Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist Pathway

Metro State University

About This Program

MSU CyberSkills2Work offers a nine-month, intensive training program designed to grow a diversified cybersecurity workforce with focus on roles such as cyber defense analyst, cyber defense infrastructure support specialist, knowledge manager, network operations specialist, system administrator, systems security analyst, technical support specialist, and vulnerability assessment analyst. The program delivers eight pathways in an asynchronous, online-learning environment and provides training, certification, free exam vouchers, mentoring, a career skills workshop, and assistance with job placement for military personnel, transitioning first responders, veterans, and minorities. This program is offered at no cost to selected participants.

About This Pathway

The Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist Pathway is designed to prepare participants for a cyber defense infrastructure support specialist work role where they test, implement, deploy, maintain, and administer the infrastructure hardware and software. This pathway is currently full and no longer accepting applications until fall of 2024.

Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be a veteran, transitioning service member, first responder, woman, military spouse, underrepresented minority, or government personnel.
  • Must have at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. (School transcripts of the highest level of education completed are required.)
  • Must have some IT or cybersecurity experience.

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with hardware and software and knowledge of working in a Windows environment.

Cost

Free

Target Work Role(s)

Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist

Delivery Format

Asynchronous Online

Level

Entry Level

Industry Certifications Included

Start And End Dates

  • 2024-01-08 -- 2024-06-09

Duration (In Weeks)

25

Pathway Courses

  • Cyber Career Readiness
  • CompTIA A+ Course and Exam Prep
  • CompTIA Network+ Course and Exam Prep
  • CompTIA Security+ Course and Exam Prep

Digital Badges Awarded

  • NCAE-C MSU CompTIA A+ Course and Exam Prep
  • NCAE-C MSU CompTIA Network+ Course and Exam Prep
  • NCAE-C MSU CompTIA Security+ Course and Exam Prep