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UMBC Training Centers Cybersecurity Academy Announces
New Certificate Programs

Cybersecurity training essential to fill qualified positions and protect our national infrastructure

COLUMBIA, MD – April 2, 2013 – UMBC Training Centers ( announced today multiple, new Cybersecurity Academy certificate programs. Thousands of cybersecurity professionals are needed to protect our national infrastructure. The Cybersecurity Academy at UMBC Training Centers is playing a critical role.

The Cybersecurity Academy provides highly-focused skills training and practical experience to address the cyber workforce training needs of the military, the intelligence community, federal civilian agencies, and the commercial sector in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Cybersecurity Academy includes four certificate programs: Cyber Foundations, Cybersecurity, Cyber Development and Cyber Operations. Utilizing Rapid Applied Learning (RAL) – a UMBC Training Centers exclusive – these certificate programs combine multiple skills training and hands-on problem solving guided by expert instructors to create high-impact learning. The skills mastered in the programs prepare participants with immediate, on-the-job effectiveness to tackle real-world situations.

"Cyber threats are one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation," says Homer Minnick III, Director, UMBC Training Centers Cybersecurity Academy. "The Cybersecurity Academy is playing a critical role in meeting the needs of the growing cyber workforce, as it is imperative these individuals are properly trained. Program participants will leave the program prepared to analyze complex network architectures and identify significant security flaws and threats through penetration testing, to ultimately determine the overall security postures of those networks."

The most anticipated program, Certificate in Cyber Operations, starts June 24. Cyber Operations features a rigorous curriculum that delivers a focused set of skills reinforced by multiple industry certifications, including CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). This program is closely aligned with the recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) release of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework.

About UMBC Training Centers
UMBC Training Centers ( is the premier provider of technical, engineering and professional skills training in the Mid-Atlantic region, extending the instructional excellence of UMBC to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Their exclusive Rapid Applied Learning (RAL) combines skills training and hands-on problem solving, guided by expert instructors, to create high-impact, individualized learning. Founded in 2000, UMBC Training Centers is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.

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