EC-Council and Wissen, EC-Council’s exclusive distributor in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, train ITE Singapore faculty in EC-Council’s C|CT Certification as part of a sponsorship program.
Singapore (June 13, 2023) – EC-Council’s accredited training partner Wissen sponsored Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT) certification training for ten faculty members at ITE Singapore. This sponsorship program aimed to create a strong faculty with a robust understanding of crucial cybersecurity concepts essential to imparting quality cybersecurity training to aspiring professionals. The program was held from September 19th to September 23rd 2022 and included members from all three ITE colleges: ITE East, ITE West, and ITE Central. Through this initiative, candidates received in-person training to help them understand the criticalities of various cybersecurity domains.
With cyber attacks growing in complexity, the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals across various fields and domains is soaring. EC-Council’s C|CT training is designed to address the cybersecurity talent drought by training skilled professionals through extensive hands-on learning. It is the world’s only baseline program with 85 hands-on labs, equipping candidates with entry-level knowledge and practical skills to counter a wide range of complex security threats. Curated to help individuals start their IT or cybersecurity careers, the C|CT program seeks to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap by offering not just knowledge but a solid technical foundation in various cybersecurity domains.
Building a strong training faculty with practical technician-level knowledge and skills is crucial to producing a skilled, job-ready workforce. Wissen’s initiative in sponsoring EC-Council’s popular C|CT training for ITE Singapore faculty members is expected to create a strong cybersecurity faculty and empower them to produce world-class cybersecurity technologists with work-ready skills for roles like IT manager, network administrator, SOC analyst, and more.
The C|CT program goes beyond the ordinary to offer multi-disciplinary instruction in various cybersecurity domains, including network defense, ethical hacking, digital forensics, and security operations. Unlike other popular programs, the C|CT certification exposes candidates to live range experiences and assesses their technical proficiency through a real-life practice and assessment platform. Through capture-the-flag style challenges, the program hones a candidate’s critical thinking skills in detecting and remediating security vulnerabilities.
EC-Council and Wissen’s sponsorship program in training ITE Singapore faculty has laid the foundation for producing a future-ready cybersecurity workforce equipped with core technical skills that are most needed today.
Wissen is the exclusive distributor and sole representative of EC-Council in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, known as the cybersecurity competency development arm. Close to 100 EC-Council academia and accredited training partners across Singapore and Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam are managed by Wissen. Wissen also works in collaboration with government and local associations to proliferate EC-Council’s cybersecurity courses.
About the Institute of Technical Education
Formerly known as the Vocational and Industrial Training Board (VITB), the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a post-secondary educational institution in Singapore established by the Ministry of Education. It has three colleges: the ITE College West, the ITE College Central, and the ITE College East, located at Choa Chu Kang Grove, Ang Mo Kio Drive, and Simei respectively.
In addition to offering vocational education to secondary school graduates, ITE provides skilled trades, apprenticeships, and diplomas in vocational education in professions such as accountancy, architecture, business administration, engineering, and nursing. ITE has received many prestigious local and international awards and is the first educational institution in Singapore to be awarded the Singapore Quality Award by Spring Singapore.
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.