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Washington University Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Become a
Cybersecurity Professional
in 24 Weeks

Class begins February 26, 2024

To speak to an admissions adviser,
call (314) 300-7708
Why Learn Cybersecurity at Washington University in St. Louis?
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, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours.
Through immersive 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 services provided by edX’s career services team 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 Students Receive

  • Immersive instruction and lab environments to learn both the theory and application of tools used by industry professionals.
  • Learn the technical skills needed to be competitive in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Career-planning assistance from edX’s career services team, 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 who will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be Employer Competitive.
  • Gain industry insights through Tech Talks — quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.
  • Dedicated Student Success Manager (SSM) on-site to provide support with pre-launch preparation, instructor management, on-boarding and classroom coordination.
  • On-demand help from your SSM, instructors, fellow students and support staff whenever you need it through various avenues like in-person and virtual office hours, email, phone and a dedicated #Slack channel.

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What Graduates Earn

  • A non-credit Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity from the Technology & Leadership Center at Washington University McKelvey School of Engineering showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • Graduates benefit from Project Demo Day — a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase your final project.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director post-graduation for qualified students.
  • The skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry professionals.
  • An impressive collection of knowledge, skills and abilities that show competitiveness for employment.

About the Technology & Leadership Center at Washington University in St. Louis McKelvey School of Engineering.
Washington UniversityThe Technology & Leadership Center is dedicated to providing the training your company needs to meet corporate and individual objectives. We personalize courses for your unique goals, from cybersecurity to leadership development. The mission of the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis is to promote independent inquiry in engineering research and education with an emphasis on scientific excellence, innovation and collaboration without boundaries.
This program is offered through Washington University in St. Louis McKelvey School of Engineering in collaboration 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.

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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. Students can complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. edX’s career services team offers all 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 St. Louis or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals 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.
  • Students 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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