Funding from the Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland program, a grant program administered by the Maryland Department of Labor, will be utilized to deliver cutting-edge cybersecurity training to State employees. In partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor and Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), EARN grantee BCR Cyber will provide training to State employees.
Training requests are only for State Employees at this time. Requirements are as follows:
Employees who were not selected for prior Cyber Range training sessions,
Minimum satisfactory PEP rating, and
Whose IT role has direct or indirect responsibility for maintaining cybersecurity within their departments.
All training sessions will be conducted virtually. All testing will be conducted in person. Training and testing is free (one exam attempt) for individuals selected to participate.
The Incumbent Training Session provides cybersecurity training and preparation for the CompTIA Security+ certification. The Security+ certification is an industry standard that demonstrates the trainee has the knowledge and skills required to securely administer and manage IT / cyber systems. Trainees will receive training in installation, configuration, and system management. Training topics include network devices, security appliances, threat basics, applications, and networks. The training material prepares students for threat analysis activities and outlines many risk mitigation techniques. This course includes a review of many cyber-attacks, including a general description of the attack, implementations, detection techniques and attack mitigation.
The Advanced Incumbent Training session will train, test, and certify state employees who have more than five (5) years of IT experience for the Certified Information Security Systems Professional Certification (“CISSP”), an advanced International Information System Security Certification Consortium (“(ISC)²”) certificate which is required for efforts involving the design and implementation of most government IT systems architectures.
Training will be approximately five (5) weeks in length with two (2) hrs per day.
If chosen to participate in this training opportunity:
- Manager approval will be required to proceed in the process.
- It is expected that all work to support the state will still need to be completed during the weeks of training.
- A subsequent application form that captures certain demographic data will need to be completed. Participants may also be required to provide data upon completion of training.
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