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The Cybersecurity Boot Camp
at UCR Extension

Become a
Cybersecurity Professional
in 24 Weeks

To speak with an admissions officer now,
call (951) 335-8620

Why Learn Cybersecurity at UCR Extension?

Get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.
Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours.
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.
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.
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.
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What You Will Learn

  • Through immersive instruction and lab environments, you will learn both the theory and application of tools used by industry professionals.
  • You will learn the technical skills needed to be competitive in the field of cybersecurity.
  • You will receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • 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.
  • You will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.

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What Graduates Receive

  • You will benefit from Project Demo Day—a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase your final project.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your Career Director post-graduation for qualified students.
  • You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion from UCR University Extension Professional Studies, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • You will 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.

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About UCR University Extension
UCR University Extension, the continuing and professional education division of UC Riverside, has been an internationally recognized leader in educational outreach for individuals, organizations and communities for more than 60 years. UCR University Extension serves lifelong learners in the vibrant Inland Empire, all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
This program is offered through the UCR University 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.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Classes begins Soon.
  • 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 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 Riverside 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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