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University of New Mexico Continuing Education
Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Fight Cybercrime

Learn cybersecurity and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries—all in as few as 12 weeks.

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Program at a Glance

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Why Learn Cybersecurity

In cybersecurity, you'll be on the front lines of a company's digital defense, protecting their systems and sensitive data from cyber-attacks. The cybersecurity field offers robust career and financial opportunities, with a zero percent unemployment rate and plenty of available jobs. The average entry-level Cybersecurity Analyst salary in Albuquerque is $83,200 (Lightcast™ . 2022). Obtaining additional security clearances may result in a pay raise in the cybersecurity field.

The Demand for Cyber Talent

There are many opportunities in New Mexico and across the United States. According to research from, in Albuquerque alone, there are currently over 2,000 open cybersecurity roles and a very low 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 IT Help Desk Specialist, Systems Support Specialist, and Cybersecurity Analyst. Grads studying the UNM Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp curriculum have been hired for all of these roles—and more.

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Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most reputable 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 the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp Works

The University of New Mexico Continuing Education Cyber Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.

  • All bootcamp classes are instructor-led and taught 100% online.
  • Multiple class times are offered so you can choose which option works best with your schedule.

Part-time and full-time bootcamp programs are available.

  • All classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    You can choose which class time works best for you in the application process.

    • 7:30am-10:30am MT

    • 4:30pm-7:30pm MT

    • 5:30pm-8:30pm MT

    • 6:30pm-9:30pm MT

  • All classes are held Monday-Friday.

    You can choose which class time works best for you in the application process.

    • 7:30am-1:30pm MT
    • 9:30am-3:30pm MT

Class time options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.

Tuition and Payment Options

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

  • UNM Continuing Education Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99 for a limited time.

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

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

    **Tuition will increase to $13,495 for all cohorts in 2023. To lock in the current tuition rate, pay your deposit in full and enroll in a cohort that begins in 2022.

  • $500 Community Scholarship

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

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    Military Scholarship for all active-duty military and veterans.

    **Valid ID required.

Cybersecurity Roles and Salaries

In the field of cybersecurity, there are many career paths to follow based on your skills and experience. Our Career Success Team is there to assist you throughout your career journey.

With cybersecurity professionals in high demand, the cybersecurity industry offers a multitude of career and financial opportunities after you enter the field. Companies across the nation are hiring for roles like IT Help Desk Specialist, Systems Support Specialist, and Cybersecurity Analyst.

RoleAverage Entry-Level Salary in Albuquerque
IT Help Desk Specialist/Computer Support Specialist$38,900
Network/Systems Support Specialist$51,100
System Administrator/Network Administrator$60,300
Network Engineer/Solutions Architect$62,000
Cybersecurity Analyst$75,000

*Albuquerque Cybersecurity Salary Data via Lightcast™ . 2022

What You Will 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.

Career Support

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. Our rigorous, hands-on education, combined with our career support, has helped graduates go on to jobs at top companies and beyond!

Alumni of our program have been hired by:

UNM Continuing Education Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy NYC graduates.

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