EDGE join hands with CompTIA to offer globally recognised certification

EDGE Group entity, BEACON RED announced a strategic agreement with CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals, to deliver globally recognised training in the UAE and wider MENA region.

As part of the partnership, BEACON RED will formalise its training programmes and align its curriculum with CompTIA’s cybersecurity fundamentals certification to prepare learners for professional exams. The partnership aligns seamlessly with BEACON RED’s strategy to establish international partnerships and ensure international accreditation for customers in the MENA region.

“Fostering strategic partnerships for the benefit of our customers is a pillar strategy of BEACON RED and EDGE Group,” said Mauricio De Almeida, CEO of BEACON RED. “It is critical for every individual and organisation to understand their cyber posture in order to boost their digital resilience. We are pleased to partner with CompTIA, as they work to provide the essential skills and certifications needed to proactively defend against the evolving cyber threats.”

Yasir ElKabbany, Regional Director, CompTIA Middle East & Africa, said: “In a move to ensure talent in the sector continues to grow, CompTIA has helped many governments build their talent localisation programmes, which address local skills needs. The partnership with BEACON RED will be strategic in achieving this goal, ensuring that UAE nationals are getting the right knowledge in IT and cyber security using CompTIA certifications.”

With scope to develop and instruct within innumerable national security and intelligence disciplines, BEACON RED provides advanced solutions to national security threats through transformative people, processes and technology.

BEACON RED is part of the Electronic Warfare & Intelligence cluster at EDGE Group, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond, which ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.