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RX5/Cybersecurity Certificate Bundle

Overview

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.

The Cybersecurity Academy Certificate Bundle provides students with comprehensive training and certification preparation to begin a career in cybersecurity. The program combines our three core cyber certificate programs, and includes the following topics:

Cyber Foundations
  • Computer Basics - Hardware, Architecture, Operating Systems, Troubleshooting
  • TCP/IP and Networking Fundamentals
  • Information Assurance Fundamentals
  • Cyber Foundations Capstone
Linux
  • 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
While the core focus of the program is to ensure that candidates are well prepared to perform in cyber roles through significant hands on practical exercises and labs, additionally, 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)
This bundle is intended for individuals who have little or no experience in the IT field who are looking for a comprehensive program to prepare them for a career in cyber. If you are looking to just get started, or already have experience in IT or cyber, one of our individual certificate programs may be of interest to you:

Career Outcomes

This program prepares candidates for the following cybersecurity job roles, as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE):

Schedule

The academic portion of the program takes approximately 11 months to complete on a part time basis. Courses are offered in the evenings two nights per week and every Saturday from September 25, 2017 through August 8, 2018. There are breaks at certain points in the program.

Internship

Upon completion of the academic portion of this program, students are eligible for a 12 week full time paid internship to provide additional learning and to reinforce capabilities developed in the classroom.

Cost

The cost of the full Cyber Academy Bundle program is $19,995.00. Financing options are available. This includes all instruction, course materials, virtual lab environments and certification exam vouchers. Exams can be taken at UMBC Training Centers or any authorized testing center.

Application

The application for the September 2017 RX5 cohort is available below. Please complete the application and return as instructed in the application document, along with all other requested documents. Candidates with little or no background in information technology or cyber will be given an aptitude assessment to help predict their success in the program.

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If you have any questions about the RX5 program or the application process, please send a message to rx5@umbctraining.com.


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.