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The Florida Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) Adds New EC-Council Certifications to their 2020-2021 Funding List

Several new EC-Council certifications have been approved and added to the Florida CAPE funding list expanding potential institution eligibility for state funding upon certifying students in EC-Council certifications.

In cybersecurity, few platforms have the ability to measure skills, score on common standards, and relate performance to real work roles employers are hiring for.

    TAMPA, FL, November 23, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- EC-Council is pleased to announce several new certifications acknowledged by the Florida Department of Education's CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List for 2020-2021.

The Florida DOE has added three additional EC-Council certifications to the CAPE Postsecondary Industry Funding list, bringing the total to six EC-Council certifications for post-secondary institutions in the state of Florida for the 2020-2021 calendar year. Institutions are now eligible for District Performance Incentive Funds as students become certified in these certifications. The Certified Network Defender (CND), EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH), and Certified SOC Analyst (CSA) certifications have joined the existing 3 certifications at the post-secondary level, with two more at the secondary level for a total of 8. Three of these six certifications at the p-secondary level (E.g. CND, CEH and CHFI) are also accredited by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and reflected on the 8570/8140 directive.

Certification: (DOE Code:)

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) ICOEC002
Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) ICOEC003
EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) ICOEC004
*Certified Network Defender (CND) ICOEC008
*EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) ICOEC007
*Certified SOC Analyst (CSA) ICOEC009

Certification: (DOE Code:)

EC-Council Cyber Forensics Associate ICOEC005
EC-Council Ethical Hacker Associate ICOEC006

EC-Council's Tampa, FL office was established in 2014 in addition to EC-Council's longstanding U.S. headquarters in Albuquerque, NM led by EC-Council's Senior Vice President, Steven Graham. With 21 U.S. military bases, 18 of the fortune 500 companies, and 72 State, Community, and Private Post-Secondary institutions, many of which are nationally ranked, the state of Florida is a key business and industry leader and a Cybersecurity catalyst in the U.S. (Source:

EC-Council's Academic division focuses on supporting colleges and universities across the world through a free partner program with affordable learning resources and discounted exam voucher rates, allowing students to obtain EC-Council certifications while they complete their degree programs. This division supports secondary and post-secondary programs through certification and stackable credential pathways, cyber competitions and events, faculty and student scholarships, and more. Institutions such as Miami Dade College, Hillsborough Community College, St. Petersburg College, the University of South Florida, and others have been strategic partners of EC-Council.

This past September, EC-Council launched a new Cyber War Gaming platform, CyberQ, to further challenge and assess skills over time in a performance-based range. As with Florida CAPE, the goal is to continuously align education with business for longstanding partnerships across the U.S.

Wesley Alvarez, Director of Academics in EC-Council's Tampa, FL office goes on to say "Intentional platforms that provide organizations visibility into student skills and talent are now essential. In cybersecurity, few platforms have the ability to measure skills, score on common standards, and relate performance to real work roles employers are hiring for. Students need more than a score; they need visibility into their existing skills and a clear path on how to develop them. With CyberQ, we will be soon be providing businesses visibility into the academic talent prior to student's graduating. Both students and professionals need to benchmark skills over time as they grow as professionals and as technology changes. This will be the future of our academic division and what we are passionate about: getting students jobs."

With the newly added certifications to CAPE Post-secondary, EC-Council's Academic division looks forward to supporting more colleges in the state of Florida, many of which have already implemented these opportunities for stackable credentials. For more information, please visit

About Florida CAPE
In 2007 the Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) was created by the Florida Department of Education to offer statewide partnerships between business and education communities in the state of Florida. The purpose was to attract and retain high-value industry while sustaining a vibrant state economy.

About EC-Council
EC-Council has been the world's leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world's first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted and Global CISO Forum.

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