McLane Technology Partners (MTP) Introduction and Foundation to Cybersecurity Pre-Apprenticeship Program is designed to equip entry-level workers for Registered Apprenticeship programs.  MTP’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program supports the development of a skilled and diverse workforce.  Our programs have the flexibility to meet the needs of our students and employers.

In this training course, you will discover the importance of cybersecurity in information technology. The objective is to understand cyber-attacks and the techniques used to take control of an unsecure system. This course also presents the defensive measures security teams can take to prevent attacks and provides an overview of the malicious software types used in computer networks.

In addition, you will gain a global perspective of the challenges of designing a secure system, touching on all the cyber roles needed to provide a cohesive security solution. Through lecture, labs, and breakout discussion groups, you will learn about current threat trends across the Internet and their impact on organizational security. You will review standard cybersecurity terminology and compliance requirements, examine sample exploits, and gain hands-on experience mitigating controls. In a contained lab environment, you will work with live viruses, including botnets, worms, and Trojans.

What you will learn?

  • Hard Skills
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity Basics
      • The Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) Triad
      • Security Terminology
      • Risks
      • Security / Usability
    • Cybersecurity Awareness
    • Network Discovery
    • System Hardening
    • Security Architecture
    • Data Security
    • Public Key Infrastructure
    • Identity Management
    • Network Hardening
    • Malware
    • Social Engineering
    • Software Security
    • Environment Monitoring
    • Physical Security
    • Incident Response
    • Legal Considerations
    • Trends in Cybersecurity
  • Soft Skill
    • Communication
    • Creative problem solving
    • Flexibility
    • Leadership
    • Listening
    • Presentation
    • Teamwork

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who wants to improve their understanding of cybersecurity fundamentals, including threats, mitigating controls, and organizational responsibilities
  • Network professionals looking to advance their knowledge and explore cybersecurity
  • Those with an educational background in Information Security area

Open Enrollment:  Year-round enrollment

Service Areas:Within 50 miles of training site

Minimum Qualification:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a driver’s license with reliable transportation

About McLane Technology Partners

 McLane Technology Partners (MTP) is an innovative technology solutions provider built on over a century of leadership and service. MTP is known for experience in delivering efficiency through technology — the McLane dedication to quality sets the company apart from others. MTP provides reliable and affordable technology solutions and offers customized training programs to fit your organization’s needs. Classes are conducted at our campus in Temple, Texas, as well as locations worldwide.

MTP is located at 4001 Central Pointe Parkway, Suite 400, Temple, Texas 76504. Classes are 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.  Pre-Apprenticeship training is Monday – Thursday.   For more information on MTP’s training courses, contact Sammie Hodges at or call 254.771.6233.