UT Dallas Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Join the Fight Against Cybercrime

Through the UT Dallas 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—in as few as 12 weeks.

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Through the UT Dallas 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 Dallas and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in Dallas alone, there are currently over 19,000 open cybersecurity roles and a very low supply of cybersecurity talent (Cyberseek, July 2021).

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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 KPMG, Accenture, and USAA, to name a few.

These companies are hiring for roles like cybersecurity specialist, network security engineer, and vulnerability analyst. Grads studying the UT Dallas Cyber Bootcamp curriculum have been hired for all of these roles—and more.

Strengthen Your Resume With the Cyber Skills in Demand by Leading Tech Companies

The UT Dallas Cyber Bootcamp provides students with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews.

Program Type Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
Full-Time January 17, 2022 January 24, 2022–April 15, 2022
Mon-Fri:
8:30am CT–2:30pm CT
Live Online
Part-Time January 18, 2022 January 25, 2022–July 23, 2022
Tue/Thu:
6:00pm CT–9:00pm CT
Sat: 8:30am CT–12:30pm CT
Live Online
Program Type Full-Time
Application Deadline January 17, 2022
Class Dates January 24, 2022–April 15, 2022
Class Schedule
Mon-Fri:
8:30am CT–2:30pm CT
Course Format Live Online
Program Type Part-Time
Application Deadline January 18, 2022
Class Dates January 25, 2022–July 23, 2022
Class Schedule
Tue/Thu:
6:00pm CT–9:00pm CT
Sat: 8:30am CT–12:30pm CT
Course Format Live Online

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful coding bootcamps in the nation, with incredible student reviews, years of experience in education, and impressive graduate outcomes.

Now, it brings its hands-on learning approach to UT Dallas’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.

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How the Bootcamp Works

Overview

  • Part-Time: 26-week immersive 

  • Full-Time: 12-week immersive

  • Live online program

  • You’ll learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills in demand by the world’s top tech companies

  • Receive professional development assistance—resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity

Class Schedule

Part-Time Class Schedule

Mon/Wed

6:00pm CT–9:00pm CT

Saturdays

8:30am CT - 12:30pm CT

Course Format:

100% Live Online

Full-Time Class Schedule

Weekdays

8:30am CT–2:30pm CT

Course Format:

100% Live Online

Tuition

There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
Tuition Early Enrollment Discount Scholarships
$11,995 $250
$500

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

UT Dallas Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for Spring 2022 cohorts. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

Students who apply and enroll before 10/4/21 for the Full-Time November cohort and 11/1/21 for the Part-Time December cohort will receive an automatic $250 discount on tuition.

For UT Dallas alums, current students, and employees and to those who attend a workshop.

$1,000

Military Scholarship (Current military personnel or veterans).

Tuition
$11,995

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

UT Dallas Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for Spring 2022 cohorts. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

Early Enrollment Discount
$250

Students who apply and enroll before 10/4/21 for the Full-Time November cohort and 11/1/21 for the Part-Time December cohort will receive an automatic $250 discount on tuition.

Scholarships
$500

For UT Dallas alums, current students, and employees and to those who attend a workshop.

$1,000

Military Scholarship (Current military personnel or veterans).

*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 non-refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date or by January 21, 2022, whichever date comes first.

Big Return on Your Investment

Graduates of the UT Dallas Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that could earn them a starting salary that is +79% higher than the average salary in Dallas.

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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

    Phase 1
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team

    Phase 2
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team?

    Phase 3
    Threat Modeling
    Preventing Recon
    Incident Response
    Digital Forensics
    Project Demo Day
Classes are mostly hands-on with the majority of students’ time 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

Both the full- and part-time programs are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or to 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.

FAQs

The cyber curriculum is broken down into four main areas: 1. Foundations (Computing and Networking Basics, Linux, Introduction to Automation ); 2. Security Essentials (Practical Networking, Bash Scripting, Python for Security); 3. Security Analyst Training (NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Tools, Techniques, Procedures for Network and Application Protection); and 4. Flight (Projects, Advanced Certifications Preparation). Grads of the UT Dallas Cyber Bootcamp learn the skills they need to be qualified for entry-level roles like Cybersecurity Analyst.

For a syllabus on your program of interest, click here and fill out the form.

Yes, the UT Dallas Cyber Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in cybersecurity. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.

The bootcamp helps prepare students to take the Security+, CySA exams. Students can expect to spend another ~15 hours studying before taking either exam. The price of taking these exams is not included in tuition.

There's no preparation required to succeed in the course, but we recommend familiarizing yourself with the industry and working through Breaking Into Cyber and Cybersecurity 101.

Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. And on top of all that, the team will be working behind the scenes to find openings that are right for you and staying up-to-date on the latest recruiting trends to make sure they prepare you for everything.

All students must have their own laptop (or desktop for 100% online classes). We recommend having 16 GB RAM and ~50-100 GB storage. Netbooks, thin clients and tablets are not permitted. Students can use Mac or Windows.

Please note that the Apple M1 processor is only supported for the Coding bootcamp at this time.

For students pursuing the Cyber bootcamp, the Apple M1 processor is not supported.

Many of our part-time students are working full time while taking the program. Keep in mind that there are 10 hours in class and 15-20 hours worth of homework per week.

Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to the UT Dallas Cyber Bootcamp Today

  1. Fill out our online application form

  2. Take our nontechnical assessment

    • No cyber experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of
      application
  3. Receive an entrance decision

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