Free Cybersecurity Workforce Certification Training

PNW is proud to introduce highly qualified professionals into the Cybersecurity workforce. Register for this free certification training to enhance your career opportunities!


Open to all adult learners interested in AI-cybersecurity job transitioning and upskilling, with priority given to military and first responders. Registration requires proof of citizenship or resident status, education records and/or military/first responder service history.



Cybersecurity Workforce Certification Training (CWCT) LogoAbout the Program

This program will offer Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Cybersecurity training with online delivery to transitioning military, first responders and other adult trainees free of charge.

Successful completion of the program will offer participants the opportunity to earn three Industry and Government recognized certifications through examination as well as gain pathways to pursue degree programs at participating institutions.

There are 3 training tracks offered through the program:

  • Cybersecurity-System Administration (CS_SA)
  • Cybersecurity-Artificial Intelligence (CS_AI)
  • Cybersecurity-Digital Forensics (CS_DF)

Topics include Windows and Linux computer technologies, cloud technology, network, python programming, cybersecurity fundamentals, ethical hacking, hardware security, computer and mobile forensics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The program consists of 8 weeks learning with 5 instructional hours per week and 2 weeks for certification preparation and examination.

Job Categories

Through successful completion of the training:

  • Information Security
  • Security Analyst
  • IT/Network/Computer/Cloud Systems Administrator
  • IT Analyst
  • IT Support
  • Forensics Investigator, etc.


Purdue University Northwest in collaboration with Ivy Tech Community College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), will establish a pilot Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Cybersecurity certification based national training program for transitioning military, first responders, and other adult trainees.

Contact Information

Brooke Rogan
(219) 989-2603

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Cybersecurity Workforce Development

This project is supported by National Security Agency (NSA) Grant #H98230-20-1-0351.

Since 2014, Purdue University Northwest has been a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE 4Y) designated jointly by the NSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).