CYBER SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM ONLINE

Become a Cyber Security Specialist

Learn the latest skills to defend corporations and the country’s data from cyberattacks in our Cyber Security training program. Prepare yourself to play a pivotal role safeguarding major IT infrastructure in less than 8 months!

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CYBER SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM ONLINE

Become a Cyber Security Specialist

Learn the latest skills to defend corporations and the country’s data from cyberattacks in our Cyber Security training program. Prepare yourself to play a pivotal role safeguarding major IT infrastructure in less than 8 months!

CYBER SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Data is currency in the digital age. Brands collect, mine, analyze, and even sell it.[1] Information is the seed of American innovation, underlying the research and design of new technologies and the modern, automated factories of the future.[2] Computer networks serve as the points of command for most of the nation’s major infrastructure, from nuclear power plants to railroads to natural gas pipelines.[3] And all are at risk of cyberterrorism. Will you help protect them?

Train to become a cyber security specialist in our intensive program.

Learn the latest theories and practices from a leading CompTIA certified industry expert, Karissa Krause. Draw on fundamental cyber security concepts to uncover organizations’ technological vulnerabilities. Fortify networks with cutting-edge hardware and software defense tools. Put your security training to work to take down cyberattacks.

Prerequisite:

CompTIA Network+ or equivalent certification or passage of a readiness test is a prerequisite of Woz U’s Cyber Security certificate program.

FUTURE-PROOF YOUR CAREER WITH INFORMATION SECURITY TRAINING IN LESS THAN 8 MONTHS!

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CAREER STATS FOR CYBER SECURITY SPECIALISTS

Job Growth for Cyber Security Specialists

The digitization of information in the public and private sectors has brought immense convenience and nearly untenable risk: a 250 percent jump in industrial automation and control system cyber incidents between 2011 and 2015; FBI warnings of cyber terrorists targeting U.S. nuclear power plants from 2015 to 2017; and $554 million in damage from the cyberattacks on Target and Home Depot in 2013 and 2014.[6][7]

What does this all mean for the select cyber security specialists who can defend these organizations’ data?

Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high.” – Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)[8]

Astronomical, in fact, for information security analysts (the BLS’s classification for cyber security specialists) working in the computer systems design and related services sector.

See the numbers.

Occupation Job Growth through 2028 (National Average)
All Fields 5%
Information Security Analysts 32%
Computer Occupations 12%
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“Our vision is to improve our economy and national security by re-educating industrial workers with high-demand skills in cybersecurity to fill these ‘New Collar’ jobs – positions that have competitive salaries, career growth potential, and cannot be outsourced.” – Congressman for California’s 33rd District Ted Lieu on the importance of the New Collar Jobs Act[10]

Cyber security is a matter of national security. It’s so crucial, legislators have introduced a bill called the New Collar Jobs Act to grow the country’s cybersecurity workforce by providing incentives for training, such as increasing funding for cyber security scholarships. What exactly are “new collar jobs”? They are careers that require some training but not a bachelor’s degree in fields facing a shortage of workers with the right skills. The tech sector is one them.[11]

And protecting against data theft and network attacks isn’t just a big deal to the government. The private sector needs cyber security specialists too.

Check out where you could work after completing cyber security training online via one of our Powered by Woz partners.

Industries with the Highest Levels of Employment of Information Security Analysts in 2018

Industry Total Workers Employed
All Industries 108,060 workers
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 28,410 workers
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,670 workers
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 8,710 workers
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,690 workers
Insurance Carriers 4,360 workers
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CYBER SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM DETAILS

$109 BILLION. That’s how much the U.S. economy lost to malicious cyber activity in 2016, estimates the Council of Economic Advisors to the U.S. President.[13] No wonder lawmakers are working on bills to encourage more Americans to enroll in Cyber Security certification programs. The country needs cyber security specialists NOW.

