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Learn to become A Cyber Defender, A Threat Hunter, A Penetration Tester, An Incident Responder, An Intelligence Analyst, A Forensic Analyst, A Detection Engineer, A Malware Analyst


Gain the practical skills a cybersecurity career commands from former NSA analysts and cybersecurity experts in our 14-week Cyber Defense Analyst Program.

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Cybersecurity Foundations and the Cyber Defense Analyst Program just got a whole lot better.

Check out the new and improved Cybersecurity Foundations and Cyber Defense Analyst Program courses.

Hear What Others Have to Say

John Hammond

There are a few things John Hammond is known for: his knowledge and clout in the cybersecurity industry, and that he spares no expense in bringing interesting and insightful cyber content to the masses. 

Hear what John has to say about us and our Cyber Defense Analyst Program—and what you can expect as a student.


Sandra - Tech & Lifestyle

Starting as a Software Developer before becoming a Security Analyst at Stack Overflow, Sandra - Tech & Lifestyle now uses her experience to help newcomers to cybersecurity navigate the training landscape, and distill the essentials required to getting started in this industry.

She's reviewed a lot of training courses... listen to what she has to say about our approach to real SOC training in our Cyber Defense Analyst Program!


Why Level Effect?

Glad you asked.

We have world-class instructors.

Our four instructors (who also built our courses) have nearly 40 years of combined, diversified cybersecurity experience. Some of their past roles include NSA cyber operators, cyber specialists at the Department of Defense (US Intelligence), and various roles in the private industry.

They’re here because they share a passion: to make cyberspace a safer place by educating the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

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We have one of the best cybersecurity training programs in the world.

While there’s no shortage of cybersecurity training programs out there, few cut out the fluff and focus on what matters. We do.

Our program is hands-on, practical, and immersive. Instead of stringing together an experience that covers more theory than practice, we offer a unique and impactful experience that empowers students to use the cyber skills they’re learning in real-world scenarios.

Plus–and not to brag–but our alumni consistently rate our program five stars across the board. And Course Report, a global authority for online education, ranked us as one of the best cybersecurity programs in the world. It’s not bragging if it’s the truth, right?


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Our cybersecurity training program counts as 47 credits toward a Cybersecurity Degree at Purdue University Global.

If your goal is to earn a cybersecurity degree, our Cyber Defense Analyst Program is a good pit stop.

Purdue University Global recognizes our Cyber Defense Analyst Program as having the material to cover 47 credits toward their Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree.


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We're more than a cyber training program.

We don't just teach the material and send you on your way. We assist our alumni with transitioning to the workforce and becoming cybersecurity professionals in the real world.

We help our alumni build a competitive cybersecurity resume, prepare for interviews through mock sessions, and network to land the job they want.


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