Apprentice Program

The fast track to becoming a Tier 1 Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst.

More than 45 percent of organizations claim to have a problem with a shortage of cybersecurity skills*. This challenge has spurred us to bring our very unique set of capabilities together to provide highly skilled security talent for our own Security Operations Center (SOC) to help organizations fill their skills gaps and to staff the direct security needs of our clients.

CyberDefenses is addressing the challenge by offering the world’s only Cybersecurity Apprentice program that provides certification, hands-on experience and placement within our security services business to successful applicants.  This program provides an amazing opportunity for smart, driven and energetic individuals with little or no prior experience in IT or security to join a team that is changing the world of cybersecurity everyday.  Apprentices become a full-time member of the team with a salary, benefits and all required supplies provided by the company.  After successfully completing the nine-month Apprenticeship, apprentices will join the CyberDefenses team in support of our clients and our mission to provide world-class cybersecurity services.

Through this program, Apprentices engage in a very intense training regimen that covers all the required areas of System Administration, Networking and Security needed to understand and respond to cybersecurity threats. Each cohort of apprentices teams with industry-leading instructors and highly seasoned cybersecurity mentors that will help them to grow into the subject matter experts needed so badly in our industry. Through our CyberDefenses Academy, apprentices will experience training, including significant hands-on activities and security simulation activities before joining our team for on-the-job training exercises.

This program is registered as an Apprentice USA Program with the US Department of Labor and is supported by the Texas Workforce Commission. Program content is provided by CyberDefenses Academy in cooperation with Austin Community College.

*ESG Research

Program Highlights:

  • Training blocks of key skills
  • Solid industry certifications
    • CompTIA A+
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA Security+
    • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • On-the-job training and mentoring with highly skilled cybersecurity experts working in the field today
  • Job placement assistance for program graduates

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