Published: 26th November 2019
This 6-month Stanford certificate programme can guarantee you a career in cybersecurity. Apply now!
The course is a blend of weekend mentoring sessions, online video-based learning and a series of structured projects. The last date to apply for the upcoming session is November 28, 2019
According to a recent survey by UK-based endpoint security provider Sophos, India has the third-highest number of cyberattacks after Mexico and France. This has increased the demand for cybersecurity experts in India. Estimates by NASSCOM suggest that India's cybersecurity market is projected to grow to $35 billion by 2025 with more than 30,000 cybersecurity jobs available in the country. The demand for cybersecurity professionals has been growing at a rate of over 150% quarter on quarter. The job roles that are in demand in the sector include network security engineers, security architects, cybersecurity first responders, cybersecurity analysts, and chief information security officers (CISO).
In order to produce efficient professionals to cater to this rising demand, Great Learning, an EdTech company based in India has introduced the Stanford Advanced Computer Security Programme. This 6-month Stanford certificate programme, which pairs the high-quality content created by renowned Stanford faculty with expert mentorship from industry practitioners, is a blend of weekend mentoring sessions, online video-based learning and a series of structured projects.
“Professionals with 3 or more years of experience in the IT industry should consider a career in cybersecurity. While the demand for such professionals is the greatest across IT and BFSI companies, even sectors like pharma, manufacturing, hospitality and retail are hiring such professionals in a bid to keep their network secure. It’s a fast-growing field that has already started to offer massive opportunities. We are excited to collaborate with the Stanford Center for Professional Development to deliver their impactful Advanced Computer Security program,” said Harish Subramanian, Director, Great Learning.
The Stanford Advanced Computer Security Programme is structured as a series of 6 online courses where learners get access to video content designed and delivered by Stanford faculty. Insights from senior industry practitioners from leading organizations such as Google and LinkedIn bring a practitioner’s perspective. The online mentorship format in which the programme is offered is both convenient and immersive. In this format, learners attend live online sessions with seasoned industry practitioners, who clarify concepts and provide an on-the-job perspective. The programme is designed to help students master in-demand skills like Web Application, Mobile, Cloud Security, Security Design, Cryptography, Emerging Threats and Defences, Network Security which leading companies like IBM, Dell, Amazon, Infosys are seeking. By the end of the programme, learners are able to use their skills to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of customers, and build secure infrastructure.