EC-Council Announces $1M C|EH Practical Scholarship 2021 to Boost Ethical Hacking Skills

Summary: The Scholarship aims to encourage skill-building and preparation for C|EH Practical Exams. The scholarship has also reserved 50% of its funds for women and neurodiverse individuals to increase diversity and representation.

Albuquerque, NM, September 14, 2021 — EC-Council, a leader in cybersecurity certification and education programs, has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Practical Scholarship program. Through this program, EC-Council awards $1M to the ethical hacking community, providing 2,000 qualified cybersecurity professionals with the chance to hone their skills through the C|EH Practical exam. Candidates that successfully pass the exam will attain the C|EH Practical certification.

The Certified Ethical Hacker by EC-Council is considered a cornerstone of ethical hacking and has set new benchmarks in the industry. C|EH Practical is the world’s first industry-ready ethical hacking assessment conducted live online, 100% verified and remotely proctored.

Leading government and private entities across the globe need cybersecurity professionals who have proven their practical skills and are ready to apply those skills. Through the C|EH Scholarship program, candidates get the opportunity to prove their hands-on abilities in a live, six-hour, remotely proctored C|EH Practical exam with twenty challenges. Scholarship recipients will also be featured on the Global Ethical Hacking Leaderboard.

This year, the C|EH Practical Scholarship program will bring women and members of the neurodiverse community to the forefront by reserving 50% of the allocated funds for these individuals, encouraging more representation and diversity among ethical hacking professionals. Students and existing professionals can also take advantage of this scholarship for further skill development.

“C|EH Practical aims to provide the top cybersecurity minds of the world a platform from where they can set industry standards and create benchmarks,” said Jay Bavisi, President and CEO, EC-Council. “The scholarship will also ensure that we reach out to a more diverse cybersecurity community and help them develop their skills.”

“A successful candidate will serve in an intermediate trainee developmental level with assignments consisting of specific, often unrelated, tasks that are selected to orient employees in the practical application of theory and basic principles.” – U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Bavisi continued, “EC-Council’s mission to mitigate cyber risk across the world by creating high-quality cybersecurity education through our C|EH Master Scholarship program is an on-going one. We are specifically committed to the creation of a diverse cyber-security community. EC-Council’s program is part of our larger effort to harness the collective abilities of everyone to make the world a better place for all.”

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicants must be Ethical Hacking practitioners with at least two years of experience, or

2. Applicants must be a Penetration Tester with at least two years of experience, or

3. Applicants must either be enrolled in information security/cybersecurity programs or have completed ethical hacking or penetration testing courses.

4. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Additional resources:

The program retails at $550, however, EC-Council will cover the cost of 2,000 exam vouchers to merit-based scholarship recipients under the scholarship criteria. The selected participants will only have to pay a nominal processing fee of $99. EC-Council is currently accepting applications and the deadline for submission is December 30, 2021.

Interested participants can apply for the C|EH Practical Scholarship by filling out the form at:

About EC-Council

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is a cybersecurity certification body that certifies professionals across the globe in various cybersecurity domains. Its mission is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession by helping individuals, organizations, educators, and governments in 140+ countries address workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications and providing cybersecurity services – setting the bar in cybersecurity education.

Trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO, and over 2.000 universities, colleges, and training companies, EC-Council is best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, equipping over 230,000 information-age soldiers with the knowledge and skills required to defeat black hat adversaries. EC-Council builds individual and team/organization cyber capabilities through this Program, as well as a variety of other cyber programs.

An ANSI 17024 accredited organization, they have also earned recognition by the DoD under Directive 8140/8570, in the UK by the GCHQ, CREST, and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession. Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over four hundred people worldwide with offices around the world. Its U.S. offices are in Albuquerque, NM, and Tampa, FL.

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