Take Note IT


Our passion and commitment to youth development and job creation informed by the scarcity of skills inspired the cybersecurity training and development academy.


Take Note IT has launched a cutting-edge Training Academy to address the problems we are currently facing regarding cybersecurity.

Predictions are that there will be a global shortage of around 2 million cybersecurity jobs by 2021.


Local defences are inadequate to respond to the evolving threat landscape.


Skilled resources are head-hunted by global counterparts for premium salaries.


There is insufficient cost-effective training available for the South African Market.

The purpose of the Cyber Excellence Academy

In her quest to build the future leaders of tomorrow and contribute to the social issues of Unemployment and job creation in South Africa, Mamela Luthuli the CEO is championing Take Note’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence by training young people from schools, colleges, and universities and equipping them with the skills required for work opportunities within Take Note IT and its associated companies internationally. This is critical given the estimated 400 million vacancies in cybersecurity worldwide.


Mamela has been an entrepreneur her whole life, having started several informal ventures since the age of 14, to now being at the helm of one of the few black, female-led cyber security and IoT firms in South Africa.


Through her work, she leads TakeNote to focus relentlessly to realise the purpose of “giving back” and change the narrative for all women, for women that are marginalized and disadvantaged, and the narrative for the young leaders of tomorrow.


The training programmed provides an interactive, self-paced cyber security training platform that offers 650+ training modules. These include virtual labs, hands-on challenges and simulated exercises to develop practical cybersecurity skills and allow leaders to deliver a continuous cybersecurity training program. Skill focused pathways mixed with an interactive gaming engine and a virtual teaching assistant support to deliver top quality cyber labs. Reporting dashboards allow visibility to team performance and progress.

Course Library

A course library of training content, subjects, and objectives mapped to the categories, specialty areas, work roles, and competencies defined in the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework.

Training Types

A variety of training types included but not limited to interactive modules, practical labs with real-world training environments, knowledge checks, and gamification and any other type of interactive content.


Training delivery that allows for completion at self-pace. (Note: Live instructor-led training is not required). The platform allows for pausing and returning to training progress.

Training Platform

A training platform that allows administrators to access the platform and assign content as needed.


Training content that is continuously available in an accessible online platform 24 hours per day / 7 days a week.


Access to Takenote issued micro-certificates based on completed exercises, labs, modules and time spent on the platform.


Take Note IT has received certifications from a range of providers. These accreditations ensure we can secure your business one byte at a time.


  • Capabilities at a local level through a world-class, innovative educational experience.
  • The Cybersecurity Center of Excellence aims to empower youth with critical skills, create employment, and protect the clients from cyber threats.
  • The programme runs in partnership with Crowdstrike University, an online-based university that focuses on cybersecurity.

Consciousness-Based Education

The Academy will make use of Consciousness-Based Education (CBE), a world-renowned education system centred around whole student learning. CBE is about connecting whatever a student is learning with how it relates to them as a person and why it’s useful in the world. With this approach, students can learn at high speed and retain greater quantities of information compared to that of traditional educational systems.


The persistently high youth unemployment rate has long been one of the most pressing socio-economic problems in South Africa. At our Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, we align ourselves with the country’s vision to create employment, improve people’s lives, and reduce poverty.


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