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Cyber Systems Operations


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Career Description

The Air Force relies heavily on advanced computer and software systems, and thus it is paramount to keep those systems safe. Cyber Systems Operations specialists design, install and support our systems to ensure they operate properly and are secure from outside intrusion. The future of warfare relies heavily on having the best, most secure systems, and these specialists work to make sure ours meet the bill.

Career Tasks

  • Install, support and maintain servers or other computer systems and plan for responding to service outages and interruptions to network operations
  • Administer server-based networked systems, distributed applications, network storage, messaging and application monitoring required to provide, sustain, operate and integrate cyber networked systems and applications in garrison and at deployed locations
  • Knowledgeable in server operating systems, database administration, web technologies and systems-related project management
  • Support identification, reconnaissance and exploitation of vulnerabilities while enhancing capabilities within cyber environments to achieve desired effects

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Mathematics


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Cyber Systems Operations technical training:

School location: Keesler AFB [MS]

Length of course: 56 days

College degree earned: Electronics and Telecommunications

College credits earned: 23