CyberMontana is the State Hub for Cyber Workforce Education

Grow your cybersecurity skills with us in Montana. 

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

    July 24, 2022 – Cyber Rapid Training CTS Program

    The Summer 2022 term launched our Cyber Rapid Training CTS Program for adult learners. Students in our summer cohort are now in week 10 of this 12-15 week accelerated program.

    This online program is designed for adult learners interested in pivoting into entry-level job roles in the fields of IT and cybersecurity. This short-term academic track is also well-suited for those already positioned in entry-level job roles in these fields, but who are interested in reskilling/upskilling through academic and industry-recognized credentialing and associated career progression opportunities.

    The CTS program is 4 courses (12 credits) that cover basic networking, operating systems, ethical and legal issues, communication, and cybersecurity. Students completing the CTS curriculum are prepared to earn the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ industry recognized credentials. These align with the U.S Department of Defense Information Assurance Technology and Management job categories.

    The CTS curriculum integrates current Career Readiness Competencies established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) to aid students in their journey to becoming career ready and provide for gainful employment upon exit from the program.

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    Program Spotlight: Cyber Rapid Training CTS Program

     

  • K-12 Cyber Education

    STEM Summer Camps

    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.

    STEM Summer Camps


    Dual Enrollment

    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.

    Dual Enrollment

  • 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.

    1-year, 2-year, and additional CTS programs 
     

    Our jump-start Cyber Rapid Training CTS Program (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.

    Accelerated CTS in Cybersecurity

     

    Montana Code School

    If you're interested in coding, the Montana Code School offers 18-week bootcamps for either Front End or Back End Software Developers. Depending on the focus area, students learn JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, and AJAX, among other skills and technologies during the three-course sequence.

    Montana Code School

  • Cyber Workforce Development

    Are 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 
    CYBER WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

     

    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

    CyberMontana Partnerships

  • Security Awareness Training

    Protect Your Business

    Can 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

    *Tessian, 2020. The Psychology of Human Error. 

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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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