Cybersecurity Education and Training Opportunities for Veterans

Last Published Date: 
July 22, 2019

Our nation’s veterans are one of our most valued and cherished assets.  Every November 11th, we honor and remember their sacrifices and commitment to this country.

Many of these resources are listed in our Veterans Cybersecurity Education and Training Guide and Cybersecurity Training and Education for Veterans: Champion Communications Manual.

The Veterans Cybersecurity Education and Training User Guide provides a complete guide to DHS cybersecurity education and training opportunities for Veterans. The Cybersecurity Training and Education for Veterans: Champion Communications Manual helps your organization quickly get the word out about these valuable resources.

Many of the resources can be found via the NICCS website. FedVTE (Federal Virtual Training Environment), CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS), and National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) are all useful training and education opportunities for veterans. For example, FedVTE provides free cybersecurity training and certification prep courses for all experience levels. Beginners can start with CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) Certification Prep which prepares the student to take the Security+ certification exam, a good first step in a cybersecurity career path. More experienced cybersecurity professionals can prepare for advanced certifications like the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

These resources were featured in an August post on Vantage Point, the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30058/veterans-can-take-advantage-in-free-cybersecurity-training/.

To date, over 15,000 veterans have enrolled in FedVTE!

All materials can be found on our Veterans page or directly through the links below: