Covered 6 Security Academy

Cyber Security Technician Program (CST)

Start a rewarding CAREER in Cybersecurity today.
C6 trains "eTradesman" to build, operate, and protect cyber infrastructure 

Covered 6 is proud to offer a Cyber Security Technician program of three courses (CST Foundation, CST Intermediate, and CST Advanced) that are all designed to serve transitioning U.S. Military Veterans and Civilian Professionals.   

As part of this unique program of courses, Covered 6 is offering three, certified, 5 week, 200 hour courses, that have been approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education and certified by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. Moreover, Covered 6 was awarded the National Program Standard for these courses by the U.S. Department of Labor. These courses includes academic instruction which combines in-classroom, scenario based, hands-on and interactive training methodologies. Several certifications can be earned upon successfully completing the courses and the exams.

Upon graduating from the CST Foundation course, students will have had instruction to prepare them to take the CompTIA certification exams for A+, Network+, and Security+.  CST Intermediate students will be able to take CompTIA PenTest+ and CySA+ exams.  And CST Advanced students will be able to take CompTIA CASP+ and CISSP.  Additionally, all students will receive professional and career development, actual hands-on training and experience with related devices, computers and networks as well as actual war-gaming, as both, Blue Team (Computer Network Defense) and Red Team (Computer Network Attack).

Our instructor, Lee McWhorter, has been involved in the IT revolution since its early days and has more than 30 years of industry experience. He is a highly sought-after professional who first learned about identifying weaknesses in computer networks, systems, and software when Internet access was achieved using just a modem. Lee currently holds an MBA and over 20 industry certifications (including all of CompTIA’s current certifications) in such areas as general IT, System Administration, Networking, Software Development, Linux, IoT, and Cyber Security. He is particularly proud of the fact that he became one of the first 400 people in the world to earn the PenTest+ certification when he successfully passed the beta version of that exam in 2018.  Lee has taught for numerous private universities, public colleges, commercial training firms, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, he has worked closely for CompTIA and the CompTIA Instructor Network as a Speaker, SME, and Instructor for several years. He also owns a successful technology services company and continuously works to improve his craft as a subject matter expert.

Post 9/11 GI Bill® Accepted as well as other funding options.
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Military service members or Veterans may be entitled to use Veteran Administration benefits to attend our program.  Additional funding can come from the Department of Labor, Employment Development Department and local vocational work sources. To learn more about these unique opportunities or to discuss how to use your VA educational benefits to attend our program and/or earn your certifications, contact a Covered 6 Security Academy Vocational Advocate by calling 805.926.2055 or by clicking on the "GET INFO / ENROLL" tab and fill out the online form.