Georgia Tech Cyber and Network Security Boot Camp

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Big data needs big protection. In just the last two years, 90 percent of the world’s data has been created.* And as computer networks grow, so does the amount of vulnerable information.

Just how important will defending systems be in the coming years?

A recent Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) survey found that “82 percent of employers report a shortage of cybersecurity skills, and 71 percent believe this talent gap causes direct and measurable damage to their organizations.” With such high demand for knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals, this could be the right time for you to step into an exciting new field.


Georgia Tech Cyber and Network Security Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security throughout 24 intensive weeks. 

Learn Cybersecurity in 24 Weeks of Hands-On Training

    • Gain experience with a host of popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, Nessus, and more.
    • Learn skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
    • Get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, as well as defensive and offensive cybersecurity. 
    • Receive in-demand industry training to execute effective security measures safeguarding networks and systems against online threats.
    • Advance your skill set, even if you’re currently employed or in school, through convenient evening and weekend classes.
    • Benefit from comprehensive career services to help you succeed in changing career paths or advancing in your current position.
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Why Learn Network & Cyber Security at GA Tech Boot Camp?

If you see yourself described below and are passionate about learning to keep data safe from prying eyes, enrolling in this program might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for:

  • You are a technical professional, such as a web developer, network administrator, or help desk technician, who wants to better understand data security.
  • Your career success and corporate revenue depends  on the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of client data.
  • You want to move into cybersecurity from a technical field, such as systems administration.
  • You are a tech enthusiast who wants to join the networking and security field.
  • You want to develop a wide range of cybersecurity skills guided by experienced industry professionals.
  • You seek a flexible schedule allowing you to study from anywhere — no physical presence required.
  • You desire one-on-one guidance from a dedicated professional development team to help you  move into the infosecurity field.

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Building On The Basics

Achieving your cybersecurity goals requires deep security knowledge and the ability to demonstrate that knowledge functionally. . Our curriculum is designed to give you both — you’ll gain the knowledge employers value and the ability to apply it to real-world problems.

Throughout the program, you will learn tools and technologies vetted by current practitioners, and learn skills applicable to certifications expected of all serious security professionals.

Get Hands-On Training and Develop Your Skills

At Georgia Tech Cyber and Network Security Boot Camp, learners get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, and databases, as well as  defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of risks to an organization’s security posture.

You’ll learn from skilled instructors and gain interactive experience collaborating with your peers. Through real-world application, you’ll gain the confidence you need to tap into the industry. The curriculum* will dive into the foundational skills for cyber and network security, including:

  • Networking:
    • Packet Analysis
    • Wireshark
    • Router and Switch Configuration
  • Systems:
    • Windows and Linux Administration Techniques
    • Windows and Linux Hardening
    • Web Technology Architecture and Security
  • Cybersecurity:
    • Secure Network Design and Architecture
    • Risk Management
    • Cryptography
    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Identity and Access Management
  • Ethical Hacking and Penetration:
    • Kali Linux
    • Metasploit
    • Hashcat
    • Burp Suite
  • Cybersecurity Careers:
    • Digital Forensics Methods
    • Cyber Threat Intelligence
    • Penetration Testing
    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Security Operations and Analytics
  • Programming and Scripting:
    • Bash Scripting
    • PowerShell Scripting
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

By the Time You Complete the Program, You Will Know How To:

  • Identify suspicious user behavior patterns to identify bots, intruders, and other malicious actors.
  • Analyze malware to identify its origin and purpose, and determine methods for uninstalling it.
  • Perform Python programming along with Bash and scripting.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments, using tools like Metasploit, to profile application vulnerabilities, exploit them, and surface them for remediation.
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What You Can Expect in Your Cybersecurity Program

It’s your first day of class. What can you expect in the upcoming weeks?

Georgia Tech Cyber and Network Security Boot Camp allows you to balance your cybersecurity coursework with your full-time job, college classes, or personal commitments. Attend classes three days a week and work through a project-based curriculum in an engaging and interactive environment. You’ll be able to attend class from anywhere and collaborate with your online cohort of classmates on real-world projects.

What if you stumble across a topic you can’t quite grasp or get stuck on a homework problem? That’s where our university-approved instructors, teaching assistants, learner success team, and tutors come in. These services are available for you whenever you may need additional assistance — not only for support, but also for encouragement and guidance throughout your cybersecurity journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our cyber and network security boot camp in Atlanta is being held via our tried and tested virtual classroom experience. Call us at (404) 369-3107 for more information on how to apply, or visit our Online Experience page to learn more.

No, applicants do not need to be Georgia Tech students. The Cyber and Network Security Boot Camp is offered through Georgia Tech Professional Education.

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.

Part-Time Schedule

  • 24-week program
  • Classes held two weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Ready to learn more about Georgia Tech Cyber and Network Security Boot Camp? Contact an admissions advisor at (404) 369-3107.