Cybersecurity Boot Camp

The NDSU Institute for Cyber Security Education and Research is presenting a special, limited opportunity to enroll in an exciting free cybersecurity boot camp this summer, offered live and online!

The boot camp covers core cybersecurity skills and teaches participants skills needed to secure systems against hackers.  The boot camp is aligned with the CompTIA Security+ certification and will run Monday August 10th through Friday August 14th, 8:30am to 5pm each day.

Registration and participation is free, but participants are responsible for the cost of the required course materials (approximately $50).

Participants will need a network connection and computer to participate in the online boot camp.  Virtual 'seats' are limited, so please register now.

CompTIA Security+ Certification

Visit the CompTIA website to learn more about the certification.


Q:  Is the Cybersecurity Boot Camp really free?

A:  Yes, however, you are responsible for obtaining course materials (approximately $50).

Q: What is covered during the boot camp?

A: The boot camp covers core cybersecurity concepts including threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, tools and access and risk management. The boot camp covers the material for the CompTIA Security+ exam (however, some additional self-study will typically also be required by participants, depending on their level of experience).

Q: What is an online cybersecurity boot camp?

A: You can get quickly educated on valuable, in-demand cybersecurity skills in only two weeks by spending 40 hours online with the boot camp instructor from the comforts of your own home!

Q:  Are there any other costs I should be aware of?

A:  Yes, to ensure that the boot camp is available to as many people as possible, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of up to $250 to those that fail to cancel their registration and fail to attend.

Q: What do I need to participate?

A: The boot camp will be provided via video conferencing and online virtual exercises.  A computer with a microphone and (ideally) a camera is required.  A broadband internet connection is also required.

Q: I have other questions, who should I contact?

A: Please contact Dr. Jeremy Straub by email at



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