Leading French Computer Engineering College, Ingesup, Adds EC-Council’s Ethical Hacking Certification to its Curriculum

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In a move that underscores how important information security has become to computer engineering, all Ingesup’s student must now successfully pass the Certified Ethical Hacker exam in order to earn their degrees.


EC-Council trains and certifies information security professionals

"[students] will enter the labor market with an internationally recognized certification in demand by employers"

In 2010, Ingesup, a private computer engineering college in Southern France, became one of the first EC-Council Academia partners in the country. Recenlty, a new agreement was signed that incorporates all the schools in the Ingesup group, including those in Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Aix en Provence. As part of the new agreement, IT-Gnosis, EC-Council’s exclusive representative in France, has worked with the school to incorporate information security more deeply into the curriculum of the school. Not only will EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker, CEH, program material be embedded into the larger curriculum of information security, but all students must pass the official CEH exam in order to earn their degrees. Passing the CEH exam also makes them EC-Council members and certified ethical hackers, adding extra value to their degrees. Before this landmark agreement, earning the CEH certification was only optional for students.

Ingesup students will be granted access to EC-Council’s online learning platform, iClass, in order to receive the CEH lectures, use the CEH tookit, and practice hacking via iLabs, EC-Council’s secure cyber range which allows students to dynamically access a host of virtual machines preconfigured with vulnerabilities, exploits, and tools. Ingesup students will be able to build and strengthen their technical and practical knowledge, better preparing them for jobs in information security, as well as all but guarantying them good results on the CEH exam.

According to Arnaud Berthier, Director of Educational Coordination, "In order to strengthen our security program, the CEH certification has been added to our curriculum to allow students to prepare for and earn a universal security certification. From today onwards, all Ingesup students will take the certification during their third year. With this partnership, Ingesup is offering its students the chance to have at their disposal official courses and labs to prepare, in the best way, for the certification and their future professions.”

This partnership evolution represents a huge benefit for the students. They will enter the labor market with an internationally recognized certification in demand by employers in a myriad of industries. Requiring their students to earn the CEH underscores Ingesup’s dedication to preparing students not just to pass exams while they are students, but to preparing them to but successful, employable professionals. Pierre Collard, a second year undergraduate student at Ingesup Toulouse, “I am currently in the second year of my of Bachelor’s degree at Ingesup Toulouse. I have chosen to take the CEH certification to acquire solid security knowledge. It allows me to better understand today’s and tomorrow’s issues regarding the struggle for security, its evolution through time, while developing extensive skills combating different attacks. Today, I believe I have the necessary knowledge to consider training to become a licensed Pen Tester.”

For Claire Kemp, exclusive EC-Council representative in France and other European countries, this new step in the partnership represents a great improvement in the relationship with Ingesup as well as Ingesup’s curriculum. "Ingesup is already seen as a pioneer in its field and I am convinced that this example will be followed by many other schools in France and Southern Europe”.

About EC-Council
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
For more information about EC-Council, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org.

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