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UTSA Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Become a
Cybersecurity Professional
in 24 Weeks

To speak with an admissions advisor,
call 210-944-1098

Why Learn Cybersecurity at The University of Texas at San Antonio?

Get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.
Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, three days a week through our dynamic virtual classroom experience.
Through virtual classes and a dynamic curriculum, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to graduate from 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 You Receive

  • Through immersive instruction and lab environments, you will learn both the theory and application of tools used by industry professionals.
  • You will learn the 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 career materials advisor and career director who 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 You Will Earn

  • You will benefit from Demo Day—a networking event with local professionals to showcase your final project.
  • You receive continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director post-graduation for qualified students.
  • You will earn a Certificate of Completion from The University of Texas at San Antonio, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • You will graduate with the skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry professionals.
  • By the end of the program, you will have an impressive collection of knowledge, skills and abilities that show competitiveness for employment.

About The University of Texas at San Antonio
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on or follow @utsa on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or Linkedin.
This program is offered through The University of Texas at San Antonio Carlos Alvarez College of Business, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins April 8
  • Live sessions are held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at the UTSA 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. You can complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our students 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 San Antonio and the surrounding area?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals and students to study cybersecurity without leaving their current job.
  • We put the student experience first, using robust analytics to track the academic journey and ensure that we provide top-quality learning.
  • You will benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare you for success as you 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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