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  Q1. What is Information Security?
Information is a valuable business asset and protecting information assets has become one of the most important concerns within organizations spread across business verticals. In the modern networked world this becomes crucial for success and maintaining credibility. Information security is the protection of information from a wide range of threats in order to ensure business continuity, minimize business risk, maximize return on investments and increase business opportunities. With the rapid advances in technology and the ever-increasing sophistication levels of threats to information, global demand for trained and certified IS professionals has grown substantially making it a lucrative career option.
  Q2. What is the demand for Information Security Professionals?
The high growth in demand of IS skills is not matched by a corresponding increase in availability of trained IS professionals. In United States alone, there is an expected shortfall of about 25000-50000 IS professionals over next few years. Based on skills data on IT professionals, it is estimated that in India, less than 2,500 professionals have specific IS skills, which represents a miniscule 0.5% of the IT workforce. Less than 10,000 professionals have a working knowledge of IS. At this rate, by 2010, it is expected to have a shortfall of over 100,000 IS professionals.
  Q3. How to address the Demand Gap for IS professionals?
    Today to meet the increasing demand for IS professionals it has become imperative to impart basic as well as specialized IS training. The topics covered in such a course should include the following:
  • Cryptography
  • Software safety and reliability
  • Network security
  • Secure operating systems
  • Application security
  • Design of Security policies
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Biometrics
  • Security auditing
  Q4. What are the career options after gaining IS skills?
    The various career options available after gaining IS skills are as under:
  • Network Security Systems Manager
  • Network Security Systems Administrator
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Systems/Applications Security Executive
  • Web Security Administrator
  • Web Security Manager
  • Security Auditor
  • Ethical Hacker Data Security Specialist
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Security Manager
  • IT Security Administrator
  • Security Certified Programmer
  • Forensics Investigator

  Q5. What is the uniqueness of MIEL Academy?
One of the key components of MIEL’s services has been the high quality Information Security training programmes, which is carried out through MIEL Academy. MIEL Academy is focused on providing training on various Information Security subjects set at different levels with an objective to facilitate International courses and Certification Programs locally. This is the only training institute in India that specializes on Information Security training.
  Q6. What is Programme in Information Security Management (PRISM)?
PRISM (Programme in Information Security Management) is a one-year program in Information Security Management which can be done in the Full-time Programme and Distance Learning Programme.
  Q7. Why should one do PRISM from MIEL?
MIEL e-Security Pvt. Ltd. is an end-to-end Information Security Solutions company with strong values and a unique business model that has helped service over 1000 premium National and International clients. MIEL helps 21st century enterprises manage their risk exposure efficiently helping organizations to identify and mitigate operational risk, create a security baseline and then maintain acceptable risk to their information assets allowing them to focus on their core competencies.
MIEL e-Security has been providing consulting, technical and training services on Information Security Services to industry leaders in verticals such as BFSI, IT/ITeS, Telecom, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Shipping & Logistics, FMCG, Aviation, Energy and Government.
  Q8. What is the objective of PRISM?
The prime objective of the course is to create trained IS professionals at the middle management level, through proper education to bridge the demand-supply gap of IS professionals across the globe and accelerate the careers of people desirous of entry into the IS field.
  Q9. How is PRISM unique?
    PRISM is the only comprehensive course on Information Security available and is a result of MIEL’s deep insight into IS gained through
  • Consulting across all functional domains of IS in the domestic and international market
  • Training experience of designing and delivering IS programs of diverse nature to Corporate and Certification training
  • Affiliation and alliances with world class information security certifying authorities.
  • Highly qualified and certified trainers contributing their valuable inputs in designing the training content, courseware and delivery.
  Q10. Who should attend PRISM?
    Yes, we can arrange the training at short notice after receipt of the correct/apt requirement.
B.E. / B.Tech./ MCA from a recognized university (Students appearing for the final semester exam can also apply)
B.Sc. / M.Sc. with IT / Electronics / Computer Science from a recognized university (Students appearing for the final semester exam can also apply)
Diploma in IT / Electronics / Computer Science from a recognized Polytechnic Institute. (Students appearing for the final semester exam can also apply)
  Any graduate from a recognized university having up to 2 years of relevant experience in IT industry.
    Working professionals aspiring for Information Security Management
  • Legal, Banking and Finance Professionals
• Chartered Accountants
• Software and Application Programmers / Coders
• System, Network and Database Administrators
• System and Network Engineers
• System and Network Analysts
• Technical Support and Implementation Engineers
  Q11. How is the PRISM programme delivered?
    There are 2 delivery modes of the PRISM programme:
Full-time Programme(FTP) with Classroom training from Monday-Friday (9am – 5pm). Freshers and Professionals willing to invest one-year in the MIEL Academy premise.
  Distance Learning Programme(DLP) with study material, webinars and personal contact sessions For working professionals.
  Q12. What is the selection process?
Applicants will appear for an entrance test conducted by MIEL Academy. The scores in the entrance will decide the scope of the candidate to undergo the Full-time Program or Distance Learning Program.
  Following the entrance test the short listed candidates will be called for a personal interview and assessed by a panel comprising of executives and members of MIEL Academy.
  Admission shall be made on the basis of satisfactory performance at the test and interview only.
  Q13. What are the credentials of the trainers imparting PRISM?
    The trainers are highly qualified, internationally accredited, experienced team of instructors with over 15 years of domain experience on various disciplines of Information Security.
  Q14. What is the PRISM training methodology?
Highly informative and instructional sets with numerous hand-on activities
Security cases/snippets to effectively bridge the gap between academic and industry sectors
Expose to out-of-box scenarios to provide lateral thinking.
Interaction with real-life security scenarios and events to sharpen the skills
Internship and Live Assignments on IS projects.
  Q15. What is the scope of an Education Loan facility for doing PRISM?
MIEL has tied-up with Credila Financial Services – a subsidiary of HDFC Bank, specialized in providing Education Loan. The prospective student will need to complete the formalities as required by Credila to avail the education loan.
  Q16. What is the accreditation of PRISM?
    PRISM is accredited by CSI(Computer Society of India).
  Q17. What is the certification after PRISM training?
    The opportunities on successful completion of the PRISM training are many and quite lucrative.
  • Joint Certification from MIEL and CSI(Computer Society of India)
• Readiness to certifications
  Q18. What is the placement facility provided after completion of PRISM?
Every PRISM student doing the Full-time Programme is provided with the assured placement facility subject to fulfilling the conditions applicable. MIEL provides the placement assurance by mentioning all the points on a legal paper signed by the student.
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