Cyber Security Specialist

In-Demand Cyber Security Training and Cyber Security Certification

Cyber Security Specialist

Battles between corporations, governments, and countries are no longer fought using physical force. Cyber war has begun and the consequences are clear in everyday life. This program is designed to help students get jobs as information security auditors, site administrators, computer forensics investigators, or similar job roles.

This cyber security training program presents a methodological approach to computer forensics and evidence analysis. It covers major forensic investigation scenarios and gives hands-on experience on various forensic investigation techniques and standard tools.

LeaderQuest’s Cyber Security Specialist training immerses students in an interactive environment and shows how to scan, test, hack, and secure computer systems. The cyber security courses in this program emphasize perimeter defenses, intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS Attacks, buffer overflows and virus creation.

The Cyber Specialist Training program prepares students for three of the best cyber security certifications: CompTIA Security+, EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).

Contact LeaderQuest today to request more information on this cyber security certification program!

Is This Cyber Security Training for Me?
Individuals achieving these cyber security certifications will develop a broad-based understanding of cyber security. Students also acquire hands-on understanding and experience in ethical hacking and various forensic investigation techniques and tools.
Program Prerequisites
Prerequisites: This is an intermediate level class with the following prerequisites:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • PC operating system navigation skills
  • Internet usage skills
  • IP addressing knowledge

Course at a Glance


15 Days


CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)


Advanced level – view prerequisites


This course is available at any LQ campus


This course is eligible for VA tuition benefits


See What You'll Learn

Unit 1: CompTIA Security+

Course Objectives:

  • Identify security threats
  • Harden internal systems and services
  • Harden internetwork devices and services
  • Secure network communications
  • Manage a PKI
  • Manage certificates
  • Enforce an organizational security policy
  • Monitor the security infrastructure


  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge
Unit 2: Certified Ethical Hacker

Course Objectives:

  • Footprinting and Reconnaissance
  • Scanning networks
  • System hacking
  • Malware threats
  • Sniffing
  • Social engineering
  • Denial of service
  • Session hijacking
  • Hacking web servers and web applications
  • SQL injection
  • Hacking wireless networks
  • Hacking mobile platforms
  • Evading IDS, firewalls, and honeypots
  • Cryptography


  • Knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Information systems and security background
  • 12 months of experience in networking technologies
Unit 3: Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator

Course Objectives:

  • Computer forensics investigation process
  • Digital evidence
  • First responder procedures
  • Understanding hard disks and file systems
  • Windows forensics
  • Data acquisition and duplication
  • Recovering deleted files and deleted partitions
  • Forensics investigations using AccessData FTK
  • Forensics investigations using EnCase
  • Steganography and image file forensics
  • Application password crackers
  • Log capturing and event correlation
  • Investigating wireless and web attacks
  • Tracking emails and investigating email crimes


  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic internet usage skills
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge

Job Outlook

Individuals who complete Security+, CEH, and CHFI training and certification qualify for the following job roles:

Cyber Security Specialist, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Manager, Site Security Administrator, Computer Forensics Investigator, and similar roles

  • Projected job growth rate for Information Security Analysts is 22% from 2010 – 2020*
  • Median national MCSA salary range: $88,000 – $123,000**
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition
**Median national salary ranges based on job titles and salary information from 0*Net OnLine

Since I’ve been certified, I’ve gotten a job offer for every IT position I’ve applied for.

- Marcus Mingo

LeaderQuest Graduate, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council CEH, and CND-Certified

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  • 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • To be announced

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Financing Options


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Program:
This program provides government funding for employment and training services. WIOA aids eligible adults and dislocated workers in both finding and qualifying for meaningful employment.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA):
TAA is a federally funded employment program. It provides benefits to workers who lose their jobs or had their hours reduced as a result of foreign trade. Benefits may include training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, and other reemployment services.


Post 9/11 GI Bill® Education Program:
The Post 9/11 GI Bill® is an education benefit program for Active Duty, Selected Reserve, and National Guard service members who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP):
VWIP provides resources for the training necessary to prepare eligible veterans for meaningful employment within the labor force.

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program:
The VR&E VetSuccess program, also known as Voc-Rehab or Chapter 31, offers disabled vets counseling, training, education and other services needed to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA):
MyCAA provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.


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