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Stay relevant and on top of the latest trends. Leverage our online courses to gain interactive, engaging and timely learning experiences throughout your career. Each course is designed with input from leading industry experts and based on proven learning techniques to maximize your time and content retention.

The self-paced learning format delivers modular content combined with interactive activities involving videos, labs, case studies, quizzes, etc. Learn at your own pace on your own time and earn valuable Continuing Professionals Education (CPE) credits towards your (ISC)² certifications. (Note: Credits may be eligible for continuing education credits for non-(ISC)² certifications. Please review the requirements established by the credentialing organization for eligibility.)

(ISC)² Members and Associates have free unlimited access to courses that are denoted as ‘Free for Members’ by logging in above and clicking the ‘My Courses’ menu item.

For individual course purchases learners will have access to the course content for 180 days from the time of purchase. Please note, we do not offer time extensions for you to complete this training course.

For All Access and Express Learning Bundle purchases learners will have access to the course content for 365 day from the time of purchase. Please see course description for pricing and CPEs.

  Certification
Utilizing Big Data
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". This Express Learning course provides an overview of Big Data components, architectures and applications. Cybersecurity professionals will learn to apply the concept of data flows to gain insights on how to help defend their organizations by successfully managing and analyzing large amounts of data.
Security Analysis with SPARTA 
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". In this lab course, participants review and apply internal security assessments and white hat penetration testing by using SPARTA on an unfamiliar network. They gain experience performing scans on a local network to find live machines and locate open network ports and services, then find weaknesses in some of these services and explore ways to mitigate them.
When Ethics Meets Artificial Intelligence (AI)
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". In this Express Learning course, you will learn more about the history of AI and the related ethical principles and will apply select thought experiments to modern issues and technology, including AI. As a security professional, you’ll consider the role ethics plays in the development and uses of AI and examine the ways bias and fairness will help to shape the role of AI in future applications.
Exploring Cybersecurity in Industrial Control Systems
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". As manufacturing becomes more automated, digitized and network-enabled the risks and attack surfaces increase. Industrial control systems (ICS) deployment and usage is expanding and cybersecurity professionals need to be more aware of the area and the implications for security. This Immersive Course explores the fundamental concepts around security concerns within industrial control systems (ICS) helping the learners understand how ICS supports critical infrastructure and the global need for ICS security, as it proliferates in various industries.
The Privacy Regulation Roadmap
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". Navigating the various privacy legislations and ensuring compliance requires not only knowledge of the law, but how frameworks can be utilized to ensure privacy is at the forefront of security practices. In this course, participants examine global privacy legislation and learn the importance of identifying and complying with privacy laws and regulations that apply to their industry and customer base. Course content breaks down the practical application of privacy legislation to the cybersecurity professional and provides a systematic plan for incorporating privacy into cybersecurity practices.
Strengthening Interpersonal Skills
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". Much research has been done on the need to balance softer professional skills with technical skills to be successful in the workplace. This holds true for cybersecurity professionals wishing to advance their careers and become better leaders and influencers within their organizations. This Immersive Course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of how emotional intelligence can increase productivity, identify methods for efficient decision making, review strategies for effective communication and understand the role non-verbal communications play in shaping professional perspectives.
Understanding Security in the IoT Ecosystem
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". The dramatic and rapid growth in the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) creates mounting cybersecurity concerns. The skills and knowledge needed to manage those concerns will only grow in demand. This Immersive course provides a broad overview of IoT. Learners will be presented with the challenges involved in defining the IoT landscape and how that influences cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the complex, distributed, and often unmanaged IoT ecosystem. The course surveys existing bodies of work in IoT security in order to better understand issues like data privacy and safety. Learners will leave with a clearer picture of the overall state of the IoT industry in terms of approaches to cybersecurity governance.
Leveraging the Intelligence Cycle
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". The Intelligence Cycle is the primary process intelligence analysts use when creating intelligence. In this Express Learning course, cybersecurity professionals compare the various intelligence disciplines and learn to leverage the Intelligence Cycle to outline the when, why, and how of cyber events. At the end of this course, you will take on the role of a cyber intelligence analyst and learn to create a cyber intelligence product.
Navigating Cyber Insurance
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". Having an insurance policy that is expressly dedicated to covering cyber-related incidents is critical, but unfortunately, not all cyber-insurance policies are created equal. In this Express Learning course, participants navigate the ins and outs of cyber insurance and examine real-world examples to fully understand the scope of what the cyber-insurance policy covers, should an incident take place.
Securing Containers at the Speed of DevOps
