CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+)


CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security.  CSA+ validates critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats.

Courses are face-to-face, and attendance is required.

  • Length: 35 total hours. See registration tab for course schedule options.

This is the fourth non-credit course in the free intensive cybersecurity training course series for qualified applicants.

Other courses include:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+

Qualified applicants receive free training that includes learning materials, hand-on labs, and exam vouchers for CSA+ and Network+.

Veterans, underrepresented groups, and career changers are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

Training is provided through funding made available from the National Security Agency (NSA) (Grant#: H98230-17-1-0329), the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Grant#: 1539715), Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, and MnCyber.

This non-credit course will prepare you to take the CompTIA exam to earn the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification.  This is a vendor-neutral and globally recognized industry certification.

CompTIA CSA+ is ISO/ANSI 17024 accredited.

Although the exam is not part of the course; participants will receive an exam voucher that can be used to register with CompTIA at no cost.

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

The target spplicant is someone has CompTIA Security+ certification, has completed CompTIA Security+ training or has equivalent work or life skills.

For the free intensive cybersecurity training course series, applicants should be a veteran, from an underrepresented group, or career changers.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

Gain the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Configure and use threat detection tools
  2. Perform data analysis
  3. Interpret results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization.
  1. Participants must have a one of the following:
    • A CompTIA Security+ certification or
    • Taken the CompTIA Security+ course
    • A CISSP certificate or
    • Pass the sample CompTIA Network+ test – attend the required information session to register for this sample test.
  1. To be admitted to the cybersecurity training program, participants must attend a required informational session.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

  • Price: Due to funding provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, there is no cost to take this course for qualified applicants selected by Metropolitan State University faculty.
  • Course Texts: Provided
  • Food: No food or beverages will be provided
  • Location: Metropolitan State University, Science Education Center
  • Parking: Ramp for a $5 daily fee

Register for a required informational session at http://bit.ly/MnCyber

Looking for credit courses in cybersecurity?  Check out Cybersecurity Minor at Metro State

IT Center of Excellence

Minnesota High Tech Association

Spring Weeknight Track Option:

  • May 8 – June 7, 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • A required exam prep and career coaching session on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

All classes will be held at the Science Education Center (SEC) building in room 121.

Steps for registration:

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at faisal.kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

CompTIA Security+


In this non-credit course, you will build on your knowledge and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. This is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, devices and traffic, including the physical security elements and operational security measures for your organization as a whole.

Courses are face-to-face, and attendance is required.

  • Length: 35 total hours. See registration tab for course schedule options.

This is the third non- credit course in the free Intensive Cybersecurity training course series for qualified applicants.

Other courses include:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA CSA+

Qualified applicants receive free training that includes learning materials, hand-on labs, and exam vouchers for CSA+ and Network+.

Veterans, underrepresented groups, and career changers are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

Training is provided through funding made available from the National Security Agency (NSA) (Grant#: H98230-17-1-0329), the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Grant#: 1539715), Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, and MnCyber.

This non-credit course will prepare you to take the CompTIA exam to earn the CompTIA Security+ Certification.  This is a vendor-neutral and globally recognized industry certification.

CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17204 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements.  It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

The exam is not part of the course; participants will need to register and pay for the exam with CompTIA.

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

The target participant is someone who has CompTIA Network+ Certification, has completed CompTIA Network+ training or has equivalent work or life skills.

For the free intensive cybersecurity training course series, applicants should be a veteran, from an underrepresented group, or career changers.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

Gain skills and knowledge to:

  1. install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices
  2. perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques
  3. participate in risk mitigation techniques
  4. operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations
  5. ensure data and systems confidentiality, integrity, and availability
  1. Participants must have one of the following:
  • A CompTIA Network+ certification or
  • Taken the CompTIA Network+ course or
  • Pass the sample CompTIA Network+ test – attend the required information session to register for this sample test.
  1. To be admitted to the cybersecurity training program, participants must attend a required informational session.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

  • Price: Due to funding provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, there is no cost to take this course for qualified applicants selected by Metropolitan State University faculty.
  • Course Texts: provided
  • Food: No food or beverage is included in the price of this course
  • Location: Metropolitan State University Science Education Center 
  • Parking:   Ramp for a $5 daily fee

Register for an informational session at http://bit.ly/MnCyber

Looking for credit courses in cybersecurity?  Check out the Cybersecurity Minor at Metro State.

IT Center of Excellence

Minnesota High Tech Association

Spring Weeknight Track Option:

  • April 3 – May 3, 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • A required exam prep and career coaching session on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

All classes will be held at the Metropolitan State University Science Education Center (SEC) building in room 121.

Steps for registration:

If you have not previously attended an informational session, sign up for the required information session.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

CompTIA Network+


For those seeking a career in networking, CompTIA Network+ covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

 Courses are face-to-face, and attendance is required.

  • Length: 35 total hours. See registration tab for course schedule options.

