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The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UCLA Extension

Learn Cybersecurity
in 24 Weeks

To speak to an admissions advisor now,
call (310) 620-2438

Why Learn Cybersecurity at UCLA 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.
Our CompTIA partnership provides participants with a complimentary CertMaster test-prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of their choice. Students will choose a cert that best aligns with their interests and career goals from the following list; Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.
*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.
  • You’ll receive a Award of Completion in Cybersecurity from UCLA Extension, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • Students 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 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 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 January 31, 2022
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at the 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, including resume assistance, 1:1 coaching, and technical interview training. In addition, we offer students experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their portfolio.

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 Los Angeles 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.

Will I get a 1098T form for the year in which I pay the course fees?

  • Due to the non-credit nature of this course, 1098T forms are not awarded. Please consult with your tax professional or accountant for any additional questions.
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