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RX5/Cybersecurity Certificate Bundle (for Employers)

In the last two years, demand for cybersecurity professionals has soared.  Interest in cyber defenses has grown in every economic sector, from retail to healthcare.  Government organizations such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 have reported that the market growth potential for cybersecurity will continue to rise in a country that is experiencing a "security talent crunch," generating both a gap in technical skills and tremendous opportunity for those with the right skillset.  There are currently 209,000 unfilled security jobs in the United States, and that number is expected to reach 2 million worldwide by 2019.  In order to meet demands, this breach in national security has to be handled urgently.  For a market that is expected to generate over $65.5 billion for the federal government and over $155.7 billion for the private sector from 2016 to 2020, the need for trained, talented individuals becomes critical.

RX5 Overview

UMBC Training Centers has been successfully providing cybersecurity workforce training to a number of strategic government agencies for many years, and has a dynamic model of delivery in place.  We are proud to to contribute to our nation's cyber defenses, supporting military elements within the Department of Defense (DoD), commercial entities, and other government organizations. 

RX5 will provide highly focused skills training to address the cyber workforce training needs of the military, the intelligence community, federal civilian agencies, and the commercial sector. For organizations, RX5 is a customizable 18 week full-time intensive training program which prepares individuals with little experience in information technology for the following cybersecurity job roles, as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE):

The program can be customized based on the specific needs of an organization, however, as originally conceived, the program covers the following content:

Cyber Foundations
  • Computer Basics - Hardware, Architecture, Operating Systems, Troubleshooting
  • TCP/IP and Networking Fundamentals
  • Information Assurance Fundamentals
  • Cyber Foundations Capstone
  • Linux Fundamentals
  • Linux System Administration
  • Linux Capstone
Routing, Switching, and Packet Analysis
  • Cisco Router and Switch Configuration and Administration
  • Network and Packet Analysis
  • Routing, Switching, and Packet Analysis Capstone
Cyber Enablement
  • Windows Internals and Command Line Interface
  • Critical Thinking, Logical Reasoning, and Structured Analytic Techniques
  • Introduction to Ethical Hacking Tools and Methodologies
  • Python Scripting and Programming
Penetration Testing and Malware
  • Penetration Testing Methodology Using Kali Linux and Metasploit Framework
  • Malware Triage
  • Overall Program Capstone
During the program students can expect to earn the following industry-recognized Certifications:
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 (ICND1)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
The program will also provide practical, hands-on application and cumulative exercises to reinforce the theory behind the technologies involved.  To ensure the demands of the IT and cybersecurity industries are met, our curriculum aligns with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) release of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework.  

Support RX5

Please send a message to if you are interested in any of the following:
  • Hiring an RX5 Intern or Graduate from our Public Program
  • Sponsoring an RX5 Student in our Public Program
  • Delivering RX5 Training to your Workforce

Group Training Available

UMBC Training Centers can deliver any of our courses in a group training environment at our facilities or yours. Group training can be an effective and economical method to quickly assure competency and consistency of knowledge and skills within an organization or department.