Texas InfoSec Academy

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The OCISO is excited to re-open the InfoSec Academy! In partnership with New Horizons Computer Learning Center, the InfoSec Academy includes multiple libraries of courses and several delivery options. If you have any questions about the InfoSec Academy, or would like to sign up, please contact infosecacademy@dir.texas.gov.

Methods of Course Delivery

Required Courses

Courses Available

 

Methods of Course Delivery

OnLine Anytime (OLA)

These are computer-based training courses that students can access anytime from anywhere, and complete on their time.  Most certification preparation courses will also be offered in this format.

OnLine Live (OLL)

Certification preparation courses will be also be offered in an OnLine Live (OLL) format. OLL training is a hands-on training experience with a live instructor. Students can participate in discussions with the instructor and other students by voice or through the text-chat window using the Adobe Connect platform. Within the class, you will be able to:

  • See the instructor's lecture slides, ask questions and provide feedback.
  • Work in virtual labs, just like in a traditional instructor-led class.
  • Hear and communicate with the instructor and other students
  • Attend the class from your office or from a New Horizon's location.

Instructor Led Training (ILT)

Instructor Led Training is the traditional classroom-style training with a live instructor, in a designated physical location.  The Texas Security Policy and Assurance course will be offered in this format.

Students must take the Texas Policy and Assurance course before taking any certification prep course.  If you took the class during the previous InfoSec Academy, you will receive credit for the course.  The Texas Policy and Assurance course will be offered via the OLA format and through Instructor Led Training (ILT).  We are working to offer the first of these ILT classes in late summer.

Required Courses

Students must take the Texas Security Policy and Assurance course before taking any certification prep course.  If you took the class during the previous InfoSec Academy, you will receive credit for the course.  The Texas Policy and Assurance course will be offered via the OLA format and through Instructor Led Training (ILT).  We are working to offer the first of these ILT classes in late summer.

Courses Available

OLA Training

  • Business Skills Library
  • Information Security Course Library
  • Most Certification Preparation Courses
  • Texas Policy and Assurance Course

OLL Training

  • Certification Preparation Courses
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Certified n Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
    • CompTIA Security+
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

ILT Training

  • Texas Policy and Assurance Course

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