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*Our courses cover the CompTIA CySA+ content. Our students may choose to test for these certifications after successfully passing our program. We will pay for the first attempt to pass the certification, any subsequent attempts will be paid for by the student.
Course 1: Fundamentals of Computer Concepts & Networks This course will provide students with a general understanding of how computers function in the world today. Students will gain an understanding of how these computers operate and connect through various systems and technologies. This course will allow students to progress into the Introduction to Cybersecurity and Cryptography course.
Course 2: Introduction to Cybersecurity & Cryptography The internet has changed dramatically, so have the activities that are dependent on it in some shape or form. Understanding the need for security, its influence on people, businesses and society, as well as business drivers is critical. This course also covers malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities common to the world of security, as well as access controls and methods to assess and respond to risks. Hands-on labs accompany the various concepts that are taught.
Course 3: Cyber Controls, Threats & Vulnerabilities This course provides students with a solid understanding of various types of physical and logical cyber threats common today. The importance of anonymity is heavily discussed throughout the class, as well as various types of social engineering methods and attacks.
Course 4: Emerging Technologies in Cyber Security Privacy and security are two of the most important topics in this new world of technology. In order to confront and overcome many of the technological challenges we now encounter, we must be familiar with the various types of threats and attacks that impact the world today. It is imperative to understand the fundamentals of the cyber concepts and topics. The objective of this course is to understand the various issues we have that relate to cyber defense methods and mechanisms.
Course 5: Digital Forensics & Incident Response This course will cover many different areas and is designed for those with no prior knowledge in Digital Forensics but who actively use computers and want to step into this field of cybersecurity. The course contains weekly hands-on labs/forensics challenges that are hosted in virtual Windows and Linux computers. Students taking the course will learn how to: clone media, calculate a hash, analyze an operating system, recover deleted files, detect hidden data within a file system, and analyze network traffic. In addition to the technical topics, students will also learn about Ethics in regards to Digital Forensics and legal aspects such as chain of custody and litigation.
Course 6: Essentials of Information Security Management This course introduces the broad domain of information security management. The course's goal is to make the students exposed to as many information security management topics as possible in 8 weeks. Technical vulnerability management, risk analysis, management & mitigation, compliance, business impact analysis, and incident response are among the topics covered in this course. Students practice all of these security management topics by completing lab assignments and reinforce their knowledge in discussions each week.
Become the driving force against the potential cyber threats in your organization. Westcliff prepares students to effectively identify, evaluate, and mitigate cybersecurity threats. Cybersecurity is an essential component of every organization. The risks involved in a cyberattack include loss of data, intellectual property, brand equity, and possible legal ramifications. Understanding how cyber attacks happen is your best defense against them.
Classes will be taught online, one evening during the week.
No. Our bootcamp is designed to train you from the introductory level.
You will complete hands-on labs to ensure you have the skills to recognize, identity, and mitigate cyber attacks.
Each class meets for 2 hours a week, the days vary.
Convenient scheduling makes this perfect program for full-time working professionals. Students will attend a live class with the instructor from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on one weeknight.
The program is held fully online. However, once conditions improve with COVID-19 and regular classes return to campus, we may offer the program on campus as well.
Yes, it does. Upon completion of the Bootcamp program, Bachelors, and Master students will receive 15 credits toward their degree program, and Doctorate students will earn 12 credits. However, Bachelor students receiving financial aid will be required to take IT 100 (3 credits) as a co-requisite course when they begin the program.