Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Master highly in-demand skills to become a certified Cybersecurity expert. 28-week online, non-credit bootcamp program designed to help you achieve a rewarding career in cybersecurity.

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QuickStart, an online IT certification courses and training provider, works in conjunction with CSU Pueblo Extended Studies to offer non-credit, certificate bearing programs. This collaborative effort has resulted in the creation of hands-on, career-relevant learning experiences. Enroll and learn from a team of highly recognized experts.

Self Paced Learning

Set your own schedule to learn the most in-demand tech skills including Cybersecurity, Data Science, Data Analytics, and Web Development.

Industry-Relevant Projects

Learn skills that matter in the real world with practical projects. Demonstrate your learning by building out prototypes of different web-based solutions.

Expert Mentor Sessions

Talk to a leading IT expert twice a week for advice and mentorship. Develop a firm understanding of core IT concepts and the practical skills.

Post-Graduate Support Program

Graduates can choose from a Job Assistance or IT consultation training once they successfully complete their bootcamp.

Official Certification

Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion from Colorado State University Extend Studies.

*These are non-credit bootcamp programs, therefore the training hours cannot be credited in any of the degree programs offered by CSUP.

Flexible Payment Options

Choose from installment or one-time (highly discounted) plans. Scholarships are also available.

Program Courses

Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a rigorous training program designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for cybersecurity talent. Our goal is to help students and professionals learn in-demand IT skills that allow them to embark upon more rewarding career paths.

At the end of the 28 weeks of training, you will have a firm understanding of software systems, operating systems, data communication, networks, and information security. You’ll also master the practical skills required to test software systems for vulnerabilities and learn how to protect against malicious attacks.

Study Plan

in Weeks

Course Name

1 - 2

Course 1: Hardware and Operating System Fundamentals

Learn how operating systems work, their role in modern systems, and essential troubleshooting techniques.

3 - 4

Course 2: Networking Fundamentals

Learn how disparate components connect to form complex networks. Master the concepts of popular communication protocols, the configuration of routers/switches, and TCP/IP implementation.

5 - 7

Course 3: Security Fundamentals

Learn data security and auditing fundamentals. Identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks. It also includes a primer on industry best practices of securing software and hardware assets.

8 - 9

Project A (Security)

10 - 11

Course 4: Python Programming: Introduction (LO-94010)

A comprehensive practical-based course component that helps students develop proficiency in Python programming.


Project B (Python)

13 - 16

Course 5: Ethical Hacking

Discover how malicious hackers attack systems and learn the tactics needed to thwart online attacks.

17 -19

Project C (EH)

20 -22

Choose ONE of two electives
Option A: Course 6: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

Explore the role played by Cybersecurity Analysts and learn the skills required to thrive in this demanding role.

Option B: Course 6: CompTIA PenTest+

Discover how malicious hackers attack systems and learn the tactics needed to thwart online attacks.

23 -24

Choose ONE of two electives
Option A: Capstone Project (CySA+)

Option B: Capstone Project (PenTest+)

25 - 28

Project Labs

Labs are an interactive experience where you access remote environments and participate in coding exercises, development scenarios, and hands-on training in a remote desktop scenario.

NOTE: Windows Operating System would be required to use some of the tools included in the Program.

Prepare for the Top Industry Certifications

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Security+


CompTIA Network+

Ethical Hacking

CompTIA Pentest+

Career Prospects for Cybersecurity and Information Security Experts

The following list contains some potential roles you can aim for once you have successfully completed your online cybersecurity training.

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • System Administrator
  • Security Consultant

According to PayScale, the average starting salaries for above job titles are ranging from $61,922 to $89,457.


Draw Gransmiller

Cybersecurity Instructor

Mr. Gansmiller has several years of experience in developing and writing network and security policy for the U.S. Department of Energy. His work has given him extensive insight into NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) policy requirements as well as all aspects of the U.S. Department of Defense STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guide).

His classes are engaging seminars for students, rather than the typical "death by PowerPoint" method where the trainer reads a set of PowerPoint slides, resulting in a drowning interest.

Choose Your Learning Track

Program Features

Immersive Cybersecurity


Duration Both Master and Specialist are 28-weeks, accelerated training programs with a focus on creating the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Students get access to the Master Curriculum in Self-paced or Upskill track. On-demand coaching sessions are available in Self-paced track
28 weeks 28 weeks
Mentor-led sessions Depending on your program choice, mentors will give up to four quality hours every week in the form of LIVE sessions. Students can choose from either afternoon or evening sessions. These LIVE sessions will be recorded, and students will get the access link of recorded sessions within 24 hours from the respective Academic Advisor. 2 hrs session, 2x per week Class 1: Weekdays starting 5pm(CST)
Class 2: Saturday starting 8am(CST)
1 hr session, once a week Monday to Fridays starting 5pm(CST)
Saturday starting from 8am(CST)
Certification exam preps Each module prepares students for leading industry certifications in cybersecurity, including CompTIA CySA+, PenTest+, Security+, Network+, A+ and CEH.
Capstone projects The capstone project is intended to show the knowledge students have gained from the courses they have finished in the cybersecurity bootcamp.
Career support Get career counselling to secure a qualifying position in the relevant industry. Graduates will be taken through a continuous process of job-hunting support, interview preparation, CV preparation, mock call interviews, GitHub updates and much more, all with an aim to help them get noticed by top recruiters and companies. 12-months access 12-months access
Virtual labs Sharpen the skills learned in the bootcamp with practical labs and get yourself prepared for real-world application with projects and hands-on activities.
Annual course access By purchasing any of the programs, students will get access to 100+ courses for the entire year.
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Scholarship - Earn as much as 30% reduction in tuition fee

We understand that scholarships can be an enormous help to students who can’t afford our pricing options. To mitigate this we offer scholarships to qualifying students. Each application is reviewed on its merits and there are no minimum eligibility requirements.

*Scholarship program is not part of the University System

How the Bootcamp Program Works

Step 1:


Talk to one of our education consultants and sign up for the bootcamp.

Step 2:

Take Courses

Start your learning journey by watching online content and interacting with a mentor for feedback. Mentor sessions are twice-weekly real-time conversations.

Step 3:

Develop Practical Cybersecurity Skills

Cybersecurity is a highly dynamic area of study since new threats emerge every day. Combating these threats is only possible if you have a firm grasp on the fundamentals of how software systems work and communicate. Our bootcamp will establish a strong foundational knowledge and build on top of this base to teach you practical cybersecurity skills. This includes Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking.

Step 4:

Earn a Certificate

Once you are done with the course content and related projects, you are awarded a Certificate of Achievement from CSUP Extend Studies.

Step 5:

Career Couselling

After you graduate, our career counselors will continue mentoring you until you secure a full-time Cybersecurity/Information Security role in a firm.

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