EC-Council Offers Free Cybersecurity Training

EC-Council Offers Free Cybersecurity Training

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) has launched its first-ever MOOC certification series.

A MOOC, or massive open online course, is a training program that offers free education in an online environment, with no limit placed upon class size.

The EC-Council's MOOC, which has been named the Essentials Series, is devoted to cybersecurity, and will offer certifications in network defense, ethical hacking, and digital forensics. Students will have access to eCourseware, video lectures, and lab tutorials.

EC-Council’s Academic Division announced the launch of the MOOC today and said that the series was designed to help students prepare to start an entry-level role in the information security and cybersecurity industries.

"The EC-Council Academia Division will now offer the Essentials Series, a free education series offering instructor-led and hybrid learning education courses for students and professionals alike," said an EC-Council spokesperson.

The Essentials Series was developed by the same developers who created the widely recognized United States Department of Defense (DoD)–approved Certified Network Defender (CND), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certifications.

Wesley Alvarez, director of academics within EC-Council’s office in Tampa, Florida, said: “The number of cybersecurity education

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