Caltech CTME Cybersecurity Certificate Program

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Go from being a beginner to a cybersecurity expert with this Caltech Certification. Gain skills to launch your career in high-growth fields.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks preferred. Programming experience is not mandatory.

  • Blended (Online + Live)
  • 7 Months
    Recommended 10-12 hours per week
  • Jun 30, 2022
    Start Date
  • Exclusive Access
    to Job Opportunities Portal
  • 5 out of 6 learners get positive career growth
    upGrad Results reviewed by Deloitte
  • EMI Options
    Starting at INR 6,932 per month*
  • Overview
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  • Syllabus
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About the Program

Empower your career towards becoming a Cybersecurity professional by learning from top faculty from Fullstack Academy and those approved by Caltech.

World-Class Curriculum

Curriculum has been designed to meet the demands of the industry by some of the best faculty in the field from Caltech and Fullstack Academy.

Dedicated Career Assistance

Receive 1:1 career counselling sessions & mock interviews with hiring managers. Further your career with our 300+ hiring partners.

Personalised Mentorship

A student mentor is available throughout the learning journey for all non-academic and non-technical queries.

Programme Overview

Key Highlights

  • Designed for working professionals
  • 100+ hours of learning
  • No cost EMI options available
  • Caltech Certificate
  • Fullstack Academy live training
  • Caltech expert-led Masterclasses
  • AI-powered profile builder
  • Exclusive access to job opportunities portal
  • Career mentorship sessions (1:1)
  • High performance coaching (1:1)
  • Interview preparation and Just-in-time interviews
  • Student mentor available throughout learning journey for all non-academic and non-technical queries

“Caltech CTME is bringing these intensive certificate programs to India to fulfill an essential need for the local professionals and employers we serve.”

- Dr. Rick Hefner, Executive Director at Caltech CTME.

  • Top Skills You Will Learn
    Python, Linux, Cryptography, Threat Modelling, Splunk, Kali Linux, OWASP Top 10, Penetration Testing, NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Job Opportunities
    Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity Manager.
  • Who is this Program For?
    Project Leads and Managers in IT/Tech Companies; Non-Tech professionals & Tech Support professionals; Freshers and young IT professionals.
  • Minimum Eligibility
    The program design and curriculum assume that an undergraduate degree has been earned by the learner. However, undergraduates/freshers from STEM discipline can also apply. Programming experience is not mandatory but preferred.

Caltech Cybersecurity Certificate Program

  • 7 months cybersecurity training program.
  • 10-12 learning hours per week.
  • You’ll learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills the world’s top tech companies are looking for.
  • Receive professional development assistance—resume, networking, and interview guidance—to jump-start a lucrative career in cybersecurity.
Caltech Cybersecurity Certificate Program
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Programming Languages, Tools & Libraries Covered


Students learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills from industry experts, including Foundations (computing and networking basics, Linux, introduction to automation), Security Essentials (practical networking, bash scripting, Python for security), Security Analyst Training (NIST cybersecurity framework, tools, techniques, procedures for network and application protection), and Flight (projects, advanced certifications preparation, career coaching and guidance). 

  • Information Security Essentials
    • 8 Weeks
  • Red Team - Network and Application Security
    • 11 Weeks
  • Blue Team
    • 13 Weeks
  • Advanced Optional Content
    • 3 Weeks

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects, assignments & case studies

      • Red Team Project
        In this project, you will be pulling together all of the tools and skills we...
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      • Midterm Review
        The Midterm is meant to be completed asynchronously and covers all of the Bl...
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      • Blue Team : Final Achievement
        The project aims to revise the topics covered throughout the Blue Team to co...
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      • Learning Support
        Student Mentor
        • A student mentor is available throughout the learning journey for all non-academic and non-technical queries.
      • Q&A Forum
        • Timely doubt resolution by peers and Teaching Assistants on the Q&A forum
        • Personalised feedback on assignments and case studies
        Expert Feedback
        • Personalised expert feedback on assignments and projects
        • Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept-related doubts
      • Industry Networking
        • Live sessions by experts on various industry topics Group discussions.
        • One-on-one discussions and feedback sessions with industry mentors.

      Career Impact

      High Performance Coaching
      Get a dedicated career coach to help you stay on track to achieve your career goals, coach you on your profile, and support you in your career journey.
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      Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
      Get personalised career landscaping from experts to chart out best opportunities.
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      Interview Preparation
      Support in polishing your hard skills and soft skills for interview preparation.
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      Admission Process

      Programme Fee - Indian Residents
      INR 300,000 (incl. taxes)
      Start your journey today at INR 6,932 per month.
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        What's Included in the Price
        • Industry-relevant curriculum designed and taught by best-in-class industry experts, Caltech-approved faculty, and Fullstack Academy's faculty.
        • Blended learning - Learn with the ease and flexibility of recorded sessions as well as live sessions, designed to ensure a wholesome learning experience.
        • Career assistance access to upGrad's job opportunities portal, career mentorship, profile review and more .
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