Fortinet has announced its collaboration with IBM’s SkillsBuild, a digital platform to provide global communities with more learning opportunities to develop Skills, reskill and upskill for a career in cybersecurity.
It is integrating its Network Security Expert training and certification curriculum with IBM’s SkillsBuild for users to develop technology and professional skills, including cybersecurity. Fortinet and IBM will focus on creating new cybersecurity career pathways by training traditionally untapped candidates and connecting learners to employers.
As per Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet “To further address the cyber skills shortage, we’re excited to partner with IBM to integrate Fortinet’s Network Security Expert training and certification curriculum with IBM’s Skills Build digital platform. As both a technology company and learning organization, Fortinet will work with IBM to make it easier for anyone to start a career in cybersecurity regardless of their background, previous access to education, or life experiences.”
Fortinet and IBM’s partnership through SkillsBuild, a digital platform will provide jobseekers, including those with long-term unemployment, refugees, asylum seekers, veterans and students, with career fit assessments, training, personalized coaching and the experiential learning they need to enter or re-enterthe workforce. SkillsBuild will now include cybersecurity curriculum from Fortinet’s NSE Training Institute for jobseekers looking for a career in security.
Through SkillsBuild’s Fortinet and IBM aim to provide cybersecurity training that develops skills, reskills and upskills. This will help untapped candidates to launch their careers Fortinet and IBM are both working with non-profits focused on the military community worldwide—including CASY, SaluteMyJob and Soldier On—to provide veterans and military spouses training and skills to enter the workforce.
Through Fortinet’s Security Academy Program and Veterans Program learners will be connected to employers. Through IBM’s SkillsBuild, learners can earn badges that offer tangible evidence to employers of their expertise, including a cybersecurity badge for the courses leveraging Fortinet’s curriculum.