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CyberMontana is the State Hub for Cyber Workforce Education

Grow your cybersecurity skills with us in Montana. 

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Upgrade your cybersecurity skills by earning industry-recognized certifications.

Many businesses require their employees to align their skills and certifications with the U. S. Department of Defense 8570 matrix for Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) positions involving:

  • Technical activities such as securing networks and  computers
  • Management activities such as ensuring cyber compliance
  • Information Assurance Architecture and Engineering
  • Cyber Security Service Provider

Do you need to work on your certifications? Get in touch with us and we can help you get started.

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The Montana Cyber Range

Hands-on interactive cybersecurity training for individuals and teams

Our flexible, multi-system Cyber Range exercises give trainees the opportunity to practice cybersecurity incident identification, analysis, and remediation on virtual networks that mirror real-time operating environments. From small single- or dual-node scenarios to large segmented multi-node configurations, the Montana Cyber Range is a great place to build and refine your cybersecurity skills.

Scenarios are Linux- or Windows-based, and participants gain experience with industry-standard tools including Security Information and Event Management (SIEM: Splunk, QRadar, ArcSight); Firewall Management (Palo Alto, pfSense, Check Point); Network Traffic Inspection (Wireshark); as well as operating-system-specific utilities.

Many activities are designed for a single user working asynchronously. Others are team-based (accommodating up to 10 participants for an optimal learning experience) and are guided by a facilitator. Available exercises and topics include:

  • Network and Firewall Configuration
  • Cryptology
  • Threat Analysis
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Digital Forensics
  • CentOS, Ubuntu, and Kali distros
  • Packet Capture and Traffic Analysis
  • Risk Analysis
  • Reconnaissance and Network Scanning
  • Intrusion Detection
  • MITRE ATT&CK Techniques
  • SOC Analyst Training

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Upgrade your Cybersecurity Skills by Earning Industry-Recognized Certifications

CyberMontana preparatory training to earn over 30 industry recognized cybersecurity-related certifications in 13 of the 14 Department of Defense Cybersecurity Workforce categories. Individuals interested in certification enroll in and complete a given course, and then take the associated certification test. Testing vouchers are available either bundled with the course or as a separate purchase from the vendor.

About CyberMontana

Funded by the Montana State Legislature during the 2021 session, CyberMontana is a statewide
initiative providing cybersecurity awareness, training, and workforce development for businesses and residents of Montana.

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