In Less Than One Year You Can Become a Cybersecurity Professional

Envision Your Successful
Cybersecurity Career

Taking part in the Cybersecurity Bootcamp at the University of Wisconsin—Madison equips you with the skills to thrive in a cybersecurity career in just 10 months. Led remotely by expert instructors, our hands-on classes include exercises that mimic tasks real professionals face daily. From real-world cyberattack simulations to networking opportunities with industry professionals, our bootcamp provides a comprehensive cybersecurity education and ongoing career guidance through continued professional development.

This professional development program does not bear academic credit.

With over 700,000
job openings
nationwide, there’s
never been a better
time to join the
cybersecurity
industry.

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Our Accelerated Curriculum Gets You Job-Ready, Fast
Build the Cybersecurity Skills Employers Want

Train with all the right tools and top cybersecurity software and gain the advanced skills that will help you stand out to employers.

Earn Hands-On
Experience
as a Cybersecurity Defender

Defend Against Cyberattacks in
Simulated, Real-World Exercises

Hands-On Classes

Our bootcamp is designed to prepare you for the real world. These classes provide you with a set of engaging and challenging projects, encouraging you to develop offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills you can apply on the job from day one.

Cyber Labs and TDX Arena

Learners develop job-ready skills by practicing what they learn in class with Cyber Labs and TDX Arena, our proprietary virtual training platform, housing everything from everyday practice exercises to real-world cyberattacks simulations and immersive gamified learning.

Virtual Classroom

Grow your cybersecurity knowledge with fully remote, live classes on a part-time schedule. Our online learning ecosystem includes class recordings and a suite of virtual communication tools that enable you to access a supportive community of professionals and peers.

Expert Instructors

Learn from instructors who are cybersecurity professionals, bringing years of industry knowledge directly into the classroom. Learners benefit from their unique insights, first-hand experience, as well as their mentorship and guidance.

Personalized Support
Every Step of the Way

Thrive With a Built-in Community
of Professionals

Professional Community

Open yourself up to new possibilities for your future cybersecurity career! We host many virtual networking events to help you mingle with other cybersecurity professionals and make amazing connections, including with local and national hiring partners.

Career Coaching

Get the support of a team of career advisors and coaches. They are here to help you get the career of your dreams and coach you to be a top candidate: from polishing your resume and LinkedIn profile to interview prep and so much more.

Learner Support

Student success managers are an invaluable resource built into the very fabric of our bootcamp. From helping learners access additional resources and tutoring sessions to keeping you accountable and arranging test retakes, they ensure you always get the support you need.

Job Search Assistance

Our Career Outcomes team is your bridge to jumpstarting your professional path in cybersecurity at world-class tech companies. They can help you locate the best opportunities for your career path and guide you to land your first position in cybersecurity

Explore the Classes
That
Will Train You
in Cybersecurity
Download the Course Catalog

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Program Overview

30-Hour Introductory Course |
370-Hour Extended Program

  • Introductory Course

    The Introductory Course allows you to take the Cybersecurity Bootcamp for a test drive and get a feel for the remote learning environment. The course covers topics such as fundamentals of information security and risk management, an introduction to networking and network security fundamentals, the Linux and Microsoft platforms and related security, and the concept and role of offensive security.

    Following the Introductory Course, learners assess their understanding with a summary exam before proceeding to the extended course.
  • Part 1: Fundamentals

    In the Fundamentals part of the bootcamp, individuals learn the basics of cybersecurity. It includes training on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and basic network and cloud security. This phase acts as foundational training for the more rigorous portions of the program.
  • Microsoft Security

    Many companies across the globe rely on Windows Server to manage their computers, networks, and infrastructure. The Microsoft Security course will give learners a real-world, hands-on education in both modern and widely used versions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Server. Learners will gain best practices for administrating and securing the Microsoft ecosystem of products.
  • Computer Networking

    Computer networking is an essential skill for cybersecurity professionals since networks are used in a variety of fields—including health care, finance, technology, manufacturing, travel, and more. The Computer Networking course will give learners a firm understanding of computer network basics, including protocols, topologies, network design, and devices.

    Additionally, the Computer Networking course will give learners a foundation for preparing to take the CompTIA Network+ exam*.
  • Linux Security

    The Linux Security course imparts knowledge and practical skills on the most used operating system in the world—one that is absolutely essential to cybersecurity professionals. Learners will learn all of the basics of using and manipulating Linux and will also learn about the various Linux distributions available.

