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IT Security Training

High Impact Instruction

The University of Texas at San Antonio understands the evolving cyber threat and the need for community educational resources. UTSA is dedicated to providing the community with effective, affordable and dynamic training opportunities in IT security.


Directed by UTSA researchers from the Center for Information Assurance and Security (CIAS), a world's foremost cyber security think tank for multidisciplinary education and development of operational infrastructure security capabilities, information security courses focus on creating an upper-level awareness of cyber threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures.


Cybersecurity preparedness is more important than ever: A recent study by McAfee-Intel Security, cybercrime costs the global economy more than $445 billion on an annual basis and the cost of a data breach has increased by 29% since 2013 according to IBM/Ponemon. According to a recent benchmark study released by IBM, organizational data breaches are becoming a permanent operations cost, with the biggest financial impact coming from the loss of consumer trust.


Over the past 15 years, the CIAS has been on the forefront of cyber security training efforts. The CIAS has been called upon by Congress, with support from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, to strengthen the nation's cyber security preparedness. Recently, the CIAS conducted the Executive Leadership Cybersecurity Training for the Air National Guard and Army National Guard.


    • CISSP

    • 40 hours

      • 8 domains covered
      • Certified Trainer
      • Textbook Included
      • 5 Training Sessions
    • Learn
    • Network+

    • 42 hours

      • Practice Exams
      • Textbook Included
      • Certified Trainer
      • 6 Training Sessions
    • Learn
    • Security+

    • 42 hours

      • 6 domains covered
      • Practice Exams
      • Textbook Inlcluded
      • 6 Training Sessions
    • Learn

Executive Leadership Cyber Security Training

This 2-day course provides leaders and managers an overview of issues and activities associated with cyber security. Leaders will receive information in various topics that will build their knowledge and hone executive decision-making in regard to the cyber security threat.



CompTIA Network+ Prep Course

This course prepares participants for the CompTIA Network+ certification examination. The course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of networking career.


CompTIA Security+ Prep Course

This course prepares IT/Security professionals for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Lectures cover all five examination domains required for the CompTIA Security+ exam in detail. Exam registration is not included in this course.


Certified Information Systems Security Professional

This 5-day lecture course prepares information security professionals for the Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) examination. Lectures cover in detail ten security domains required for the CISSP examination.


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