• Next Cohort starts: 12 Jul, 2022Limited no. of seats available
  • Program Duration: 6 monthsAt 5-10 hours/week
  • Online BootcampLearning Format

Cybersecurity Training Boot Camp Overview

This Cybersecurity Boot Camp will help you develop expertise in both defensive and offensive cybersecurity, application security, malware analysis, ethical hacking, and much more. Our course curriculum, labs, and assisted and unassisted practices expose you to several in-demand cybersecurity applications.


  • Earn 30 CEUs from UCI DCE to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning
  • Program completion certificate from UCI DCE and Simplilearn
  • Access to provisioned cybersecurity labs
  • Practice 35+ demos and 10+ projects in integrated labs
  • 8X higher interaction in live online classes conducted by industry experts
  • Masterclasses from top instructors of UCI DCE
  • Simplilearn Career Service helps you get noticed by top hiring companies

Cybersecurity Boot Camp Advantage

This Cybersecurity Boot camp leverages UCI, DCE’s highly-valued, innovative, and practical learning experiences and Simplilearn's unique blend of self-paced online videos, live virtual classes, hands-on projects, and integrated labs.


University of California, Irvine offers diverse academics paired with world-class leadership to create an environment worthy of any passionate, dedicated scholar. 3 Nobel Prize laureates and 7 seven Pulitzer Prize winners have been affiliated with UCI, including three faculty members and four alumni.

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Upon completion you will receive:
  • CEUs from UCI DCE to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning
  • Program Completion Certificate and UCI DCE Alumni Chapter membership
  • Masterclasses taught by UCI DCE faculty
Boot camp Certificate

Simplilearn Career Service

Simplilearn Career Service, powered by Talent Inc. helps to enable you to navigate career changes and get ready for the professional workforce.

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  • One-on-one Interview Service by TopInterview
  • Get a Resume Makeover from TopResume
  • Reach numerous employers with ResumeRabbit
  • Complete Candidate Confidentiality Assured

Cybersecurity Boot Camp Details

Learn and practice the concepts with multiple project labs to stand out as an industry-ready Cybersecurity Professional.


  • Get started with the Cybersecurity Boot Camp in collaboration with UCI DCE. Explore everything about this unique program covering the basic concepts of cybersecurity and kickstart your journey with introductory courses on cybersecurity.

  • This module will enable learners to gain knowledge and skills in a series of advanced and current concepts in cybersecurity, and related to enterprise and infrastructure security. After the completion of this module learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the NICE framework, security controls, networking concepts, traffic analysis, packet analyzers, sniffers, firewalls, SIEM, VLAN, VPN, identity and access management, and much more.

  • This course will enable learners to gain knowledge and skills in OWASP tools and methodologies, insecure deserialization, clickjacking, black box, white box, fuzzing, symmetric/asymmetric cryptography, hashing, digital signatures, API security, patch management, and much more.

  • Malware, specifically ransomware, costs businesses more than $75 billion per year. These attacks continue to be a threat to the security of companies. In this module you will get an overview of how to detect, analyze, and protect yourself and your company from ransomware attacks.

  • This module provides you with the hands-on training required to master the techniques hackers use to penetrate network systems, helping you fortify your system against it. You will also gain an understanding about the finer nuances of advanced hacking concepts, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment.

  • This capstone project will give you an opportunity to implement the skills you learned throughout this boot camp. Through dedicated mentoring sessions, you will learn how to solve a real-world, industry-aligned problem. This project is the final step in the learning path and will enable you to showcase your expertise in cybersecurity to prospective employers.



  • Application Security
  • Malware and Ransomware Analysis
  • Cryptography
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Threat Hunting
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Web Application Penetration Testing


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Cybersecurity Boot Camp Advisor

  • Julie Pai

    Julie Pai

    Assistant Director of Technology Programs, University of California, Irvine

    Julie Pai has over 10 years of experience working with technology education programs. She works with industry professionals to create, launch, and manage programs and courses in the technology space, including Cloud Computing, Data Science, Data Analytics, and Machine and Deep Learning.


Learner's 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%

Industry Trends

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.

