The purpose of the Cyber Force Initiative is to quickly help students transition to a career in cybersecurity. Once the program application is completed, students will have access to all courses offered at the NCC: IT Fundamentals, Security Pro, Network Pro, and CyberDefense Pro. These courses will prepare students to take the following CompTIA certification exams: ITF+, Security+, Network+, and CySA+. Additionally, the CompTIA exam fees will be waived if students 1)pass the exam, and 2)register for the exam through NCC. Once students pass Security+ they will be recommended to our partner organization, CyberUp, which helps match students with paid cybersecurity internships.
The cost of this program is $5000. However, because part of the NCC’s mission is to provide free and low-cost cybersecurity courses to adults, all students will have the option to receive full tuition assistance. Once the financial aid process has been completed—which includes an application to your local workforce center and a scholarship application to NCC— students will be able to access the program at no cost.