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University of New Mexico Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Join the Fight Against Cybercrime

Go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—all in as few as 12 weeks.

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Program at a Glance

12 - 26

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The Demand for Cyber Talent

The opportunity is massive in both Albuquerque and across the United States. According to research from, in New Mexico alone, there are currently over 3,000 open cybersecurity roles and a lower supply of cybersecurity talent.

Nationally, there are over half a million cyber jobs that employers are trying to fill. Businesses actively seeking cybersecurity professionals span across all industries and sizes, and they include local high-tech employers like Sandia Corporation, Accenture, and Dell to name a few.

These companies are hiring for roles like Cyber Analyst, Cyber Coordinator, and Incident Reporter. Grads studying the UNM Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp curriculum have been hired for all of these roles—and more.

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Strengthen Your Resume With the Cyber Skills in Demand by Leading Tech Companies

The UNM Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp provides students with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews.

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Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful tech bootcamps in the nation, with incredible student reviews, years of experience in education, and impressive graduate outcomes.

Now, Fullstack brings its hands-on learning approach to the UNM Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.

How It Works

A training program in a 12-week, full-time schedule or 26-week, part-time schedule requiring no previous experience or knowledge in cybersecurityYou’ll learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills in demand by the world’s top tech companies
Receive professional development assistance—resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity

Part-Time Cyber Bootcamp Schedule

  • Tues/Thurs, 7:00pm - 10:00pm MT
  • Saturday, 9:30am - 1:30pm MT
  • Course Format: 100% Live Online

Full-Time Cyber Bootcamp Schedule

  • Monday through Friday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm MT
  • Course Format: 100% Live Online

Tuition and Payment Options

There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, government assistance, scholarships, and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.

  • Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $12,396
    Total Tuition - $12,495

  • $500 Community Scholarship

    For University of New Mexico alums, current students, and employees.

    $1,500 Founder’s Scholarship

    To celebrate the Cyber Bootcamp launch, the Cyber Founders Scholarship will be given to all students enrolled in the inaugural part-time March 2022 cohort and full-time May 2022 cohort.

*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

Big Return on Your Investment

Graduates of the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that could earn them a starting salary that’s +11% higher than the average salary in Albuquerque.

Add cybersecurity skills to your resume today by attending the UNM Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp, an immersive, remote program powered by Fullstack Academy.

What You’ll Learn

Students learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills including Foundations (computing and networking basics, Linux, introduction to automation), Security Essentials (practical networking, bash scripting, Python for security), Security Analyst Training (NIST cybersecurity framework, tools, techniques, procedures for network and application protection), and Flight (projects, advanced certifications preparation, career coaching, and guidance).

  • Networking Essentials
  • Linux & Python
  • Command-Line Input (CLI)
  • Pen Testing Methodology
  • Vulnerability Discovery
  • Shells
  • Exploitation
  • Threat Modeling
  • Preventing Recon
  • Incident Response
  • Digital Forensics

Classes are mostly hands-on with the majority of students’ time spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.

Who Should Attend

Both the full- and part-time programs are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed in the bootcamp. Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:




Customer Service

Graphic Design



And more...

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.

Ready to Start Learning?

Once you’re ready to start your tech journey, here are the steps you can expect in the admissions process.

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  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    • No cyber experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision