EC-Council and FutureSkills Prime Team Up to Foster the Growth of Cyber Security Skills in India and Close the Talent Gap

EC-Council’s wide range of cyber security courses are available on FutureSkills Prime, covering fundamentals to advanced topics such as the C|EH, C|HFI, C|ND, and more.

Sept 18,2023 – EC-Council, the inventor of Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) as well as a global leader in cyber security education and certification, and FutureSkills Prime, India’s technology skilling hub, collaborate to offer enhanced cyber security reskilling and upskilling opportunities. This collaboration aims to address the escalating demand for cyber security professionals.

In an ever-evolving landscape where cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated and pervasive, it is crucial to equip individuals with the knowledge and expertise to secure digital environments effectively. FutureSkills Prime, a joint initiative between NASSCOM and MeitY, stands as India’s leading technology skilling hub, aiming to transform the nation into a hub of digital talent. This collaboration between EC-Council and FutureSkills Prime underscores their commitment to bridging the skills gap and cultivating a robust cyber security workforce. It revolutionizes the learning landscape by providing students and professionals equal access to enhancing, updating, and diversifying their skill sets, fostering career advancement.

As a result of this partnership, EC-Council’s comprehensive cyber security courses will now be readily accessible via FutureSkills Prime’s platform, ensuring wider availability and greater accessibility to these highly sought-after programs. Learners can anticipate a diverse range of courses tailored to different skill levels, encompassing foundational concepts and advanced topics such as the Certified Network Defender (C|ND), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI), and more.

EC-Council’s courses on FutureSkills Prime are National Occupational Standards (NOS) aligned with industry standards with utmost relevance and up-to-date training incorporating the latest cyber security trends. This commitment to staying at the forefront of cyber security education will empower learners to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively combat emerging cyber threats.

“For over two decades, our unwavering goal has been to empower individuals with the essential cyber security skills required to build a safer and more secure digital world. Considering India’s increasing cyber security challenges due to the shortage of skilled security professionals, we have joined forces with FutureSkills Prime to offer enhanced reskilling and upskilling opportunities for individuals seeking to develop their cyber security skills. Our goal is to extend our impact and equip a broader range of individuals with the transformative expertise required to confidently confront today’s ever-evolving cyber threats, “ said Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of EC-Council Group.

“With the increasing demand for cyber security professionals, our collaboration with EC-Council will offer individuals access to exceptional programs that will empower them to excel in this rapidly evolving field. We are dedicated to advancing cyber security education in India and equipping individuals with the skills they need to thrive in this dynamic industry,” said Kirti Seth, CEO of FutureSkills Prime.

About EC-Council:

EC-Council invented the Certified Ethical Hacker. Founded in 2001 in response to 9/11, EC-Council’s mission is to provide the training and certifications apprentice and experienced cyber security professionals need to keep corporations, government agencies, and others who employ them safe from attack.

Best known for its Certified Ethical Hacker program, EC-Council today offers 200 different trainings, certificates, and degrees in everything from Computer Forensic Investigation and Security Analysis to Threat Intelligence and Information Security. An ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Organization recognized under the US Defense Department Directive 8140/8570 and many other authoritative cyber security bodies worldwide, the company has certified over 350,000 professionals across the globe. EC-Council is the gold standard in cyber security education and certification, trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, half of the Fortune 100, and the intelligence communities of 140 nations.

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About FutureSkills Prime:

A joint initiative by NASSCOM and MeitY, FutureSkills Prime is India’s technology skilling hub with the vision to make the country a Digital Talent Nation. It democratizes learning and offers students and professionals a chance to skill, upskill, and reskill to grow in their careers.

FutureSkills Prime is a wholesome career-building program to be a NASSCOM-certified professional. Through the competency diagnostic test, learners can choose a career track and get skilled in selected technologies through relevant courses. Learn and engage with industry experts and access exclusive career development opportunities like job fairs, internships, hiring hackathons, skill challenges, etc.

FutureSkills Prime allows learners to be at par with international technology trends through high-quality courses and play an exciting, valued, and purposeful role in the digital future. The course curriculums align with the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) and the National Occupational Standards (NOS), a structured mechanism to map industry requirements to skills and competencies.

FutureSkills Prime has been created by the Sector Skills Council, the skill standard-setting body of the IT-ITeS industry, and NASSCOM’s education and skill development initiative. The council works with industry members and academic and skill development institutions to create the National Occupational Standards. Content providers on FutureSkills Prime are encouraged to map their courses to these standards, paving the way to create a common language of understanding for skill development across industry and academia.

Furthermore, FutureSkills Prime funds the skilling ambition of the learners through the Govt of India incentives. After earning the NASSCOM certificate, eligible learners can apply for the incentive directly debited to their bank accounts.

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NASSCOM is the premier trade association and apex body for the Indian IT and business process management (BPM) industry. With a membership base comprising over 2,800 companies, NASSCOM plays a vital role in shaping the future of the IT industry in India. NASSCOM focuses on driving excellence, fostering innovation, and nurturing talent to accelerate growth in the IT and BPM sectors.

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