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Fully on-line and internationally accessible European Information Security Certification Academy from Brussels EU, governed by the European Information Technologies Certification Institute.
The main mission of the EITCA Academy is to provide worldwide the EU based, internationally recognized, formal competencies certification standard, that can be accessed by all interested parties to support Information Society development with further EU and global economy growth.
The standard is based on a joint EITCA/IS Academy certification and relevant group of EITC certifications. The total fee for the EITCA/IS certification is 1100 Euro, but due to EITCI subsidy the fee can be reduced by 80% (from 1100 Euro to 220 Euro) for all interested participants (regardless their status, place of residence and nationality) provided support of the inclusive digital society.
The EITCA Academy certification includes open access to education materials and e-learning platform.
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Follow on-line curriculum in preparing for the exams. There are no class-hours, you learn and practice when you can.
After preparing you take fully on-line EITC exams. After passing all you obtain EITCA Academy Certificate.
The EU issued EITCA Academy Certificate with detailed supplements is a formal attestation of your competencies.
Follow on-line open-access materials preparing for the exams. There are no class-hours, you study when you can.
After preparing you take fully on-line EITC exams. After passing all you obtain EITCA Academy Certificate.
The EITCA Academy Certificate with a supplement and all substituent EITC Certificates well attest your skills.
EITCA/IS Information Security Academy certificate is an official EU based, internationally recognized attestation of competence, systematizing theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of information security. It is an implementation of the European Commission Digital Agenda for Europe upon Europe 2020 Strategy in digital competencies dissemination and certification.
The programme scope of the EITCA/IS Information Security Academy focuses on knowledge for ensuring proper functioning of information systems in terms of confidentiality, reliability and integrity of the processed data. This is currently one of the most sensitive areas of Information Technologies. Development of the information society and knowledge-based economy entails not only an omnipresent virtualization of economic and social processes, but also an increasing level of IT threats and vulnerabilities of information exposed to potential attacks and manipulation. Specialized knowledge and skills in the area of information security, formally confirmed with and international EITCA/IS Information Security certificate, constitutes an important component of professional competencies not only in professions associated directly with information security, but also in many other professions with responsibilities generally related to operation and usage of information systems and computer networks (including especially a strongly computerized financial sector or the sector of large companies and corporations, as well as in organizations processing sensitive civic information such as public institutions of administration, healthcare, etc.). EITCA/IS programme is intended for employees of any economic sector, whose work is connected with data processing within information systems, as well as to IT specialists and all other individuals interested in evolving problem of information security, who wish to acquire or expand their skills in this area. A formal confirmation of these skills with the official EU EITCA/IS certificate further enhances their value. The EITCA/IS certificate provides an attestation of professional competencies in the area of security of information processed within electronic systems (including security threats, cryptographic methods, information security fundamentals theory, methods for information security management, formal and legal aspects of IT security, as well as more specific technical concepts and technology usage concerning security of computer networks and information systems security). Obtaining the EITCA/IS Academy certificate is associated with acquiring knowledge and passing the final exams within all of the 12 single EITC courses constituting the Academy (also available separately as single EITC certifications). More details can be found on the FAQ pages.
The EITCA/IS Information Security Academy programme includes 12 single EITC certificates (European Information Technologies Certification courses) with a total of 180 hours of didactic content (15 hours for each EITC certificate).
The list of EITC certifications included in the complete EITCA/IS Information Security Academy programme, in accordance with the specifications of the European Information Technologies Certification Institute EITCI, is presented below. You can click on a respective EITC certification to display the detailed programme.
The individual EITC certificates may also be purchased separately, without the need to purchase a complete academy, however in this case no EU support applies.
EITCA/IS Information Security Academy is an advanced training and certification programme with extensive didactic content, equivalent to international post-graduate studies combined with the industry-level training, and surpassing standard graphics training offers in various fields of computer graphics available on the market. The content of the EITCA Academy certification programme is specified and standardized by the European Information Technologies Certification Institute EITCI in Brussels. This programme is successively updated due to IT advancement in accordance with the guidelines of the EITCI Institute and is subject to periodic accreditations.
Personalized certifications that participant obtains after completing EITCA/CG Academy consists of EITCA/CG Computer Graphics Academy certificate and 9 specific EITC/CG certificates. Specimens of all of these certificates are presented below:
Both the learning process as well as examination procedures within the EITCA Academy is carried out remotely within e-learning platform. The didactic process, carried out via Internet with the use of any client device, is fully flexible in terms of time and place, eliminating requirement of participants' physical presence and removing accessibility barriers (such as geographic or time zone barriers).
After signing-up for a chosen EITCA/EITC programme participants acquire access to personalized e-learning environment featuring asynchronous learning methodology, without any timing requirements.
EITC/EITCA e-learning didactics highlights:
The EITC/EITCA interactive didactic process on the e-learning platform includes an unlimited availability of expert consultations. On-line consultancy can be initiated at any time by the participant who requires assistance.
Depending on the needs of the participant the consultancy can be limited to answering to the specific questions or solving problems associated with the didactic programme. It can be also extended to tutorials and advices, up to individual didactic approach based on the progress of the participant. Consultancies are based on the e-learning platform communication system as well as individual e-mail contact and if required real-time chat with experts.
The e-learning platform processes statistics of all learning activities of the participant during didactic programme implemenation and thus allows consulting experts to individualize their approach in proper assisting of the participant learning needs. Detailed activity reports are prepared automatically by the platform and presented to the consulting experts so they can know which parts of the programme were most problematic and require focus. The model of individual tutoring and coaching depending on the learning needs of participants is based upon similar aproaches in the leading universities and is characterized by increasing learning effectiveness additionally motivating participants to increased effort in learning when they decide to initiate consultancy assistance.
