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The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension

Learn Cybersecurity
in 24 Weeks

Class begins December 7, 2021

To speak to an admissions advisor now,
call (858) 519-8997
Why Learn Cybersecurity at UC San Diego Extension?
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Get hands-on training* in defensive and offensive cybersecurity, networking, systems, web technologies, and databases, and benefit from our CompTIA Partnership.
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Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours.
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Through immersive classes and a dynamic curriculum, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to graduate from the program ready to use your knowledge in the workforce.
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Benefit from a wide range of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position.
Our CompTIA partnership provides participants with a complimentary CertMaster test-prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of their choice. Students will choose a cert that best aligns with their interests and career goals from the following list; Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.
*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.
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What Students Receive

  • Through immersive instruction and lab environments, students will learn both the theory and application of tools used by industry professionals.
  • Students will learn technical skills needed to be competitive in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Students receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated Profile Coach and Career Director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be Employer Competitive.
  • You will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.

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What Graduates Earn

  • Graduates benefit from Project Demo Day—a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase your final project.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director post-graduation for qualified students.
  • An Award of Completion in Cybersecurity from UC San Diego showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • Skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry professionals.
  • By the end of the program, graduates will have an impressive collection of knowledge, skills, and abilities that show competitiveness for employment.

About UC San Diego Extension
As the professional education and public service division of UC San Diego, Extension is focused on being a major catalyst for the continued economic, intellectual, and cultural growth of the San Diego and Baja California region. Core offerings include professional education and training, cultural enrichment and regional economic solutions. Whether you’re starting a new career, building a company, or developing a deeper appreciation of the world around you, Extension has the resources you need to get started.
This program is offered through UC San Diego Extension in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education partners with universities to prepare participants for high-growth careers in the Digital Economy. Over 35 of the world’s leading institutions collaborate with Trilogy to bridge the gap between employers’ needs and participants’ skills.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins December 7
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at the Cybersecurity Boot Camp?

  • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • The program is part-time. Students will complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in cybersecurity before applying?

  • While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in San Diego or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals and students to study cybersecurity without leaving their current job.
  • We put the student experience first, using robust analytics to track the academic journey and ensure that we provide top-quality learning.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • We employ skilled instructors and provide a curriculum based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.

Will I get a 1098T form for the year in which I pay the course fees?

  • Due to the non-credit nature of this course, 1098T forms are not awarded. Please consult with your tax professional or accountant for any additional questions.
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