The Information Technology Management/Cybersecurity (ITM/CS) Community of Interest (COI) consists of over 2000 ITM/CS personnel within 16 occupational series (0332, 0335, 0391, 0390, 0392, 0394, 0854, 1386, 1410, 1411, 1412, 1420, 1421, 1550, 2210, 2299).  These Civilian Marines, perform a wide variety of Information Technology (IT), Information Management (IM), and Cybersecurity (CS) functions across the Marine Corps.  The span of disciplines within the COI is broad, from computer scientists, to telecommunications specialists, to application developers, and librarians.  Dedicated, professional ITM/CS COI members provide critical support across the globe on a daily basis.  This site is dedicated to supporting the professionalism of the ITM/CS civilian workforce.


A Cloud Skills Challenge (CSC) is now available through Microsoft Learn. This Cloud Skills Challenge will be open for 45 days (06 April to 25 May). However, users can continue to take the training after the window is closed. Users are highly encouraged to take this challenge within the challenge window to make it as fun and competitive as possible.   There is no limit to participation.

Microsoft Learn offers:   

  • Free, interactive, step-by-step tutorials 
  • Hands-on learning coding environments 
  • Knowledge checks to validate learning 

To accelerate the cloud training journey for your engineers, developers, and administrators, we would like to invite you to participate in a self-paced, online learning challenge created for USMC. This challenge will allow participants to view their learning progress against their peers and for them to view the total points earned on MS Learn. This training is also great prep material for those individuals who want to participate in the Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI) training session and eventually take an exam to become Azure certified.  

How the Challenge works:  

  1. Sign up for a Profile on Microsoft Learn  
  2. Register for the Challenge (Link Here)
  3. Earn Progress through time spent on Microsoft Learn  
  4. Track Progress on a custom Leaderboard (Link Here)

The self-paced Cloud Skills challenge is a fun, interactive way to drive the Azure skills your developers and administrators need to integrate with Azure.  Attached is a list of FAQ and a “how to guide”.    Any questions or comments regarding the Cloud Skills Challenge can be directed to:    Click on this LINK to download a "how to guide". 

The ITM/CS Community of Interest mission is to create a working environment to attract and retain the best and brightest talent to support and develop a professional and sustainable ITM/CS Civilian Marine workforce.

The ITM/CS Community of Interest vision is to achieve a professional, highly skilled and motivated ITM/CS Civilian Marine workforce recognized as integral to the accomplishment of the USMC mission.

LinkedIn Learning is still blocked on the MCEN, you can still register for an account, once you get the invite email forward to personal device and set up your account and enjoy over 5400 online courses.  DO NOT link your USMC LinkedIn Learning account to your personal account.

 Per MARADMIN 013-16, the CFSP was established to enhance competency in skills that transcend occupational series lines.  The platform identified to support this program is LinkedIn Learning.

Send Last name, First name and email to ITM COI inbox to get registered.

DOD Cyber Exchange

The DISA Cyber Tools Training portal hosts supplemental training videos, CBTs and TechTalks developed and taught by subject matter experts addressing evolving and emerging cyber security technologies. The course listings cover a wide variety of cyber defense tools, including but not limited to: End-Point Security, Secure Configuration Management, Cyber Situational Awareness, and Cyber Analytics. Students will receive a certificate of completion and are awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing a cyber training video.

RED HAT Online Learning Account Request

To request a subscription: 1) Create a Red Hat Login ID. To do this, go to the Red Hat Account Registration page ( and sign up for a 'Corporate' account. If you already have a Red Hat Login ID, skip this step. 2) Send your RHN Login ID to Fred Bisel ( 

Navy Commercial Cloud Services

PMW 270 has expanded the partnership with various Cloud training vendors. All Navy and Marine Corps can easily access all cloud trainings offered at the Digital Marketplace 

Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE)

Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is a free online, on-demand cybersecurity training system that is available at no charge for government personnel and veterans. Managed by DHS, FedVTE contains more than 800 hours of training on topics such as ethical hacking and surveillance, risk management, and malware analysis.  Course proficiency ranges from beginner to advanced levels. Several courses align with a variety of IT certifications such as Network +, Security +, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

System Architect Essentials

This course is for System Architects who want to learn how to develop applications on Pega Platform.   Sign up using your .mil account.

