- Vocational Cybersecurity Career Pathway Program
- Focused on job skills in two NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) areas:
- OPERATE & MAINTAIN: Provides the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security.
- PROTECT & DEFEND: Identifies, analyzes, and mitigates threats to internal information technology (IT) systems and/or networks.
- Program Level: Beginner to Intermediate Level
Program Length: 400 hours
Certifications: Four vouchers are made available for learners towards certifications listed below.
- CompTIA Server+
- CompTIA Linux+
- CompTIA Cloud+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Pentest+
- Recent graduates and transitioning career professionals seeking to enter the field of Cybersecurity
- IT professionals seeking to earn than certify in CompTIA credentials through hands-on Network simulations and Pentest scenarios
Job roles aligned to pathways:
Virtualization and Cloud (120 hours)
- CompTIA Server+ (40 hours): Essential hardware and software technologies of on-premise and hybrid server environments including high availability, cloud computing and scripting
- CompTIA Linux+ (40 hours): Configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system with a focus on security, storage & virtualization, git & automation, networking & firewalls, server side & command line, server coverage and, troubleshooting.
- CompTIA Cloud+ (40 hours): Infrastructure option for individuals who need to certify in Identity and Access Management (IAM) Level I, CSSP Analyst and CSSP Infrastructure Support roles.
Wired and Wireless Networking (120 hours)
- CompTIA Network+ (80 hours): Design and implement functional networks; Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices; Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks; Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations; Implement network security, standards, and protocols; Troubleshoot network problems, Support the creation of virtualized networks
- Networking Tools & Technologies (40 hours)
Security and Pentesting (160 hours)
- CompTIA Security+ (80 hours): core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls
- CompTIA Pentest+ (40 hours): Explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessments, Gather information to prepare for exploitation then perform a vulnerability scan and analyze results, Exploit network, wireless, application, and RF-based vulnerabilities, summarize physical security attacks, and perform post-exploitation techniques, Conduct information gathering exercises with various tools and analyze output and basic scripts (limited to: Bash, Python, Ruby, PowerShell), Utilize report writing and handling best practices explaining recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
- Pentesting Scenarios (40 hours): Complete challenges on https://root-me.org. Optionally, learners seek Professional Hacker Divergence Challenged (PHDC) evaluation - see below.