Would you like to receive free training for your CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ or CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certifications? If yes, then as long as you live in Minnesota, you can apply to the MNCyber Academy of Minnesota.

The MnCyber Academy of Minnesota provides candidates with the skills, knowledge and credentials required to successfully begin or advance in a career in the fields of Information Technology and Cybersecurity.

Here are the top qualifications sought by every organization, large or small:

  • Demonstrable technical skills in Systems Administration and Computer Networking
  • DoD 8570 Certifications
  • A recognized IT Industry Certification in systems or networking
  • Strong problem solving abilities and communication skills
  • High level of professionalism and willingness to work hard

MnCyber Academy programs prepare participants for employment with government agencies, government contractors and commercial enterprises in the Midwest region. MnCyber Academy programs are in response to industry’s need for qualified employees with the right certifications and problem solving skills to be effective in system support, computer network operations (CNO) and computer network defense (CND). While Cybersecurity is the primary focus, this program provides excellent preparation for work in any commercial or civilian IT organization.


The program courses take place at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul. Due to funding provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, there is no cost to take these courses for qualified applicants selected by Metropolitan State University faculty.


This is a great starting point if you would like to go into Cybersecurity and IT.


For more information, please visit the MnCyber Academy – Cybersecurity Training page at Metropolitan State University – http://metrostateipd.org/mncyber-academy-cybersecurity-training/


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Leonardo Alcantar

Leonardo earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The College of St. Scholastica and graduated with the highest distinction (Summa Cum Laude). He is now in the process of earning his Master of Science in Digital Forensics. With a background in developing solutions for highly regulated fields, such as finance and healthcare – Leonardo is always learning and earning certifications along the way to increase the level of service he can offer.