Ready to kickstart your exciting career in cyber ops? In this intensive course, delve into critical cyber processes like risk assessment, data encryption, network security, threat modeling, code analysis, vulnerability scanning, and incident response. Gain valuable ethical hacker skills in penetration testing, and show off your awesome new abilities in two resume-enhancing projects!
Designed to prepare you for today’s most in-demand security skills, this hands-on course emphasizes practical cyber operations including both offensive and defensive roles. Students will gain cutting-edge cyber ops skills by analyzing and exploiting systems vulnerabilities, implementing defenses against common threats, and using cyber toolkits such as Kali Linux and Metasploit. Vulnerability scanning tools such as Nessus are utilized, as well as security monitoring tools such as Splunk.
This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects.
This course will substantially prepare you for achieving the learning objectives of CompTIA Security+ certification. This course covers significant aspects of all six domains required for Security+.
- 1.0 Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
- 2.0 Technologies and Tools
- 3.0 Architecture and Design
- 4.0 Identity and Access Management
- 5.0 Risk management
- 6.0 Cryptography and PKI
At the end of this course, you will be able to land an entry-level Cybersecurity Analyst or Operations Technician with skills to:
- Apply the NIST risk management framework (RMF) to risk assessment scenarios
- Document risk mitigations and perform security compliance audits
- Take a security project all the way from conceptual requirements to technical implementation
- Apply modern cryptographic principles to protect data at rest and in transit
- Use data loss prevention (DLP) tools
- Perform threat analysis and threat modeling using various tools such as STRIDE, cyber kill-chain, and MITRE ATT&CK
- Explore DevOps, secure coding, and malware analysis
- Administer anti-malware systems and various security tools
- Analyze IT systems security with vulnerability scanning
- Perform a complete penetration test lifecycle
- Configure an intrusion detection/prevention system
- Act as a CSIRT in performing incident response operations and SIEM event monitoring as part of threat detection operations
- Deploy configure, and query a Splunk SIEM data collection system
- Oversee network security efforts using VPN and firewall technologies
- Required: Familiarity with algebra concepts
- Ops 301: Networking and Systems Administration
- Students with previous experience can test out of this requirement in their application. If you'd like to test straight into this course, please make sure you have experience with all of the topics listed on the Ops 201 and Ops 301 course pages.
Once you are accepted into the course, please complete the Ops 401 Prework.