MATA Cybersecurity

Academies of Loudoun - MATA Cybersecurity DE 

  • Explore the fundamentals of Information Technology through computer hardware, networking, and security. The MATA Cybersecurity program provides first-rate educational opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in a broad range of professions that support our computer/information-based society. Through enrollment in the Cybersecurity program at Monroe Advanced Technical Academy, students will gain a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. The course prepares students for postsecondary education and training and a successful career in information technology.


    This course may assist the student in preparing for CompTIA’s A+, and Security+ industry certification exams. Students enrolled in the MATA Cybersecurity program also participate in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense team competition. Mr. Staples works closely with students, ensuring their success and affording them opportunities for further exploration in cybersecurity, computer science and information technology. Through corporate partnership collaboration, students may acquire internships that lead to full time employment opportunities.


    Students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system. Students will install, configure, and secure various operating systems. Students will troubleshoot computers and peripherals and use system tools and diagnostic software. They develop skills in computer networking and resource sharing. In addition, students explore the relationships between internal and external computer components. This advanced course provides students with training in procedures for optimizing and troubleshooting concepts for computer systems, subsystems, and networks. Students explore IT systems design and connectivity, security documentation, systems limitations and weaknesses, and IT security, standards and protocols.



    • related industry certifications: CompTIA A+; CompTIA Security+; CTECS Workplace Readiness.

    • NVCC Dual Enrollment  

                 Links to NVCC programs of study towards which the related MATA Cybersecurity DE courses apply:


                           IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate 

                           Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate 

                           Information Systems Technology A.A.S. Degree 

                           Cyber Security A.A.S. Degree