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Acronis #CyberFit Academy to train 1M in cybersecurity

Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei "SB" Beloussov at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020, where the Acronis #CyberFit Academy initiative was announced.
Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020.

Acronis, a tech unicorn founded in Singapore and incorporated in Switzerland, has announced the launch of the Acronis #CyberFit Academy. With plans to train one million people by 2022, the platform’s mission is to ensure partners become experts in cyber protection and can connect clients with the solutions that best meet their needs.

“The success of Acronis is built on the success of our partners, which makes it critical for us to have an active and scalable education engine for the entire Acronis ecosystem,” said Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov in a press statement.

Training 1M people

The new educational initiative was announced at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020.

Given the fast-changing and ever-evolving cyber landscape, companies must learn how to operate in the new digital reality or their business will cease to exist. The Acronis #CyberFit Academy is an active and scalable education engine designed to expand the company’s support of partners.

As a special offer, timed to the launch of Acronis #CyberFit Academy, all 2020 training sessions and certification courses will be offered to existing partners free of charge. The courses are available through the Acronis Partner Portal, direct portal, and will be embedded into core products. A new add-on learning subscription can also be attached to an account that enables partners to add their clients to training sessions about specific products.  

#CyberFit certification courses

The platform will offer training and brand-new #CyberFit certification courses in more than 20 languages focused on three major areas.

  • Sales training. These courses are designed to advise sales and marketing professionals on how to best position Acronis products and to give them the background knowledge needed to engage potential customers and answer their questions.
  • Technical training. Designed to provide IT professionals with broad knowledge about the usage of both Acronis Cyber Cloud and Acronis Cyber Protect 15 software solutions, these hands-on sessions allow participants to learn and test all product functionality for both products.
  • Developer training. This course is designed to provide application developers with knowledge on automation and integration to third-party applications in Acronis Cyber Cloud. This hands-on training allow participants to learn and test all product functionality in the cloud.

The courses will also cover the principle known as the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection. All Acronis solutions are designed to address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security or SAPAS of an organization’s data, applications, and systems.

In addition to the training available for partners, the Acronis #CyberFit Academy will offer programs for its own employees and end users.

“We want the Acronis #CyberFit Academy to be an educational engine for all training and enablement for every member of the Acronis community: from employees to channel partners to end users, and anyone that wants to be #CyberFit. Our goal is to train over a million people by 2022,” said Righter Kunkel, who is heading the Acronis #CyberFit Academy.