Curriculum

The Program

  1. Prerequisite
    (Any item a. through d. or a combination)

    a. A++ Certification
    b. Linux Certification
    c. Network Administration
    d. CCNA Certification
    e. Computer Technical Support (2 years)

  2. Phase 2

    Comprehensive overview of the current Cyber Security Ecosystem (w/9 topic areas).

    a. Foundations of Cyber Security
    b. Data Security
    c. Network Security
    d. Computer Security
    e. Application Security
    f. Security Operations
    g. Physical Security
    h. Mobile Security
    i. Social Engineering

    At the beginning of Phase 2 each student will be assigned a USB memory stick. Loss of the USB memory stick is immediate grounds for washing out of the Cyber Security Academy. Other reasons for washing out of the Cyber Security Academy include tardiness and the lack of professional behavior. BCCC students who complete Phase 1 are not automatically enrolled into the Cyber Security Program. Acceptance into the Cyber Security Program is by invitation only.

    The reason we are requiring this level of professionalism is because we are prepping potential cadets to work in secure government environments. This is not a promise of employment upon completion of the BCCC Cyber Security Program. But a frank and honest clarification of what is expected of Cyber Security Academy students from BCCC Continuing Education Department.

    There is a screening process (drug, background check etc.).

  3. Phase 3 is where the rubber meets the road! Phase 3 consists of 30 hands on four hour Cyber Security Labs where you will learn how to use current hacker tools (software & hardware). What better way to understand your adversary  than to learn his tools. Evaluation is based on the completeness of your virtual portfolio! Cyber Security Students must attend 95% percent of all classes and labs to successfully complete the Cyber Security Program. This means if you are absent more than six cumulative hours from a lab or a class you washout of the program. If you are not serious about pursuing a career in Cyber Security this may not be the program for you. If you can’t attend classes consistently this is not the program for you.

  4. At the beginning of Phase 4 each student will be assigned an ethical hacking device. With this device students will meet the challenge of solving six briefs designed to test knowledge accumulated in Phase 2, and Phase 3 of the Cyber Security Program. Each brief will be completed in one week. Failure to complete a brief is grounds for washing out of the program. The program will provide Cyber Security tutors and 24 hour online tutorials to help you become successful in the program. BCCC Continuing Education Department expects a high rate of success because of it’s pre-screening and tutoring processes.