Woz U Enriches Curriculum with New Cyber Security Program

With data breaches increasing, cyber security offers a high-growth career as companies seek qualified information security professionals to bolster online protection for brands and consumers


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Technology-based education start-up Woz U, currently teaching Software Development and Data Science, announced today the launch of its new Cyber Security program to prepare students for this high-growth, high-demand profession. Woz U’s first mid-level program, Cyber Security, is offered online for a 24 and 33-week period. Woz U’s modular personalized curriculum enables students and businesses to quickly and effectively get the education and training needed to keep up with the market demand.

Identified as a national priority profession by the Department of Homeland Security, cyber security experts protect the data and networks of organizations and individuals from a growing number of cyber- attacks. Woz U’s Cyber Security program teaches security and networking foundations along with network defense, cryptography, programming, web application security and vulnerability management.

“Our program aligns with the demand for qualified cyber security professionals and being able to offer students and businesses this much needed training is exciting and timely,” says Chris Coleman, president of Woz U.  “Companies across all industries are looking for information security professionals to evangelize better security practices and ensure the privacy of their company and customers privacy is protected.”

Like all programs offered by Woz U, the Cyber Security program concludes with a hands-on project that empowers students to solve current issues organizations are experiencing to build a portfolio of work to showcase to future employers. All classes include live virtual lectures, one-on-one mentoring and lifetime career services. Also, graduates receive lifetime continuing education with access to future curriculum and training in their chosen career track at no additional cost. Completion of the Woz U program equips future technology workers with the knowledge and expertise to begin their careers within the industry.

“At Woz U, we are working to change the way tech-education is delivered, creating a positive impact for people and businesses alike,” says Coleman.  “We listen to what tech-employers are asking for and design courses to meet their needs. Our programs empower ambitious students to enter the workforce with experience to fill an in demand position, such as cyber security.”

Coleman will be speaking about Education as a Service at Phoenix Start Up Week on Tuesday, February 20 at 11am at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.

Applications to Woz U’s Cyber Security, Data Science, and Software Developer programs are being accepted now. For more information, visit www.woz-u.com.

About Woz U:

Apple Computer co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, known for changing the world with the invention of the personal computer, now wants to revolutionize how individuals are educated, trained and prepared for technology careers with Woz U. Woz U’s Education as a Service (EaaS) curriculum model is a new personalized approach to technology education designed to get students into the workforce faster and with less debt. Offering both online and campus-based programs, Woz U provides lifelong educational resources for students with all levels of experience. Woz U also has training initiatives that support businesses and K-12 schools. Learn more at www.woz-u.com

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