CAP National Cyber Academy
The CAP National Cyber Academy (CNCA), the summer cyber NCSA, integrates cyber security certification standards into career exploration courses and dovetails with the Cadet Program Cyber Module which is in production.
The CNCA hosts two courses, Cyber Operations Fundamentals and Cyberspace Networking, at two locations - Texas-area and Virginia-area. Exact dates and locations for 2021 will be coming later on this year; registration information can be found on the NCSAs.com website.
Cyber Operations Fundamentals
This is an advanced course designed to familiarize students with the tools, techniques and procedures used to perform vulnerability assessments and other Defensive Cyberspace Operations. The course mirrors the Cyber Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system Mission Qualification Training, which provides the technical skills and knowledge required for an Air Force Cyberspace Operator to advance from Basic Cyber Qualified to Mission Ready. Students will be taught by Air Force CVA/H Instructor Cadre, and will be given a behind the scenes look into the everyday life of a Cyber Protection Team member. Students will also get the opportunity to hear from civilian cyber security specialists to understand the opportunities that exist in the private sector. This course is limited to U.S. citizens only at this time.
This is an intermediate course designed to instruct students on advanced networking concepts. Students will explore the OSI model in depth, IP addressing and subnetting, Access Control Lists (ACL's), security and troubleshooting. These concepts will put students on their path to take their CompTIA Network+ certification.