Ten ex-military personnel are now certified as users of IBM's QRadar cyber security software thanks to a free Cyber Security Training Course delivered through a unique partnership between IBM, The Corsham Institute and SaluteMyJob.
The course is aimed at Service Leavers, veterans and reservists, looking to work in a support and operations environment.
During the week at the Corsham Institute in Wiltshire (Monday, 8th May-Friday, 12th May), students learnt how to navigate the IBM QRadar user interface and how to investigate offences. The course covered system configuration, data source configuration, and remote networks and services configuration.
Those who attended the Cyber Security Training Course said they would highly recommend the course to other ex-military jobseekers.
Tony Appleton said: “The IBM Qradar SIEM course offers an excellent insight into QRadar Foundations and Advanced principles which can be generically applied to any other SIEM system. It was also an excellent networking opportunity with people who are also going through the same transition into IT Security and provided a welcome confidence boost.”
Sylvester Abanseka also recommended ex-military jobseekers attend the course, adding: “Do not miss a chance of an eye-opener to a whole new world of opportunities at a cost that cannot be beaten.”
During the week, Satisnet hosted a special event to brief students on the cyber security industry and learn more about what opportunities are available for ex-military people in the cyber world.
Mr Abanseka said the special event “exceeded his expectations”. He added: “It was no different to any networking at say a job fair or conference/seminar. Timing in relation to the number of students available and people to talk to was just right as I believe all course delegates had a chance of having a one-to-one meeting with the guests speakers/course provider.”
Managing Director of SaluteMyJob, Andrew Jackson, said: “We are delighted to partner with IBM and the Corsham Institute to deliver training, at no cost to the student, on IBM’s security tools. The aim is to improve the employability of transitioning and former Service men and women. It is very encouraging to have received such positive feedback from those who participated in the training.”
The next free Cyber Security Training Course will take place on September 4th-8th. To find out more, go to: https://www.salutemyjob.com/ibm-qradar-siem-foundation-administration-course-2