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". Containers allow for the creation of fast, repeatable, and secure deployment cycles for applications, making them an excellent fit for DevOps. This Express Learning course offers learners an overview of important security features and best practices to protect containerized services. Learn to describe containers and its main characteristics, then it delves into the most prominent security threats and countermeasures, and finally describing how to use automation and orchestration to do deploy containers in an automated and secure manner. 
Introduction to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". As an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is responsible for measurement science, standards, and technology in a way that promotes safety and collaboration for industry and government alike. NIST has a significant influence on worldwide standards and provides a framework cybersecurity professionals can use to analyze and strengthen their ability to identify, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks. In this Express Learning course, explore the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as you learn to apply it to your organization, large and small, using a matrix that incorporates all of the popular technical standards.
A Security Professional's Guide to AI
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to become prevalent in the security professionals’ personal and work life, including many familiar and highly visible applications and others that are behind-the-scenes and not so obvious. This Express Learning course introduces the security professional to the details of data science in AI, its frameworks and languages and the challenges that security professionals face when working with AI development teams. It is designed to give you a primer of the concepts, frameworks and languages currently used in the development on AI and the security issues that you may face.
Techniques for Malware Analysis
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". The ability to find and analyze malware has become a necessary skill for anyone performing incident response. This Express Learning course will introduce the various types and categories of malware and their characteristics. The course will also introduce broad categories of malware analysis and show you how to collect information about malware by examining its characteristics. Finally, you will learn how to execute malware and watch how it interacts with your system.
Técnicas para el análisis de malware
* Gratis para miembros o asociados de (ISC)²; iniciando sesión arriba y haciendo clic en Mis cursos. La capacidad de encontrar y analizar malware se ha convertido en una habilidad necesaria para cualquier persona que trabaje en la respuesta a incidentes. Este curso de aprendizaje exprés presentará los distintos tipos y las distintas categorías de malware y sus características. El curso también contendrá amplias categorías de análisis de malware y le mostrará cómo recopilar información sobre este software malicioso al examinar sus características. Finalmente, aprenderá cómo ejecutar el malware y verá cómo interactúa con su sistema.
Strengthening Presentation Skills
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". Today’s security practitioners have the need to communicate clearly, persuasively, and inspirationally to diverse audiences. Whether presenting to a board of five people or onstage in front of a larger audience, this course gives you guidance on how to prepare, design, and deliver an effective presentation. In this Express Learning course, you will have an opportunity to reflect on your personal experience and gain practical tips to tackle your next presentation.
Purple Team Playbook
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". A traditional cybersecurity operation center consists of a red (offensive) team and blue (defensive) team, but in recent years the rise of the purple team has helped to successfully blend the skills of these teams into a cross-functional security department. In this Express Learning course, discover strategies for staffing and building your cybersecurity teams. Learn to create the policies, processes, and charters that ensures cohesive purple team collaboration as you establish your own purple team playbook.
Incident Management: Preparation and Response
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". By bringing together key definitions of incident management and demonstrating through real-world examples you will learn how to determine that an event has become an incident, quickly and effectively respond to incidents to eliminate the immediate threat, and develop strategies and solutions to ensure that similar incidents do not continue to plague your organization in the future.
Practical Intrusion Analysis Using the Diamond Model
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". The Diamond Model provides security professionals a means to better understanding the enemy (adversary) as they work to identify the victims, capabilities, and infrastructure of a cybersecurity event. It also assists in understanding the adversary’s technology and social-political motivations and intentions. In this Express Learning course, you will take on the role of a cyber intelligence analyst and gain experience populating a Diamond Model following a cybersecurity event. Learn the core features of the Diamond Model and how to apply source information to communicate event details.
Moving to the Cloud
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". Cloud computing is quickly becoming the norm. Driven by economic advantage, companies worldwide are making the transition from enterprise IT to cloud computing. But are they doing it strategically? Are they keeping security at the fore of their priorities? In Moving to the Cloud, we bring you a four-phased approach to transforming your organization — strategically and securely — using business alignment as your guidepost.
Creating a High-Performing Cybersecurity Team
*Free for (ISC)² Members/Associates by logging in above and clicking "My Courses". With over 1 million cybersecurity jobs open this year, the challenges facing hiring managers in the field are daunting. This self-paced immersive course will help learners gain the foundational skills and understanding of building a high- performing cybersecurity team within their organization. It will help them apply current leadership experience to the unique and diverse cybersecurity field in order to defend their businesses with the necessary and appropriate talent.