  • Cybersecurity Industry Growth

    0% Unemployment Rate

    according to reports from Cybersecurity Ventures

    3.5 million cybersecurity jobs

    available in the U.S according to the reports from Cybersecurity Ventures

    Cybersecurity Professional Annual Salary
    $ 50KMin
    $ 89KAverage
    $ 110KMax
    Source: Glassdoor
    Cybersecurity Professional Hiring Companies
    Source: Indeed

Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Admission Details


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


For admission to this Post Graduate Program in Data Science, candidates should have:

Are not required to have prior work experience

Should have a bachelor's degree in relevant domain

May have a non-programming background


We have a team of dedicated admissions counselors who are available to guide you as you apply to the program. They are available to:

  • Address questions related to your application
  • Provide guidance regarding financial aid (if required)
  • Help answer questions and understand the program
Talk to our admissions counselors now!

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


Other Financing Options

We provide the following options for one-time payment

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal

$ 8,000

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  • Complete this Cybersecurity Boot camp while you work
  • Rigorous curriculum designed by industry experts
  • Receive upto 30 CEUs from UCI DCE
  • Online Program Convocation
  • Active recruiters include:Amazon, Google, Microsoft and more

Program Cohorts


    • Date


      Batch Type

    • Program Induction

      12 Jul, 2022

      10:00 CDT

    • Regular Classes

      30 Jul, 2022 - 29 Nov, 2022

      10:00 - 14:00 CDT

      Weekend (Sat - Sun)

Got questions regarding upcoming cohort dates?

Cybersecurity Boot Camp FAQs

  • What’s a CyberSecurity Boot Camp?

    Cyber security is a thriving and crucial part of the world of IT, thanks to the escalating prevalence of cybercrime. The resulting increased demand for cyber security professionals has created an incentive for finding new ways of training more specialists faster and more efficiently. The war against cybercrime needs more soldiers!

    And speaking of soldiers, boot camps are an increasingly popular method of training new IT professionals. Usually used to describe the places where recruits receive their basic training in the armed forces, the term has expanded to describe intensive training sessions in many different IT fields and disciplines.

    Programs in IT-related boot camps run between six weeks and 24 months, although most programs offer an average duration from 12 to 40 weeks. Boot Camps provide in-depth, high-speed learning. That’s because there’s a lot of ground to cover and only so much time available. Keeping this limitation in mind, boot camps focus only on the skills relevant to the desired career path. For example, you wouldn’t go to a trend in cloud-computing Boot Camp to learn about the best programming languages to learn in 2022.

    The more successful boot camps give students an intense, high-speed curriculum, supplemented by hands-on projects that provide the chance to practice newly acquired skills and knowledge. The better boot camps also offer job placement services for their graduates, a welcome benefit if the graduate is trying to start a career in a competitive field.

    Boot Camps are most effective when they offer flexible options and greater accessibility to their students. That’s why bootcamps usually come in two distinct varieties, each designed to help students in different situations. The two types are:

    Part-Time Boot Camps 

    Part-time boot camps last about 30 weeks on average and are perfect for students with crowded schedules. More often than not, these students have jobs that put a strain on their free time. Depending on the boot camp, part-time camps usually ask for a weekly commitment of about 20 hours, held via the Internet or real-world locations, depending on the boot camp. Part-time boot camps also cost less. Part-time camp programs require a long-term time investment, a trade-off for their weekly flexibility.

    Full-Time Boot Camps

    If you want to blast through the program as quickly as possible, this is the option you choose. Full-time boot camps usually require 80 hours per week for anywhere from two to seven months, though the average duration is about 17 weeks. You get a fully immersive learning experience, and it costs more than a part-time camp. On the upside, you finish faster. Fortunately, the increased cost can be mitigated in part or entirely by your workplace if you’re attending the camp to learn skills designed to help your organization. A word to the wise: if you decide on a full-time Boot Camp, plan for your life to revolve around it for the duration. Don’t plan on working a full-time job at the same time!

    Know that the scheduled learning times aren’t rigidly locked in place, and no two boot camps work the same. The key is to find one that works within your unique situation.

    Once you decide between full-time and part-time, you need to figure out how you will attend your classes. The choices are:


    This entails taking organized, structured classes at an actual physical location. You have the added advantage of a teacher that you can speak to in person to help you sort through tight spots. If you thrive on structure and maintain distinctive boundaries between your academic life and the rest of your life, you should go in In-person, provided you can meet the time commitment.


    If you’re more comfortable learning at home and have the self-discipline to see the program through to its conclusion, go with an online Boot Camp. You receive online access to all necessary course materials and instructors, usually backed up by an online student community.


    If in-person boot camps are formal and online boot camps are relaxed, then self-paced boot camps are VERY relaxed. Self-paced bootcamps let you learn and work at your own leisurely pace. You are given the curriculum. Then you decide how to approach it, such as when you plan on doing the work.

    Many boot camp providers are hybrids, offering both online and in-person options. Take the time to explore and choose one that’s the best fit for you. With just a little effort, you will be able to find the program that teaches you the skills you want to know and the manner you would prefer.

    Cyber security boot camps are intense training programs that equip students for entry-level positions in the field of cyber security, specifically network and security administration, principles of computer science, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, data security, and more.

    There are also intermediate and advanced cyber security boot camps available for IT professionals who already have a grasp of the basics.

    While every cyber security Boot Camp has its unique curriculum, these courses appear in beginner programs most often:

    • Career building
    • Certification preparation
    • Computer forensics
    • Cryptography
    • Network security
    • Risk management
    • Security foundations/fundamentals
    • Threats and vulnerabilities

  • Why Cyber Security Boot Camp?

    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 boot camps 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. Boot Camps 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:

    • Flexible evening and weekend hours for part-time students and intense, concentrated schedules for full-time students
    • 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 Boot Camp can set their sights on several different career paths, including:

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

    So, boot camps 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.

  • Do You Want to Become a Cyber Security Expert?

    Are you interested in pursuing a career in a field that’s very much in demand, offers excellent compensation, and helps battle crime? If so, Simplilearn has what you need to become a cyber security superhero and make the world safe for mobile computing and financial transactions!

    The Cyber Security Expert Boot Camp program gives you all the skills you need to become an expert in this vital facet of the IT world. The program teaches you how to protect your infrastructure using different comprehensive methods such as architecting cloud-based security, meeting compliance standards, running risk analysis and mitigation, securing data and information, etc.

    The Master’s program consists of six courses that provide you with over 96 hours of live online classes. The course provides you with your master’s certification and an exam voucher for taking the CEH & CompTIA Security+ test.

    According to Salary.com, an entry-level Cyber security engineer can earn an annual average of USD 80,451, and that’s just for engineers who are starting their careers. A senior cyber security engineer earns an average of USD 138,826 per year. Whether you want to begin a new career in cyber security or upskill your cyber security knowledge, Simplilearn has everything you need. Take that first step today! 

  • What are the eligibility criteria's for this Cybersecurity Boot Camp?

    For admission to this Cybersecurity Boot Camp, candidates:

    • Should have a bachelor's degree in any discipline with an average of 50% or higher marks
    • May have a non-programming background 
    • Are not required to have prior work experience

  • What is the admission process for this Cybersecurity Boot Camp?

    The admission process for this Cybersecurity Boot Camp 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 Boot Camp?

    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.

  • What certificate will I receive?

    Upon completion of this Cybersecurity Boot Camp, you will be awarded certificates from both  UCI DCE and Simplilearn. You will also receive industry-recognized certifications from Simplilearn for the courses included in the learning path.

  • Will any preparation material be provided as part of this Cybersecurity Boot Camp to help me get started?

    As soon as you pay the first installment for the boot camp, you will gain access to a preparatory course. You are expected to go through the assigned course before attending your first class. The course will have eight to ten hours of self-paced learning content in the form of videos.

  • Who are the instructors for this Cybersecurity Boot Camp and how are they selected?

    Our highly qualified instructors are industry cybersecurity experts with years of relevant industry experience. Each of them undergoes a rigorous selection process, including profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo evaluation before becoming certified to train for us. Besides, we ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain part of our faculty.

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

    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 PG programs are not applicable for WES or similar services.

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