Cybersecurity Intensive Training

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Program Highlights

  • Time Commitment: 60 hour course
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Wednesday
  • Hours per Week: 6 hours
  • Length of Program: 10 weeks
  • Fall Start: October 3, 2022
  • Spring Start: January 30, 2023
  • Location: Lehi Campus / Zoom
Program Application


The Cybersecurity Intensive Training program introduces students to the foundational principles of cybersecurity. This intensive training is an 10-week course encompassing modules that equips students with the basic skills necessary to administer computer systems, as well as plan, implement, and monitor security controls for protecting information, computers, networks, and to respond to computer security breaches and incidents.

If accepted, the normal tuition of $3,000 for this non-credit certificate program is covered in full under Learn & Work in Utah. Take advantage of this opportunity for skill enhancement and career advancement today!

What You Will Learn

Students in this program learn fundamental best practices of information security risk management, including cybersecurity threats, actors, and attacks, configuring, auditing, and hardening Linux and Windows systems, and network configuration, protocols and data communication and associated vulnerabilities. Using tools, techniques, and technologies, you will develop proficiency in the identification and mitigation of cybersecurity threats against computer networks.

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32%+ through 2028. Most industries recognize and utilize employees with the cybersecurity skills and training provided by this program. Utah is home to a number of world leaders in Information Technology and Cybersecurity, including Adobe, DigiCert, EMC2, Symantec, SecurityMetrics, AccessData, and Oracle, and the National Security Agency (NSA). At a cost of $1.5 billion, the NSA’s Cybersecurity Data Center (CDC) in Utah County is the largest security data center in the world.

Foundational Knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this program and no prior experience is required to participate, although some knowledge of cybersecurity and/or computer networks is helpful. Students interested in pursuing or furthering their careers in cybersecurity and data security, as well as in related fields and industries, are encouraged to apply.

Further Opportunities

Invest in your future and continue your education at UVU! You will have the opportunity to meet with advisors, receive information about relevant job openings and opportunities to connect with local employers, and join the program's alumni community forum designed to facilitate ongoing learning and networking opportunities.