My coupon code at the Infosec Institute

I have created two courses at Infosec Skills (a Cengage company) and I have a personal coupon code BANDLER50 (case sensitive) that anyone can use to subscribe and access all learning material on the platform.

My courses are onCoupon Code BANDLER50 Infosec Skills, a Cengage company

  • Privacy and cybersecurity law and preparation for the IAPP CIPP/US privacy certification exam.
    • CIPP/US is the leading privacy certification and is administered by IAPP.  IAPP stands for International Association of Privacy Professionals, and CIPP/US stands for Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States.
  • Cybersecurity policies and procedures, from a comprehensive perspective that blends security, law, management, and writing.
    • Cybersecurity policies and governance documents are are an essential part of organization management, efficiency, and compliance.

My CIPP/US learning path at Infosec

CIPP US Privacy course Coupon Code BANDLER50 Infosec Skills, a Cengage company

My course is through Infosec Institute and their Infosec Skills program, and is one of over 1,300 that they offer, all geared for information security professionals. My course is for:

  • Infosec pros interested in privacy and cybersecurity law
  • Anyone interested in privacy, and
  • Anyone studying for the CIPP/US exam.

These Infosec Skills instruction blocks are called "learning paths", and a path is made up of multiple "courses". For example, my CIPP/US learning path is made up of 7 courses.

First I built an introductory course to prepare you as I introduce privacy, law, and share some learning and exam taking tips. Then there is a course for each of the five CIPP/US domains as we walk through that body of knowledge. At the end comes a wrap-up course to solidify things, plus an optional practical exercise and then over 200 practice multiple choice questions (many of which incorporate my unique brand of humor to keep you going).

I suggest following my CIPP/US learning path from start to finish. The path is also modular so you can also jump around if you see fit. But I tried to organize it well, so chronological works well, and you will see my video skills improve as we go on.

My security policies learning path at InfosecSecurity Policy course Coupon Code BANDLER50 Infosec Skills, a Cengage company

This learning path is to help you build, update, and shape better policies and procedures for your organization.

Policies, procedures and other governance documents are an essential part of managing an organization and employees, and especially for cybersecurity programs. Learn the characteristics of good governance documents and how to review, update and implement them. Effective governance documents can help build efficiency, reduce error, improve security and reduce legal liability risks

Infosec has an enormous learning platform

Infosec has a huge platform, with many other expert instructors teaching great courses. I am a fan of the many CompTIA certifications, such as Security+, Network+, or A+, and there are prep courses for that. Also paths for dozens of other certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CASP+, and more. And tons of learning on many infosec topics and skills. All on the Infosec platform, including courses by Mike Meyers, an experienced professional for online course delivery and who wrote three books sitting in my bookshelf.

With many authors teaching many subjects, there is diversity of knowledge, skills, and styles. Of course, not every course an enthralling thrill ride. This is not going to replace Netflix, HBOMax, or your favorite roller coaster for entertainment. But there is a lot of knowledge available.

Create a free account to try it out

You can create a free account to trial my courses and many others. See the bottom for links and screenshots for my course page and author page at Infosec Inc.

You can review all of the content on the site free with no obligation for 7 days.

If you decide to purchase a subscription, be sure to use my discount code of  BANDLER50  to get half-off your purchase. You can apply the code to either a monthly or annual subscription.

The BANDLER50 coupon code

Infosec Skills by Infosec Inc. is subscription based -- monthly or annually.

While subscribed, you get full access to all of their course offerings, including my CIPP/US privacy course. Check their site for full terms and updated pricing, but last I checked an annual Infosec Skills Personal subscription is $299, and monthly it is $34.

If you use my discount code you get 50% off your initial purchase. That means if you purchase an annual Infosec Skills Personal annual subscription you get $149.50 off, and if you purchase a monthly subscription you get $17 off.

Here's some math on yearly vs. monthly:

  • If you are not using a coupon code, and if you think you will use it for more than 8 or 9 months, then the annual plan seems more cost effective.
  • If you are using my BANDLER50 coupon code, and you think you will use it for more than 4 months, then the annual plan with coupon code seems more effective.
  • Pricing changes, the math would change with pricing.

Again, with any subscription you get full and unlimited access to all course offerings.

All subscriptions get all access, including when you use the discount code. You get access to every course (including mine). So there is no downside to using the discount code, only upside with 50% off.

So once you have decided this is worth the expenditure for you, using the coupon code is a no-brainer.

Conclusion and disclosure

I think I built two great courses:

  • Learn about privacy and cybersecurity law, and prepare for the CIPP/US exam.
  • Learn about cybersecurity policies and procedures, governance, and more.

I put a lot of effort and time into them and did my best.

The Infosec platform has over a thousand other courses, and any subscriber gets unlimited access to all of them.

As you probably assumed already, I receive some author royalties and commissions for the course and use of the discount code. That said:

  • I believe studying for and obtaining the IAPP CIPP/US certification is a valuable endeavor (otherwise I would not have it myself nor have created a course to prepare for it).
  • I believe corporate security policies are critical documents, and most organizations need to improve theirs
  • I feel that I provide important knowledge in the courses
  • I think the Infosec Institute (Infosec Inc., now a Cengage Company) is a good organization providing important learning materials, or I would not have partnered with them to create this course.
    • They are a separate entity, and when you visit their website, create an account with them, or obtain a subscription from them, that is an agreement and relationship between you and them.
    • I want to hear about your experiences with them and my courses, so feel free to drop a note and let me know how it is going.
    • Remember the coupon code is ALL CAPS and case sensitive, BANDLER50


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Page posted 01/05/2022. Updated 5/16/2024.

What other courses can coupon code Bandler50 get access to?

This discount code is good for all of the below:

  • My two learning paths (CIPP/US and corporate security policies)
  • Every other course and learning path on the platform.
  • Over 1,300 other learning paths.
  • Dozens of other certification prep courses, including those from ISC2, IAPP, EC-Council, CompTIA, AWS, CISCO, ISACA, and more.
    • Certifications include: CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CISSP, CCSP, ISSEP, ISSAP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CCNA, CEH, CCFE, ITIL, CASP+, CySA+, PenTest+, Security +, Network+, A+, and more.
  • An enormous quantity of quality learning content and cyber ranges that are not related to certifications.