Free cybersecurity courses

Issue 7 2020 News

Check Point Software Technologies has announced a new partnership with edX, a trusted Harvard and MIT-founded online learning platform used by 30 million learners as well as the world’s top-ranking universities and industry-leading companies globally. The partnership will offer a growing series of Check Point cybersecurity courses and content to security and network professionals.

Check Point’s cybersecurity courses will now be accessible through the edX platform, including the Check Point Jump Start series, which features network and hyperscale network security courses. Further modules will soon be available on Check Point’s CloudGuard cloud security and SMB security solutions. All courses aim at upskilling students or IT professionals on cyber threats and security management, as well as those looking to start a new career in the sector.

All Check Point courses available on the edX platform are free of charge to remove the barrier of cost, location, and access, to help reduce the skills gap. Recent research shows that nearly two-thirds of organisations reported a shortage of cybersecurity staff last year, with 36% citing a lack of skilled or experienced security personnel as their number one workplace concern.

“The cyber skills gap is huge, and growing daily, so we need to be ambitious about cybersecurity education because our privacy depends on it, “says Lee Rubenstein, VP of business development at edX. “Working with leading vendors like Check Point to offer free courses will help to upskill those people already working in the sector, and help to attract new talent to protect business and industry against damaging cyberattacks in the future.”

Check Point also offers CloudGuard Cyber-Range training. These courses deliver immersive cyber-security training in simulated environments via the flexible Cyber Range cloud platform, offering an engaging, gamified learning environment. Training is fully adaptive to users’ needs with built-in debriefing and progression tracking.




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