MN Cyber Range Sentinels


The scenarios used in this workshop are advanced level scenarios, giving the analysts a chance to deal with complex cyber-attacks alongside their team members while practicing teamwork, escalation processes and advanced cyber security practices.  Further emphasis is on effective post-event communication and process review.

Length: 5 days (37.5 hours)

This training course has been designed for cybersecurity experts that already have a deep understanding of cyber threats in general.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand theoretical background for advanced SOC topics.
  2. Investigate the virtual scenario-driven environment using the MN Cyber Range training system.
  3. Discuss and debrief with the trainer about the solution of the scenario, including analyzing the results of the participants developing additional insights, mitigation plans and more.
  4. Develop special skills on key investigation tools.  This part is dynamic and might be changed based on remaining time and trainee’s prior knowledge.
  5. Develop understanding and appropriate response to 5-8 advanced threat vectors, including:
    • Killer Trojan
    • SQL Injection
    • Trojan Data Leakage
    • Java Applet Send Mail
    • DB Dump via FTP Exploit
    • Ransomware
    • Trojan Share Privilege Escalation
    • WMI Worm

Industry certification at the level of CompTIA CySA or 2+ years of related security experience are recommended

Participants are expected to have intermediate-to-advanced knowledge in:

Operating Systems: Windows & Linux

  • Windows & Linux Log Management
  • Windows & Linux Forensics
  • Windows & Linux Command Line

Networking & Logs

  • IIS Server Logs
  • .NET Reverse Engineering
  • Network Forensics

Understanding Cyber Security Concepts

  • Firewalls
  • IDS/IPS
  • Anti-Malware
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Playbooks/Runbooks

Price: $5,000.00

Inauguration Discount Price: $3,500.00 enrollment prior to June 1, 2018

Please Note:

  1. If you are Metro State alumni or a current student, you can qualify for 15% off the regular course price.  Visit our alumni page to sign-up for the discount code.
  2. If you sign-up through your workforce center, have your counselor contact us at 612-659-7230 prior to registering to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  3. If you are a business with three or more people taking the course, contact us to receive 15% off the regular course price.

Session on:

  • Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

If you want to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact kyle.swanson@metrostate.edu or info@mncyber.org

MN Cyber Range Guardians


This course includes both the technical and operational aspects of incident investigation.  On the technical side, the trainees will learn about tools and techniques used to investigate the network, and will practice the usage of these tools on the virtual environment.  On the operational side, the trainees will learn about working as a team, dividing the tasks of monitoring and investigating between the different team members, drawing conclusions from the gathered information and applying mitigation processes.

Length: 5 days (37.5 hours)

This training course is designed for cybersecurity personnel that already have some general understanding of cybersecurity threats.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Increase in threat knowledge level in the cybersecurity domain
  2. Develop cyber response skill set in a hands-on, scenario-based environment
  3. Develop decision making processes to be more efficient and faster in the face of authentic cyber incidents.
  4. Develop understanding and appropriate response to 5-8 threat vectors, including:
    • Web Defacement
    • SQL Injection
    • Apache Shutdown
    • DB Dump via FTP Exploit
    • Trojan Data Leakage
    • Java Sendmail
    • Ransomware
    • WMI Worm

Industry certification at the level of CompTIA Security+ or at least 1+ year of related security experience are recommended.

Participants are expected to have basic knowledge in:

Operating systems: Windows & Linux

  • Understanding of the operating systems in general
  • Windows & Linux Log Management
  • Windows & Linux Forensics
  • Windows & Linux Command Line

Networking & Logs

  • IIS Server Logs
  • .NET Reverse Engineering
  • Network Forensics

Understanding Cyber Security Concepts

  • Firewalls
  • IPD/IPS
  • Anti-Malware
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Playbooks/Runbooks

Price: $5,000.00

Please Note:

  1. If you are Metro State alumni or a current student, you can qualify for 15% off the regular course price.  Visit our alumni page to sign-up for the discount code.
  2. If you sign-up through your workforce center, have your counselor contact us at 612-659-7230 prior to registering to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  3. If you are a business with three or more people taking the course, contact us to receive 15% off the regular course price.

