MDC’s Cybersecurity Center is the first division at the College to award digital badges to students and professionals who have completed a program of study.
Digital badges indicate a demonstrated accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, shared and verified online. They offer cross-industry recognition that can be included on professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn and on digital signatures, providing badge earners the opportunity to display previously unrecognized skills.
“We are very excited to offer these unique digital badges that allow students and cybersecurity professionals to demonstrate they have advanced cybersecurity skills,” said Antonio Delgado, dean of MDC’s School of Engineering, Technology and Design. “These credentials will help them validate their expertise.”
The cybersecurity digital badges can be obtained through non-credit courses available to students of all skills levels. The courses, centered around the state-of-the-art MDC Cyber Range that allows students to get hands-on experience using industry-leading security tools, can be taken independently of each other allowing students to start at any level. Students will be awarded digital badges upon completion.