Microsoft to offer cyber security training in community colleges across US

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Microsoft has announced that it is going to offer cyber security training to interested students who are studying in community colleges across the United States. To reach its aim, the American tech giant has announced that it is going to invest millions of dollars on nurturing new talent to fill 250,000 jobs lying vacant in various cybersecurity roles.

Presently, the Redmond giant has focused on 936 public colleges and 73 independent community colleges operating under the American Association of Community College(AACC) banner in the United States.

Plan is to train, test and award the best candidate with a smart role and best pay package available in the industry. The software giant is also planning to train teachers of Community College over the next 3 years to nurture the best talent to serve the security industry by offering a vision on what curriculum to be taught and how to prepare the young talent to prepare for the worst, yet to be observed by the industry.

Microsoft President Brad Smith announced that his company will not put any kind of extra budgetary burden on the educational institutes and so is planning to offer the curriculum free of cost.

Note- According to an Annual Cybersecurity jobs report commissioned by Herjavec Group, the year 2021 will witness over 3.5 million job vacancies in 2021 on a global note, up from 1 million positions witnessed in 2014. So, the Satya Nadella led company seems to have taken an initiative to lead the front of filling in the job vacancies in the security field with the best talent. So, all you IT students dreaming to defend apps, data, devices and infrastructure from individuals and state funded groups, you better use this opportunity to grow big in the cyberworld.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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