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The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partnered with DOD and the Department of State (DOS) to create FedVTE, a virtual training environment with over 30,000 active users.

The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is an online training center that provides Federal cybersecurity and IT professionals with hands-on labs and training courses. The environment is accessible from any Internet-enabled computer and is free to users and their organizations. FedVTE is based on a proven Department of Defense (DOD) technology used to supplement defense service training.

Training provider presenting course materials

The FedVTE content library includes more than 800 hours of training, 150 demos, and 3,000+ pieces of content.  Users practice what they’ve learned in a “sandbox” network in more than 100 hands-on labs.  An audio and video recording of each pre-recorded classroom course is synchronized with a transcript and the instructor slides.  If users pause or exit, FedVTE will bookmark their place.  Additional features include the ablitly to:

• fast forward and rewind pre-recorded classroom courses;

• highlight text and take notes on transcripts and slides; and

• view and print training certificates and progress reports.

To learn more, contact FedVTE@hq.dhs.gov.