Morning Cybersecurity Bootcamp
SJSU Cyber Bootcamp
Get the Skills You Need to Fight Cybercrime
Through the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy, you’ll gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries—in as few as 12 weeks.
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Program at a Glance
Why Learn Cybersecurity with San José State University?
As a cybersecurity professional, your primary objective is to defend digital assets—guarding an organization’s systems and sensitive information from online attacks. The cybersecurity field offers robust career and financial opportunities and plenty of available jobs.
With instances of cybercrime slated to grow and evolve, the need for adaptable, solution-focused professionals to fight it is greater than ever. If this sounds like you, consider a career in cybersecurity to maximize your earning potential, job satisfaction, and critical defense skills.
The Demand for Cyber Talent in California
Bootcamp Application & Start Dates
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most reputable 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 San José State University’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.
How the San José State University Cyber Bootcamp Works
The San José State University Cyber Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.
Part-time and full-time bootcamp programs are available.
Bootcamp classes combine live online instruction taught by industry-experienced professionals with independent learning assignments.
All classes are held Monday-Friday.
Select one class schedule and time from the options below when you apply.
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Classes
In addition to classroom lessons, part-time students can anticipate spending 6-8 hours studying and working on outside assignments each week. Full-time students can expect to spend 12-15 hours each week on outside assignments.
Class time options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.
SJSU Cybersecurity Tuition
There are many ways to pay for your SJSU bootcamp experience, including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships, and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
San José State University Tech 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 -
Tuition During Program - $14,896
Total Tuition - $14,995
*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.
$500 Community Scholarship
For SJSU alumni, current students, and employees.
$1,000 Military Scholarship**
For active-duty service members and military veterans.
**Valid ID required.
In the field of cybersecurity, there are many career paths to follow based on your skills and experience. When you opt into comprehensive career coaching, you’ll receive the guidance you need to navigate the industry.
With professionals in high demand in California and beyond, the cybersecurity industry offers a multitude of career and financial opportunities once you enter the field. Companies across the nation are hiring for roles like IT Help Desk Specialist, Systems Support Specialist, Cybersecurity Analyst, and Solutions Architect.
|Average Entry-Level Salary in California*
|IT Help Desk Specialist/Computer Support Specialist
|Network/Systems Support Specialist
|System Administrator/Network Administrator
|Network Engineer/Solutions Architect
*California Cybersecurity Salary Data via Glassdoor™
San José State University students learn cybersecurity fundamentals and the in-demand skills to fight cybercrime including:
Asset and inventory management like networking basics, Linux command line, and bash scripting;
Red Team (Offense) for fighting web vulnerabilities, penetration testing, OWASP Top 10, and social engineering;
Blue Team (Defense) for log analysis, security information and event management, digital forensics, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and incident response;
To prepare students for real-life work scenarios and environments, students also take part in career simulations alongside their cybersecurity training. Students are also taught resume writing, salary negotiation, and other career preparation skills throughout the program to equip them for their job search after graduation. Plus, bootcamp students are prepared to take industry-recognized certification exams with additional studying.
Linux Command Line
Users and groups
Encoding and encryption
Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model)
Variables, loops, and conditionals
String and list methods
Windows administration and management
OWASP Top 10
Splunk and security information and event management (SIEMs)
NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Classes are 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. Along with the classroom sessions, students can attend a weekly lab where they can review key concepts, catch up on homework, and work alongside peers.
Earn Cybersecurity Certifications with SJSU
Preparation for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+ exam is built into the SJSU Cybersecurity Bootcamp curriculum. You will study and test for this industry-recognized certification during your bootcamp program. By earning your CompTIA Security+ certification, you’ll demonstrate your job readiness to potential employers.
This entry-level certification validates:
Understanding of security principles and elements of effective security policies
Ability to analyze strategies of cybercriminals and determine development and deployment methods to mitigate vulnerabilities
Understanding of how security is enforced for wireless and remote access
Ability to establish disaster recovery, business continuity, and fault tolerance strategies
Cost of exam included?
*Students will receive a voucher for one CompTIA Security+ exam attempt.
Landing a Cybersecurity Job in California
SJSU students will gain valuable insight into how to build a successful career in cybersecurity from day one of the course. Throughout the bootcamp experience, students may access live workshops, office hours, and on-demand content to help build a job search toolkit—which includes an optimized resume and LinkedIn profile.
Following successful completion of the Career Success Program, students can choose to opt into additional coaching support and receive guidance for up to a year following graduation in:
Growing your professional network
Resume and LinkedIn profile optimization
Interview and assessment prep
Salary negotiation workshops
And much more!
Students also graduate from the program with a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability to solve real business problems for real companies.
Fullstack Academy grads have landed jobs with some of the world's leading companies.
San José State University Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy graduates.
Who Should Attend the Cyber Bootcamp
The SJSU Cybersecurity Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy is specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed.
Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:
Apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
The cyber curriculum is broken down into these areas:
Asset and Inventory Management
Programming with Python
Red Team - Offense
Blue Team - Defense
Students also participate in career simulations throughout the program and interactive labs. With bootcamp preparation and additional studying, students will also be equipped to take exams for multiple industry-recognized certifications.
For the Cybersecurity Bootcamp syllabus, click here and fill out the form.
Yes, the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals without 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.
There's no preparation required to succeed in the course, but we recommend familiarizing yourself with the industry and working through 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. Alumni will also have access to a job board and have the opportunity to be connected with companies and organizations in our Employer Partner Network that are actively seeking qualified candidates.
You do need to provide your own computer for the bootcamp. It can be a laptop or desktop as long as it meets the minimum machine specifications of your chosen program. Because the bootcamp is live-online, you are required to have a webcam and microphone in order to participate in class.
Ensuring you have a computer that meets the requirements for your course is an essential part of setting yourself up for success in our bootcamps.
For full computer requirements, visit our Online Learning page.
Many of our part-time students continue working full-time while completing their bootcamp. Each week, students can expect to spend 9 hours in class and another 6-8 hours studying and completing assignments outside of class.
Full-time students should not continue working due to the immersive nature of our programs. By focusing solely on their training, they’re set up to thrive in our accelerated 12-week program.
No, San José State University Tech Bootcamps are not for credit and cannot be applied toward a degree or certificate program. Rather, they’re offered through the San José State University College of Professional & Global Education and facilitated by Fullstack Academy instructors and staff to provide in-demand tech skills training for current or prospective tech professionals.
No, part-time bootcamp students cannot mix and match class dates or times. You must select one of the established schedule options for your cohort of choice during the application process.
Ready to Start Learning?
Once you’re ready to start your tech journey, here are the steps you can expect in the admissions process.
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