Cybersecurity Workshops at the University of Louisville

Skills Collaborative

 

Enter Cybersecurity and Advance as a Cardinal

Join a program made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense - especially calling all active duty, reserve and National Guard military, veterans and their dependents! - Start or Boost your Cybersecurity Career with the University of Louisville's workshop-to-exam certification program, specifically geared towards DoD and Federal contractor employment opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.

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Register for the November 1st CCNA Workshop

 

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CardHax Capture the Flag (CTF) - Press Release


C4 Project Team Releases Cybersecurity Certification Report: What Our Gap Analysis Revealed About Employer Needs

What Our Gap Analysis Revealed About Employer Needs

Cybersecurity Workshops

Prepare for certifications that employers like the Department of Defense value most, through on-line and instructor-led workshop-to-exam formats:

Cybersecurity Experiences

Gain the experience necessary to compete for cyber positions at leading security agencies:

  • Train in our Cyber Range
  • Engage with renown faculty and industry experts
  • Participate in our Hack-A-Thon (Capture the Flag) events; Our next CTF is scheduled for November 13th 2021!

Cybersecurity Career Community

As a valued partner with the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, an office of the Governor of Kentucky, you will:

  • Develop a cyber workforce network
  • Benefit from Cardinal career center membership

A Unique Cybersecurity Program

Enrollment in the program offers you access to nationally-renowned faculty, workshops that prepare you for high-demand and high-paying cybersecurity jobs, and critical experiential training opportunities like our virtual cyber range. All program workshops are competency-based, meaning learners can complete them at their own pace. We expect most program participants to complete program activities within 12 months of beginning.

We are invested in your success - speak with us today!
Program Director, LTC (USA, RET) Thomas Krupp at thomas.krupp@louisville.edu
Program Coordinator, Jacqueline Zubiate j0zubi01@louisville.edu

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Your Cyber Career

(ISC)2 estimates that the worldwide gap of qualified cybersecurity professionals is reaching nearly three million in the workforce. As demand for cybersecurity professionals grows, so too does their salary: the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the median wage for information security analysts in May 2018 was $98,500 per year, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that the number of open positions will grow by 32% for the next 8 years. In the Ohio Valley region alone (including Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois), hundreds of new, high-paying cyber jobs become available every single week, and most of these jobs require or prefer the certifications, which our workshops will prepare you to seek. Here are just a few of these positions:

Entry-level
(0-2 years of experience)
Advanced
(3+ years of experience)
Security EngineerSenior Security Engineer
Cyber Threat AnalystData Protection Security Analyst
Full Stack Security EngineerNetwork Architect
SOC AnalystDirector of IT Security Operations
IT Risk AnalystChief Information Security Officer

Curriculum & Program Offerings

Time-to-complete
The cybersecurity world moves fast, and we want to help you get prepared for a job, not get in your way. All of our programs are online and self-paced, meaning you'll be able to complete workshops on your own time and at your own pace. We expect most participants to complete each track in under 12 months.

Competencies
While employers want to see that you have the certifications which qualify you for a job, they also want to know you have the competencies to succeed in that job. As a participant in our program, you’ll learn how to master the most critical cybersecurity competencies, including:

  • Risk Analysis
  • Threat & Vulnerability Management
  • Security Architecture
  • Asset Security
  • Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • IT and IS Audit
  • Cloud Security
  • Research & Software Development
  • Mobile and Small Device Security
  • Cryptography & Encryption

Cyber Range
Participants will have access to a virtual cyber-range. It will be browser-based, allowing participants to use their own devices to access the range from anywhere. These ranges offer a space for participants to test their cybersecurity and problem solving skills in a mock real world environment, an opportunity to acquire more hours of experience in cybersecurity.

Hack-a-Thons
UofL is hosting a series of hack-a-thons in the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2021, where program participants will be able to engage and mentor junior high and high school students. This series will include two local events for 10 to 15 participants and one regional for 100 participants. By acting as mentors, this experience will be an opportunity for program participants to deepen and demonstrate their cybersecurity knowledge and skills.

Application Process & Requirements

While some certifications have different work experience requirements, applicants only need a high school degree or equivalent to enroll in our workshops. Application fees are currently waived for all applicants.

  1. Register Now
  2. Search for our next available workshops via: 1) The UofL C4 Project Website that you are currently on , 2) Eventbrite Website, 3) Receive updates when you register.
  3. Pay the fee via Eventbrite for your desired workshop.
  4. Receive Welcome Letter and Enrolment Commitment Form via email from the Program Coordinator. Read, sign and return the documents!
  5. Setup and maintain a LinkedIn professional profile for the duration of the course and adhere to LinkedIn’s provisions/terms/conditions of use.
  6. Complete a diagnostic survey tool (quiz) upon registration for the course. Your results will be used to learn more about your professional pursuits in determining future career and professional development offerings for the program.
  7. Complete the workshop by participating in all live sessions for the duration of the workshop.
  8. Complete all assigned (online) Linkedin Learning material.
  9. Once the workshop has ended (last live session held) and all Linkedin Learning material has been viewed, you will receive a voucher for online access to any practice exam material included in the workshop from the program manager/coordinator.
  10. Complete the provided practice exam and provide a passing score to the program manager/coordinator within 30 days of completion of the workshop.
  11. Once a passing score on the practice material has been submitted, schedule and complete an (online, live) exit interview with a University of Louisville faculty member.
  12. Once the exit interview is complete, the program manager/coordinator will issue your certification exam voucher with instructions on how to schedule your exam and redeem your voucher.
  13. Take your certification exam within 90 days.
  14. Provide your certification exam score back to the program manager/coordinator, which will be used for research purposes only.
Why is your feedback, exit interview and exam results important to the program?

The C4 project is a grant funded program intended to develop research-based cybersecurity higher education certification and degree programs, while continuing efforts in workforce development for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses, furthering Kentucky’s defense-related industry growth by raising the overall profile of Kentucky’s education and training to meet the defense industry’s workforce demands. Your participation in surveys and feedback requests will allow for research-based, quantifiable positive outcomes in the areas of student success (retention and persistence), employment, and career advancement for alumni of this program. We truly appreciate your help in doing so!

Program Costs

The University of Louisville offers competitive rates, with reduced rates for military that includes active duty military members, retired military members, and the spouses and children of military members. Military rates apply regardless of state residence.

  • There are no application fees for C4 certificate program students
  • Our certification exam preparatory workshops are not-for-credit and therefore ineligible for some forms of VA benefits.
  • Comp TIA Security + ($199.00)
  • Comp TIA IT Fundamentals ($49.00)
  • CCNA ($239.00)
  • CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker ($499)
  • Contact our Program Director, Tom Krupp thomas.krupp@louisville.edu or our Program Coordinator, Jacqueline Zubiate j0zubi01@louisville.edu to be advised as soon as our rates are finalized

UofL is veteran-friendly and veteran-ready

If you have questions about support services and programming for current and retired members of the military, feel free to reach out to Program Manager Thomas Krupp (thomas.krupp@louisville.edu).

This program is being implemented under a grant agreement with the University of Louisville, with financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the University of Louisville and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment.

For more information on the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs please click on the image below or go to www.kcma.ky.gov

Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs