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Cisco launches $10 million global cybersecurity scholarship; revamps certification program

Cisco is introducing a $10 million Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program. The networking giant says it will offer training, mentoring, and certification that align with the Security Operations Center Analyst industry job role, and the program will be delivered in partnership with Cisco Authorized Learning Partners.

Cisco is introducing a new Cyber Ops Certification to its portfolio of security certifications and revising its CCIE Security Certification.

CCNA Cyber Ops focuses on the role of the security analyst working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) which monitors systems and detects attacks. The CCNA Cyber Ops expands Cisco’s existing associate-level certification offerings, which includes the CCNA Security designation, which focuses on the network security administrator role.

The CCIE Security revision addresses new expert-level skills and education needed to prepare security personnel for evolving technologies and security threats, says Cisco. The revision includes assessments on latest security technologies, including Advanced Threat Protection, Advanced Malware Protection, Next-Generation IPS, Virtualization, Automation and Information Exchange. It also includes a new assessment approach focused on ensuring that candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills with evolving technologies, such as Network Programmability, Cloud and IoT.

 

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