University of San Diego
Cyber Bootcamp
Get the in-demand skills you need to join the fight against cybercrime.
Through the USD 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 – in 26 weeks part-time, or 12 weeks full-time.
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Through the USD 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 – in 26 weeks part-time, or 12 weeks full-time.
Why cybersecurity?
Technology today is more accessible than it’s ever been—but it’s also more of a liability.

Government-sponsored bots disrupted an election.

Hackers continue to obtain sensitive consumer information.

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 ever before.

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

But who’s earning that money?

Right now, companies aren’t able to find enough qualified entry-level cybersecurity professionals to hire, leaving the U.S. government, countless businesses, and many individuals exposed to cyber attacks.

Strengthen your resume with the cyber skills in demand by leading tech companies
The USD Cyber Bootcamp provides individuals with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews

Part-Time

Cohort Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format Options
July 2020 June 29, 2020 July 13, 2020 - Jan 23, 2021 Mon/Wed: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST
Sat: 9am - 1pm PST
Hybrid* (mix of online and in‑person)

*July 100% remote
Cohort July 2020
Application Deadline June 29, 2020
Class Dates July 13, 2020 - Jan 23, 2021
Class Schedule Mon/Wed: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST
Sat: 9am - 1pm PST
Course Format Options Hybrid* (mix of online and in‑person)

*July 100% remote
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful coding bootcamps in the nation, with incredible student reviews, years of experience in education, and impressive graduate outcomes.

Now, they bring their hands-on learning approach to USD’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global threat of cybercrime.
How it works
Overview
  • 12 weeks full-time or 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
  • Attend an exclusive job fair that connects you with cyber industry leaders eager to hire Fullstack graduates
Course Format

Full-Time

  • Class Schedule: Weekdays Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Course Format: Live Online in San Diego

Part-Time

  • Class Schedule: 2 weeknights 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs) and 1 Saturday morning 9am - 1pm
  • Hybrid Course Format: Combination of live-online and in-person in San Diego
Tuition
Full-tuition Financing Scholarships
$11,910 $271/month $500 - $1,000

Students will need to make a $2,000 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

A $50 refundable transparency deposit is due by the start of class.

We have partnered with Skills Fund to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify. Apply for funding here.

A $500 scholarship is available to current USD students and USD alums. The $500 is applied to the student's tuition, not to the deposit.


A special $1,000 military scholarship is available for veterans and active duty members.

Full-tuition
$11,910

Students will need to make a $2,000 dollar initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

A $50 refundable transparency deposit is due by the start of class.

Financing
$271/month

We have partnered with Skills Fund to offer student loan assistance to those who qualify. Apply for funding here.

Scholarships
$500 - $1,000

A $500 scholarship is available to current USD students and USD alums. The $500 is applied to the student's tuition, not to the deposit.


A special $1,000 military scholarship is available for veterans and active duty members.

Big return on your investment

Graduates of the USD Cyber Bootcamp will qualify for full-time cybersecurity positions that could earn them a salary that is +37% higher than the average San Diego salary.

What you will learn

Students will delve into the exciting world of cybersecurity throughout four program phases. You’ll receive hands-on, real-world experience in multiple facets of computing, networking, security, and programming in offensive and defensive security techniques, tools, and procedures.

When you’ve successfully completed the learning phases, you’ll get the career guidance you need to jump into an exciting and lucrative career in cybersecurity, joining thousands of like-minded professionals throughout the world in the global fight against cybercrime.

  • Foundations & Security Essentials
    Phase 1
    Networking Essentials
    Linux & Python
    Command Line Input (CLI)
  • Offense—Red Team
    Phase 2
    Pen Testing Methodology
    Vulnerability Discovery
    Shells
    Exploitation
  • Defense—Blue Team
    Phase 3
    Threat Modeling
    Preventing Recon
    Incident Response
    Digital Forensics
    Hiring Day
Who should attend
The USD Cyber Bootcamp looks for candidates who are eager to learn, are great at creative problem solving, and who are passionate about technology and its influence on the world around them. If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.

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 University of San Diego Cyber Bootcamp today.
  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our non-technical assessment
    • Timed - 45 minutes
    • No coding experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Hosted on HackerRank testing platform
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision
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