AP Computer Science Principles Course - SDNB includes cybersecurity as a topic
Information Technology Academy (ITA) - is a pre-college initiative with the goal of increasing enrollment rates of diverse students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
SDNB ACP Guide - See p. 34 and 35 for IT Program of Study/Related Pathways
Inspire Wisconsin - Career Based Learning Activities for K12 Students (Class Speakers, Field Trips, Online Career Coaches, Job Shadow, Internships, etc.). Sign Up your Business now to foster the next generation of IT professionals!
CyberPatriot - The National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
SkillsUSA - SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. They provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.
CyberCorps - Scholarship for Service (SFS) — providing scholarships for bachelors, masters, and graduate degree programs focusing in cybersecurity in return for service in Federal, State, local, or tribal governments upon graduation
Grant Program Announcement (GPA) - for collaborative projects to provide high school students with industry-recognized certifications in high-demand fields. Grants are available to Wisconsin technical colleges for collaborative projects with school districts, technical colleges and business partners
National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) - a not-for profit academic development center to provide K-12 cybersecurity curricula and hands-on professional development for teachers at no cost
Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) program - is a nationally recognized, innovative talent development solution driven by Wisconsin businesses to train and retain highly skilled workers. Making up to $1,000,000 in grants available
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) - is often discussed among white hat hackers and penetration testers
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - is geared towards people in managerial positions (e.g. CIO of IT security).
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - is designed for professionals who audit, control, monitor and assess information technology and business systems
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - is an information security certification developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
Cisco Certification Pathway - globally-recognized IT certification programs through Cisco career certifications that will provide valuable, measurable advancement to networking professionals, their managers, and organizations.
CompTIA - Earn an IT certification in Cybersecurity.
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) - is for incident handlers responsible for detecting, responding to and resolving computer security incidents
InfoSec Institute - trains on industry standard certifications such as CISSP
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) - is designed for penetration testers and includes a rigorous 24 hour certification exam.
Palo Alto Networks Certifications -Industry-leading professional certifications that help validate technical competencies and knowledge of the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform.
MS in Computing with a specialization Information Assurance and Cyber Defense, Marquette University designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Educations(CAE-CDE)