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As cyberattacks increase, the need for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts that jobs in this field will grow much faster than average for all occupations.  

Cybersecurity is one of the most sought after careers in the employment market right now, and more and more positions open up each month. Job seekers are left wondering how to prepare for a career in cyber security, however, given the relative immaturity of the field and the fact that nontraditional career paths are common. A foundation in networking, systems administration, database management, or web applications can provide a focus for your cybersecurity education.

Working as a Network Associate or Network Administrator can start with earning your Network + Certification. Many people move on to acquiring their Security + Certification and even taking classes in specific operating systems like Linux and Microsoft Windows.

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Select a course below to read course descriptions and objectives. You may take one course or a series of courses; see below for recommended course sequences. Courses are offered throughout fall, spring, and summer, but not all courses are offered each semester.

The following course sequence is a strong foundation for a career in cybersecurity. These courses also provide the skills needed for entry level positions such as Help Desk Support Technician, Computer Support Specialist, and Network and Computer System Administration.

Course Schedules at a Glance

At-a-glance schedules are provided  for planning purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Select a course below for registration, scheduling, and cost information. 

"At a Glance" Class Schedule Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title Start Date - End Date Days & Times Location
ITI307 Security Fundamentals (18hrs) 8/27/2018 - 9/17/2018 (M,W)  6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Rockville HU321
ITI172 Cybersecurity—Web Security I (15 hrs) 9/24/2018 - 10/8/2018 (M,W)  6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Rockville HU321
ITI173 Cybersecurity—Web Security II (15 hrs) 10/15/2018 - 10/29/2018 (M,W)  6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Rockville HU321
ITI331 Splunk for Power Users (18 hrs) 11/6/2018 - 11/29/2018 (T,R)  6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC408
"At a Glance" Class Schedule Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title Start Date - End Date Days & Times Location
ITI307 Security Fundamentals (18 hrs) 1/26/2019 - 2/16/2019 (S) 9:30 AM-2:00 PM Rockville HU321
ITI375 Cybersecurity Foundations Training (75 hrs) 1/29/2019 - 4/30/2019* (T,R) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Takoma CF235
ITI381 Digital Forensics - Introduction (6 hrs) 1/29/2019 - 1/31/2019 (T,R) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407
ITI382 Digital Forensics  Hands-On (18 hrs) 2/5/2019 - 2/21/2019 (T,R) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407
ITI331 Splunk for Power Users (18 hrs)  2/26/2019 -3 /21/2019* (T,R) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407
ITI380 CISSP Test Preparation (42 hrs) 3/26/2019 - 5/9/2019 (T,R) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407
ITI241 Network+ Certification Training and Exam Prep (42 hrs) 2/18/2019 - 4/10/2019* (M,W) 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Gaithersburg GBTC407
ITI240 Security+ Certification Training and Exam Prep (40 hrs) 2/23/2019 - 5/4/2019* ((S) 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rockville HU321

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