    Upon course completion, learners can begin preparing for the LPI Linux Essentials certification exam*.
  • Cloud Security

    Cloud solutions like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure are all becoming commonplace as more organizations adopt them. The Cloud Security course prepares learners to discuss, identify, compare, contrast, and use common cloud service platforms and providers. It also covers security offerings so that learners can understand how to implement security for cloud-based platforms.

    Upon completion of the course, learners will have a foundation of cloud security knowledge that they can use to prepare for the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam*.
  • Part 2: Cybersecurity Infrastructure

    In the Infrastructure Phase, learners begin focusing exclusively on security concepts and practices. This phase allows course participants to study Python programming, network security, and Critical Infrastructure Security (CIS). Learners gain practical security skills and experience that will prepare them for the Advanced phase of the program.
  • Network Security

    Networks are the foundation for nearly everything on the internet. Learners will leave this course with the skills needed to suggest, design, or implement controls to build secure networks from the design stage to post-implementation. They will have the digital skill set and know-how needed to appeal to potential employers looking to fill technical positions.
  • Cyber Infrastructure & Technology

    This course provides learners with the knowledge and practical training needed to design and maintain secure infrastructures and technologies. Security countermeasures such as SIEM, SOAR, endpoint security, and more provide an essential understanding of how to effectively protect organizations.

    This course begins to cover the CompTIA Security+ and CySA+ certificate objectives.
  • Intro to Python for Security

    Sometimes the best cybersecurity tool is the one you make yourself. Often, cybersecurity professionals find themselves needing to analyze data, scan a system, or review hosts on a network in a novel way. The Intro to Python for Security course gives learners the tools they need to create these custom scripts on the fly, serving as an introduction to basic programming concepts in Python.
  • Part 3: Advanced Cybersecurity

    In the Advanced Phase, learners solidify existing skills and begin building new ones in advanced security concepts like game theory, digital forensics, incident response, and ethical hacking. By the end of this phase, learners will have a more complete view of cybersecurity and will be well-prepared to enter the industry.
  • Offensive Security: Ethical Hacking

    This course is a deep dive into the world of ethical hacking, which is critical to the cybersecurity industry. Ethical hackers can include anyone from penetration testers to GRC auditors. The Offensive Security: Ethical Hacking course lets the learner get into the mindset of criminal hackers and provides them with the foundation needed to pursue a career with ethical hacking as the primary role.
  • DFIR and Threat Hunting

    When there’s a cyberattack, first responders are there to analyze and contain the incident. The DFIR and Threat Hunting course gives learners the necessary tools to appropriately respond to attacks, conduct various types of investigations and evidence gathering, and report the results.
  • Game Theory Strategy in Cybersecurity

    In cybersecurity, game theory allows professionals to analyze the nature of cyberattacks by viewing each incident as a series of games and players. This allows them to describe the interactions and outcomes between a threat and an organization without knowing who the threat actually is. The Game Theory Strategy in Cybersecurity course covers the basics of philosophy and mathematics and also provides experience in how to use game theory in cybersecurity. This course helps develop soft skills that are highly critical in cybersecurity by fostering a learner’s ability to think creatively and critically.
  • Career Support Workshop

    Get the competitive edge you need to succeed in technical interviews with this specialized workshop. TDX Arena also hosts a dedicated resource hub that includes detailed career guides as well as asynchronous classes as you prepare to seek entry into the field of cybersecurity.
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Introductory Course (30 Hours)

The Introductory Course allows you to take the Cybersecurity Bootcamp for a test drive and get a feel for the remote learning environment. The course covers topics such as fundamentals of information security and risk management, an introduction to networking and network security fundamentals, the Linux and Microsoft platforms and related security, and the concept and role of offensive security.

Following the Introductory Course, learners assess their understanding with a summary exam before proceeding to the extended course.

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Part 1: Fundamentals

In the Fundamentals part of the bootcamp, individuals learn the basics of cybersecurity. It includes training on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and basic network and cloud security. This phase acts as foundational training for the more rigorous portions of the program.

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Microsoft Security (40 Hours)

Many companies across the globe rely on Windows Server to manage their computers, networks, and infrastructure. The Microsoft Security course will give learners a real-world, hands-on education in both modern and widely used versions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Server. Learners will gain best practices for administrating and securing the Microsoft ecosystem of products.

