Become a Digital Defender

Georgia Tech Cyber and Network Security Boot Camp
Learn Cybersecurity in 24 Weeks

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • CompTIA Partnership: Get a head start on certification test prep.
  • Learner Success: Stay on track with personalized academic support.
  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.
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Next Start Date: January 17, 2023
Time to Complete: 24 weeks, part-time
Live Online Classes: 9 hours per week
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The Support You Need to
Transform Your Career

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand global fields today. We’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions advisor who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and alumni.
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Join the Front Lines
of Digital Defense

The economic impact of cyber crime is growing: In 2020, the average cost to businesses affected by a data breach in the United States was $8.64 million, up 32% from 2015, and nearly double the global average.1

You can help protect organizations and populations — and change your entire career trajectory. As the world grows more connected and automated (and therefore, more vulnerable), the demand for cybersecurity specialists is on the rise. Information security is one of the fastest-growing fields,2 and No. 6 on Glassdoor’s Top 50 Jobs in America.3


1Statista.com
2Bureau of Labor Statistics
3Glassdoor

Our Boot Camp Learners Are in Demand
Our employer-competitive learners have received job offers from thousands of global organizations. As you take the next steps in your career, you’ll have exclusive access to job referrals from our network of 250+ partners.
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Further Your Career
Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you have learned to advance your career. We will help you optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile, prepare for interviews, and build your portfolio. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.
A Proud CompTIA Partner

We know how important certification is for our learners; that’s why we chose CompTIA as a partner to provide you with a complimentary CertMaster test prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of your choice: Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.

While the boot camp itself does not provide test preparation, a portion of the final module is dedicated to helping you learn and leverage the CertMaster Test Prep Tool for the Security+ exam and some CEH content to get you started.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.

In 24 weeks, Georgia Tech Cyber and Network Security Boot Camp will prepare you with the technical skills you need to protect digital environments. Through an immersive hands-on curriculum, you will not only learn fundamental cybersecurity methods, but also put them into action through practical exercises.


The curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

Learn to think like a cybersecurity professional by assessing threats and mitigating risks.

What you will learn:

  • CIA triad
  • Governance
  • Risk analysis and risk mitigation
  • Compliance
  • Business continuity planning
  • Disaster recovery

Gain hands-on experience working with the command line and bash commands that are prominent in IT roles. You will configure and audit servers, as well as harden and secure them from malicious attacks.

What you will learn:

  • Linux server configuration
  • Windows server configuration
  • Tar, Cron, and CronJobs
  • Logging
  • Bash scripting and programming
  • Active directory
  • Kerberos

Dive into network configuration, design, protocols, and data communication.

What you will learn:

  • Network architecture, operations, and security
  • Wireshark and traffic analysis
  • Email security
  • Wireless security
  • Cryptography and encryption
  • Port scanning
  • Cloud security and virtualization

Dive into SIEMs and network security monitoring, practice responding to different breaches and attacks, and learn how to recover deleted data as part of preparing evidence for a legal case.

What you will learn:

  • Splunk
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Incident response
  • Forensics
  • Data extraction and recovery

Gain a thorough understanding of web applications, databases, and the vulnerabilities and hardening associated with them.

What you will learn:

  • Burp Suite
  • XSS vulnerabilities and payloads
  • SQL injection
  • Webshells
  • File inclusion and command injection vulnerabilities
  • Penetration testing execution standard
  • Searchsploit and Metasploit
  • Zenmap
  • Pivoting networks

Focus on certification prep for Security+ and CEH exams, and conclude the program with a final group project.

Now You’re Ready
By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects applying your new skills in practical scenarios, and earned a valuable Certificate of Completion.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn cybersecurity to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live online classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time 3 weekday evenings
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Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments over the length of the program with no interest

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What Boot Camp Graduates Are Saying
  • The program prepared me in every way for the SOC position I work [in] now. Literally all the knowledge I gained through the program has not gone to waste when performing my job as [an] SOC. It has impacted my family tremendously. Reginald J.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology is without a doubt one of the world's greatest institutions, so a certificate with their stamp of approval is a no-brainer investment! As an alumni, I've received tons of hits from recruiters and three offer letters … just 3 weeks after graduation. In addition to this, I'm equipped with the needed foundation to confidently advance my career in many directions and I've also picked up a few cool startup ideas! Charles D.
  • I really enjoyed the program and learned a lot. I chose it because I got laid off from my job of 21 years and needed a new start. … I looked at boot camps from other companies and none sounded as good to me. Plus it's nice having the prestige of GA Tech. I am thrilled to have landed a job in security so quickly after graduation and at a salary that is higher than I expected starting out. I attribute much of my success in getting interviews to my material advisor, who helped me re-work my resume and LinkedIn profile. Donovan
  • I was between jobs and needed to make myself more attractive to employers. I felt that technology was the missing key. The program was intense and difficult but, at the end, I felt proud when I completed it. The program also reminded me to continue learning new things, search for solutions, and to ask for help when needed. This program gave me confidence that I can learn something new. Tammy P.
A Powerful Educational Partnership
About Georgia Tech Professional Education

Georgia Tech Professional Education is the global campus and lifetime education arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology offering professional development courses, certificate programs, and online master’s degrees in a variety of formats to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners in STEM and business fields worldwide. In FY21, we educated and supported nearly 190,000 learners – the “hidden students” who don’t live on campus but out-number those who are physically here – representing more than 900 companies.

This program is offered through Georgia Tech Professional Education in partnership with edX.


About edX

edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

The Next Cybersecurity Boot Camp Starts January 17, 2023. Reserve Your Spot Today!
It only takes a minute to request information and receive a full curriculum overview. You will also be put in touch with an admissions advisor who can answer questions and get your application started.