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Caltech Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Fight Against Cybercrime

Through the Caltech Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy, you will gain the skills and experience to enter one of the world's highest paying industries–in as little as 12 weeks. Study full-time or part-time online.

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Program at a Glance

12-26

Weeks

08/16

Apply By

08/22

Next Start Date

$1,500

Potential Scholarships

Why Learn Cybersecurity

Companies rely on cybersecurity professionals to protect their critical systems and sensitive data from cyberattacks. There are endless career and financial opportunities for cybersecurity professionals, thanks to the high demand for talent. Burning Glass reports that the average entry-level Cybersecurity Analyst salary in the United States is $80,800. For some senior roles, salaries can reach $110,000 or more. Cybersecurity salaries can be increased by obtaining additional security clearances.

The Demand for Cyber Talent

The opportunity is massive in both California and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in California alone, there are currently over 20,102 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 Amazon, Anthem Blue Cross, and Boeing, to name a few.

These companies are hiring for roles like Cybersecurity Specialist, Network Security Engineer, and Vulnerability Analyst. Grads studying the Caltech Cyber Bootcamp curriculum will be prepared for roles like these—and more.

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Bootcamp Application & Start Dates

    Program

    Full-Time Online Cyber Bootcamp

    Apply By

    08/16/2022

    Start Date

    08/22/2022

    End Date

    11/10/2022

    Status

    Open

    Program

    Part-Time Online Cyber Bootcamp

    Apply By

    08/16/2022

    Start Date

    08/23/2022

    End Date

    02/25/2023

    Status

    Open

    Program

    Full-Time Online Cyber Bootcamp

    Apply By

    11/29/2022

    Start Date

    12/05/2022

    End Date

    03/03/2023

    Status

    Open

    Program

    Part-Time Online Cyber Bootcamp

    Apply By

    11/29/2022

    Start Date

    12/06/2022

    End Date

    06/10/2023

    Status

    Open

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

Now, it brings its hands-on learning approach to Caltech’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.

Exclusive Partnerships and Student Experiences

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The Caltech Cyber Bootcamp has a pioneering partnership with the LA Cyber Lab, an organization that provides the greater Los Angeles business community and local government organizations with greater cybersecurity awareness and access to a trained and capable workforce.

Participants in the Caltech Cyber Bootcamp gain access to industry leaders and experts, in addition to exclusive events on campus and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech administers for NASA.

Caltech aligns with national efforts set by both CISA and NIST to understand and manage cyber and physical risk to our critical infrastructure, as well as prepare competent professionals.

How the Caltech Cybersecurity Bootcamp Works

A training program in a 12-week, full-time or 26-week, part-time schedule requiring no previous experience or knowledge in cybersecurity.
You’ll receive professional development assistance—including resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity.

Part-Time

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays || 6:00pm PT - 9:00pm PT
  • Saturdays || 8:30am PT - 12:30pm PT
  • Course Format: 100% Live Online

Full-Time

  • Weekdays || 8:30am PT - 2:30pm PT
  • Course Format: 100% Live Online

Tuition

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

  • Caltech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

    Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $14,396
    Total Tuition - $14,495

  • $500

    For Caltech alumni, current students, and employees.

    $1,000

    For active-duty service members and military veterans (valid ID required).

*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 Caltech Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that can earn them a starting salary that is +18% higher than the average salary in the LA Metro Area.


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).

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

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

As part of the Caltech Cyber Bootcamp, you’ll learn Python, Linux, and more. You’ll participate in workshops to strengthen your skills and develop a portfolio to show employers. Our Career Success Team will also give you career guidance every step of the way—from resume assistance to behavioral and technical interviews coaching.

Bootcamp grads are highly sought after by some of the world’s leading companies.

Caltech 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.

Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Finance

Retail

Customer service

Graphic design

Admin

Biology

And more

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


Earn CEUs

Caltech Cyber Bootcamp grads will receive official Continuing Education Units (CEUs)—36 for studying full-time and 26 for part-time.

Caltech Cyber Bootcamp Certificate Program

Why is this important?

An employee who earns CEUs demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning and bringing value back to their employer. For this reason, many companies have policies that provide some paid time and tuition reimbursement for CEUs. Check with your HR team to learn about your company’s continuing education policies.


FAQs

  • The cyber curriculum is broken down into four main areas: 1. Foundations (Computing and Networking Basics, Linux, Introduction to Automation ); 2. Security Essentials (Practical Networking, Bash Scripting, Python for Security); 3. Security Analyst Training (NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Tools, Techniques, Procedures for Network and Application Protection); and 4. Flight (Projects, Advanced Certifications Preparation). Grads of the Cal Poly Extended Education Cyber Bootcamp learn the skills they need to be qualified for entry-level roles like Cybersecurity Analyst.

    For a syllabus on your program of interest, click here and fill out the form.

  • Yes, the Caltech Cyber Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in cybersecurity. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.

  • The bootcamp helps prepare students to take the Security+ and CySA+ exams. Students can expect to spend another ~15 hours studying before taking either exam. The price of taking these exams is not included in tuition.

  • Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. And on top of all that, the team will be working behind the scenes to find openings that are right for you and staying up-to-date on the latest recruiting trends to make sure they prepare you for everything.

  • You do need to provide your own computer for the bootcamp. It can be a laptop or desktop as long as it meets minimum tech specifications. We highly recommend Apple computers for our program, however, it is possible to use Windows with some modifications. You must have at least MacOS 10.15 or newer or Windows 10. Because the bootcamp is live-online, you are required to have a webcam and microphone in order to participate in class.

    At this time, the Apple M1 processor is not compatible with the Cybersecurity program.


    For specific tech requirements for the cyber program, visit our Online Experience page.

  • Many of our part-time students are working full time while taking the program. Keep in mind that there are 10 hours in class and 15-20 hours worth of homework per week.


Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to the Caltech Cyber Bootcamp Today

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