Cyber Defense Certificate

Providing hands-on experience and a pathway to immediate, entry-level employment in the high-paying, burgeoning field of cybersecurity

The Program

This program is accelerated, comprised of several industry-standard certifications, offered in a cohort format, modular, and competency based. Completed coursework, industry certifications, and prior learning may be eligible for credit. Upon completion, students will have earned industry certifications and a Certificate in Cyber Defense. They will have the knowledge and skills to apply for jobs such as Computer Network Defense Analysts, Network Administrators, Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Technicians, and Systems Administrators. Those who choose to further their education can articulate to four-year institutions that have agreements with Harford Community College.

Harford's Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.http://

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Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in cybersecurity is expected to increase by 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Additionally, the 2015 Burning Glass Job Market Intelligence report indicates that job postings for cybersecurity positions have grown three times as fast as overall IT jobs and command an average of $6,500 more in annual salaries.

Paying for the Program

If eligible, financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private), institutional financing plans, local workforce investment boards, or VA benefits.  Click here for current tuition rates.

Cyber Info for Veterans

Harford Community College is excited to offer our veteran members valuable opportunities and resources from the Department of Homeland Security that can help them transition into their next mission: a rewarding career in cybersecurity. Click here to download a Cybersecurity Training and Education Guide for Veterans.

Why Cyber?

Is This Program Right For Me?

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Are you available for evening classes between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.?

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Are you at least 18 years of age and eligible to work in the United States?

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Are you TAA Displaced, Unemployed, Underemployed, a Veteran or spouse, or a Minority?

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Are you able to commit to a rigorous course schedule and complete the full program?

You are eligible for this program if you can answer yes to these questions.

  REQUIRED COURSES
ISS105
Intro to Cybersecurity
CIS102 Intro to Information Sciences
CIS135 Intro to Networks (Net+)
CIS114

ISS222
Intro to Computer Support (A+)
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Computer Forensics
CIS104 Computer Operating Systems
CIS210 Fundamentals of Network Security (Security+)
CIS211 MS Windows Server Operating System
CIS110 Intro to UNIX/Linux (Linux+)
ISS111 Cisco 1
ISS220 Strategic Infrastructure Security
ISS112 Cisco 2 (CCENT)
ISS221 Network Defense and Countermeasures
 

Interested?

Download Application

Contact:

Christine Brown, Career Navigator
443-356-0363 | chbrown@harford.edu


Harford Community College is a partner with Cyber Pathways across Maryland (CPAM), a collaboration of fourteen community colleges tasked with creating a statewide pipeline of qualified individuals in Cybersecurity. This program is funded by a TAACCCT grant which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

This workforce product was funded by grant #TC-26466-14-60-A-24, awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. 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.

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