Penn Cybersecurity Boot Camp in Philadelphia

Sessions begin quarterly in Philadelphia

Become a Cybersecurity Professional in 24 Weeks

Philadelphia Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Big data needs big protection. In just the last two years, 90 percent of the world’s data has been created.* As computer networks grow, so too does the quantity of vulnerable information.

This part-time Cybersecurity Boot Camp in Philadelphia is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attain proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.

  • Gain experience with a host of popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, Nessus, and more.
  • Learn skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
  • Advance your skillset even if you’re currently employed or in school through a convenient evening and weekend schedule.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive set of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position.
*https://www.ibm.com/
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Why apply?

Are you craving to expand your knowledge or learn how to keep data safe from prying eyes? Do you relate to any of the bullet points down below? This program may be the catalyst needed to help accomplish your goals.

  • You are currently a technical professional, such as a web developer, network administrator, or help desk technician, who wants to better understand how to keep data secure.
  • You are a manager in a company whose revenue depends on the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of client data.
  • You are looking to move into cybersecurity from an already technical field, such as systems administration.
  • You are a tech enthusiast looking to get your foot in the door in the world of networking and security.

Building on the Basics

Achieving your goals in cybersecurity requires not only deep security knowledge but also experience with the application of that knowledge. Our curriculum is designed to give you both the knowledge you need to move toward the cybersecurity industry and ample experience applying that knowledge to real-world problems.

Throughout the program, you will learn tools and technologies vetted by current practitioners, and learn skills applicable to certifications expected of all serious security professionals.

At Penn Cybersecurity Boot Camp, participants get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.

You’ll learn from skilled instructors and gain real-world experience by collaborating with your peers. Through hands-on application, you’ll gain the confidence you need to tap into the industry. The curriculum* will dive into the foundational skills for cybersecurity, including:

Networking:

  • Packet Analysis
  • Wireshark
  • Router and Switch Configuration

Systems:

  • Windows and Linux Administration Techniques
  • Windows and Linux Hardening
  • Web Technology Architecture and Security

Cybersecurity:

  • Secure Network Design and Architecture
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Identity and Access Management

Ethical Hacking and Penetration:

  • Kali Linux
  • Metasploit
  • Hashcat
  • 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
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

By the time you complete the program, you will know how to:

  • Identify suspicious patterns of user behavior to identify bots, intruders, and other malicious actors
  • Use cutting-edge cryptographic protocols to encrypt information being sent over the network
  • Launch controlled attacks on web applications and provide suggestions on how to patch any uncovered vulnerabilities
  • Perform digital forensics to retrieve deleted and otherwise hidden documents, even from damaged hard drives
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Part-Time Schedule

  • 24-week program
  • Available in Philadelphia
  • Sessions held two weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Explore dates and locations

If you’re ready to learn more about Penn Cybersecurity Boot Camp in Philadelphia, contact an admissions advisor at (215) 310-5477 or fill out the form below.

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