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DoD Credentialing Assistance Program

Learn about courses for military servicemembers that can help prepare you for IT/cyber certifications.

If you are an active-duty servicemember in the U.S. Army, you may be eligible to take noncredit training courses for popular cybersecurity and IT certifications right on base. University of Maryland Global Campus is offering courses to help prepare you for the following certifications:

  • Network+
  • Security+
  • Certified Ethical Hacker

Each noncredit training course is conducted over a period of 10 days for a total of 38 hours. The courses are taught by UMGC-approved trainers who have been certified by CompTIA to teach courses in Network+, Security+, and Certified Ethical Hacker. These courses are designed to give you the appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to help you transition to a civilian career in an in-demand field.

How to Apply

For more information, please reach out to Dominique Turner, Director of Non-Traditional Programs, by emailing CredentialingAssistance@umgc.edu. Servicemembers who want to enroll must receive prior approval from the Education Service Officer (ESO) on base and through ArmyIgnitED.

Tuition

Note: While the tuition rates below include course materials and fees, they do not include the cost of registration for the certification exam. Servicemembers who wish to register for an exam will have to apply to the Credentialing Assistance Program to request funding. You may also pay for the exam out of pocket, if so desired.

Training Course Tuition
Network+

$1,500

Security+

$2,000

Certified Ethical Hacker

$2,500

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