The most recent certifications included in this series, the MTA Security Fundamentals is the first of a two part series intended to teach consumers about subway security. Examined from a technical perspective, this two-part series focuses on what it means to deploy anti-cybersecurity measures, as well as explaining how to secure networks using Microsoft MAINFRAME, Netscape ESHOT, FreeCell, SSL/TLS and Windows firewall and other network isolation technologies. Examined from a security perspective, this training series also covers the basics of how to protect networks using Windows firewall and antivirus as well as other network security layers.
Part one in the MTA Security Fundamentals series focuses on the fundamentals of network security. This section teaches the fundamentals of how to protect networks using Microsoft Windows security tools such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, including how to create a local area network (LAN), set up a domain, and how to configure security policies. It then goes on to describe how to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to browse the internet anonymously through port 8BIT. It also describes the risks that are involved with unsecured file storage, discusses the dangers of connecting to the Web using free email services, and mentions the risks associated with exchanging personal information over the internet. Finally, it demonstrates how to secure servers by configuring service packs and enabling inbound filtering.
Part two of this two-part series focuses on how to protect networks using Microsoft Internet Explorer, which is designed primarily for the Windows server environment and is part of Microsoft Office. This section provides the basics on how to connect to the internet, view files and share documents, how to make a local area network (LAN) and finally how to configure security policies. It briefly goes over how to manage security policies and illustrates how to set up a company’s private firewall. It also briefly goes over how to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to browse the internet anonymously and how to use free, anonymous email services over the internet.
The final part of the series focuses on what companies need to look for when selecting an NSAI or MTA certification. Specifically, this discussion includes how to determine whether the training provided is adequate for the job, what organizations should be looking for when evaluating an applicant, how to select an instructor with knowledge of core security fundamentals, how to obtain NSAI or MTA certification, and how to pay for the certification. Additionally, this article explains how to obtain additional training and what organizations may look for in a suitable NSAI or MTA certification.
To participate in NSAI or MTA certification, one needs to complete a series of training courses, including classroom instruction and online courses. Both of these courses are available for in person training but only classroom training is available for online course. For example, if you wanted to work as an EIT technician in New York, you would need to complete a series of classes (which are administered online), pass an exam (which is administered online) and then sit for the actual exam held in New York City. The cost of these courses is not prohibitive, however. In fact, for most courses the cost is less than $200 – which is less than what you would pay for a couple cups of coffee at your local Starbucks.
After you successfully completed the online course, you will be sent your course completion certificate and a final exam. Please see the MTA Security Fundamentals and MetroCAD Certification sections for information about the final exam. If you successfully passed your test and received a certificate from Microsoft, you will then need access to the Microsoft Developer Tools Platform, which is a must for anyone seeking to work in the Information Technology industry.
As a non-certified Microsoft developer, you will have to work in close collaboration with experts who already possess the Microsoft Certified Windows Application Developer (MCPD) certification, which is required for those working in the IT industry. To receive this certification, you will need access to the Microsoft developer tools platform. Once you obtain a Microsoft developer certificate, you will then be able to apply for jobs in New York City’s technology industry. Please see the MetroCAD Certification and MTA Security Fundamentals sections for more information on how to complete these requirements.