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Cybersecurity

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 Cyber Defense challenge. And this shortage is expected to persist for years. This represents a tremendous career opportunity for motivated individuals with the right skills and certifications.

    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 includes the following three courses:

     

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

  • Who Should Take This Course

    AUDIENCE

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

    PREREQUISITES

    Students taking this program 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

    SCHEDULE

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

    Funding

    This course is eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the GI Bill.

    Additionally, this Certificate bundle offers a 25% saving over taking the courses independently.

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  • 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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