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Berkeley Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Learn Cybersecurity
in 24 weeks

To speak with an admissions advisor,
call (510) 455-4208

Why Learn Cybersecurity at the Berkeley Extension?

Get hands-on training in defensive and offensive cybersecurity, networking, systems, web technologies, and databases, and benefit from our CompTIA Partnership.
Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position.
Through immersive classes and a dynamic curriculum, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to graduate from the program ready to use your knowledge in the workforce.
*The material covered in this course is subject to change due to market demand.
What Students Receive

  • Through immersive instruction and lab environments, students learn both the theory and application of tools used by industry professionals.
  • Students are equipped with the technical skills needed to be competitive in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Students receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Project reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated Profile Coach and Career Director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be Employer Competitive.
  • Students will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.

Students in Lab
What Graduates Earn

  • Graduates benefit from a Project Demo Day—quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase their final projects.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director post-graduation for qualified students.
  • You’ll receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity from UC Berkeley Extension, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • You’ll graduate with the skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry professionals.
  • By the end of the program, you’ll have an impressive collection of knowledge, skills, and abilities that show competitiveness for employment.

About UC Berkeley Extension
Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online classes, along with more than 75 professional certificates and specialized programs of study. Free and low-cost public events are also frequently held as part of Extension’s service to the local community.
This program is offered through the UC Berkeley Extension, in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Thousands of people around the globe have completed Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies—including 50% of the Fortune 100—employ them.

FAQ
Frequently asked questions

When does the program start?

Class begins December 7, 2020 in Belmont
Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at Berkeley Cybersecurity Boot Camp?

Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is part-time. Students can complete it in six months
(24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in cybersecurity before applying?

While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Belmont or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals and students to study cybersecurity without leaving their current job.
  • We put the student experience first, using robust analytics to track the academic journey and ensure that we provide top-quality learning.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • We employ skilled instructors and provide a curriculum based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.
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