The collaboration between Bahrain’s Tamkeen, a public authority responsible for the skills development of the Kingdom’s workforce, and EC-Council, a trusted global leader in cybersecurity workforce development, have resulted in Tamkeen endorsing the Certified Application Security Engineer program (CASE .Net & CASE Java) for all Bahrainis.
These 2 programs were added to Tamkeen’s specially approved list of training programs curated to uplift the much-needed cyber skills development in Bahrain. These two training & certification programs prepare software professionals to create secure applications developed in .NET and Java.
EC-Council’s CASE programs are unique in that it focuses on how code are developed with security in mind – across all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC): planning, creating, testing, and deploying an application.
Cybersecurity including the critical aspects of application security are critical needs both within Bahrain and globally. With the rise in cyberattacks everywhere, it has become vital for software professionals to have strong skills around cybersecurity. CASE training and certification equips Bahrainis with globally required skill sets in secure application development to meet rising requirements from companies hiring for cybersecurity and application security jobs.
EC-Council’s Certified CISO (CCISO) program is already on the list of Tamkeen’s approved courses and has benefitted scores of cybersecurity professionals in Bahrain.
“Tamkeen’s strategy for the next five years is to focus on sectors with the most immediate need”, said Mr. Hussain Mohammed Rajab, Chief Executive of the Kingdom’s Labour Fund “Tamkeen”. “Tamkeen has recently announced the relaunch of its Business Development Program with new updates made according to a new strategy, which keeps the current and future market needs at the forefront. CASE.NET is one of the programs that fit in this strategy and suits the modern job market,” he added.
EC-Council has been the world’s leading cybersecurity certification body since 2002. They are the pioneers of cybersecurity training with their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). The organization has also added industry-leading programs to its portfolio. These courses cover all aspects of information security important to counter cyber threats in the modern business atmosphere. Some of the notable certification programs by EC-Council include CASE.NET, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), and more. In addition, their non-profit branch, EC-Council Foundation, created the world’s first global hacking competition, Global CyberLympics. EC-Council Foundation also hosts various conferences, including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit. For more information about EC-Council, visit www.eccouncil.org.
Tamkeen was established in 2006 as a public authority with the aim of supporting the development of the private sector and to be an engine of economic growth. It has been as one of the pillars of His Majesty the King to reform Bahrain’s labor market.
Tamkeen has two primary objectives: to foster the development and growth of enterprises and to enhance the national workforce’s training and productivity. Tamkeen’s 2018-2020 strategy focuses on diversifying offerings, accelerating delivery, and sustaining impact to achieve these objectives. In addition, they have a set of approved programs through which Bahraini citizens can undergo training.