In 2016, Cisco announced a $10 million Global CyberSecurity Scholarship program aimed at cross-skill-ing existing IT professionals in SOC operations and other cyber security skills. According to Cisco, through the program they aim to train 10,000 Cyber Operations IT professionals by August 2018.
I signed up for this program as soon as it was announced and And I was one of the lucky ones to be selected…
The initial downside was that I was scheduled to start the program in July 2018 but an update sent by Cisco in August 2017 allowed me to bring the start date forward to September 2017!
This means that by the time this post goes up, I would be going through this program.
The Global CyberSecurity Scholarship program is delivered online (E-learning) with theory, labs and mentoring available for participants. At the end of the program, I will be given 2 exam vouchers if I wish to under take the CCNA CyberOps certification.
I am looking forward to see what else this program has to offer and I will share with you my experience.