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Getting Started
Next Steps
Other Career Services

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an earn-and-learn strategy combining on-the-job training with related (classroom) instruction, blending the practical and theoretical aspects of training for highly skilled occupations.The Certified Cyber Analyst/Operator program is recognized by the state of Maryland as a Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP). We help our students match with sponsoring organizations who not only help to cover your training costs, but provide you with competitive industry compensation rates for your work while you’re completing our program!

The program focuses on three factors critical to career development:

  1. Industry-recognized professional development programs
  2. Scholarship funding
  3. Employer partners committed to hiring candidates

By foregrounding these three elements, we’ll help take you from where you are, even if you’re just getting started, to a career in cybersecurity.

Getting Started

Certificate in Cyber Foundations – this Certificate starts students off with training to prepare for three fundamental CompTIA certifications: A+, Network+, and Security+. At this juncture in the program, you’ll be eligible to apply for an apprenticeship.

Next Steps

Certificate in Cyber Operations – Next, our instructors build on your foundational knowledge with intermediate courses in programming, Windows command line, and Linux administration.

Certificate in Cybersecurity – our final Certificate prepares you with advanced cybersecurity courses in penetration testing and malware analysis.

Once you complete the Cyber Foundations courses, you will become eligible to be selected by one of our Employer Partners for a paid apprenticeship. During your apprenticeship, you will get paid to work during the day and continue your professional development studies at night. If you already possess Cyber Foundations credentials or work experience equivalents, you are eligible to get started right away!

Our Employer Partners are waiting with open apprenticeship slots, and our Funding Partners are ready to help! If you’re interested in learning more about this unique career building program, connect with one of our Enrollment Advisors.


Other Career Services

Other components of our career services include:

  • Career workshops, resume support, employer panels, interview days, alumni networking and support, guest speakers, and more. Our objective is to ensure that our graduates are well positioned to obtain employment (internship or full time) upon completion of the program.
  • Veterans’ Services – Veterans and service-members transitioning to a career in cybersecurity may be eligible for additional external services and programs.

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