A new opportunity has been offered to all Civil Air Patrol members who are interested in learning more about cybersecurity.
CAP has partnered with Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad) to make cybersecurity support, training and curriculum resources available for free to all 60,000 CAP members.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Thomas, National Cyber Mission Deputy for Cyber Operations, announced that Learn-A-Thon access to the NetAcad program is open. “CAP regions and wings will compete to have the highest number of cadets and senior members complete the 15-hour Introduction to Cybersecurity course,” Thomas wrote in an email to CAP members.
“We need as many as possible to participate,” Thomas wrote. “Please consider registering and learning something new about cyber security.” The competition ends on Oct 9th.
CAP members who participate in the Learn-A-Thon and pass the introductory course will be rewarded with a Cisco Intro to Cybersecurity digital badge. In addition, all who participate in the Learn-A-Thon will be issued a Learn-a-Thon Experience badge.