India aims to become top ten IT protected nations with the launch of CompTIA PenTest+ Program
With the ever-growing threat of cyber attacks that are plaguing all nations, India is set to emerge as the world’s top Information Technology protected countries in the United Nation’s Global Cybersecurity Index. In order to achieve its ambitious target, through the vendor-neutral IT certification body, CompTIA has rolled out a training and certification program, CompTIA PenTest+. Subsequently, the aim is to churn out enough professional cybersecurity penetration testers in the country, says an FE report.
The Headhunting website, Indeed estimates the requirement for cybersecurity professionals increased by 150% in the period January 2017 to March 2018, and job searches for these roles showed an upward tick of 188%. However, most organizations are unable to find adequately skilled resources for cybersecurity, the report pointed out.
Pradipto Chakrabarty, Regional Director, CompTIA India is quoted as saying by the report, “Our penetration testing training and certification fills in the gaping skills gap in this domain. The PenTest+ is intended for cybersecurity professionals with intermediate-level experience. It will teach candidates about launching attacks on systems, discovering vulnerabilities and managing them. This test complements the existing CySA+ course, which covers defensive security strategies.”
The aspiring candidates who want to pursue the PenTest+ program can either undergo a 40-hour instructor-led training or can select a self-paced online learning option. Candidates should have 3-4 years of experience performing penetration tests, and vulnerability assessments and management added the report.
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