Cybersecurity Roles and Salaries
In the field of cybersecurity, there are many career paths to follow based on your skills and experience.
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.
|Average Entry-Level Salary in Los Angeles Metro Area
|IT Help Desk Specialist/Computer Support Specialist
|Network/Systems Support Specialist
|System Administrator/Network Administrator
|Network Engineer/Solutions Architect
*Los Angeles Metro Area 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
- 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.
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:
Caltech Cyber Bootcamp grads will receive official Continuing Education Units (CEUs)—36 for studying full-time and 26 for part-time.
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.
The next upcoming cohorts for the Caltech Bootcamps will be offered through Simplilearn. Visit the bootcamp website for more information.