Information Technology

Cyber Security


Year Up's Cyber Security curriculum provides students with an overview of computing systems and an understanding of the need and impact of cyber security for identifying threats and securing computer and network systems. Training includes background on the components of a personal computer, types and functions of operating systems, a fundamental introduction to network protocols, ports, and topologies, information security basics, techniques to assess security risks and secure computer and network systems, and tools to monitor and respond to security threats.


Industry Training Focus Areas

  • Computer Architecture & Systems Fundamentals
  • Computer Systems Administration
  • Technical Support
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Information Security Methodologies
  • Year Up’s Essential Skills Training

Industry Skills Development at a Glance: You'll Learn How To...

  • Monitor a security infrastructure; understand elements that make up an organizational security policy
  • Identify and explain common TCP and UDP ports, network protocols, and their purpose
  • Utilize features and techniques to secure network communications and to understand fundamentals of risk management and incident detection
  • Understand Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • Identify common causes of threats to network services, devices, traffic, and data

Essential Skills Development at a Glance: You'll Learn How To...

  • Communicate professionally in-person and over digital platforms by utilizing strategies, tools, and feedback to adapt to the environment
  • Participate in meetings by contributing to conversation and supporting with planning and follow up actions across a team
  • Navigate challenging situations by regulating reactions to display grit and maintaining a positive composure
  • Utilize common management, editing, and conference tools such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Zoom
  • Gather and analyze data to provide support to and generate ideas for a business
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth and maintain a well-formed resume

Training at Work: Typical Job Tasks

  • Assist with developing security policies and procedures (e.g. configure and support security tools such as firewalls and anti-virus software)
  • Create training materials and use tools (e.g. Zendesk, Remedy) to inform users of secure practices
  • Perform security upgrades, identifying and reporting abnormalities in network activity
  • Navigate basic computer hardware and execute queries to understand data

Path to a Career: Training-Enabled Role Pathways

  • Incident Monitoring & Response
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
  • Computer & Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Penetration Testing

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