Alpine Security Education & Training FAQs
Who should take a course with you?
- Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Security professionals seeking to improve job skills or obtain a certification
- U.S. Government and Department of Defense (DoD) IA personnel with DoD 8570 requirements
- Cyber Security professionals with Continuing Education (CPE/CEU/PDU) requirements
- People interested in becoming a professional ethical hacker / penetration tester
- People looking to improve or expand their career options or enter the cyber security industry
- College and university students looking to augment their academic training with hands-on technical real-world training
- CyberCorps SFS students
Why should I take a course with you?
There are many reasons. Here are a few:
- Certification exam prep "boot camp" courses focused on passing the exam
- Free course retake if you do not pass certification exam
- Certification pass-rates over 90%
- Technical hands-on cyber defense courses focused on improving job skills
- Best in class with outstanding reviews
- Industry expert and certified professional trainers with real-world experience
Our trainers actually practice on a daily-basis what they teach. This allows us to apply real-world experience to course content and tangible answers to questions in class. We use anecdotes, offer advice, and comprehensively answer questions like "how does this apply to the way we do access control at our location where we use 8 character passwords with a mix of upper/lower case, numbers, and special characters?"
If you're like us, you've probably taken courses at "Learning Centers" or "Education Centers" that use full-time instructors. Although there is nothing wrong with this approach, we feel the real-world experience our trainers bring to the table greatly enhances the value of our courses. Application often differs from theory. We are practitioners. We not only help you pass a certification test, but can also help you solve a technical problem you've been struggling with at work.
Do you offer virtual or remote training?
Yes, we offer Live Online courses. Our courses are typically offered in a live hybrid environment, where we have a mix of In-Person and Online attendees. You can find more information about our Live Online courses here.
Where is Belleville, Illinois located? Is it close to Chicago?
Belleville, IL is in the St. Louis Metro-East area - the area next to St. Louis on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. We are about 4.5 hours south of Chicago.
Where in Belleville, Illinois are your courses held?
We have a partnership with Selsius™ Corporate and Career Training, located on the SWIC (Southwestern Illinois College) Belleville campus, close to Scott Air Force Base. Most of our courses are offered through this partnership at the Selsius location.
We also offer our courses at hotel conference centers or other partner locations. We feel this gives us the greatest flexibility and allows us to adjust to your demand. We choose hotels and locations with great facilities and easy access.
I am traveling from out to town to take a class, what hotels do you recommend?
Here are three hotels that are close (less than 5 miles) to the classes held at the Selsius™ Corporate and Career Training Center:
Drury Inn and Suites St. Louis O'Fallon, IL
1118 Central Park Drive
O Fallon, IL 62269
Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon
360 Regency Park Drive
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Holiday Inn Express
3396 Green Mount Crossing Drive
Shiloh, IL 62269
Do you offer discounts?
Do you offer private courses?
Yes, we offer private courses. We can offer these onsite at your facility, at a hotel conference center, or at a partner location.
Are you an EC-Council Accredited Training Center (ATC)?
Yes, we are an EC-Council ATC.
Do you offer onsite courses?
Yes, we love to travel and visit other locations. Please contact us for more information.
Do you offer evening or weekend courses?
Yes, please contact us for more information.
What is the registration or enrollment process?
Once you register for a course on our website, you will receive a confirmation email. Ten days prior to the course we will send you a Course Info email with the exact location for the course, logistics information, trainer contact information, and anything else we feel you should know. Of course, you are always free to ask us questions any time during the process.
What if I register for a course and it does not "run"?
We do our best to make sure courses run as scheduled. If a course does not meet the minimum attendee requirement, we will offer you a full refund or a discount to move to another date for the same course or a different course.
Do I need a laptop for your courses?
Yes, it is preferred you bring a laptop for our hands-on courses. Our hands-on courses typically utilize VMware for a virtual lab environment. Using your laptop allows you to set up and configure the course hands-on lab environment on your own system. This way, after the course is over, you can continue practicing what you learned in the course without having to worry about replicating the classroom environment. If you do not own a laptop or have one available for the course, let us know; we will make alternative arrangements.
Do you offer any guarantees I will pass the certification exam after taking your course?
We arm you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to pass the exam. The comprehension and test-taking abilities are in your court. It is up to you to focus on the content, prepare for the exam, take practice tests, and test well. If you do not pass the related certification exam, you are welcome to repeat the course with us for free.
Please let us know. Contact us.