SJSU Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Join the Fight Against Cybercrime

Through the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—in as few as 12 weeks.

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Through the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—all in 26 weeks part-time.

The Demand for Cyber Talent

The opportunity is massive in both the Bay Area and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in San José alone, there are currently over 10,839 open cybersecurity roles and an insufficient supply of cybersecurity talent.

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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 Google, AT&T, and Amazon, to name a few.

Students who complete the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp will be well equipped for roles like Cybersecurity Specialist, Network Security Engineer, and Vulnerability Analyst.

Career Success with the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp

The SJSU Cyber Bootcamp provides students with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews.

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Full-Time
Monday–Friday:
9:00am PT–3:00pm PT

Part-Time
Tue/Thu:
6:30pm PT–9:30pm PT
Saturday: 10am PT–2pm PT
100% Live Online
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Class Schedule
Full-Time
Monday–Friday:
9:00am PT–3:00pm PT

Part-Time
Tue/Thu:
6:30pm PT–9:30pm PT
Saturday: 10am PT–2pm PT
Course Format 100% Live Online

Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for web development and cybersecurity training. Fullstack offers comprehensive in-person and remote training opportunities across the U.S. and prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.

Graduates are assisted by a dedicated career service team and leave as members of the Fullstack–SJSU community—a supportive alumni network that can help open doors to future jobs in the Bay Area and beyond.

Fullstack brings its learning method, reputation, and community to the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp to make cybersecurity training more accessible to individuals outside of traditional tech hubs.

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How It Works

Overview

  • 12-week, full-time or 26-week, part-time training program requiring no previous experience or knowledge in cybersecurity

  • 15 hours of homework per week

  • You’ll learn in-demand offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills the world’s top tech companies are looking for

  • You’ll receive professional development assistance—resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity

Class Schedule

  • Class Schedule: Two weeknights 6:30pm PT–9:30pm PT (Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs) and one Saturday morning 10am PT–2pm PT

  • Course Format: 100% Live Online

Tuition

We aim to ensure that every applicant, regardless of budget, has the opportunity to break into a career in cyber.

There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
Full Tuition Discounts Scholarships
$11,995 $250 $500

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

For a limited time, the initial deposit to enroll is only $99* (normally $1,000) for 2021 cohorts. Get started on your journey this year before the deposit increases in 2022!

Students who apply and enroll before September 14th for the Part-Time October cohort will receive an automatic $250 discount on tuition.

SJSU current students, alumni and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

$1,000

Military Scholarship for May 2021 cohort, $1,000 Military Scholarship for subsequent cohorts (Current military personnel or veterans)

Full Tuition
$11,995

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

For a limited time, the initial deposit to enroll is only $99* (normally $1,000) for 2021 cohorts. Get started on your journey this year before the deposit increases in 2022!

Discounts
$250

Students who apply and enroll before September 14th for the Part-Time October cohort will receive an automatic $250 discount on tuition.

Scholarships
$500

SJSU current students, alumni and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

$1,000

Military Scholarship for May 2021 cohort, $1,000 Military Scholarship for subsequent cohorts (Current military personnel or veterans)

*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 non-refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date or by December 3, 2021, whichever date comes first.

Big Return on Your Investment

Graduates of the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that could earn them a starting salary that is +34% higher than the average salary in San José.

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What You’ll 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).

  • Foundations & Security Essentials

    Phase 1
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team

    Phase 2
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team

    Phase 3
    Threat Modeling
    Preventing Recon
    Incident Response
    Digital Forensics
    Project Demo Day
Classes are 100% live online with hands-on guidance from live instructors. The majority of students’ time is spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.
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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.

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Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Teaching

Finance

Finance

Retail

Retail

Music

Music

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Admin

Admin

Biology

Biology

And more...

And more...

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

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 San José State University 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 San José State University 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+, 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.

There's no preparation required to succeed in the course, but we recommend familiarizing yourself with the industry and working through Breaking Into Cyber and Cybersecurity 101.

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.

All students must have their own laptop (or desktop for 100% online classes). We recommend having 16 GB RAM and ~50-100 GB storage. Netbooks, thin clients and tablets are not permitted. Mac or Windows is fine, but please note that the new Apple M1 processor is not yet fully supported.

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 SJSU Cyber Bootcamp Today

  1. Fill out our online application form

  2. Take our nontechnical assessment

    • No cyber experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of
      application
  3. Receive an entrance decision

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