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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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October 7

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24 weeks, part-time

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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.

  • Stay on track with a dedicated learner success advisor.
  • edX Xpert support available for learners 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Connect with engaged instructors, teaching assistants, and peers for academic support.
  • Additional academic services may be available in select boot camps.

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

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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.

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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
  • Governance
  • Risk analysis and risk mitigation
  • Compliance
  • Business continuity planning
  • 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
  • Kerberos
  • Logging
  • Windows server configuration
  • Tar, cron, and cron jobs
  • Active directory
  • Bash scripting and programming

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

What you will learn:

  • Network architecture, operations, and security
  • Wireshark and traffic analysis
  • Email security
  • Wireless security
  • Cryptography and encryption
  • Port scanning
  • Cloud security and virtualization

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
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Incident response
  • Forensics
  • Data extraction and recovery

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

What you will learn:

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

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 complete24 weeks
Live classes9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class timeClasses 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.

Pay in Full Discount

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive CAD$1,000 off your total fee.

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

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 October 7, 2024. Reserve Your Spot Today!

It only takes a minute to request information and be put in touch with a member of the admissions team who can answer questions and get your application started.