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

Inauguration Discount Price: $3,500.00 for 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, June 18 through Friday, June 22, 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