Veteran and Military Resources

As a resource, WiCyS provides links to Veteran and Military materials below. Let us know of others by contacting [email protected]

Act Now Education/Coursera – Google has partnered with Act Now Education on Coursera with Google IT Support FREE. (Course can be completed within a week with certification)

AWS Educate – Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers AWS Educate FREE to military veterans which gives you access to each of their certification training paths. They also reimburse exam cost! (Typically, you can accomplish 1 course and cert in 30 days)

FortiVet by Fortinet – Fortinet has their FREE FortiVet program to which you prepare for the Fortigate Firewall certification. (Course and test prep can be done in a month with networking fundamentals to certify)

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) – IVMF offers 1 FREE certification voucher through their course. After completing the course you choose and score 80% or higher on 3 practice tests, you will get a voucher. (Depending on certification choice, this can take 2-4 months)

Microsoft Azure – Microsoft Education learning academy offers FREE monthly Azure courses and they give out the AZ-900 cert voucher (Course is 2 days long and can test immediately). Note, this is not gated to just military and veterans. Anyone can apply.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Oracle released it’s cloud fundamentals course and cert FREE. (Course can take about a month to complete with certification).

Purdue University Northwest – Purdue University Northwest offers 3 separate cybersecurity paths FREE with 3-4 certifications based on path chosen. (Program takes 2 months) Note, this is not gated to just military and veterans. Anyone can apply.

VetSuccess Academy (SANS Institute) – SANS Institute offers VetSuccess FREE to which you are offered 3 GIAC certifications. (Program to be done in less than 6 months) 

Master’s in Data Science – How to Make the Jump from the Military to the Cybersecurity Field.

*These are resources WiCyS compiles for the public. WiCyS is not endorsing any of these materials, we are simply sharing them with the community.