Rochester, New York – December 2019 – WyzCo Group Inc, a leading provider of instructor-led IT Certification Training, announces the addition of in-demand emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials to their public training schedule thanks to their new partnership with CertNexus.
As companies navigate within the fourth Industrial Revolution, multi-vendor and open source solutions are the norm to provide best in class results. Whether it is a high-value innovation using an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) or maintaining secure access to protect customer data through security protocols, it is the people responsible for maintaining and implementing the solutions that provide the greatest value and highest risk to an organization. As technology becomes the de facto solution across all industries, the need for skills standardizations is more crucial than ever.
CertNexus is committed to providing certification programs that ensure employees have best-in-class skill sets to match their organization’s business-critical technology solutions. CertNexus’ certification programs in cybersecurity, IoT, and AI broaden IT and Security professional’s knowledge and validate skills using globally recognized curriculum and high stakes examinations. CertNexus micro-credentials provide business leaders, project managers, and compliance personnel the necessary knowledge to lead projects and make informed decisions. Whether providing introductory information, a deeper dive in a specialized area or compliance training micro-credentials are right-sized for the need – validating focused knowledge.
Billions of dollars will be gained and lost in these areas over the next five years. The IoT industry is estimated to grow fivefold by 2025 with an estimated 75 billion devices according to Gartner, IDC forecasts AI systems will more than double to $79.2 billion in 2022, while the average cost of a cyber-attack on a company is $3.86 million (IBM). For an organization to succeed in this environment, training and confirming skills is the best investment towards growth.
“Cybersecurity awareness training hardens the weakest link in your cybersecurity kill-chain – the employee. Training creates vigilance and turns average users into associate members of your infosec team. Plus it provides the best bang for your cybersecurity buck. We find CertNexus’ certifications are the best solution for employees and companies who are looking to create a comprehensive, proactive approach to cybersecurity training,” said Bob Weiss, CEO of WyzCo Group Inc.
“We’re thrilled to have WyzCo Group Inc as our newest Authorized Training Partner,” said Jeff Felice, President, CertNexus. “We’ve developed courses, certifications, and micro-credentials that offer standardizations in the world of cybersecurity, IoT and AI, and the fact that WyzCo Group Inc has expanded their offerings to include our courses further exemplifies the necessity to certify skill sets such as these. We’re excited to join forces and support their ability to deliver the latest, high-stakes emerging tech training and certifications to the businesses they serve.”
Training dates and more information can be found on the WyzGuys Cybersecurity website: https://wyzguyscybersecurity.com.
About WyzCo Group Inc.
The WyzCo Group has over twenty years of experience in cybersecurity awareness training and information technology and information security certification training in corporate, non-profit, educational, government, and military settings, and in support of government and non-profit workforce development programs.
Bob Weiss, WyzCo Group CEO, is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts through their community education programs.
The WyzCo Group also provides solutions for computer, server, and network security, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing.
CertNexus is the global purveyor of vendor-neutral, emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials for IT, Business and Security professionals. CertNexus’ exams meet the most rigorous development standards possible which outline a global framework for developing personnel certification programs to narrow the widening skills gap. CertNexus partners with highly knowledgeable and talented industry experts to ensure the integrity and quality of each exam, with all exams following a rigorous development process. Two CertNexus exams—CyberSec First Responder® (CFR) and Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP)—are accredited under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024:2012 standard. For more information, connect with CertNexus at https://certnexus.com