Trend Micro in new Middle East training tie up

Partnership with Global Knowledge extends training across the region

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Trend Micro in new Middle East training tie up The partnership fulfils the increased demand for professional Trend Micro training using Global Knowledge professional capabilities, says Moawad.
By  David Ndichu Published  July 21, 2017

In a bid to deepen knowledge security expertise in the region, cybersecurity vendor Trend Micro recently appointed training Global Knowledge to provide training to all its partners and customers across MEA region.

These training programs and courses will be offered to industry professionals looking to maximise their knowledge and skills on all Trend Micro solutions, including those powered by XGen security, the company says.

Trend Micro’s new XGen security provides a connected threat defence architecture designed to protect organisations from various unseen threats.

Ihab Moawad, VP for Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa at Trend Micro, says the initiative seeks to address the need for secure devices, personal information, and business data in an effort to create protected working environments with minimised risks. “The partnership is designed to fulfil the increased demand for professional Trend Micro training using Global Knowledge professional capabilities.”

Moawad says Global Knowledge was selected because of its global footprint and quality of its training programmes. Global Knowledge is a global independent IT training company with over 150 training locations all over the world. Its training portfolio includes more than 3,000 courses featuring more than 30 technology providers.

Instructors are certified and approved by Trend Micro experts to make sure the quality of the training is of the required standard.

Trend Micro training courses involve hands-on and virtual practice labs featuring various scenarios in server security, cloud security and small business content security.

Global Knowledge says its hands-on training solutions specifically helps organisations equip their IT and security professionals with the skills needed to protect end-users on various devices. In addition, the skills based on Trend Micro solutions should help optimise security for the modern data centre and secure networks against breaches from potential attacks.

This year, Global Knowledge is running various training courses throughout the year with training courses scheduled for Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Cairo.

The courses include Deep Security Training for Certified Professionals, a three day course where participants learn how to use Trend Micro Deep Security, the company’s  server security solution. This course provides information about the basic architecture, deployment scenarios, installation processes, policy configuration and administration options, as well as troubleshooting details that a network administrator needs to know for successful implementation and long-term maintenance.

The OfficeScan Training for Certified Professionals course, also ran over three days, teaches security professionals how to use Trend Micro OfficeScan. This module provides information about the basic architecture and functionality of OfficeScan, as well as deployment scenarios, and troubleshooting options. Through lab sessions, participants learn how to install and configure different OfficeScan security features and administration options, as well as the various functions that an administrator needs to know for a successful implementation and long‐term maintenance.

Global Knowledge has various delivery formats. However, all Trend Micro courses are scheduled to be conducted in a classroom setting across Middle East and Africa. The training programs also help to drive the use of and the technology behind Trend Micro’s security solutions, says Maowab.

Skills shortages in cybersecurity is a growing concern in the region. This training initiative by Trend Micro helps to alleviate this growing deficiency by providing cybersecurity solutions that positively contribute in shaping the industry standards, says Maowab.

Additionally, organisations face various other challenges as they seek to secure their IT resources in an age of sophisticated security threats and attacks. “For some organisations, there are challenges emanating from lack of correct policies and procedures, while other IT organisations are unable to comply with the evolving security standards,” says Maowab.

At the end of the course, graduating delegates receive a certificate of attendance from Global Knowledge, while they also get recognised as Trend Micro certified upon the pass of the official exams.

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