Disclaimer - I am a homeland security researcher through Purdue Homeland Security Institute. This blog post is not in support of the federal Department of Homeland Security actions or behaviors. Homeland security is the field studying cyberphysical security, which is one of my specialty fields. I would suggest divorcing homeland security from the Department of Homeland Security – it’s a very valuable field of study. FEMA’s ISP courses are self-study courses that are free and available to anyone, and a great resource.
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has Independent Study Courses which are free any available to anyone. These courses can provide CEUs which are used to keep up many IT and Security certifications, and are completely self-paced and free. There are many certs that can be applied to any industry such as IS-20.21: Diversity Awareness Course 2021.
So if you’re looking for a quick, free resume boost I highly recommend you check these courses out. Many employers recognize and accept federal education, and it’s a good way to display your out-of-office personal development. Speaking of personal development, there is a Professional Development Curriculum which is courses set to help one develop leadership and communication skills. Check out these topics which could benefit anyone:
For IT managers and emergency technology procedures check out the Preparedness & Tech curriculum which may shed a lot of light on what and why certain tech decisions are made in crisis. This is very timely as work-from-home jobs remain the norm and infrastructure remains questionable. There are so many courses available! Almost any industry can find a cert here. I think it’s worth checking out!
Some other courses I suggest you check out: