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.

Training courses will be offered in weekday early mornings, evenings and Saturdays, US Central Time.

Regular Session 8: January 17 to March 12, 2023

Regular Session 9: March 27 to May 21, 2023

Regular Session 10: June 5 to July 30, 2023

Self-Preparation for your Training Path

The following courses will be open until July 31, 2023. 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 or (219) 989-2046.

Explore the Degree

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.
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You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of the full capabilities of cloud computing
  • Knowledge to effectively develop a holistic cloud security program relative to globally accepted standards
  • Understand best practices for Identity and Access Management (IAM), cloud incident response, application security, data encryption, Security as a Service, and securing emerging technologies
  • Prepare for Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) certification

Online Enrollment Form