Simplilearn, an online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, recently announced its partnership with IIT Kanpur for a professional certificate programme in ethical hacking and penetration testing. This program enables learners to acquire the required skill set to analyze system security through vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and ethical hacking. It will also enable them to master essential skills through hands-on training in real-world cases. In order to apply for this program, candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and basic knowledge of cybersecurity and programming, according to an official statement.
Under this collaboration, the program aims to cover skills such as ethical hacking, cryptography concepts, network security, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, reconnaissance, web app threats, generating payload, exploiting and gaining access and anonymity concepts. It will also cover tools such as Burp Suite, Google Dork, MX Toolbox, Robtex, Nmap etc. The program will comprise masterclasses from IIT Kanpur faculty, hands-on experience with a capstone on industry relevant use-cases, 8x higher interaction in live online classes by industry experts, skill building to become job-ready, seamless access to integrated labs on Simplilearn’s LMS, program completion certificate from IIT Kanpur and Simplilearn, and enrolment in Simplilearn’s JobAssist.
Speaking on the program, Chief Product Officer of Simplilearn, Anand Narayanan, said:
Thanks to the comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), IT/ security teams are able to assess critical vulnerabilities and companies are able to better plan the security of their infrastructure by utilizing red-blue team exercise. Skills in this domain are becoming very important to IT companies. Therefore, ethical hacking, Vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing are now popular career choices for many individuals looking to build a career in the field.
Simplilearn’s JobAssist Program will consist of free IIM Jobs Pro membership of six months, resume-building assistance, interview preparation for learners and career mentorship. The program will start with an orientation that will cover all the core concepts needed to become a cybersecurity professional. This will be followed by classes on ethical hacking, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, cyber security capstone project and cybersecurity academic masterclasses from IIT Kanpur.
Commenting on the partnership with Simplilearn, Prof. Sandeep Shukla, IIT Kanpur, said:
Cyber criminals are using evolving tools, techniques and methods to breach organizational networks. Therefore, regular security testing of an organization’s cyber security is the need of the hour. Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing is becoming increasingly important for organizations wanting to achieve effective security compliance.
Simplilearn was founded in 2010 by Krishna Kumar, with the mission to transform lives by empowering people via digital skills. The platform offers access to world-class work-ready training to individuals and businesses around the world. The bootcamps are designed and delivered with world-renowned universities, top corporations, and leading industry bodies via live online classes featuring top industry practitioners, sought-after trainers, and global leaders. From college students and early career professionals to managers, executives, small businesses, and big corporations, Simplilearn role-based, skill-focused, industry-recognized, and globally relevant training programs are ideal upskilling solutions for diverse career or/and business goals.
The startup recently collaborated with MIT xPRO, an online learning program that provides professional development opportunities via online and blended learning courses and programs to individuals, teams and companies across the world to announce two new upskilling programmes in Executive Leadership Principles and Machine Learning for Business, Engineering, and Science.
Last month, Simplilearn announced the launch of ‘SimpliRecruit’, a new platform to help recruiters find the best tech talent. This helps freshers and professionals alike to be discovered by recruiters for promising career opportunities in the fields of Data Science, Full Stack Java Development, Digital Marketing, and many others.