Fortinet has revealed the joining of over 20 new academic institutions and non-profits worldwide in Fortinet’s Security Academy Program. This Security Academy Program Provides Academic Institutions and Nonprofits with Fortinet’s Network Security Expert (NSE) Training and Certification Curriculum to Bridge Gap Between Learning and Careers.
This program provide students, veterans and veteran families with advanced cybersecurity training and certifications.The expansion builds on the program’s momentum, which is available in more than 80 countries and is comprised of over 300 Authorized Security Academies.
Closing the Skills Gap through Global Collaborations and NSE Training Institute
One-way Fortinet is creating new opportunities in the digital economy is through global collaborations across sectors. Through its involvement as a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity and the Cyber Threat Alliance, Fortinet partners with global leaders, like Salesforce – the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), to further innovate and develop impactful global solutions for challenges such as the talent shortage.
Fortinet continues to grow the NSE Training Institute’s programs with recent milestones including the NSE Certification Program has issued more than 450,000 certifications worldwide, with more than 200,000 of certifications achieved in 2020.
Continued Learning Through the Security Academy Program
The Security Academy Program focuses on creating adiverse, equitable and inclusive pipeline of security professionals.The program does this by partnering with academic institutions and nonprofits worldwide. Through the Security Academy Program, institutions around the world have incorporated Fortinet’s NSE training and certification content into their students’ curriculum.
Military veteran-focused nonprofits joining the Security Academy Program provide their constituents with access to Fortinet’s NSE training and certifications, while the Veterans Program helps Veterans transfer relevant experiences to a career in cybersecurity.
As per Eddie Phillips, Ed.D., Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College, “The partnership with Fortinet has been remarkable and will provide a pathway for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to compete in a rapidly growing global marketplace. Kennedy-King College has undertaken an equity and workforce-focused IT expansion initiative, with a goal to reduce the digital divide currently separating underserved and underrepresented populations from careers in the IT industry.After meeting with the Fortinet team and learning about the Security Academy Program, we knew the partnership would position us to better address this important equity imperative. We are both enthused and confident that Fortinet’s Security Academy Program will serve our students well and ultimately prepare them for high-skill, high-demand work in the IT sector.”