With the growing need for skilled Information Technology (IT) security or cybersecurity professionals, eligible Richmond-area IT professionals are encouraged to enroll in a training program to help them become certified and employed in the field.
Starting June 11 and running through Aug. 22, an 11-week, 99-hour training program will be offered three evenings per week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Stride Center at 1212 Broadway, Suite 400, in Oakland (just steps away from the 12th Street BART Station).
The training program aims to help IT professionals gain their CompTIA Security+, a globally trusted certification that covers the essential principles for network security and risk management. See below to learn what makes one eligible for this training program.
Along with in-depth training by experts in the fundamentals of IT network security and risk management, trainees will receive thorough test preparation for the industry-recognized CompTIA Security+ certification, extensive interview preparation, resume support, and job placement assistance.
“If you’re an IT professional with some experience who wants to catch an industry growth wave, obtaining a Security+ certification and moving your career into cybersecurity might be the right move for you,” according to the Stride Center. “As the Internet economy grows, so do the number and sophistication of cyber threats to the massive amounts of data stored globally.”
You would be eligible for this program if you:
Have High School Diploma or GED
Income level low to moderate
Are minimum 18 years old
You reside in the East Bay Area CA
Your professional goal is been self-sufficient through a Cyber-ICT career
You can legally work in USA
CompTIA Network+ Certified
OR have 2 years IT experience, and are CompTIA A+ (Any series) certified
OR did take Networking classes, and have 1-year networking experience
OR have 6 months IT experience, and are CCNA certified