IT training company Tshukudu Technology College (TSTC), which specialises in providing ‘fast track’ certification in Microsoft, Cisco and Citrix software for network and systems managers, has delighted its students by adding courses leading to the qualifications of Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).
These short courses have been developed by the USA-based EC-Council and its major distributors in Europe, SSR-I, the specialist cyber crime fighters based in the UK.
“The CEH courses are key to understanding how to fight cyber crime effectively,” explained TSTC’s Emile Kok. “Completing the CEH course successfully certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of ethical hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.
“The CHFI course enables organisations to identify a path that an intruder took over the network; reveal intermediate intrusions and provide leads and corroborating evidence for disciplinary action,” he continued.
“The SSR-i/EC-Council courses are the ‘crème de la crème’ in the computer security world because they are ‘vendor-neutral’ – which adds to their objectivity. We’re delighted to be offering what is, at present, the highest standard of computer security courses available anywhere.”
Emile Kok explained: “Network and system security is a major issue for every organisation – from the smallest to the largest multinational. Consequently, we had run some Microsoft security courses but we have found that our students value the objectivity of the SSR-i courses.”
Computers and networks are the backbone of a modern company. Without a network, there is no email, no database and, without IT, no business continuity.
This means that network and system managers need, among ‘conventional’ IT skills, the ability to identify and prevent attempts at cyber crime – both from within and outside their networks and systems.
“Operating on the principles of professionalism and speed, TSTC provides a wide range of IT-related training courses to produce better trained engineers for a competitive price,” said Emile Kok. “It is important to give technicians the skills development that they need in order to keep them motivated, up-to-date in terms of product knowledge and know-how - and keep them able to meet their organisation’s objectives efficiently and effectively.”
Rajive Kapoor, of SSR-i, said: “We’re delighted that TSTC has joined the growing number of training specialists, including academic institutions throughout Europe that are offering anti-cyber crime courses and qualifications. This is an important step towards providing the products and services that all organisations need in order to protect themselves from the consequences of cyber crime.”
About Tshukudu Technology College (TSTC)
Founded in 1999, IT training company Tshukudu Technology College (TSTC) is a privately owned organisation and has branches in the Netherlands (Veenendaal), South Africa (Cape Town) and Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao). It helps some 500 students a year to become qualified - mostly in Microsoft applications (MCSA/MCSE with specialisations in Messaging or Security).
TSTC began as a unit of a outsourcing company to train IT personnel (network- and systems engineers / managers) in a refreshing new way. It concentrated on key issues: return on investment, certification and timesaving. This resulted in TSTC developing a unique way of training: TSTC Fast Tracks. This involves a combination of self-study, instructor led training and certification.
TSTC Fast Track is the only European IT training regime where trainees are not only guaranteed to pass but some 85% to100% of trainees achieve the required pass mark within weeks. TSTC stands for professionalism and speed, which results in better trained engineers for a competitive price. TSTC specialises in Fast Tracks with CISCO, COMPTIA and MICROSOFT Certification.
SSR-i has been formed as the master distributor in the UK and Europe for the products developed by the EC-Council – the international organisation driving standards and skills for e-Commerce Consultants.
The launch platform in the UK is the Licensed Penetration Tester programme that allows organisations to test their networks using the approaches and techniques that hackers would use. This program develops skills for Ethical Hacking, Forensics and Penetration Testing that will identify weaknesses and plug them – before malicious hackers get to them.
SSR-i programmes are delivered via 38 delivery locations throughout Europe in association with its group of European partners including Training Camp, IT Security Training, Net security, BT Britannia and ASG training in the UK; New Horizons, Train & Consult, and Training Camp in Germany; Upgrade and GED Systemes in France; TSTC, New Horizons and GKN in the Netherlands and Denmark.
The SSR-i/EC-Council range of courses is:
• Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) – which allows organisations to test their networks using approaches and techniques that hackers would use.
• Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) - certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of ethical hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.
• Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) – the next step for IT and information security professionals who have already achieved the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification.
• Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) – which enables organisations to identify a path that an intruder took over the network; reveal intermediate intrusions and provide leads and corroborating evidence for disciplinary action.
• Disaster Recovery
• Security 5 - an entry level training and certification for those interested in computer networking and security basics, to help them guard their information assets.
The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultant (EC-Council) has developed a certification program that combines relevant education with an examination assuring professional competency. The Internet's rapid evolution into electronic commerce and full-featured information delivery system has meant that IT professionals need a new range of skills.
The EC-Council has defined those skills in terms of internet security and this, in turn, means that organisations can use their firewalls, encryption and other security technologies to the maximum effect. These programs extend to website marketing, and other electronic commerce issues such as internet law, intellectual property rights, domain names, and copyright law.
EC-Council conferences allow professionals to work together to learn the latest news and counter-measures on security and network with other members from around the world.
The mission of the EC-Council is to:
• Foster professional standards
• Provide for communication among all E-commerce professionals, including corporate e-commerce consultants in government, business, and education, independent
• consultants, and aspiring e-commerce professionals such as students
• Provide for education through the development of curriculum, publishing of articles and books, professional papers, and the sponsoring of seminars and conferences
• Provide accreditation for E-Commerce certification and training programs
The EC-Council is a member-driven organisation whose members include practitioners from all levels of various fields and in a broad range of industries. Some of these members include Erik Laykin Pacific Rim, FBI/Infragard and Eric Yocam, Microsoft Corporation. The EC-Council also has had some high profile testimonials from Novell (Canada), the Ministry of Defence (UK), the Royal Navy (UK), the US Army (Germany), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia) and the National Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait)
For further information, please contact:
Emile Kok, TSTC: Tel: (+31)(0)318 58 14 80; Fax: (+31)(0)318 55 22 03