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The Cyber Readiness Center Training Program: Objectives
  1. Serve as expert instructors delivering courses to help individuals, organizations, and communities improve their cybersecurity knowledge and skills.
  2. Provide high-quality training in terms of instruction, content, and materials.
  3. Develop and deliver customized courses needed to fill a training gap.
  4. Collaborate with public and private partners to ensure the most relevant and effective training is offered.
What is cybersecurity training?

As a concept, cybersecurity is most likely something everyone in your organization is familiar with.  However, the importance of their role in keeping the information technology secure is lost on most.  From senior management to volunteer, training can go a long way to develop the knowledge personnel need in order to contribute to the overall security effort.  Even basic courses can help people become part of the solution rather than be the problem.  For those with the direct responsibility of protecting the IT systems, capabilities can be developed and enhanced through industry recognized certifications that proves competency in specific IT areas.  As part of a workforce development institution with a long history of training excellence, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), the Cyber Readiness Center designs and delivers a number of cybersecurity courses that cover a variety of specific topics.

See the training catalog for a complete listing of courses.

Why is training needed?

No matter how robust your cybersecurity program may be, it is always susceptible to the human element. Whether it be an accident or a malicious act of cybercrime, humans are a significant risk. That risk can be mitigated to some degree through the appropriate training providing personnel with the fundamentals needed to make smart and safe cyber choices. Training can also equip the front-line IT staff with the advanced skill set and tools needed to prevent, respond, and recover. Internal training is also needed to implement the policies and procedures developed in the planning process. The Cyber Readiness Center has the instructional design expertise to develop a custom training program for your organization.

Who should receive training?

The short answer is everyone – whether they directly use information technology in the performance of their duties or not.  Because everyone is touched by IT in one form or fashion whether it be at work, or at home, or somewhere else in the community, at a minimum, awareness level training is valuable and will only benefit the organization.  Personnel wanting or needing more should look into the wide-range of industry certifications that can drastically improve skills and abilities.

See the training catalog for a complete listing of courses.

Where is the training delivered?

The Cyber Readiness Center provides online and instructor-led courses.  All online courses are available 24/7 and can be initiated at any time.  The courses are self-paced so there is no start or stop times.

The awareness-, performance-, and management-level instructor-led courses typically travel to you with all the materials needed to conduct the training.  They are delivered at a location designated by the requesting host.

The skills-based certification preparation bootcamps and other courses are delivered in a variety of formats.  The traditional classroom-based format occurs at one of the TEEX offices in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, or College Station.  There is also a distance learning format where individuals can attend the instructor-led course via their online computer/device at a regularly scheduled date and time.  A third option is to host a delivery at your specified location – contingent upon a minimum class size requirement.

Visit the course catalog to determine the specific format for the specific offering.

How much does the training cost?

The majority of the training is free as it is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  This is true for the online courses and the instructor-led courses that will travel to a host-designated location.

The certification courses and other offerings are priced on an individual basis.  Visit the course catalog to determine the price for the specific offering.

How do we get started?

Registration for web-based and scheduled open-enrollment classroom training is provided online through the class-specific link in the course catalog.  To learn more about hosted or certification training contact:

Scott Terry
Program Director
Scott.terry@teex.tamu.edu
979-458-6729







Free Cybersecurity Training


Online and classroom courses funded by DHS/FEMA provides technical and non-technical training on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations in the public and private sector. The web-based courses are designed to ensure that the privacy, reliability, and integrity of the information systems that power the global economy remain intact and secure.  In the context of the community, classroom-based courses provide individuals, community leaders, and first responders with information on basic terminology and on fundamental cyber threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures.



Industry Certification Training


Entry-level or advanced cybersecurity skillsets and credentials can be obtained through any number of IT professional certification programs – all requiring an exam.  Preparation for that exam can be maximized through one of our unique training boot camps.  By blending the specific knowledge-based content reinforced with experiential learning thru labs in a cyber range environment, these courses will improve weaknesses and solidify strengths.  With training on the various certifications from 4 out of the 5 global credentialing bodies, there is at least one course for everyone.







For online or already scheduled courses:

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    Find desired training in course catalog

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    Follow link to register

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    If required, provide payment

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    Receive registration confirmation email

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    For online courses, begin immediately

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    For classroom courses, attend when and where scheduled

To host a classroom delivery in your area:

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    Call or email with desired course title and suggest dates

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    Discuss requirements and logistics with class coordinator

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    Recruit participants

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    Provide regular enrollment updates

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    Provide on-site assistance for instructor team

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    Post-delivery feedback and class closeout


The Cyber Readiness Center team of experienced instructors and developers are here to help you with your individual and organizational cybersecurity training goals.

Scott Terry

800.541.7149

scott.terry@teex.tamu.edu