Training Schedule

Each course section in this training program consists of eight weeks learning with six instructional hours per week and two weeks for participants to prepare for certification and certification examination.

A total of six (6) training sessions including a pilot session will be offered from June 2021 to August 2022. Training courses will be offered in weekday early mornings, evenings and Saturdays, US Central Time.

Pilot Session: June 7 to Aug 15, 2021 (One section per course, A+, Linux, Computer Forensics, Python)

Regular Session 1: August 16 to October 10, 2021

Regular Session 2: October 25 to December 19, 2021

Regular Session 3: January 18 to March 13, 2022

Regular Session 4: March 28 to May 22, 2022
Regular Session 4 Course Schedule:

CWCT CourseSectionCourse NameDays and Times
CWCT 100CompTIA A+Mondays and Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 100CompTIA A+Mondays and Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 100CompTIA A+Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 100CompTIA A+Saturdays: 10am - 1pm and Sundays: 10am - 1pm Central
CWCT 116Linux System AdministrationMondays and Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 116Linux System AdministrationTuesdays and Thursdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 116Linux System AdministrationSaturdays: 2pm - 5pm and Sundays: 2pm - 5pm Central
CWCT 140Python EssentialsTuesdays and Thursdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 115Cisco CyberOpsTuesdays and Thursdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 115Cisco CyberOpsMondays and Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 115Cisco CyberOpsMondays and Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 105CompTIA Security+Mondays and Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 105CompTIA Security+Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 250IoT Hardware SecuritySaturdays: 10am - 1pm and Sundays: 10am - 1pm Central
CWCT 225Ethical HackingMondays and Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 255Computer Hacking Forensic InvestigatorTuesdays and Thursdays: 6pm - 9pm Central
CWCT 235Computer ForensicsTuesdays and Thursdays: 6pm - 9pm Central

Regular Session 5: June 6 to July 31, 2022
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Regular Session 6: August 15 to October 9, 2022
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Regular Session 7: October 24 to December 18, 2022
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Regular Session 8: January 17 to March 12, 2023
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Regular Session 9: March 27 to May 21, 2023
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Regular Session 10: June 5 to July 30, 2023
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Self-Preparation for your Training Path

The following courses will be open until July 28, 2022. Training participants can complete these courses at their own pace to prepare for the training program or for self-learning. Begin the first six courses by self-enrollment. The last two courses require an email requesting access. Self-enrollment links are provided with each description.

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Continue Your Cybersecurity Education at Purdue Northwest

You can apply all Cybersecurity Workforce Training coursework to PNW’s on-campus B.S. in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity. For more information, or to apply, contact Amber Schuler at arschule@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2046.


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Introduction to Packet Tracer is a 10 hour course which will help introduce how to build network systems in a virtual and simulated environment. It is useful for IT Essentials, IoT, and CyberOps. It is a part of the IT Essentials course.
Course Self Enrollment

15 hours of general cybersecurity information to start.
Course Self Enrollment

30 hours of general cybersecurity information to take after Intro to Cybersecurity
Course Self Enrollment

30 hour class which helps to be prepared for CyberOps and have a basic understanding of the role of networking today.
Course Self Enrollment

Introduction to IoT as a Primer for IoT Security in 20 hours.
Course Self Enrollment

Linux Unhatched – A simple 8 hour intro to working with Linux and what it is. Great prep for CWCT116.
Course Self Enrollment

AWS Cloud Fundamentals
Great introduction for those on the Cloud System Admin track. 30-hour course on understanding the terminology with several working AWS labs to try out. Badge of completion after successfully passing all of the quizzes. It is the preparation needed for the AWS Cloud Foundations Certification.

Request course access by completing the following online form to enroll:

Online Enrollment Form

Forensics in Netlab – Try out 30 hours of labs as you wish.
Send email request to access this material to: cyberworkforce@pnw.edu

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Continue Your Cybersecurity Education at Purdue Northwest

You can apply all Cybersecurity Workforce Training coursework to PNW’s on-campus B.S. in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity. For more information, or to apply, contact Amber Schuler at arschule@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2046.


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