The Learning People Partner with EC-Council to Address the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage for Time Constrained Professionals in the U.K.

The self-paced eLearning market grew to $46.9 billion in 2015 and has continued to grow since then, which has encouraged more professionals to achieve their long awaited dreams of becoming certified professionals. EC-Council’s partnership with The Learning People, a leader in cybersecurity training, aims to train professionals that require critical training but are unable to commit to a traditional learning path. Through this partnership, The Learning People will be able to offer a solution to busy professionals who need cybersecurity training through EC-Council’s self-paced learning option, iLearn. The collaboration provides a powerful solution in a market facing a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

Pat Aylmer, CEO and Founder of the Learning People commented, “We’re delighted that we have become an official reseller of C|EH training. As exclusive partners, our students will now receive official content from EC-Council themselves, meaning that we can offer more effective, exam-focused training from the people who created the exam themselves. With the cybersecurity industry facing a skills shortage, we’re delighted to be partnering with EC-Council to help combat the skills gap.”

Europe alone is expecting a shortage of 350,000 cyber security professionals by 2022 with the global shortfall coming to a staggering 1.8m.U.K. business leaders have begun to view cybersecurity as a critical component of their businesses, but this anticipated shortage of approximately 1.8 million cybersecurity professionals has left many organizations unsure of their next step.

“Government, business, and military institutions have increased their demand for certified cybersecurity professionals, and yet we still face a shortage of qualified professionals,” says Jay Bavisi, President of the EC-Council Group, “we are on the constant lookout for ways to provide a more flexible and convenient solution to educate and certify cybersecurity professionals of tomorrow. Through this initiative, our training and certification programs will increase security awareness and the level of competence in an institution.”

EC-Council’s courses and certifications have received a number of accreditations, including  ANSI 17024 and NCSC Certified Training, and have set the standard for what the world has come to expect from cybersecurity courses. The Learning People, as the exclusive EC-Council reseller in the U.K. and Ireland, will be offering all of EC-Council’s courses, ranging from technical courses such as the C|EH, to more strategic/leadership courses, such as C|CISO.

About EC-Council

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), among others. 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 U.S. and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.

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About EC-Council Programmes

EC-Council has certified over 200,000 security professionals. Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organisations, militaries and governing bodies around the world.

Many of these certifications are recognised worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA),  Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and the UK’s NCSC. Moreover, the United States Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570 making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP).

About the Learning People

The Learning People have partnered with leading job boards around the world. These partnerships enable them to keep up to date with global workforce trends and ensure they provide certifications that are the most desired by employers. It is approved by the HMRC Government Procurement Service as one of their official suppliers of eLearning and is a leading accreditation body in learning and development. The Learning People is committed to raising professional standards and it is their desire to be a socially conscious organisation that looks after the needs of their students, our staff, our partners, and our local community.

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