• Admission closes on 23 Jun, 2024
  • Program Duration 6 months
  • Learning Format Online Bootcamp

Why Join this Program

Bootcamp Outcome

Earn a Cybersecurity Bootcamp certificate and up to 26 CEUs from Caltech CTME

Caltech Campus Visit

Upon completion, explore Caltech campus and labs; connect with peers and Caltech leadership

Integrated Labs

Practice demos and multiple projects on integrated labs

Hands-on Experience

Industry-relevant projects to provide hands-on learning experiences


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Cyber Security Bootcamp Overview

The Caltech Cybersecurity Bootcamp will help you develop expertise in both defensive and offensive cybersecurity, digital forensics, penetration testing, infrastructure design, and much more. Our course curriculum, labs, and assisted practices expose you to several in-demand cybersecurity tools.

Key Features

  • Earn a Caltech CTME Bootcamp Certificate
  • Receive up to 26 CEUs from Caltech CTME
  • Earn a Caltech CTME Circle Membership
  • Online Convocation by Caltech CTME Program Director
  • Simplilearn Career Service helps you get noticed by top hiring companies
  • Access to integrated cybersecurity labs
  • Collaborate with trainers during office hours and project hours
  • Attend live virtual classes led by Caltech instructors and industry experts
  • Collaborate with trainers during office hours and project hours
  • Hands-on projects based on real-world security challenges

Cyber Security Bootcamp Advantage

During our Caltech Cybersecurity Bootcamp, you will learn skills in an interactive environment with dedicated instructors and exciting projects. Imagine traditional degrees but with modern tools to compete for the top cybersecurity jobs in the market

  • Caltech Bootcamp Certification

    Caltech bootcamp graduates receive

    • Certificate of completion from Caltech CTME
    • Program transcript for the entire learning path
    • Up to 26 CEUs from Caltech CTME

Cyber Security Bootcamp Details

Gain hands-on cybersecurity training through multiple projects in sandboxed labs, so you can stand out as an industry-ready cybersecurity professional.

Learning Path

  • You will get knowledge from top-tier subject matter experts, a strong alumni network, and your fellow students. You will succeed in the Bootcamp and in your career by developing a security mentality and learning about virtualization technologies, the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) triad, and emerging security concerns.

  • You will learn about Linux operating systems and how penetration testing and vulnerability analysis are used. You will learn how to use security tools like virtual private networks (VPNs), wireless access points (WAPs), and other things. Finally, you will write, test, and modify bash scripts to automate tasks.

  • You will comprehend the principles underlying how network-connected devices communicate and receive data. You will analyze network security strategies, develop and understand network diagrams, and describe encryption techniques.

  • Python can carry out a wide range of cybersecurity activities for experts, such as malware analysis, scanning, and penetration testing jobs. You will use logical and coding language structures to demonstrate how Python can be used to find and fix malicious exploits.

  • Firms use Windows to host and access their internal systems, with systems administrators managing the underlying resources in the background. To identify and address security issues for Windows operating systems, you will learn how to navigate the Windows command line. Additionally, you will use PowerShell to create system reports because it provides a more efficient way to query the system for cybersecurity experts.

  • Offensive security is a proactive and adversarial approach to protecting computer systems, networks, individuals, and their data from attacks. There are two ways to perform offensive security assessments: penetration testing and red teaming. In this module, you will learn both approaches across a series of topics including Reconnaissance (Profiling), Scanning (Enumeration), Vulnerability Analysis, Exploitation (Attack), and Reporting.

  • This module provides you with the hands-on training required to defend systems against cyber threats. You will also gain an understanding of the finer nuances of threat modeling, recon and preventing recon, log hunting, digital forensics, and much more.

  • Experts will respond to any questions or concerns you may have regarding the course material in this module.

  • The purpose of project hours is to help you clarify any questions or concerns you may have about projects you've completed thus far.

    • Understand the fundamentals of AI and generative AI models
    • Comprehend the significance of explainable AI and its various approaches
    • Utilize prompt engineering to control generative AI
    • Understand the mechanisms, features, and limitations of ChatGPT
    • Discover applications and use cases for ChatGPT
    • Acquire techniques for fine-tuning ChatGPT
    • Identify ethical concerns in generative AI, including ChatGPT
    • Obtain insights into upcoming challenges in generative AI
  • Attend online interactive masterclasses conducted by the Caltech CTME instructors and learn about advancements in technology/techniques in the cybersecurity domain.

Skills Covered

  • Network Security
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Threat Analysis
  • Business Continuity
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Incident Management
  • Asset and Inventory Management
  • Data Privacy
  • Data Management
  • Identity Management

Tools Covered

Burp SuitenmapMetasploit CyberWireshark CyberpythonLinux

HandsOn Projects

  • Project 1

    Asset and Inventory Management

    Debug a configuration issue for a fictional company in order to properly view logs within Splunk

  • Project 2

    System Administration

    Write a runbook for the IT pre-onboarding process to train new hires on the technology used during daily tasks

  • Project 3

    Offensive SecurityRed Team

    Conduct and complete a penetration test for an isolated network

Disclaimer - The projects have been built leveraging real publicly available data-sets of the mentioned organizations.


