Frequently Asked Questions

In an effort to answer any questions you may have about the University of Wisconsin–Madison Digital Skills Bootcamps, we’ve gone ahead and answered some of the most frequent ones below.

Where can I take classes?

Our Digital Skills Bootcamps are virtual programs, but the lessons are not pre recorded. Our classes feature live classroom sessions with expert instructors ready to engage you in real-time.

Can I take classes online?

Yes. Classes are available online and feature participation for learners to interact in live classroom and Q&A sessions, virtual simulation labs, and more.

When do classes start?

We utilize a rolling schedule so you’ll never have to wait long to get started.

Do I need previous educational certifications or experience to enroll?

No. There are no prerequisites to enroll or get started in any of our Digital Skills Bootcamps, and we welcome all professional backgrounds from zero experience, novice to the expert looking to add some certification to their resume.

How many credit hours can I achieve, and can I transfer credits to another institution of learning?

Both the Cybersecurity Bootcamp and Digital Marketing Bootcamp are 400-hour programs each, and that is inclusive of the Introductory Course. Due to the accelerated nature of our Bootcamp programs credits cannot be applied towards other degree seeking programs at this time.

This non-credit professional program is offered by the UW-Madison College of Engineering's Office of Engineering Professional Development.

How much is tuition?

Tuition is $17,500 for the Cybersecurity Bootcamp, not including the $500 for the Introductory Course.

Tuition is $14,500 for the Digital Marketing Bootcamp, not including the $500 for the Introductory Course.

I'm employed full-time. Is this program suitable for me?

Our program is designed to accommodate working professionals by providing evening and weekend course schedules.

Do I need to buy any supplies?

Yes, but you will only be required to provide a laptop, desktop computer, or other computing device. All other educational materials required, including books and software, will be provided to you.

What is HackerU?

The University of Wisconsin–Madison and HackerU are partners in continuing education innovation. They have extensive digital expertise and bring well over two decades of professional training and world-renowned knowledge transfer expertise directly to you.

How can I become a hiring partner?

Contact us either by filling out the form below or by calling (608) 733-6400 to speak with one of our Partner Account Managers.

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