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ISC2 Pledges One Million FREE ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity Courses and Exams

See yourself in cybersecurity. You don’t need experience — just the passion and drive to enter a demanding and rewarding field, one that opens limitless opportunities worldwide.

As part of our commitment to help close the cybersecurity workforce gap and diversify those working in the field, ISC2 is offering FREE Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) Online Self-Paced Training and exams to one million people.

Start Your Journey
To participate in the One Million Certified in Cybersecurity program, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Create an account. If you already have an ISC2 account, sign in.
  2. Complete your ISC2 Candidate application form and select Certified in Cybersecurity as your certification of interest.
  3. Once the application is complete, you’ll become an ISC2 Candidate. It’s free to join and you’ll gain access to Official ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity Online Self-Paced Training and the opportunity to register for the free certification exam. You will find your access on the Candidate Benefits page.
  4. Upon passing the exam, complete the application form and pay U.S. $50 Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF). Once completed you’ll become a certified member of ISC2 – the world’s largest association of certified cybersecurity professionals – with access to a broad range of professional development resources to help you throughout your career.

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In order to meet every learner’s needs, we’re also offering two Certified in Cybersecurity training bundles with special extras. Explore all Certified in Cybersecurity training options.

Advancing DEI in Cybersecurity
To encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce, ISC2 will work closely with partner organizations as part of this program to reach populations underrepresented in cybersecurity. We’ve pledged half of the commitment – 500,000 course enrollments and exams – to this effort. Organizations serving these groups and interested in becoming a One Million Certified in Cybersecurity Partner should complete this application.


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