University of Utah Professional Education Boot Camps
The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.
Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. University of Utah Professional Education Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and individuals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.
Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio and homework reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and 1:1 career coaching. Graduates will receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from the University of Utah Professional Education Community Engagement and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, UX/UI, or data analytics, or learn skills applicable to certifications in our cybersecurity program.
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- Cryptography, Ethical Hacking, Linux, Mobile Security, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Python
OnlinePart Time9 Hours/week24 Weeks
Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $13,495 Class size N/A Location Salt Lake CityUniversity of Utah Professional Education Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.
Deposit N/A FinancingAvailable through Climb Credit Tuition Plans Payment plans available
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Pre-work Placement Test No Interview Yes
OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
Deposit N/A FinancingPayment plans available
Deposit N/A FinancingAvailable through Climb Credit Tuition Plans Payment plans available
Deposit N/A FinancingPayment plans available
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Pre-work Placement Test No Interview Yes
University of Utah Professional Education Boot Camps Reviews
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- Web Development- 2/21/2019Sipha Phaophongsavath • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
It has been a really amazing experience taking this bootcamp! I came in with no experience and the instructor provided so much knowledge. At first, I thought it was just going to be a regular course. But it was far from that. The TA's were very helpful as well, and the class was also very engaging. I am excited for the future and I do recommend going through this course!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Feb 25 2019Way to go, Sipha! We're happy to hear you had an amazing boot camp experience and are excited for the future. Congratulations on graduating, we appreciate you sharing your thoughts! Best of luck as you move forward.
I learned so much and more than that I have a basic full stack structure I can now continue to build upon. I became very knowledgeable in REACT which I continue to use on projects now. Worth every penny, but not for the faint of heart. If have been doing self study or have a had some insight into code then go for it!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamFriday, Feb 22 2019Amazing, Catherine! We're happy to hear you successfully learned the fundamentals of web development and feel knowledgeable in your skills. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! All the best in your future goals.
- Full stack web development- 2/20/2019Chris Hibberd • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHubThis was a very rewarding experience. Not only did I learn a lot about web development, but I learned a lot about myself. It was challenging and rigorous, but still possible. I couldn't be more proud of myself or more excited for the future. I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in web development.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamThursday, Feb 21 2019Way to go, Chris! We're glad to hear you had a rewarding boot camp experience and are proud of your newfound web development skills —we are too! Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review. We wish you continued success as you move forward.
I really enjoyed this course. It was challenging at times and I wanted to give up every time. But Im glad I stuck with it ad finished it. The skills that I have learned will enhance my career trememdously. Wheather you take this to advance your current career or to completely change your career path, I recomed it. The skills you learn are valable, but you have to keep in mind that it takes a lot of dedication and work. Totaly worth the money and time spent. The instructors and TA's were very helpful and there is plenty of support from the school. I didnt do the job assitance as I wanted to stay with my job.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamSunday, Feb 03 2019We truly appreciate your review, Janet! We're thrilled you enjoyed the course and found our instructional team to be so supportive. Congratulations on successfully graduating, we commend all your dedication and hard work! Best of luck in all your coding endeavors.
- Full Stack Web Development- 1/24/2019Jason • Server Admin. • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I took this Course with 0 experience. It was really tough but really rewarding! I did this BootCamp based on the Technologies it taught and wanted to be backed by the University of Utah. To be successful, it took me about 30 hours a week of study outside of class! After I graduated, I landed a job within 4 months.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Jan 28 2019Way to go, Jason! We commend all your hard work and commitment to mastering the course material. Congratulations on graduating and starting an exciting new career! We are rooting you on as you continue forward.
- Best Career Decision- 1/11/2019Nikki Bellock • Program Director • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
The class was an invaluable addition to my career toolbox. I took this course as a learning opportunity so I could talk to my own developers in a way they understood and I could decode what they were reporting to me. The University of Utah boot camp delivered above and beyond my expectations. I was able to secure a promotion and a raise after I completed the course as my employer recognized the value it added to the company.