Program Advisors

  • Rick Hefner

    Rick Hefner

    Caltech CTME, Executive Director

    Dr. Rick Hefner serves as the Executive Director for Caltech’s CTME, where he develops customized training programs for technology-driven organizations. He has over 40 years of experience in systems development and has served in academic, industrial, and research positions. 


Career Support

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Cybersecurity Industry Trend

The cybersecurity market was valued at USD 156.24 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.5% during 2021-2026.

Job Icon3.5 Million

Unfilled Cybersecurity Roles Globally

Source: CyberVentures
Job Icon700 K

Available Job Roles 

Source: CyberSeek
Job Icon$100 K

Average Annual Salary 

Source: Glassdoor

Batch Profile

This program caters to working professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds; the diversity of our students adds richness to class discussions and interactions.

  • The class consists of learners from excellent organizations and diverse industries
    Information Technology - 35%Software Product - 29%BFSI - 20%Healthcare - 9%Others - 7%

Admission Details

Application Process

The application process consists of three simple steps. An offer of admission will be made to the selected candidates and accepted by the candidates by paying the admission fee.


Submit Application

Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to do this program


Application Review

An admission panel will shortlist candidates based on their application



Selected candidates can begin the program within 1-2 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

For admission to this Bootcamp in Cybersecurity, candidates should have:

Basic understanding of programming concepts and mathematics
At least 18 years and have a High School Diploma or equivalent
Prior work experience of min 1 year is preferred but not mandatory

Admission Fee & Financing

The admission fee for this program is $ 8,000

Financing Options

We are dedicated to making our programs accessible. We are committed to helping you find a way to budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.

Pay in Installments

You can pay monthly installments for Post Graduate Programs using Splitit, ClimbCredit or Klarna payment option with low APR and no hidden fees.


Other Payment Options

We provide the following options for one-time payment

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal

$ 8,000

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Program Benefits

  • Complete this Cybersecurity Bootcamp while you work
  • Rigorous curriculum designed by industry experts
  • Receive up to 26 CEUs from Caltech CTME
  • Online Program Convocation
  • Active recruiters include:Amazon, Google, Microsoft and more

Program Cohorts

Next Cohort

    • Date


      Batch Type

    • Program Induction

      15 Jul, 2024

      20:00 CDT

    • Regular Classes

      15 Jul, 2024 - 13 Nov, 2024

      20:00 - 23:00 CDT

      Weekday (Mon-Thu)

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp FAQs

  • What is the Admission Process for This Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

    The admission process for this Cybersecurity Bootcamp consists of three easy steps:

    • Interested candidates will need to apply by submitting the application form online.
    • Candidates will be shortlisted by an admission panel based on the application submitted.
    • Selected candidates will be awarded an offer of admission that they can accept by paying the bootcamp fee.

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  • Will Financial Aid Be Provided for this Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

    To ensure money is a manageable factor in learning, we offer various financing options to help make this bootcamp financially manageable. Please refer to our "Admissions Fee and Financing" section for more details.

  • What Is the Difference Between a Cyber Security Bootcamp and a Cybersecurity Degree?

    An Online Cyber security Bootcamp is typically a short-term, intensive cybersecurity program that focuses on developing practical skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately in the workforce to implement security measures and improve the organization's security posture. A bootcamp typically has longer hours per week and is only a few months long at most. A cybersecurity degree, on the other hand, is a more comprehensive program that includes a broader range of courses and takes longer to complete.

  • What Should I Know Before Enrolling in a Cyber Security Bootcamp?

    Before enrolling in a Cybersecurity Bootcamp, it's essential to have a basic understanding of computer networks and systems and an interest in cybersecurity. Additionally, strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn and adapt in a rapidly evolving industry are helpful.

  • What Can I Expect From a Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

    A Cybersecurity Bootcamp offers an intensive and immersive learning experience where participants learn the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in cybersecurity. The curriculum typically includes a range of topics, such as ethical hacking, network security, and incident response. It is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience and real-world scenarios to make them ready for network security, cybersecurity careers and ethical hacker roles.

  • What Is Cybersecurity?

    Cybersecurity safeguards networks, servers, systems, and data from cyber attacks. Different types of cyber attacks exist, including malware, phishing, code injection attacks, denial-of-service attacks, spoofing, etc. Cyberattacks are normally intended to access, alter, or eradicate sensitive data. To protect their data and security, businesses around the world are employing cybersecurity professionals.

    High-Growth Field 

    The cybersecurity industry is a rapidly growing field, and cybersecurity professionals are in high demand to combat the increasing number of cyber security threats. According to a report, nearly 493.33 million cyber attacks were identified by businesses worldwide in 2022 alone.

