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Issue Date: April 2003 (es)

CAT boasts Africa's first Security+ qualified trainers

1 April 2003

Information security training specialist Carrick & Associates Training (CAT) now offers Security+ training by the only two people in Africa qualified to provide this service. CAT director Carel van Vuuren and trainer Johan Swanepoel recently passed the CompTIA exam qualifying them to run courses to prepare candidates for the Security+ examination.
Security+ represents the first global, vendor-neutral standard for training and certifying employees responsible for computer security - typically individuals with two years of computer networking experience.
"To attain Security+ certification, IT professionals must sit a comprehensive examination that tests them on a wide range of security concepts, including access control, authentication and external attack," explains Clint Carrick, managing director of CAT. "Other areas in which they are required to be proficient include operational and organisational security and the basics of cryptography. We are very excited at the prospect of training candidates to achieve this certification."
According to Loraine Vorster, sales and marketing director at CompTIA, the local market can only benefit from this certification and CAT is well positioned to provide the training.
"CAT is a specialist in the security field. As official Symantec training partners, this specialist partner adds great value not only from a training point of view but also in terms of its core focus as consultants. Companies trust a player with this type of specialist knowledge and experience," adds Vorster.
For more information contact Carrick & Associates Training, 011 234 5888,

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