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25th August 2022

Press Release: Cerco IT announces partnership with Fortinet

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Cerco IT partners with Fortinet to deliver industry leading network security training

Cerco becomes a Fortinet Education Outreach Partner

23rd August, 2022 – Cerco IT Ltd, a company with over 30 years of IT training experience, today announced a strategic partnership with Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, to deliver Fortinet’s Network Security Expert (NSE) training through the Education Outreach Program.

‘To grant our candidates (ex-military or otherwise) access to the NSE training curriculum is a huge step forward in creating highly skilled IT professionals and enables us to further address the shortfall in the UK’s cybersecurity talent pool,’ said Chris Barlow, MD of Cerco IT. ‘We are thrilled to collaborate with the global leader in network security and are excited to be working with such a strong, internationally recognised training programme focused on closing the cyber skills gap.’

In July 2022 Cerco was recognised for its commitment to the Armed Forces Veterans community with the awarding of the Gold Covenant from the MoD.

‘Through our partnership with military charities such as White Ensign and Walking With the Wounded, Cerco is able to offer service leavers the opportunity to train as IT professionals,’ said Andy Tansey, Director of Military Liaison at Cerco IT. ‘Becoming a part of Fortinet’s Education Outreach Program, which has a focus on veterans, presents an enormous boost in preparing veteran trainees for work at the cutting edge of computer networking in a world that is becoming more alert to the threat of cyber abuse.’

About Cerco IT Ltd.

Founded in 1989 as Granada IT Services in Manchester, Cerco IT provides practical training courses for candidates looking to start a career in IT.

In 2003 Cerco added a recruitment division to enable the support and placement of trainees into fully paid work.

Cerco continues to offer free training to suitable candidates.

For more information please visit cercoit.co.uk or call 01270 219760.

You can also connect with Cerco via LinkedIn and Facebook.