Cyber Academy

There are 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the u.s.

Get the training you need to become an in-demand cybersecurity professional.

Motivated individuals with the right cybersecurity training have a tremendous career opportunity before them.

Enroll in UMBC Training Centers’ Certified Cyber Analyst/Operator program to get the skills, certifications, and problem-solving capacities necessary to meet the nation's Cyber Defense challenge.

All training held at our Columbia, MD facility, with the option to join a daytime or evening training cohort.

The same DoD-approved training as the Intelligence Community.

This program provides you with the skills, knowledge, and credentials required to successfully launch your cybersecurity career.  UMBC Training Centers’ Certified Cyber Analyst/Operator program guides you through our three sequential cybersecurity certifications:

  • Certificate in Cyber Foundations
  • Certificate in Cyber Operations
  • Certificate in Cybersecurity

Over the course of the program, participants will earn their CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+, and PenTest+ certifications, as well as and Cisco's CCENT certification.

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Homer Minnick, III

Director, Cybersecurity Academy

Homer directs workforce training programs focused on developing new cybersecurity professionals. Before spearheading our cyber program at UMBC Training Centers, he served in the U.S. Army for 20 years as a CNO Operator and Technical Advisor.  Profiting from this extensive experience, Homer recognizes that cybersecurity is a broad, complex, and constantly evolving subject, and that training and educating such a diverse cyber workforce is essential for the future success of our nation's defense and economy.

Interested in learning more?

Learn how to apply for UMBC Training Centers’ Certified Cyber Analyst/Operator program. Give us your name, email, and phone number, and our enrollment advisor will reach out.

UMBC Training Centers is a special affiliate of UMBC, which has consistently been ranked #1 in U.S. News and World Report's list of "National Up-and-Coming" universities. Founded in 2000, UMBC Training Centers is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.