Google is providing funding for 2000 students to earn a Career Certificate in Cybersecurity in Africa.


Did you know that the Digital Sprinters study says digital transformation could help Africa grow its economy more quickly?

One important thing is to work on developing skills, especially in safety. Cybersecurity Ventures says there are about 3.5 million job openings in this field, a 350% increase from 2013, when there were only one million openings.

Stopping hacking in Africa alone could save $4 billion a year.

But there is a problem: there aren’t enough trained cybersecurity experts, which slows growth. Learners in Sub-Saharan Africa can get the skills they need for a successful cybersecurity job thanks to a new Google job Certificate in Cybersecurity.

The program covers a wide range of topics, from identifying risks and reducing threats to getting hands-on practice with Linux, SQL, Python, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools.

To improve things, Google is working with marketing partners in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa to give away 2,000 scholarships. Thanks to these grants, learners will be able to get the Cybersecurity certificate and get help all along the way.

Google already has certificates in fields like data analytics, digital marketing, and IT support; this new one is a great addition. All of them are about giving people flexible and inexpensive ways to learn valuable skills in high demand.

Over 20,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa have graduated from the Google Career Certificates program, which has made a huge difference in their lives. Within six months of finishing the program, more than 80% of graduates had made good career changes, such as getting new jobs, being paid more, or being promoted.




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