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DHS Offers Online Cyber Courses to Veterans Via Federal Virtual Training Environment

cybersecurityThe Department of Homeland Security has begun to provide online cybersecurity training courses to retired uniformed personnel, Nextgov reported Friday.

Aliya Sternstein writes DHS offers on-demand classes in mobile security, malware analysis and ethical hacking to veterans through the Federal Virtual Training Environment.

Retired servicemembers that seek to gain professional certifications from organizations such as CompTIA, ISACA and (ISC)2 offer can take classes through the DHS’ Fed VTE, Sterntein reports.

Registration for a Fed VTE account can be done through Hire Our Heroes’ website.

Hire Our Heroes is a nonprofit organization that cosponsors the Fed VTE program and works to provide employment opportunities for military retirees.

According to a blog post by the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 100,000 users of the Fed VTE online program, which offers at least 800 hours of training to participants.

DHS also provides a guide that seeks to help veterans acquire the skills necessary in a cybersecurity career, the post added.

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