The on-line didactics is always programmed into EITC courses which end in fully remote EITC examination conducted via Internet, without the need of physical presence at examination center. The examination has a form of a closed test, including 15 random multiple-choice test questions on the given EITC course content. This remote test is taken by the participant within the e-learning platform (where the participant is presented with the interactive test which implements random choice of test questions, the ability to return to answered or unanswered questions and time limitation which is 45 minutes). The EITC examination passing score is 60% positive answers but failure in achieving this limit enables participant to retake the exam without additional fees (there are 2 free retake attempts, after which further examination retakes require a payment fee amounting to 20 Euro to be processed). Participant can retake a passed test to improve the score for better presentation on the certification.
Completion of all EITC exams which constitute an EITCA certification results in issuing to the participant the relevant EITCA Academy certification, together with all included EITC certificates. There are no additional EITCA Academy examinations (the examinations are only assigned to EITC courses, passing each of them results with an EITC certification issuing, while the EITCA Academy certification is only issued after passing a relevant group of EITC examinations). The scores presented on the EITCA Academy certification are the scores of all EITC certifications comprising a certain EITCA Academy. All the procedures are implented fully remotely in Brussels and the ceritificate is sent to the participant, while the digital certification is permamently stored in the EITCI validation service.
Certification process along with all the examinations is conducted fully remotely on-line within a modern e-learning platform in an asynchronous mode. Thanks to flexibly of organized e-learning didactic process along with all the examinations carried out remotely and asynchronously via Internet (allowing highest flexibility in time with participant self organizing his learning activity at his / her convenience), physical presence of the participant is not necessary, therefore many barriers are eliminated.
The EITCA Academy and EITC certifications are fully compatible with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (in short ECTS). If you study on the European university (not necessarily in the EU but in the country participating in the ECTS standard) you can account EITCA Academy or EITC courses completion for your ongoing undergraduate or postgraduate studies programme within a national-level higher education system. This is possible as the EITCA Academy and EITC certifications are ECTS standard compatibile, and have assigned ECTS scores according to the standard specification. Nevertheless it is still a decision on the side of the university administration to accept or decline accounting of completion of a certain EITC certification course in your academic studies programme (such inquiry should be made to the Dean office along with the relevcant EITC/EITCA certifications and their supplements). The EITC and EITCA certifications are provided with the detailed programme supplements (conforming the Diploma Supplement EU reference standard) that will allow for a proper consideration of contentwise equivalence with a relevant university course or the corresponding ammount of qualifications and competencies even by the universities in the countries which are not participating in the ECTS system. If you are studying on the university which already accepted EITC/EITCA ECTS credits than this process should be automatic for you. It is also important to consider added value for your academic conduct of the Brussels based advanced learning programme completion, which when presented at the university increases your chance for a postgraduate academic career if you will be interested in it (e.g. doctoral studies).
The EITCA Academies consist of groups of individual EITC certification courses and each of those is assigned with the specific number of the ECTS credits (usually from 3 to 5 ECTS credits at each EITC course), awarded to the certification holder along with the certification after the examination. The EITC/EITCA percantage based grading scale is also fully compatible with the ECTS grading scale, thus supporting acceptance of external learning results. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) serves as a EU based standard for comparing the academic study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other European countries seeking to participate in the ECTS standard. For successfully completed courses relevant numbers of ECTS credits are awarded. The ECTS credits serve as a reference to compare complexity of courses in different higher educational institutions and by agreements between these institutions to acknowledge the courses completed in different institutions on the basis of ECTS credits support international exchange of EU students and studying abroad. It should be noted that many countries have similar standards, which can easily account ECTS credits too. Gaining ECTS credits in EITC/EITCA programme will certainly add-up positively to your academic conduct at any university.
Upon the EITCI subsidy the EITCA/IS Information Security Academy attesting professional IT competencies is accessible internationally within a 80% EITCI subsidized fee for both EU and non-EU citizens worldwide (regardless nationality and status), allowing to obtain professional Information Security certification issued in Brussels within a fraction of the costs associated with studying abroad in the EU.
Develop and formally confirm professional graphics & design skills of your employees on-line in Brussels.
If you or your organization are interested in the programme, the EITCI subsidy will enable 80% reduction of the European IT Certification Academy fee promoting dissemination of the standard (EITCI subsidized fee reduction is valid worldwide for both EU and non-EU citizens regardless of their employment status).
The EITCA Academy constitutes a series of topically related EITC Certification programmes, which can be completed separately, corresponding on their own to standards of industrial level IT professional training. Both EITCA and EITC Certifications constitute an important attestation of the holder's relevant IT expertise & skills, empowering individuals worldwide by confirming their competencies and supporting their careers. The European IT Certification standard developed by EITCI Institute since 2008 seeks to enhance digital literacy, disseminate professional IT competencies in life long learning and counter digital exclusion by supporting people living with disabilities, as well as people of low socio-economic status and the pre-tertiary school youth. This conforms with the guidelines of the Digital Agenda for Europe policy as set out in its pilar of promoting digital literacy, skills and inclusion.
The subsidy e-code is valid only within its eligibility period, i.e. until 30 November 2019. It applies 80% subsidy on any chosen EITCA Academy within a limited number of places. For the subsidy e-code to be activated it requires your e-mail address. Upon sending the subsidy code to your email address and performing EITCA Certification enrolment formalities before the subsidy code validity deadline you will secure a guaranteed 80% EITCI subsidized place in the EITCA Academy, which applies to EU and non-EU Programme participants.