• Program Duration 6 months
  • Learning Format Self-Paced Learning

Why Join this Program

Bootcamp Outcome

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

Caltech Campus Connect

Caltech Circle Membership & Quarterly Campus engagement

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

  • Caltech CTME Bootcamp Certificate
  • Receive up to 26 CEUs from Caltech CTME
  • 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
  • Access to “Office hours’’ & “Project hours” classes

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 an industry-ready cybersecurity professional.

Learning Path

  • Get started with the Cybersecurity Bootcamp in collaboration with Caltech CTME. Explore the foundational concepts of cybersecurity and start your journey towards more advanced cybersecurity modules.

  • 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), Reporting.

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

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

Program Advisors

  • Rick Hefner

    Rick Hefner

    Caltech CTME, Program Director

    Dr. Rick Hefner serves as the Program 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

Simplilearn Career Assistance

Simplilearn’s Career Assist program, offered in partnership with Talent Inc, is a service to help you to be career ready for the workforce and land your dream job in U.S. markets.
One-on-one Interview Service by TopInterview

One-on-one Interview Service by TopInterview

Get a Resume Makeover from TopResume

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Reach numerous employers with ResumeRabbit

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Complete Candidate Confidentiality Assured

Complete Candidate Confidentiality Assured

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:

Are not required to have prior professional experience
At least 18 years and have a High School Diploma or equivalent
Basic understanding of programming concepts and mathematics

Admission Fee & Financing

The admission fee for this program is $ 10,000

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, Affirm or ClimbCredit payment option with low APR and no hidden fees.


Other Payment Options

We provide the following options for one-time payment

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal

$ 10,000

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Program Benefits

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

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Cyber Security Bootcamp FAQs

  • What are the eligibility criteria for this Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

    For admission to this Cybersecurity Bootcamp, candidates:

    • Should be at least 18 years and have a High School Diploma or equivalent
    • May have a non-programming background 
    • Are not required to have prior work experience

  • 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

  • Will financial aid be provided for this Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

    To ensure money is not a limiting factor in learning, we offer various financing options to help make this boot camp financially manageable. For more details, please refer to our "Admissions Fee and Financing" section.

  • Why Cybersecurity Bootcamp?

    If you have your heart set on a cyber security career, you need easy and affordable access to the right training. You also want a means of instruction that doesn’t drag on for too long. Cyber security bootcamps offer a laser-like focus on the courses and skills you will need for a successful cyber security career and deliver the goods efficiently and quickly. Bootcamps are designed for a relatively fast turnaround: get you in, teach and train you, and send you out. Other compelling reasons for enrolling in a cyber security bootcamp:

    • Curricula that focus on just the relevant subjects and are created by security experts in the field—no time wasted on unnecessary topics
    • Challenging security coursework that mirrors current cybersecurity trends and issues
    • Exposure to the most up-to-date security tools and technologies
    • Real-world training, certification preparation, and career/job placement assistance
    • Costs less than a college degree

    Aspiring cyber security professionals who attend a good cyber security Bootcamp can set their sights on several different career paths, including:

    • Data Security Analyst, 
    • Information Systems Security Manager, 
    • Network Security Administrator, 
    • Network Security Engineer, 
    • Systems Security Administrator. 

    So, bootcamps are a good choice if you’re looking for a solid cyber security tutorial, whether you’re a neophyte or an experienced professional who wants to expand their skill set in cyber security. 

    Taking Advantage of Certification Training

    Certification tells a potential employer that you have the skills and training needed to do well in the position you’re interviewing for and the documentation to prove it. Simplilearn offers a valuable selection of cybersecurity-related certification courses to boost your skillset and improve your marketability when looking for a new career.

    Career-minded people interested in the ethical hacking aspect of cybersecurity should check out Simplilearn’s various courses. If your tastes run more toward building and maintaining enterprise-level security systems, consider our elaborate range of offerings.

  • What certificate will I receive?

    Upon completion of this Cybersecurity Bootcamp, you will be awarded certificates from Caltech CTME. You will also receive industry-recognized certifications from Simplilearn for the courses included in the learning path.

  • Can I get a sealed transcript for World Education Services (WES) at the end of the bootcamp?

    Boot Camps are certification programs and do not include any transcripts for WES, this is reserved only for degree programs. We do not offer sealed transcripts and hence, our bootcamps are not applicable for WES or similar services.

  • Is a cyber security bootcamp enough to get a job?

    A cybersecurity bootcamp can provide a solid foundation in the field. Many employers prefer candidates with experience in addition to formal education or certification. A bootcamp can be a valuable step in learning the basics and preparing for a career in cybersecurity. It's essential to complement the bootcamp with hands-on practice and networking opportunities to improve your chances of getting a job.

  • How hard are cyber security Bootcamps?

    Cyber security Bootcamps can vary in difficulty depending on the specific program and the student's prior knowledge and experience. Some Bootcamps may be geared towards beginners and cover basic topics, while others may be more advanced and cover more complex material. Additionally, the boot camp's format and intensity of the bootcamp can also affect the difficulty level.

  • Is cyber security bootcamp for beginners?

    Cyber security Bootcamps are typically designed for individuals with little to no experience in the field. They provide a comprehensive and intensive introduction to the subject matter, covering a wide range of topics such as network security, ethical hacking, and cyber defense. The format of a bootcamp is generally fast-paced and hands-on to prepare students for entry-level roles in the cybersecurity industry or further study in the field.

  • How many months does it take to learn cybersecurity?

    The amount of time it takes to learn cybersecurity can vary depending on the individual and the specific area of focus within the field. Some basic concepts can be learned in months, while more advanced topics and hands-on experience can take several years to master. Cybersecurity constantly evolves, so ongoing learning and professional development are essential for staying current.

  • Do companies hire Bootcamp grads?

    Many companies hire graduates from Bootcamps, particularly in the technology and cybersecurity fields. Bootcamp programs are designed to provide students with hands-on experience and in-demand skills, and many graduates can secure employment in entry-level positions. However, the success and acceptance of Bootcamp grads can vary depending on the company and the specific role.

  • Is cybersecurity Bootcamp worth it?

    Bootcamp programs provide students with hands-on experience and in-demand skills in a relatively short period, which can benefit those who want to enter the workforce or switch to a new career quickly. Bootcamps often have a strong focus on practical skills and real-world applications, which can be valuable for those seeking to gain specific knowledge and experience in cybersecurity.

  • Is cybersecurity a stressful career?

    Cybersecurity can be a stressful career because it involves protecting sensitive and confidential information from cyber threats such as hacking, viruses, and malware. The stakes can be high, as a security breach can result in personal data loss, financial loss, and reputational damage for a company. It's worth noting that cybersecurity is also a field with high demand, and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact by protecting organizations and individuals from cyber threats can be enriching.

  • 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.

  • Which pays more coding or cybersecurity?

    The earning potential in coding and cybersecurity can vary depending on several factors, such as location, experience, and specific role. Software developers and programmers specializing in coding can earn high salaries, especially if they have knowledge and skills in in-demand programming languages. Cybersecurity professionals also tend to earn high salaries, with many roles paying more than the average salary for all occupations.

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