Overview

Completing the intensive Cybersecurity Analyst program in 3 to 6 weeks will develop and hone your capabilities in network and data protection, penetration testing, and threat analysis.

Theft and destruction of intellectual property take place despite the presence of firewalls, encryption, and corporate edicts. Prepare to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches, as you also prepare for the Security+ exam.

Learn general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing, and work your way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

Through hands-on practice, you will learn how to support network security within an organization and identify security threats and vulnerabilities, respond to and recover from security incidents, and prepare for the CySA+ certification. This program will prepare you for the CompTIA Security+, PenTest+ and CySA+ certifications.  Obtaining the corresponding industry certifications will show employers you are ready and able to accomplish the tasks required. 

*Additional testing required for certifications.

Prerequisites 

Program Prerequisites

Five years of networking experience or program approval.

Security+ Prerequisites

Basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts, CompTIA A+, and Network+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge), and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.

PenTest+ Prerequisites

Intermediate knowledge of information security concepts, including but not limited to identity and access management (IAM), cryptographic concepts and implementations, computer networking concepts and implementations, and common security technologies. Practical experience in securing various computing environments, including small to medium businesses as well as enterprise environments.

Cybersecurity Analyst Prerequisites

At least 2 years of experience in computer network security technology or a related field preferred; the ability to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management; foundation-level operational skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments; foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments; foundation-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching; foundational knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHC. Security+ Certification or experience recommended.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
3.00 30

Security+

Theft and destruction of intellectual property takes place despite the presence of firewalls, encryption, and corporate edicts. Prepare to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches, as you also prepare for the Security+ exam. Prerequisites: Basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts, CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge), and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.

Classroom

ID: CESEC-664

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
3.00 30

PenTest+

As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers against privacy or security breaches, the ability to conduct penetration testing is an emerging skill set that is becoming ever more valuable to the organizations seeking protection, and ever more lucrative for those who possess these skills. In this course, you will be introduced to general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing, and students will work their way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company. This course will assist you in preparing for the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification. Prerequisites: Intermediate knowledge of information security concepts, including but not limited to identity and access management (IAM), cryptographic concepts and implementations, computer networking concepts and implementations, and common security technologies. Practical experience in securing various computing environments, including small to medium businesses as well as enterprise environments.

Online

ID: CESEC-685

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
3.00 30

Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

Through hands-on practice, you will learn how to support network security within an organization and identify security threats and vulnerabilities, respond to and recover from security incidents, and prepare for the CySA+ certification. Security+ Certification or experience recommended. Prerequisites: At least 2 years of experience in computer network security technology or a related field preferred; the ability to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management; foundation-level operational skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments; foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments; foundation-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching; foundational knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHC.

Online

ID: CESEC-683

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$5,997.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity professionals protect data and technology with a specific set of advanced skills. These professionals are in demand for small, medium, and large businesses as well as any local, state, or government entity. 

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Large Corporations
  • Small Businesses
  • Government Agencies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Upon completing this certificate, you will have the necessary skills to gain employment in any industry requiring hands-on experience and certifications in the cybersecurity field.

Obtain Certifications

Obtaining the corresponding industry certifications (Security+, PenTest+, and CySA+) will show employers you are ready and able to accomplish the tasks required.