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Professional Development Institute

Certification is Just the Beginning - Valuable Online Education, On Your Time

The award-winning Professional Development Institute (PDI) is your go-to resource for relevant and challenging online, expert-instructed cybersecurity courses. PDI takes you beyond your certification with a portfolio of on-demand, self-paced courses and you earn valuable CPE credits. And best of all, these courses are free to members and associates of (ISC)² and available for purchase by non-members.

Free Ransomware Education

Considering the increase in worldwide ransomware attacks, we recognize the intense demand for ransomware prevention and mitigation content. Now through July 31, 2021, our Ransomware: Identify, Protect, Detect, Recover course is free to the public to help organizations defend their critical assets from this increasingly prevalent threat.

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Cybersecurity Courses

Successful completion of the Ransomware course will unlock a 25% discount off all PDI courses through July 31, including the All-Access Pass and the Express Learning Training Bundle.

Immersive Courses

In-depth training on a variety of cybersecurity and IT security related topics.

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Express Learning Courses

Short-format courses with on-the-go professionals in mind.

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Lab Courses

Hands-on courses that enable learners to practice specific technical skills.

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