CERT Training Courses

Our Cybersecurity Certificates and Courses

Take our courses individually or earn a certificate by combining courses. We have flexible delivery options, which include classroom delivery in our Arlington, VA office, onsite delivery at customer facilities, synchronous delivery, and asynchronous delivery via the CERT STEPfwd environment.


Formally acknowledge your professional accomplishments by earning one of our professional certificates in fields such as insider threat, digital forensics, and security management. You can benefit from the skills you acquire and the recognition the certificate provides in your continuing education and professional development. We currently offer the following certificates:

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.