To empower India’s workforce for a career in cybersecurity, tech giant Microsoft on Tuesday launched a cybersecurity skilling program that aims to skill over 1 lakh Indians by 2022.
The company said the program is designed to give learners hands-on experience in security, compliance, and identity fundamentals.
“Investing in cybersecurity skilling and preparing the next generation of security leaders is a big part of that effort. Microsoft is deeply committed to democratizing skilling for all and this program is a strong step in making cybersecurity skilling accessible and affordable for all,” Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, said in a statement.
The company will conduct these courses along with its strategic consortium of partners, including Cloud that, 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.
Microsoft has introduced four new security, compliance, and identity certifications. 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.