Simplilearn and the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education Partner for a Cybersecurity Boot Camp

  • The boot camp is for aspiring security analysts, network consultants, and penetration testers

  • Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline can apply for the boot camp

Simplilearn, a global digital skills training provider, announced its partnership with the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (UCI DCE) for a Cybersecurity boot camp. The boot camp will provide expertise on offensive and defensive enterprise cybersecurity and give information on malware analysis, ethical hacking, securing applications, and the like. The cybersecurity boot camp is best suited for aspiring security analysts, network consultants, penetration testers, and aspirants for other related roles. To apply for the program, the learner should be at least 18 years and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Work experience is preferable but not mandatory; likewise, prior knowledge of programming is not required to apply for the boot camp.

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This comprehensive program focuses on topics such as Web Application Penetration Testing, Application Security, Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting, Malware and Ransomware Analysis, Cryptography, and Infrastructure Security. Learners will have the opportunity to interact with industry experts. They will receive masterclasses from UCI DCE instructors, six months of applied learning consisting of 10+ hands-on projects and 35+ demonstrations on integrated labs, access to cybersecurity labs, and more than 30 continuing education units (CEUs) from UCI DCE to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and keep avenues to future opportunities open.

Ransomware and Malware Analysis teaches learners to detect, analyze and protect businesses from ransomware attacks. Ethical Hacking and VAPT provides hands-on training to master the techniques hackers use to penetrate network systems and understand the finer nuances of advanced hacking concepts, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment. The cybersecurity boot camp capstone project gives learners an opportunity to implement the skills learned in the boot camp. It will teach problem-solving for real-world industry challenges and enable learners to showcase their expertise to prospective employers.

Speaking on the program, Mr. Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn, said, “The rapid expansion of technology has made us more vulnerable to cyber-attacks, and the need for security online has increased multi-fold. Cybersecurity helps businesses protect information from unpleasant data breach incidents. To have a multi-layered level of protection, companies must understand the importance of cybersecurity; today, most organizations are focused on tightening their online security. With the relevance of this skill in mind, we are happy to partner with the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education for the Cybersecurity boot camp. This partnership will help learners grasp the concepts and skills required to protect businesses from cyber-attacks.”

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Speaking on the partnership, Ms. Julie Pai, Assistant Director of Technology Programs, UCI DCE, said, “Organizations, irrespective of size and capacity, face the threat of cyber-attacks. With technological advancements happening at a rapid pace, the challenges of such instances are inevitable. The monetary impact of data breaches aside, the effect of these attacks on the brand and the business is of significant concern. We are happy to partner with Simplilearn to address this skill requirement and co-deliver the professional program on Cybersecurity. We are confident that the knowledge provided through this boot camp will significantly boost the learners’ careers.”

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