Who should attend
The Caltech Cyber Bootcamp looks for candidates who are eager to learn, are great at creative problem solving, and who are passionate about technology and its influence on the world around them.
About the course
Get the Skills You Need to Join the Fight Against Cybercrime
Through the Caltech Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll find your purpose as you go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—and you can choose between full- and part-time programs, depending on your schedule.
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 72,123 open cybersecurity roles (with 21,957 in the Los Angeles metro area) 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 Boeing, the US Department of Energy, and Southern California Edison, to name a few.
These companies are hiring for roles like Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, and Cyber Security Consultant. Grads studying the Caltech Cyber Bootcamp curriculum have been hired for all these roles—and more.
Exclusive Partnerships and Student Experiences
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.
- 12-week, full-time or 26-week, part-time cybersecurity training program
- 15 hours of homework per week
- You’ll learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills the world’s top tech companies are looking for
- Receive professional development assistance—resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity
What You’ll Learn
Students learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills from industry experts, 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).
Foundations & Security Essentials Phase 1
- Networking Essentials
- Linux & Python
- Command Line Input (CLI)
Offense—Red Team Phase 2
- Pen Testing Methodology
- Vulnerability Discovery
Defense—Blue Team Phase 3
- Threat Modeling
- Preventing Recon
- Incident Response
- Digital Forensics
- Project Demo Day
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.