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

Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is a free online, on-demand cybersecurity training system that is available at no charge for government personnel and veterans. Managed by DHS, FedVTE contains more than 800 hours of training on topics such as ethical hacking and surveillance, risk management, and malware analysis.

Course proficiency ranges from beginner to advanced levels. Several courses align with a variety of IT certifications such as Network +, Security +, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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