Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, launched its first batch of Certified Ethical Hacker(CEH) by Amrita TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, on 3rd May, 2017. The first batch, CYBERCEH01, of CEH students who undertook the course is comprised of 30 Amritians (Amrita Alumni Association) from B. Tech. (CSE), B. Tech. (ECE), and M. Tech. (Cyber Security) students. The students have completed the prescribed 18 modules in CEH course. The students are in the process of completing the practical sessions in every module, the various security tools and their functionality, and analysis of the impact of attacks on the system and network. The next batch is scheduled from August to September, 2017. The TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security facilitates graduates of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to enroll in the program and harvest the benefits of being an Amritian. Amritians' scholarships reduce around 40% from the net course fees.

Certified course instructors offer Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator program (CHFI), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) certification program with various other security related courses, which are listed in top the 15 certifications worldwide. TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security is the proud partner of the EC-Council (INDIA), the world’s largest certification body for Information Technology, and is also the first among the universities in South India to be honored with the Accredited Training Center (ATC) status by EC-Council. The EC-Council recognizes the organisation as an accredited training center meeting strict standards of excellence for delivery of instructor led training. 

EC-Council is the owner and developer of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator program, License Penetration Tester program and various other security related courses across the globe in more than 60 countries. CEH is one of the most sought after technical certification courses both by the industry and by professionals. In this digital world, the impact of internet and technology in the lives of ordinary citizen is huge. This opens up security issues in various fronts that can compromise the identity and sensitive information of internet users. Also, the financial health of government and corporate organizations is hugely influenced by the security of digital transactions. Hence, security is of prime importance for organizations.

Partnering with EC-Council for the conduct of CEH courses benefits Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham students in the many ways. It facilitates international recognition for our education program and helps in building brand image for the Centre and the institute. It provides industry standards for our academic courses and helps to attract more students in M. Tech. (Cyber Security) program. Students (any candidate from within the institution) get better opportunity in hands-on experience on latest tools and techniques that provide career growth. The faculty members receive exposure to teaching tools and methodologies and it also provides a platform for research projects and doctoral studies with futuristic technologies.

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