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Computer Networking (50 Hours)

Computer networking is an essential skill for cybersecurity professionals since networks are used in a variety of fields—including health care, finance, technology, manufacturing, travel, and more. The Computer Networking course will give learners a firm understanding of computer network basics, including protocols, topologies, network design, and devices.

Additionally, the Computer Networking course will give learners a foundation for preparing to take the CompTIA Network+ exam*.

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Linux Security (30 Hours)

The Linux Security course imparts knowledge and practical skills on the most used operating system in the world—one that is absolutely essential to cybersecurity professionals. Learners will learn all of the basics of using and manipulating Linux and will also learn about the various Linux distributions available.

Upon course completion, learners can begin preparing for the LPI Linux Essentials certification exam*.

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Cloud Security (15 Hours)

Cloud solutions like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure are all becoming commonplace as more organizations adopt them. The Cloud Security course prepares learners to discuss, identify, compare, contrast, and use common cloud service platforms and providers. It also covers security offerings so that learners can understand how to implement security for cloud-based platforms.

Upon completion of the course, learners will have a foundation of cloud security knowledge that they can use to prepare for the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam*.

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Part 2: Cybersecurity Infrastructure

In the Infrastructure Phase, learners begin focusing exclusively on security concepts and practices. This phase allows course participants to study Python programming, network security, and Critical Infrastructure Security (CIS). Learners gain practical security skills and experience that will prepare them for the Advanced phase of the program.

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Network Security (35 Hours)

Networks are the foundation for nearly everything on the internet. Learners will leave this course with the skills needed to suggest, design, or implement controls to build secure networks from the design stage to post-implementation. They will have the digital skill set and know-how needed to appeal to potential employers looking to fill technical positions.

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Cyber Infrastructure & Technology (40 Hours)

This course provides learners with the knowledge and practical training needed to design and maintain secure infrastructures and technologies. Security countermeasures such as SIEM, SOAR, endpoint security, and more provide an essential understanding of how to effectively protect organizations.

This course begins to cover the CompTIA Security+ and CySA+ certificate objectives.

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Intro to Python for Security (25 Hours)

Sometimes the best cybersecurity tool is the one you make yourself. Often, cybersecurity professionals find themselves needing to analyze data, scan a system, or review hosts on a network in a novel way. The Intro to Python for Security course gives learners the tools they need to create these custom scripts on the fly, serving as an introduction to basic programming concepts in Python.

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Part 3: Advanced Cybersecurity

In the Advanced Phase, learners solidify existing skills and begin building new ones in advanced security concepts like game theory, digital forensics, incident response, and ethical hacking. By the end of this phase, learners will have a more complete view of cybersecurity and will be well-prepared to enter the industry.

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Offensive Security: Ethical Hacking (50 Hours)

This course is a deep dive into the world of ethical hacking, which is critical to the cybersecurity industry. Ethical hackers can include anyone from penetration testers to GRC auditors. The Offensive Security: Ethical Hacking course lets the learner get into the mindset of criminal hackers and provides them with the foundation needed to pursue a career with ethical hacking as the primary role.

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DFIR and Threat Hunting (60 Hours)

When there’s a cyberattack, first responders are there to analyze and contain the incident. The DFIR and Threat Hunting course gives learners the necessary tools to appropriately respond to attacks, conduct various types of investigations and evidence gathering, and report the results.

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Game Theory Strategy in Cybersecurity (10 Hours)

In cybersecurity, game theory allows professionals to analyze the nature of cyberattacks by viewing each incident as a series of games and players. This allows them to describe the interactions and outcomes between a threat and an organization without knowing who the threat actually is. The Game Theory Strategy in Cybersecurity course covers the basics of philosophy and mathematics and also provides experience in how to use game theory in cybersecurity. This course helps develop soft skills that are highly critical in cybersecurity by fostering a learner’s ability to think creatively and critically.

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Career Support Workshop (15 Hours)

Get the competitive edge you need to succeed in technical interviews with this specialized workshop. TDX Arena also hosts a dedicated resource hub that includes detailed career guides as well as asynchronous classes as you prepare to seek entry into the field of cybersecurity.

*Although the course curriculum provides the knowledge necessary to do well on industry exams, this isn’t a test preparation program, where the main focus is how a learner performs on an exam. Certification exams are not taken as part of the program and will require additional costs not included in the program tuition.

Build Skills to Help You
with Certification Exams

This is not a certification-prep program, but we recognize that obtaining industry-recognized certifications can help boost your credentials and give you a competitive advantage over other candidates, especially if you are new to the cybersecurity industry. That’s why we’ve created in-depth resources to help you learn skills applicable to certification exams such as the below.

