In our digital era, organizations are relying increasingly on cybersecurity to protect themselves, enable trust, move faster, add value, and grow. As the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks rises, organizations are experiencing a significant shortage of IT professionals with cybersecurity skills.
To help close this security skills gap, Cisco is introducing the Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program. Cisco will invest $10 million in this program to increase the pool of talent with critical cybersecurity proficiency. Cisco also has enhanced its Security certification portfolio with a new CCNA Cyber Ops certification.
Through the scholarship program, Cisco will offer free training, mentoring, and testing designed to help you earn CCNA Cyber Ops certification and hone the skills needed for the job role of security operations center analyst. The new CCNA Cyber Ops certification has been designed to address the critical skills deficit, providing the job-ready knowledge needed to meet current and future challenges in network security.
The scholarship program will get underway with assessment of candidates in August 2016. The first scholarship awards will be available later in 2016.
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Scholarship Award Details
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must meet these qualifications:
Basic technical competency (possess one or more of the following):
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Complete the form at the right to start the sign-up process, after which you will hear from us once we have reviewed your initial qualifications for the program. If you’d like further information first, we invite you to explore the following:
Thank you very much for your interest in the Cisco Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program. We have received an overwhelming number of applicants and have now filled all spots for the first year of the program. We will reopen registration again in 2018. Please bookmark this website and check back to apply.