Become a
digital defender

The University of Adelaide Cybersecurity Boot Camp |
Learn cybersecurity in 24 weeks

  • Global network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • CompTIA partnership: Get a head start on certification test prep.
  • Student success: Stay on track with personalised academic support.
  • Career support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.

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Next start date: 27 February 2023
Time to complete: 24 weeks, part-time
Live online classes: 9 hours per week
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The support you need to transform your career

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand global fields today. We’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions officer who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged trainers, tutors, peers, and graduates.
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Join the front lines of digital defense

Cyber crime is growing: Over the 2020–21 financial year, there were more than 67,500 cybercrime reports received by the Australian Cyber Security Center — up 13% from the previous year.1

You can help protect organisations and populations — and change your entire career trajectory. As the world grows more connected and automated (and therefore, more vulnerable), the demand for cybersecurity specialists is on the rise, with nearly 17,000 more cybersecurity workers needed by 2026.2

1ACSC
2AustCyber

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Further your career
Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you have learned to advance your career. We will help you optimise your resume and LinkedIn profile, prepare for interviews, and build your portfolio. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.
A proud CompTIA partner
We know how important certification is for our students; that’s why we chose CompTIA as a partner to provide you with a complimentary CertMaster test prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of your choice: Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+. While the boot camp itself does not provide test preparation, a portion of the final module is dedicated to helping you learn and leverage the CertMaster Test Prep Tool for the Security+ exam and some CEH content to get you started.
Innovative curriculum. In-demand skills.
In 24 weeks, The University of Adelaide Cybersecurity Boot Camp will prepare you with the technical skills you need to protect digital environments. Through an immersive hands-on curriculum, you will not only learn fundamental cybersecurity methods, but also put them into action through practical exercises. The curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our trainers are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

Learn to think like a cybersecurity professional by assessing threats and mitigating risks.

  • What you will learn:
  • CIA triad
  • Governance
  • Risk analysis and risk mitigation
  • Compliance
  • Business continuity planning
  • Disaster recovery

Gain hands-on experience working with the command line and bash commands that are prominent in IT roles. You will configure and audit servers, as well as harden and secure them from malicious attacks.

  • What you will learn:
  • Linux server configuration
  • Windows server configuration
  • Tar, Cron, and CronJobs
  • Logging
  • Bash scripting and programming
  • Active directory
  • Kerberos

Dive into network configuration, design, protocols, and data communication.

  • What you will learn:
  • Network architecture, operations, and security
  • Wireshark and traffic analysis
  • Email security
  • Wireless security
  • Cryptography and encryption
  • Port scanning
  • Cloud security and virtualisation

Dive into SIEMs and network security monitoring, practice responding to different breaches and attacks, and learn how to recover deleted data as part of preparing evidence for a legal case.

  • What you will learn:
  • Splunk
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Incident response
  • Forensics
  • Data extraction and recovery

Gain a thorough understanding of web applications, databases, and the vulnerabilities and hardening associated with them.

  • What you will learn:
  • Burp suite
  • XSS vulnerabilities and payloads
  • SQL injection
  • Webshells
  • File inclusion and command injection vulnerabilities
  • Penetration testing execution standard
  • Searchsploit and Metasploit
  • Zenmap
  • Pivoting networks

Focus on certification prep for Security+ and CEH exams, and conclude the program with a final group project.

Now you’re ready
By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects applying your new skills in practical scenarios, and earned a valuable Certificate of Completion from the University of Adelaide.
Learn on your schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn cybersecurity to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes

9 hrs/week

Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time 3 weekday evenings
(3 hrs/class)
Invest in your career with the right financial options Cybersecurity boot camp fee: $12,745
Early registration
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get AUD$1,000 off your tuition cost when paid in full.
Alumni scholarship
Alumni are eligible for a AUD$750 scholarship.
University of Adelaide employee discount
University employees may be eligible for an AUD$750 discount.
Interest-free payment plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.
24-month interest-free payment plan
Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.

edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisors. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.

What boot camp graduates are saying:
  • “I would not be on the career path I am now had I not taken the course. … The project-oriented nature of the class resulted in valuable deliverables which made my resume all the more competitive.” Emily R.
  • “I wanted a change in career and I have found a new job. I am very happy. My Career Coach was a huge help, and I would recommend this program specifically for the career coaching aspect.” Griffin C.
A powerful educational partnership

About the University of Adelaide


The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and higher education institution situated in the heart of one of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities. Founded in 1874, we’re Australia’s third oldest university and consistently rank among the world’s elite—in the top one percent globally and number one in South Australia.


Our reputation for excellence and breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We proudly count among our distinguished alumni: five Nobel Laureates; more than 120 Fulbright Scholars; and over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including two female Indigenous Australian recipients. Australia’s first female prime minister and Supreme Court judge were also University of Adelaide graduates.


Today, our vibrant high-achieving culture continues to attract some of the world’s best and brightest—academic leaders from all corners of the globe and students from more than 90 countries.


The Cybersecurity Boot Camp is offered through the University of Adelaide in partnership with edX.


About edX


edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

The next cybersecurity boot camp starts 27 February 2023. Reserve your spot today!
It only takes a minute to request information and be put in touch with a member of the admissions team who can answer questions and get your application started.