100 Women in 100 Days Cybersecurity Certification Program

Take the fast track to a rewarding career in cybersecurity. Become a part of the new generation of cyber defenders. 

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Inspire ~ Educate ~ Mentor

This is our moment – we can make our world more secure.  

By 2021, the cost of cybercrime will be $6 trillion dollars. We will need an army to help protect our economy, our industries, and our communities. However, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs three years from now. We need more skilled professionals sooner rather than later.  

We need more people to come into the security field and, in particular, we need more women. Right now, just 20 percent of security jobs are filled by women. We tried to talk with intelligent, skilled people who could help close the workforce gap and we’ve learned that many want the training and accreditation needed to be a cybersecurity professional. The problem: too many barriers to entry, including concerns about the complexity, the time required, and – the biggest hurdle – the cost of training.  

Now, Inteligenca has created the 100 Women in 100 Days program – to inspire, train, certify, mentor, and provide opportunities for those women wanting highly rewarding careers in cybersecurity. We are tech professionals. We know the challenges that face women and how to resolve them. We’ve hired trainers. We’ve designed fast-track workshops. Perhaps most important, already hundreds of women have said they want the training… and now, we are ready for even more people to join us.  

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Pick from top these cybersecurity certifications: CompTIA A+ CompTIA Network+ CompTIA Security+ Certified Ethical Hacker - CEH 

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Please send an e-mail to info@inteligenca.com stating the reasons why it is important to you to be part of this program

We have received more than 60 e-mails from interested candidates within the first hour of program announcement. Here is what some of our students have said:

Hello Awesome People!  

My name is Nina and today I learned about your upcoming initiative to train and help certify 100 women in Cybersecurity at no cost. I am so so excited and wanted to email you right away to wish you all good luck and to hopefully be considered for this amazing opportunity.  

I am about to graduate with an A.S. in Network Security from City College of San Francisco and I have been interviewing for the past couple of months. It has been quite hard because almost all places are not looking for entry-level, fresh-grad person to train on the job. From talking with people in the Cybersecurity field I had decided (before seeing the announcement today on LinkedIn and Facebook) that the CISSP will be the fist thing to tackle after I'm done with this semester. And when I saw these posts today, I screamed for joy, because sometimes the planets do align!  

I would love to be part of the lucky 100 women to participate in the training and to get the certification that will help me get my first job. I really think having a certification will help me show that indeed, I do deserve a spot in the field.  

Many thanks for coming up with this amazing idea! I wish you all the very best of luck and I hope to connect with you again when the application process opens up.

Nina B.

Thank you for offering this generous opportunity to further advance our presence as women in IT! As a woman who's made a career pivot from IT project management towards more technically oriented roles in the exciting field of cybersecurity, I'm eager to apply my aptitude for analysis and protective 'Mama bear' instincts towards the safeguarding of corporate information assets.  

I've worked as a SOC Cyber Security Analyst since March 2018 and will be transferring teams at the same company to work as a Systems Security Administrator. I earned my CompTIA Security+ in July 2018 and have begun setting my sights on the next certification. The possibility of securing a free CEH certification would be of great financial help since I'm early in my career and a single mom to boot. The knowledge gained from learning the material covered in the CEH would further add to my capabilities and progression as a cybersecurity professional in understanding the vulnerabilities and weaknesses of target systems, thus making me a more effective Blue Team member. Besides that, I think pen testing is just so cool!  

However, one of the biggest benefits in achieving my goal to becoming a well respected and capable leader in cybersecurity is the chance it affords me to bring other aspiring women up the ladder. I look forward to the day when I can offer mentorship and development opportunities to other eager and talented females interested in securing their future and that of corporate America's.  

Again, thank you for sponsoring this wonderful program!

Joey F.

My name is Joan G., a Kenyan woman presently residing in Kenya.  

The event "Cybersecurity certifications for women" on Eventbrite piqued my interest and hence i'm writing to you. My interest in Information Technology(IT) developed after a brief interaction with IT in my BCom degree course. I started appreciating how much technology has transformed every aspect of human life. And with time i've also come to appreciate how that also poses enormous threats in our daily lives. For a long time, i've been struggling to find where i really fit in the IT field. It's until recently that i've acknowledged my passion in Cybersecurity.  

There are many places to kickstart the Cybersecurity journey, and Ethical Hacker training, mentorship, and certification is a great starting point. Why Ethical Hacking? In order to gain credibility to help organizations protect themselves against cyber attacks. For instance, according to Serianu, a Pan-African Cybersecurity and Business consulting firm in Kenya, in 2017 Kenya alone lost approximately $208 Million to cybercrimes. This means there's a huge gap for cybersecurity professionals to help protect against such losses.  

I am fully aware of the distance factor which means i can't physically attend the training, hence if i'm given the opportunity to train with Inteligenca i'll commit myself to do a self-study and meet all assignments and deadlines accurately and within the stipulated time. Similarly, again because of the distance factor, i can make local arrangements for the internship, and any other certification requirements.  

I am looking forward to this journey with you.

As a young woman in the male-dominated IT industry, I have always been a minority and my experience in cybersecurity has been no different. I never imagined myself working in cybersecurity, but since my career transition into a Cyber Data Analyst three months ago, I have found a passion for learning as much as I can to provide metrics that inform security-centric change.  

I have always had the desire to increase my knowledge base in order to be as successful as possible, no matter the situation I am in. Because I am so new to the cybersecurity industry, I want to harness my passion for learning and pour that passion into obtaining a CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ Certification as well as becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker. These certifications will allow me to make my company as informed as possible about their security landscape and drive positive change. In order to reach my goals and further my career in cybersecurity, I need to be certified in Network+ and Security+ as well, and this program can be a huge help to get me there.  

It is important to create diversity in this field because diversity leads to new methods for solving problems, brings fresh perspectives to the table, and fosters a collaborative environment. Opening this pathway for Women will bring about new and improved ways that we can achieve and maintain a secure community.  

Thank you for considering me for this amazing program. 

Sydney C. 

I was very excited to hear about this offer from Inteligenca and hope to be selected to take advantage of it. I am most interested in taking the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course. I have been in the tech industry for 8 years as a help desk/network administrator and I am looking to advance my career into the cyber security sector. Specifically, I would like to have a position on a Red Team as a penetration tester or Social Engineer. I have been studying these areas for the past year and a half as well as involving myself in the security community at large.  

The CEH covers a large scope of the knowledge required to be on a Red Ram. Having this certification will not only expand my knowledge in the field of Red Teaming, but it will help accelerate the process of getting hired as it is typically required for any jobs concerning Red Teaming or Penetration Testing. 

Thank you for providing this opportunity to women in tech!  

Courtney K.

What else is part of this program?

Internship

We are collaborating with local employers that are eager to get you prepared for the career in cybersecurity with hands-on experience that will help you get your foot in the door at your dream company. 

Mentorship

Our mentors are passionate about helping you identify the right path for you that will help you focus on getting prepared for the cybersecurity career in the most efficient way.

Community

We are building an inclusive and diverse community of cybersecurity professionals where we share our knowledge, successes, and help each other solve issues, and where we always have a "home" to come home to. 

Learn In and Outside of the Classroom:

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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.  

Date: TBD

CompTIA Network +

The CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral and internationally recognized certification that validates the technical knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common networks and network devices.

Date: TBD

CompTIA Security +

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. The certification emphasizes the practical and hands-on ability to both identify and address security threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities. CompTIA Security+ is a globally trusted, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Date: TBD

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ certification. A+ (A Plus) is an entry-level computer certification for PC computer service technicians. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers.

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