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Cybrary revolutionizes IT and Cyber Security learning by making the best training curriculum available to anyone, for free, forever.
Cybrary revolutionizes IT and Cyber Security learning by making the best training curriculum available to anyone, for free, forever.
Cybrary revolutionizes IT and Cyber Security learning by making the best training curriculum available to anyone, for free, forever.
479 backers pledged $25,803 to help bring this project to life.

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Cybrary: The World's First Free IT and Cyber Security MOOC

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1.Our Mission: To liberate IT and Cyber Security training so that it becomes and remains free and accessible to everyone, everywhere, of every skill level, forever. 

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn for free, and the role we can play in making that belief a reality, is to provide free IT and Cyber Security training. 

It has become nearly impossible for many people to pursue their passion of learning about technology and cyber security because of the outrageous costs and lack of availability.  We have built the framework for anyone to pursue this dream and we did so because everyone deserves, at very least, the opportunity. What they do with the opportunity is up to them, but education should be a right for all people globally.

2. What we plan to accomplish and provide to the world: We plan to continually evolve and expand our list of classes and resources that are available to the public. In doing so, we will further develop the online IT and Cyber Security learning model, to make it more full and comprehensive.

3. We want to include features such as: Transcriptions / captioning for all of the videos for the hearing impaired, a mobile app so that people do not necessarily have to stream the learning content, and more interactive learning tools and exercises like quizzes and other ways of testing comprehension. We also need to expand the list of classes overall.

4. Cybrary’s Goal: In order for Cybrary to sustain our model of providing free IT and Cyber Security classes to everyone, everywhere, forever, we must reach a critical mass of students, which is approximately 250,000. We are also looking to add some key features that further facilitate learning for people in developing nations (due to poor internet reliability), such as a hybrid mobile app so that the videos do not need to be streamed. In order to reach that sustainable point and add these features, we need approximately $200,000. However, $25,000 would at least allow us to create the mobile app and add a few more resources / classes.

Risks and challenges

Essentially once the project is funded, we will be able to deliver this training openly and free to everyone everywhere, forever. The primary risk is not being able to reach the critical mass of users required to sustain.

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    If our goal is reached we will share a link, on all of our social media platforms, to a PDF with all the names of people who donated. The document will thank everyone for their contribution and support to Cybrary.

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    - Email from Cybrary thanking you for doing your part in giving an opportunity to anyone, anywhere who wants to learn IT and Cyber Security.

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    - Email from Cybrary thanking you for doing your part in giving an opportunity to anyone, anywhere who wants to learn IT and Cyber Security.
    - Receive Cybrary’s Contributing Revolutionary SUPPORT BADGE on your Cybrary profile.
    - 3 month placement on the Cybrary Contributing Revolutionary Support Page.

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    - Downloadable digital Cybrary Wallpapers.

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    - 1 Cybrary T-Shirt.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    - Sames as above.
    - Permanent placement on the Cybrary Contributing Revolutionary Support Page.
    - Adopt a Class – Have your name listed on a class page for 1 year: “This Class Sponsored by Your Name”.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    - Sames as above.
    - Printed Certificate of Appreciation, stating that you played a role in making Cybrary available for the world to learn IT and Cyber Security, for free.
    - 2 Cybrary T-shirts.
    - Have your own private group on Cybrary with you as the administrator.
    - Cybrary’s Most Valuable Contributor (MVC) support badge on your Cybrary profile.
    - MVC - permanent placement on the Cybrary Contributing Revolutionary Support Page.

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    - Same as above.
    - Adopt a class – Have your name PERMANENTLY listed on a class page: “This Class Sponsored by Your Name”.
    - Video conference training with an instructor for 1 day on a Cyber Security topic of your choosing, to a group of your choosing.

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    - Same as above.
    - MVC - PERMANENT placement at the top of the Cybrary Contributing Revolutionary Support Page.
    - 5 Cybrary T-shirts.
    - 3 day video conference training class (instead of 1 day) to a group of your choice.

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