields,2 and No. 6 on Glassdoor’s Top 50 Jobs in America.3


1Statista.com
2Bureau of Labor Statistics
3Glassdoor

Our Boot Camp Learners Are in Demand
Our employer-competitive learners have received job offers from thousands of global organizations. As you take the next steps in your career, you’ll have exclusive access to job referrals from our network of 250+ partners.
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Further Your Career
Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you have learned to advance your career. We will help you optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile, prepare for interviews, and build your portfolio. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.
A Proud CompTIA Partner

We know how important certification is for our students; that’s why we chose CompTIA as a partner to provide you with a complimentary CertMaster test prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of your choice: Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.

While the boot camp itself does not provide test preparation, a portion of the final module is dedicated to helping you learn and leverage the CertMaster Test Prep Tool for the Security+ exam and some CEH content to get you started.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.

In 24 weeks, The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin will prepare you with the technical skills you need to protect digital environments. Through an immersive hands-on curriculum, you will not only learn fundamental cybersecurity methods, but also put them into action through practical exercises.


The curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

Learn to think like a cybersecurity professional by assessing threats and mitigating risks.

What you will learn:

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

Gain hands-on experience working with the command line and bash commands that are prominent in IT roles. You will configure and audit servers, as well as harden and secure them from malicious attacks.

What you will learn:

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

Dive into network configuration, design, protocols, and data communication.

What you will learn:

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

Dive into SIEMs and network security monitoring, practice responding to different breaches and attacks, and learn how to recover deleted data as part of preparing evidence for a legal case.

What you will learn:

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

Gain a thorough understanding of web applications, databases, and the vulnerabilities and hardening associated with them.

What you will learn:

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

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

Now You’re Ready
By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects applying your new skills in practical scenarios, and earned a valuable certificate from UT Austin.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn cybersecurity to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live online classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time 3 weekday evenings
Invest in Your Career With the Right Financial Options Cybersecurity boot camp fee: $12,495
Alumni Scholarship
Alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship.
Interest-Free Payment Plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.
12-Month Interest-Free Payment Plan
Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 12 monthly installments with zero interest.
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.

Trilogy Education Services, LLC 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.

What Boot Camp Graduates Are Saying
  • I was able to instantly apply the skills taught in the course to projects at work, which was noticed by management on all levels. I've been able to take the lead on additional projects and step in where other, more senior members of my team would have done so in the past. The instructors were well-versed in different areas of cybersecurity and did an excellent job complementing each other's skills. Jeff S.
  • [The] program was great. [I] wanted to start in cybersecurity and got the opportunity with the program. [I] had no previous tech experience so it was a lot to learn. It has changed my career and financial situation completely. Kristen P.
  • Career Services was immensely helpful in preparing my resume to be scrutinized by industry professionals during the interview process. Additionally, I was recruited for my job from the boot camp's referral network, which was instrumental in me landing interview requests. Matthew M.
A Powerful Educational Partnership
About University of Texas at Austin

Like the state it calls home, UT Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together they are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. Here, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.

This program is offered by UT Austin through the McCombs School of Business and Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.


About Trilogy Education Services

Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Thousands of people around the globe have graduated from Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies — including 50% of the Fortune 100 — employ them.

The Next Cybersecurity Boot Camp Starts December 12, 2022. Reserve Your Spot Today!
It only takes a minute to request information and receive a full curriculum overview. You will also be put in touch with an admissions advisor who can answer questions and get your application started.