Cyber2 Program

In recent years, demand for cyber security defense and offense professionals, and ethical hackers has surged, and there are not enough skilled workers to fill all the open positions in the field. There are currently over one million unfilled jobs in cyber security around the world—and that number is growing fast.

Our goal is to build the cyber workforce the US needs to keep our businesses, government, and personal information safe from criminal hackers. The goal of this course is to prepare you, whether you have some basic technical knowledge or none, to join the workforce as a certified cyber security and penetration testing expert. Our partner, HackerU, has a team of industry thought leaders and HR managers to pinpoint the gaps in cyber skills, knowledge, and the certifications that make cyber professionals stand out to top employers. Based on this research, the Ethical Hacking Bootcamp curriculum is tailored to meet and exceed market demands.


Program Outline:

This specialized double program combines both the Cyber Security Professional and Ethical Hacking Bootcamp programs for a total of 610 in-class hours. Students enrolled in this accelerated program are automatically enrolled in the Cyber Security Ethical Hacking Bootcamp upon successful completion of the Cyber Security Professional track. Students who opt for the Cyber2 Program receive a 25% discount on tuition for the Ethical Hacking track.

The Cyber2 Program is designed for students with no prior professional background in IT or cyber security who want to fast-track a career in offensive cyber security, penetration testing, and ethical hacking.


Required Courses

  • Introductory Course
  • Introduction to Python for Security
  • Game Theory Strategy in Cyber Security
  • Operating System Security: Windows & Linux
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Infrastructure & Technology
  • Offensive Security: Ethical Hacking
  • Incident Response & Threat Hunting
  • Advanced Infrastructure Attacks
  • Cross-Platform Elevation of Privileges
  • Python Programming for Security
  • Web Application Penetration Testing
  • Hacking Fundamentals & Exam Prep
  • Career Services

Exam Preparation

This program includes preparation for the following certification exams*:

  • Linux LPI Essential
  • Cisco CCENT
  • Cisco CCNA Security
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA CySA+ 
  • EC-Council's C|EH Exam
  • OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) Exam

*Certification exams and credentialing are not associated or included with the University of Miami certificate programs. Graduates or participants of a University of Miami certificate program are independently responsible for certification requirements, costs, and fees and are encouraged to view the certification website and contact test administrators to find out exam details and logistics.