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Skill Development – Select Entry Level Training Program

VetsinTech and our partners such as Palo Alto Networks will hold free classes in cybersecurity – specifically relating to veterans and emerging cybersecurity challenges. Some of our major partners include:

  • Palo Alto Networks, EDU-210: Firewall Essentials (PANW – links to Eventbrite created now, showing in right column)
  • Cisco, CCNA Certification (CyberVets)
  • Facebook, Cybersecurity University (See VetsinTech + Facebook Eventbrite)
  • Splunk, Fundamentals I and Fundamentals II
  • InfoSec Institute, Security + (See VetsinTech + Infosec Eventrbrite to register for classes April-Aug 2019)
  • Symantec, Security Awareness Service (SAS)

Upcoming Events

Wed 19

VetsinTech SF by DraftKings Web Dev Training

February 3 @ 6:30 PM - February 27 @ 8:30 PM PST
Wed 19

VetsinTech / Cisco CCNA Certified Scholarship (REGISTRATION)

February 7 @ 5:00 PM - February 24 @ 9:00 PM PST
Sat 22

VetsinTech Tampa Meetup!!

February 22 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Tue 25

VetsinTech Las Vegas Entrepreneur Event!

February 25 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Thu 27

VetsinTech RSA Reception with Craig Newmark

February 27 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Fri 28

FEB SF Web Dev Graduation

February 28 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST
Mar 03

VetsinTech Phoenix Employer Event @AXON!!

March 3 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST
Mar 04

Women VetsinTech Sacramento Networking

March 4 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Mar 10

VetsinTech North Carolina Employer Event @Red Hat!!

March 10 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Mar 12

VetsinTech Atlanta Chapter Soft Launch!!

March 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Mar 13

VetsinTech Austin SXSW Happy Hour & Employer Event!!

March 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Mar 16

VetsinTech Cybersecurity Palo Alto Networks Reston, VA

March 16 @ 8:30 AM - March 20 @ 5:00 PM EDT
Mar 19

VetsinTech Portland Chapter Soft Launch!!

March 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Mar 19

VetsinTech NYC Employer Event!!

March 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Mar 25
Apr 03

VetsinTech: The Invasion in Silicon Valley 2020

April 3 @ 6:00 PM - April 5 @ 1:00 PM PDT
Apr 20

VetsinTech SF Security+ Bootcamp

April 20 @ 9:00 AM - April 24 @ 5:30 PM PDT
Sep 14

WVIT Cybersecurity Palo Alto Networks Seattle, WA

September 14 @ 8:30 AM - September 18 @ 5:00 PM EDT

Veterans should read our course descriptions for a better understanding of the training provider, course description, required proficiency level, and related work role and specialty area.

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ViT CourseDescriptionProficiency LevelNIST Framework CategorySpeciality Areas
Palo Alto Networks Training - EDU-210

Why: Learn the capabilities and proper configuration and management of next-generation firewalls
Palo Alto Networks is a leading cyber security platform that includes advanced firewalls and cloud-based offerings (endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and more). The company has more than 54,000 customers including over 85 of the Fortune 100.

EDU-210: Firewall Essentials - Configuration and Management will include four days of selected modules, followed by the ACE (Accredited Configuration Engineer) exam, which is based on that course. That would be a five-day overall commitment, and vets attending would exit class with an ACE accreditation they can add to their resumes.

Note: This class is open to all veterans who have experience in IT, Networking, or CCNA certifications.

Most entry-level students will benefit from taking Network+ or Security+ prior to taking EDU-210.
-Operate and Maintain
-Securely Provision
-Computer Network Defense Analysis
-Network Services-System Administration
Cisco CCNA Certification

Why: Proficiency in computer networking

Cisco is a global technology leader that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products.The Cisco CCNA is exam is aimed at those who already have experience with routers and basic level networking skills. The course provides knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.

Most entry-level students will benefit from taking Network+ or Security+ prior to taking CCNA. CCNA is challenging.
-Operate and Maintain
-Securely Provision
-Network Services
-Systems Security Architecture
Facebook Training

Why: Learn the foundations and complete hands-on labs in web security
Facebook is a leading technology company having to protect the personal information of over two billion users around the world.

Facebook has teamed up with to teach veterans who are currently students or experienced professionals with some CS/IT background or has a CS degree, the fundamentals of Cybersecurity.

Training includes many hands-on challenges: XSS (Cross-Site Scripting), CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery), SQLI (SQL Injection), CTF (Capture The Flag) competition, and more.

Note: Students should have introductory knowledge of:
1) engineering and programming.
2) web applications and web development,
3) middleware such as web servers and databases.

Also they should be pursuing courses or have prior experience related to computer science that includes:
1) fundamental CS concepts such as data structures and algorithms,
2) hands-on programming/scripting experience,
3) application development and design
-Protect and Defend
-Operate and Maintain
-Systems Security Analysis
-Network Services
-Vulnerability Assessment and Management
-Computer Network Defense Analysis
Splunk Training

Why: Learn to use Splunk tool for security monitoring
Splunk is a leading cyber security company that produces software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data. More than 15,000 customers in over 110 countries use Splunk solutions, including 89 of the Fortune 100. Two training courses are available to get started with using Splunk.

Fundamentals I: This course teaches you how to search and navigate in Splunk, use fields, get statistics from your data, create reports, dashboards, lookups, and alerts. Scenario-based examples and hands-on challenges will enable you to create robust searches, reports, and charts. It will also introduce you to Splunk's datasets features and Pivot interface.

Fundamentals II: This course focuses on searching and reporting commands as well as on the creation of knowledge objects. Major topics include using transforming commands and visualizations, filtering and formatting results, correlating events, creating knowledge objects, using field aliases and calculated fields, creating tags and event types, using macros, creating workflow actions and data models, and normalizing data with the Common Information Model (CIM).

Splunk Fundamentals I is a good introduction to operating the Splunk platform.

Most entry-level students will benefit from taking Network+ or Security+ prior to Splunk.
-Operate and Maintain
-Securely Provision
-Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support
-Network Services
-Systems Security Analysis
Security+ Certification

Why: Entry into security
Security+ course was developed for the current Security+ exam, in addition to teaching concepts and techniques that are valuable to the workplace. Topics covered in the course, and competencies tested on the exam include network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. This course includes several reinforcing video demonstrations as well as a practice quiz.Basic

Security+ is a good entry-level course for most students who are exploring a career in cyber security, although, taking Network+ beforehand is advised.
-Protect and Defend
-Operate and Maintain
-Computer Network Defense Analysis
-Systems Security Analysis
-Vulnerability Assessment and Management
Symantec - Security Awareness Service (SAS)

Why: Build your awareness since users are often targeted
Symantec’s Security Awareness Service (SAS) provides online training, using videos, to educate computer users/employees on common user-oriented attack scenarios.

Phishing emails and social engineering the most common attack vectors today. These videos may spark your interest in an area while also providing security awareness training related to: Passwords, Humans Factors, Privacy, Phishing, Data Protection, Backups, Insider Threats, and more.
Most Basic
-Protect (Awareness Training)N/A