Certifications are imperative to a cybersecurity career, and it’s important that we provide accessible and affordable education paths that will help reverse the growing need for skilled cybersecurity professionals.
Greenbelt, Maryland (PRWEB) September 21, 2016
Cybrary, the world’s first and only no-cost cybersecurity MOOC (massive open online course) provider, today announced the launch of its micro-skills certification program in an effort to combat the global shortage of talent in the cybersecurity profession.
Created by Cybrary’s Education Committee, each micro-credentialing exam is a deep dive into the most critical skills in cybersecurity. The exams are 40 questions long, take 40 minutes to complete, and are designed to prove proficiency on a specific topic related to some of the most common jobs in the field. The exams are conducted online at Cybrary at a cost of just $10 each with one free retake per exam.
“The Cybrary community is working to make cybersecurity training available to anyone who wants it, anywhere. Training should not be exclusive to those who can afford to pay $5,000 per class. The same applies to certifications,” said Ryan Corey, co-founder, Cybrary. “Certifications are imperative to a cybersecurity career, and it’s important that we provide accessible and affordable education paths that will help reverse the growing need for skilled cybersecurity professionals.”
Cybrary’s micro-credentialing is generally targeted to non-traditional students that are already in the workforce and are looking to further their careers and/or switch career paths. This non-traditional student population is an emerging market and such options are a boon to working or unemployed adults seeking skill development.
“Cybrary's new learning paths not only help train critical skills required for jobs within the cybersecurity industry, completion of them also comes with a professional transcript that shows the skill is proven and validated and can be provided to an employer,” added Corey.
Since launching in 2015, Cybrary has become the largest cybersecurity community on the Internet with more than 615,000 registered users from around the globe and thousands more joining every day. To date, Cybrary has delivered more than 70 million minutes of cybersecurity training and educational content on 2,000 plus topics – all for free. Cybrary is already one of the highest trafficked websites in the cybersecurity industry and has won numerous awards in the past year including Best Cyber Security Education Provider and Best Technology Start Up.
Based in Greenbelt, MD and founded in 2015, Cybrary is the largest cybersecurity community on the internet and is helping to advance the cybersecurity industry by providing anyone, anywhere with free resources to learn and grow in the field. The training from Cybrary is designed to help people build a career in their chosen field, or advance in their current cybersecurity career.