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Noncredit and Continuing Education

The college offers noncredit certificates and other learning opportunities to support professionals in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland.

We provide innovative, accessible and relevant continuing education offerings aligned with local workforce needs, including:

Information Technology Academy
The University of Baltimore's continuing education program offers a series of cohort learning sessions in which students gain specialized knowledge in high-demand fields, preparing them for immediate success in the workplace. These sessions support student learning related to information technology and security in such areas as Network Engineering, Information Technology Security Auditing & Cyber Forensic Investigation, Database Management, Healthcare Informatics and Information Technology Project Management. The academy is particularly relevant for students in UB's undergraduate Forensic Studies program and graduate Forensic Science - High Technology Crime program.

Fall 2015 Learning Sessions

  • Junior Network Engineer: Part 1 (4 CEUs)

    This course is prepares future information technology professionals for the workforce by giving them the skills needed to work on small and large networks as entry network engineers. The course covers topics on the CompTIA Network+ objectives as and the Cisco CCENT objectives. This course is ideal for students who have some familiarity with computers and with a strong interest in working with Local Area Networks. Industry exam preparation and testing is provided at the end of the course for interested students (check CompTIA and Cisco’s websites for cost of industry exams).

    20 sessions
    Tuition: $4,800 Lab Fee: $175
       Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., 9/7–11/11 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)
    NC85384   Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 9/5–11/7 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)

    textbook 1: CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide by Keith Barker and Kevin Wallace
    textbook 2: CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide 1st Edition by Wendell Odom
    (Available for purchase through

  • Junior Security Analyst: Part 1 (4 CEUs)

    This course satisfies the dual needs of preparing graduates to fill the need for information security and assurance professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities to protect the information systems of different types of organizations, and to support the nation’s information infrastructure. This course focuses on the technical aspects of information security, examining ways to provide secure information processing systems by utilizing operating systems security; distributed secure system architectures, database security, software applications security, security policies and applications security. Industry exam preparation and testing is provided at the end of the course for interested students (check CompTIA and Cisco’s websites for cost of industry exams).

    20 sessions
    Tuition: $4,800 Lab Fee: $80
       Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 9/8–11/12 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)
    NC64558   Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 9/5–11/7 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)

    textbook 1:
    CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide by Darril Gibson
    textbook 2: Vulnerability Management by Park Foreman
    (Available for purchase through
  • Computer and Mobile Digital Forensics (3 CEUs)

    This course prepares students to learn, up to an intermediate level, the AccessData Forensic Toolkit. FTK is a court-cited digital investigations platform built for speed, stability and ease of use. It provides comprehensive processing and indexing up front, so filtering and searching is faster than with any other product. This means forensic investigators can “zero-in” on the relevant evidence quickly, dramatically increasing their analysis speed. Our computer forensic training focuses on how to properly collect, process, review and report case data toward successful case resolution. Students will learn to use the latest technology in computer and mobile device forensics. Upon completing this course, you will be well prepared to become certified in the use of the software you’re learning. This course prepares you for the AccessData Certified Examiner certification.

    18 sessions
    Tuition: $3,100 Lab Fee: $150
      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 9/15–11/12 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)

    textbook: PDF Lab Manual from FTK provided, no additional book is required for this course
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (4 CEUs)

    This course covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Hyper-V configuration. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification. Industry exam preparation and testing is provided at the end of the course for interested students (check Microsoft’s website for cost of industry exams).

    20 sessions
    Tuition: $4,500 Lab Fee: $185
       Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 9/15–11/19 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)

    MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, 1st Edition by David Poulton and David Camardella
    (Available for purchase through
  • CompTIA Network+ (3 CEUs)

    The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional. Microsoft includes CompTIA Network+ in their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program, and other corporations such as Novell, Cisco and HP also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks. CompTIA Network+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification considered by many employers as a prerequisite for entry-level IT employment in the area of IT networks. Network+ certification signifies that the individual is capable of performing tasks such as installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of common networking systems. CompTIA Network+ certification serves as a solid foundation for other networking and IT certification programs offered by vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco. Industry exam preparation and testing is provided at the end of the course for interested students (check CompTIA's website for cost of industry certification exam).

