The MN Cyber Academy provides candidates with the skills, knowledge and credentials required to successfully begin or advance in a career in the fields of Information Technology and Cybersecurity.
There is a severe shortage of IT professionals with the skills, certifications, and problem solving abilities necessary to meet Minnesota’s cybersecurity needs as well as the nation’s cyber defense challenges. This shortage is expected to persist for years, and represents a tremendous career opportunity for motivated individuals with the right skills and certifications.
Here are the top qualifications sought by every organization, large or small:
- Demonstrable technical skills in Systems Administration and Computer Networking
- DoD 8570 Certifications
- A recognized IT Industry Certification in systems or networking
- Strong problem solving abilities and communication skills
- High level of professionalism and willingness to work hard
MN Cyber Academy programs prepare participants for employment with government agencies, government contractors and commercial enterprises in the Midwest region. MN Cyber Academy programs are in response to industry’s need for qualified employees with the right certifications and problem solving skills to be effective in system support, computer network operations (CNO) and computer network defense (CND). While Cybersecurity is the primary focus, this program provides excellent preparation for work in any commercial or civilian IT organization.