Training staff must have the required education and experience to appropriately teach the program content. Examples of education and experience include, but are not limited to, certificates and/or degrees from postsecondary institutions; certifications from industry-recognized agencies, and practical work experience in, or in a field closely related to, the career fields the program prepares students to enter. MedCerts confirms each training staff member’s academic background and work experience to ensure they are qualified to teach in the program.
This program prepares current and future IT professionals for a career in cybersecurity, with a focus on "defensive" strategies to protect an organization from risk. Additionally, students are trained in the proper response to threats and attacks by applying environmental reconnaissance techniques like OS fingerprinting, email harvesting, and social media profiling using tools such as Nmap, Netstat, and syslog. Students also learn to analyze the results of network reconnaissance and recommend or implement countermeasures. This program is designed for those wanting to obtain the CompTIA CySA+ certification.