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Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Cohort is a 16-week course covering everything from the basics to advanced topics of security, including operating systems, network, and application security. Students will gain hands-on experience with each domain, and the course concludes with a capstone project and career preparation lectures on job search strategies, interview skills, and LinkedIn branding.
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JC Choi
JC is an Automation Specialist helping streamline DevSecOps through CI/CD and beyond. He is an adaptive, efficient problem-solver. He has a passion for learning, teaching, mentoring, and guiding. With over 15 years of experience in technical instructional design and curriculum development
Course Overview

The Cybersecurity Cohort is a 16-week course covering everything from the basics to advanced topics of security, including operating systems, network, and application security. Students will gain hands-on experience with each domain, and the course concludes with a capstone project and career preparation lectures on job search strategies, interview skills, and LinkedIn branding.

What you’ll learn

Through the Cybersecurity Cohort, you'll learn about operating system and network security, Cloud security, Python for Security, offensive security, and digital forensics. You'll gain hands-on experience in each domain through practical labs with industry partners. The course concludes with a capstone project and career preparation lectures on job search strategies, interview skills, and LinkedIn branding.

Course Objectives

Course Prerequisites

What does this course look like?

The Cybersecurity Cohort is a 16-week program that covers cybersecurity concepts, operating system and network security, Cloud security, Python for Security, offensive security, and digital forensics. You'll have practical lab time with industry partners, expert instructors, and a capstone project, as well as career preparation lectures. By the end of the course, you'll have gained a deep understanding of cybersecurity concepts and practical experience.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity
  • Beginners and experienced professionals looking to upskill and expand their knowledge
  • Recent graduates looking to jumpstart their career
  • IT professionals seeking to change career paths
  • Individuals with a passion for technology and a desire to help protect against cyber-attacks
  • Professionals working in related fields, such as IT support, network administration, and software development
  • Anyone who wants to gain practical experience and knowledge in cybersecurity and prepare themselves for a career in this rapidly growing field.

Course Syllabus

Course Program Stages
Duration:
Total Hours:
Week
Stage
1
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Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Lecture: Basic commands and communication protocols
  • Lecture: Fundamental structures of the operating system
  • Exercise: Basic commands and communication protocols lab
  • Quiz: Basic concepts of cybersecurity

Week
Stage
2
-
Computer Networking
  • Lecture: Introduction to networking
  • Lecture: OSI and TCP/IP model
  • Exercise: Networking lab
  • Quiz: Networking concepts
Week
Stage
3
-
Microsoft/Windows Security
  • Lecture: Introduction to Windows client and server
  • Lecture: Powershell, permissions, and security
  • Exercise: Windows security lab
  • Quiz: Windows security concepts

Week
Stage
4
-
Linux Security
  • Lecture: Introduction to Linux
  • Lecture: Permissions, users, and administration
  • Exercise: Linux security lab
  • Quiz: Linux security concepts
Week
Stage
5
-
Cloud Security
  • Lecture: Cloud fundamentals
  • Lecture: Containers in the Cloud and Cloud security
  • Exercise: Cloud security lab
  • Quiz: Cloud security concepts

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Start Date
October 17, 2024
End Date
February 6, 2025
Enrollment Status
Open
Location
Online
Start Date
August 22, 2024
End Date
December 19, 2025
Enrollment Status
Open
Location
Remote/Classroom*
Start Date
May 16, 2023
End Date
September 12, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Online
Start Date
January 24, 2023
End Date
May 13, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Online
Start Date
September 13, 2022
End Date
January 20, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Remote/Classroom*

Cohort Schedule

Start Date
End Date
Enrollment Status
Location
August 22, 2024
December 19, 2025
Open
Remote/Classroom*
October 17, 2024
February 6, 2025
Open
Online
Start Date
October 17, 2024
End Date
February 6, 2025
Enrollment Status
Open
Location
Online
Start Date
August 22, 2024
End Date
December 19, 2025
Enrollment Status
Open
Location
Remote/Classroom*
Start Date
May 16, 2023
End Date
September 12, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Online
Start Date
January 24, 2023
End Date
May 13, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Online
Start Date
September 13, 2022
End Date
January 20, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Remote/Classroom*

Cohort Time Schedule

Mon
5:00pm – 8:00pm PST (Lecture/Lab)
Tue
5:00pm – 8:00pm PST (Lab)
Wed
5:00pm – 8:00pm PST (Lecture/Lab)
Thu
5:00pm – 8:00pm PST (Lab)
Fri
Sat
9:00am – 3:00pm PST (Lecture/Lab)
Sun

Cohort Schedule

Course
Start Date
End Date
Enrollment Status
August 22, 2024
December 19, 2025
Open
October 17, 2024
February 6, 2025
Open
Start Date
October 17, 2024
End Date
February 6, 2025
Enrollment Status
Open
Location
Online
Start Date
August 22, 2024
End Date
December 19, 2025
Enrollment Status
Open
Location
Remote/Classroom*
Start Date
May 16, 2023
End Date
September 12, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Online
Start Date
January 24, 2023
End Date
May 13, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Online
Start Date
September 13, 2022
End Date
January 20, 2023
Enrollment Status
Closed
Location
Remote/Classroom*

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Frequently asked questions
Do I need programming experience for your courses?

No, a basic level of computer literacy and a motivation to learn is all you need for most of our courses.

Who should take your courses?

The course is designed for diverse backgrounds; If programming or tech is a career track you really want to pursue, you can sign-up for our courses whether you are software engineer, product/program manager, analyst, researcher, consultant, student etc.

How much time do I need to spend studying outside of the classroom?

It can vary depending on your unique background. However, it usually takes 1-15 hours/week outside of the classroom for homework and study time.

Will I be given a certificate after the completion of the course?

Yes, you will be given a certificate of completion for this course after you pass your final exam.

Do you accept GI Bill®?

Yes, please refer to our Veterans page for more details.

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