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IT Support & Security Fundamentals

IT Support & Security Fundamentals

APPRENTICESHIP: Cybersecurity Support Tech

IT Support & Security Fundamentals offers the opportunity to earn the CompTIA A+ certification while equipping you with knowledge of networking and fundamental security concepts through hands-on learning. With this course, you can fill a wide range of early career technology jobs such as Tier I/II Helpdesk, Support Technician, Jr. System Administrator, and Associate Network Engineer, among others. Additionally, after each course, a small group of learners can engage in live cybersecurity tactical exercises at Metropolitan State University’s award-winning Cybersecurity Center.

Starting salaries vary, but the average is approximately $42,000 per year. Check out CyberSeek to learn more about Cybersecurity Pathway and the job titles and salaries that can be earned by building your career in this sector.

Certifications:

Learning Targets:

  • Proficient use of Splunk (SIEM), IDS/IPS and OSI modeling 
  • Endpoint Detection Response (EDR) systems 
  • Network Protocols and packet analysis tools 
  • Hands-on experience with Red & Blue teams 
  • Ransomware simulations on Metro State Cyber Range

 

Tuition-Free IT Support & Security Fundamentals Training

Begin your Security, Networking, or Desktop Support career learning the fundamentals through hands-on instruction covering core concepts and technologies.


Industry Recognized Certifications at No Cost

Unlock your career potential and showcase your job readiness to employers by earning the CompTIA A+ certification for free.


Free Technical Training In Only 16 Weeks

Rigorous instructor-led cybersecurity training includes hands-on activities using real-world servers, tools, and technologies.


Professional Development Growth Opportunities

Our Career Coaches prepare you with the tools to secure a role in the tech sector. Beyond your resume and LinkedIn profile, the curriculum tunes into your Pairin profile to develop your professional and leadership strengths.

2024 Course Details

July 22 – November 7
(Kickoff: July 19)

November 25 – March 26, 2025
(Kickoff: November 22)

Length: 16 Weeks

Schedule: Mon-Fri (9am – 4pm)

Location: Hybrid | Online instruction plus face-to-face Professional Development days

CompTIA A+ offered

Connect to a Paid Apprenticeship

Tuition-Free!