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Workforce Development Division Offers CompTIA Security+ Training

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CompTIA® Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the competency of security professionals working in the IT industry. The Security+ certification confirms a technician’s critical knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. This longer, boot camp style course is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in IT security.

For more information and to Register for the course please visit our website below

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=2922&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

 

 

Cybersecurity: closing the Workforce gap

A flurry of recent articles have revealed a growing problem that is particularly troublesome in light of recent cyberattacks on Government entities, including the White House, U.S. Postal Service, and National Weather Service. Cybersecurity is a buzzword in IT circles, but students aren’t flocking to government-based job openings. Why? Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp cites low pay compared to private-sector jobs:

…the government’s midcentury personnel structure needs an overhaul to fit today’s needs. And yes, bureaucratic systems like the security-clearance process can make it hard for workers to flow in and out of government. And the country overall needs more professionals trained in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. But there are things that agencies can do right now to address their pressing need for cybersecurity talent. …The growing awareness of cyber threats has made talented cybersecurity workers a hot commodity worldwide. (read the full article)

This sentiment is echoed in a Washington Post article, citing a Partnership for Public Service report that calls the Federal cyber workforce “woefully inadequate.”

A shortage of IT and Cybersecurity professionals is not limited to government, however. A nextgov.com article ups the ante: “The entire world appears to be in the same boat.” Drawing data from a Frost & Sullivan study on the Global Information Security Workforce, the worldwide demand for security professionals is far greater than the number of qualified people to fill available positions.

While both government and private-sector companies find ways to woo critically-needed talent to the field of cybersecurity, NOVA’s Workforce Development Division is prepared to train the next generation of IT security professionals with three Cybersecurity Certificate programs targeted toward entry-level through advanced learners.

Cybersecurity certificate programs at NOVA's Workforce Development Division

Cybersecurity certificate programs
at NOVA’s Workforce Development Division

Meeting the demands of the Information Security industry, our Cybersecurity programs focus on the fundamentals of network protection, information assurance, preventing attacks, ensuring privacy, and gaining an understanding of the ethical, legal, and regulatory world of cybersecurity. Our classes will prepare you for several industry certification exams.

If you have ever wanted to explore a career in Cybersecurity, now is an excellent time to begin your training; the government is finding ways to attract new talent to meet the growing need.

(not all courses are offered every semester.)

Entry Level Certificate
(No experience required)

  • Cyber Jobs, Pathways & Clearances
  • CompTIA® Network+
  • CompTIA® Security+
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®)

Mid-Level Certificate
(1 – 5 years’ minimum experience required)

  • Entry Level courses PLUS:
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

Advanced Level Certificate
(5 – 7 years’ minimum experience required)

  • All Entry and Mid-Level courses PLUS:
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Additional Courses
(classroom/online)

  • CyberWatch Security
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Ethical Hacking
  • CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Locking Down Linux User Accounts, File Systems, & Services
  • Protecting Windows Systems w/ Access Controls, Encryption & Group Policy
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Computer Forensics Evidence Collection
  • Managing Information Security Risks, Threats, & Vulnerabilities
  • Network Security Essentials
  • Protecting Networks with Firewalls & VPNs
  • Securing Web Applications
  • Ethical Hacking Tools & Techniques
  • Information Security & Risk Management Planning

If you are interested in the Cybersecurity Certificate program offered through NOVA’s Workforce Development Division, please contact IT Program Manager Scott Wood at swood@nvcc.edu.

Workforce Development Division offers Two Cisco Certification Prep Courses

The Workforce Development Division is participating in a nationwide Department of Labor grant.  As part of the Credentials to Careers project, Workforce will be offering two Cisco certification prep courses. The course details with links to register are below:

ICND1 – 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices – Part 1
This course is designed to prepare students for the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 Exam (100-101 CCENT), the first of two exams required for certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching).  Passing this exam grants you certification as a Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). You will utilize state-of-the-art network simulators for hands-on practice during supervised lab sessions. Topics include Basic Networking, Routing and Switching Fundamentals, TCP/IP and OSI Models, IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing, WAN Technologies, Command Line Interface for IOS, NAT, and DHCP.

Required textbooks: Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library, Academic Edition (ISBN: 1587144875)  & CCENT Practice and Study Guide: Exercises, Activities and Scenarios to Prepare for the ICND1 100-101 Certification Exam (ISBN: 1587133458)

Manassas – MP 311
Instructor: James Kiker, BS, Network+, Security+, CCNA, CCNP
Mon, Tue, Thur, Feb 24 – Apr 3 (No class Mar 10, 11, 13)
7:00 – 9:50 pm, 15 sessions, $999
ITEC 1506 – 01M, 4.0 CEU
Register now!

ICND2 – 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices – Part 2
This course is designed to prepare students for the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 Exam (200-101 ICND2 Routing and Switching), the second of two exams required for certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching).  You will utilize state-of-the-art network simulators for hands-on practice during supervised lab sessions.  Topics include the Spanning Tree Protocol, OSPF and EIGRP IP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6, troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 routing, Virtual Private Networks, and implementing Point-to-Point and Frame Relay WANs.

Required textbooks: Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library, Academic Edition (ISBN: 1587144875)  & ICND2: CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide: Exercises, Activities and Scenarios to Prepare for the ICND2/CCNA 200-101 Certification Exam (ISBN: 158713344X)

Manassas – MP 311
Instructor: James Kiker, BS, Network+, Security+, CCNA, CCNP
Mon, Tue, Thur, Apr 7 – May 8
7:00 – 9:50 pm, 15 sessions, $999
ITEC 1507 – 01M, 4.0 CEU
Register now!

For more information please call 703-948-3703.