November 2019

New cybersecurity course set to offer non-ICT students a pathway to high demand roles

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New cybersecurity course set to offer non-ICT students a pathway to high demand roles

Michael Hui

DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training, today introduced a course in cybersecurity that will take students with no ICT background to three internationally recognised cybersecurity certifications in less than six months.

The Certified Cybersecurity Professional course will be delivered by the Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT), a division of DDLS, and will provide an interactive online experience that aims to turn people with zero industry experience into job-ready, front line Cybersecurity Analysts.

Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS, commented, “Unemployment levels in cybersecurity are at 0%, and there is huge unmet demand. In Australia alone at present, there are almost 1,000 cybersecurity jobs advertised on the employment website, Seek.”

According to the November 2018 update to Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, Australia needs another 2,300 cybersecurity workers, and that number is expected to grow to 17,600 by 2026. (ISC)2, the world’s largest not-for-profit association of cybersecurity professionals, estimates a worldwide skills gap of 2.93 million, and 2.14 million of these are in Asia Pacific.

Learn more about the Certified Cybersecurity Professional course.

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