MEET THE DEMAND FOR HIGHLY SKILLED CYBERPROFESSIONALS

Offer your employees accelerated, customized cybersecurity education.

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Fill Urgent Talent Gaps

With Affordable Cybersecurity Education Programs for Your Organization

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Attract

Recruit top talent by offering the benefits that matter most to today’s IT professionals.

Develop

Upskill employees with in-demand credentials, provide career advancement opportunities, and promote from within.

Retain

Build a highly engaged and aligned workforce and save costs on recruitment.

Maximize Your Return on Educational Investment

Certification is a must for cybersecurity professionals. Make a vital investment in your workforce, and your business. As your strategic partner, Purdue Global can help you solve critical cybersecurity workforce challenges.

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Customized

Purdue Global can create personalized cybersecurity training for employees to target your organization’s specific needs.

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Full-Scale

Our offerings range from CISSP and CEH preparation to antihacking programs to bachelor’s and master’s cybersecurity degrees.*

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Affordable

Employees can complete cybersecurity training, certifications, or degrees with no out-of-pocket tuition—and no debt.

What Our Cybersecurity Education Partners Think

Cybersecurity News and Insights

  • Case Study
    Building Customized, Accelerated Cybersecurity Training for Employees

    ManTech International Corp. urgently needed an effective cybersecurity training solution to fill a skills gap while allowing employees to stay engaged and productive in their current roles. We partnered with them to build a custom three-course CISSP training program.

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    The Cybersecurity Talent Gap Is Growing

    With growing concerns about the nation's urgent talent shortage in this critical field, Purdue Global is partnering with industry leaders to educate cybersecurity professionals and help empower our digital society to use the internet safely and securely.

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    Is Your Workforce Ready for Industry 4.0?

    Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, refers to how computerized technologies are changing manufacturing. Companies need a workforce and infrastructures that are ready for the fourth industrial revolution. Learn more about what Industry 4.0 means for businesses and solutions for preparing your workforce for advancements in technology.

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A global shortage of 1.8 million cybersecurity professionals is expected by 2022. Equip your employees with the certifications and training to rise to the challenge.

Purdue Global IT Educational Professionals

When you establish a cybersecurity education partnership with Purdue Global, you will collaborate with a team of experts who possess years of service and experience in your field. Click on a photo to learn more about our leadership team and get contact information.
Karmen  Spear
Karmen Spear
Executive Director, National Partnerships

Executive Director, National Partnerships
Email: karmen.spear@purdueglobal.edu
Phone: 717-377-0251

Karmen Spear is a strategic, results-oriented leader who works closely with our corporate and community partners as executive director, national partnerships. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University), graduating summa cum laude, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Leadership and Management with a concentration in human resources. With a keen understanding of gainful employment and career services, Karmen is able to offer our corporate partners a student’s viewpoint as well as that of a senior manager in corporate America. Focused on leadership, mentoring, and providing options for traditional and nontraditional students, Karmen understands how to drive change and embrace transformation in business.

Karmen previously served as vice president of operations with Citi and Costco, and as a senior manager and leadership specialist for organizations such as American Express and MasterCard. She has also worked extensively in higher education with Kaplan Test Prep, supporting the admissions process and career services.

Karmen Spear
Executive Director, National Partnerships
Chris Motz
Chris Motz
Executive Director, Regional Partnerships

Executive Director, Regional Partnerships
Email: chris.motz@purdueglobal.edu
Phone: 301-739-2680

As executive director for strategic regional partnerships, Chris Motz leads the effort to bridge the skill gaps that corporate and community organizations have identified as areas of great need. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Huntington College, a Master of Divinity from Huntington College Graduate School of Christian Ministries, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Ball State University. Chris is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and is currently enrolled in the Executive Juris Doctor program at Concord Law School of Purdue University Global.

In previous roles, Chris served as president of Hagerstown Business College, Kaplan College, and as an area president for Kaplan University. His combined experience in higher education and multilevel education environments enables him to drive strategy and partnership development that leads to positive growth outcomes for both the organization and the individuals who make it happen.

Chris Motz
Executive Director, Regional Partnerships
Matthew Cote
Matthew Cote
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
Email: mcote@purdueglobal.edu

As executive director, strategic partnerships, Matt Cote leads the effort to provide educational solutions to the corporate business community and community college systems in the northeast region of the United States. Over the past decade, Matt has served in various positions in higher education, including admissions and operations, and most recently served as a campus president for the Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) Augusta, Maine, campus. His passion for higher education and workforce development drives him to meet the unique business needs of each client across all industries.  

Matt is very active in the communities across New England and serves as a board member of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Studies from the University of Southern Maine, and his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.

Matthew Cote
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
Robert Elz
Robert Elz
National Director, Cybersecurity and Data Analytics

National Director, Strategic Partnerships
Email: robert.elz@purdueglobal.edu
Phone: 202-930-5004

As national director, Robert Elz leads the institution’s efforts to transform how U.S. organizations address critical skills gaps in IT, cybersecurity, and data analytics on a national scale. Robert earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Columbia College and both his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is currently working on his post-graduate certification in cybersecurity from Purdue Global, as well as a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management.

Robert previously served as senior vice president at Apollo Education Group and University of Phoenix, where he led the overall strategy for academic partnership efforts with the world’s largest employers. His team also led the creation of Phoenix Career Services, connecting over 1 million students and alumni to career opportunities and resources. Prior to joining Apollo, Robert was director of ecommerce at UPS and vice president of digital strategy for Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil services firm.

Robert Elz
National Director, Cybersecurity and Data Analytics

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

Refers to recipients of the Advantage Tuition Grant. Depending on the alliance partner, the Grant may cover the difference between eligible alliance organization employee tuition assistance and the cost of completion of a Purdue University Global degree. Students who choose to take out supplemental loans are responsible for their repayment in full, including interest and fees, and thus do not receive a no-cost, debt-free education.