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Coley and Open Cloud Academy Put San Antonio Veterans on the Path to Cybersecurity Success

(San Antonio, TX - September 9, 2016) - Coley & Associates, Inc. has developed a Cybersecurity Learning Track, a 12-week boot camp-style program for the Rackspace Open Cloud Academy® (OCA), to meet the specific needs of employers in San Antonio, which is quickly becoming Cyber City USA. This curriculum expands upon students’ current network security experience and prepares graduates to enter the cybersecurity workforce with the certifications and practical knowledge to be successful.

Coley and OCA collaborated with cybersecurity experts from several local companies, including Rackspace® and USAA, to select, organize and customize a series of industry-aligned cybersecurity courses to develop a coherent boot camp-style curriculum for candidates to successfully take on entry-level cybersecurity positions. This curriculum includes Security+ and CISSP certification exams, along with topics such as Network Security Administration, Securing Wireless Networks and Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing.

The inaugural class is a cohort style program that has been offered to 15 San Antonio area military Veterans who received funding from the Department of Labor and the City of San Antonio through Project QUEST. “This is a great opportunity for us to continue our work of helping highly-skilled Veterans transition from military service by expanding their skills and preparing them to work in a very demanding field that has immediate employment opportunities with both private and public sector employers in the local area,” said Jack Coley, CEO at Coley.

For more information about this program or if you would like to discuss tailoring a curriculum to meet your specific needs, call 1-210-402-6766 or visit The Cybersecurity Learning Track will produce highly qualified specialists to meet the needs of a growing San Antonio cybersecurity market.

About Coley & Associates, Inc.

Coley & Associates, Inc. is a San Antonio-based, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that designs award-winning workforce development solutions that drive organizational excellence.

About Project QUEST

QUEST is a nationally recognized workforce strategy with over a 23-year history of successfully planning and implementing training programs for professional, high-paying jobs that enhance the economic competitiveness of San Antonio.