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Cybersecurity Bootcamps VS. UX/UI Design Bootcamps

Oct 20, 2022

So you want to go into Cybersecurity. Or maybe you’re asking yourself right now “what is cybersecurity?”. When you click on a suspicious link and your browser gives you that little error message saying “go back to safety” this is Cybersecurity at work. Cybersecurity protects individuals or organizations' online information.


What is a Bootcamp?

Bootcamps are a popular alternative to traditional education. They have many benefits for those who do not have the time or money for a university. Frankly, bootcamps are for anyone who does not want to spend time and money on formal education. Many people are seeing they do not need a formal degree to have an amazing career. Bootcamps allow individuals to learn from home on a flexible schedule and are usually faster (and cheaper) than traditional education. Taking a bootcamp also opens one up to mentorship, networking opportunities, and other tools for success that self-teaching does not.


How do Cybersecurity Bootcamps Vary From UX/UI Design Bootcamps?

  • User Experience Design focuses on forming solutions to everyday problems, researching, and testing these solutions. It is concerned with the user-product relationship and creating easy-to-use designs. 
  • UX design bootcamps teach you…
    • The UX process - includes research, problem-solving, wireframing, prototyping, usability testing, using design tools, and how to build a portfolio
  • Cybersecurity is the process of protecting an individual or organization from attacks such as email fraud, Identity theft, data breaches, and extortion.
  • Cybersecurity bootcamps teach you…
    • Skills like networking, system administration, threat management, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and Security information and event management (SIEM) administration. 
    • They also prep students to take major cybersecurity certification exams like Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CompTIA Security+, and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).


How Much Does A Cybersecurity Bootcamp Cost?

Cybersecurity bootcamps options range from simple courses to full university extension programs. They can cost between a few hundred to $20,000.


How Much is The NYU Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

Tuition for the Introductory Course is $180 and tuition for the Extended program of the bootcamp is $17,800 for a total of $17,980.


How Much Does Someone in Cybersecurity Make? What About UX Design?

As of October 2022, the average salary for those in Cybersecurity is $84,901/yr. The lower end is $65,000/yr and the higher using 111,000/yr.

Entry-level UX Designers have an average salary of $93,913/per yr.

Graduates from Avocademy’s Bootcamp are making an average salary of $85k, ranging from $56k to $155k.

If you’re still not sure which bootcamp is right for you, check out our other article comparing the most popular UX bootcamps of 2022  most popular UX Design bootcamps of 2022.


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Brynn is an aspiring UX designer who loves the beach, cooking, and meeting new people. She loves her avocados on a big salad or in a breakfast burrito.

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