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Cybersecurity
Professional Program

Begin your cybersecurity career in less than a year
with part-time evening & weekend classes.

  • No Experience Necessary
  • Hands-On Training
  • Job Placement Assistance

Why Cybersecurity?

Whether you want to change careers, upskill, or you’re looking for practical experience, our professional program can help you achieve your career goals.

  • High Demand

    As industries innovate and certain jobs become obsolete, the tech workforce gap continues to grow, offering professionals skyrocketing opportunities in cybersecurity.

  • Diverse Career Paths

    The cybersecurity field is brimming with variety and allows people of all interests and backgrounds to pursue a career path that fulfills them.

  • Competitive Salary

    The large workforce gap results in hefty competition among employers to attract top talent, meaning organizations pay more for skilled cybersecurity professionals, including entry-level positions.

Everything You Need to

Cybersecure
Your Future!

At the California State University, Long Beach Cybersecurity Professional Program, your success is our purpose. The program is curated to ensure learners of all backgrounds complete the program with the skills and knowledge necessary to go from student to professional in less than a year. No previous experience is required.

30-Hour Test Drive

Get a glimpse into the next 30 years WITHOUT having to financially commit to the extended program. Why risk your savings? Our stand-alone 30-hour Introductory Course is here to help you make the best decision for your future.

Learn by Doing

Go beyond a quick, six-week bootcamp with our 400-hour curriculum that ensures comprehension and competency of even the most complex cybersecurity concepts. Attend live classes and access recorded sessions any time to playback sections you may have missed or revisit a topic you want to reinforce. With a routinely updated curriculum, our fully online evening and weekend classes give you the hands-on experience you need to excel in your career.

Learn from Experts

Each course is developed and led by real cybersecurity experts to help learners meet industry standards. Multiple instructors are present in every live session (never pre-recorded!) to give each learner the attention they need. Office hours, Q&A sessions, and individual mentorship opportunities are also available to provide insights that can only come from years of experience.

Learn with CyWar

Gain real-world cybersecurity experience with CyWar. This assessment and training platform delivers immersive gamified learning and focused training with live tests and immediate feedback. Experience actual cyberattacks and scenarios, test your growing knowledge and skills, and develop your aptitude for tech, all within an immersive environment. This robust hub of resources includes study guides, question banks, and “Cyberpedia” to help you further your learning.

✔️ Practice Arena: Sharpen your skills on everything from the fundamentals to the most advanced cybersecurity concepts.
✔️ Challenges: Test your knowledge in an immersive, virtual environment that mimics real scenarios you would face on the job.
✔️ Cyberpedia: Enhance your cyber knowledge and study for certification exams with supplementary content, guides, and quizzes to truly set yourself apart from the rest.

Get Career Assistance

Our career services team consists of experts in job placement assistance. From an early stage, you’ll receive interview coaching, craft a professional resume and receive tips on how to set up a LinkedIn profile that highlights your strengths and skills for employers.

✔️ Dedicated Coaching and Personal Branding
✔️ Access to Job Leads and Industry Professionals
✔️ Continued Coaching up to 6 Months Post-Certificate

Get Success Managers

Student Success Managers provide a personal touch to your learning experience to further your success. From day one, SSMs guide you, keep you accountable, and facilitate additional resources when necessary, such as exam retests and tutoring sessions.

Get a Professional Portfolio

Upon completion of the program, learners will have the reports, code, and designs ready to turn their capstone projects into a professional portfolio and impress prospective employers.

Get a Certificate & Badges

✔️ Earn a certificate of completion from the Cybersecurity Professional Program, where the innovative project-based approach to cybersecurity education simulates the typical workday functions of a professional currently working in the field.

✔️ Showcase your skills to employers with digital badges: credentials that can be recognized as official experience. Unlock a new badge with every course completed and watch your library of skills grow!

Hear From Real Students

Curious About Cybersecurity?

Learn about job outlook, what to expect in the tech industry, and more with our free guides.

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Cybersecurity
Careers Handbook

What type of cybersecurity jobs are out there? Let this handy guide show you what to expect.

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Becoming a Cybersecurity
Professional

See if cybersecurity is right for you with this short guide.

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How to Pivot to a
Cybersecurity Career

Learn what it takes to make the transition to a new, rewarding career with the right tools and training.

Course Breakdown

With our professional part-time program, you can begin a cybersecurity career in less than a year.

Expert-led classes with immersive, real-world training prepare you for a successful career—No previous experience required.

  • INTRODUCTORY COURSE30 hours

  • FUNDAMENTALS PHASE135 hours

    • Microsoft Security
    • Computer Networking
    • Cloud Security
    • Linux Security
    • Final Project: Build Your Own Environment
  • CYBERSECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE PHASE100 hours

    • Network Security
    • Cyber Infrastructure & Technology
    • Python for Security
    • Final Project: Threat Scenario
  • ADVANCED CYBERSECURITY PHASE120 hours

    • Ethical Hacking
    • Digital Forensics & Incident Response and Threat Hunting
    • Game Theory
    • Final Project: Attack & Response
  • CAREER SERVICES15 hours

  • CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Go Further with Industry-Recognized Certifications

Demonstrate your expertise and stand out as a true cyber professional

Build foundational knowledge to help you ace the certification exam of your choice with courses inspired by industry-recognized certification training. Certification exams are not included in the curriculum or tuition but non-mandatory asynchronous lessons are available to help you prepare for the following certifications*:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • (ISC)2 SSCP**
  • ...and more!
  • * This program is designed to teach in-demand knowledge for today's workforce and is not a certification test preparation program. Certification exams are not conducted as part of the program and require additional costs not included in tuition.
  • ** Students must have a minimum of one year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) in order to be certified.
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Enroll Today

Defend Tomorrow

Learn Cybersecurity.

