Microsoft launches free online cybersecurity course for learners in India

Microsoft aims to train 1 lakh learners in India by 2022 and close skills gap with free online cybersecurity course

Microsoft has launched a cybersecurity skills program that aims to train more than a lakh of learners by 2022 to fill the skills gap and empower the Indian workforce for careers in cybersecurity. The free online course is designed to give learners a hands-on experience of the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity. Microsoft will lead these courses with its strategic consortium of partners, including Cloudthat, Koenig, RPS, and Synergetics Learning. Course modules are designed to support all levels of learners, regardless of where they are in their cybersecurity journey.

Commenting on the initiative, Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India, said:Trust and security are at the heart of our identity as a company, and we work closely with governments, civil society and organizations around the world to help them stay safe. Investing in cybersecurity skills and preparing the next generation of security leaders is a big part of that effort. Microsoft is deeply committed to democratizing skills for all and this program is an important step in making cybersecurity skills accessible and affordable for all.

Microsoft has introduced four new security, compliance and identity certifications, of which the accredited certification for Fundamentals will be offered free of charge to anyone who takes the associated training as part of this initiative. Additionally, in collaboration with its partners, Microsoft is providing learners with discounted offers on the rest of the advanced role-based certifications to acquire in-depth skills to tackle cybersecurity challenges.

Bhavesh Goswami, CEO of CloudThat Technologies, said, “Security is an area where Microsoft is truly the leader in terms of depth and breadth of solutions. This program has really helped people learn about the Microsoft Security suite and make it their career. Those who want to know more can visit the official website for more information.