The ICSI Academy is a specialized cybersecurity and career development programme that is designed specifically for universities and other institutions of higher education.

What does the ICSI Academy offer?

The ICSI Academy can cover part or all of the courses provided by ICSI.

  • CDFE (Certified Digital Forensics Examiner)
  • CPT (Certified Penetration Tester) with CREST accreditation
  • CIP (Cybersecurity Certified ISO 27001 Professional) with GCHQ accreditation
  • CMSS (Certified Mobile Security Specialist)
  • CWPT (Certified Web Penetration Tester)
  • CWSS (Certified Wireless Security Specialist)

These courses can be incorporated in an existing degree programme, or offered separately for a stand-alone professional qualification in cybersecurity.

Why do university students need the ICSI Academy programme?

The increasing number and gravity of cybersecurity breaches in both the private and public sector have led to a severe shortage of trained cybersecurity experts with working experience. Although a university programme in IT provides in-depth theoretical knowledge, the academic nature of degree courses often fails to deliver practical experience.

The ICSI Academy is the ideal way to enhance or complement an academic degree by offering university students the hands-on training they need to enter the job market immediately.

How do universities benefit from the ICSI Academy?

Every university takes pride in its ability to serve the community by educating young adults and preparing them for professional success. By participating in the ICSI Academy programme your academic institution can benefit in many ways:

  • Enhance your IT degree programme by adding hands-on training in our hosted labs.
  • Make your IT programme more attractive and competitive.
  • Offer students the opportunity to develop specialized cybersecurity skills.
  • Offer students the opportunity to combine their degree with accredited professional qualifications.
  • Increase the employability of your graduates and improve your university‚Äôs overall ranking.

To discuss your needs and how the ICSI Academy can make a valuable contribution to your course programme, please contact us


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