An Inside Look into IT Nation Certify and IT Nation Secure

| By:
Jay Ryerse

In the last year, managed service providers (MSPs) have realized that cybersecurity is not only important but vital to their success. In fact, 91% of SMBs said they would consider using or moving to a new IT service provider if it offered the “right” cybersecurity solution. Here at ConnectWise, we understand the role cybersecurity plays in our partner’s lives. We offer certifications and training to help you succeed. Have you ever wondered about IT Nation Certify, IT Nation Secure, or cybersecurity in general? In this blog, we are going to explore a few ways that our programs can help build up your business’ cybersecurity efforts. 

IT Nation Certify

First, let’s take a look at IT Nation Certify. You may be asking yourself, what is IT Nation Certify?  This cybersecurity training consists of Fundamentals and Advanced courses.

IT Nation Certify Fundamentals

Fundamentals is a cybersecurity training program designed for security beginners to seasoned experts. The Certify Fundamentals program has two category tracks: Sales/Owners and Engineers.

Certify Fundamentals for Sales/Owners helps build the confidence they need to walk through educating clients and prospects on the cybersecurity landscape, addressing challenges, and more. This packed day will arm them with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully deliver cybersecurity. To learn more, click here

Certify Fundamentals for Engineers provides a more comprehensive understanding of the technical side of cybersecurity. Participants will learn about technical controls and implementation best practices for locking down their environment, review the latest security tools and services to consider when building out a solution stack, deep dive on incident response planning, and get an overview of intrusion detection and malware analysis. 

IT Nation Certify Advanced

Ready to step up your cybersecurity training? IT Nation Certify Advanced is a 12-month program that sets MSPs up for success in achieving the SECURE MSP certification, by delivering best practices for Virtual Chief Information Security Officers (vCISO), Security Operations (SecOps), and Sales. Read more on these tracks here

IT Nation Secure 

We are excited to host IT Nation Secure as a hybrid event. From June 21st - 23rd, IT Nation Secure will be held in Orlando, Florida as a limited in-person conference. This event will also have a virtual option. IT Nation Secure is a cybersecurity conference for TSPs and is the IT industry’s must-attend cybersecurity training event to help you reduce risk, transform your business, and streamline service delivery of cybersecurity solutions for your clients. It is a can’t-miss event for TSPs interested in delivering best-in-class cybersecurity solutions for their business and clients, building a cybersecurity practice, and designing future service offerings for clients. It’ll also go into refining advanced techniques for prospecting, qualifying, and selling cybersecurity solutions in an aligned​ methodology.

This hybrid event is our first in-person conference since the pandemic. Our team is excited to see you all again and cannot wait to bring you all of the latest and greatest training and resources happening in cybersecurity. 

Why should someone be a part of IT Nation Certify and/or Secure?

TSPs and MSPs should have their staff register for IT Nation Certify Advanced Training to get the benefit of the IT Nation Secure team’s security expertise and hands-on training. They can participate in all three tracks - vCISO, SecOps and Sales - or stick to just one or two tracks, whichever best meets their role and security requirements. A great perk to IT Nation Certify Advanced classes is that users can start in any month and still be able to complete the 12-month course.

TSPs and MSPs should also register for IT Nation Secure to receive cybersecurity training which will help reduce risk, transform their business, and streamline service delivery of cybersecurity. It is also a chance to engage with peers and learn from one another, so that best practices can be shared and applied to a TSPs own business. Peer groups have been found to boost an organization’s success and with something as important as cybersecurity, joining one is a no-brainer. 

Three Reasons to Engage with IT Nation Certify

Develop cybersecurity skills on your team that are hard to find in the marketplace today or are just too expensive..

Three Reasons to Attend IT Nation Secure


Cybersecurity has never been as important to businesses as it is right now, and we can safely say it will continue to be an intricate piece to your business’ success. ConnectWise is committed to security, and programs such as IT Nation Certify and conferences like IT Nation Secure will help your business’ cybersecurity services flourish.  

Registration for IT Nation Secure is open and more information can be found here. Again, this is a hybrid event and we will offer limited in-person participants while also offering a virtual experience. 

You can also register here for the Certify Fundamentals (classes offered regularly) and Certify Advanced Training (classes begin each month) courses. As always, check out our blog for more ways to keep your business’ cybersecurity growing.