Veterans Day is a day that America can use to honor those who have served our nation. The courage and dedication of these individuals warrants a dedicated day of focus — and so much more.
Lunarline is proud to support our veterans throughout the year via the Warrior to Cyber Warrior (W2CW) program. W2CW is in its third year of helping active-duty and veterans alike transition from the battlefield and into rewarding careers in cybersecurity.
This Veterans Day, we will continue to promote awareness of this program to military members looking to find their place in the civilian working world.
What You Should Know About W2CW
The Lunarline School of Cybersecurity, via Warrior to Cyber Warrior program, ensures that at least 20% of our classroom seats are designated for qualifying veterans, free of charge. The program also is available to spouses of disabled veterans who are unable to support their families. Participants in W2CW are invited to complete one free Cyber Certified Experts (CCE) certification exam. Their first annual fee is waived after achieving certification.
The program has provided $300,000 in free training and certification so far. However, W2CW founding board member Waylon Krush says, “I want to triple that.”
Skills learned during military service often translate well to cybersecurity — a discipline that has a high demand for qualified candidates and high rates of job placement. Cybersecurity professionals are offered competitive compensation and benefits. And the day-to-day duties can be challenging and exciting, given an intensifying environment of cybercriminals versus defenders.
Graduates of the W2CW program have advanced to senior positions in both the private and public sectors, including blue-chip companies and the federal government.
Students and recent graduates of W2CW have praised the experience, citing course quality and a boost to their resumes.
“The courses exceeded my expectations in many regards,” says student Ahmed Humadi, “especially in the depth of information that has been given, providing engaging and relevant content and hands-on labs.”
“Via Lunarline, I’ve learned the fundamentals of cybersecurity, roles and responsibilities, cloud computing networks, risk management frameworks and how to test, examine and evaluate in cybersecurity,” adds Derriziel Pierce, another program participant. “This is by far one of the best programs I have experienced being a veteran looking to advance in IT.”
For more information about the W2CW program and how it can lead you to a successful civilian career in cybersecurity, contact Lunarline today.