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Hack into the cybersecurity industry with the UNLV Cybersecurity Bootcamp.

Companies rely on cybersecurity professionals to defend their data, their privacy, their reputation, and even public safety. Cyber crime is indisputably a growing problem; you can be an important part of the solution!

University of Nevada, Las Vegas has partnered with thought leaders in the industry to develop the cutting-edge Cybersecurity Bootcamp. This bootcamp prepares you to enter the workforce in under a year as a highly qualified, entry-level professional with the in-demand experience employers are looking for to help defend our most vital assets.

The 400-hour program offers a fully immersive experience with comprehensive virtual training labs that allow you to benefit from hands-on, digital simulation exercises in online classes taught by cybersecurity professionals. Thought leaders and industry experts work together to develop state-of-the-art course materials to ensure that you always receive the most current information. Instructors are insiders with a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise who guide you through everything you need to know, preparing you to sit for top industry certification exams* and enter an exciting, fast-paced field that is constantly evolving.

A unique Introductory Course allows you to gain a foundational understanding of cybersecurity so you can determine whether or not it is the right career path for you before committing to the full program. This 30-hour course teaches the fundamentals of cybersecurity, and an assessment is provided at the end to determine your suitability for the field. At the culmination of the intro course, you will consult with your Admissions Advisor to determine whether or not you will continue to the full, 400-hour program.


This Cybersecurity Bootcamp Certificate Program is provided in collaboration with ThriveDX, a market-driven education company that delivers innovative programs to prepare learners for the demands of today's economy.

ThriveDX is a UNLV approved external instructional provider.

This Program is Perfect For

Individuals ready to make an impact in the growing field of cybersecurity.

While you should be technically inclined, no background in the field is needed. Prospective students will undergo a professional evaluation and take an admissions exam.

What You Will Learn

Learners who complete the Cybersecurity Bootcamp are prepared for a career defending the world’s most sensitive information, critical infrastructures, and digital assets for business and industry. The preparation and experience you receive in this intensive program helps you stand out to employers while training you for an exciting career in cybersecurity defense.

Course Breakdown: 
Introductory Course 30 hours
PART 1: Fundamentals 135 hours
         -Microsoft Security
         -Computer Networking 
         -Cloud Security
         -Linux Security
PART 2: Cybersecurity Infrastructure 100 hours
        -Network Security
        -Cyber Infrastructure & Technology
        -Intro to Python for Security
PART 3: Advanced Cybersecurity 120 hours
        -Offensive Security: Ethical  Hacking
        -DFIR and Threat Hunting
        -Game Theory Strategy in Cybersecurity

As you progress through the units, the UNLV Cybersecurity Bootcamp sets you up for success by providing you with the fundamental knowledge you will need to prepare for the industry’s most recognized exams.*

  • CompTIA Network+
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • (ISC)2
  • SSCP

*Please note that certification exams are not conducted as part of the program and require additional costs not included in tuition. Some certifications have additional qualification requirements.

Program Details

To earn the Cybersecurity Certificate, you must successfully complete the 400-hour Cybersecurity Bootcamp program.

Once you fulfill all certificate program requirements as outlined in the Academic Plan, you may request your certificate.