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
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Why Learn Cybersecurity
The Demand for Cyber Talent
There are many opportunities in San José and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in San José alone, there are currently over 10,000 open cybersecurity roles 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 Apple, Google, and Cisco Systems, to name a few.
These companies are hiring for roles like IT Help Desk Specialist, Systems Support Specialist, and Cybersecurity Analyst. Grads studying the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp curriculum will be prepared for roles like these—and more.
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 SJSU Cyber Bootcamp Works
The SJSU 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
All bootcamp classes are instructor-led and taught 100% online.
Full-time and part-time bootcamp programs are available.
All classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- 6:30pm-9:30pm PT
All classes are held Monday-Friday.
- 8:30am-2:30pm PT
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.
There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships, and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
San José State University 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 - $12,396
Total Tuition - $12,495**
*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the non-refundable $99 deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.
**Tuition will increase to $13,495 for all cohorts in 2023. To lock in the current tuition rate, pay your deposit in full and enroll in a cohort that begins in 2022.
$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.
Cybersecurity Roles and Salaries
In the field of cybersecurity, there are many career paths to follow based on your skills and experience. Our Career Success Team is there to assist you throughout your career journey.
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.
|Role||Average Entry-Level Salary in San José|
|IT Help Desk Specialist/Computer Support Specialist||$52,529|
|Network/Systems Support Specialist||$63,100|
|System Administrator/Network Administrator||$65,500|
|Network Engineer/Solutions Architect||$100,000|
*San José 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.
As part of the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp, you’ll learn Python, Linux, and more. You’ll participate in workshops to strengthen your skills and develop a portfolio to show employers. Our Career Success Team will also give you career guidance every step of the way—from resume assistance to behavioral interview coaching.
Fullstack Academy grads are highly sought after by some of the world’s leading companies.
SJSU Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy NYC graduates.
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:
If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
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).
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.
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.
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.
To be eligible for the program, you must be at least 18 years old and a high school grad/GED holder by the start date of your intended cohort. You must also be a resident of the state of California to enroll in one of the San José State Tech Bootcamps.
Complete the application, take the assessment (60 minutes), and receive a decision. While taking the assessment, you may pause to save your progress and return at a later time. At any point in the process, you can also schedule a time to speak with one of our Student Advisors who can walk you through the process and answer your questions.
Graduates earn a certificate of completion issued by San José State University and Fullstack Academy.
Ready to Start Learning?
Apply to study at the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp today.
- Fill out our online application form
- Take our nontechnical assessment
- No cyber experience required
- Covers logical reasoning
- Sent to you immediately upon submission of
- Receive an entrance decision
Programs are open to California residents only. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.