Learners Point Academy, a leading training institute in Dubai, partners with EC-Council, a global leader in cybersecurity certification, to bridge the cybersecurity skill gap in the region by offering world-class training to aspiring cybersecurity professionals.
Dubai, UAE (April 26, 2023): EC-Council, the creator of industry-leading training programs like the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Network Defender (C|ND), and Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT), takes a step ahead in building a skilled cybersecurity workforce in Dubai by collaborating with Learners Point Academy. This partnership aims to create a job-ready workforce capable of strengthening Dubai’s cybersecurity infrastructure.
Founded in 2001, Learners Point Academy, one of Dubai’s leading training institutes, helps professionals discover their true potential in this competitive and dynamic world. A pioneer with more than two decades in the professional training industry, Learners Point Academy offers customized training solutions to individuals and corporations in the MENA region to prepare them for various in-demand roles.
The increase in sophisticated cyber attacks in the UAE, vital technological advancements, and increased adoption of cutting-edge technologies like AI and IoT are strong regulating factors in determining the growth of the cybersecurity market in the UAE. A report by TechSci Research reveals that the UAE cybersecurity market is projected to grow rapidly, with Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah leading as the dominant regions. This market growth not only substantiates the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals but also increases the chances of candidates landing high-paying jobs. To protect themselves from an escalating crisis of evolving cyber attacks, organizations are ready to hire competent professionals with lucrative compensation packages.
In commenting on this partnership, Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of EC-Council, says the following: “Our collaboration with Learners Point Academy will enable us to equip aspiring professionals in Dubai with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue careers in various cybersecurity domains. Our training courses covering cloud security, ethical hacking, information security, and more are carefully curated to help learners choose and advance in their areas of interest. With the right training and certifications, we can help build a competent cybersecurity workforce that can help bolster Dubai’s cybersecurity posture.”
According to MarketsandMarkets research, the Middle East cybersecurity market is expected to grow to 44.7 billion USD by 2027. With the increased incidence of cyber attacks, including ransomware, social engineering, cross-site forgery, etc., governments and enterprises need to invest in cybersecurity solutions. The lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals to respond to the staggering demand of IT and cybersecurity needs is another significant concern. Furthermore, with the governments of Middle Eastern countries investing in various initiatives like the Dubai Internet City (DIC), KSA Vision 2030, and more to propel the establishment of smart cities, the need for skilled information security professionals in this region is only expected to soar.
The collaboration venture between EC-Council and Learners Point Academy is a stepping stone to fortifying the cybersecurity workforce base in Dubai and contributing to the region’s overall cybersecurity vision. This partnership will not only benefit learners but also businesses, government agencies, and other organizations that need trained cybersecurity professionals to protect their security perimeters and combat evolving cyber attacks effectively.
EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. Its core mission is to help organizations, educators, governments, and individuals address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world. EC-Council is trusted by seven of the Fortune 10 companies, 47 of the Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, NATO, and more than 2,000 of the world’s best universities, colleges, and training companies. EC-Council programs are available in more than 140 countries and set the bar for cybersecurity education.
About Learners Point Academy
Learners Point Academy is one of Dubai’s leading training institutes aiming for the evolution of professional training education in the MENA region. Guided by a strong purpose and desire, it helps professionals unlock their true potential. With more than two decades in the professional training industry, Learners Point Academy upholds its motto of “Empowering professionals with the skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world.” Learners Point Academy excels in providing custom training tailored to the needs of the students and is in sync with the evolving needs of the job market.