  • LPI Linux Essentials

    The Linux LPI Essentials exam offers learners a way to verify their knowledge of the Linux operating system, as well as the workings of various open-source applications. The exam tests the ability to manage users and groups on Linux and also measures their competency with the Linux command line, system permissions and security, basic network configuration skills, and overall Linux administration.
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam is meant for individuals with knowledge of the widespread AWS Cloud platform, as well as its infrastructure and systems. Security and compliance experience in AWS Cloud is a key requirement for passing the exam.
  • CompTIA CySA+

    The CompTIA CySA+ certification exam measures a learner’s ability to proactively capture, monitor, and respond to network traffic findings. Skills in software and application security, automation, threat hunting, and IT regulatory compliance are also assessed.
  • CompTIA Network+

    The CompTIA Network+ certification exam measures a learner’s ability and knowledge of network device configuration, management, and troubleshooting. It also tests a cybersecurity professional’s familiarity with emerging mobile, cloud, communication, and virtualization technologies.
  • CompTIA Security+

    The CompTIA Security+ certification exam takes learners a step above the CompTIA Network+ exam. Considered an entry-level certification in the cybersecurity field, the CompTIA Security+ exam measures a candidate’s skill over a wide range of disciplines, including networks, systems, security administration, and penetration testing.
  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate

    The Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification is considered the first security certification a candidate should earn. The exam measures a candidate’s baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions of any cybersecurity role and pursue an IT security career.
  • (ISC)² SSCP – Systems Security Certified Practitioner**

    For learners who have achieved one year of experience after completion of their program.

    Learners with at least one year of experience after the completion of their program can take the (ISC)² SSCP – Systems Security Certified Practitioner certification exam.

    The (ISC)² SSCP exam is meant for cybersecurity professionals who have proven, practical, and hands-on experience and knowledge of the security environment. Once they obtain this certification, individuals have proof that they can carry out the implementation, monitoring, and administration of information technology infrastructure according to information security best practices, policies, and procedures.

LPI Linux Essentials

The Linux LPI Essentials exam offers learners a way to verify their knowledge of the Linux operating system, as well as the workings of various open-source applications. The exam tests the ability to manage users and groups on Linux and also measures their competency with the Linux command line, system permissions and security, basic network configuration skills, and overall Linux administration.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam is meant for individuals with knowledge of the widespread AWS Cloud platform, as well as its infrastructure and systems. Security and compliance experience in AWS Cloud is a key requirement for passing the exam.

CompTIA CySA+

The CompTIA CySA+ certification exam measures a learner’s ability to proactively capture, monitor, and respond to network traffic findings. Skills in software and application security, automation, threat hunting, and IT regulatory compliance are also assessed.

CompTIA Network+

The CompTIA Network+ certification exam measures a learner’s ability and knowledge of network device configuration, management, and troubleshooting. It also tests a cybersecurity professional’s familiarity with emerging mobile, cloud, communication, and virtualization technologies.

CompTIA Security+

The CompTIA Security+ certification exam takes learners a step above the CompTIA Network+ exam. Considered an entry-level certification in the cybersecurity field, the CompTIA Security+ exam measures a candidate’s skill over a wide range of disciplines, including networks, systems, security administration, and penetration testing.

Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate

The Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification is considered the first security certification a candidate should earn. The exam measures a candidate’s baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions of any cybersecurity role and pursue an IT security career.

(ISC)² SSCP – Systems Security Certified Practitioner**

For learners who have achieved one year of experience after completion of their program.

Learners with at least one year of experience after the completion of their program can take the (ISC)² SSCP – Systems Security Certified Practitioner certification exam.

The (ISC)² SSCP exam is meant for cybersecurity professionals who have proven, practical, and hands-on experience and knowledge of the security environment. Once they obtain this certification, individuals have proof that they can carry out the implementation, monitoring, and administration of information technology infrastructure according to information security best practices, policies, and procedures.

** In order to be certified, learners must have a minimum of at least one year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the seven disciplines of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

Program Tuition

Seize this chance to invest in your professional development! Our career-prep bootcamp can jumpstart your future as a cybersecurity professional.

30-Hour Introductory Course

$180

370-Hour Extended Program

$17,800

Requirements

Internet access

Drive, ambition, and passion

Introductory course and an admission exam

Tuition, fees, and deposits subject to change.

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