That’s where Woz U can help. Get the content and tools to learn cyber security online quickly and seize in-demand positions in this rapidly growing field. Speed isn’t the only benefit of our Cyber Security training, either.

Comprehensive, Industry Relevant Curriculum

Learn cyber security essentials employers are looking for in our intensive program.

Online Cyber Security Training Customized to Your Schedule

Upskill when it’s convenient for you with our personalized online learning platform.

Cyber Security Skills Validation

Prove you have the skills for the job after graduation with a certificate of completion in Cyber Security.

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CYBER SECURITY TRAINING COURSES

Denial of service attacks. Data and property destruction. Business disruption. Proprietary data, intellectual property, and strategic information theft. All are forms of cyber terrorism.[14]

Get the skills to stop them with our comprehensive Cyber Security curriculum.

Course Name Subjects Covered
Networking Foundations Get key network administration and support skills. Course covers media topologies, network support, and protocols and standards.
Network Defense Learn essential defense tools to enable assessment of organizational security strategy, identification of vulnerabilities through penetration testing, and network defense using hardware and software.
Cryptography and Access Management Instruction in the concepts and methodologies of Cryptography and Access management: cryptography algorithms to ensure safe transmission, storage, and use of sensitive information; account management techniques; and access management controls.
Logging and Monitoring Receive the knowledge and skills to interpret and analyze the standard logs security technologies produce, specifically Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems. Introduction to forensics analysis and chain of custody.
Programming Foundations Train in one of the most popular programming languages in use today for general purpose applications, which can serve as a strong foundation for the rest of the program.
Security Foundations Introduction to fundamental security concepts: security basics, threat actors and attributes; policy, procedures and frameworks; organizational security; risk management; security controls business impact analysis; incident response and disaster recovery.
System Administration Security focused system administration essentials covered: installing and configuring network components to support organizational security; vulnerabilities; threats; security protocols; and secure system design.
Web Application Security & Project Management Instruction in the theoretical knowledge and technical practices of Project Management and Web Application Security, including the practices and methodology for software project security and software development project management within the Agile framework.
Vulnerabilities and Threats Review of the Fundamentals of Threats and Vulnerabilities, such as those pertaining to software, hardware, and society (Social Engineering). Learn to identify, compare, and contrast the different types of attacks and their impacts.
Group Project Perform cyber security analysis within a collaborative group setting.

WHY TRAIN TO BECOME A CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST?

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Beyond the excellent job growth, there is tremendous need for professionals with information security training, as Congressman Ted Lieu recently underscored:

The value of cybersecurity in protecting our critical infrastructure cannot be ignored. This Act is an important step in growing a workforce with skills to defend the nation against future cyber attacks. The New Collar re-education initiative is a much-needed investment to head off the next big cyber disaster. This bill is necessary for our economic growth and our security.’

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So, not only could you enjoy the job security that accompanies a rapidly growing field but also the satisfaction of playing an essential role in protecting our country and the health of its economy.

Demand for cyber security specialists is strong across the nation in both the public and private sectors. Whether you want to protect the data of computer systems design companies, the financial sector, or insurance carriers, chances are you could have your pick of industries to work in after graduation. Not to mention cool locales: Texas, California, New York, and Florida are some of the top states for employment of cyber security specialists.[16]

Do you love learning and constantly being challenged? Then a career in cyber security could be for you. It’s a field where the technology changes as quickly as the cyber threats, keeping security specialists constantly learning, adapting, and GROWING PROFESSIONALLY.

Learn cyber security online in the same collaborative team environment you’ll encounter in the field. Fighting cybercrime is seldom a lone battle but rather a group endeavor.

Upskill for in-demand careers in cyber security quickly and easily from our advanced online learning experience platform (LXP). Enjoy customized HD video instruction, engaging content, and browser-based labs. A new, promising career in tech could be just a click away.

