Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, has announced the establishment of its Cybersecurity Academy. Set to open this month, the academy will provide specialized skills development and practical experience for students to successfully complete examinations for recognized information technology certifications. The academy is committed to cultivating training opportunities for veterans and others from Maryland’s diverse populations to help meet the workforce needs of the industry.
The 16-week intensive courses will concentrate on the following certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician, and InfoSec Ethical Hacker. Cohorts of 20 students will progress through the five courses, leading to certifications in key areas needed in the cybersecurity profession. An a-la-carte option will be available to people who want to take individual courses to meet their needs.
After earning the certifications, students will be ready to compete for high-demand technology employment opportunities in fields such as computer programming, cyber intelligence, cyber risk and strategy analysis, and digital forensics engineering.