The Cyber Security Program is designed for IT and non-IT professionals who are interested in transitioning their careers into cyber security. The program includes practical training, industry award and job placement support to help professionals secure a job in the cyber security industry.
The cyber security program can be taken in either 24 weeks part time or 12 weeks full time and is designed for career-driven professionals to transition into the cyber security industry. The program includes pre-work, intensive practical training, industry award and a job outcomes program in collaboration with industry partners. The course content has been tailored to give you the skills that are demanded by businesses in today’s rapidly evolving job market.
Remote learning is available for this program. The interactive remote format enabled by video conferencing technology is a rich and connected experience featuring virtual break-out rooms, shared screens, digital whiteboards, peer to peer collaboration and instructor support.
You can schedule a call with a Career Consultant to discuss this course.
Practical cyber security training is an essential requirement to practice as a cyber security professional. Learn from industry experts on how to defend from cyber-attacks and develop business solutions for businesses and government organizations including consulting techniques and simulating commercial projects. This means you will be ready to work as a cyber security professional.
Welcome to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Institute of Data's leading cyber security training program.
Learn in-demand skills to protect and secure businesses and government with education from the best cyber industry trainers.
The Cyber Security Program is a structured training course designed to help you develop the practical skills you will need, allowing you to progress into roles such as a Cyber Security Analyst, Penetration Tester or SOC (Security Operations Consultant). After completing the program, you will receive a Cyber Security Certificate of Completion from VCU and an Institute of Data Certificate of Achievement.
Hundreds of professionals choose the Institute of Data every year to prepare them for their future career after careful consideration of their desired career progression and to attain maximum return on investment for their education. Leading the future of the profession, the Institute of Data offers a collaborative and successful program, driven to ensure you have the best start to your career.
The program is designed to prepare students for real commercial work in the area of cyber security. It is focused on practical in-class training, labs and real-life projects.
The program trainers are actively working in the industry and will teach you how to practice cyber security in the real world. The curriculum is developed by the Institute of Data's Academic Committee with decades of experience working in cyber security.
The program results in a VCU Cyber Security Certificate of Completion and an Institute of Data Certificate of Achievement which signals to employers that you are ready to join the industry. Your resume and profile will be reviewed by your Job Outcomes team to give you the best possible chance of success.
The member network offers support and guidance from mentors and direct connections to the industry. You will connect with employers at both exclusive and public events held for alumni.
Students complete curated pre-work as an interactive online learning experience designed to prepare every student with the required skills and knowledge to complete all coursework and training.
Students undertake a professional in-classroom course from a team of expert industry trainers from leading consultancies and enterprises to acquire the most sought-after practical training in the country.
You will undergo a Job Outcomes Program through which will help position you for the best chance of a new job opportunity and/or internal promotion. Land a job in one of the most sought after fields in tech with the guidance of professional career coaches and access to our hiring network.
The Cyber Security Program uses competency based assessment through the completion of labs and a final capstone project. There is no formal exam. The capstone project is a real-life project and is assessed against the competency based assessment standards set by the Academic Board.
We'll help you transition into the cyber security industry. We have a 93% job outcome success rate within 180 days of graduation for active job seekers.