Microsoft Training 

Are you an IT professional or a developer looking to skill-up on the latest technologies, add to your toolbox, or help drive change in your organization?  These 1 and 2 day virtual events will give you the opportunity to expand your skillset and connect with Microsoft experts. Save your seat at an upcoming event in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, or Microsoft Power Platform. Find out how Microsoft is your trusted partner in envisioning the future—and watch your organization transform.  

Google Cloud Fundamentals

Click on the weblinks to register!





August 17, 2020

Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure


August 18, 2020

Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine


August 19, 2020

Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure


August 24, 2020

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Big Data & Machine Learning


August 25, 2020

Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure



August 26, 2020

Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine


Welcome to the Cyber Career Pathways Tool!

This tool presents a new and interactive way to explore work roles within the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. It depicts the Cyber Workforce according to five distinct, yet complementary, skill communities. It also highlights core attributes among each of the 52 work roles and offers actionable insights for employers, professionals, and those considering a career in Cyber.

The Cyber Career Pathways Tool User Guide provides additional information on tool features and functionality.

To start, select a work role, or enter keywords in the search bar.


AWS Train with Industry

IT/Cybersecurity Civilian community of interest (COI)  has partnered with Amazon to provide two “Train with Industry” seminars to introduce USMC civilians to the culture, business processes, and technical solutions from Amazon Web Services. Courses will be virtual. The program is split into two groups:

  • Policy, Planning, & Enterprise Architecture Concentration Seminar: (NEXT SESSION TO BE POSTED SOON)
  • Developer & Technical Concentration Seminar: (NEXT SESSION TO BE POSTED SOON)

Seats are limited and is on a first come, first serve basis!  Please pass on to your team.


USMC COOL - ONLINE and ready to support IT/Cyber civilians!! The Department of Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (DON COOL) website is now up and running to support credentialing voucher support for USMC IT/CS civilians.

  People: Execute a holistic workforce strategy incorporating Force Modernization requirements that address future Communications and Information Technology skillsets.  

Join AWS and VMWare on 10 SEP for a series of training and educational presentations to review the concepts and best practices of cloud adoption, DevSecOps, and the technology behind them. The Marine Corps teams from AWS and VMware will provide information and be available to answer questions about the infrastructure, services, and software being used by the DoD to enable digital transformation of applications ranging from the business office to the tactical edge.   

Click here to register:

 Click here for the agenda.

Defining and executing a Data Strategy is not easy.  This is an invitation to dial into a series of SME lead virtual sessions on data strategy next week, July 14-16. Of note, our July 15 morning session is for US Government attendees only.

Gartner’s top SMEs are leading a series of complimentary sessions and your welcome to join as many or as few as your calendar allows.   

Recommend you review this link’s “Agenda” page  to determine if any of the sessions are a good fit for your time and mission. If there’s a fit, please register for it.

The following is a snapshot of the topics.

Day 1: July 14

  • Accelerate Data-Driven Transformation
  • How the COVID-19 crisis accelerated data-driven transformation

Day 2: July 15

  • Set a Stronger Data Strategy for US Federal Government - Government Only
  • Use Master Data Management to Drive Digital Transformation
  • Best Practices in Pursuing and Operationalizing AI

Day 3: July 16

  • The Future of Data and Analytics is Cloud
  • The Future of Analytics and BI - The Augmented Consumer

Join us virtually on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. EDT for a half-day Summit that kicks off the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Summit and Webinar Series to support collaboration and information sharing among agencies focused on building and maintaining a robust cybersecurity workforce.


Create a sense of community among individuals in Federal agencies with similar responsibilities for building a superior cybersecurity workforce. Provide strategic and program updates from key agencies that influence cybersecurity workforce legislation, policy, guidance, and standards. Highlight key projects and initiatives that support the growth and sustainment of the Federal cybersecurity workforce.

Visit the website to register and for agenda information: 



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