Unlock a Variety of Career Paths.

Our part-time online program combines a dozen courses that will open the door to multiple career options to help you pursue your desired career, including:

IT Security Manager
Network Security Administrator
Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Cybersecurity Analyst
SOC Analyst
NOC Technician
Cyber Network Defender
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IT Security Manager

Be the gatekeeper of an organization’s IT infrastructure. Monitor, maintain, and implement security tools and technology.

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Network Security Administrator

Eliminate threats and secure any weaknesses with protection strategies that ensure network-wide security.

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Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

Proactively identify vulnerabilities within applications and systems to prevent hackers in the future.

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Cybersecurity Analyst

Think like a hacker to stay one step ahead. Monitor systems to prevent data breaches and be quick on your feet to secure systems in the event of a breach.

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SOC Analyst

Security operations center (SOC) analysts play a large role in an organization’s technical, analytical, and business sectors as they seek to identify weaknesses and areas of improvement.

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NOC Technician

Network operations center (NOC) analysts are the frontline of security and need to be quick with their analysis, identification, and resolution of malicious or potentially harmful events.

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Cyber Network Defender

Mainly a military position, this role requires testing, implementing, and deploying infrastructure hardware and software, while also responding to crisis situations to reduce potential threats.

IT Security Manager

Be the gatekeeper of an organization’s IT infrastructure. Monitor, maintain, and implement security tools and technology.

Network Security Administrator

Eliminate threats and secure any weaknesses with protection strategies that ensure network-wide security.

Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

Proactively identify vulnerabilities within applications and systems to prevent hackers in the future.

Cybersecurity Analyst

Think like a hacker to stay one step ahead. Monitor systems to prevent data breaches and be quick on your feet to secure systems in the event of a breach.

SOC Analyst

Security operations center (SOC) analysts play a large role in an organization’s technical, analytical, and business sectors as they seek to identify weaknesses and areas of improvement.

NOC Technician

Network operations center (NOC) analysts are the frontline of security and need to be quick with their analysis, identification, and resolution of malicious or potentially harmful events.

Cyber Network Defender

Mainly a military position, this role requires testing, implementing, and deploying infrastructure hardware and software, while also responding to crisis situations to reduce potential threats.

FAQ

Do I need any previous technological knowledge?

It is preferred that learners have some experience with computers but overall, there are no technical requirements for enrolling in the Cybersecurity Professional Program. Learners aged 18 or older of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome to enroll.

Do I need special equipment or software?

You will need a laptop and internet access. All other materials and software will be provided.

Where can I download the course catalog?

Get your copy of our course catalog .

Is the curriculum updated for today’s industry standards?

As active cybersecurity professionals, our instructors play a role in maintaining the curriculum with modern techniques, methodologies, and technologies. Learners can be confident that they are gaining the relevant experience that employers are currently looking for.

What if I have a hard time keeping up with the course material?

We are committed to your success, so we pair you with Student Success Managers that can help you stay on track throughout the program. We provide you with the tools, materials, and support to ensure you comprehend the material and develop the skills to complete the program and thrive in your new career.

What if I discover I don’t like Cybersecurity?

Our 30-hour introductory course is the best way to find out if cybersecurity is the right choice for you. In this course, you’re learning cybersecurity fundamentals while developing an understanding of the field and how you can contribute as a professional. No experience is required to enroll in the introductory course and it will help you make an educated and confident decision about moving on to the extended program.

What makes this program different from others?

Our Cybersecurity Professional Program is an online, part-time career-prep program that is accessible for learners of all skill levels. No experience? No problem! We focus on in-depth training via live classes led by industry experts to prepare even the most novice learner for a cybersecurity job in less than one year; you will also be introduced to concepts that are relevant for industry certification exams.* With our introductory course, you can try the course before you commit to the extended program to help you protect your investment as you search for a suitable career. We put your success before anything else. Aside from providing a valuable, market-driven curriculum to help you gain the necessary skills and knowledge, we offer a variety of resources to help you overcome any learning challenges, connect you with industry partners, and help place you in the cybersecurity role of your dreams.**

* This program is designed to teach in-demand knowledge for today's workforce and is not a certification test preparation program. Certification exams are not conducted as part of the program and require additional costs not included in tuition.
** Job placement not guaranteed.

How much does tuition cost?

We enroll our students in an introductory course that is $500 in total. If you decide to continue on to the extended program that includes 11 cybersecurity courses, the cost will be $15,500. Equaling to $16,000 in total.

I’m interested! When can I enroll?

New cohorts open on a rolling basis, year-round. For more information, please contact our admissions team or at your convenience.

How soon can I find a job?

Our Career Services provide you with a dedicated career coach to help develop a professional presence and communication strategies in preparation for networking with our industry partners. You will have access to job leads and industry professionals once you have completed the program; however, job placement can vary depending on the individual and several other factors. While our career coaches are experts at placing learners in tech roles and are available to learners up to 6 months post-program completion, we cannot guarantee job placement.

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Why Us?

The CSULB Digital Skills Bootcamps are on a mission to supply the workforce with forward-thinking digital professionals equipped with the practical, technical, and theoretical skills employers are hiring for. Students complete our part-time online program in less than a year with the in-demand skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to excel in their career path of choice.

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