Cybersecurity Curriculum

Information Security is a fast growing career track, with a 28% projected growth through 2026 for Information Security Analysts according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In just 24 weeks, University of Denver Cybersecurity Boot Camp will give you the technical skills you need to protect today’s cyber space.

Through immersive hands-on experience, you will not only learn the fundamental skills for cybersecurity, but also put them into action on practical exercises.  Every few weeks, you will focus your studies on a particular in-demand certification, ultimately preparing you to take and pass the corresponding exam.

Cyber and Network Security Part-Time

Learning Module 1: Networking Essentials


Description:

This module starts by laying the framework of networking. Incrementally, you will learn how to network in large and sophisticated systems.

What You Will Learn:

  • Protocols and Standards
  • Routing
  • Switching
  • Packet Analysis
  • Wireshark
  • Cisco Packet Tracer

Learning Module 2: Network+ Preparation


Description:

You will cap your network knowledge with a week of review, addressing outstanding items on the Network+ Certification exam.

What You Will Learn:

  • Network Architecture
  • Network Operations
  • Network Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • Industrial Standards, Practices, and Network Theory

Learning Module 3: Systems


Description:

You will learn the systems that make enterprises run. You will also learn how to apply your new skills to real-world problems.

What You Will Learn:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux
  • HTML,CSS, JavaScript
  • Web Application Architecture
  • Databases

Learning Module 4: Programming and Scripting


Description:

You will learn programming and scripting to enhance, automate, and accelerate your security tasks.

What You Will Learn:

  • Python
  • Bash
  • PowerShell

Learning Module 5: Security Essentials


Description:

You will cover the Security+ body of knowledge in-depth, connecting the new security concepts with network, systems, and web technologies.

What You Will Learn:

  • Malware
  • Firewalls
  • Cryptography
  • Secure Design
  • Physical Security

Learning Module 6: Ethical Hacking


Description:

You will learn the art and science of offensive security, and learn to discover and exploit technology weakness and translate these findings into business value.

What You Will Learn:

  • Metasploit
  • Kali Linux
  • John The Ripper
  • Hacking Lifecycle

Learning Module 7: Cyber Career Immersion


Description:

You will spend two weeks experiencing a day in the life of specialized cybersecurity professional.

What You Will Learn:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Security Operations
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Intrusion Detection

Learning Module 8: Security+ Preparation


Description:

You will review cybersecurity topics to understand the Security+ Certification body of knowledge.

What You Will Learn:

  • Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  • Technologies and Tools
  • Architecture and Design
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography and PKI

Learning Module 9: Emerging Technology


Description:

You will spend the week learning the technologies disrupting the IT and cybersecurity market.

What You Will Learn:

  • Cloud
  • BlockChain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Docker

Learning Module 10: Cyber Leadership


Description:

The final two weeks of the course, you will focus on high-level security and business topics. You will see the world from the view of the C-suite.

What You Will Learn:

  • Business Continuity
  • Certification and Accreditation
  • Project Management
  • IT Service Management

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