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Become a
Digital Defender

University of Toronto Cybersecurity Boot Camp | Learn Cybersecurity
in 24 Weeks

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • CompTIA Partnership: Get a head start on certification test prep.
  • Learner Success: Stay on track with personalized academic support.
  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.

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Next Start Date: December 11, 2023
Time to Complete: 24 Weeks, part-time
Live Online Classes: 9 hours
per week
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The Support You Need to Transform Your Career

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand global fields today. 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.

  • Work with an admissions officer who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, assistant instructors, peers, and past learners.
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Join the Front Lines of Digital Defense

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 professionals grows too. The number of job openings is expected to outnumber job seekers by 14% between 2019 and 2028.1

1Job Bank, Government of Canada

Top Employers Hire Our

Boot Camp Learners
Our boot camp learners go on to work for some of the world’s top companies, including over 62% of the Fortune 100.
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Further Your Career
Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you have learned to advance your career. We will help you optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile, prepare for interviews, and build your portfolio. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.
A Proud CompTIA Partner

We know how important certification is for our learners; 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 prep, 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.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.

In 24 weeks, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies 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, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

Learn to think like a cybersecurity professional by assessing threats and mitigating risks.

  • What you will learn:
  • CIA triad
  • Risk analysis and risk mitigation
  • Business continuity planning
  • Governance
  • Compliance
  • Disaster recovery

Gain hands-on experience working with the command line and bash commands that are prominent in IT roles. You will configure and audit servers, as well as harden and secure them from malicious attacks.

  • What you will learn:
  • Linux server configuration
  • Logging
  • Active directory
  • Windows server configuration
  • Bash scripting and programming
  • Kerberos
  • Tar, cron, and cron jobs

Dive into network configuration, design, protocols, and data communication.

  • What you will learn:
  • Network architecture, operations, and security
  • Email security
  • Port scanning
  • Wireless security
  • Cloud security and virtualization
  • Wireshark and traffic analysis
  • Cryptography and encryption

Dive into SIEMs and network security monitoring, practice responding to different breaches and attacks, and learn how to recover deleted data as part of preparing evidence for a legal case.

  • What you will learn:
  • Splunk
  • Incident response
  • Data extraction and recovery
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Forensics

Gain a thorough understanding of web applications, databases, and the vulnerabilities and hardening associated with them.

  • What you will learn:
  • Burp suite
  • Webshells
  • Searchsploit and metasploit
  • XSS vulnerabilities and payloads
  • File inclusion and command injection vulnerabilities
  • Zenmap
  • Pivoting networks
  • SQL injection
  • Penetration testing execution standard

Focus on certification prep for Security+ and CEH exams, and conclude the program with a final group project.

Now You’re Ready
By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects
applying your new skills in practical scenarios, and earned a valuable Certificate of Completion.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn
cybersecurity to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time Classes are held three weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m
Invest in Your Career With the Right Financial Options Cybersecurity boot camp fee: C$12,706.85 (inc. 13% HST)
24-Month Payment Plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.
Early Registration
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get CAD$1,000 off your tuition cost when paid in full.
Alumni Benefit
University alumni are eligible for a CAD$550 benefit.
This line of credit is designed to help you manage the cost of your postsecondary education.
Interest-Free Payment Plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments over the length of the boot camp with no interest.

edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisors. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.

What Boot Camp Learners

Are Saying
  • “The program gives you an overall exposure to cybersecurity and I was able to successfully transition from a non-tech background. It is important to put in the hard work and success will follow. I am now currently employed in a role that I wanted when I first enrolled into the program.” - Anthony N.
  • “I had a wonderful experience in the Cyber Boot Camp. I came in knowing a vast majority of the content. However, my instructors always pushed me to do more advanced things within our curriculum. I enjoyed this challenge and learning experience. This course has made me more proficient in understanding how to approach cybersecurity issues and challenges we face — especially in the DevOps cycle — and how to properly address them.” - Mohamed N.
  • “I wanted to switch careers from sales and client management to a cybersecurity role. This program covers all the basic structure one needs to understand cybersecurity. This is a hands-on program that helps people understand technology better.” - Rajiv A.
  • “Career Services has been an essential building block to help me achieve my goal of finding a position in the field of cybersecurity. The countless resources such as career coaching and webinars have definitely influenced my confidence and preparation towards networking and job interviews.” - Sanjay S.
A Powerful
Educational Partnership

About the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (U of T SCS) meets the needs of adult learners with expertly designed non-degree courses delivered, in class and online, by instructors who are recognized leaders in their fields. U of T SCS’s global reputation as an innovator in continuing education is grounded in our commitment to putting learners first in everything we do. By understanding our learners’ goals and aspirations, their personal challenges and their unique points of view, we create programs that are responsive to their needs and relevant to their goals.

As an integral part of the University of Toronto, SCS is energized by U of T’s intellectual vitality, inspired by its high standards for teaching and learning. For all those interested in continuous learning, we provide a unique academic community.

About the University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. U of T learners have the opportunity to learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through our multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni, and partners. The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 500,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world.

This program is offered through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, 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.

The Next Cybersecurity Boot Camp Starts
December 11, 2023.
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