Frequently Asked Questions

Each course activity will have its own completion criteria. Look for a checkbox beside each course activity. Each activity will either require you to mark it as complete manually, or it will automatically mark the activity as complete when you view the content.
Each course activity will have its own completion criteria. Look for a checkbox beside each course activity. Each activity will either require you to mark it as complete manually, or it will automatically mark the activity as complete when you view the content.
Yes, you must log in to enroll in courses and track your progress
Hands-on labs are launched for a maximum period of 5 days with a total runtime of 4 hours. We suggest that you read the lab guides and be prepared to complete your labs in one sitting so that you do not run out of time. Since the labs are virtualized they do not always resume properly after being suspended which is another reason to complete them in one sitting.
If you have previously started a lab and it is not longer available you have probably exceeded either the run time of 4 hours or the 5 calendar day limit. Unfortunately that limit cannot be reset for an individual user.
Content on the Security Learning Academy is provided free of charge. Certain courses offered by third parties may have costs associated with them. These courses will be marked with a $ symbol, and you will be provided with enrollment information and costs before you enroll.
At this time, the Security Learning Academy does not issue badges or certificates.

By default, the dashboard shows your courses and the corresponding course completion progress. If you want to customize the content and layout of your dashboard, click the Customize this page button at the top of the page. You can add, remove, and reposition blocks, as well as adjust the settings for existing blocks.

To get started, make sure you are in customize mode by clicking Customize this page. When you are in customize mode, each block displays two icons in the block header: a 4-headed arrow and a settings gear.

  • To move a block, drag and drop the block using the 4-headed arrow icon. You can place blocks in the main content area or in the right sidebar.
  • To add a block, use the Add a block block found at the bottom of the sidebar area. New blocks are added to the sidebar and can be repositioned after they are added.
  • To remove a block, click the settings gear and choose Delete block.
  • To configure a block, click the settings gear and choose Configure Block. The available settings depend on the block type. For example, the My Courses block allows you to hide completed courses.
  • To restore your dashboard to the default layout, click the Reset page to default button at the top of the screen.
  • When you are done customizing, click Stop customizing this page and your changes are saved.