Soft skills are just as important as technical ones these days. Our career-services team has you covered, from sharpening your professional communication style to polishing your presentation for that first interview. Enjoy the competitive advantage of full-scale career preparation.

WHERE IS THE CYBER SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM OFFERED?

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WHEN DO THE NEXT CLASSES START FOR THE CYBER SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM?

Starts within the next 3 weeks

Are you ready to accelerate your Cyber Security career?

WHY WOZ U?

Closing the tech skills gap by helping students upskill for promising careers is our mission. Intensive, industry relevant training is our means of accomplishing it. See how we do it.

Woz U Edge

Join the hundreds for graduates from a Woz U Powered program who have landed a job in tech.

A professional-grade relevant modularized curriculum that is customized to your region’s tech requirements.

A career coach will mentor you through an effective job search once you graduate.

Build your professional credibility with a real-world technical profile. You’ll complete Portfolio Projects over the duration of your program.

Within your career Track, receive all updated curriculum for free.

Beta: Woz will be launching a workspace that will empower all techies with assessments and relevancy score against open jobs.

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Your personal mentor is your partner-in-code. They are graduates, instructors and industry experts dedicated to your future success and work 7 days a week.

Designed with in browser coding exercises and responsive to Mobile and Tablet users for quick resource access.

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WOZ U FOR LIFE GUARANTEE TO YOU!

We know technology is always changing. That’s why we ensure graduates of our Cyber Security program have the resources they need to adapt with it. Log back into the online learning experience platform whenever we update our curriculum to refresh or augment your tech skillset. Accessible upskilling for life! It’s our promise to you.

THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR CYBER SECURITY TRAINING!

*Based on partner institutions’ terms and conditions, subject to those who qualify.

CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST CAREER FAQ

Have questions about the Cyber Security career path? We have answers below.

Yes. Job growth is expected to increase at a rate of 32 percent for information security analysts through 2028, notes the BLS. This is much faster than the national average of 5 percent for all occupations.[20]

The top two sectors of employment for information security analysts were computer systems design and related services and management of companies and enterprises in 2018.[21]

Classified by the BLS as “information security analysts,” these pros strategize and execute security measures to safeguard an organization’s computer systems and networks from cyberattacks and theft. With the incidence of cyber terrorism rising and the nature of the assaults evolving, the responsibilities of a cyber security specialist are continually expanding.[18]

Ready to launch your tech career? Let’s go.

Ready to launch your tech career? Let’s go.

1 https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2018/07/09/data-is-currency-dont-abuse-it/#74a52ee743d6
2 https://lieu.house.gov/sites/lieu.house.gov/files/New%20Collar%20Jobs%20Act%20Overview.pdf
3 https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a4096/4307521/
4 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm#tab-1
5 https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151122.htm
6 https://www.nti.org/analysis/atomic-pulse/cyberattacks-nuclear-power-plants-how-worried-should-we-be/
7 https://lieu.house.gov/sites/lieu.house.gov/files/New%20Collar%20Jobs%20Act%20Overview.pdf
8 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm#tab-6
9 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm#tab-6
10 https://lieu.house.gov/sites/lieu.house.gov/files/New%20Collar%20Jobs%20Act%20Overview.pdf
11 https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/344801-a-bipartisan-agenda-to-expand-new-collar-jobs
12 https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151122.htm
13 https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/The-Cost-of-Malicious-Cyber-Activity-to-the-U.S.-Economy.pdf
14 https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/The-Cost-of-Malicious-Cyber-Activity-to-the-U.S.-Economy.pdf
15 https://lieu.house.gov/sites/lieu.house.gov/files/New%20Collar%20Jobs%20Act%20Overview.pdf
16 https://www.bls.gov/oes/2018/may/oes151122.htm
17 https://woz-u.com/reviews/
18 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm#tab-2
19 https://www.bls.gov/oes/2018/may/oes151122.htm
20 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm#tab-1
21 https://www.bls.gov/oes/2018/may/oes151122.htm