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Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA) Approves Security University's Registered Qualified/ Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program for Veterans' Education Benefits
[November 05, 2018]

Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA) Approves Security University's Registered Qualified/ Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program for Veterans' Education Benefits

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virginia State Approving Agency October 23, 2018 approved Security University's (SU) 2 Registered Qualified/ Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Programs Level I & II (Q/Cybersecurity RAP) to the Virginia GI Bill approved list. Just in time for the 2018 Department of Labor National Apprenticeship Month and in advance of next week's National Apprentice Week November 12-18, as long as they are employed, military, veteran or family member eligible for GI Bill education benefits can participate in SU's Q/Cybersecurity RAP Programs.

SU's Q/Cyber RAP 24 month, 288 hours hands-on cybersecurity training program, 4,000 of OJT employment offers phased-cyber educational development pathway courses that align veterans with the needs of employers to address current and emerging cyber threats with validated cyber skills.

SU's instructor led courses are held in Herndon VA, with industry leading subject matter experts, accredited by Middle States Association (MSA-CESS) and SCHEV Certified to Operate since 2006. The Q/Cybersecurity RAP programs includes eight 5-day cybersecurity classes, live labs (not simulated), mentoring, and earn industry recognized cybersecurity certifications and 2 Certificate Programs of Mastery Q/ISP (Qualified/ Information Security Professional) or Q/IAP (Qualified/ Information Assurance Professional) pathways. SU courses are NSA- CNSS (National Security Agency) CNSS 4011, 4012, 4013, 4015, 4106, NIST, (National Institute of Standards) and NICE (National Initiative for Cyber Education) approved since 2008.

After becoming the first Managed Adult Cybersecurity RAP in Virginia April 2018, SU is an Intermediary Sponsor assisting military, veterans and family members during apprenticeship gathering required OJT, wage data and reports to reduce employer resource burden and manages the entire apprenticeship process streamlining employer approvals and employee trainings. Eligibl GI Bill individuals can retroactively enroll and use previously earned cybersecurity certifications.

"The quality of training provided by Security University is of the highest standards desired by employers and government agencies. Security University's Q/ISP curriculum provides apprentice employees with extended exposure to tools, tactics, and techniques in a unique systemic manner that I believe is ideal for cyber professional skills development," stated Adam Duby, Captain, US Army, USCYBERCOM.  He added, "Security University comes with my highest recommendation for government, military, and civilian employers seeking a training approach to prepare our cyber workforce."

"SU is pleased that eligible veterans and family members can now use their well-earned benefits towards our Q/Cyber RAP program," said Sondra Schneider, President of Security University.  She continued, "We strive to help veterans succeed in the cybersecurity profession and help employers hire and upskill veterans in IT to build cyber talent for the qualified workforce they need—now we can more easily achieve both."  Eligible veterans can receive a monthly housing allowance. 

Everyone who is GI Bill eligible can attend SU in Virginia. During these eight 5 day classes over 24 months, apprentices earn while they learn (regular salaries), and return to their employer "cyber skilled and ready to work". A SU managed cyber apprenticeship is an employer agreement to upskill and train employees in 8 cyber training classes over 24 months. Come meet us Tuesday, 2-6pm, Nov 13th  in Herndon, Cyber Apprenticeship/ VA Job Zone Career Fair, tables are available. 

Q/Cybersecurity RAP Level I certification training includes: Security+, CISSP, CASP, Linux+, Cloud+, Q/EH Qualified/ Ethical Hacking, Q/SA Qualified/ Security Analyst and Q/PTL Qualified/ Penetration Tester License. Level II adds; Q/FE Qualified/ Forensic Expert, Q/ND Qualified/ Network Defense, ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer, Q/AAP Authentication Access & PKI, Q/CA Authentication, Accreditation and RMF ( Risk Management Framework).

About Security University: 

Security University is the nation's leading provider of Qualified Performance Based Hands-On Cybersecurity Education, Information Assurance Training and Certifications for IT, Cybersecurity Professionals.  For more information on SU visit or 1-877-357-7744

JobZone (an employer/candidate connection resource with a focus on veterans) is recruiting companies and agencies for the upcoming Job Fair on November 13th at 510 Spring Street Herndon VA. JobZone offers an opportunity to meet qualified candidates face-to-face and access to resumes. A significant number of candidates include professionals with military-specific background and/or DoD advanced skills along with security clearances. Please contact to confirm space or register. Email contact - or call 434-263-5102 or 540-226-1473.


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