Cybersecurity Center of the Americas

Professional cybersecurity training for organizations and individuals


Miami Dade College, in partnership with IBM, is launching a new cohort of the IBM Cybersecurity Practitioner course to help students looking to enter or advance within the rapidly growing cybersecurity field. The program will provide students an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to become a cybersecurity professional.

In addition to gaining marketable skills, students who successfully complete the full course will also receive two digital badges, IBM Enterprise Security in Practice and IBM Security Operations Center in Practice.


  • Understand how a S.O.C. (Security Operations Center) operates along with its key roles and functions
  • Learn the skills needed to work within a S.O.C.
  • Learn about vital security tools such as firewalls, SIEMs, and packet analyzers
  • Learn about the overall threat landscape, attack types, and system vulnerabilities

The course will also combine the best of both worlds by providing students access to the IBM labs as well as the Miami Dade College Cyber Range.


The program is a non-credit program open to students 18 years and above who are interested in cybersecurity. Applicants should have foundational IT knowledge from previous education and/or IT related work experience.


The course is 100% online with a blended instruction format. The content will be delivered via a self-paced online platform together with one weekly virtual meeting with an instructor. The blended approach will provide students with the best of both worlds, flexibility of completing the online tutorials and labs on their own schedule while also having access to an instructor on a weekly basis to help answer any questions they may have.


The course will be offered at $0 cost to the student providing an incredible opportunity. Acceptance into the course is required via an application process. Students can apply via the link below.

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Start Date: April 26, 2021

End Date: May 21, 2021

Schedule: Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Eligibility: 18+ years old with IT foundational knowledge

Level: Novice

Registration: Must be accepted via application process

Apply by: February 1, 2021 (Applicants will be notified by February 3rd)

Price: Free

Credits: None