Cyber Defense Analyst 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 Analyst Pathway is designed to prepare participants for a cyber defense analyst work role where they can use defensive measures and information collected from a variety of sources to identify, analyze, and report events that occur or might occur within the network to protect information, information systems, and networks from threats. Participants will also learn how to evaluate and implement security protocols and practices within their organization.

Cost
  • Free
Target Work Role(s)
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
Level
  • Entry Level
Delivery Format
  • Asynchronous Online
Start Date
  • Jan. 9, 2023
End Date
  • Sept. 3, 2023
Duration (in weeks)
  • 25 weeks
Industry Certifications Included
Digital Badges Awarded
  • Cyber Career Readiness
Prerequisites

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

Eligibility
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be a veteran, transitioning service member, or first responder.
  • 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.