Course detail: KU Cybersecurity Boot Camp

The frequency of data and security breaches in the news grows almost daily, and as a result, there is tremendous job demand for cybersecurity professionals. It's important now, more than ever, to have trained, skilled professionals securing our data and personal 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, students will receive two weeks of certification test prep for the Security+ and CEH exams, one year of access to CompTIA's CertMaster Practice online platform to help prepare for the Security+ exam, and at the end of the course, a free voucher, valid for one year, to take the CompTIA Security+ exam. 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 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 Security

Cybersecurity Careers:

  • Digital forensics methods
  • Penetration Testing
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Security Operations and Analytics

Programming and Scripting

  • Bash Scripting
Program Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas sponsored educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in one of our boot camps, please email or call 913-439-1919 at least four weeks before the first day of class.

Course Resources
KU Cybersecurity Boot Camp - Part-time Program Website

 Session Information: PT23623O

Schedule: Every week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, starting on 06/21/23 and ending on 12/13/23
Only 15 days left to register!
Times: 06:30pm-09:30pm CDT
This session contains no associated Fee Codes, so you cannot register at this time


After you register, we will follow up soon with a detailed class schedule as part of your orientation package. You are expected to have a Mac or Windows laptop computer with at least 8 GB of RAM, a 64-bit dual or multi-core processor, at least 256 GB of free disk space and 2.0 GHz CPU, virtualization capabilities (check BIOS settings), and full administrator ("root") privileges for the operating system and all software. Please note that Apple MacBooks featuring the Apple Silicon M1/M2 chips are not permitted as they do not enable virtualization. Chromebooks and tablets (including iPads) are not permitted. Linux-based computers are also not permitted.


Name Additional Resources
Trilogy Instructional Staff

Facility Detail

Live Online Training
Meets live online weekly