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Cloud, DevSecOps &

CyberSecurity

Training

Courses

Courses and internships

created by industry experts.

Each of our course tracks open doors directly to an IT career.

 
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There are over 500,000 unfilled positions in cybersecurity in the USA alone.

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Career Track Opportunities

IT Generalist

Help Desk, IT Support,  Assistant Analyst, IT Project Management, IT Business Liaison, IT Administration $45-60K/ year.

Cloud Specialist

Cloud Engineer, Cloud Developer, Cloud Consultant, Data Engineer, Software Architect, Cloud Product Manager, Assistant Engineer, Cloud Operations Specialist, Cloud Security Specialist  $60-90K/ year

DevSecOps Specialist

DevSecOp Engineer, Build Engineer, DevOps Software Developer, Application Security Engineer, Automation Architect  $65-145K/ year

CyberSecurity Specialist

Security Engineer, Security Administrator, Security Operating Center Specialist, Security Software Developer, Data Security Analyst, Governance Risk Compliance Analyst  $55-150K/ year

Salary estimates are based upon market, your experience, and aptitude.

 

Three steps to move ahead in your tech career

 

Assessment

& Interview

We work with you to determine your best starting point.

Applicants with IT knowledge base go directly to Cloud Specialist, DevSevOps, or CyberSecurity Tracks

Coursework

Coursework is deliverd by

Videos and Readings

Live Webinars & Office Hours

Peer Collaboration

Projects and Practice Exercises

INTERNSHIP

Each track includes an internship to make sure you are proven job ready with work history on your resume.

Open Workspace

The IT Generalist, Cloud Specialist, DevSecOps and CyberSecurity Specialist Tracks each build on one another, starting with IT Essentials.

Qualified applicants can go directly to Cloud Specialist, DevSecOps or Cyber Security Tracks

Students can work in IT Positions during Cloud & CyberSecurity Courses.

Students with IT foundations can go directly

to Cloud Engineering, DevSecOps or Cybersecurity courses.

Entry

Assessment

& Interview Determine

Where You

Start

Cloud Specialist Track

w/Cloud Security Focus

Work as a Cloud Specialist or proceed to the CyberSecurity Track

Students with little or no IT foundation

start with IT Generalist Track

Work as IT Generalist or proceed to Cloud Essentials track

Course Details

Accelerated IT Essentials Curriculum

 

  • Intro. to Project Management

  • Business Communications

  • IT Essentials

Business Communications (2 Credit- 30 contact hours, 2 hours per week)

Effective communication skills are critical for success in any organizational environment.  Participating in this course to learn essential communication skills in today’s accelerated, demanding IT working environment.  Acquire practical skills, within a corporate communication skills framework.   Taught through a combination of lectures, case-studies designed to provide our students best practices, applicable immediately for presentation and building business relationship.  Course topics covers how to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience, the principles influencing using communication, assertive vs passive communication, tactful approaches to deliver unexpected news.  Using communication skills to effectively manage expectation and deescalate and remediate conflicts

 

 

Intro to Project Management (2 credit, 30 contact hours, 2 hours per week)

Project management is an expected professional skill for managers and specialists alike in all disciplines. While information technology advances driven by global competition and new technologies, the utilization of project management is expanding wherever an organization needs to achieve performance objectives within scope, cost, and time constraints.  As an entry level, this course provides a conceptual and operational foundation for further study and practice.  Topics include:  theoretical underpinning of project management, working vocabulary of project management terms and acronyms, survey of project management knowledge areas and practices.

 

IT Essentials (6 credits, 90 contact hours = 6 hours per week)

To start a successful career in the fast-pace, dynamic information technology (IT) industry requires a solid foundational understanding of IT concepts and basic working knowledge.  This intensive, overview course will explore various components of IT and how these integrate as a system to support business functions and process in an organization.   The course content will survey both hardware (computers structure and peripherals) and software core components (operating systems, application), and role of IT system functions, ethical and security issues etc.  This course will examine the purposeful integration of these components, which encompasses these components mentioned above improves the business aspects of an organization, including both internal and external communication, resource sharing, cross-department collaboration, information management and adherence to ethnical practices.

