Cyber Ready - CompTIA

CompTIA, a non-profit tech association, is offering free cyber security upskilling classes in Birmingham, Manchester and Preston for groups who are under-represented in the cyber industry.

CompTIA’s initiative, Cyber Ready, is a six-month retraining programme designed to ensure all graduates develop the necessary skills and knowledge to secure Cyber Security related employment.

The flipped-classroom approach combines classroom and online teaching methods and is designed to encourage applications from candidates who may have other commitment and time limitations.

The free course is open to people in-work and has been developed to improve the diversity of the cyber talent pipeline by supporting returners to tech, low skilled, graduates, ex-armed forces, women, and BAME individuals.

Graham Hunter, CompTIA’s vice president for skills certification in EMEA, said, “The need for cybersecurity professionals and the vital skills they provide remains robust, even in the midst of the worst global pandemic in the last 100 years.”

“In fact, certain types of cyber-attacks have increased in frequency during the pandemic.”

“This is prompting more employers to strengthen their cyber defenses and recruit skilled personnel to secure data, devices and networks.”

During the six-month programme, candidates will have access to the latest industry-standard content on cybersecurity, via on-demand videos, virtual labs and adaptive questions to build their cyber skills. The learning will be supervised by trainers with real world experience in cybersecurity.

Applications for the West Midlands class close on the 14th August and the North West on the 21st August. You can find out more about Cyber Ready and how to apply here.

Cyber Ready - CompTIA

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