Cyber Security Program
Prepare yourself to pass globally-recognized Computing Technology Industry Association
(CompTIA) certifications: A+, Network+ and Security+.
"CompTIA certifications help to train and identify qualified, knowledgeable employees and match them with employers who
The A+ exam is designed to prepare students for an IT career by exposing them to the hardware and software used in enterprise and small office environments. There is a strong emphasis on troubleshooting and IT Professionalism.
The Network+ is an exam that covers a multitude of topics in networking theory. The exam covers physical devices, VLAN’s, Wireless, Subnetting, Routing and Switching, as well as troubleshooting.
The Security+ builds off of all that is learned in A+ and Network+ as you learn how to secure the networks, systems, and hardware. This class has a focus on measuring risk, and the many types of defenses used to mitigate common security attacks.
Gain skills for a career in:
All training will take place at St. Petersburg College’s EpiCenter: 13805 58th St. North, Clearwater, FL 33760.
Financial Assistance Available:
Our program costs include tuition, books and the first attempt at a certification exam.
Based on eligibility requirements set forth by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), you could be qualified to receive this training free of cost with tuition assistance.
Aid Eligibility Requirements:
WIOA Adult Eligibility
To be eligible to receive WIOA services as an adult in the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs, an individual must:
- Be 18 years of age or older;
- Be a citizen or non-citizen authorized to work in the us;
- Meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (males only); and
- Be a Pinellas County resident.
Dislocated Worker or Laid-off Worker Eligibility:
- You have been laid off or you have received official notice of layoff from your current job as a result of permanent closure or substantial layoff at a plant facility or enterprise and are unlikely to return to your previous industry or occupation due to current economic conditions.
- You are eligible for receiving or have exhausted your unemployment compensation benefits.
- You have been providing unpaid services to a family member in the home and have been dependent on the income of another family member but are no longer supported by that income, and you have been unemployed or underemployed and are experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.
- You are a self-employed and have lost your contract or business earnings due to the economic downturn and have been unable to find employment or replace your business earnings in Pinellas County.
- You are a non-retiree and have been discharged recently from the armed forces under honorable conditions or have an unemployed military spouse impacted by spouse’s active duty or discharge from active duty.
- You are the dependent spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is on active duty and whose family income is significantly reduced because of deployment, active duty, a permanent change of station or the service-connected death or disability of your spouse.
- You are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and are unemployed or underemployed and are experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.
Low Income Adult Eligibility:
- You or a family member currently receive or have received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) within the last six months.
- You or a family member are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or have received in the past six months.
- You or a family member is currently receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
- You are a foster care youth or youth aging out of foster care and are receiving federal benefits.
- You and your family members currently receive or have received food stamps in the past 6 months through Department of Children and Families (DCF).
- Your family income, based upon your family size, currently falls below the current Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL).