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Penn Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Become a
Cybersecurity Professional
in 24 Weeks

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Why Learn Cybersecurity at the University of Pennsylvania?

Get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.
Maintain your work or life schedule by studying part-time, three days a week, with convenient evening hours.
Through immersive sessions and a dynamic curriculum, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to complete the program ready to use your knowledge in the workforce.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position.
Our CompTIA partnership provides participants with a complimentary CertMaster test-prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of their choice. Students will choose a cert that best aligns with their interests and career goals from the following list; Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.
*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.
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What Participants Receive

  • Through immersive instruction and lab environments, you will learn both the theory and application of tools used by industry professionals.
  • You will learn technical skills needed to be competitive in the field of cybersecurity.
  • You will receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated profile coach and career director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be employer competitive.
  • You will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.

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What Participants Earn

  • You will benefit from Project Demo Day—a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase your final project.
  • Continued 1:1 career coaching with your career director, post program completion, for qualified participants.
  • You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity from University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal and Professional Studies and School of Engineering and Applied Science, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • You will complete the program with the skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry professionals.
  • By the end of the program, you’ll have an impressive collection of knowledge, skills, and abilities that show competitiveness for employment.

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About Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is the home of lifelong learning at the University of Pennsylvania. As part of our commitment to working professionals, we deliver dynamic, applied programs relevant to today’s global and connected workplace. Through our programs, participants gain access to the world’s leading experts in the arts and sciences who offer exceptional opportunities to gain new skills and achieve professional goals.

About Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science

At Penn Engineering, we are preparing the next generation of innovative engineers, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Our unique culture of cooperation and teamwork, emphasis on research, and world-acclaimed faculty provide the ideal environment for the intellectual growth and development of well-rounded global citizens.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins soon.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at the Cybersecurity Boot Camp?

Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is part-time. Participants can complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our participants career support and coaching, as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in cybersecurity before applying?

While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Pennsylvania or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals and students to study cybersecurity without leaving their current job.
  • We put the participant experience first, using robust analytics to track the academic journey and ensure that we provide top-quality learning.
  • Participants benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • We employ skilled instructors and provide a curriculum based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.
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