An official from the TESDA Philippines said they are currently planning to open and develop a cybersecurity course that may have partnership from the countries with advance cybersecurity knowledge.
What is Cybersecurity?
“Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyber threats. The practice is used by individuals and enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems.
A strong cybersecurity strategy can provide a good security posture against malicious attacks designed to access, alter, delete, destroy or extort an organization’s or user’s systems and sensitive data. Cybersecurity is also instrumental in preventing attacks that aim to disable or disrupt a system’s or device’s operations.”
According to Urdaneta, as we are now in generation where it is not enough just to know about computer and internet. It will be different from the Information and communications Technology courses that we already have.
TESDA as of now is in the process to make the guidelines and qualifications for the cybersecurity course. Once approve it will only take 3-6 months for the trainers and assessors to start the new course.
He also conveyed on asking for partnership from other countries in making the new training program. Israel is one of the leading country and has the advanced cybersecurity in progress. They also train their citizens about cybersecurity as part of their military service.
As of now TESDA has several ICT-related courses:
Broadband Installation (Fixed Wireless Systems) NC II
Cable TV Installation NC II
Cable TV Operation and Maintenance NC III
Game Programming NC III
Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL) NC II
Telecom OSP Installation (Fiber Optic Cable) NC II
Visual Graphic Design NC III
Web Development NC III
To start applying for these courses you may look for the nearest TESDA schools in your area and ask if the courses listed above is offered.