    All Can Learn 

    Anyone can learn cybersecurity skills and get into a cybersecurity career, as there are no restrictions regarding educational background. You can enroll in cybersecurity bootcamps to understand cybersecurity fundamentals, learn the required skills, complete real-world projects, get a high-paying job, and enhance your career. If you are willing to grow in your career as a cybersecurity professional, this course is best suited for you.

    Real-World Cybersecurity Skills 

    To tackle the rising cyber attacks, it is essential to have a wide variety of real-world cybersecurity skills, which include:

    • Network security skills 
    • Networking and System Administration
    • Coding/Programming languages (C, C++, PHP, SQL (Structured Query Language), Python, JavaScript, HTML, Go lang, etc) 
    • Defensive and offensive cybersecurity skills
    • Vulnerability assessment security operations
    • Computer network skills 
    • Computer forensics
    • Penetration testing
    • Malware analysis
    • Controls and frameworks
    • Security auditing 
    • Cryptography skills
    • Network security control
    • Internet of things
    • Intrusion detection system
    • Cloud security skills
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Risk management skills
    • Communication skills 
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Interpersonal communication skills
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Leadership skills

  • 10 Possible Career Paths And Salaries for Cybersecurity professionals?

    After completing the Cybersecurity Bootcamp, candidates can take many career paths. Below is a list of 10 possible career roles and their average salaries. 

    1. Chief Information Security Officer - CISO
    2. Security Architect 
    3. Cybersecurity Engineer
    4. Malware Analyst
    5. Penetration Tester
    6. Computer Forensics Analyst
    7. Application Security Engineer
    8. Cloud Security Specialist
    9. Database Administrator
    10. Incident Manager

  • What Do I Learn in the Caltech Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

    Simplilearn's Caltech Cybersecurity Boot camp is one of the best cybersecurity bootcamps that covers various cybersecurity concepts, including deep security knowledge, cybersecurity basics, asset and inventory management, python, network systems, offensive security, system administration, defensive security, and many more.

    With the Cybersecurity Boot camp, candidates will learn various cybersecurity skills, such as vulnerability assessment, identity management, asset and inventory management, network security, threat analysis, risk management, data privacy and security, business continuity, incident management, data management, digital forensics, and data privacy. 

    This Caltech Cybersecurity Boot camp offered by Simplilearn helps candidates get relevant experience through live projects about asset and inventory management, offensive security, and system administration.

  • How to Choose the Best Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

    Below are some essential aspects one should consider when choosing the best cybersecurity bootcamp.

    Updated Curriculum 

    Make sure to choose a cybersecurity bootcamp with an up-to-date and detailed curriculum. An updated curriculum makes it easy for candidates to learn the latest cybersecurity concepts and gain immense skills.

    Flexible Learning Options 

    It is best to select cybersecurity bootcamps that feature flexible learning options so that candidates can learn at their own pace without any time or location restrictions. Simplilearn’s cybersecurity bootcamp with flexible learning options, including instructor-led training and self-paced learning.

    Quality And Experience Of Instructors/Mentors 

    Instructors are primarily responsible for teaching cybersecurity concepts in cybersecurity bootcamps, so it is important to consider their experience and teaching quality. Simplilearn's cybersecurity bootcamps are taught by industry professionals with a great track record in subject expertise and teaching.

    Practical Projects 

    Practical projects play a vital part in ensuring that candidates are knowledgeable enough to enter the cybersecurity career field. Simplilearn's Cybersecurity Bootcamp includes practical projects on topics like network security monitoring, digital forensics methods penetration, etc., as part of the curriculum so that candidates can gain hands-on experience by working on live projects.


    The demand for online cyber security bootcamp courses with valid professional certifications is relatively high compared to regular bootcamps. Some of the best-recognized cybersecurity certifications are Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), etc.


    It is recommended that you check the rating of every cybersecurity bootcamp and pick the one with the best ratings and positive reviews.


    Considering the specialties of the cybersecurity bootcamps is another crucial aspect in choosing the best cybersecurity bootcamp. Check if the cybersecurity bootcamp has solid points that make it unique and understand if those specialties can help you grow professionally.

  • Does Cybersecurity Need Coding?

    Cybersecurity professionals do not necessarily need to be experts in coding, but knowledge of programming and scripting languages can be beneficial in specific roles and tasks. Understanding how code works and how it can be exploited can be essential to identifying and mitigating security vulnerabilities.

  • Can a Non-IT Person Learn Cybersecurity?

    Yes, a non-IT person can undoubtedly learn cybersecurity. Cybersecurity bootcamps like our Caltech Cybersecurity bootcamp and Comptia security certification are designed for individuals interested in launching a career in cybersecurity, even if they do not have prior experience in the field. These programs provide participants with the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in cybersecurity.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.