Wiley Edge offers aspiring cyber security professionals ISACA certification

Emerging talent and reskill training partner, Wiley Edge, will now offer trainees on its Alumni graduate program a path to ISACA certification, giving them the best possible start in their cyber security careers.

Protecting organization’s against hacking and other major threats, cyber security is a crucial aspect of any business. Yet despite a global shortage of 3.4 million cyber security workers, it is often difficult for recent graduates to break into the field due to employers requiring a certain level of experience or training.

An ISACA certification will help Wiley Edge trainees to bridge the skills gap and fill entry-level roles in this sector. Wiley Edge’s Cyber Fundamentals course covers the whole cyber security lifecycle, including risk management, networking, incident response and recovery, threats and vulnerabilities, and more, meaning Alumni will enter the market equipped with the latest tech skills.

Many professionals with extensive cyber security experience are already ISACA certified, but through a partnership with Wiley Edge, this training will be extended to the next generation of cyber security experts.

Wiley Edge hires talent from diverse backgrounds and offers them full training in a high-demand skill or discipline while they earn a wage, before deploying them within one of its client companies for up to two years. The vast majority of Alumni are offered permanent employment after the end of their placements.

This Hire Train Deploy model ensures companies have access to an evolving pipeline of tech talent without having to use their own time and resources to train graduates themselves, making it a win-win strategy for graduates and employers.

Dennis Bonilla, Dean of the Wiley Edge Academy said of the new partnership: “The ISACA certification means Wiley Edge Alumni will be entering the job market trained in the latest cyber security skills. This fast-paced sector requires a highly-skilled workforce, and our Alumni will now be perfectly placed to take up these competitive roles with certification from a leading voice in the field.

Many graduates interested in tech wish to pursue careers in cyber security, but they face blockades due to a lack of training or simply because they don’t have enough experience. It’s brilliant that ISACA’s certification will help our trainees launch their dream careers, and that our client businesses will benefit from welcoming such talented and skilled individuals into their workforces.”

Jeff Angle, Head of Academic and Workforce Development at ISACA said: “Our leading cyber security training leaves no stone unturned, ensuring those certified by us are fully prepared for everything this sector brings. We are always looking for opportunities to expand our training, and it is fantastic news that the younger generation will carry their ISACA-certified skills with them throughout their cyber security careers.