University of Wisconsin–Madison
Cyber Security Success

Grow your cybersecurity skills & earn key certifications

Get a leg up in booming information technology disciplines while learning critical skills to help the university protect against cyber threats in a series of hands-on professional development courses.

Brought to campus by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of Cybersecurity, the two courses in network security infrastructure and cybersecurity will take place at Union South in early 2020, taught by industry leaders at Stronger International Inc., a global IT consulting and training firm.

With cyber threats and security breaches growing in frequency and scope worldwide, UW–Madison’s Office of Cybersecurity leads the campus-wide charge to protect against ever-morphing threats.

“Here at UW–Madison, we are constantly reminded of the increasing threat to our information, systems and data,” says Chief Information Security Officer Bob Turner. “Every day, threat actors and criminals are taking new approaches to gain access to our information.”

The Stronger series begins in February with a security fundamentals course. Both classes will be held at Union South.

For complete info and to register, select the registration links below, email or call 509-290-6598.

CompTIA Security+

Feb 17-21, 8am-5pm
Educational/state discount cost: $1,950
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CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. You will learn practical security problem-solving skills and practice troubleshooting security incidents. CompTIA Security+ certification exam included. More course info

Relevant roles: System administrator, network administrator, security administrator


Mar 9-13, 8am-5pm
Educational/state discount cost: $2,375
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This course is designed for IT professionals to learn what it takes to effectively design, implement, and manage a best-in-class security system. Students will also gain the knowledge and skills to take the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exam. Certification exam voucher is not included with the course and can be purchased separately for $699. More course info

Relevant roles: IT director/manager, security systems engineer, security analyst, security manager, security auditor, security architect, security consultant, network architect