Cyber Security Specialist Program

This cyber security training program presents a methodological approach to computer forensics and evidence analysis. It covers major forensic investigation scenarios and gives hands-on experience on various forensic investigation techniques and standard tools. This training immerses students in an interactive environment and shows how to scan, test, hack, and secure computer systems.

Is this cyber security training for me?

This 4-week cyber security IT certification prep program is designed to help individuals get jobs as Cyber Security Analyst or related roles including Computer Forensics Investigator, Information Security Auditor, Site Security Administrator, and more. While there are no required prerequisites, students should have some experience working with computer networks and may find certifications such as CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ beneficial.

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Gain a strong cyber security foundation with training for the CompTIA Security+, Certified Network Defender (CND), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications.

Job Outlook

Potential Cyber Security Career Tracks

Individuals who complete CompTIA Security+, CEH, and CHFI certifications qualify for the following job roles:

  • Cyber Security Specialist

  • Information Security Specialist

  • Information Systems Security Manager

  • Site Security Administrator

  • Computer Forensics Investigator

Cyber Security Specialist Salary Information

Starting Salary$63,010
Salary Range$45,000-$85,000

Here’s How it Works

Get Trained

Learn in a live, online environment where you can interact in real time.

Take Exams

Take advantage of labs, scenarios, and study to prepare for the exam.

Connect with Employers

Career Services connects you with employers hiring for entry-level roles.

What You’ll Learn

Course Objectives

  • Identify security threats

  • Harden internal systems and services

  • Harden internetwork devices and services

  • Secure network communications

  • Manage a PKI

  • Manage certificates

  • Enforce an organizational security policy

  • Monitor the security infrastructure


  • Basic computer literacy

  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills

  • Basic Internet usage skills

  • Basic IP addressing knowledge

Course Objectives:

  • Footprinting and reconnaissance

  • Scanning networks

  • System hacking

  • Malware threats

  • Sniffing

  • Social engineering

  • Denial of service

  • Session hijacking

  • Hacking web servers and web applications

  • SQL injection

  • Hacking wireless networks

  • Hacking mobile platforms

  • Evading IDS, firewalls, and honeypots

  • Cryptography


  • Certified Network Defender –or–

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP

  • Information systems and security background

  • 12 months of experience in networking technologies

Course Objectives:

  • Computer forensics investigation process

  • Digital evidence

  • First responder procedures

  • Understanding hard disks and file systems

  • Windows forensics

  • Data acquisition and duplication

  • Recovering deleted files and deleted partitions

  • Forensics investigations using AccessData FTK

  • Forensics investigations using EnCase

  • Steganography and image file forensics

  • Application password crackers

  • Log capturing and event correlation

  • Investigating wireless and web attacks

  • Tracking emails and investigating email crimes


  • Certified Ethical Hacker –or–

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP

  • Information systems and security background

  • 12 months of experience in cyber security technologies

Program at a Glance

This training will confirm your skills and knowledge to cybersecurity employers.

  • 20 day training period

  • CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)

  • Some IT experience recommended

  • This program is available at any learning hub, or online

  • This program is eligible for VA tuition benefits

  • Recommended for college credit by ACE

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One-On-One Career Coaching

A job for every graduate is our No. 1 goal. Your Employment Development Manager (EDM) is your personal employment advocate, and they have many tools they can use to help you find the perfect position. They know the industry. They know the big employers. They also know exactly what those employers are looking for and how to get hired. Meet with them one-on-one for help perfecting your resume and cover letter, optimizing your LinkedIn presence, and networking with local employers.

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