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Advanced training to become a cyber security professional: successful training of first company-own hackers

Our training courses for cyber security professionals (certified by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry) are important continuing education offers in Germany. Data protection experts are rare in today's labor market – which is why we started the part-time training program in 2014 that bridges this gap. In 2017 all of the participants of the first year of the program successfully completed their training and passed their exams at the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce. All of the graduates were given positions at various Telekom Security units.

Deutsche Telekom apprentices and students in cooperative study programs can apply for the two-and-a-half-year part-time course after completion of their vocational training or course of study. If they are accepted, the program is integrated into their regular tasks and supplemented by topic-based and general modules in a variety of formats (classroom courses, e-learning, blended learning). Those who complete the development program receive a certificate for IT security professionals from the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The fourth year of the program started in September 2017 with 12 participants. In 2016 we won third place with our innovative continuing education concept in the "Large Enterprise" category at the Education Awards hosted by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).