Develop Your Cyber Skills Through Our Programs
We provide cybersecurity education to learners of all ages, both technical and non-technical. Young learners can start with our STEM Summer Camps and progress to our Dual Enrollment offerings for high school students. Individuals looking to train for a career in cybersecurity can explore certificate and degree programs, while those already in the field can build their current skill set through professional development and upskilling. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from our security awareness training and learn best practices in computer and network security.
Spotlight Program: 2022 STEM Summer Camps
June 10, 2020 - Cyber STEM Summer Camps
The start of summer saw the start of our Cyber STEM Summer Camps for middle school students. Even those without background knowledge about computers or cybersecurity will benefit from the Cyber STEM Summer Camps.
These week-long cybersecurity camps engage students in hands-on, experiential learning activities. A variety of topics are covered, including cryptology, electronics, and cyber-sleuthing. Camps are offered in seven locations throughout the state: Billings, Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Miles City, and Missoula. College cybersecurity faculty lead each of the camps.
Our Cyber STEM summer camps provide students with a fun, engaging introduction to cybersecurity. We all know there are risks out in the technological world. Not everyone knows what those risks are, or that they can engage in these risks without even knowing it. Through hands-on, experiential learning activities students begin to learn how to protect themselves and others.
Throughout camp, students work with an external drive known as a Raspberry Pi. This drive will go home with each participant allowing them to apply what they have learned or learn more at home.
K-12 Cyber Education
No age is too young to start learning more about cybersecurity. Summer Cyber STEM camps for middle school students are held throughout the state, using hands-on activities to investigate topics like cryptography, password cracking, and geotagging.
Early College courses give juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn the basics of cybersecurity or to earn a Certificate of Technical Studies in Cybersecurity while completing their high school studies. We offer fully online courses that are eligible for Montana's One Two Free program.
Security Awareness Training
Protect Your BusinessCan you spot a phishing email?Do you use the same password everywhere?Do you use public wi-fi networks?Consider security awareness training for you and your employees.Almost 90% of data breaches are caused by human error*; the human factor is the weakest link. Security-aware employees are a primary line of defense in our interconnected world. We offer ongoing, focused training in cyber vigilance tailored to both employees & employers to help you establish best practices in security awareness.Our monthly, on-demand cyber security trainings address pertinent topics including:
- Securely managing your business devices including phones, laptops, and tablets
- Implementing proven safeguards in a work-from-home environment
- Improving your company's security of data and password information
Ongoing training can with pre-and post-training assessments can decrease human-triggered cybersecurity events and assist in meeting cyber liability insurance requirements.
Cyber Awareness Training
Start Your Cyber Career
1-year, 2-year, and additional CTS programs
Traditionally-paced coursework can lead to a 1-year Certificate of Applied Science in Computer Support, a 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology and Network Security as well as a CTS in Cloud Computing or Cybersecurity.Accelerated CTS in Cybersecurity
Our jump-start Accelerated Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) in Cybersecurity is an online, 12-credit, 12-15 week program that prepares students for an entry-level position as a network administrator or computer systems analyst. Completers are prepared for the CompTIA Security+ and Network+ certification exams which align with the U.S. Department of Defense-approved credentials for cybersecurity-related positions.
Montana Code School
Cyber Workforce DevelopmentAre you looking to build on your existing cybersecurity knowledge base? We have programs to help you grow!Through our education partnerships, CyberMontana offers over 1,900 training modules/courses/hands-on labs/assessments covering 90+ IT/Cyber topics, such as:
- Cyber Defense Infrastructure
- Cloud Administration
- Intrusion Detection
- Digital Forensics
- Penetration Testing
- PCI DSS Compliance
Workforce Development Training Options
Multiple certification preparation options are available, including:
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Network+
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Montana Cyber Range exercises
- Modular training