CERT Training Courses

Upcoming Courses

You can access CERT training on-site at our various training facilities, online through SEI's eLearning portal, or you can engage with STEPfwd, a virtual training environment.




CERT staff members are collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College School of Public Policy and Management, teaching courses in the Information Security Management specialization of the Master of Information Systems Management program, the CIO Institute, and the CISO Executive Education and Certification Program. CERT staff members are also teaching information security courses in graduate programs in the Carnegie Mellon University Information Networking Institute.

Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials.

Courses by Topic

CERT training is offered in the following areas:

Incident Handling

Incident Handling training helps managers, project leaders, CSIRT staff, and computer forensic professionals to create and manage CSIRTs, prepares incident handlers to respond to system compromises at the administrator level, teaches technical staff the best practices they can use for analyzing malicious code, and describes tools and best practices that can be used to support organizations' incident response and forensic analysis investigations.


Network & Software Security

Network Security training provides technical staff members, engineers, software managers, and technical leads best practices and practical techniques for protecting the security of their organization's information assets and resources. Topics covered include the SQUARE methodology, secure coding in C and C++, and four critical software assurance areas--security requirements, software supply chain assurance, mission thread analysis, and measurement.


Risk Assessment & Insider Threat

Risk Assessment & Insider Threat training teaches managers, executives, security and business continuity professionals, risk managers, compliance personnel, and insider threat program managers to develop strategies for protecting their organizations from security threats, and to better manage their risks. Topics covered include the CERT Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM), OCTAVE Allegro method, and insider threat program management best practices.