EC-Council Partners with FNU to Offer Cybersecurity Certifications

EC-Council Partners with FNU to Offer Cybersecurity Certifications

SUVA, FIJI ,10 June 2024: EC-Council inventor of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker credential has announced a partnership with the Fiji National University (FNU) to advance cybersecurity education in Fiji.

This partnership marks a significant milestone in enhancing the cybersecurity landscape in Fiji and providing students with unparalleled training and certifications to combat cyber threats effectively.

By appointing FNU as its first Academic Partner in Fiji, EC-Council reaffirms its dedication to nurturing cybersecurity talent and innovation within the region.

This collaboration will grant FNU students’ entry to state-of-the-art cybersecurity training, providing them with the expertise and capabilities required to thrive in the fast-paced cybersecurity landscape.

According to EC Council Group President, Jay Bavisi, EC-Council is committed driving cybersecurity excellence and nurturing innovation.

“EC-Council continues its legacy of driving cybersecurity excellence and nurturing innovation. This partnership epitomises our dedication to equipping individuals with the necessary expertise to navigate and excel in the dynamic cybersecurity landscape,” said Jay Bavisi, Group President, EC-Council.

FNU students will have the opportunity to pursue highly sought-after EC-Council certification programmes in the cybersecurity industry, including the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Network Defender (C|ND), and Certified Incident Handler (ECIH), among others.

FNU’s National Training and Productivity Centre Director Bob Mitchell shared this partnership would help address the growing  complexity of cyber threats.

“In its bid to make cybersecurity training more accessible, FNU has partnered with EC-Council to assist current and aspiring cyber professionals in advancing their careers. This initiative aims to equip them with the knowledge and skills organizations need to protect against the increasingly complex nature of cybersecurity threats,” said Mr Mitchell.

These certifications open doors to a wide array of career opportunities, with the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) certification alone qualifying individuals for up to 22 different job roles in cybersecurity.

EC-Council’s Academic Partnership programme has a proven track record of success worldwide. Through initiatives like these, EC-Council continues to drive excellence in cybersecurity education and empower individuals to defend against cyber threats effectively.

About the EC-Council

Founded in 2001, EC-Council is a trusted authority in cybersecurity education and certification. Best known for its Certified Ethical Hacker programme, EC-Council also offers training, certificates, and degrees on a wide spectrum of subjects from Computer Forensic Investigation and Security Analysis to Threat Intelligence and Information Security. EC-Council is an ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Organization recognised under the U.S. Defense Department Directive 8140/8570 and many other authoritative cybersecurity bodies worldwide. With over 350,000 certified professionals globally, EC-Council remains a gold standard in the industry.

With a steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, EC-Council maintains a global presence with offices in the US, the UK, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

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About FNU

The Fiji National University (FNU) celebrates its 14th Anniversary (2010-2024) as a contemporary Fijian educational and training institute dedicated to achieving academic, training and research excellence. Although it was formally established in 2010, FNU has a long and colourful history of relevant education dating back to the origins of its component Colleges through institutions that were established according to national needs and aspirations as these developed. FNU was established through the merger of 7 government-owned tertiary institutions in Fiji and commenced operations from 15 February 2010. The constituent institutions are found at over 40 different locations across Fiji, and collectively offer Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Degrees, Postgraduate qualifications and Skills Upgrading for those who are already in employment. Approximately 26,000 students pass through the University each year. Over the last 14 years of its operations, the University has registered major achievements with regard to new programme delivery, quality improvements and contribution to research and publications via its 5 Colleges: The College of Humanities and Education (CHE), the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences (CMNHS), the College of Engineering, Technical Vocation Education and Training (CETVET), the College of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry (CAFF), the College of Business, Hospitality & Tourism Studies (CBHTS), Fiji Maritime Academy and the National Training & Productivity Centre (NTPC).

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