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: High School Early College
January 2024: High School Early College
Registering students through January 24th.
Want to get a head start on learning about cybersecurity? We provide two early college offerings for high school students to develop cybersecurity knowledge and skills.
Intro to Cybersecurity (ITS 130) provides an online early college option for high school students to
explore cybersecurity topics and opportunities for careers. Students will develop a foundational
understanding of cybersecurity and its relation to information and network security. Upon completion of the course, students will earn 3 University of Montana college credits.
The Cybersecurity Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) is a set of 4 courses (12 credits) that provides
students with an entry-level credential that can lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree in
Information Technology. This certificate program can be completed in 1 to 2 years for high school
students. Upon completion, students receive special recognition indicating completion of an NSA-approved Cybersecurity Center of Academic Excellence program of study.
All courses are eligible for the 1-2-FREE program. For the Cybersecurity CTS courses, once a student has used their 1-2-FREE benefits, CyberMontana will pay for additional credits hours leading to the
completion of the CTS Program. CyberMontana will also provide one voucher to be used towards the CompTIA Network+ and CompTiA Security+ Industry Recognized Credential exams to students upon completion of the program.
To get started with an early college course, contact Kristal (email@example.com).
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.
Start Your Cyber Career
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.
Our jump-start Cyber Rapid Training CTS Program (CTS) in Cybersecurity is an online, 10-15 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.
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
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
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.