Cybersecurity is one of today’s most in-demand fields globally. 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.
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
We know how important certification is for our students; 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.
In 24 weeks, Northwestern Cybersecurity 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, virtual classes and high-quality coursework. All university-approved instructors offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.
|Time to complete||24 weeks|
|Live classes||9 hrs/week|
|Homework & projects||20+ hrs/week|
|Class time||Three weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.|
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“I chose to attend Northwestern’s Cybersecurity Boot Camp because I wanted to change careers. It was not an easy decision to make, nor was it an easy transition from my former profession. That decision turned out to be one of the biggest and BEST decisions I’ve made yet. Just a couple of weeks after graduating, I was able to take my certification test and leave my previous job for a fresh start in my new career! This boot camp can definitely be considered a launching pad.” – Desiree J.
“It has been a great program with friendly faculty. I highly recommend it to all who want to enter the cybersecurity field.” – Jack T.
“The instructor was a seasoned professional and highly dedicated to the course. He showed up to each session well prepared and focused. He challenged us to understand the fundamental architecture of the web and dispelled myths about what it takes to be successful in the field. The TAs were eager to help and always receptive to requests for attention. They were also humble and sometimes participated as students in productive ways. Overall, the course was very well designed and objective. The life impact is pretty significant because I decided to pursue web development as a career.” – Evan G.
The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to provide a superior Northwestern education to outstanding students whose academic pursuits must be balanced with professional or personal commitments. SPS strives to be a national leader in continuing and professional education by providing innovative learning opportunities that serve the lifelong learning needs of its students.
This program is offered through the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies in collaboration with 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.