|By Business Wire
|February 12, 2013 09:30 AM EST
today announced a new agreement with the EC-Council,
one of the world’s largest certification bodies for information security
professionals, to endorse Skillsoft solutions offered to a global
network of professionals and leaders in the field. Under the agreement,
EC-Council has reviewed and endorsed Skillsoft’s Certified Ethical
Hacker (CEH) courseware as meeting the exam objectives set forth in
EC-Council’s CEH exam. Skillsoft’s CEH courses teach security
professionals how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in network
infrastructures by deploying the same tools as malicious hackers, which
is increasingly relevant as data breaches and security risks continue to
rise. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its
customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government and
education to mid-sized and small businesses.
“Our mission is to support and enhance the role of individuals and
organizations that design, create, manage or market security and
e-business solutions,” said Steven Graham, senior director at
EC-Council. “Our arrangement with Skillsoft will help our members with
the tools and training to develop the skills needed to think like a
hacker so they can scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. We’re
excited to add Skillsoft as an endorsed partner to our network of global
“The complex and evolving world of security threats make this an area
that requires constant education and skills development. With enterprise
and consumer users continuing to invest more in mobility, social media
and the cloud, their data is at more risk than ever before,” said Priti
Shah, Skillsoft director of product management. “We are thrilled to
partner with the EC-Council to offer CEH training which assists
information security professionals to better protect themselves and
their organizations from cyber attacks. We also look forward to
developing new content to map to EC-Council’s evolving qualifications
for information security certification.”
Skillsoft’s CEH courses are part of its IT
Skills Courseware Collection which provides formal and on-demand
learning in an array of modalities including online courses, expert
mentoring, IT certification manuals and practice certification exams.
Flexible delivery technologies allow learners to have instant access to
the right resources, resulting in immediate impact to critical IT
decisions and projects.
To learn more about EC-Council’s CEH program, please visit https://www.eccouncil.org/courses/certified_ethical_hacker.aspx.
For more information on Skillsoft’s partnership programs, please visit http://www.skillsoft.com/about/partners/default.asp.
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EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of
the world’s largest certification bodies for Information Security
professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies
individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It
has been certified by American National Standards Institute to meet its
ANSI 17024 standard. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified
Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer
Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council
Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License
Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and as well as many others
programs. These programs are offered in over 92 countries and over have
trained over 120,000 & certified more than 60,000 security professionals
through a training network of over 500 training partners globally.
Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those
from some of the finest organizations around the world such as the US
Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations. For more
information about EC-Council, visit www.eccouncil.org.
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