This is the second non-credit course in the free intensive cybersecurity training course series for qualified applicants.

Other courses include:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA CSA+
  • CompTIA Security+

Qualified applicants receive free training that includes learning materials, hand-on labs, and exam vouchers for CSA+ and Network+.

Veterans, underrepresented groups, and career changers are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

Training is provided through funding made available from the National Security Agency (NSA) (Grant#: H98230-17-1-0329), the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Grant#: 1539715), Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, and MnCyber.

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This non-credit course will prepare you to take the CompTIA exam to earn the CompTIA Network+ Certification.  This is a vendor-neutral and globally recognized industry certification.

CompTIA Network+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements.  It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Although the exam is not part of the course, participants will receive an exam voucher that can be used to register with CompTIA at no cost.

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

The target applicant is someone who is an entry-level computer support professional with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wishes to increase his or her knowledge and understanding networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wishes to prepare for the ComptTIA Network+ certification.

For the free intensive cybersecurity training course series, applicants should be veterans, from an underrepresented group, or career changers.

Competencies:

  1. You will learn to identify:
    • basic components of network theory
    • major network communications methods
    • network data delivery methods
    • major types of network implications
    • components of a TCP/IP network implementation and their service deployment
    • components of LAN and WAN and remote network implementation
    • major issues and technologies in network security and disaster recovery
  2. You will be able to list and describe network media and hardware components
  3. You will explore tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network
  4. You will learn to describe and troubleshoot network issues
  1. Participants need one of the following to qualify for the course:
  • Have successfully completed the CompTIA IT Fundamentals course or
  • Have a CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification, or
  • pass the sample CompTIA Fundamentals+ test – attend the required information session to register for this sample test.
  1. To be admitted to the cybersecurity training program, students must attend the required information session.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at faisal.kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

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  • Price: Due to funding provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, there is no cost to take this course for qualified applicants selected by Metropolitan State University faculty.
  • Course Texts: Provided
  • Food: No food or beverage will be provided
  • Location: Metropolitan State University Science Education Center
  • Parking: Ramp for a $5 daily fee

Register for an informational session at http://bit.ly/MnCyber

Looking for credit courses in cybersecurity?  Check out the Cybersecurity Minor at Metro State.

IT Center of Excellence

Minnesota High Tech Association

Available Sessions:

Weeknights

  • February 20 – March 22, 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • A required exam prep and career coaching on session on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Weekend

  • February 24 – March 24, 2018 on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • A required exam prep and career coaching session on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Steps for registration:

If you have not previously attended an informational session, sign up and attend one of the required informational sessions.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

CompTIA IT Fundamentals


Non-Credit Courses are face-to-face, and attendance is required.

  • Length: 35 total hours. See registration tab for course schedule options.

This is the first non-credit course in the free Intensive Cybersecurity training course series for qualified applicants.

Other courses include:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA CSA+
  • CompTIA Security+

Qualified applicants receive free training that includes learning materials, hand-on labs, and exam vouchers for CSA+ and Network+.

Veterans, underrepresented groups, and career changers are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

Training is provided through funding made available from the National Security Agency (NSA) (Grant#: H98230-17-1-0329), the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Grant#: 1539715), Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, and MnCyber.

This non-credit course will prepare you to take the CompTIA exam to earn the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification.

The exam is not part of the course; participants will register and pay with CompTIA.

This certification is good for life and does not need to be renewed.

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

The target participant is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician.

For the free intensive Cybersecurity training course series, applicants should be a veteran, from an underrepresented group, or a career changer.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

In this course, you will learn to:

  1. install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, and troubleshoot personal computer hardware
  2. perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems
  1. Participants must attend a required informational session http://bit.ly/MnCyber
  2. Participants taking this course need one of the following:
  • High school diploma
  • GED
  1. Before taking the course, participants need to successfully complete the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

Note: information on how to complete the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment is provided at the required information session.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.

  • Price: Due to funding provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, there is no cost to take this course for qualified applicants selected by Metropolitan State University faculty.
  • Course Texts: provided
  • Food: No food or beverage will be provided
  • Location: Metropolitan State University Science and Education Center
  • ParkingRamp for a $5 daily fee

Register for the required informational session at http://bit.ly/MnCyber

Looking for credit courses in cybersecurity?  Check out Cybersecurity Minor at Metro State.

IT Center of Excellence

Minnesota High Tech Association

Available Sessions:

Evenings Track:

  • January 9 – February 8, 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Science Education Center (SEC) building in room 121.

Weekend Track:

  • January 6 – February 3, 2018 on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Science Education Center (SEC) building in room 121.

Steps for registration:

  1. Sign up and attend a required information session.
  2. Receive an application link at the information session.
  3. Complete the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment.
  4. Once qualified, you will receive a link to register for one of the sessions

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at Faisal.Kaleem@metrostate.edu for any questions.