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Cybersecurity Workforce Academy FAQs

The following FAQs provide detailed information about the Georgia Cybersecurity Workforce Academy. If you have additional questions, email them to GTA's Office of Information Security at GTAOIS@gta.ga.gov.

How do I apply to the Georgia Cybersecurity Workforce Academy?

Enrollment for 2017 courses is closed, but an online application for the 2018 session will be available beginning in November. After you apply to the academy, you'll then be asked to complete a cybersecurity skills assessment and evaluation. Back to top.

How do I complete a cybersecurity skills assessment and evaluation?

Once your application is processed, you will receive an email with an assessment questionnaire. You'll have two business days to complete and return the questionnaire. Back to top.

Is there any cost to my agency?

No, your agency will not be charged for participating in the academy in 2017; however, there will be a cost to agencies beginning in 2018. Back to top.

How do I enroll in academy courses?

Enrollment for 2017 courses is closed, but an online application for the 2018 session will be available beginning in November. After you complete the application process, you'll enroll in academy courses through the GTA Learning Center at www.gta.georgia.gov/gta-learning-center. If you don't already have a user ID and password for the Learning Center, complete and submit the access request formBack to top.

How do I request access to the GTA Learning Center?

To request access to the GTA Learning Center, complete and submit the access request formBack to top.

Do I enroll in all 12 courses at the same time?

Yes, you may enroll in all 12 courses at the same time. Back to top.

Can I take some courses in the classroom and others online?

All courses are taught as online virtual instructor-led training through the GTA Learning Center. Back to top.

Will course materials be available online prior to the beginning of the course?

Course materials will be available on the first day of each course. Back to top.

How long is each course?

Courses vary from one to two days. Back to top.

Do the courses require homework?

Yes, additional reading will be recommended at the close of each session. Back to top.

What happens if an emergency arises and I'm unable to participate in a course on the day it's taught? Will an on-demand version be available online?

If you cannot attend because of extenuating circumstances, please send an email in advance to GTATraining@gta.ga.gov. On-demand courses will not be available for 2017, but we hope to add that flexibility in the future. Course time missed must be recovered at the next class session. Back to top.

What does the capstone project entail?

Capstone projects involve research and a presentation on one of the following topics:

  • Cybersecurity Governance
  • IT/IS Strategic and Implementation Planning
  • IT/IS Policy Management
  • IT/IS Risk Management
  • Cyber Incident Management
  • Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
    • Backups and Recovery
    • Cyber Incident Response
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Business Continuity
  • Cybersecurity Leadership
  • Security Maturity
  • Cyber Kill Chain
  • Cybersecurity Tools

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