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Applied Cybersecurity Essentials - Raider Series

  • Duration: 32 hours
  • Delivery Options: Online, In-person, Hybrid

The Applied Cybersecurity Essentials - Raider series challenges your offensive cyber and information security skills as you attempt to compromise the Purdue Cyber Range. This series provides practical experience and techniques for attacking, documenting, and reporting external and internal vulnerabilities.

Who should take this series

A.C.E. - Raider is designed for professionals working in cyber and information security looking to challenge their offensive skills. We recommend you complete the A.C.E. - Defender series along with CORE-140 or have three to five years of experience in cybersecurity to take this series.

How can you take this series


Available online live with an instructor


Available in-person either at Purdue or at your location.


Available as a combination of online and in-person

What you can expect from Applied Cybersecurity Essentials - Raider Series

The best defense is a better offense. Get the practical skills and techniques needed for advanced penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. The Applied Cybersecurity Essentials - Raider series offer cyber professionals a chance to test their offensive skills against the Purdue Cyber Range.

Key Takeaways

For Organizations:

  • Better adapt to the volatile world of cybersecurity. 
  • Get hands-on in the Purdue Cyber Range
  • Perfect for cyber teams looking for penetration experience 

For Individuals:

  • Gain an understanding of offensive cyber techniques.
  • Get hands-on with industry tools on a live network.
  • Learn both internal and external penetration tactics


You can go through A.C.E. - Raider in a couple of ways: online or in-person. The series is divided into two courses, each with a selection of scenarios for the range. Both courses are 16 credit hours, and you will earn a badge upon passing. 

Available Courses

RAID-501: Learn and practice offensive cyber skills focused on edge network attacks. 

RAID-601: Reinforce offensive techniques while adding internal network attack methods. 

Tech Requirements

It is recommended that all of cyberTAP courses be taken on a laptop or PC that runs either Windows of Linux as an operating system. We also recommended to have a fast and reliable internet access.

Are you interested in learning more?

cyberTAP's comprehensive approach to teaching cyber fundamentals and building practical skills through applied technical training is perfect for those interested in starting a new career, learning a new skill, experiencing a cyberattack firsthand, or making a team around cybersecurity. Our programs are fully customizable to offer a tailored solution for individual and corporate needs. Let's get in touch and see just how cyberTAP can partner with you and develop a training program just for you and your team. 

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