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(ISC)² Partners with Coursera to Offer On-Demand Training

Cybersecurity and IT/ICT practitioners have the chance to sharpen skills through new online curriculum

Clearwater, FL, Jan. 24, 2018 – (ISC)²® today announced its partnership with Coursera, the world’s largest online platform for higher education, to offer accessible cybersecurity education opportunities where traditional alternatives may not readily be available. Together, (ISC)² and Coursera will deliver self-paced Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) training for aspiring cybersecurity practitioners anywhere at any time.

“Making security training easily attainable to those who might not otherwise have access allows them to proactively build their professional careers and master the expertise employers most need to conquer today’s cybersecurity challenges,” said (ISC)² CEO David Shearer. “By offering multiple learning options for cybersecurity practitioners, (ISC)² is helping to meet the demand for skilled cybersecurity personnel.”  

Coursera offers fully interactive courses in high demand fields like data science, computer science, and business through partnerships with top universities and education institutions.

Currently, more than 30 million learners seek career relevant education via the online learning platform, providing an ideal audience for (ISC)²’s high quality training content and those interested in beginning or continuing their professional education.

“These days, learning valuable career skills doesn’t need to happen in a classroom or an in-person training seminar – it can happen online with platforms like Coursera during your commute or after putting the kids to sleep,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “We see an increasing demand on Coursera for cybersecurity certifications and are excited to make the (ISC)² SSCP certificate available to anyone, anywhere in the world.”

The SSCP is an ideal cybersecurity certification for IT professionals responsible for the hands-on operations of securing their organizations. The SSCP encompasses security operations and administration; risk identification, monitoring and analysis; incident response and recovery; network and communications security; system and application security; and cryptography – most often required by IT employers. 

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About (ISC)²® 
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 125,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation
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About Coursera

Coursera is an online education company that partners with 160 of the world’s top universities and industry leaders to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower learners around the world to achieve their career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Since launching in 2012, the company has grown to 30 million registered learners who can choose among 2,400 courses, 236 Specializations, and 4 master’s degrees available to enroll in at any time.


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