 

Cloud Computing Essentials Curriculum

with Cloud Security Focus

 

  • Project Management I

  • Technical Communications

  • Cloud Essentials

 

Technical Communication (2 credits, 30 contact hours, 2 hours per week)

An information technology professional’s workdays often filled with complex and detailed-oriented tasks.  While having the skills and talent to perform those functions is what takes to be successful in a technical field, IT professionals are also required to know how to adjust their messaging to different audiences, articulate the importance of their works in terms that are easy to understand, and deliver instruction and document procedures performed. Emphasis on use of rhetorical analysis, computer applications, collaborative writing, and usability testing to complete technical communication tasks in the workplace.

 

Project Management (2 credits, 30 contact hours, 2 hours per week)

Learn ready-to-use practice essential project management skills to help you mitigate time, budget, quality, and scope constraints. Determine product scope through effective identification of requirements, assess and manage stakeholder expectations, identify and manage risks, and meet quality standards while navigating change requests. Examine important aspects of IT projects, including communication needs of virtual teams, security, and testing. Learning topics also include practical user cases with agile methodology ls success to deliver optimal business value for involved IT projects.

 

Cloud Essentials (3 credits, 45 contact hours, 3 contact hours per week)

Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, including applications, compute, storage, database, networking, analytics and intelligence capabilities without direct active management by the user.  The cloud computing technologies has transformed and shaped IT modernization as businesses adopt this elastic, scalable, switched-on ready capabilities to enhance growth.  This foundational course provides an overview of cloud concepts and models, explain object overview of cloud concepts, common cloud services and architecture.  It also covers virtualization from the technical and business angles. With hands-on labs, participants’ practice and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as virtual machines, networks etc. This course also helps to reinforce the business application aspects working on flexible infrastructures and platform services. 

Security Essentials Curriculum

  • Project Management I

  • Technical Communications

  • Security Essentials

 

Technical Communication (2 credits, 30 contact hours, 2 hours per week)

An information technology professional’s workdays often filled with complex and detailed-oriented tasks.  While having the skills and talent to perform those functions is what takes to be successful in a technical field, IT professionals are also required to know how to adjust their messaging to different audiences, articulate the importance of their works in terms that are easy to understand, and deliver instruction and document procedures performed. Emphasis on use of rhetorical analysis, computer applications, collaborative writing, and usability testing to complete technical communication tasks in the workplace.

 

Project Management (2 credits, 30 contact hours, 2 hours per week)

Learn ready-to-use practice essential project management skills to help you mitigate time, budget, quality, and scope constraints. Determine product scope through effective identification of requirements, assess and manage stakeholder expectations, identify and manage risks, and meet quality standards while navigating change requests. Examine important aspects of IT projects, including communication needs of virtual teams, security, and testing. Learning topics also include practical user cases with agile methodology ls success to deliver optimal business value for involved IT projects.

Security Essentials (3 credits, 45 contact hours, 3 contact hours per week)

Become the in-house cybersecurity expert helping organizations managing IT processes effectively and securely. This course provides a survey of practical, security related knowledge from information security, risk management, data asset security, security engineering, secure communication and network security, identity and assessment management, security audits and assessments, penetration testing and ethnical hacking methods, security operations, application development security topics.   This course helps participants to develop expertise in defining the security architecture and in designing, building and maintaining a secure business environment to the organization where participants serve.  It will also include exercises to practice applying proactive threat intelligence and vulnerability information on real-life threat scenarios and formulate timely security response processes in a corporation setting.  

Fulfilling, inspiring and financially rewarding careers.

Join the frontline of technology, creativity and cyberdefense.

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Minnesota Institute of Technology

4951 West 77th Street, Suite 8, Edina, MN 55435

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