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The Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Information Security is a fast growing career track - the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 28 percent projected growth through 2026 for Information Security Analysts. The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Through immersive hands-on experience, you will not only learn the fundamental skills for cybersecurity, but also put them into action on practical exercises. Every few weeks, you will focus your studies on skills applicable to a particular in-demand certification.

In The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension, students will receive hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. They will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization's security posture. Students will learn from skilled instructors and gain real-world experience by collaborating with their peers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
•    Understand fundamental concepts such as network topologies, scripting, code development, cryptography, and encryption.
•    Recognize network configurations, design, and hardware as well as protocols and data communication.
•    Comprehend web applications, databases, operating systems, and the vulnerabilities and hardening associated with them.
•    Understand risk analysis, policy, governance, and auditing.
•    Identify suspicious patterns of user behavior to identify bots, intruders, and other malicious actors.
•    Analyze malware to identify its origin and purpose, and determine methods for uninstalling it.
•    Conduct vulnerability assessments to profile an application for vulnerabilities, and then exploit those vulnerabilities.


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Course Number: CSE-80013
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)