Burton and South Derbyshire College have registered to become a member of the EC-Council (International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants) as part of their cybersecurity training programme.
As a member of the EC-Council, College IT and Cybersecurity students will have access to a wide range of specialized industry resources to enrich learners’ learning experience as they develop the skills to their future career in cybersecurity.
IThe International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the largest cybersecurity technical certification body in the world. The EC-Council operates in 145 countries around the world and is the owner and developer of the renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Testing ( Practical) programs. They have trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals worldwide who have influenced the cybersecurity mindset of countless organizations around the world.
Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry and Burton and South Derbyshire College offers courses in networking and cybersecurity, as well as being a Cisco Networking Academy and a Huawei ICT Academy. Additionally, the College is set to launch a Cybersecurity Lab with funding from Stronger Towns that will include dedicated forensics and biometrics labs that are a natural complement to existing network and software development. The lab will have its own private internal network and contain some of the latest equipment and software. External specialists and patrons from security services and industry are involved in setting up the new facilities to ensure that they meet industry requirements.
Sage Lal, Curriculum Director at Burton and South Derbyshire College and Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Affinity Group on Cyber and Data Security and Social Engineering said: “Through the EC-Council Academia partnership, Burton and South Derbyshire College have been able to provide industry-grade resources for faculty and students to use. EC-Council has a wide range of academic resources, from their Essentials series to their more specialized certification titles that provide both theoretical and practical application of cyber skills. In addition to this, we look forward to working with them further on CTFs, cyber competitions and other events/activities that will enrich the learning of our students and employees in the region.
Melanie Smith, UK and Europe academic specialist at EC-Council, said: “We welcome the addition of Burton and South Derbyshire College to our academic programme. Through this partnership, we look forward to working with the College to design rigorous cyber programs to prepare students to pursue opportunities in the most cutting-edge cyber careers.
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