The 24-week Washington University Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. 

Throughout the course, you will gain experience with a host of popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, Nessus, and more. In addition, students will learn skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which can greatly enhance desirability and employability in today’s job market. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for convincingly conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture. 


The Skills You’ll Gain

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify suspicious patterns of user behavior to identify bots, intruders and other malicious actors.
  • Configure machines on a virtual network, deploy them to the cloud and investigate cloud security risks.
  • Analyze malware to identify its origin and purpose, and determine methods for uninstalling it.
  • Write Bash scripts to automate security and operating systems tasks.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments using tools like Metasploit to profile an application for vulnerabilities, and then exploit those vulnerabilities.



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

  • 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


Prerequisites: While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.

Notes: The material covered in this course is subject to change due to market demand.


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