Cybersecurity Curriculum

The Case Western Reserve University Cybersecurity Boot Camp curriculum is designed to give you both the knowledge you need to move toward the cybersecurity industry and ample experience applying that knowledge to real-world problems.

Throughout the program, you will learn tools and technologies vetted by current practitioners, and learn skills applicable to certifications expected of all serious security professionals.

Cybersecurity Part-Time

Module 1: Intro to Computing, Networking, and Programming


Description:

Students begin with an introduction to fundamental concepts such as Network Topologies, Python Scripting, Cryptography, Encryption, and more.

What You Will Learn:

  • Command Line
  • Shell Scripting
  • Python Programming
  • Cryptography and Encryption

Module 2: Networks and Network+ Skill Building


Description:

Dive into network configuration, design, and hardware as well as protocols and data communication. At the end of this section, participants will learn skills applicable to the Network+ certification exam.

What You Will Learn:

  • Network Architecture
  • Network Operations
  • Network Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • Industrial Standards, Practices, and Network
  • Theory
  • Wireshark and Traffic Analysis
  • Packet Tracer and Packet Analysis

Module 3: Offensive Security


Description:

Students gain a thorough understanding of web applications, databases, operating systems, and the vulnerabilities and hardening associated with them. They utilize their newfound knowledge to become familiar with tools like Metasploit and Exploit DB.

What You Will Learn:

  • Web Application Architecture
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Databases and APIs
  • Windows OS
  • Linux OS
  • Kali Linux
  • Metasploit
  • Exploit DB
  • Burpsuite
  • Pentesting Frameworks

Module 4: Defensive Security


Description:

Students will cover topics including risk analysis, policy, governance, and auditing. They will build out a sample enterprise security strategy for an organization. At the end of this section, students will learn skills applicable to the Security+ certification exam.

What You Will Learn:

  • SIEMS
  • Incident Response
  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
  • Threat Modeling/ Vulnerability Assessments
  • Compliance/ Policy/ Auditing
  • Enterprise Security Strategy

Module 5: New and Future Technologies


Description:

Students will explore technologies such as Blockchain and Cloud Security. They will participate in classroom-wide offensive/defensive security exercises.

What You Will Learn:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Connecting to APIs
  • Data setup and monitoring

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