The demand for workers who are trained in cybersecurity is greater than ever before, as is the desire to get into IT security courses. From operating systems and mobile devices to firewalls and the cloud, this course prepares you with the skills you need to enter this ever-growing field as a cybersecurity analyst. Topics like interviewing skills and customer service are covered as well.
Cybersecurity professionals are paid about 9% more than other IT workers. And if you have certain security certifications, your salary will be even higher.
LOTS OF OPPORTUNITY
Business is booming for cybersecurity workers in Colorado! Over 100 cybersecurity businesses including Red Canary, ProtectWise, Asbio, and Webroot plus the National Cybersecurity Center and military bases are looking for people with cybersecurity skills and knowledge.
- 17 weeks, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- 4 days of technical training and 1 day of professional development each week
- Hands-on experience and workplace exposure
- Tuition, materials, and hardware at no cost
- Career counseling and connections to employment opportunities
- Check out the course syllabus for more details.
We are not currently offering a course in Cybersecurity. Please check back regularly and join our mailing list in order to be notified when we open new course offerings.
Q: What kind of jobs can I get after completing the IT Support & Security Fundamentals course?
A: Cybersecurity experts are needed in a wide range of businesses, from smaller organizations to global companies. You might also seek employment as a vulnerability tester or security auditor for a company that provides digital security services. With the CompTia A+ certification you will also be able to pursue any early career IT role such as Tech Support Representative, IT Specialist, etc. Starting salaries vary, but the average is approximately $42,000 per year.
Check out My Colorado Journey to learn more about the Cybersecurity Pathway and the job titles and salaries that can be earned by building your career in this sector.
Q: What professional certifications can I earn in the Cybersecurity course?
A: Students have the opportunity to obtain the CompTIA A+ certification in the pre-apprenticeship course. During the apprenticeship, candidates have an opportunity to earn additional certifications including Network+ and Security+
How is the pre-apprenticeship different than the apprenticeship?
The pre-apprenticeship training course provides candidates with Day 1 skills and certifications they need to get started in the apprenticeship. They will have knowledge of cybersecurity concepts and are prepared to put them to use in a real-work context. The pre-apprenticeship is dedicated to full-time study for 15 weeks. This is unpaid training.
How is an apprenticeship different than an internship?
The key things that distinguish an apprenticeship from an internship are that they are longer-term, paid experiences that provide structured learning experiences and mentorship that lead to industry-recognized credentials and ideally, a full-time employment offer. Additionally, apprenticeships are not exclusive to college students but can count toward college credit.
Am I guaranteed placement into an apprenticeship?
While we cannot guarantee your placement into an apprenticeship, we have numerous employer partners interested in interviewing graduates of the ActivateWork pre-apprenticeship training for year-long apprenticeships. The employers also have a goal of hiring these apprentices into full-time roles upon the completion of the apprenticeship. If you are not hired for an apprenticeship, ActivateWork will continue to work with you to help you secure full-time employment after graduation.