Cyber Security CORE Technical Training Program

CORE Foundation of Network, Infrastructure and Information Security prepares students to become an EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker

The Cyber Security Core Technical is a 10 week or 20 weekend immersive boot camp training program

Our (approved) CORE program is your direct path to a cyber security career. This 400-hour immersive curriculum includes six courses with certification exams, extensive hands-on skill building, guided product training, career prep and project portfolio. 

Cyber Security Core Technical students graduate with the sought after knowledge and trade-craft for immediate employment as tier 1+ security engineers, ethical hackers, network analysts and more. The evolution from general IT to cyber security can take five to 10 years. The CORE does it in as little as 10 weeks in a full-time program.

Core

 CompTIA A+ Certification prepares students to maintain and configure PCs and devices, basics of networking, troubleshooting software and hardware issues, and customer support. 

Network +

CompTIA Network+ Certification teaches the fundamentals of network architecture, network operations, network security, troubleshooting and industry standards, practices and network theory. 

 

Infrastructure

Linux Fundamentals provides students with essential skills to be proficient at the Unix of Linux command line.  Introduction to Programming teaches students to design, wrtie, debug and run programs encoded in the Python language, and understand the basic concepts of software development technology. 

Information Security

Earn EC-Council Certified Network Defender to protect, detect and respond to threats on a network. Provides a fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies, software technologies to learn how networks operate, understand what software is automating and how to analyze the subject material.  Network defense fundamentals, the application of network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, secure IDs, VPN and firewall configuration, intricacies of network traffic signature, analysis and vulnerability scanning. Learn to design network security policies and successful incident response plans. 

Ethical Hacking.

Immerse yourself into the hacker mindset to earn EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker. Learn to defend against future attacks. Scan, test, hack and secure systems through the five phases of ethical hacking and the ways to approach your target and succeed at breaking in every time. Reconnaissance, Gaining Access, Enumeration, Maintaining Access and covering your tracks. 

Modules

Hours of instruction

Hours of labs

Full Time or Evening Schedules

The CORE program is available in both full time and evening schedules. All upcoming cohort start dates can be found on the Academy Calendar. Click the tabs below to view daily schedules.

Full Time Schedule

THE CORE FULL TIME PROGRAM MEETS M-F OVER 10 WEEKS AND INCLUDES 200 HRS. OF THEORY AND 200 HRS. OF HANDS-ON LABS.

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Part-Time Schedule

THE CORE PART-TIME PROGRAM MEETS TWO EVENINGS PER WEEK PLUS SATURDAYS (OPEN LAB TIME) OVER 40 WEEKS (4 X 9 WEEK QUARTERS WITH 2-3 WEEK BREAKS) AND INCLUDES 200 HRS. OF THEORY AND 200 HRS. OF HANDS-ON LABS.

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The Academy supports a full range of Financial Aid, Income Share Agreement, Scholarship, Education Loan and local Grant Programs for CORE students. Follow the links below for details on each option.

Are You Ready?

The following are recommended characteristics for CORE applicants. None of these is absolute and we encourage all potential students with general alignment to these criteria to apply for our programs.

Personal Attributes

  • Natural interest in programming and/or computer networks
  • Determined to excel at what you do
  • Clever and analytical

Technical Experience

  • Technology Curiosity

Education

  • Technical and analytical ability trump formal education
  • AS, BS or MS in: Comp Sci, Math, EE or related

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