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Certificate in Cyber Foundations

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  • Overview
    This program provides candidates with the skills, knowledge and credentials required to successfully begin a career in the field of Information Technology. This program was designed by UMBC Training Centers in collaboration with senior executives and technical staff from the Department of Defense, leading Government Contractors, and Fortune 500 companies.

    There is a severe shortage of IT professionals with the skills, certifications, and problem solving abilities necessary to meet the nation’s cybersecurity challenge. This shortage of IT professionals is expected to persist for years. This represents a tremendous cybersecurity career opportunity for motivated individuals with the right skills and certifications.

    Join our Admissions team for a free online information session! We’ll present an overview of our various IT career programs: the Certificate in Cyber Foundations, Certified Cybersecurity Analyst Program (CCAP), Project Management Fundamentals, and Software Developer Foundations.

    Online Info Session


    Here are the top qualifications sought by every organization, large or small:

    • Demonstrable technical skills in Systems Administration and Computer Networking
    • DoD 8570 Certifications for DoD agencies and contractors supporting them
    • A recognized IT Industry Certification in systems or networking
    • Strong problem solving abilities and communication skills
    • High level of professionalism and willingness to work hard

    The Certificate in Cyber Foundations information technology program includes the following three courses:

    Register 21 days before this information technology class bundle start date and save $250! Enter discount code EARLY250 during registration.

    Tuition for this cybersecurity program includes course materials, 3 certification exams, and 1 year audit privilege (*restrictions may apply).

    Program Updates

    Please note that the course content for the Certificate in Cyber Foundations will be updated for all 2023 sessions – speak with an Admissions Advisor for more details.

  • Who Should Take This Course


    This program is suitable for individuals seeking to enter the fields of Information Technology and Cybersecurity. This program prepares students for employment as IT professionals with government agencies, government contractors and commercial enterprises in the Mid-Atlantic region. This Certificate program is offered in response to the Information Technology industry’s need for qualified employees with the right certifications and problem solving skills to be effective in system support and information security.


    Students taking this program for IT professionals should have good end-user skills with Windows®-based personal computers, a strong interest in computers and technology, and good problem solving skills.

  • Why You Should Take This Course


    In addition to the times below, UMBC Training Centers can also schedule daytime or off hours cohort information technology programs for corporations or government agencies, either at UMBC Training Centers, on customer premises, or on-line.


    This course for IT professionals is eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the GI Bill. Additionally, this CompTIA Certificate bundle offers a 25% saving over taking the cybersecurity courses independently.

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    IT Fundamentals

    Module 1: Using Computers
    Module 2: Using Applications and Databases
    Module 3: Using Computer Hardware
    Module 4: Using Networks
    Module 5: Security Concepts

    Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting IT Infrastructure

    Module 1: Topologies and Infrastructure
    Module 2: Addressing and Routing
    Module 3: Troubleshooting and Management
    Module 4: Installation
    Module 5: Security

    Information Assurance and IT Security

    Module 1: Security Fundamentals
    Module 2: Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
    Module 3: Network Security
    Module 4: Managing Application, Data, and Host Security
    Module 5: Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management
    Module 6: Managing Certificates
    Module 7: Compliance and Operational Security
    Module 8: Risk Management
    Module 9: Managing Security Incidents
    Module 10: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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