University of Charleston Awards Credits for Students Earning ETA’s Cybersecurity Credential

I’m excited to have a signed partnership between ETA and UCWV enabling us to help train today’s and tomorrow’s cyber warriors

Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risks stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards. The demand for an experienced and qualified workforce to protect networks and information systems has never been higher. To develop a more resilient and capable cyber nation, ETA® International (ETA) and the University of Charleston West Virginia (UCWV) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to develop a highly-skilled cybersecurity workforce across industry and government.

Effective cybersecurity workforce development with ETA’s Information Technology Security (ITS) can help organizations more efficiently and effectively recruit qualified cybersecurity professionals.

Under the School of Business and Leadership, the University of Charleston West Virginia (UCWV) offers a Bachelor’s of Science in Cybersecurity with a mixture of academic and practitioner-level certifications. A combination of foundational courses (28 hours), Cyber prerequisite courses (nine hours), Cyber required courses (nine hours), Cyber elective courses (15-18 hours), minor selection (18 hours), and general electives worth 38 hours round out the total Bachelors of Science in Cybersecurity degree. ETA’s ITS could be taken as a junior-level cyber elective that would earn the student three college credits.

“I’m excited to have a signed partnership between ETA and UCWV enabling us to help train today’s and tomorrow’s cyber warriors,” said Matthew D. Gonzalez, PhD, CEH, CHFI, PMP, Cyber Program Director, UCWV. He added, “Our program combines certification training while achieving college credit at the same time so that students can become marketable and knowledgeable to become a part of the cyber workforce!”

UCWV graduates will be prepared to contribute to and lead others in quickly-evolving dimensions of Information Technology (IT) related to cybersecurity. In alliance with The National CyberSecurity Workforce Framework, UCWV graduates will be prepared for a variety of careers in the rapidly growing industry of cybersecurity.

Potential job opportunities, according to The National CyberSecurity Workforce Framework and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), include but are not limited to: Information Security Analyst, Information Systems Security Engineer, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Administrator, Engineer or Technician, Network Administrator, Computer Crime Investigator, Cyber Trainer and Chief Information Security Officer. The DOL’s O*NET Online rates Information Security Analysts as a Bright Outlook career with projected job growth predicted…

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