Alpine Security Cybersecurity Training FAQs


Who should take a course with you?

  • Information Assurance (IA) and Cybersecurity professionals seeking to improve job skills or obtain a certification
  • U.S. Government and Department of Defense (DoD) IA personnel with DoD 8570 requirements
  • Cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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?

Very knowledgeable and ensured that he was teaching at a pace comfortable for everyone since the team is at different skill levels.
The instructor wanted to ensure everyone understood the material so that everyone would succeed. It’s great when you have an instructor who wants to see the success of their students.
— Computer Network Defense Operator, US Army

There are many reasons.  Here are a few:

  • Cybersecurity Certification exam prep "boot camp" courses focused on passing the exam
  • Exam Pass Guarantee - free course retake if you do not pass certification exam
  • Exam Fees/Vouchers included
  • 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 Scott Air Force Base, Illinois located? Is it close to Chicago?

Scott Air Force Base 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 are your Scott Air Force Base, Illinois courses held?

We have a partnership with TechGuard Security, located right outside Scott Air Force Base, IL. Most of our public courses are offered through this partnership at the TechGuard Security location, at 703 Seibert Road, Suite 2, Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225.

Our public cybersecurity certification courses are located right outside Scott Air Force Base, near St. Louis, Missouri

Our public cybersecurity certification courses are located right outside Scott Air Force Base, near St. Louis, Missouri

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.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we will work with you on a flexible and custom payment plan. We will work with you to come up with a plan that works best for you. The sooner you register for a class, the better, because you will have longer to make payments. We require all payments be completed one week prior to the course start date. We charge 5% fee for this service. This fee covers service charges and us holding the slot for you. 

Here's an example of how this works; let's say you register for our CISSP course.  The course price is $3195, plus the 5% service fee makes the total $3354.75.  If you register 3 months in advance, you could make a payment every 2 weeks of $559.13 (6 payments total). Payments will be set up as recurring credit card charges, based on the terms that work for you. Please ask us about payment options, if you are interested.

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 out TechGuard Training facility (703 Seibert Road, Suite 2, Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225):

Drury Inn and Suites St. Louis O'Fallon, IL
1118 Central Park Drive
O Fallon, IL 62269
P: 618-624-2211
F: 888-201-7687

Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon
360 Regency Park Drive
O'Fallon, IL 62269
TEL: +1-618-624-4499
FAX: +1-618-624-5599

Holiday Inn Express
3396 Green Mount Crossing Drive
Shiloh, IL 62269
Tel: 1­-618­-632-0400
Fax: 1­-618-­632-9400

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.

Alpine Security is an EC-Council ATC

Alpine Security is an EC-Council ATC

Are you an EC-Council Accredited Training Center (ATC)?

Yes, we are an EC-Council ATC.

Are you a CompTIA Authorized Delivery Partner?

Yes, we are a CompTIA Authorized Delivery Partner.

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 check our Training Schedule.

I heard you are an "Award-Winning" training center. What does this mean?

Alpine Security was awarded Best Newcomer Accredited Training Center for 2017

Alpine Security was awarded Best Newcomer Accredited Training Center for 2017

We won the Best Newcomer EC-Council Accredited Training Center Award for 2017. A press release on this award can be found here.

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.

Other questions?  

Please let us know.  Contact us.