The University of Illinois Chicago Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Join the Fight Against Cybercrime
Through the UIC Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—all in 26 weeks part-time.
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Through the UIC Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—all in 26 weeks part-time.
The Demand for Cyber Talent
The opportunity is massive in both Illinois and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in the Chicago area alone, there are currently over 15,836 open cybersecurity roles and a very low supply of cybersecurity talent.
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Nationally, there are over half a million cyber jobs that employers are trying to fill. Businesses actively seeking cybersecurity professionals span across all industries and sizes, and they include local high-tech employers like Google, AT&T, and Amazon, to name a few.

Students who complete the UIC Cybersecurity Bootcamp curriculum will be prepared for entry-level jobs in cybersecurity.

Career Success with the UIC Cyber Bootcamp
The UIC Cyber Bootcamp provides students with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews.
Cohort Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
April 2021 April 19, 2021 April 26, 2021
–Oct 23, 2021
Mon/Weds:
6:30pm CT–9:30pm CT
Saturday: 9am CT–1pm CT
100% Live Online
Cohort April 2021
Application Deadline April 19, 2021
Class Dates April 26, 2021
–Oct 23, 2021
Class Schedule
Mon/Weds:
6:30pm CT–9:30pm CT
Saturday: 9am CT–1pm CT
Course Format 100% Live Online

Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for web development and cybersecurity training. Fullstack offers comprehensive in-person and remote training opportunities across the U.S. and prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.

Graduates are assisted by a dedicated career service team and leave as members of the Fullstack–UIC community—a supportive alumni network that can help open doors to future jobs in Chicago and beyond.

Fullstack brings its learning method, reputation, and community to the UIC Cyber Bootcamp to make cybersecurity training more accessible to individuals outside of traditional tech hubs.

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How It Works
Overview
  • 26-week, part-time training program requiring no previous experience or knowledge in cybersecurity
  • You’ll learn in-demand offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills the world’s top tech companies are looking for
  • You’ll receive professional development assistance—resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity
  • You’ll gain dedicated career support from our talented team of Career Coaches
  • Students receive a certificate from UIC Extended Campus upon completing the program.
Class Schedule
  • Class Schedule: Two weeknights 6:30 CTpm–9:30pm CT (Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs) and one Saturday morning 9am CT–1pm CT
  • Course Format: 100% Live Online
Tuition
We aim to ensure that every applicant, regardless of budget, has the opportunity to break into a career in cyber.
Full Tuition Financing Discounts Scholarships
$12,910 $269/mo $250 $500

Students will need to make a $1,000 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

We have partnered with Skills Fund and Climb to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify.

Learn more about our financing options

Students who apply and enroll before 3/22/21 will receive an automatic $250 discount on tuition.

For UIC alumni, current students and employees and Intro to Cyber attendees.

$2,000

Military Scholarship for March 2021 cohort, $1,000 Military Scholarship for subsequent cohorts (Current military personnel or veterans)

Full Tuition
$12,910

Students will need to make a $1,000 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

Financing
$269/mo

We have partnered with Skills Fund and Climb to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify.

Learn more about our financing options

Discounts
$250

Students who apply and enroll before 3/22/21 will receive an automatic $250 discount on tuition.

Scholarships
$500

For UIC alumni, current students and employees and Intro to Cyber attendees.

$2,000

Military Scholarship for March 2021 cohort, $1,000 Military Scholarship for subsequent cohorts (Current military personnel or veterans)

Big Return on Your Investment
Graduates of the UIC Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that could earn them a starting salary that is +29% higher than the average salary in the Midwest.
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What You’ll Learn
Students learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills including Foundations (computing and networking basics, Linux, introduction to automation), Security Essentials (practical networking, bash scripting, Python for security), Security Analyst Training (NIST cybersecurity framework, tools, techniques, procedures for network and application protection), and Flight (projects, advanced certifications preparation, career coaching and guidance).
  • Foundations & Security Essentials
    Months 1–3
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team
    Month 4
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team
    Month 5–7
    Threat Modeling
    Preventing Recon
    Incident Response
    Digital Forensics
    Project Demo Day
The majority of students’ time at the UIC Cyber Bootcamp is spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.
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Who Should Attend
The part-time program is specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed.
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Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Teaching

Finance

Finance

Retail

Retail

Customer Service

Customer Service

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Admin

Admin

Biology

Biology

And more...

And more...

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
Ready to Start Learning?
Apply to the UIC Cyber Bootcamp Today
  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    • Timed — 30 minutes
    • No cybersecurity experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Complete at the best time for you
  3. Receive an entrance decision
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