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Session on:

  • Fall dates to be posted in August 2018

If you want to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact kyle.swanson@metrostate.edu or info@mncyber.org

CompTIA A+


In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Length: 63 hours

The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician.  In addition, the course will help prepare students to achieve a CompTIA A+ Certification

  1. Describe and Understand personal Computer Components
  2. Describe and Understand Operating System Fundamentals
  3. Understand and Demonstrate PC Technician Professional Best Practices
  4. Install and Configure Peripheral Components
  5. Install and Configure System Components
  6. Maintain and Troubleshoot Peripheral Components
  7. Troubleshoot System Components
  8. Install and configure Operating Systems
  9. Maintain and Troubleshoot Microsoft Windows
  10. Understand Network Technologies
  11. Install and Manage Network Connections
  12. Support Laptops and Portable Computing Devices
  13. Support Printers and Scanners
  14. Understand Personal Computer Security Concepts
  15. Support Personal Computer Security

To be successful in this course, students should have the following skills and knowledge prior to registering:

  1. Familiarity with Windows®-based personal computers, including:
    • the ability to browse and search for information on the Internet
    • start up, shut down, and log on to a computer and network
    • run programs
    • move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer®
  2. Basic knowledge of computing concepts, including:
    • the difference between hardware and software
    • the functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems
    • how a computer network functions

Price: $1,900.00  Early Bird Pricing: $1,700.00 until August 14, 2018

Please Note:

  1. If you are Metro State alumni, you can qualify for 15% off the regular course price.  Visit our alumni page to sign-up for the discount code.
  2. If you sign-up through your workforce center, have your counselor contact us prior to registering to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  3. If you are a business with three or more people taking the course, contact us to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  4. The Institute for Professional Development does have a cancellation policy that you need to be aware of.

The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.

The CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows®, iOS®, Android®, Apple OS X® and Linux®.  It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.

The cost of the exams are included in the price of the course.

Session on:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. starting on September 4th through November 1, 2018 (63 hours total class time)

If your organization has at least 10 participants, and you desire to host the class at your site, please contact Beth Schaefer at 612-999-5834 or beth.Schaefer@metrostate.edu

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)


CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security.  CySA+ 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

All course materials including access to an exam simulator are provided.

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 CySA+ is ISO/ANSI 17024 accredited.

Participants will receive a voucher  for one attempt at the CySA+ Certification exam (CSO-001).

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner.

This course continues the career pathway for someone who has 3-5 years of experience working in the IT fields of security or system administration.  It provides knowledge used in the roles of Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) analyst, incident responder, auditory, information assurance technician and more.

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.

It is recommended for CompTIA CySA+ Certification candidates to have the following:

  • 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience
  • Network+, Security+, or equivalent knowledge

Price: $1,500.00 Early Bird Pricing: $1,350.00 until October 6, 2018

  • Course Texts: All course materials, exam simulator and exam voucher for CompTIA CySA+ (CSO-001)) are included.
  • Food: This course does not provide food or beverages
  • CEUs: 3.96
  • Location: Metropolitan State University Science and Education Center
  • Parking: Available in the Metropolitan State University ramp for a $5.00 daily fee

Please note:

  1. If you are Metro State alumni or a current student, you can qualify for 15% off the regular course price.  Visit our alumni page to sign-up for the discount code.
  2. If you sign-up through your workforce center, have your counselor contact us at 612-659-7230 prior to registering to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  3. If you are a business with three or more people taking the course, contact us to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  4. The Institute for Professional Development does have a cancellation policy that you need to be aware of.

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

IT Center of Excellence

Minnesota High Tech Association

Instructors may vary for this course.

Available Session:

  • Saturdays starting October 27 through December 8, 2018 (no class on Saturday, November 24, 2018) from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (6 hours with a 30 minute lunch break)

 

If you want to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact kyle.swanson@metrostate.edu or info@mncyber.org

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, as a whole including the physical security elements and operational security measures.

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

  • Length: 35 total hours

 

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).

Participants will receive a voucher for one attempt at the Security_ Certification exam (SYO-401).

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner.

This course continues the career pathway for someone who has 3-4 years of experience working in the IT fields of network or database administration.  It provides knowledge used in the roles of security analyst, security specialist, network security engineer and more.

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

To be successful in this course, participants should have the following skills and knowledge prior to registering:

  1. Basic Windows skills and fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts are required.
  2. CompTIA A+ and/or CompTIA Network+ Certification or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Practical industry experience in networking (e.g., work as a network administrator) is strongly recommended.

