Become a Cyber Security Specialist

Our program can help you gain the tools and skills needed to detect and defend against cyberthreats. From working as a digital security guard to protecting computers, programs and networks from cyber attacks and data breaches, our program ensures you’ll be day-one ready.

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33 Weeks

Program Length

10

Courses

$14,000
$12,000 (14% off)
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What is the Cyber security Training program and what can you accomplish as a student?

The Cybersecurity Training Program offers courses and curricula that were created by industry experts to help students learn cyber industry best practices, standards and trends to secure and protect network vulnerabilities.

Through the fully-online, 10-course program that spans 33 weeks, students will establish essential, in-demand skills—from installing secured systems to identifying network vulnerabilities to implementing recovery efforts—that are needed to keep organizations’ information safe across the globe.

Thanks to expert instruction and hands-on experience, students will be ready to uncover an organization’s technological weaknesses, fortify networks with the latest software defense tools and use network packet analyzers to spot attackers.

Learn how skill-based training can lead to a career in tech.

Cyber Security Specialist

Outcomes

Students will improve upon soft skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, time management and more through courses, and gain tangible experience performing a full cybersecurity analysis in a collaborative group setting.

Skills Learned

As a graduate of this program, students can expect to bring a variety of programming and technical skills to their current or future career, which include:

  • Using Packet Analysis to detect breaches, malware and cyber attacks
  • Performing Vulnerability Analysis to identify weaknesses in an organization’s systems and networks
  • Programming in Python to aid in debugging
  • Capturing network packet information using Wireshark and Nmap to identify attackers
  • Learning attacker tactics and how to defend against them
  • Understanding software development through Agile

Courses - 33 Weeks

Security Foundations

Networking Foundations

System Administration

Network Defense

Cryptography & Access Management

Logging and Monitoring

Programming Foundations

Web Application Security and Project Management

Threats & Vulnerabilities

Group Project

CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Choose from several flexible options for completing the Cyber Security certificate program:

  • Register for the full program and save 14%
  • Start with Track 1 and stack remaining tracks to manage cost over time
  • Tracks may be taken out of order, but we strongly recommend you take sequentially.


Featuring tiered pricing – the more you stack, the less you pay per track!

  • First Track Purchase = $5,600
  • Second Track Purchase = $4,620
  • Third Track Purchase = $3,780

 

Please note: Only students who complete all tracks are prepared to sit for the certification exam.

Contact Kelly, your Workforce Training Specialist, for more details on the Cyber Security tracks.

Gain robust knowledge of the fundamentals of security concepts, technical skills required in network administration and support, and fundamental programming concepts.

Courses:

  • Security Foundations 
  • Networking Foundations
  • Programming Foundations

Outcomes:

  • Gain practical knowledge of security concepts such as threats, policy and procedures, risk management and disaster recovery
  • Become familiar with code organization, decision-making, handling errors and debugging applications
  • Prepare for the network certification exam

Learn skills for assessing threats & vulnerabilities faced by every organization and technology user.

Courses:

  • System Administration
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Network Defense

Outcomes:

  • Learn to install & configure network components to support organizational security
  • Analyze and interpret security logs on Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems, as well as get an intro to basic forensics
  • Learn to use the most current tools to assess the security posture of an organization & understand the impacts of various vulnerabilities

Learn about cryptography algorithms used to ensure safe transmission, storage, and use of sensitive data.

Courses:

  • Web Application Security and Project Management
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Cryptography and Access Management
  • Group Project

Outcomes: 

  • Learn the key concepts of Web security including the mindset, discipline, and methods for securing a software project
  • Become an expert in the vulnerabilities faced by every technology user and organization including hardware, software, and various ‘Threat actors’
  • Learn cryptography algorithms used for safe transmission & storage of sensitive data. Get best practices on access and account management.
  • Play the role of both defender and attacker in a network while using the skills acquired over the course of the program

 

Cyber Security Specialist Job Possibilities

As cyber threats and attacks continue to grow each year, the employment market for skilled cybersecurity professionals is growing much faster than average. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees strong continued growth in the cybersecurity field and predicts the number of information security analyst jobs will increase by about 33% through 2030 with an estimated 16,300 new jobs opening up in the field each year on average over that period. The median salary for information security analysts in 2020 was $103,590, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

The career opportunities available to program graduates span several industries and organizations, such as computer companies, consulting firms and business and financial companies. These jobs include but are not limited to: 

Information Security Analyst

$52,000 - $113,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

Security Architect

$73,500 - $238,500

ESTIMATED SALARY

Forensic Computer Analyst

$52,000 - $120,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

Certification Information

Students will be fully prepared to take the CompTIA Security+ Exam.

 

Security+

COMPTIA Security+

A benchmark global certification exam that tests and affirms students have the baseline skills needed to perform core security functions in an IT security career. Having this credential can be a springboard in advancing their cybersecurity career and earning a higher salary.

Cyber Security Specialist Payment Options

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option. 

 

     

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds. 

 

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select "Corporate Invoice" if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

Apply for a workforce grant through NCWorks and get all or part of your training paid for! Complete the course registration process on this site to reserve your seat. Select “NCWorks Grant” as your payment option. 

Please note: This option is available to students in Guilford County only.

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