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Training for Cybersecurity Careers

Training is essential to preparing the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow, and for keeping current cybersecurity workers up-to-date on skills and evolving threats. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to providing the nation with access to cybersecurity training and workforce development efforts to develop a more resilient and capable cyber nation.

Training for Current and Aspiring Cybersecurity Professionals

DHS offers multiple training and education resources, including an extensive Training Catalog, which maps cybersecurity courses to Specialty Areas in the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. Cybersecurity professionals and those entering cybersecurity careers can quickly identify the courses they need to advance within their specialty area or to transfer skills.

The Training Catalog organizes more than 2,000 courses provided by organizations across the cybersecurity industry. A broad range of courses are offered to meet the needs of anyone interested in training, including:

  • Current cybersecurity professionals who want to update their skills and advance their career.
  • Students who are looking to enter the cybersecurity field; and
  • Professionals in a related field (including veterans) who would like to change careers.

If you're an academic institution or training vendor, you may qualify to have your courses listed in our nationwide cybersecurity training catalog. Contact us for more information.

Free Training for Government Personnel

DHS offers free training resources for government personnel. If you protect federal information and information systems, you can receive free cybersecurity training through the online, on demand Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) and live Federal Cybersecurity Training Events (FedCTE). Both programs are accessible from any Internet-enabled computer. These programs deliver nearly 35,000 hours of training per month and include cutting-edge training courses, executive-level training, and industry certification preparation courses.

Last Published Date: April 13, 2016

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