Certification Program in IT Security (CPITS)

Fast-track your career in IT security2021 North Africa program now open for applications

The time is now

Now’s a great time to launch your career in IT Security. Cybersecurity threats are on the rise, yet by 2022 the global shortfall of cybersecurity workers will reach 1.8 million. There are plenty of opportunities for talented, passionate individuals in this field – from software development to sales, support, and professional services.

Trend Micro’s Certification Program in IT Security (CPITS) reflects our commitment to closing the cybersecurity skills gap and increasing diversity in the industry. Trainees undergo a free 12-week program focusing on the soft and hard skills required to start out in the field. Those who complete the CPITS receive a bursary and certification, with the potential for full-time employment for a number of program graduates. Over the past 5 years, more than 250 young engineers have progressed through the CPITS in Brazil, India, the US, and Middle East.

Our next CPITS round will be conducted remotely from March 2021. This edition of the program is open to candidates from Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia. The deadline for applications is December 31st 2020.

“The CPITS has given me a great opportunity. It’s allowed me to fill a knowledge gap regarding cybersecurity, helped me to understand the business needs of this industry, the best ways to improve myself and my skills, and shown me how to enjoy the journey!”

Mohamed Khaled
Cloud Security Sales Engineer
CPITS graduate, Egypt, 2016

Program overview 

Is the CPITS for you?

How to get started

To qualify, applicants will:

* In exceptional cases, candidates without an IT-related degree may be considered. You should have proven experience with IT networking and security, and be aged between 21 and 25 as of Dec. 31st 2020. 

Start your application now :

Step 1 : Download two documents below : 

  2021 North Africa CPITS Program Details

  2021 North Africa CPITS Application Form

Step 2 : Complete the application form in full.

Step 3 : Mail your filled CPITS Application and resume to MMEA_CPITS@trendmicro.com

Application deadline : December 31st 2020.