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Training and Education

Supporting professional growth and development through cybersecurity learning

System administrators, web developers, and individuals in IT roles are required to complete at least one training class annually to satisfy the training expectation of the Stanford Minimum Security Standards. The first course offered is Information Security I. Participants may attend more than one course per year and may choose from a variety of topic-specific training courses. 
 
Our goal is that participants will gain and maintain an information security mindset, employ cybersecurity best practices in their work, and fully utilize the many security resources provided by Stanford.
 
You may also fulfill security education requirements through other training avenues not offered through the Information Security Office. If you have taken another course that is security-relevant, please inform the Information Security Office, and we will evaluate and apply credit as appropriate.


Start your journey and explore classes on cybersecurity

At the foundation of Stanford Information Security Academy (SISA) is a set of half-day classroom courses offered quarterly and free of charge. While there is no prerequisite to take Level 1 courses before Level 2, it is recommended that the courses be taken in that order.

Information Security I

This general course is the first part required for system administrators to satisfy the security certification.

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*To receive SISA credit for these courses you must provide your certificate of completion to ISO via a ServiceNow ticket

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

The fundamental-level course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles.

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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: 1-Day Virtual classes

This course will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services, and how cloud services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The course can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure.

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*To receive SISA credit for these courses you must provide your certificate of completion to ISO via a ServiceNow ticket

Cybersecurity with Cloud Computing

Understand some of the major cloud security risks and how to plan for and minimize these risks. This is an online, lynda.com course.

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Splunk Training - Building Dashboards

Learn how to build dashboards in Splunk to more efficiently view and organize your data logs.

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Splunk Fundamentals I

This course teaches you how to search and navigate in Splunk, use fields, get statistics from your data, create reports, dashboards, lookups, and alerts. Scenario-based examples and hands-on challenges will enable you to create robust searches, reports, and charts. It will also introduce you to Splunk's datasets features and Pivot interface.

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Qualys Cloud Agent

Learn how to configure and deploy Cloud Agents.

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Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM)

Create an effective VM program for your organization.

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Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS)

Learn the core features of Qualys Web Application Scanning.

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Salesforce: Security Specialist

Learn about data security, user authentication, and user permissions by locking down permissions and tracking changes.

Register at Salesforce Trailhead*

WordPress: Developing Secure Sites

Learn how to build and launch a secure website with WordPress.

Register at LinkedIn Learning*

*To receive SISA credit for these courses you must provide your certificate of completion to ISO via a ServiceNow ticket

CCSP Cert Prep: The Basics

This course serves as the introduction to the series, providing you with an overview of the six exam domains—all of which are covered in greater depth in the other courses in this series.

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CCSP Cert Prep: 1 Cloud Concepts, Architecture, and Design

Discover how the cloud reference architecture defines a model for cloud computing. Explore security concepts relevant to cloud computing and understand the design principles for secure operation in the cloud.

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CCSP Cert Prep: 2 Cloud Data Security

Discover how the cloud data life cycle guides security efforts in the cloud. Then learn how to design and apply data security technologies, implement data discovery, and create a data classification program.

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CCSP Cert Prep: 3 Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security

Learn about the components of cloud infrastructure and how to design a secure data center. Plus, see how to design and plan out security controls, disaster recovery, and business continuity strategies.

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CCSP Cert Prep: 4 Cloud Application Security

Learn about the development of software requirements and the use of different software development methodologies. Review some of the most notable application security vulnerabilities, as well as secure coding practices, strategies for identifying threats, and more.

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CCSP Cert Prep: 5 Cloud Security Operations

Learn how to build, operate, and manage the physical and logical infrastructure required to support cloud computing. Plus, learn about digital forensics and the incident response process.

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CCSP Cert Prep: 6 Legal, Risk, and Compliance

Learn about legal, risk, and compliance issues in the world of cloud computing.

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*To receive SISA credit for these courses you must provide your certificate of completion to ISO via a ServiceNow ticket

CISSP Cert Prep: The Basics

Learn careers available in information security and how CISSP certification can contribute to career success.

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CISSP Cert Prep: 1 Security and Risk Management

Learn key exam topics from the Security and Risk Management domain: security governance, compliance and policy issues, personnel security, threat modeling, and vendor management.

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CISSP Cert Prep: 2 Asset Security

Learn about the importance of data governance policies and roles, and how you can develop security baselines that leverage industry standards.

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CISSP Cert Prep: 3 Security Architecture and Engineering

Learn know to balance business needs with security risks and design more secure systems.

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CISSP Cert Prep: 4 Communication and Network Security

Learn TCP/IP networking, network security devices, and secure network design

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CISSP Cert Prep: 5 Identity and Access Management

Learn authentication factors, multifactor authentication, and password authentication protocols, access control systems, and authentication services.

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CISSP Cert Prep: 6 Security Assessment and Testing

Learn information security and risk management practices, security governance, compliance, and policy issues.

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CISSP Cert Prep: 7 Security Operations

Learn investigations and forensics, logging and monitoring, and resource security.

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CISSP Cert Prep: 8 Software Development Security

Learn software development lifecycle, code review, software testing, and common software security issues.

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Resources

Topics Website
SCPD Course Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate
Cryptography I Cryptography I
Tools and Services University IT Security Services
Community of Practice Information Security CoP