ELIGIBILITY DoD service member, active duty, civilian, Reserve or National Guard on Title 10 status
IN-RESIDENCE AND ONLINE Students attend in-residence courses at the DCITA Schoolhouse in Linthicum, Md. Online training is delivered on the DCITA Portal (Learn.DCITA.edu), where students can access an array of educational resources, tools and technologies.
These courses train students in cyber investigation and analysis concepts as they relate to network operations, providing a strong grasp of broader cybersecurity and threat intelligence topics. The subjects range from basic networking concepts, to intrusion investigation, to malware analysis. The curriculum includes training that prepares students to earn industry-standard technical certifications such as CompTIA's Security+ and EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
These courses focus on training cyber counterintelligence (CI) personnel in topics ranging from cyber threats and techniques, to cyber insider threat, to online undercover techniques. Many DCITA instructors are DoD-trained CI professionals with real-world experience in both traditional and cyber CI. Other key curriculum topics include digital evidence analysis and digital data protection.
These courses provide training in collecting and analyzing digital evidence. Students establish a solid foundation of skills that enables them to perform effectively in environments spanning varying levels of operational and technical complexity. The curriculum provides students with training in first-response fundamentals, basic cyber investigative practices and cyber investigation unit management. Other topics include large data set acquisition and network traffic collection.
These courses train students in digital media examination on multiple operating system platforms in a lab environment or in a deployed setting. From mobile device basics to advanced forensic concepts, the topics covered provide students with the skills needed to meet mission goals in the cyber environment. The curriculum includes training in use of cyber investigative tools EnCase and Forensic Toolkit.
These courses provide a foundational understanding of technology basics needed to succeed in more advanced Academy courses and in the field. The curriculum centers on the fundamentals of computer hardware, networks and operating systems and provides a foundation for more complex cybersecurity concepts. Topics covered include wireless technology, Linux fundamentals and Network+ certification training.
These courses provide training in programming languages that cybersecurity professionals can use to develop the tools and techniques to counter cyber warfare adversaries. The curriculum includes training in the C programming language, covering covers basic concepts such as syntax and the program structure, and intermediate topics such as data structures and the use of pointers.