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
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).
Tuition: $4,800 Lab Fee: $175
NC82459 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 Amazon.com.)
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
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
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
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 Amazon.com)
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.