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    About the Program

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

    World-Class Curriculum

    World-Class Curriculum

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

    Dedicated Career Assistance

    Dedicated Career Assistance

    Receive one-on-one career counselling sessions & mock interviews with hiring managers. Further your career with our 300+ hiring partners.

    Personalised Mentorship

    Personalised Mentorship

    Student mentor available throughout learning journey for all non academic and non technical queries.

    Programme Overview

    Key Highlights

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

    “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


    Best-in-class content in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions. 

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    Top Skills You Will Learn

    Python, Linux, Cryptography, Threat Modelling, Splunk, Kali view more

    Job Opportunities

    Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity Manager.

    Who is this Program For?

    Project Leads and Managers in IT/Tech Companies; Non-Tech prview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    English Language skills and Computer skills are required. Gview more

    Programming Languages, Tools & Libraries Covered


    Caltech Cybersecurity Certificate Program
    Caltech Cybersecurity Certificate Program
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    • 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.

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    Learn on an AI-powered & personalised platform with best-in-class content, live sessions & mentoring from leading industry experts.
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    Caltech Approved Instructor


    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). 

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    Information Security Essentials

    8 Weeks
    • Cyber Foundations
    • Python Programming - I
    • Python Programming - II
    • Python Assessment
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • Linux and CLI - Part I
    • Linux and CLI - Part II

    Red Team - Network and Application Security

    10 Weeks
    • Web and Networking
    • Data Capture with Wireshark
    • HTTP
    • Cryptography and Encoding
    • Assessment on Security Essentials
    • Passive and Active Recon
    • Shells, Payloads, and File Transfers
    • Injection Attacks
    • Password Attacks and Privilege Escalations
    • Attacking with Metasploit
    • Red Team Project

    Blue Team

    13 Weeks
    • Fundamentals of Blue Team & Threat Modeling
    • Asset Mapping
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Firewalls
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
    • Defense In Depth
    • Intro to Logs and Log Hunting
    • Midterm Review
    • SIEM - Splunk
    • Incident Response and Techniques
    • Digital Forensics and Incident Recovery
    • Boss the SOC and Rhino Hunt
    • Blue Team : Final Achievement

    Advanced Optional Content

    3 Weeks
    • Data and Database Security
    • IAM - AWS
    • Compliance and Risk Management

    Industry Projects

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

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    Learning Support
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    Doubt Resolution

    Doubt Resolution
    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

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    Top companies from all around the world have recruited upGrad alumni


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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Who is this programme for?

    Project Leads and Managers in IT/Tech Companies; Non-Tech professionals & Tech Support professionals; Freshers and young IT professionals. 

    What is the minimum eligibility for this programme?

    English Language skills and Computer skills are required. Undergrad/Freshers from STEM disciplines can also apply. Programming experience is not mandatory. The program design and curriculum assume that an undergraduate degree has been earned by the learner. However, undergraduates/freshers from STEM disciplines can also apply. Programming experience is not mandatory but preferred. This program covers tools that are not supported by Apple M1 chip systems. 

    What is the admission process?

    Following are the key steps in the application process: 


    Step 1 - Complete the Application

    Fill out the application form with your academic and career details.


    Step 2 - Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter

    Our admissions committee will review your profile. Upon being selected, an offer letter will be sent to you confirming your admission.


    Step 3 - Block your Seat

    Block your seat with a payment of INR 25,000 to enrol on the programme. Get access to the course material and begin your journey to professional mastery! 

    Do I need to have my own laptop/computer in order to do the program, and if so, what are the system requirements?

    • Yes – all students must have their own laptop (or desktop for 100% online classes). We recommend having a machine with at least 16 GB RAM and ~50-100 GB storage. Netbooks, thin clients and tablets are not permitted. Mac or Windows is fine, but please note that the new Apple M1 processor is not yet fully supported."
    • Recommended Specifications: Apple computers are strongly recommended for Cybersecurity Quad-core Intel i5 or AMD 5000+ processor (CPU) or better/newer 16GB RAM 512GB+ with at least 200GB free SSDs may also be labeled as NVMe Webcam and microphone 15” screen or external monitor USB 3 or USB-C or Thunderbolt ports Wifi 802.11 AC VMWare or VirtualBox hypervisor
    • Min. Requirements: Apple or Windows computer Operating system: macOS 10.15 or Windows 10 Quad-core Intel i5 or AMD 3000 processor (CPU) 16GB RAM 256GB solid-state hard drive (SSD) with at least 150GB free SSDs may also be labeled as NVMe Webcam and microphone 13” screen USB 3 or USB-C or Thunderbolt ports Wifi 802.11 AC VMWare or VirtualBox hypervisor
    • Helpful Additions:
      • External mouse – most helpful
      • External monitor (24” or larger)
      • External headset
      • External keyboard


    Are EMI options available?

    Yes, please check our "Fees" section for flexible EMI options.

    How much do I pay to block my seat?

    You need to pay INR 25,000 to block your seat. 


    What is the programme fee?

    The program fee is INR 3,00,000 (including taxes). 

    What is the refund policy for this programme?

    Refund Policy


    1. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counselor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed. Processing fee of Rs. 10,000 will be levied. No refund is permitted once the batch starts. 

    2. Student must pay the full fee within seven (7) days of payment of caution amount or Batch Start Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.

    3. If the university selection process extends beyond the Batch Start Date, you will be provided with a provisional admission to the Programme. If your candidature is thereafter rejected, you will be provided with a refund of the amount paid towards the Programme fee without any applicable deduction.

    4. Request for refund as per point no. 1 of the refund policy, must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed refund request form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of submitting the duly signed refund form, after being duly approved by the Academic Committee. 

    No Cost Credit Card EMI FAQ's

    0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

    1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank and State Bank of India)

    2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
    Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

    3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
    No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

    4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    5. Are there any fees or down payment?
    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
    Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
    Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
    HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
    ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

    9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

    11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
    Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
    Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
    EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
    Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

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