    11 sessions
    Tuition: $2,450 Lab Fee: $75
      Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., 10/26–12/9 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)

      CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide, 1st Edition by Keith Barker and Kevin Wallace
    (Available for purchase through
  • CompTIA Security+ (3 CEUs)

    CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest growing fields in IT. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in: Network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, cryptography. CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them. ATI's scenario based labs offered in the Security+ course ensures that you learn the concepts tools and procedures needed to react to various security incidents at a workplace. This course prepares you for CompTIA's Security+ certification SY0-401.

    12 sessions
    Tuition: $2,000 Lab Fee: $50
    NC86279    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., 11/05 –12/21 (classroom)

    CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fourth Edition (Exam SY0-401) by Wm. Arthur Conklin and Greg White
    (Available for purchase through
  • FISMA Security Practitioner (Guidelines) (3 CEUs)

    IT Security programs and security review:
    1- NIST FISMA, FEDRAMP, FISCAM, SA&A (formerly known as C&A), RMF, OWASP 10, CVE, CWE, NIST 800-Special Publications, FIPS as well as DoD directives 8500 and 5200 series. DITSCAP, DIACAP, SOX 404 (COSO, COBIT), SSAE16 (SAS 70), PCI DSS, ISO 1779.

    2- Students will learn to draft and designed policies and new FISMA artifacts such as: FIPS 199, E-Authentication, SORN, PIA, PTA, Risk Assessment, SSP, Contingency Plan, Contingency Plan Test, SSP or system security plan, ST&E, SAR, RTM, POA&M, ATO, MOU, ISA.

    3- Students will learn to create and execute IT security test plan of the following systems: Unix Solaris 7, 8, 9, 10,11, IBM AIX, LINUX ERH, HP-UX, Windows server from 2003 to 2012, Windows Active Directory (OU-GPO), IIS servers, SharePoint, Websphere, CISCO routers switches gateways, CISCO ISE, Palo Alto, Juniper, CISCO firewalls. F5 BIGIP, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, DB2, PeopleSoft, VMware, Wireless Network, Mobile device (Blackberry, Apple), Mainframe ZO.

    12 sessions
    Tuition: $3,000 Lab Fee: $50
    NC75450    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., 11/09 –12/21 (classroom)

     lab oriented, not required
  • Business IT Professional (A+ Certification) (4 CEUs)

    Learn everything you need to know in order to serve as the only technology professional for a small business or non-profit organization. Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, manage, and upgrade all hardware and software in the organization. Setup, configure, manage and troubleshoot networking equipment: NICs, Routers, Switches, Servers, and Cables.

    Serve as network administrator, use server software to administer user accounts through the Active Directory.
    Configure and troubleshoot employees’ mobile devices and desktops.

    Prepare for the premier Information Technology Certification exam, CompTIA’s A+ certification, making each student a certified Information Technology Support Specialists.

    18 sessions
    Tuition: $5,100 Lab Fee: $150
    BP82621   Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., 11/16/15 –03/16/15  *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)

    textbook 1: CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition by Michael Meyers
    textbook 2: CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide 1st Edition by Keith Barker and Kevin Wallace
    (Available for purchase through

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program
Offered through the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, the program gives managers and supervisors a leg up through a nationally accredited leadership development program that focuses on the comprehensive, applied management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st century. The 14-month, nonresidential program is geared toward state, local and nonprofit employees who supervise or manage employees or large projects.

Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland
The academy is a 40-hour, academically-based education and training program that covers a broad array of topics in victimology, victim's rights and services and victim advocacy throughout the criminal and juvenile processes. Led and coordinated by School of Criminal Justice faculty and staff, the award-winning academy also sponsors advanced trainings for victim service professionals and victim advocates and provides additional networking opportunities through its alumni association.