Proofpoint Cybersecurity Academy
Proofpoint Cybersecurity Academy

Proofpoint Cybersecurity Academy

Proofpoint is the security choice for 87 of the Fortune 100. Earn your certification to become a Proofpoint Certified Guardian.

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Overview

Proofpoint Certified Guardian


The world needs you. Companies around the globe are seeking proven cybersecurity professionals. As a Proofpoint Certified Guardian, you will enhance your career and professional credibility in today's ever-changing threat landscape.

By earning your technical credentials, you’ll demonstrate your proficiency in Proofpoint's human-centric security platform, your expertise in the latest trends and industry best practices, and your commitment to continuous learning and professional development. Answer the call with expert Proofpoint Cybersecurity Academy credentials. 

Certifications

Offering People Protection & Information Protection Analyst Certifications

People Protection Analyst Certification

Secure your company against the most sophisticated threats

The Proofpoint People Protection Analyst certification builds expertise in leveraging Proofpoint's comprehensive suite, including Targeted Account Protection, Threat Response Auto Pull, and Email Protection. This certification empowers analysts to skillfully manage incident response, from initial detection and analysis to post-incident activities. With a strong emphasis on practical application, you'll emerge ready to utilize Proofpoint's products to secure organizations against the most sophisticated threats.

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Information Protection Analyst Certification

Ensure the integrity and confidentiality of critical data assets

The Proofpoint Information Protection Analyst certification equips cybersecurity professionals with the expertise to effectively utilize Proofpoint’s advanced Analytics dashboard, Insider Threat Management, and Cloud DLP products. Focusing on key cybersecurity tasks such as sophisticated data analysis, proactive threat containment, and comprehensive incident management, this certification empowers analysts with the skills needed to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of critical data assets.

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Training Resources

Training Resources

Proofpoint offers various technical resources, including instructor-led courses, training labs, practice exams, and work study pods to help ensure you pass your exams. Explore the different resources below and learn how you can become a Proofpoint Certified Guardian. While these training resources are not required for the exam, they are highly recommended.

  • Online Instructor-Led Courses

    Our online, instructor-led courses offer a dynamic and interactive learning experience.

    Our online, instructor-led courses offer a dynamic and interactive learning experience. Led by experienced experts, these courses will guide you through real-time discussions, comprehensive course materials and live Q&A, allowing for a deeper understanding of complex concepts and practical application of skills in a classroom-style learning experience.

  • Training Labs

    Our training labs are currently offered only at our in-person Protect events.

    Currently offered only at our in-person Protect events, our training labs allow you to apply the theoretical knowledge you learned in the instructor-led courses to real-world scenarios, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Through guided exercises and simulations, you will develop proficiency in using tools, implementing security measures, and troubleshooting common challenges encountered specific to passing your exams. Laptops will be provided for the training labs. 

  • Work Study Pods

    Our work study pods are currently offered only at our in-person Protect events.

    Currently offered only at our in-person Protect events, our work study pods are designed to help reinforce your understanding of key concepts and enhance your readiness to pass the certification exams in a collaborative and immersive learning environment. Under the guidance of our instructors, these pods are opportunities for you to troubleshoot issues together, share insights with peers, and answer questions to maximize your knowledge and skills for obtaining your certification in an intimate group setting. Laptops will not be provided for the work study pods.

Exams
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Exams:
Our exams are secured and standardized for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills while ensuring the integrity and fairness of the process. Register and get certified at an in-person Protect event today.

Why Get Certified

Why Get Certified in Cybersecurity

why get certified

Obtaining a certification in cybersecurity is crucial for competent professionals in an ever-evolving digital world. By becoming a Proofpoint Certified Guardian, you are not only enhancing your professional credibility but also contributing to the global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals, playing a vital role in protecting critical systems and data from cyber threats. Proofpoint Cybersecurity Academy will help open doors to a multitude of job opportunities and career advancement paths, as companies prioritize hiring individuals with proven expertise in cybersecurity.

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In 2023, ISC2 estimated the size of the global cyber security workforce at
1M
with U.S. offering the most jobs
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects cybersecurity jobs will grow by
1%
from 2022 to 2032, equating to 16,800 annual job openings
According to the Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report 2021, certified professionals in cybersecurity earn, on average,
1%
more than non-certified professionals
FAQs

FAQs

How much does it cost to get certified?

Each standard exam is $250. For training courses, please reach out to training@proofpoint.com for more information and pricing.

How can I get a discount for the certification?

If you register and get certified at one of our Proofpoint Protect events, your exam fee will be waived as a part of your attendance in-person. Exam seats and discounts are limited at Protect as a first-come first-serve basis. For more information on Protect 2024 and the exams, click here.

 

Am I required to take the courses and labs in order to get my certification?

No. You are only required to pass the exam to get your certification. However, it is highly recommended that you attend all the courses and labs since they are designed specifically to help you pass your exam.

If I don’t pass the exam, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, no. There will be no refunds for failed or incomplete exams. This is why we highly recommend you attend all the courses and labs since they are designed specifically to help you pass your exam.

How do I get an exam voucher?

Once you register for the Proofpoint Protect events, we will distribute your voucher onsite at the event prior to taking your exam.

What to bring/not bring for the in-person exams?

Laptops will be provided for you. Valid identification will be required. No personal laptops or electronic devices will be allowed (including watches).

How long will the exam be?

Both the People Protection and Information Protection analyst exams are 90 minutes.

Are there other places and options to take my exam?

We are currently only offering in-person exams at the Proofpoint Protect events. For more information on Protect 2024 and the exams, click here.

If I didn't pass my exam, when am I allowed to retake it again?

You may retake an exam after 7 days from the initial date of the previous attempt. Once the 7 days have passed, you may repurchase and retake the exam. You cannot retake an exam that you've already passed until you need to either renew your certification and/or a new exam is published in place of the existing exam. 

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