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Cal State East Bay
Cyber Bootcamp

Get the Skills You Need to Fight Cybercrime

No matter your level of experience, the Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy can help you advance your cybersecurity skills in just 12-26 weeks online.

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Why Learn Cybersecurity

Defending critical systems and sensitive data against cyberattacks is the primary task of cybersecurity professionals. The cybersecurity field offers robust career and financial opportunities and plenty of available jobs. Cybersecurity Analysts in San Francisco earn an average entry-level salary of $89,900 (Lightcast™. 2022). With additional security clearances, cybersecurity salaries can increase.

The Demand for Cyber Talent in California

There are more than 600,000 cyber jobs available in the U.S., according to CyberSeek, with nearly 30,000 of them designated for entry-level professionals. And, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analyst positions will grow by 33% through 2031.

In California and remotely, businesses of all industries are actively seeking cybersecurity specialists, including employers like Accenture, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo.

These companies are hiring for roles like Cybersecurity Analyst, Network Security Analyst, and Security Tester. Graduates of the Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp have the skills to qualify for these roles and more.

Bootcamp Application & Start Dates

    Cybersecurity Bootcamp
    Jan. 08, 2024 - Mar. 29, 2024
    Apply by Jan. 03, 2024
    Part-Time Weekday
    Cybersecurity Bootcamp
    Jan. 29, 2024 - Jul. 25, 2024
    Apply by Jan. 23, 2024
    Weekend Cybersecurity Bootcamp
    Feb. 03, 2024 - Aug. 04, 2024
    Apply by Jan. 23, 2024

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most reputable 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 the Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.

How the Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp Works

The Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.

  • Part-time and full-time bootcamp programs are available.

  • Bootcamp classes combine live online instruction taught by industry-experienced professionals with independent learning assignments.

  • All classes are held Monday-Friday.

    • 7:00am-3:00pm PT

  • Select one class schedule and time from the options below when you apply.

    Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Classes

    • 6:30am-9:30am PT

    • 3:30pm-6:30pm PT

    • 5:30pm-8:30pm PT

  • Saturday and Sunday Classes

    • 6:30am-11:00am PT

In addition to classroom lessons, part-time students can anticipate spending 6-8 hours studying and working on outside assignments each week. Full-time students can expect to spend 12-15 hours each week on outside assignments.

Class time options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.


There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience, including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships, and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.

Tuition for the Cal State East Bay Cybersecurity Bootcamp will increase to $14,495 for all cohorts starting after February 3, 2024 and beyond. To lock in the current tuition rate, pay your deposit in full and enroll in a cohort that begins class on or before February 3, 2024.

  • Cal State East Bay Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

    Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $13,396
    Total Tuition - $13,495

    *Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

  • $500 Community Scholarship

    For Cal State East Bay alumni, current students, and employees. Other campuses in the California State University system are not eligible.

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans.

    **Valid ID required.

Cybersecurity Roles and Salaries

In the field of cybersecurity, there are many career paths to follow based on your skills and experience. Our Career Success Team is there to assist you throughout your career journey.

With cybersecurity professionals in high demand, the cybersecurity industry offers a multitude of career and financial opportunities after you enter the field. Companies across the nation are hiring for roles like IT Help Desk Specialist, Systems Support Specialist, and Cybersecurity Analyst.

RoleAverage Entry-Level Salary in San Francisco
IT Help Desk Specialist/Computer Support Specialist$47,100
Network/Systems Support Specialist$61,100
System Administrator/Network Administrator$68,100
Cybersecurity Analyst$89,900
Network Engineer/Solutions Architect$93,800

*San Francisco Cybersecurity Salary Data via Lightcast™ . 2022

What You Will Learn

Students learn cybersecurity fundamentals and the in-demand skills to fight cybercrime including:

  • Asset and inventory management like networking basics, Linux command line, and bash scripting;

  • Red Team (Offense) for fighting web vulnerabilities, penetration testing, OWASP Top 10, and social engineering;

  • Blue Team (Defense) for log analysis, security information and event management, digital forensics, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and incident response;

  • And more!

To prepare students for real-life work scenarios and environments, students also take part in career simulations alongside their cybersecurity training. Students are also taught resume writing, salary negotiation, and other career preparation skills throughout the program to equip them for their job search after graduation. Plus, bootcamp students are prepared to take industry-recognized certification exams with additional studying.

  • Orientation
  • The security mindset
  • Confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) triad
  • Threats, vulnerabilities, and risks
  • Virtualization
  • Linux Command Line

  • File systems

  • Users and groups

  • Bash scripting

  • Networking

  • Wireshark

  • Encoding and encryption

  • Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model)

  • Firewalls

  • Variables, loops, and conditionals

  • String and list methods

  • Dictionaries

  • Regular expressions

  • Log parsing

  • Windows administration and management

  • Active directory

  • Group policy

  • Web vulnerabilities

  • Penetration testing

  • OWASP Top 10

  • Social engineering

  • Burp Suite

  • Cross-site Scripting

  • SQL injection

  • Metasploit

  • Logs/log analysis

  • Splunk and security information and event management (SIEMs)

  • Digital forensics

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Classes are hands-on with the majority of students’ time spent learning how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications as well as how to appropriately respond to cyber breaches. Along with the classroom sessions, students can attend a weekly lab where they can review key concepts, catch up on homework, and work alongside peers.

The Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp can also help you prepare for industry-recognized certifications. With bootcamp preparation and additional studying, you’ll be equipped to take the exam for the:

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification: This certification helps organizations identify talent with critical knowledge related to implementing cloud initiatives and validates cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge.

The price of the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam is not included in the program tuition.

Cybersecurity Certifications

Train for Industry Certifications With the Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp

Bootcamp can help you prepare for industry-recognized training and certifications from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). These training units and certifications are optional but highly recommended for career success, as they help demonstrate your job readiness to potential employers.

CompTIA Certification Exam

Through our curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to earn the following certification during bootcamp:

CompTIA Security+ Certification

This certification validates:

  • Understanding of security principles and elements of effective security policies

  • Ability to analyze strategies of cybercriminals and determine development and deployment methods to mitigate vulnerabilities

  • Understanding of how security is enforced for wireless and remote access

  • Ability to establish disaster recovery, business continuity, and fault tolerance strategies

Cost of exam included?

Yes, students will receive a voucher for one CompTIA Security+ exam.

Monetary Value?


AWS Certification Preparation

With bootcamp preparation and additional studying, you’ll be equipped to take the exams for the:

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner badge

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification*

This certification validates:

  • Understanding of cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge

Cost of exam not included.
AWS Certified Security Specialty badge

AWS Certified Security - Specialty Certification*

This certification validates:

  • Ability to create and implement security solutions in the AWS Cloud

  • Understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms; data-encryption methods and secure internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them

Cost of exam not included.

*Additional study will vary based on the individual's background and experience.

AWS Certification Course

The bootcamp will also help prepare you for the following certification course:

Security badge amazon

AWS Security Essentials

This fundamental course:

  • Serves as a step towards certification

  • Will help build your competence, confidence, and credibility as a cybersecurity professional

Cost of course included?

Yes, students will receive a voucher for the AWS Security Essentials course.

Monetary Value


Landing a Cybersecurity Job in California

Cal State East Bay students will gain valuable insight into how to build a successful career in cybersecurity from day one of the course. Throughout the bootcamp experience, students may access live workshops, office hours, and on-demand content to help build a job search toolkit—which includes an optimized resume and LinkedIn profile.

Following successful completion of the Career Success Program, students can choose to opt into additional coaching support and receive guidance for up to a year following graduation in:

  • Growing your professional network

  • Resume and LinkedIn profile optimization

  • Interview and assessment prep

  • Salary negotiation workshops

  • And much more!

Students also graduate from the program with a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability to solve real business problems for real companies.

Fullstack Academy grads have landed jobs with some of the world's leading companies.

Cal State East Bay Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy graduates.

Who Should Attend

Both the full- and part-time programs are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed.

Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:




Customer service

Graphic design



And more

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.


  • The cyber curriculum is broken down into these areas:

    1. Cybersecurity Fundamentals

    2. Asset and Inventory Management

    3. Network Systems

    4. Programming with Python

    5. System Administration

    6. Red Team - Offense

    7. Blue Team - Defense

    Students also participate in career simulations throughout the program and interactive labs. With bootcamp preparation and additional studying, students will also be equipped to take exams for multiple industry-recognized certifications.

    For the Cybersecurity Bootcamp syllabus, click here and fill out the form.

  • Yes, the Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals without previous experience in cybersecurity. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the Internet/cloud and Windows.

  • Through bootcamp and additional studying, students can prepare to take several industry-recognized certification exams. The price of the exam is not included in tuition.

  • There's no preparation required to succeed in the course, but we recommend familiarizing yourself with the industry and working through Cybersecurity 101.

  • Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. Alumni will also have access to a job board and have the opportunity to be connected with companies and organizations in our Employer Partner Network that are actively seeking qualified candidates.

  • You do need to provide your own computer for the bootcamp. It can be a laptop or desktop as long as it meets the minimum machine specifications of your chosen program. Because the bootcamp is live online, you are required to have a webcam and microphone to participate in class.

    Ensuring you have a computer that meets the requirements for your course is an essential part of setting yourself up for success in our bootcamps.

    For full computer requirements for each of our program offerings, visit our Online Learning page.

  • Many of our part-time students continue working full-time while completing their bootcamp. Each week, students can expect to spend 9 hours in class and another 6-8 hours studying and completing assignments outside of class.

    Full-time students should not continue working due to the immersive nature of our programs. By focusing solely on their training, they’re set up to thrive in our accelerated 12-week program.

  • No, Cal State East Bay Tech Bootcamps are not for credit and cannot be applied toward a degree or certificate program. Rather, they’re offered through {university-dept-name} and facilitated by Fullstack Academy instructors and staff to provide in-demand tech skills training for current or prospective tech professionals.

  • No, part-time bootcamp students cannot mix and match class dates or times. You must select one of the established schedule options for your cohort of choice during the application process.

Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to the Cal State East Bay Cyber Bootcamp Today

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  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    No cyber experience required
    Covers logical reasoning
    Sent to you immediately upon submission
    of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision