The DC3 Cyber Training Academy (CTA) provides in-residence and online training to DoD elements that protect DoD information systems from unauthorized use, criminal, fraudulent, and foreign intelligence activities.
CTA Overview

The DoD Cyber Crime Center – Cyber Training Academy mission is to design, develop, and deliver the highest quality cyber training available in the Department of Defense (DoD) to personnel whose duties include ensuring Defense information systems are secure from unauthorized use, counterintelligence, and criminal and fraudulent activities.

The DC3 Cyber Training Academy (CTA) is a DoD organization, under the U.S. Air Force Inspector General. CTA’s executive agency is the United States Air Force, and our Principal Staff Assistant is the DoD CIO. The Academy has been operating since 1998, and has been instrumental in training Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations, Military Department Counterintelligence Organizations, Cyber Mission Forces, Cyber Protection Teams, Mission Defense Teams, and many other agencies across the greater DoD enterprise
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CTA’s curriculum is divided into three skill levels: core, intermediate, and advanced, with courses and curriculum in forensics, technologies, intelligence and tools.

ACCESSING CTA TRAINING — Students apply for CTA training via CTA’s Cyber Learning Management Environment (CLME) accessible on the internet at CTA’s website is the student’s primary means of discovering and accessing all CTA content and courses.

CYBERCAST WEBINARS — Through the CLME, CTA routinely provides CyberCasts which are prerecorded webinars that feature instructors presenting current cyber topics such as new software demonstrations, cutting-edge techniques, and emerging threats and technologies. These CyberCasts are available to all personnel with CLME accounts at no cost.

ACCREDITATION — CTA is accredited by the Council on Educational Occupation, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the American Council on Education. Select CTA courses confer college credits to students, and CyberCasts and other learning materials provide students with continuing education units which can be used to maintain DoD Directive 8140.01 "Cyberspace Workforce Management" certification requirements.

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