Become a
Digital Defender

The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UCLA Extension | Learn Cybersecurity in 24 Weeks

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • CompTIA Partnership: Get a head start on certification test prep.
  • Student Success: Stay on track with personalized academic support.
  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.

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Date:
October 17, 2022
Time to Complete: 24 Weeks, part-time
Live Online Classes: 9 hours per week
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The Support You Need to Transform Your Career

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand global fields today. We’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions advisor who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and graduates.
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Join the Front Lines of Digital Defense

The economic impact of cyber crime is growing: In 2020, the average cost to businesses affected by a data breach in the United States was $8.64 million, up 32% from 2015, and nearly double the global average.1

You can help protect organizations and populations — and change your entire career trajectory. As the world grows more connected and automated (and therefore, more vulnerable), the demand for cybersecurity specialists is on the rise. Information security is a fast-growing field,2 and one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Jobs in America for 2022.3

1Statista.com
2Bureau of Labor Statistics
3Glassdoor

Top Employers Hire Our Boot Camp Learners
Our boot camp learners go on to work for some of the world’s top companies, including over 62% of the Fortune 100.
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Further Your Career
Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you have learned to advance your career. We will help you optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile, prepare for interviews, and build your portfolio. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.
A Proud CompTIA Partner

We know how important certification is for our students; that’s why we chose CompTIA as a partner to provide you with a complimentary CertMaster test prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of your choice: Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.

While the boot camp itself does not provide test preparation, a portion of the final module is dedicated to helping you learn and leverage the CertMaster Test Prep Tool for the Security+ exam and some CEH content to get you started.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.
In 24 weeks, The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UCLA Extension will prepare you with the technical skills you need to protect digital environments. Through an immersive hands-on curriculum, you will not only learn fundamental cybersecurity methods, but also put them into action through practical exercises.

The curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

Learn to think like a cybersecurity professional by assessing threats and mitigating risks.

  • What you will learn:
  • CIA triad
  • Governance
  • Compliance
  • Disaster recovery
  • Risk analysis and risk mitigation
  • Business continuity planning

Gain hands-on experience working with the command line and bash commands that are prominent in IT roles. You will configure and audit servers, as well as harden and secure them from malicious attacks.

  • What you will learn:
  • Linux server configuration
  • Windows server configuration
  • Tar, cron, and cron jobs
  • Logging
  • Bash scripting and programming
  • Active directory
  • Kerberos

Dive into network configuration, design, protocols, and data communication.

  • What you will learn:
  • Network architecture, operations, and security
  • Wireshark and traffic analysis
  • Email security
  • Wireless security
  • Cryptography and encryption
  • Port scanning
  • Cloud security and virtualization

Dive into SIEMs and network security monitoring, practice responding to different breaches and attacks, and learn how to recover deleted data as part of preparing evidence for a legal case.

  • What you will learn:
  • Splunk
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Incident response
  • Forensics
  • Data extraction and recovery

Gain a thorough understanding of web applications, databases, and the vulnerabilities and hardening associated with them.

  • What you will learn:
  • Burp suite
  • Zenmap
  • SQL injection
  • Webshells
  • Pivoting networks
  • Searchsploit and metasploit
  • Penetration testing execution standard
  • XSS vulnerabilities and payloads
  • File inclusion and command injection vulnerabilities

Focus on certification prep for Security+ and CEH exams, and conclude the program with a final group project.

Now You’re Ready
By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects applying your new skills in practical scenarios, and earned a valuable Award of Completion from UCLA Extension.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn cybersecurity to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time 3 weekday evenings (3 hrs/class)
Invest in Your Career With the Right Financial Options Cybersecurity boot camp fee: $13,495
Interest-Free Payment Plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments over the length of the boot camp with no interest.
24-Month Interest-Free Payment Plan
Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.
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What Boot Camp Graduates Are Saying
  • “Career Services was hugely helpful. … They also talk a lot about transferrable skills … It feels silly sometimes to detail them on your LinkedIn profile, but once you finally get hired, you quickly discover just how far having 7–10 years experience in a different career will get you.” Laura L.
  • “I chose to attend as a response to the pandemic. It was a gamble, but it has paid off. Not only did I gain a new set of skills and knowledge, but also a new network of people and new-found confidence. I've had to do my part and put in work, but I'm grateful that the work is paying off.” Christina C.
  • “I originally started this program in search of my career path after graduating college. In college, we focus so much on studying, we forget to pursue careers we love and are passionate about. I used to join cyber competitions … in college and this just helped me make my hobby a career, and my current reality.” Xavier R.
A Powerful Educational Partnership

About The University of California
Los Angeles Extension


The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UCLA Extension is offered by UCLA Extension, one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive providers of continuing higher education. In US News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s best colleges, UCLA places #2 among public colleges and in the top 25 universities nationwide. UCLA Extension offers convenient evening and weekend courses tailored to the needs and schedules of working adults and students, as well as the excellence that comes with a UCLA-approved curriculum.


This program is offered through UCLA Extension in partnership 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 graduated from Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies — including 50% of the Fortune 100 — employ them.

The Next Cybersecurity Boot Camp Starts October 17, 2022. Reserve Your Spot Today!
It only takes a minute to request information and receive a full curriculum overview. You will also be put in touch with an admissions advisor who can answer questions and get your application started.