Prepare for an exciting career in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity. At Montgomery College, you'll gain hands-on, practical skills in cybersecurity from seasoned industry professionals.
The program emphasizes computer security and information assurance concepts augmented with current industry standard techniques. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, response, and management aspects of security.
Our Cybersecurity Center and Lab provides significant virtual computing and networking capabilities on the Germantown Campus. The Cyber Lab is used for academic competitions and research activities and can host 100-plus virtual servers, 250-plus virtual desktops, isolated networks, and wireless and forensic technologies.
As a member of CyberWatch, the Montgomery College curriculum follows National Security Telecommunications and Systems Security Instruction (NSTISSI) 4011 and 4013 standards. Also, the courseware is certified as mapping 100% to the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Standard 4011.
Cybersecurity Degree and Certificates
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- Advanced Network Security Certificate
- Cisco Certified Network Associate + Security Preparation Certificate
Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.
Our Workforce Development and Continuing Education division offers a variety of noncredit cybersecurity classes and programs for those looking to start a new career or enhance their skills.