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Fundamental Skills for Cyber Security

America's Promise Fundamental Skills for Cyber Security

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What is the Program?

This one-day course is designed for students who want to begin a career in cybersecurity by preparing the student to enter our 4-week Cyber Boot Camp. Students will be introduced to web anatomy, basic linux command line, public key infrastructure, and given the insight on how to spot engineering . By the end of the course, the student will have a basic understanding of the some of the cybersecurity tools and technical skills needed to succeed in the cybersecurity field. 

  • Familiarity using a Windows-based computer environment and file management
  • Basic self-learning and problem-solving skills
Program Objectives: 

This course covers the following modules:

  • Introduce to the anatomy of web requests
  • Work with Linux command line
  • Introduce to public key infrastructure
  • Recognizing social engineering

Students that successfully complete the Fundamentals of Cyber Security Course will be recommended to participate in the 4-week Cyber Boot Camp.
What is the criteria for admission? The course is funded by the Department of Labor. Our ideal candidate is an Information Systems or Computer Science major who is either at least a rising junior or graduated within the last six years. Applicants also must be unemployed or
underemployed to qualify for the grant. In the state of Maryland, a person who makes $42,000 or less is underemployed. Must be able to work in the United States. 

Note: Students must apply to be considered for acceptance to this program. Dates and locations may be subject to change without notice. 

The Application Period for this program is now closed


Note: This course is open to new applicants only. Please read the criteria for admission to ensure you are eligible for the program. 

At a Glance Schedule, please note campus locations may vary.

  1. Fundamental Skills for Cyber Security (1 day), Date:tba , Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


The total cost of the Montgomery College Capital Region Collaborative is $5,633,390, which is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration’s America’s Promise Job Driven Grant Program. An additional $1.4 million in leveraged resources are provided in support of this program by Montgomery College and its partners. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.