Information Security Analyst Program

This course immerses the student in an interactive environment where the instructors use lectures, guided discussions, and hands-on labs to demonstrate and help students explore key skills and methods used in information security. Examine cyber network defense from three approaches: prevention, reaction, and retrospection. Learn advanced techniques including perimeter defense, hacking, forensics, and intrusion prevention.

Is this cyber security training for me?

This 4-week cyber security IT certification prep program is designed to help individuals get jobs as Information Security Analysts or related roles including Cyber Security Specialist, 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.

Learn through instruction, practice labs, randomly generated quizzes, ITProTV video content, study games, group discussion, and more.

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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+, CND, and CEH certifications qualify for the following job roles:

  • Cyber Security Specialist

  • Data Security Analyst

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Information Security Auditor

  • Site Security Administrator

Information Security Analyst Salary Information

Starting Salary$59,784
Salary Range$51,000-$111,000

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:

  • Computer network and defense fundamentals

  • Network security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks

  • Network security controls, protocols, and devices

  • Network security policy design and implementation

  • Physical security

  • Host security

  • Secure firewall configuration and management

  • Secure IDS configuration and management

  • Secure VPN configuration and management

  • Wireless network defense

  • Network traffic monitoring analysis

  • Network risk and vulnerability management

  • Data backup and recovery

  • Network incident response and management


  • Security+ or equivalent 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

Program at a Glance

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

  • 20 day training period

  • CompTIA Security+, CND, and CEH

  • 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 the American Council on Education

  • ACI Learning covers the cost of one exam attempt for each course

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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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