EC-Council, leaders in information security training and education in conjunction with SIMOS Consultancy Services launched globally recognized professional courses in IT Security at Kenya Methodist University, (KeMU) in a bid to address some of the major loopholes in the current IT industry in Kenya.
KeMU will offer variety of EC Council globally recognised certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), EC Council Certified Secure Programmer (ECSP), EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), among others that cater for a wide range of security perspectives.
KeMU plans to not only offer these certifications at the professional level but also to integrate them into the IT curriculum for its students at the University.
R. Balamurgan, MD, Simos Consultancy, said, “The students as well as other external trainees will get the latest contents and will be kept up to date with the latest security threats, join in discussions, forums and a host of other features from the EC Council portal. Trainees will also be able to participate in the highly skilled and respected Hacker Halted Conferences that are held several times a year in various parts of the globe.”
EC-Council’s cutting edge programmes cover everything from the basics of computer and network security to high-end techniques used in defending critical infrastructure and top secret government networks. These certifications are recognized by the US National Security Agency Committee On National Security Standards at every level. Specifically, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a premier certification option for US Cyber Defenders, recognized by the US Department of Defense as well as other governments across the globe.
KeMU becomes the first University in Kenya and in the region to introduce this type of professional courses in IT security and will definitely fill a critical gap in the ever-expanding Kenyan ICT industry, which is the foundation of Vision 2030.
Recently, EC Council, through the local subsidiary Simos Consultancy Ltd, and with support from KeMU, launched into the Kenyan market, the latest edition of Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH version 7), at a colourful ceremony held at the Nairobi Safari Club on Friday 18th March 2011.
KeMU will also offer training on CEHv7 and the first intake is scheduled for April 2011 at the KeMU Nairobi Campus.