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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 2017 Learning Sessions (cohort 4)

  • CompTIA 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, and Cables.

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

    14 sessions
    Tuition: $2,500 Lab Fee: $50
    CA6530
       Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 2-Sept. 20 (classroom lab)
    CA6730   Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 1-Sept. 21 (classroom lab)

    textbook:
    CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Cert Guide by Mike Meyers
    (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)

  • 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. ATI's hands-on Network+ class not only prepares you for certification, we also give you the tools needed for on-the-job success. This course prepares you for CompTIA's Network+ certification N10-006.

    12 sessions
    Tuition: $2,000 Lab Fee: $75
    CN5290   
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 2-Sept. 20 (classroom lab)
    CN5490
       Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 1-Sept. 21 (classroom lab)

    textbook:
     CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide by Keith Barker and Kevin Wallace
    (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)
  • 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
    CS6730
       Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 1-Sept. 21 (classroom lab)

    textbook: CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide by Darril Gibson
  • Cisco CCENT Certification (3 CEUs)

    The 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam associated with the CCENT certification and a tangible first step in achieving the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) course. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The exam includes topics on the Operation of IP Data Networks; LAN Switching Technologies; IP Addressing (IPv4 & IPv6); IP Routing Technologies; IP Services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs); Network Device Security; Basic Troubleshooting.

    10 sessions
    Tuition: $3,000 Lab Fee: $65
    CT411
       Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 2-Aug. 30 (classroom lab)

    textbook: CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide: Exam 100-105, Exam 200-105, Exam 200-125 2nd Edition by Todd Lammle
  • Cisco CCNA Certification (3 CEUs)

    The 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) is the exam associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) version 2 course. The exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-size enterprise branch network. The exam includes topics on LAN switching technologies, IP routing technologies, IP services (FHRP, syslog, SNMP v2 and v3), troubleshooting, and WAN technologies.

    10 sessions
    Tuition: $2,000 Lab Fee: $75
    CT521
       Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 4-20 (classroom lab)

    textbook: CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide: Exam 100-105, Exam 200-105, Exam 200-125 2nd Edition by Todd Lammle
  • (CEH) Certified Ethical Hacker Certification (4 CEUs)

    This is the worlds most advanced ethical hacking course with 19 of the most current security domains any ethical hacker will ever want to know when they are planning to beef up the information security posture of their organization. The goal of this course is to help you master an ethical hacking methodology that can be used in a penetration testing or ethical hacking situation. You will walk out of this class with hacking skills that are highly in demand, as well as the internationally recognized certified ethical hacker certification! This course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

    14 sessions
    Tuition: $3,500 Lab Fee: $75
    CE601
      Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 2-Sept. 20 (classroom lab)

    textbook: CEH v9: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 9 Study Guide 3rd Edition by Oriyano

  • (CISSP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional Cert (4 CEUs)

    CISSP® certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security. It was the first certification in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments. The CISSP curriculum covers subject matter in a variety of Information Security topics. The CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) establishes a common framework of information security terms and principles that allow information security professionals worldwide.

    12 sessions
    Tuition: $6,500 Lab Fee: $100
    SP801
      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 1-Sept. 21 (classroom lab)

    textbook: CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide 7th Edition by James M. Stewart, Mike Chapple, Darril Gibson

Fall 2017 Complete Program Tracks (cohort 3)

  • Cyber Security Network Defense (12 CEUs / 2017 cohort 3)

    As computers grow in complexity and their applications expand, so does the need for qualified individuals to work with them. Technicians who can properly install and upgrade computer systems, as well as troubleshoot hardware, operating system, software, firmware and network problems are in ever-increasing demand. Students enrolled in the Cyber Security Network Defense (CSND) program will be trained to install, repair, troubleshoot computer hardware components and systems as well as set up, configure, and support network infrastructure. The key objective of CSND is to ensure that no unauthorized, illegitimate or malicious traffic, user or application is given access to a confidential IT environment/network. Students will be able to act as the liaison for user concerns and needs, and to act as representatives for information Technology (IT) departments.

    Skills that will be important in this program are knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, computer components, systems and networks interoperability. Students will also develop critical problem solving techniques, in addition to both written and verbal communication skills that will then enable them as professionals to meet user needs more effectively. Those who complete CSND program will be able to enable a government or military institute/organization to defend and retaliate against network attacks perpetrated by malicious or adversarial computer systems or networks.

    Students develop core competencies in operating systems and networks. They focus 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; applications security; network and distributed systems security; and security protocols.

    32 sessions
    Tuition: $7,750 Lab Fee: $150

    NDP17803   
    Mondays through Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 1-Nov. 2

  • Information Security Data Management (12 CEUs / 2017 cohort 3)

    As the complexity of enterprise systems and critical IT infrastructure continues to grow, there is emerging demand for highly skilled information-security specialists, detail-oriented data management professionals and sophisticated practitioners in Information Security well versed in the science of protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack. These information security professionals require proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technologies — computer and network security, digital forensics, cryptography, web security, biometrics, compliance & legal issues, software security, mobile security, and cloud computing security.

    The ISDM program satisfies the dual needs of preparing graduates to (1) 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 and (2) participating in experiential learning giving them the practical skills to easily transition into a Cyber Security workplace.  Students develop core competencies in operating systems and networks. They focus 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; applications security; network and distributed systems security; and security protocols.

    The curriculum for this hands-on Cyber Security program is aligned with the core curriculum for information assurance degrees set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA). The curriculum is also designed to align with the knowledge units covered in many industry recognized professional certifications in information security, such as Network+, Security+, CEH, and Vulnerability Management.

    32 sessions
    Tuition: $7,550 Lab Fee: $150

    DMP17203   
    Mondays through Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug.1-Nov. 2

  • Database Administration (12 CEUs / 2017 Cohort 3)

    As a Database Administrator, you oversee important databases that span multiple platforms and environments. You build complex, highly scalable databases that meet business needs and security requirements. You are an expert in optimizing, maintaining, and troubleshooting databases, but also in designing archival, data distribution, and high-availability solutions.

    DBAs develop, install, test, troubleshoot and safeguard the massive data systems inside corporations that store information. Database developers work on commercial or e-commerce websites. They develop and secure the network structures that store and return information based on Internet queries.

    The Database Administrator track provides students with the skills, knowledge, and credentials required to enter the field of database administration.  When students complete these courses, and pass their respective certifications, they will open a direct pathway for to mastering concepts that will not only prepare them for the industry but also become elite database administrators.

    44 sessions
    Tuition: $7,900 Lab Fee: $150
    ODA17903   Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug.1-Jan. 25

  • Project Management Professional (12 CEUs / 2017 Cohort 3)

    The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

    The PMP also increases your earning potential. PMP certification holders earn 20 percent more than their non-certified peers according to Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, Ninth Edition. Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals.

     The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.

    10 sessions
    Tuition: $6,500 Lab Fee: $150
    PMP17303   Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 9a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 2-Sept. 2 

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program
Offered through the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, the Maryland Certified Public Manager ® 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 Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland 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.