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.

Increasing Demand

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.”

Learning Options

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.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world. Having issued in excess of 2,000,000 IT certifications worldwide, CompTIA is dedicated to helping IT professionals lead the charge in our digitally connected world.

For more than two decades, CompTIA has developed training and certification examinations for computing support, networking, security, open-source (Linux) development, cloud and mobility. What is more, its regular review and updates of examinations ensure that CompTIA certifications continue to address the needs of today’s technology challenges?

CompTIA is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. Through professional certifications, educational programs, research, networking events, philanthropy, and public policy advocacy, CompTIA is dedicated to helping advance the IT industry. Furthermore, CompTIA is committed to impartiality and objectivity in carrying out its certification activities as well as any conflict resolution that arises from these activities.

Careers for Professionals

There are around a million open IT positions in the US alone. No matter you are a novice in your IT career or you are already rising the career ladder, a CompTIA certification can help you to take the next leap in your career. Without a doubt, this certification makes the first impression of 96% of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria at the time of recruitment. What with the IT job openings being created faster than trained personnel can be found to fill them, IT certification is the best way to open the door to a fat salary, humongous opportunities, and career fulfillment. More IT professionals are getting certified than ever before because IT certifications offer the following advantages:

  • Validate your knowledge and skills.
  • Help you remain competitive and employable.
  • Give you job proficiency more quickly.
  • Show dedication to your career.

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