cybersecurity expert, Michael Kaplan, mentored the students, bringing his expert insight to the virtual classroom. He clarified topics and expanded upon the lessons contained within Project Ares. As a result of this intensive learning experience, the learners found that Project Ares not only tested their technical skills but also challenged their soft skills such as communication, collaboration, and strategy in a team environment.
“Soft skills are very important in a SOC environment, incredibly overlooked, and underestimated. cybersecurity is 80% people and 20% technology.”
Michael I. Kaplan, Cybersecurity Instructor
“I can see why Michael said teamwork is important because I really had to leverage the group today.I learned things by collaborating in a way that used my soft skills to augment my technical skills. This technique will help me improve as I move forward. Project Ares is fun and a good experience overall.”
The QA Cybersecurity Practice offers the UK’s broadest and deepest end-to-end curriculum of cyber training programmes through its global learning ecosystem of 50+ cyber industry partners, including cyber digital platform providers like Circadence.
- The learning solutions from QA are available across a range of delivery methods, including instructor-led virtual or in-person options.
- Throughout its rich collection of cyber focused Boot Camps, Training Programmes, and Apprenticeships, QA incorporates hands-on Project Ares labs for applied learning.
- These skilling services provide organisations of all sizes with a source of accredited, early-career, and specialised cyber talent.
The mission of the QA Cybersecurity Practice is aligned to the 2022 UK National Cyber Strategy: To strengthen the UK cyber ecosystem by enhancing and expanding the nation’s cyber skills at every level.