ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – (ISC)² – the world’s largest non-profit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced that the (ISC)² One Million Certified in Cybersecurity initiative is now accepting participants. To qualify, individuals must register as a candidate (ISC)² free of charge, which entitles them to a wide range of exclusive programs and services to help individuals kick-start a career in cybersecurity, including a training and free exams for the association’s new entry-level cybersecurity. certification (ISC)² Certified in CybersecuritySM.
First announced by (ISC)² CEO Clar Rosso at last month’s Cyber Workforce and Education Summit at the White House, (ISC)² is delivering on its promise to implement meaningful solutions to challenges cybersecurity workforce worldwide. Research suggests that organizations that focus on recruiting and developing entry-level cybersecurity personnel — including those with little or no technical experience — are accelerating the invaluable hands-on training the next generation of professionals need to start a career. successful cybersecurity career.
Those who earn the (ISC)² cybersecurity certification demonstrate to employers that they have the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for an entry-level cybersecurity position.
“The global cybersecurity workforce shortage is an issue we can’t just talk about anymore. It’s time to act decisively,” Rosso said. “I am proud that our association – with its rich history of advocating for the advancement, expansion and empowerment of the cybersecurity workforce – is undertaking this unprecedented initiative to make rewarding careers in cybersecurity accessible to so many people. We look forward to welcoming our One Million Certified Cybersecurity Participants to our community as Candidates (ISC)² and soon new Certified Members of our association.”
How the program works
To participate in the One Million Certified in Cybersecurity initiative, individuals must visit www.isc2.org/candidate and register as an (ISC)² candidate. Upon completion of this process, which includes an online form and affirmation to comply with the Code of Ethics (ISC)², individuals will be able to access their free training and exam through their benefits page for candidates (ISC)².
Participants will receive a free exam, as well as access to the online self-study course (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity. The course provides an examination of the subject published in the (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity Exam Blueprint, which shares the security concepts on which certification candidates will be assessed, including:
— Safety principles
— Concepts of business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR) and incident response
— Access control concepts
– Internet Security
— Security operations
University students, recent graduates, people in retraining and other professionals wishing to broaden their skills and opportunities are encouraged to participate, especially those employed or seeking employment within small and medium enterprises.
After passing the exam, participants will become (ISC)² members and have access to a wide range of professional development resources to help them throughout their careers. The Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification (ISC)² is the first step in a career path that will help cybersecurity professionals gain experience and work toward advanced qualifications such as the CISSP®.
Encourage diversity and inclusion
In addition to open registration, (ISC)² will work closely with new and existing partner organizations to reach historically underrepresented populations and encourage greater diversity within the cybersecurity community. (ISC)² has pledged that 500,000 course and exam registrations will be directed to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), Tribal Organizations, and women in the United States and around the world.
For more information about One Million Certified in Cybersecurity, including how to partner with (ISC)² to help support underrepresented populations around the world, visit www.isc2.org/IMCC.
(ISC)² is an international non-profit association whose goal is to inspire a safe and secure cyberworld. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic and pragmatic approach to security. Our membership of over 168,000 members is comprised of certified cybersecurity, information, software, and infrastructure security professionals who make a difference and help drive the industry forward. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – the Center for Cybersecurity and Education(TM). For more information about (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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