When you work in national security, chances are, you support a program. And every program begins with a contract that designates a budget, timeline, and deliverables or services. If you want to be considered to manage any of the projects on your program, you’ll want to be prepared. While it’s a great idea to go for a certification program, sometimes, a little training can go a long way to getting your foot in the door. Once you get some experience under your belt, a full certification or degree might not be a bad option.

While you can take tests or access additional courses for a fee, here are three free project management training options to help you get farther in your career.

  1. Cybrary Course CYB-2010: Project Management Professional – this course offers free learning materials and can help get you ready for taking the PMP
  2. edX.org Project Management courses – If learning is what you’re after, this is a treasure trove of free courseware. If you want to get a certification or take an exam, you have to switch over to a paid course. But if you just want to enrich your understanding of all things project management, this is a great resource to check out.
  3. MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT offers over a thousand management courses, with all different focuses. Sort through the content and take what you need. They have undergraduate and graduate-level options.

There’s a lot of content out there if you’re interested in growing your knowledge.