Microsoft on Tuesday officially announced a cybersecurity skilling programme that aims to skill more than 1 lakh people in India by next year.
The program is designed to give learners hands-on experience in the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity. Microsoft will conduct these courses along with its strategic consortium of partners including Cloudthat, Koenig, RPS, and Synergetics Learning. The course modules are designed to support all levels of learners, regardless of where they are in their cybersecurity journey.
The tech giant has also introduced four new security, compliance, and identity certifications, of which the accredited certification for Fundamentals will be offered at zero-cost for any individual who attends the associated training through this initiative. Additionally, in collaboration with its partners, Microsoft, offers learners deeply discounted offers on the rest of the advanced role-based certifications to drive deep skills for addressing cybersecurity challenges.
This partnership is an extension of Microsoft’s global skilling initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills. Over 3 million people have been skilled in India through this initiative. Microsoft said it is working closely with the government, industry, and civil society partners on several skilling initiatives to make India’s youth future ready.
To enroll into this programme, interested candidates should apply on Microsoft’s India Skilling Initiative website.