Online training and certification program designed to uplevel identity security industry expertise

AUSTIN, TX – Oct. 10, 2023 – SailPoint Technologies, Inc., a leader in enterprise identity security, today at Navigate 2023, announced the opening of Identity University, SailPoint’s industry-leading online training and certification platform for public enrollment. With 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide, SailPoint is opening no-cost access to introductory-level identity security training to address the immediate need to close the cybersecurity skills gap. Starting today, anyone aspiring to begin a career in the identity security industry can now register for an Identity University account and start taking introductory-level training for free.

Identity University offers customers, partners, and now, aspiring SailPoint experts, a variety of ways to broaden their identity security skill set and knowledge, including over 160 on-demand courses for busy professionals to train at their own pace, on their own schedule, from wherever they choose.

Courses are curated into role-based training paths for identity security engineers, administrators, and leaders. These paths are designed to upskill professionals new to both identity security and SailPoint. For those seeking to achieve a SailPoint Professional Certification, role-based training paths guide learners through the courses and resources they need to successfully pass their first SailPoint certification exam. For experienced professionals, SailPoint also offers product-based training paths, making it easy to find training for new products and features as they become available.

“SailPoint is committed to doing our part to grow identity security talent and increase direct access to industry-leading education” said Matt Mills, President of Worldwide Field Operations at SailPoint. “By opening Identity University to public enrollment, we are enabling anyone and everyone who is interested in learning about identity security to take our introductory training at no cost. Our goal is to help the next generation of security leaders find their footing in an exciting and innovative industry.”

All Identity University on-demand courses are available to customers and partners through a yearly subscription, with new material regularly added as product features and innovations are released.  Additionally, each month SailPoint will release QuickLearn courses (5-to-15-minute tutorials) to help the learning community stay current on the latest identity security best practices and SailPoint advancements. Introductory-level courses are available at no cost to everyone, including public learners who want to learn the basics of identity security, including:

  • Introduction to Identity Security with SailPoint
  • Identity Security Project Management Tips
  • Identity Security Prescriptive Implementation Path
  • IdentityNow Introduction
  • IdentityIQ Introduction
  • AI Services: Introduction

“SailPoint training and certification are a core part of enabling my team to drive success and outcomes for our customers and also provides my team members with professional development and growth opportunities,” said Shehram Syed, Security Consulting Senior Manager at Accenture. “The self-paced training on Identity University is excellent, and it’s the first place I send my team to get started with SailPoint.”

In addition to the training opportunities through Identity University, free educational resources such as webinars, wikis, forums, and User Groups are available on Compass, SailPoint’s open, peer-to-peer community for identity security professionals.

SailPoint is also launching the North Star program, designed to reward community ‘super users’ who actively contribute their time and help others advance their identity security skills. Those who earn the North Star status will be awarded free access to on-demand training on Identity University, gain publishing authority to the SailPoint Community blogs and wikis, and will receive special recognition within the community and at Navigate, SailPoint’s annual industry conference.

“Our objective is to establish Identity University and the SailPoint Community as the premier destination for identity security professionals and a place where they can develop their skills and careers, collaborate, and ultimately advance the industry together,” said Meredith Blanchar, Chief Customer Officer at SailPoint. “By opening these resources to the public, we are making a commitment to grow the skills and expertise in the talent market, enabling our customers and partners to secure and grow their businesses. We are proud of this commitment, and for filling the void of much-needed reputable and trustworthy identity security resources and skill development opportunities.”

“Identity University, along with the Compass Community, has been a vital resource for growing and expanding our SailPoint delivery team,” said Ben Wise, VP of Identity Management at IDMWORKS. “The Compass forums are among the best in the industry providing an engaged community and the frequency of the updates ensures our team is always armed with the latest knowledge and skills in identity security.  This type of collaborative community and open network makes SailPoint unique amongst their peers.”

If you’re interested in expanding your identity management and security knowledge, click here to register for Identity University and start your security journey today.

SailPoint’s flagship ‘Navigate: Identity Security Accelerated’ conference kicks off in Austin, TX, and will be followed by a series of regional events in London, Singapore, Sydney, Washington DC, Toronto and São Paulo. To register, visit the Navigate website.

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About SailPoint 
SailPoint is a leading provider of identity security for the modern enterprise. Enterprise security starts and ends with identities and their access, yet the ability to manage and secure identities today has moved well beyond human capacity. Using a foundation of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the SailPoint Identity Security Platform delivers the right level of access to the right identities and resources at the right time—matching the scale, velocity, and environmental needs of today’s cloud-oriented enterprise. Our intelligent, autonomous, and integrated solutions put identity security at the core of digital business operations, enabling even the most complex organizations across the globe to build a security foundation capable of defending against today’s most pressing threats. 

Media Relations for SailPoint 
Samantha Person 
Senior Manager, PR & Corporate Communications 
(512) 923-4053 
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