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Skillsoft Helps IT Security Professionals Prepare for EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker Exam

Skillsoft today announced a new agreement with the EC-Council, one of the world’s largest certification bodies for information security professionals, to endorse Skillsoft solutions offered to a global network of professionals and leaders in the field. Under the agreement, EC-Council has reviewed and endorsed Skillsoft’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) courseware as meeting the exam objectives set forth in EC-Council’s CEH exam. Skillsoft’s CEH courses teach security professionals how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in network infrastructures by deploying the same tools as malicious hackers, which is increasingly relevant as data breaches and security risks continue to rise. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government and education to mid-sized and small businesses.

“Our mission is to support and enhance the role of individuals and organizations that design, create, manage or market security and e-business solutions,” said Steven Graham, senior director at EC-Council. “Our arrangement with Skillsoft will help our members with the tools and training to develop the skills needed to think like a hacker so they can scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. We’re excited to add Skillsoft as an endorsed partner to our network of global training partners.”

“The complex and evolving world of security threats make this an area that requires constant education and skills development. With enterprise and consumer users continuing to invest more in mobility, social media and the cloud, their data is at more risk than ever before,” said Priti Shah, Skillsoft director of product management. “We are thrilled to partner with the EC-Council to offer CEH training which assists information security professionals to better protect themselves and their organizations from cyber attacks. We also look forward to developing new content to map to EC-Council’s evolving qualifications for information security certification.”

Skillsoft’s CEH courses are part of its IT Skills Courseware Collection which provides formal and on-demand learning in an array of modalities including online courses, expert mentoring, IT certification manuals and practice certification exams. Flexible delivery technologies allow learners to have instant access to the right resources, resulting in immediate impact to critical IT decisions and projects.

To learn more about EC-Council’s CEH program, please visit https://www.eccouncil.org/courses/certified_ethical_hacker.aspx.

For more information on Skillsoft’s partnership programs, please visit http://www.skillsoft.com/about/partners/default.asp.

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About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft currently serves over 5,000 customers and more than 13,000,000 learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at www.Skillsoft.com.

Skillsoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Skillsoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

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About EC-Council

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of the world’s largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It has been certified by American National Standards Institute to meet its ANSI 17024 standard. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and as well as many others programs. These programs are offered in over 92 countries and over have trained over 120,000 & certified more than 60,000 security professionals through a training network of over 500 training partners globally. Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations around the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations. For more information about EC-Council, visit www.eccouncil.org.

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