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CompTIA Teams with Security University on Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program for Military Veterans and Family Members

Downers Grove, Ill. (Nov. 12, 2018) — CompTIA, the world’s leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for information technology (IT) professionals, said today is it teaming with Security University in Herndon, Va., on a cybersecurity apprenticeship program targeted at military veterans and their family members.


Security University’s Q/CyberSecurity RAP program was recently added to the Virginia GI Bill approved list. This allows military personnel, veterans and their family members to use their GI Bill education benefits to participate in the program.


The program relies on classroom instruction and stacked cybersecurity certifications and credentials focused on mastery and competency to prepare new professionals for the nation’s cyber workforce.


Four of CompTIA’s industry-leading certifications are part of the program: CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, CompTIA Linux+, and CompTIA Cloud+.


“CompTIA is committed to raising awareness about the critical importance of cybersecurity and the need for a robust cybersecurity workforce,” said Joe Padin, CompTIA vice president for U.S. federal and education certification sales. “We’re pleased to team with Security University in this critical effort to bring more people into the cybersecurity workforce, and to equip them with the appropriate education, training and certifications.”


Newly published data from CyberSeek™, the leading source of actionable data on supply and demand in the nation’s cybersecurity job market, shows that U.S. employers in the private and public sectors posted an estimated 313,735 job openings for cybersecurity workers between September 2017 and August 2018.


The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area had the largest number of job openings for cybersecurity professionals (44,058). Across Virginia there were an estimated 33,530 cybersecurity job openings.


CompTIA offers a wide selection of free resources available to anyone interested in learning more about careers in the cybersecurity field. Visit to get started.




About Security University

Security University is the nation’s leading providers of Qualified Hands-On Cybersecurity Education, Information Assurance Training and Certifications for IT and Security Professionals. For more information on Security University visit 877-357-7744


About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 35 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce.


CompTIA is the global leader in vendor-neutral technical certifications in skills ranging from IT support and networking, to cybersecurity and cloud computing. Nearly 2.5 million CompTIA certifications have been awarded to technology professionals around the world. Operating in more than 100 countries, CompTIA works closely with thousands of academic, training and content partners to ensure students and professionals have the tools they need to enter and excel in the tech workforce. Visit to learn more.