The Department of Computer Science is offering Marquette University students, independent of academic program or college affiliation, an opportunity to apply for training in cybersecurity. Through a grant provided to the Department of Computer Science by ULINE, students will be provided 1-year unlimited access to the Infosec Skills training platform. The Infosec skills training platform provides more than 600 courses, 160 online labs, and 1,000 hours of online training. Access to training will be administered through the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense.
Infosec provides learning paths that feature preparation for prominent industry-recognized cybersecurity certifications such as COMPTIA Security+, COMPTIA Network+, COMPTIA Certified Advanced Security Professional (CASP), COMPTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), ISACA Certified Information Security Manager, Cisco Certified Network Manager (CCNA), (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and more. The certifications require passing an exam and many require work experience. The cost of the exam is not included in the opportunity that we are offering. The value of the scholarships is over $400.
- Students must have an intention of studying in a Marquette computing-related discipline (undergraduate or graduate school program) for 2 years (the 1-year of training and one additional year).
- Students must agree to complete at least 3 learning paths, COMPTIA Network+, COMPTIA Security+, and COMPTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) during the 1-year access to the Infosec Skills platform.
- Students must have an intention to actively participate in the Cyber SUSS (SOC, UEBA, SIEM and SOAR) Lab and the activities of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense in the year following access to training.
To apply for this 1-year training opportunity students must,
- Submit a letter of recommendation from a Marquette faculty member or cybersecurity professional
- Submit a Statement of Purpose that includes description of eligibility (including credits remaining until completion of the academic program and GPA) and thoughts about cybersecurity career goals after completion of the academic program.
- Submit a Qualifications Statement that documents academic courses and other computing and cybersecurity related experiences that indicate they have acquired knowledge skills and abilities related to cybersecurity careers.
- Submit the full application via email to Dr. Tom Kaczmarek, Thomas.Kaczmarek@marquettte.edu
If you have any questions about the available training, eligibility, the CYBER SUSS Lab, or the application process, please contact Dr. Tom Kaczmarek, Director Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense. Thomas.Kaczmarek@marquettte.edu or 248-797-4541 or 414-288-6734