Eastside Cyberforce Prime Application
The deadline for application is April 12, 2019.

Eastside Cyberforce Prime Application

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Eastside Cyberforce Prime Program

The Eastside Cyberforce Prime is a free entry-level training program for the field of cybersecurity and information technology. No prior experience is needed and successful graduates of the program will be considered for employment by partner employers such as IP Secure and TriStar. Graduates will also be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Science Cybersecurity program at Hallmark University.

The Cyberforce Prime program will be held at the Ella Austin Community Center at 1023 N Pine St., San Antonio, TX 78202. Actual class times will be determined based on the student cohort need, and program capacity is 16 students. Applicants who successfully complete the introductory IT Fundamentals certification course will be admitted into the Cyberforce Prime program, which is an 8-week boot camp style course designed to achieve in-demand IT certifications (Network+ and Security+). The introductory IT Fundamentals course will be available after successfully completing all application requirements and can be completed at Hallmark’s facility at Ella Austin Community Center (with a facilitator) or on the applicant’s computer with internet access.

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Benefit of doing this?

Upon successful completion of the Cyberforce Prime program, besides the opportunity to earn in-demand IT certifications, graduates will be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Science Cybersecurity degree program at Hallmark University and receive job interviews from IT employer partners such as IP Secure and TriStar. Any earned certifications during the program will result in applicable course credit being applied upon enrollment into an associate or bachelor IT degree at Hallmark University.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as technology advances, the need for skilled workers increases. The future of the IT industry is bright, as employment is expected to grow more than three times faster than the average growth rate of all industries combined.

www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-2/careers-in-growing-field-of-information-technology-services.htm

Admissions Process and Requirements

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of introductory IT Fundamentals course/certification
  • No felony within last 10 years
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Acceptance Considerations

Individuals who complete the application requirements above will be admitted into the Cyberforce Prime program, up to the first 16 students.

This program is open to students of all ages with a focus on individuals between the ages of 18 and 30.

The deadline for application April 12, 2019.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Cyberforce Prime program, besides the opportunity to earn in-demand IT certifications, graduates will be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Science Cybersecurity degree program at Hallmark University and receive job interviews from IT employer partners such as IP Secure and TriStar. Any earned certifications during the program will result in applicable course credit being applied upon enrollment into an associate or bachelor IT degree at Hallmark University.

The Cyberforce Prime curriculum will train students for in-demand professional certifications Network+ and Security+.

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Certifications

Network+

Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify the benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

Security+

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.