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SJSU Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Fight Against Cybercrime

The SJSU Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy takes you from beginner to cybersecurity professional in 12-26 weeks online. Gain the experience and career support to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries.

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Program at a Glance

12-26

Weeks

6/20

Apply By

6/27

Next Start Date

$1,000

Potential Scholarships

Why Learn Cybersecurity

The primary responsibility of cybersecurity professionals is to protect critical systems and sensitive data from cyberattacks. Due to the high demand for cybersecurity professionals, the cybersecurity field offers a wealth of career and financial prospects. According to Burning Glass, the average entry-level Cybersecurity Analyst salary in the United States is $80,800. For some senior positions, salaries can reach $110,000 or higher. Additional security clearances can boost cybersecurity salaries.

The Demand for Cyber Talent

The opportunity is massive in both San José and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in San José alone, there are currently over 10,610 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 Cybersecurity Specialist, Network Security Engineer, and Vulnerability Analyst. Grads studying the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp curriculum will be prepared for roles like these—and more.

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Bootcamp Application & Start Dates

    Program

    Full-Time Cyber Bootcamp

    Apply By

    06/20/2022

    Start Date

    06/27/2022

    End Date

    09/16/2022

    Status

    Open

    Program

    Part-Time Cyber Bootcamp

    Apply By

    08/16/2022

    Start Date

    08/23/2022

    End Date

    02/25/2023

    Status

    Open

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful 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

  • A training program in a 12-week, full-time or 26-week, part-time schedule requiring no previous experience or knowledge in cybersecurity
  • You’ll learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills in demand by the world’s top tech companies
  • Then, you’ll receive professional development assistance—including resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity

Part-Time 

Tuesdays & Thursdays || 6:00pm - 9:00pm PT 

Saturdays || 8:30am - 12:30pm PT

Course Format: Live Online

 

Full-Time

Monday through Friday || 8:30am PT - 2:30pm PT

Course Format: Live Online



Tuition

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.

  • 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 - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $12,396
    Total Tuition - $12,495

    *Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

  • $500

    For SJSU alumni, current students, and employees.

    $1,000

    For active-duty service members and military veterans (valid ID required).


Big Return On Your Investment

Graduates of the SJSU Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that can earn them a starting salary that is +43% higher than the average salary in San José.


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).

Phase
  • Networking Essentials
  • Linux & Python
  • Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Pen Testing Methodology
  • Vulnerability Discovery
  • Shells
  • Exploitation
  • 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.


Career Support

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 and technical interviews coaching.

Bootcamp 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:

Teaching

Finance

Retail

Customer service

Graphic design

Admin

Biology

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

  • 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.

  • Complete the application, take the assessment (30 minutes), and receive a decision. 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.

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  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