Charter Oak State College, recently added a Cybersecurity Workforce Education Program to its expanding offering of programs for the workforce. These non-credit courses are designed for working IT professionals, or professionals in related fields such as Health Information Management or Business Administration, who need to add or polish skills required for advancement in this rapidly growing area of Information Technology.
Ten self-taught modules are currently offered focusing on specific cybersecurity skill sets with courses such as Network Security Essentials, Securing Web Applications, Protecting Networks with Firewalls & VPNs, and Managing Information Security Risks, Threats & Vulnerabilities. Each course offers state-of-the-art labs tied to workplace readiness and teaches hands-on skills in a virtual lab environment where students practice and learn on live applications and software.
Cyber security jobs are currently ranked 17th of 100 Top Jobs in the U.S. and jobs in the field are expected to grow 20% year after year.