Cybersecurity Specialist Boot Camp

Program Description

The Cybersecurity Specialist Boot Camp prepares the learner to apply the required knowledge and skills to solving current security problems associated with information systems in a Cyber Analyst role.

This training has over 75 virtual labs led by experienced faculty that provide an opportunity for the learner to directly engage with a secure cloud environment and obtain real world experience.

In this 18-week, 100% online intensive boot camp (comprised of 6 courses), we will cover the following topics:

  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Software and Systems Security
  • Security Operations and Monitoring
  • Incident Response
  • Compliance and Assessment
  • Linux System Management
  • Linux Security
  • Scripting, Containers & Automation
  • Troubleshooting

This program consists of the following seven courses:

  • CBSC-310 – Risk Management in IT Security
  • CBSC-350 – Securing Windows
  • CBSC-370 – Securing Linux
  • CBSC-430 – Hacking and Countermeasures
  • CBSC-450 – An Introduction to Cybercrime Forensics
  • CBSC-499 – Cybersecurity Analyst


There are no enrollment requirements, however, this program is not for beginners. Individuals with technology experience in networking, operating systems, and software applications, preferably those with a Security+ Certificate or equivalent will be better prepared to do well in this boot camp. We have designed the program to prepare a learner to sit for CompTIA’s , Linux+ and CySA+ exams. The passing of these exams leads to obtaining that particular Industry Certification.

Program Length

Courses are each designed to be completed in 3 weeks, therefore the full program (6 courses) can be completed in as few as 18 weeks.

Program Cost

The cost of the program is $4950 and includes:

  • All 6 courses
  • All textbooks for the courses
  • All labs for the courses
  • An Exam Voucher to take the CompTIA Linux+ exam
  • An Exam Voucher to take the CompTIA CySA+ exam

Course Descriptions

The description for each of the courses in the program are listed below.

CBSC-310 – Risk Management in IT Security

This course addresses how risk, threats, and vulnerabilities impact information systems in the context of risk management. Topics include methods of assessing, analyzing, and managing risks, defining an acceptable level of risk for information systems, and identifying elements of a business impact analysis, business continuity plan, and disaster recovery plan. We will also learn about SCANS.

CBSC-350 – Securing Windows

This course examines security implementations for a variety of Windows platforms and applications including the analysis of the security architecture of Windows systems. Students will identify and examine security risks and apply tools and methods to address security issues in a Windows System.

CBSC-370 – Securing Linux

This course is an introduction to the securing of Linux platforms and applications. Areas of study include identifying and examining methods of securing Linux platforms and applications and implementing those methods.

CBSC-430 – Hacking and Countermeasures

This course is an introduction to hacking tools and incident handling. Areas of instruction include various tools and vulnerabilities of operating systems, software and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information. This course also addresses incident-handling methods used when information security is compromised.

CBSC-450 – An Introduction to Cybercrime Forensics

This course offers an introduction to system forensics investigation and response. Areas of study include a procedure for investigating computer and cybercrime and concepts for collecting, analyzing, recovering, and preserving forensic evidence. 

CBSC-499 – Cybersecurity Analyst

This course addresses the skillsets needed to perform as a cybersecurity analyst, such as ability to gather information, uncover exposures, respond to attacks, and take steps to improve security. In addition to theory, students will gain hands-on technical experience by utilizing various tools and techniques to achieve the learning objectives and prepare for the CySA+ exam.

Assessed Credit into IWU : 9 Hours of Cybersecurity Credit.

Career Outlook

The demand for careers that align with this initiative, especially the ones tied to cybercrimes is expected to grow at 33% over the next several years, according to the BLS. Careers that students who complete the program may be able to obtain are listed by ONET codes and sample job titles:

13-1199.07 – Security Management Specialists 

  • Security Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Specialist

15-1212.00 – Information Security Analysts

  • Information Security Officer 
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
  • Information Technology Security Analyst
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

15-1299.05 – Information Security Engineers

Additional jobs that you can get with the CompTIA Linux+ Certification are:

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Linux Engineer
  • Linux Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • Solutions Architect

Additional jobs that use the CySA+ Certification are:

  • Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Threat Hunter
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Incident response or handler
  • Security Engineer

Organizations that recommend the CompTIA Linux+ Certification are:

  • US Department of Defense
  • US Navy
  • General Dynamics
  • Aetna
  • Booz | Allen | Hamilton
  • Dell

Organizations that have contributed to the development of the CompTIA CySA+ Certifications are:

  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oracle
  • Ricoh
  • Target
  • VA Affairs
  • Dell
  • Netflix
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Splunk

Faculty Credentials

The faculty who teach in this program are industry experts and carry the following credentials:

  • CompTIA
    • Network+
    • Security+
    • Cloud+
    • Linux+
    • CySA+
    • CASP+
    • PenTest+
  • Cisco
    • CCNA
    • CCNP
    • CCIE
    • EC Council
    • Security certification
  • ISC2
    • SSCP
    • CISSP
  • LPI: Linux Professional Institute Certified
    • LPIC 1
    • LPIC 2
    • LPIC 3
  • Microsoft
    • MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional)
    • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
  • Novell
    • Certified Linux Administrator
    • Certified Linux Professional
    • Certified Linux Engineer
  • Red Hat
    • Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
    • Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)
    • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)