The instructors really care about your progress and understanding of the material but the class is time boxed and there is a lot of material to cover both in and out of class. I can’t stress enough how studying on your own will key to success. The class will be what you make of it. If you put in the time and energy you will do well. If you aren't able to sacrifice the time, you should look elsewhere for schooling. The classes were fast paced, intriguing and packed full of information, but the self-learning outside of the classroom is what will move you ahead in the program.
The curriculum is complete and relevant to the workforce today. I appreciate how the program keeps up with the most current technology and imparts it on the class.
Lastly, the career services team is fantastic. The help they provide in getting you ready for the workforce is a special bonus. I know as a hiring manager, a polished resume and portfolio go a long way to getting in the door. However, it’s not mandatory and you have to go the extra mile to fit it in with the regular workload but it is completely worth it.
Overall I’m grateful to this program for giving me the tools and experience to better my position in life.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Jan 14 2019Amazing, Nikki! It's great to hear our program provided the tools and experience to better your position in life. We're glad you enjoyed the curriculum and found our entire boot camp team to be so invaluable. We completely agree that if you are willing to put in the time and hard work you will succeed. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best in your future goals.
- Fantastic Experience- 1/11/2019Justin Libbee • Primary Customer Support Analyst • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
The bootcamp was an emazing experience itsefl. I learned so much, and have been able to move to a new company and utilize some of my new skills. The instructors and TAs are amzing and great and helping you connect the dots with the concepts they are going over. They also understand that we come from all backgrounds and don't expect you to know the content in and out. You feel overwhelmed, but then you surprise yourself when you realized you know exactly what you are doing.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamFriday, Jan 11 2019Thank you for your review, Justin! We're thrilled to hear you had such a great boot camp experience and found our instructional team to be so supportive. Congratulations on completing such a rigorous course! We are rooting you on as you move forward and use your new skills.
- Stay The Course!- 8/16/2018Christon Dunn • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
My motivation for taking this bootcamp was to have a job working remote doing something I am truly interested in. I came to this bootcamp with little to no background in development. My instructor was the best in giving us real world expereince as a web developer. The course does give you so much information that at times it can seem as if a fire hose is pointed straight at you. Rely on your classmates and TA's and don't be afraid to ask for help. Also, making sure to code every day whether it's review, practice, or homework is also a huge benefit. This course is time consuming but rewarding. I would recommend anyone who is wanting to go down this career path to apply!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamThursday, Aug 16 2018Thank you, Christon! Like you mentioned, this is a rigorous program that covers a wide range of topics in a short amount of time, so we are happy to hear your instructor provided real-world experience. We couldn't agree more that potential students should ask for help and code every day - this is really great advice. Congratulations on graduating, we applaud all your hard work and commitment! We know you will go on to achieve great things in the future.
- Graduate- 8/10/2018Sammy Straw • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I loved this bootcamp.
- My instructor! Not only was he very knowledgable and flexible (especially in the early stages where we all felt like headless chickens), he knew how to put up with a class full of 20-to-50 year olds who were all in this for different types of reasons. He also made it very obvious that he cared a *lot* about us and wanted us to succeed.
- My TAs! These guys had previously taken the bootcamp and were an immense help and resource. We got to know them very well, even hanging out at one's house while we made food together and worked on our applications.
- My classmates! I made so many friends and we are planning on sticking together for a long time. We really gelled and wanted to be sure we kept up with each other in our paths to find new careers and new sites/apps we were building.
- My education! I went into the bootcamp already being very familiar with HTML/CSS but not much else. Over the course of 6 months we got a *lot* crammed in and I learned a lot of things. Web Developer jobs are always asking for a variety of different languages & skillsets, and a huge part of what we learned was out there on those job applications.
- My future. TWO WEEKS after graduation (which was also extremely fun, where we held a large event in a space downtown full of recruiters, tech companies, and families, with catered food and a diploma ceremony) I was offered a job. I put in the work: I had a portfolio (thanks to the bootcamp), a polished technical resume (thanks to the bootcamp), and I applied to as many jobs as I could. And my new place loved what I had to offer -- even pointing out that a '6 month bootcamp' was great, compared to some 13 week ones they had heard of. I had been SO SCARED of the fact that my education came from a bootcamp that I hadn't considered that it was, well, a damn good one.
