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    Duration:
    6 months, 15-20 hours/week
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    What you'll learn in this bootcamp

    This bootcamp covers cybersecurity fundamentals, systems and network security, vulnerability assessment, and security operations. By studying 15-20 hours per week, you should complete it within 6 months. Course units include learning resources, practice exercises, practical labs, and career-related coursework. Preview three of the course units below.

    Cybersecurity Fundamentals
    • Threat Actor types and attributes (hackers, DarkNet, social engineering, etc.)

    • Three-legged Stool (CIA)

    • Intro to Security+ certification

    • Red- vs. Blue-team

    • Malware (types and delivery)

    Identity and Access Management
    • Authentication models and components

    • Access control models defined

    • Rights, permissions, and policies

    Security Assessment and Training
    • Conducting risk assessments and audits of controls

    • Assessing vulnerabilities

    • Vulnerability remediation

    Fit learning into your life, with a team that has your back

    • Learn on your own time: No need to quit your job. View lessons and work on projects on your schedule.

    • Get unlimited 1:1 mentor support: Meet weekly with your personal mentor, with as many additional calls as you need.

    • Get recognized with CompTIA Security+: Prepare for the globally recognized exam with in-depth preparation materials, practice exams, and a free exam voucher.

    • Build study plans that work for you: Complete the course sooner by putting in more hours per week.

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    Learn with an industry expert in your corner

    Having a personal mentor will help you build your skills faster and advance your personal growth.

    • Weekly 1:1 video calls: Get feedback on projects, discuss blockers, and refine your career strategy.

    • Accountability: Your mentor will help you stay on track so you can achieve your learning goals.

    • Unlimited mentor calls: Get additional 1:1 help from other mentors in our community, at no extra cost.

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    Alissa Torres
    Sr. Manager
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    John Hillegass
    Sr. Engr. Manager
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    Travis Felder
    Cybersecurity Architect
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    Leonard Simon
    MSSP Manager

    Explore scholarships and flexible tuition plans

    USF CTPE offers flexible payment options and scholarships to make a career in cybersecurity more accessible:

    • Women in Tech Scholarship

    • Veterans & Active Military Scholarship

    • USF Alumni Scholarship

    Speak with an admissions director to confirm your eligibility. Only one scholarship can be applied, and scholarships cannot be combined with other discounts.

    Learn from the best in the industry

    The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities.

    The University of South Florida's Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education (CTPE) works to extend the reach of USF's academic programs, promotes advanced professional development, and contributes to building a world-class workforce in the Tampa Bay area.

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