Course detail: TECH4200 - University of Kansas Cybersecurity Boot Camp


Big data needs big protection. That's because 90% percent of the world's data has been created in just the last two years. And as computer networks grow, so does the quantity of vulnerable information.

The 24-week 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, you will receive training toward certifications[1] such as the CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, and ISC2 CISSP, 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

You will graduate with a foundation in Cybersecurity and Networking, including:


  • Packet Analysis
  • Wireshark
  • Router and switch configuration
  • LAN, WAN networking
  • Subnetting


  • 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
  • John the Ripper
  • 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
  • PowerShell Scripting

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Course Resources
KU Cybersecurity Boot Camp - Part-time Program Website
KU Cybersecurity Boot Camp Brochure (PDF Document)

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