New Horizons Bulgaria Becomes First EC-Council Accredited Training Center in Bulgaria

New Horizons Bulgaria Becomes First EC-Council Accredited Training Center in Bulgaria
July 12, 2011 EC-Council

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – July 6th, 2011 – New Horizons Bulgaria, a member of the global network of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, recently became EC-Council’s first Accredited Training Center (ATC) in Bulgaria.

The company also organized the first training workshops for Certified Ethical Hacker version 7 (CEHv7) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) in Bulgaria.

“EC-Council is a recognized global leader in cybersecurity training, and we are extremely proud to become its first Accredited Training Center in Bulgaria,” said Nikolay Penev, general manager of New Horizons Bulgaria. “Our new partnership will create better training opportunities for information security professionals in Bulgaria, and allow us to provide the latest, cutting-edge training courses available anywhere in the world.”

“We are pleased to have New Horizons Bulgaria as a new training partner of EC-Council and look forward to a long-standing and successful relationship,” said Hanan Wagie, Regional Director – EMEA of EC-Council. “Bulgaria’s information security community will surely benefit from New Horizons’ enhanced training offerings, and it will prove to be an asset for many local companies and organizations.”

Since its inception as an EC-Council Accredited Training Center, New Horizons Bulgaria has already certified 12 professionals as Certified Ethical Hackers and nine professionals as Computer Hacking Forensic Investigators.

As part of its launch effort for CEHv7, New Horizons Bulgaria also hosted an ethical hacker training conference in May, dubbed “Hack the Hackers.” The conference was attended by 230 representatives from high-profile companies in finance, telecommunications, information technologies, public administration, energy and manufacturing. An additional 60 visitors participated in the conference’s online portal.

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New Horizons Bulgaria is the largest IT training center in Bulgaria, member of the global network of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, which is the leading provider of learning solutions for Information Technology, PC Desktop Applications, Project Management and Business Skills training. With 300 locations in 60 countries and over 400 courses, New Horizons is the world’s largest independent IT training company and delivers over three million student days of classroom training and over one million hours of online training each year.

New Horizons Bulgaria is a successor of all the activities currently performed by Consulting & Technical Education Company (CTEC-BG) and provides full range of solutions in the transfer of knowledge area: technical training (information security, ITIL, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM etc.), training on integrated business systems, office applications (Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint etc.) and business skills. The company offers the full range of official training delivery methods (Instructor-led classroom training, on-site training, mentored training and e-learning) according to the latest technologies by Microsoft, Cisco, IBM and so on.

New Horizons Bulgaria is a certified partner of leading global companies in the field of information technologies, amidst Microsoft (Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, Information Worker Solutions and Security Solutions), Cisco (Cisco Learning Partner Associate), The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, EC-Council (EC-Council Authorized Training Center), IBM (IBM Authorized Training Provider), Pearson VUE (Pearson Vue Authorized Testing Center), Prometric (Authorized Prometric Testing Center), and others.

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) certification. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 84 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at