EC-Council Lights the Flame of a Cyber Safe Tomorrow with TEK-UP University in Tunisia

Many developing countries have adopted digital technologies, making cyber security a major concern. However, developing countries don’t always have the workforce to effectively protect large infrastructures as technology is rapidly adopted. To counter the threat of a cyber-attack, qualified cybersecurity professionals are more important than ever. Global job predictions suggest the same, as experts predict a shortage of two million cyber security professionals by 2019.

Following major cyber threats in the country, Tunisia was one of the first African countries to adopt cyber security as a part of a government sponsored institution in 2004. This partnership gives Tunisia the chance to develop the necessary skills in cybersecurity at the grassroot level, thereby ensuring that cybersecurity skills gain a prominent role in a vulnerable region, while providing TEK-UP a competitive approach over other institutes.

Tunisia is an example of a developing country that has strong and well defined cyber laws but the problem of a qualified workforce still exists. EC-Council recently announced a newly formed partnership with TEK-UP University in Tunisia to provide their students with the opportunity to learn ethical hacking – a skill that is fundamental to information security. EC-Council courses will primarily be taught via EC-Council’s online learning solution called iLearn. A TEK-UP university spokesperson stated, “We believe that a partnership with EC-Council will not only help Tunisian students to gain the required skills and to have technical depth, but it will also build a suitable learning environment to brush up on their communication skills, analytical skills, business knowledge, and risk understanding. Acquiring these skills will help students to be ready to face real-world security scenarios in a changing threat landscape and to demonstrate the ability to serve as responders to cybersecurity incidents.”

The iLearn platform by EC Council, gives students access to on-demand hands-on training courses. iLearn packages come with one year of access to self-paced streaming video lectures, a certification exam, and access to EC-Council’s online lab platform, iLabs, where students can practice their hacking skills in a safe environment.

iLearn – Self-Paced Streaming Video Training

iLearn is EC-Council’s self-paced video training option for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), and the rest of EC-Council’s programs. The range of programs available on iLearn starts from the entry level Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) course and advances all the way to the courses delivered through the Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST). All courses are taught by expert instructors with experience in training high-level organizations like the US DOD, Pentagon, FBI, NSA, and many more.

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About TEK-UP

TEK-UP is a Private Higher School of Technologies & Engineering founded in September 2014, in Tunisia. TEK-UP University aims to combine theory with practice, offers education accordingly, and prepares its students for the future through a high-quality learning environment. The university awards National Engineering Diploma in Telecommunications and Computer Science. Education at the University covers specific skills and scientific methods that enables graduates to improve their qualifications.

Since its launch in 2014, over 150 technical and linguistic certifications were awarded to its students from potential certification bodies as Cisco, Linux Professional Institute, TEKonsult, Oracle etc.

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About EC-Council

EC-Council is the world’s largest Certification body for Information Technology & fastest growing vendor neutral programs. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker course (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator program (CHFI), License Penetration Tester program (LPT), and various other programs. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.

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