Microsoft launched a cybersecurity skilling program in India that aims to skill over 1 lakh learners by 2022. The program aims at addressing this skills gap of security professionals and empowering India’s workforce for a career in cybersecurity.
The program is designed to give learners hands-on experience in the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity. Microsoft will conduct these courses along with its strategic consortium of partners, including Cloudthat, Koenig, RPS, and Synergetics Learning.
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Microsoft has introduced four new security, compliance, and identity certifications, of which the accredited certification for Fundamentals will be offered at zero cost for any individual who attends the associated training through this initiative. Additionally, in collaboration with its partners, Microsoft offers learners deeply discounted offers on the rest of the advanced role-based certifications to drive deep skills for addressing cybersecurity challenges.
Commenting on the initiative, Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, said, “We work closely with governments, civil society and organisations across the world to help them stay secure. Investing in cybersecurity skilling and preparing the next generation of security leaders is a big part of that effort.”
This partnership is an extension of Microsoft’s global skilling initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills. Over 3 million people have been skilled in India through this initiative.
Learners can apply for the course here.