The Division of Information Technology provides access to online training resources for GW students, faculty and staff. These services assist with job readiness and help build important skills. ( provides dozens of regularly updated online courses in design, leadership, multimedia tools and techniques, and common software applications led by recognized industry experts. Log in to using this link:, with your GW NetID (the part of your GW email address before the "@") and corresponding password. 



SkillPort offers GW community members access to a wide range of job-readiness online courses. SkillPort provides beginner-level to expert-level courses in consulting, business management, effective interviewing, strategic planning and Microsoft Office software, among other topics. Log in to SkillPort with your GW NetID (the part of your GW email address before the "@") and corresponding password. For technical SkillPort assistance, contact the Division of IT at, 202-994-GWIT (4948) or


IT Security Training

The Division of Information Technology offers self-paced online training programs to raise awareness about information security, regulatory requirements, best practices and aspects of privacy.

  • SANS  Securing the Human training: These modules are offered through a collaboration with SANS, which is one of the largest sources for information technology security training in the world. The modules are self-paced and available to anyone within the GW community, especially those who handle sensitive data or are involved in research at the university. To request a login for this training, please send an email to
  • The U in Security: A tutorial presentation on how to keep your data secure when accessing GW systems. 
  • The Division of IT hosts monthly security awareness sessions via in-person presentations and remotely broadcast webinars. Visit our Security Awareness Sessions Slides and Videos page for more information and resources from past sessions. 
  • The Center for Internet Security (CIS) offers a security benchmark program to provide well-defined, unbiased and consensus-based industry best practices to help organizations assess and improve security. The GW Community has access to these services to help adopt security practices when designing and managing university resources.