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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 (, 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.


Network+ Certification Security+ Certification CEH Certification

These five-day, boot camp-style courses prepare students to earn key industry certifications. At the conclusion of course instruction, students who have an exam voucher can sit for the certification exam in the DCITA Test Center, which is authorized by Pearson VUE. Network+ Certification is also offered in an online version, comprising 40 hours of training delivered over five weeks.

DoD Directive 8140 Requirements

+ DCITA provides several training options for personnel seeking to stay current on DoD Directive 8140 Opens in new window requirements by earning CompTIA continuing education units (CEU) Opens in new window for A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications. CompTIA has approved dozens of DCITA courses, as well as many informal learning resources, as eligible for CEUs.


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DoD Certifications

Students can complete DCITA training to earn these DoD certificates: Digital Media Collector. Digital Forensic Examiner. and Cyber Crime Investigator. Earning these certificates documents the student s ability to respond to, image, process and analyze digital evidence, and properly document findings.



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DCITA supports the effort to secure the nation through leadership and innovation in developing and delivering cyber training for Department of Defense personnel. Established in 1998 in Linthicum, Md. DCITA has grown into a cyber training institution offering more than 30 courses in several categories of specialization.

Department of Defense Cyber Strategy Content

DCITA training supports the Department of Defense Cyber Strategy Opens in new window. which guides the development of the cyber mission force and strengthens the nation s cyber defense and deterrence posture.

Cyber Education Content

DCITA is a partner of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Opens in new window. a nationally coordinated effort established to create the framework for education programs fostering sound cyber practices across government, industry and academia.

DCITA is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) Opens in new window. a national accrediting body dedicated to ensuring quality and integrity in career and technical education.


To access training, create an account on the DCITA Portal, the Academy s cyber training platform.
You need an active .MIL e-mail address to sign up.

DCITA Information

For more information, contact DCITA:

US: 410-981-1165
International: 01-410-981-1165

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