[Class] Cybersecurity Fundamentals - April 11, 2015
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When: April 11, 2015
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: The Iron Yard
2231 Crystal Drive
10th Fl
Arlington, Virginia  22202
United States
Contact: WSC

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This class is required for the Cyberjutsu Training Academy (CTA) program and a must for anyone interested in entering the field of cybersecurity.  Topics covered include cybersecurity history, regulations, and trends. From a technical standpoint, there will be a review of operating systems, file structures, hardware and software, network devices and configurations, and basic offense and defense strategies.  We will also explore career opportunities in the field and the types of knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for them. We will install operating systems in a virtual environment  for the  fundamentals needed in building an IT-specific foundation. This virtual lab environment will be the starting point for your home practice lab that is built upon with each class taken in CTA. There will be a practical assessment at the conclusion of class, resulting in a pass or fail grade.


Who is the class for:  This class is the first class of the track-based CTA program to build foundational knowledge before delving deeper into cybersecurity and is required for CTA students.  This class is also open to those not enrolled in CTA.


Format: Hybrid


Length: Two 5-hour instructor-led Saturday sessions or 3 evening sessions, both with 10 hours of self-study and labs.


Prerequisites: None


Cost: $125

Refund Policy:

Full refund if cancelled 30 days in advance.
Partial refund (50%) if cancelled 7 days in advance.



  • Course materials including workbook, in-class exercises, labs, and expert instruction
  • Full access to live recorded class sessions
  • Snacks and beverages (onsite only)
  • Small class size
  • All-female, comfortable learning environment (onsite only)
  • Online group just for you to collaborate and communicate with fellow students.


Technical equipment requirements:

Computer with 4GB RAM minimum.

Virtual machine player - - virtualbox (free) or vmware player (free), vmware workstation (trial/paid), vmware fusion (trial/paid)


Live Online: Receive the same instruction from the comfort of your home. (Also available to Associate (male) members.


Upcoming classes:

Date/Time:  Pt. 1 - April 11 and Pt 2.April 18, 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Both required.


Pt 1: The Iron Yard 2231 Crystal Drive, 10th Fl,Arlington, VA 22202. Free parking on the deck.

Pt 2: Teqcorner. 1616 Anderson Rd, 3rd Fl, McLean, VA 22102. Free parking


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