- The U's help! We had a student success advisor who was always trying to keep up with how we were doing. We filled out weekly surveys when logging into class and sometimes if I said I was feeling overwhelmed, she would immediately reach out to help keep me from falling into the shame spiral (WE ALL DO IT, CMON). Plus both she and my instructor gave me nothing but positive energy the whole time, which helped with the whole morale thing.
- Cost. I took out a small personal loan for this course, with the mantra that "Don't worry, you'll be doubling your income... You can do it..." And it's true, my new job will definitely make it easier for me to pay off this loan much faster. And in two years I'll be worth even more.
- Personal time. It's basically college man, it's night class. 3 days a week in class and a TON of homework and studying. I did not have any free time during this bootcamp. But even so I forced myself to prioritize and make time and fit in one class of Tai Chi a week to calm myself down during the harder parts... :)
- You get what you put into it. I absolutely loved this course and wholly endorse it, obviously, having found a job. But if you don't put in the work, if you don't work with your team mates/classmates, you're going to have a bad time.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Aug 13 2018Way to go, Sammy! We are thrilled you embarked on your new career path with the help of our program. Our mission is to enable student success, so it's great to hear you enjoyed our instructor, TAs, classmates, Student Success Manager, and curriculum. You provided such helpful advice to potential students and are completely right that those looking to start have to put in the necessary work. Congratulations on graduating and landing an exciting job role! We wish you all the success moving forward.
- Hard Work Pays Off- 6/2/2018James Teerlink • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
First off you should know that prior to this bootcamp I had absolutely no development experience whatsoever. So if that's the same for you don't let that intimidate or discourage you from taking this bootcamp! It does take hard work and sincere effort (afterall what doesn't if you want to be great at something) but if you are serious about learning and expanding your coding skills then this is a fantastic bootcamp for new-comers!
My motivation for taking this bootcamp was because I wanted to change my degree and career path to computer science. I was a student at the University of Utah studying civil engineering as well as working in the civil engineering field in Utah as a structural engineering intern and draftsman. Because I was working full time and going to school I needed a way to look into computer science before I knew I really wanted to change my degree. When I saw that classes were held at night and on Saturdays I knew that it would fit my schedule. Like I said I had no prior knowledge of anything web development related so I took this bootcamp to learn as much as I could before solidifying my decision to finish a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. What I found is that the skills I learned in this bootcamp are used in the real-world and helped me greatly to find and apply for jobs at a junior developer level. After going through this changing process I am so happy that I took this bootcamp and made the decision to become a developer!
Lastly, I would say the greatest skill I got from being a student here is learning how to learn. Meaning that I have learned how to teach myself new languages, how to keep up with the ever improving tech industry and be patient with the process of becoming proficient at something new. I highly recommend this bootcamp!
Response From: Corrine Padilla of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Student Success ManagerTuesday, Jun 05 2018Amazing, James! We commend you for the hard work you put into this exciting career change and all you were able to accomplish with your newfound programming skills. Our course is designed to cater to both experienced and novice beginners, and we couldn't agree more that if you are serious about learning, this boot camp experience will definitely pay off!
Our entire staff is passionate about teaching the course material and ensuring the student experience is a success, so we're happy you felt supported and were able to return to TA for us. We pride ourselves on teaching students how to learn, providing a strong foundational skill set individuals can use to master additional programming languages post-graduation, so we are thrilled you continue to do so. Congratulations on your full-time web developer promotion and thank you for your review! We wish you continued success in all your future endeavors.
- Take out what you put in to it.- 5/31/2018Cody P. • Software Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
I was a graduate from the first course at the University and afterwards hired on as a TA. I had a great experience and am now employed as a full stack asp.net developer utilizing a lot of the skills learned in this bootcamp.
This course is fast paced and you learn a LOT of material of the entirety of the class. It can definitely be overwhelming at times, but the instructional staff is always willing to help and wanting you to succeed. If you are willing to dedicate the time it takes to master the material this is a very good bootcamp that will teach you skills needed to be employable in the current professional market.
The 3 projects you work on are the highlights of the course. Be ready to work long hours on applications that are completely up to you and your team to create from the ground up. This is difficult but incredibly rewarding.
I have seen people really struggle with the long hours and the commitment, and others come out very employable with their careers shifted to the software realm. This is not a college course where you are gunning for that 4.0, this is a pass/fail certification course that will give you all the tools and resources you need to make full stack web based applications. What you will be able to create after this course is truly amazing. If you are anything like me, you will also be impressed with yourself.
To rehash, this course is very time consuming, thorough, and intense. But the instructional staff is great and what you learn is worth every penny as long as you are able and willing to commit. You will not learn everything in the industry, but you will at least have an understanding and the knowledge base to go on and learn it either by yourself or in your career.
I would personally recommend this course.
Response From: Corrine Padilla of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Student Success ManagerThursday, May 31 2018Thank you for your review, Cody! We are thrilled you had such a positive boot camp journey, returning to TA for us and now a Full-Stack ASP.Net developer! Like you noted, this is a time-intensive and fast-paced program, covering a variety of topics in 24 weeks, but you are completely right that if you dedicate the necessary time to master the topics you can be successful. It is definitely rewarding to see your hard work and creations come to life! Our instructional staff is truly passionate about enabling students for success in the tech field, so we're glad they were able to assist you every step of the way. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best going forward!
- Great bootcamp, not for the faint of heart!- 5/25/2018Brady Withers • TA • Student • Verified via GitHub
I graduated from the University of Utah Coding Bootcamp in March of 2018. I had a great experience, and learned more in six months than I thought possible. I went into the bootcamp with zero experience in web development, and left with the confidence I needed to search for jobs in the field of study.
The intstructors and support staff were all amazing, I couldn't have done it without each ot them. I reached out to them countless times outside of office hours, and they were always willing to help. I was also able to secure a tutor when I needed additional help with the coursework.
I will say that the bootcamp was incredibly intense. You will learn a subject, apply that subject, and then complete a project on that subject, all while learning something new. There were plenty of times that I felt overwhelmend, but I knew going in that I should be prepared for that.
I spent an additional 20-30 hours a week outside of class doing projects, watching videos, re-doing assignments. That is in addition to the 12-14 hours (depending on if I arrived early, stayed late) that I spent in class. I did this while working full time, your life will pretty much be on hold for the six months of the course.
Overall I feel I was given a very good education, I developed deep and meaningful skills in quite a few areas, where other areas we only touched on briefly. I would have liked to have spent more time on languages such as C#, python, Ruby, but I also understand that you can only cover so much in a six month period of time. I do feel like I was given the skills to reseach languages and learn them on my own, so even though there were some gaps, I feel confident that I can learn new languages when I need to.
If you have the desire, and are willing to dedicate the needed time, this is a great bootcamp. The support, TA's, and Teachers were all great. If you are looking to learn web development, I highly recommend the Unversity of Utah Coding Bootcamp.
Response From: Corrine Padilla of University of Utah Professional Education Boot CampsTitle: Student Success ManagerTuesday, May 29 2018Congratulations on graduating, Brady! Our entire staff is incredibly passionate about education and changing our students' lives, so it's great to know we were all able to support you throughout your boot camp experience. Like you mentioned, this is an intense program requiring students to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours on outside work to master the wide range of topics covered in 24 weeks. We pride ourselves on teaching students how to learn, providing individuals with strong foundational skills to easily dive into other programming languages post-graduation, so it's great to hear you feel confident in doing so! We understand you would have wanted to learn additional languages like C#, Python, and Ruby and truly appreciate this feedback as our curriculum is constantly being updated to be in line with market demands. Thank you for your review and recommending our course. We applaud you for all of your hard work and wish you great success in your future endeavors!