New certification in Network Defense, Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensics

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EC Council, that can smartly abbreviated as the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants, has started a new certification program that offers MOOC certification series.

Mooc stands for massive open online course, a training program that offers essential certifications in cybersecurity that includes courses related to network defense, ethical hacking and digital forensics.

It will be a virtual education series, where students need to attend video lectures, lab tutorials and syllabi related security eCourseware and related to the EC-Council Academia Division.

FYI, the educative material related to the Essential Series, was developed by those who also drafted the syllabus of approved Certified Network Defender (CND) taken up by the United States Department of Defense (DOD).

Wesley Alvarez, the director of EC-Council’s Academics division said that the open source online course will act as a learning model and approach to industry workforce by brushing up their skills. The Essential Series helps students take up self- paced learning in Cybersecurity- independent of the classroom attendance and grasping skills.

EC Council will also host several cyber competitions, flag submissions, and industry feeds in coming months that will help the course participants to check for their technical skills from time to time.

So far, the EC Council that is based in New Mexico has certified over 237,000 professionals hailing from over 43 countries, out of which most have taken certification as a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

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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