EC-Council announced today that they will award $550,000 in scholarships to the ethical hacking community through their Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Master Scholarship Program.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, May 12, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — EC-Council announced today that they will award $550,000 in scholarships to the ethical hacking community through their Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Master Scholarship Program. For years, the cornerstone of ethical hacking has been the CEH program created by EC-Council. The CEH Master scholarship was created to help cyber security professionals further sharpen their ethical hacking skills and hands-on abilities to fight the war on cybercrime.

EC-Council will select 1,000 qualified cyber security professionals to prove their ethical hacking skills with the CEH Practical exam via an application process. The CEH (Practical) retails at $550 and is the world’s first comprehensive ethical hacking industry readiness designation that is 100% verified, remotely proctored, live online. Except for a nominal processing fee, EC-Council cover the cost of 1,000 exam vouchers to merit-based scholarship recipients. Candidates that successfully pass the exam will attain the CEH Practical certification. EC-Council is currently accepting applications and the deadline for submission is July 31, 2020.

This scholarship provides a platform for ethical hackers, specifically, certified ethical hackers, to validate their skills and abilities. Candidates selected to receive the scholarship will be given the opportunity to prove their hands-on abilities in a live, 6-hour, remotely proctored CEH Practical exam with 20 challenges. Scholarship recipients who qualify for the CEH Master designation will also be featured on the Global Ethical Hacking Leaderboard.

Since 2003, EC-Council has been recognized globally as a pioneer in ethical hacking training and certification. Its CEH certification is one of the most respected certification programs in the world today. It has gained recognition from the US Department of Defense, US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Airforce, British GCHQ, ANSI and several other bodies of international import. CEH is frequently sought out as a powerful aid to landing a cyber security job. Many companies, including those on the Fortune 500, seem to prefer CEH certified candidates over applicants with other certifications.

(Citation https://public.cyber.mil/cw/cwmp/dod-approved-8570-baseline-certifications/)

“EC-Council strives to mitigate cyber risk across the world by creating high quality cyber security education to create proficient cyber professionals with globally recognized skills. Given these unique times, we see it as our social responsibility to improve the practical skills of ethical hacking professionals to enhance their employability via our CEH (Master) Scholarship program,” said Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of the EC-Council group.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicants must be Ethical Hacking practitioners with at least 2 years of experience, or

2. Applicants must be a Penetration Tester with at least 2 years of experience, and

3. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

Leading government and private bodies across the world insist on hiring cybersecurity professionals who have proven their practical skills.

“A successful candidate will serve in an intermediate trainee developmental level with assignments consisting of specific, often unrelated, tasks that are selected to orient employees in the practical application of theory and basic principles.”

US Department of Homeland Security

World class organizations like Amazon Web Services, Century Link, Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Defense Point Security, IBM, Microsoft, and many more highly regard candidates with practical skills that have been validated.

Programs like CEH Practical provide a reliable platform for candidates to prove their hands-on skills and abilities in the ethical hacking domain. The CEH Practical challenge has been designed to create the ideal red team candidate. For candidates holding a valid CEH certification, the CEH Practical provides them the next progression in skills development and certification. The CEH teaches students how to identify and exploit vulnerabilities while the CEH Practical is proof that students learned the concepts and know how to apply them. Candidates who have attained the CEH credential and are able to prove their mastery via the CEH Practical exam earn the special designation of CEH Master.

EC-Council programs set the cybersecurity bar in over 140 Countries. Trusted by 7 of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, NATO, and over 2,000 of the world’s top universities, colleges, and training companies.

EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and improve the cybersecurity profession. We help individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address global workforce problems. Through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications, EC-Council provides cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the globe.

Best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, EC-Council builds individual and team/organization cyber capabilities through an array of cybersecurity certification and training programs including Certified Ethical Hacker Program, Certified Secure Computer User, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Security Analyst, Certified Network Defender, Certified SOC Analyst, Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst, Certified Incident Handler, as well as the Certified Chief Information Security Officer.

EC-Council is an ANSI 17024 accredited organization with earned recognition from the DoD under Directive 8140/8570. EC-Council is also recognized in the U.K. by the GCHQ and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession.

Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia. Its U.S. offices are in Albuquerque, NM, and Tampa, FL. Learn more at www.eccouncil.org.


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