Price: $1,500.00 Early Bird Pricing: $1350.00 until three weeks prior to each start date

  • Course Texts: All course materials, exam simulator and exam voucher for CompTIA Security+ Certification exam (SYO-401) are included.
  • Food: This course does not provide food or beverages
  • CEUs: 3.96
  • Location: Metropolitan State University Science and Education Center
  • Parking: Available in the Metropolitan State University ramp for a $5.00 daily fee

Please note:

  1. If you are Metro State alumni or a current student, you can qualify for 15% off the regular course price.  Visit our alumni page to sign-up for the discount code.
  2. If you sign-up through your workforce center, have your counselor contact us at 612-659-7230 prior to registering to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  3. If you are a business with three or more people taking the course, contact us to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  4. The Institute for Professional Development does have a cancellation policy that you need to be aware of.

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

IT Center of Excellence

Minnesota High Tech Association

Instructors may vary for this course.

Available Sessions:

  • Saturdays starting September 8 through October 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (6 hours with a 30 minute lunch break)

or

  • Saturdays starting October 27 through December 8, 2018 (no class on Saturday, November 24, 2018) from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (6 hours with a 30 minute lunch break)

 

If you want to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact kyle.swanson@metrostate.edu or info@mncyber.org

CompTIA Network+


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12% job growth is expected in network and computer systems over the next seven years.  Additionally, CompTIA Network+ professionals are known to excel in their jobs.  53% of IT and business executives agree that certified staff perform at a higher level than non-certified staff; this according to the CompTIA International Technology Adoption and Workforce Trends report.  Global Knowledge’s IT Skills and Salary Report estimates the average salary of a Network+ Certified IT professional at about $74,000.  This course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of networking career.

Length: Approximately 35 hours of class time

This course pairs well with CompTIA A+ and Security+ as a complete certification ladder for developing cybersecurity professionals.

 

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This non-credit course will prepare you to take the CompTIA exam to earn the CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007).  This is a vendor-neutral and globally recognized industry certification.

Participants will receive a voucher for one attempt at the Network+ certification exam (N10-007).

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner.

This course continues the career pathway for someone who has 1-2 years of experience working in the IT fields of support, help desk or PC technician.

It provides knowledge used in the roles of network administrator, network technician, network installers and more.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic components of network theory.
  2. Identify the major network communications methods.
  3. Identify network data delivery methods.
  4. List and describe network media and hardware components.
  5. Identify the major types of network implementations.
  6. Identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
  7. Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
  8. Identify the components of a LAN implementation.
  9. Identify the components of a WAN implementation.
  10. Identify major issues and technologies in network security.
  11. Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
  12. Identify major issues and technologies in disaster recovery.
  13. Identify major data storage technologies and implementations.
  14. Identify the primary network operating systems.
  15. Explore tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
  16. Describe how to troubleshoot network issues.

To be successful in this course, participants should have the following skills and knowledge prior to registering:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Practical industry experience (e.g., work as a network administrator) in networking is strongly recommended.

Price: $1,500.00 Early Bird Pricing: $1,350.00 until three weeks prior to each course start date

  • Course Texts: All course materials, exam simulator and exam voucher for CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007) are provided
  • Food: This course does not provide food or beverages
  • CEUs: 3.96
  • Location: Metropolitan State University Science and Education Center
  • Parking: Available in the Metropolitan State University ramp for a $5.00 daily fee

Please note:

  1. If you are Metro State alumni or a current student, you can qualify for 15% off the regular course price.  Visit our alumni page to sign-up for the discount code.
  2. If you sign-up through your workforce center, have your counselor contact us at 612-659-7230 prior to registering to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  3. If you are a business with three or more people taking the course, contact us to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  4. The Institute for Professional Development does have a cancellation policy that you need to be aware of.

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

IT Center of Excellence

Minnesota High Tech Association

Instructors may vary for this course.

Available Sessions:

  • Saturdays starting September 8 through October 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (6 hours with a 30 minute lunch break)

or

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays starting November 6 through December 18, 2018 (no class on Thursday, November 22, 2018) from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

If you want to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact kyle.swanson@metrostate.edu or info@mncyber.org