All Press Releases for September 29, 2020

EC-Council Partners with Holland College to Train Canada's Next Cybersecurity Practitioners

EC-Council has expanded its Academia Partnership and welcomes Prince Edward Island's Hol-land College as its latest partner to deliver cybersecurity education and training to students in its two-year Computer Networking Technology program.

The global demand for cybersecurity practitioners continues to outpace the supply of trained professionals," stated Heather MacLean, Executive Director, EC-Council Canada.

    FREDERICTON, NB, September 29, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- EC-Council Canada, a subsidiary of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), is the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification body. EC-Council operates in more than 145 countries and developed the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), and the newly launched Certified Penetration Tester (CPENT) programs.

Chris Arsenault, an instructor in Holland College's Computer Networking Technology program, said he was looking for a way to deliver the program's Foundations in Cyber Security course online, given the college's COVID-19 mitigation strategies. "EC-Council is highly respected in the cybersecurity field, and the organization's use of online simulators and real-time infrastructure replaces what we would usually do in our classroom. The partnership provides proven curriculum designed by some of the world's top security professionals and a host of other benefits for students and faculty" said Arsenault.

"The global demand for cybersecurity practitioners continues to outpace the supply of trained professionals," stated Heather MacLean, Executive Director, EC-Council Canada. "In Canada alone, ICTC has identified that we will need more than 100,000 practitioners by 2023. Partner-ing with Holland College, a trusted and respected institution, to help provide curricula and certification opportunities for students is an important step to helping Canada train more job-ready professionals."

In addition to the cyber security course, Holland College's Computer Networking Technology program teaches students how to ensure an organization's IT runs smoothly and that all computers, servers, and other devices are networked effectively. They also learn how to implement new infrastructure, web technologies, network analysis and design, and virtualization. Graduates of the program can explore pathways to certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate, A+, Linux+, Security+ and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, and now, EC-Council certifications. The program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. For more information about the program, call 1-800-446-5265, email [email protected], or visit

About EC-Council
EC-Council's sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. We help individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address global work-force problems through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications and provide cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses globally.

Trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, EC-Council has certified more than 200,000 security professionals, including Microsoft, IBM, the United Nations, the US Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO, and more than 2000 of the best Universities, Colleges, and Training Companies, our programs have proliferated through over 140 Countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education.

About Holland College
A wide variety of programs, small class sizes, and plenty of hands-on learning: these are some of the reasons that students from across Canada and around the world choose to come to Prince Edward Island's community college, Holland College.

Holland College offers more than 65 credentials in a wide variety of areas including culinary, policing, marine training, applied sciences and engineering technology, trades and industrial technology, health and community services, communications and media studies, computer studies, business studies, sport and leisure studies, performing arts, and tourism in 13 campuses and centres across the province.

The college's main campus is the Prince of Wales Campus, located in Charlottetown. The Prince of Wales Campus is home to the Charlottetown Centre, the Centre for Community En-gagement, the School of Performing Arts, the Florence Simmons Performance Hall, and the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). There are two apartment-style residences serving the PWC campus.

The college also offers programs in the Tourism and Culinary Centre on the Charlottetown Waterfront, and in Georgetown, Summerside, and O'Leary. The Tourism and Culinary Centre is home of The Culinary Institute of Canada and programs related to marketing, tourism and travel. The college's Welding and Plumbing/Pipefitting programs are located in the Georgetown Centre. The majority of the college's trades and industrial technology programs and the Marine Training Centre are located at the Summerside Waterfront Campus. The Atlantic Police Academy, located in Slemon Park, Summerside, offers programs in firefighting, conservation enforcement, corrections, police science, and sheriff and public safety. The West Prince Campus, located in Alberton, offers various programs depending on local demand from industry and the community.

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