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Cybercrime is on the Rise

Train for an IT Cybersecurity Career with IntelliTec!

The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled us further into a digitalized world, turning most physical aspects of our lives into virtual ones. Where we used to gather around conference tables and water coolers, suddenly we huddled in front of our computer screens, “meeting” in the virtual rooms of Zoom or Teams. The world pivoted from in-person to online so rapidly, it was practically overnight, and cybersecurity systems had to scramble to keep up. Networks were essentially not prepared to handle the volume of online activity that exploded as a result of COVID, and there have been some serious implications as a result. Cybercrime has flourished during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the world needs experienced IT professionals to keep our cyber-world safe, secure, and functioning properly. At IntelliTec College, we offer an IT training program to teach you the skills and knowledge to fill critically important IT positions.

COVID-19 necessitated a transition to work-from-home policies that occurred essentially overnight. Businesses across the United States, indeed around the world, shifted to a remote workforce, rapidly deploying remote systems and networks to support staff working from home. This transition occurred so quickly, networks were simply not prepared to handle the influx of information and activity, and serious implications for cybersecurity resulted. Increased online dependency created new opportunities for cyber-criminals, who benefited from the fact that many businesses and individuals had not ensured their cyber-defenses were up to date. Cyber-criminals quickly took advantage of increased security vulnerabilities to steal data, generate profits and cause disruption (Interpol, August 2020).

Even as many businesses shift workers back to a traditional workplace, there are many indications that a significant number of workers will continue to work remotely. In this increasingly online world, it is more important than ever that there are skilled, professional IT workers capable of minimizing, mitigating, and managing cybersecurity risks. At IntelliTec College, you can learn the skills you need to be prepared for these critically-important cybersecurity careers. 

The CompTIA Security+ certification is both the starting point and the centerpiece for any cybersecurity career. This certification establishes the foundational knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. At IntelliTec, we offer a Computer Systems Technician program designed to prepare students specifically for the CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional certification, as well as for a portfolio of other valuable professional certifications

Through hands-on instruction from experienced faculty and first-hand exposure to the IT industry, students in the Computer Systems Technician program learn the essentials of PC, network and cybersecurity. The CST program incorporates cybersecurity theory and practice throughout the curriculum and training, teaching students the essential principles for network security and risk management, including how to be competent in performing network threat analysis, configuring network systems to secure applications, and understanding the policies and regulations around network security. 

IntelliTec is a CompTIA Academy Partner, and our IT programs are designed to train students for these critical industry certifications. Employers, from the government to Fortune 500 companies, value CompTIA as an authority in cybersecurity certifications. Professional certifications such as these are recognized throughout the industry and are highly valued by employers. Earning your CompTIA Security+ certification and a diploma from IntelliTec will demonstrate to employers the level of your dedication, skills, and training. In the CST program, students receive the training needed to be prepared for the CompTIA Security+ certification, as well as the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+ Certified Technician, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Linux+.

At IntelliTec, you can prepare for these important certifications in as few as 12 months! The Computer Systems Technician certificate program is offered at the Albuquerque and Colorado Springs campuses. If you want to take your education a step further, students at the Colorado Springs campus have the option to add general education courses in order to earn an Associate of Occupational Science degree (19.5 months total). 

With IntelliTec College’s CST program you can get the training to be prepared for a rewarding career in IT cybersecurity. IntelliTec’s courses will ensure you can feel confident about obtaining your certifications and entering the IT field. IntelliTec can teach you the knowledge and skills you need to pursue rewarding positions in the IT field in just one year! If you want to make cybersecurity your career, you can make your goals a reality with IntelliTec College. Call or click here to get started today!