The Cal Poly
Extended Education
Cyber Bootcamp

Get the In-Demand Skills You Need to Join the Fight Against Cybercrime
Through the Cal Poly Extended Education Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—all in 26 weeks part-time.
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Through the Cal Poly Extended Education Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional and gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries—all in 26 weeks part-time.
Why Cybersecurity?
Technology today is more accessible than it’s ever been—but it’s also more of a liability.
Bots

Government-sponsored bots disrupted an election.

Hacked data

Hackers continue to obtain sensitive consumer information.

Phishing

Run-of-the-mill phishing scams can cost U.S. businesses nearly $1.6 billion in a single year.

So it’s no surprise that businesses are spending more on cybersecurity now than they ever have.

$250 billion Projected value of U.S. cybersecurity industry by 2023.

But who’s earning that money?

Right now, companies can’t find enough qualified cybersecurity professionals. That leaves the U.S. government, countless businesses, and each of us individually exposed to cyber attacks.

Money
The Demand for Cyber Talent
The opportunity is massive in locally and across the United States. According to research from cyberseek.org, in California alone, there are currently over 72,000 open cybersecurity roles and a very low supply of cybersecurity talent.
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Nationally, there are over half a million cyber jobs that employers are trying to fill. Businesses actively seeking cybersecurity professionals span across all industries and sizes, and they include high-tech employers like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, to name a few.

These companies are hiring for roles like Cybersecurity Specialist, Network Security Engineer, and Vulnerability Analyst. Grads studying at the Cal Poly Extended Ed Cyber Bootcamp curriculum have been hired for all of these roles—and more.

Strengthen Your Resume With the Cyber Skills in Demand by Leading Tech Companies
The Cal Poly Extended Education Cyber Bootcamp provides students with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews.
Cohort Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
February 2021

February 2, 2021

(Early Enroll Deadline: January 13, 2021)

February 16, 2021–
August 14, 2021
T/TH 6:30pm–9:30pm PST
and
Saturday: 10:00am–2:00pm PST
Live Online
Cohort February 2021
Application Deadline

February 2, 2021

(Early Enroll Deadline: January 13, 2021)

Class Dates February 16, 2021–
August 14, 2021
Class Schedule T/TH 6:30pm–9:30pm PST
and
Saturday: 10:00am–2:00pm PST
Course Format Live Online

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful bootcamps in the nation, with incredible student reviews, years of experience in education, and impressive graduate outcomes.

Now, it brings its hands-on learning approach to Cal Poly’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.

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How It Works
Overview
  • 26 weeks part-time training program requiring no previous experience or knowledge in cybersecurity
  • You’ll learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills in demand by the world’s top tech companies
  • Receive professional development assistance – resume, networking, and interview guidance to jumpstart a lucrative career in cybersecurity
Class Schedule
  • Class Schedule: Two weeknights 6:30pm–9:30pm PST (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs)
    one Saturday morning 10am–2pm PST
  • Course Format: 100% Live Online
Tuition
We aim to ensure that every applicant, regardless of budget, has the opportunity to break into a career in cybersecurity.
Full-Tuition Financing Scholarships
$11,910 $251/mo $500—$1,000 off

Students will need to make a $1000 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

We partner with Skills Fund and Climb to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify.

Learn more about our financing options

Current students, alumni and employees of Cal Poly receive a $500 scholarship.

Current military personnel and veterans receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Full-Tuition
$11,910

Students will need to make a $500 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

Financing
$251/month

We partner with Skills Fund and Climb to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify.

Learn more about our financing options

Scholarships
$500—$1,000 off

Current students, alumni and employees of Cal Poly receive a $500 scholarship.

Current military personnel and veterans receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Big Return On Your Investment

Graduates of the Cal Poly Extended Education Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that could earn them six-figure salaries in their first role—according to Glassdoor, Cybersecurity Analysts in the Bay Area earn an average of $106K.

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Cybersecurity Training: ROI Graph. Earn $106,000 average salary as cybersecurity analyst in Bay Area, CA
What you will learn
Students learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills including Foundations (computing and networking basics, Linux, introduction to automation), Security Essentials (practical networking, bash scripting, Python for security), Security Analyst Training (NIST cybersecurity framework, tools, techniques, procedures for network and application protection), and Flight (projects, advanced certifications preparation, career coaching and guidance).
  • Foundations & Security Essentials
    Months 1-3
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team
    Month 4
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team
    Month 5-7
    Threat Modeling
    Preventing Recon
    Incident Response
    Digital Forensics
    Project Demo Day
Classes are 100% live online with hands-on guidance from live instructors. The majority of students’ time is spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.
Who Should Attend
The part-time program is specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or to succeed.
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Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Teaching

Finance

Finance

Retail

Retail

Music

Music

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Admin

Admin

Biology

Biology

And more...

And more...

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
Ready to Start Learning?
Apply to the Cal Poly Cyber Bootcamp Today
  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our non-technical assessment
    • No coding experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Hosted on HackerRank testing platform
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
    • Optional study resources available
  3. Receive an entrance decision
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