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)
when paid in full

TUITION

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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.

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.

START DATES

4/18/2022

5/9/2022

5/30/2022

6/20/2022

7/11/2022

8/1/2022

8/22/2022

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 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

Certificate 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 Online Training Tuition 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. Follow the below steps to begin your registration process.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat.

 

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. 

Pay in Full

$12,000

ONE TIME COST

Pay in full

Pay in full for your program using PayPal, Venmo or a credit card. 

Payment Plan

$12,000

INSTALLMENTS

Flexible payment option

Choose PayPal Credit at checkout to receive no-interest payments if paid in full in 6 months.

Tuition Assistance

$12,000

COMPANY INVOICE

Employer sponsored payment

We accept employer sponsored payments including tuition assistance/reimbursement.

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Do you need help paying for your certification program?

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.

Meet Your Workforce Training Specialist

Kelly is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Kelly to learn more about the program, Greensboro College and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

No. This program is offered through Greensboro College, but does not count for college credit.

No previous programming skills are needed. Students will gain core knowledge of programming principles using Python and learn how to apply them to a professional career.

Students will learn programming in Python.

No prior experience in the cybersecurity industry or education in cybersecurity is required.

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