Registration Open for Miami Dade College’s New IBM Cybersecurity Practitioner Course

Miami, Jan. 20, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) and IBM are offering a new IBM Cybersecurity Practitioner course designed for those interested in a career as a security analyst. With cyber attacks on the rise, cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand and growing industries across the county. The four-week course is offered at no cost and starts Feb. 8.

“We are excited to host a new cohort for the IBM Cybersecurity Practitioner course as it will provide students the opportunity to learn and work with industry-leading tools. This course will provide students an affordable way to enter the in-demand field of cybersecurity and is another example of our strong partnership with IBM,” said Jorge Ortega, director of MDC’s Cybersecurity Center of the Americas.

The course is open to new and existing students 18 and older with some foundational IT knowledge. It is offered through MDC’s Cybersecurity Center of the Americas and will be 100% online, with content being delivered via a self-paced online platform together with weekly virtual meetings with an instructor.

Students who successfully complete the course will earn two IBM digital badges that they can share across their professional networks: IBM Enterprise Security in Practice and IBM Security Operations Center in Practice. The course also creates a pathway to more advanced cybersecurity training and badges from the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas.

The IBM Cybersecurity Practitioner course is part of a strategic partnership between MDC and IBM launched in 2020, which aims to increase the College’s offerings of emerging technology initiatives and to incorporate IBM Skills Academy courses in its curriculum to prepare students with an advanced education in highly sought-after technology careers.

“Providing training and curriculum for the next generation of cybersecurity professionals is critical for our digital world and to help enterprises implement world-class security programs,” said Dr. Naguib Attia, IBM Global University Program vice president. “IBM is proud to work with MDC to ensure everyone has the opportunity to join this cutting-edge technology field.”

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